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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

A job interview is the final step before getting the job. It’s the most critical step because if the candidate does not convince the decision maker of being the ideal candidate, the job goes to someone else. Preparing for the interview is not to be taken lightly. To win this tough competition, Business2Community


Business News

Chiquita Bananas Could Face Boycott Over Plan To Ditch America
Huffington Post
Chiquita may be the next major corporation to split from the U.S. to avoid taxes. The banana giant rejected a $625 million buyout bid by Brazilian orange behemoth Cutrale Group and conglomerate Safra Group on Thursday and said it means to go ahead with a planned merger with Irish rival Fyffes. The combined (more »)

Career Development

How the Bullet Journal Cured Idea Overload Syndrome
Business2Community
Last week I shared with members of my list that I suffer from Idea Overload Syndrome or as I like to call it IOS and I promised I’d share a few ideas on how I handle IOS. Let’s dive in! I’m an entrepreneur, and there’s never a shortage of ideas, projects or new software I’d love to try out in my business, (more »)

Business News

Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet.
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to (more »)

Career Development

Jump on The Freelance Revolution Bandwagon
Business2Community
In sports, talented athletes look forward to the day they become free agents. Then, they can then shop their services around to the highest bidder or look for the best “working” environment. Aren’t freelancers in many ways the business world equivalent of professional athlete free agents? This is (more »)

Business News

Employment Dynamic Has Shifted: Understand Benefits of ‘The Alliance’
Business2Community
Companies are in constant competition to attract and retain talented employees. One dynamic which challenges todays workplace is the flawed relationship between employers and employees. Many new and successful companies assert that this is because the relationship is based on an outdated model. (more »)

Career Development

How to Say No To Your Boss
Business2Community
You all had times where your boss wants you to take on a new assignment or asks you to do something that is outside of your job description. In this case, you have two options. You will either do whatever your boss says or push back. However, you should be careful when pushing back your boss’s (more »)

Interviewing

5 Job Interview Questions Designed To Trip You Up
Business2Community
It’s the human element that makes interviewing for a job so tricky, so daunting. You can hold all the practice interviews and rehearse all the canned answers you want, but at the end of the day you’re going to be sitting across from another human being, who can ask nearly any question that springs (more »)

Job Search Advice

Didn’t Get The Results You Wanted? 6 Top Tips On How To Get A Graduate Job Regardless!
Business2Community
So you’ve finally finished your degree, got your results and even graduated by this point! But there’s just one problem… your grade not be as high as you expected. At the moment you may be feeling like the only person who didn’t do so well and that you’re never going to get a decent job in your wildest (more »)

Interviewing

How to Interview at a Startup
Business2Community
I know there are posts out there about tips for startup interviews, but a lot of them are written by reporters.  And though extremely well written, I thought I’d write a piece on what we actually look for when we hire (which is often) at my startup.  I get asked a lot – what do you look for in a potential (more »)

Job Search Advice

Unemployment rises in most US states in July
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor Department (more »)

Interviewing

Top 7 Mistakes That Managers Make When Hiring People
Business2Community
Selecting a new employee is one of the most important decisions that a manager has to make – yet it is often approached in a casual manner. If you are recruiting someone for your team then be sure to avoid these common errors: 1. No clear job description. What are the essential duties of the position? (more »)

Job Search Advice

Negotiating Salary From the Employer’s Point of View
Business2Community
After recruiting all levels of job seekers for the past decade, I’ve come to understand that many people lack a true understanding of how to negotiate salary. The most common mistake we have seen is that interviewees do not know how to accurately gauge if a company is likely to be amenable to accepting (more »)

Personal Finance

6 Money-Saving Back-to-School Calculators
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Katie Simon ~ Remember that old Texas Instruments calculator that you used to drag to calculus? The giant one that didn't even fit in your pocket? We do, too, and we don't miss those exam-filled days. But it was still fun to know that you could punch a bunch of complicated numbers into (more »)

Tech News

Cyborgs: Weird Or Weirdly Awesome?
Business2Community
The term cyborg might not be a word you use in your everyday vocabulary, but it is a term that might make its way into everyday language in the very near future.(Consider the term, “biometrics” and how that concept has permeated into our regular conversations when we discuss wearable tech and sports (more »)

Personal Finance

3 Financial Advisers Dish: How to Whip Your Budget Into Shape for Fall
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Meghan Rabbitt ~ After a summer spent likely throwing a bit too much financial caution to the wind—all those al fresco dinners out!—chances are your budget may be in need of some TLC. What's that, you say? Autumn is eons away? Well, we're here to tell you that fall is filled with a (more »)

Tech News

US won't reveal records on health website security
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing (more »)

Personal Finance

Financial Goals Guide: Money To-Dos for Your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Marisa Torrieri ~ They say wisdom comes with age—but it’s never too early (or late!) to start making smart money moves. How do we know? Well, after culling some of the most popular goals that our premium LearnVest users are working toward, we found that the more things change, the more (more »)

Tech News

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and (more »)

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