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Bridging the Gap to Job Success

Have you ever traveled a career path only to encounter a cliff with no way to advance over to the other side (hypothetically of course)? If so, did you set up camp and think that this is as good as it gets or did you become determined to reach your destiny and started “bridging the gap” Business2Community


Business News

Stock markets cautious ahead of release of Fed minutes
The Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors became cautious ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent to 7,005.79 and Germany's DAX dropped 0.3 percent (more »)

Career Development

3 Ways to Fast-Track Your Career and Get to Where You Want to Be Already
The Daily Muse
I considered myself an ambitious person when I started my career, yet I listened to what everyone said about having to put in my time. Rack up some points. Earn my stripes. Problem is, this method takes time. Years, possibly even decades. Even though this is what I was trained to expect, I never felt (more »)

Business News

Surge in home construction is lifting hopes for US economy
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. housing market has given a sudden jolt to what appeared to be a slumping economy. Builders broke ground on homes last month at the fastest pace in more than seven years. The stepped-up construction is helping boost sales at stores like Home Depot (more »)

Career Development

3 Steps to Confronting a Co-worker (That Don't Involve Either of You Crying)
The Daily Muse
Let’s start with that word: confrontation . Every day of every work week, people avoid confrontations because they don’t want to address (or create!) hostility at work. Nor do they want to antagonize their co-workers, subordinates, or superiors with contrary principles or ideas. And that’s (more »)

Business News

J.C. Penney posts smaller 1Q loss, raises sales guidance
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. on Wednesday raised its guidance for a key sales measure while reporting a narrower loss in the first quarter than it had a year ago. The results offered some encouragement for investors worried about the company's slow turnaround. Penney (more »)

Career Development

How to Uncover the Career Opportunities Hiding in Plain Sight
The Daily Muse
Some people have all the career luck. You know the ones I’m talking about: They get to attend all the special conferences, give the important presentations, and land the high-profile assignments. And they never have to look for jobs—the best jobs seem to find them . How the heck do they (more »)

Interviewing

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview
Business2Community
So, finally the phone rings and the caller ID displays the name of a company you sent your résumé to. The caller is from the company’s human resources department and wants to schedule you for an in-person interview. Fantastic, this is music to your ears, but what now? Are you prepared? Do you have (more »)

Job Search Advice

#GirlsWithToys Campaign Proves Once And For All That Women Have A Place In STEM
Huffington Post
Here's yet another reminder that women totally kick ass in any field they want. Shrinivas Kulkarni, astronomy and planetary science professor at the California Institute of Technology, was featured in an interview with NPR on Saturday. While speaking on astronomers, the professor said, "many scientists (more »)

Interviewing

How To Find, Interview, Hire, And Onboard Employees
Business2Community
Congratulations! You’re ready to hire employees. But that’s easier said than done. How do you find the best people? And once you’ve found them, how do you convince them to come work for you? These are exhausting questions, especially when you need relief now. In this post, I’ll discuss how to find, (more »)

Job Search Advice

A Great Way to Figure Out Your Dream Job (Without Quitting Your Current One)
The Daily Muse
Are you looking for career enlightenment? Confused as to how to find it when you have a full-time job? Believe it or not, volunteering is one way to discover your dream job, while still working regular hours. Volunteering can provide clarity about the things you love (or don’t) in your career. (more »)

Interviewing

Job Interview Tips For Mature People
Business2Community
To start with, here are some statistics: Only 28% of workers 55 and older find jobs within one year versus 71% of those aged 25 to 35, reports Career Builder. 63% of workers 55 and older applied for positions at lower levels than their previous jobs. 48% of workers 55 and older found positions (more »)

Job Search Advice

How to Survive an Endless Job Hunt Without Losing It
The Daily Muse
Telling you that it’s “tough out there” is a bit like saying the sun’s hot or that the Kardashians love attention—it’s self-evident, particularly if you’ve been hunting for a job and are tired of the endless rounds of leads and interviews that never seem to (more »)

Personal Finance

7 Scams That Can Absolutely Wreck Your Finances
Huffington Post
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Identity theft, imposter scams, charity scams, Medicare scams—the ways crooks have devised to bilk you out of your money seem endless. And the amount of money they take is staggering. In 2012 (the most recent statistics available) there were 16.6 million victims of (more »)

Tech News

22 Tips to Rock Twitter Conversations Like a Boss
Business2Community
You hear your colleagues, corporate management, friends and even teens rave about how crazy amazing Twitter and other social networks are. They brag about how many people they have met, relationships nurtured and rocked. The are excited about new partnerships, friendships and opportunities that all (more »)

Personal Finance

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage up for 3rd straight week
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the third straight week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.85 percent this week from 3.80 percent a week earlier. The rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages (more »)

Tech News

The Smartphone: Your New Central Nervous System
Business2Community
Walk down any street or take a quick subway ride and you see plenty of people with their eyes on their phones. There’s no question that smartphones have taken on a central role in our lives, and the stats are in to prove it – for instance, at this point more people access the internet via phones and (more »)

Personal Finance

Could This Be The Key To Closing The Gender Pay Gap?
Huffington Post
It's no secret that full-time working women trail their male counterparts in average annual earnings. According to the White House, women make just 77 percent of what men earn -- a dismal statistic that small business expert Ellen Rohr hopes to change by pushing for more transparent payment practices (more »)

Tech News

Twitter founder feeling 'Super' as he heads in new direction
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Biz Stone knows abandoning a struggling project to try something else can be a smart move. After all, he was part of a team that dumped the seldom-heard podcasting service Odeo nearly a decade ago to work on a new idea called Twitter that transformed how people communicate (more »)


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