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Be Found to Be Hired: The 20 Best Keywords for Your Job Search

Having the right keywords in your social profile, particularly in LinkedIn and Google Plus, is critical to making yourself visible to recruiters and hiring managers who are often searching through them for qualified job candidates. With the right keywords in your social profile, your profile will appear Huffington Post

Business News

US stocks open modestly higher; J&J gains
The Associated Press
The U.S. stock market opened slightly higher on Tuesday, extending a modest rally as investors weighed a slate of corporate earnings. Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson's quarterly earnings rose and Coca-Cola's matched Wall Street's expectations. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard (more »)
Zebra to spend $3.45B on Motorola business
The Associated Press
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (AP) Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical. The acquisition would broaden the bar-code company's logistics capabilities (more »)
Aaron's buys Progressive Finance, cuts outlook
The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Furniture leasing company Aaron's has agreed to buy online rent-to-own finance company Progressive Finance Holdings for $700 million in cash in a bid to turn around its business even as it cut its first-quarter outlook. Meanwhile, Aaron's also said it rejected (more »)

Career Development

Go Tell it on the Mountain
Huffington Post
Time for true confessions...again....Here goes:From the mountain....I spent an entire weekend with entrepreneurs, doers of cool and great things; creative creator types; people who care about people, the world and the environment; successful business people who transcend mere digital ideas...and no (more »)
Pay Attention to the Weather of Business and Life, and Don't Steer Into an Iceberg
Huffington Post
By Bob PorterUCF Forum columnist A big part of my day is spent thinking about improving business strategy and developing a competitive advantage. It's what I do in the classroom, as director of UCF's executive development center, and when I help other businesses. It even spills over into the cycling (more »)
The Pitfalls of Perfectionism in Entrepreneurship
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"Perfection is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough -- that we should try again."-- Julia Cameron"The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form."-- Stanley (more »)

Interviewing

How Do I Create a Positive Applicant Experience?
Business2Community
Time is money for everyonejob seekers and recruiters alike. So it shouldnt come as a surprise that were all searching for a simplified (yet still effective) way to do things. A recruiter needs an efficient way to bring in the best talent, and applicants need employment. Seems straight forward enough, (more »)
Hiring Horrors!
Huffington Post
HIRING HORRORS are the worst kinds of hiring problems because they take place in situations where everything seems just fine. What's a HIRING HORROR?Picture the bad scary movie where the happy, good- looking teenagers are sitting around the campfire in the middle of the midnight woods singing folk songs. (more »)
Why Employers Look for Fit
Business2Community
Your first goal when looking for a job is to get an interview . You offer your candidacy by submitting your rsum. The challenge is that youre in competition with a large number of very qualified applicants. If youre lucky, your rsum gets you an interview. The decision to invite you for this coveted (more »)

Job Search Advice

Dealing With The Skills Gap
Huffington Post
There is no question that a shortage of skilled labor -- people qualified to work in modern manufacturing -- is a major problem for most U.S. manufacturers. Our schools simply do not prepare enough young people for work in industry and the government's training programs are broken. Our continuing failure (more »)
Mindsets About Women and Work Need a Reboot
Huffington Post
The headlines last week were that the number of stay-at-home moms is rising. A new Pew Research Center analysis of government data finds that after decades of remaining flat, the percentage of mothers who do not have jobs have jumped up from 23 percent to 29 percent. The real story, however, is the (more »)
Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage
The Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest. At a ceremony in the (more »)

Personal Finance

Love & Taxes: Deducting a Significant Other
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Julia Chang ~ Love, companionship, emotional supportthese are all benefits of being in a happy relationship. But can you add tax breaks to that list? If you support a partner financiallyeven if youre not marriedyou just might be able to count your loved one as a dependent on your taxes, (more »)
Report projects health care costs to dip slightly
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance subsidies under the so-called "Obamacare" plan (more »)
Obama reiterates call for equal pay for women
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is making his case for equal pay for women a leading election-year issue for Democrats. Obama says in his weekly radio and Internet address that it's an embarrassment that women earn less than men even in the same professions and (more »)

Tech News

From $2M to $2B in 18 Months: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Oculus VR
Huffington Post
As I'm sure you've already read, Facebook recently acquired Oculus Virtual Reality for $2 billion.This is a huge deal... and here's why: Brief Company Timeline: August 2012 -- Oculus Rift raises $2.5M on Kickstarter June 2013 -- Oculus Rift raises $16M in venture capital December 2013 -- Oculus (more »)
Heartbleed: Why Changing Your Passwords Isn't Enough
Huffington Post
The Heartbleed bug has sent a shockwave through the Internet, as millions of users try to take stock of all of the accounts they've ever created and figure out how to change their passwords. Too bad their passwords are just the beginning of the problem.Given the reach of Heartbleed and how long the (more »)
Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars
The Associated Press
MUMBAI, India (AP) Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology. (more »)


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