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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

Walmart Workers Win New Policies; Will They Extend to Workers Down Walmart's Supply Chain?
Huffington Post
As the saying goes, "When we fight, we win!" Walmart workers who are members of the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) demonstrated this clearly with two recent victories. First, Walmart is instituting a new scheduling policy that will allow workers to know when additional shifts (more »)
Morgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses. Morgan Stanley earned $1.4 billion, up from $1.2 billion in (more »)
US factory output extended solid gains in March
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products. The Federal Reserve said (more »)

Career Development

Are You A Trustworthy Employee? Skills to Highlight to Show Dependability
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In todays job market, employers certainly have their pick of candidatesbut that does not mean they will take anyone who sends in an application. Even with all the right skills and experience, companies want to hire individuals who exude confidence; as an employer, it is the only way to know you can (more »)
Five Tips Friday: Allocating Time
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There has been a rash of articles lately about how people are taking pride in how busy they are. Take this article from Slate, for example, that states youre not as busy as you say you are. Even if you really are as busy as you say you are, there are probably ways to spend and allocate your time a (more »)
Social and Digital Technology Trends: 9 Take-Aways for YOU
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Here are some of my thoughts about what never-ending social and digital technology trends mean for professionals in all functional areas, at all career stages, and in organizations of all types and sizes (in other words, everyone!). Armed with this knowledge and insight, I hope folks will give serious (more »)

Interviewing

The Profile of an Ideal Job Seeker
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One of my career coaching clients recently asked me what the profile of an ideal job-seeker is. Career building and job-seeking consulting has been my profession for over thirteen years and after a career in advertising and retained executive recruiting. But in all that time, I had not thought about (more »)
10 Admirable Attributes Of A Great Employee (Infographic)
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What makes a great employee? We often post about how to improve current styles of management, but company culture and employee engagement is a two sided gig. Employees need to be performing awesomely in order to have a amazing culture within their office, and, more importantly, so an organization (more »)
How Do I Create a Positive Applicant Experience?
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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 »)

Job Search Advice

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department says unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and (more »)
Strategizing Your Career Change: What You Need to Know
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While some economic experts profess that class change in the United States is limited, people are becoming more apt to take action to become upwardly mobile. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 40 percent of all people seeking new jobs are also trying to change careers. Changing careers, however, (more »)
The Willy-Nilly of LinkedIn Endorsements
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It is no secret, and evident from my previous blog posts, that LinkedIn is my favored social media network for personal branding and job search. What is not to like? With LinkedIn you can build and expand on your resume, provide an e-portfolio as evidence of your best work, connect with professionals (more »)

Personal Finance

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announcement Thursday that 8 million (more »)
Why Images of Women Keep Growing in Financial Ads
Huffington Post
NOTE: THIS FIRST APPEARED ON THE HBR BLOG 4/17/14: Financial services firms want to reach more women; so I conclude from data presented by Pamela Grossman of Getty Images at SXSW this year. According to data collected by Getty, financial firms are buying 20 percent more stock photos of women today (more »)
More Proof That American Health Care Prices Are Sky-High
Huffington Post
As anyone who's ever paid a health insurance premium or a hospital bill knows, medical care is expensive. What Americans may not know is that residents of other countries don't pay nearly as much for the same things.The latest data from the International Federation of Health Plans, an industry group (more »)

Tech News

Facebook’s “Nearby Friends” Is More About Discovering Friends Than New People, Gets Its Location Sharing Right Though
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In 2012 serendipitous discovery of people via apps was labelled as the next big thing in the Valley. You were expected to open your phone and up pops a list of potential new best friends. You walk to them, say hello and buy a drink to let the conversations happen. That cool it was and it was supposed (more »)
What Not To Do On Facebook Once You Friend Your Boss
Huffington Post
So, you've made the unfortunate decision of friending your boss on Facebook. First things first, check out your Facebook history and make sure you don't have any embarrassing photos or statuses. All clear? Now, make sure you do none of the following. Talk about creeping on your co-workers Keep it in (more »)
What to Do to Make Your Website Responsive
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If you have a website that is optimized for mobile devices, you may not have any interest in this blog article. However, if you dont, you may wish to read on because the information that is presented here will probably prove valuable to you. What to do to engage others When it comes to marketing (more »)


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