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Networking Your Personal Brand
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If you want to grow your contacts and business, then networking is the best way to do so . Keep in mind that networking isn’t a quick fix for sales, though; it’s an investment in getting to know other people. As marketing coach and author John Jantsch put it, “It’s never about the sale, it’s always (more »)

Career Development

The Working Mom: Balancing a PR Career & Being a New Mom
Business2Community
Being a parent, not to mention a new parent, is hard. Things like colic, teething and your child’s first broken bone, can leave you feeling exhausted and helpless – and that is all before you step foot in the office. I recently read Arik Hanson’s blog post that questions whether or not PR agencies are (more »)

Business News

America Has More Low-Paying Jobs Than Any Other Developed Country
Huffington Post
America may be exceptional in many ways, but it also tops the charts of a new, troubling ranking. The U.S. has more low-paying jobs than any other country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic group of 34 developed countries, according to a research note released (more »)

Career Development

Work/Life Balance For Young Professionals Is Actually Possible
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A few weeks ago, eZanga talked about work/life balance for executives. The responses, such as working at home close to your family, aren’t something anyone can do. Especially those of us who are just starting to build our careers. Can you imagine walking into your boss’s office and going, “Hey, so (more »)

Business News

Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. The idea, long (more »)

Career Development

Creativity – Does It Die From Structure?
Business2Community
The creative era Most people would agree that creativity is the mother of innovation. We have entered the creative era, where the ability to innovate and constantly adapt to change will determine our chances of success. Since innovation is high on most companies’ agenda we are often involved in conversations (more »)

Interviewing

How to Find (and Hire) the Best Recent College Grads
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Ask any hiring manager about the practice of hiring recent college graduates and you’re likely to get a strong opinion — be it a glowing recommendation, or a cautionary tale.  It’s true that young people are perceived a certain way in the world, and job recruitment is no different.  But the truth is (more »)

Job Search Advice

Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they (more »)

Interviewing

Employers: 5 Things To Consider When Reviewing A Portfolio
Business2Community
Portfolios are common parts of job applications, especially in the digital industry. Whether they’re copywriting portfolios, examples of graphic design work or summaries of the candidate’s best web development projects, it’s fair to say that during the hiring process, you’ll more than likely stumble (more »)

Job Search Advice

Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell in 15 and was unchanged in 11. Hiring picked up in 35 states, (more »)

Interviewing

Selling Yourself Requires Plot and Narrative
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Selling yourself requires both: Strong Plot, and Interesting Narrative . Tom Durkin at his final ceremony after calling his last horse race. Living in Saratoga Springs, NY and going to the oldest racecourse in the United States, I became a fan of announcer Tom Durkin who communicates (more »)

Job Search Advice

Selling Yourself Requires Plot and Narrative
Business2Community
Selling yourself requires both: Strong Plot, and Interesting Narrative . Tom Durkin at his final ceremony after calling his last horse race. Living in Saratoga Springs, NY and going to the oldest racecourse in the United States, I became a fan of announcer Tom Durkin who communicates (more »)

Personal Finance

More insurers to offer health law plans next year
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president's health care law. The Health and Human Services department on Tuesday reported a net increase of 63 insurers joining the market in 43 (more »)

Tech News

AT&T Martian Notifier Smartwatch Unboxing Review
Business2Community
In today’s world, people still buy watches first and foremost for fashion. The Martian Notifier smartwatch brings the convenience of notifications to a fashion-forward timepiece at a down-to-earth price. The Martian Notifier is an attractive, colorful analog wristwatch with an integrated OLED readout (more »)

Personal Finance

Security Alert: Why Losing Your Phone Is Worse Than Losing Your Wallet
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There has been a recurring thought concerning mobile phone security that has been on my mind lately, and as I have been discussing it with clients, it is beginning to make me nervous to know that others out there may not be as aware. It started with this article I read that discusses the lack of support (more »)

Tech News

Stocks break two-day losing streak as Apple gains
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing slightly higher as the market breaks a two-day slump. Apple was in focus again. The company gained 3 percent a day after announcing a mobile payment system, new iPhones and a smartwatch. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sank 3 percent (more »)

Personal Finance

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts (more »)

Tech News

Why People Don’t Get Google+
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Google+ is a great social network. I can’t count the number of people I’ve said that to and they didn’t really believe me. People are constantly dissing this particular network even though it really has more intelligent conversation going on than many other networks. Why? Maybe it’s because you just (more »)


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