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Merry Christmas Job Seekers! Seasonal Hiring Is Underway

Merry Christmas Job Seekers! The seasonal holiday hiring season is underway, and the prospects of landing a job is expected to be better than in 2013. A report released by outplacement firm Challenger, Grey & Christmas , estimates that more than 800,000 seasonal workers could be added to company Business2Community


Business News

Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent last month following a flat reading (more »)

Career Development

How To Be More Persuasive At Work
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Little is accomplished alone. To achieve complex goals, we often must rely upon the hard work and cooperation from those around us. Therefore, our ability to be persuasive will either further our capacity to lead a successful, lucrative career or it will greatly hinder our odds of achieving our (more »)

Business News

How Is Your Small Business Managing Millennials In The Workplace?
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One of the many challenges small businesses face today is integrating and managing Millennial employees with other generations of their workforce. Millennials are the newest generation of workers, and when they enter the job market they have specific expectations that your other staff may not. It’s (more »)

Career Development

How to Be a Ridiculously Successful Customer Service Employee
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My first ever customer service job was working at McDonalds when I was 13 years old. My most recent customer service position began in 2007 when I was working in a contact centre answering 100 calls/day and speaking to customers with different personality types, motivations and aversions. For anyone (more »)

Business News

US stands strong despite fear over global slowdown
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. The Dow Jones industrial average has lost 874 points since Oct. 8, largely over worries about another recession in Europe, a slowdown in China and world-spanning (more »)

Career Development

Start Up And Grow
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Most people hear the phrase “start up” and automatically think it only refers to owning your own company. The truth is, we are all in start up mode every time we start something new. This can mean a new job, new role in your company, moving to a new city, a new relationship, or starting a new week (more »)

Interviewing

How To Answer The “What Has Been Your Biggest Achievement?” Question
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When it comes to job interviews, it goes without saying that some questions are always more likely to crop up than others, regardless of the role you’ve applied for and the industry you work in. Now, we’ve covered a lot of these questions and how to answer them before in our ‘Interview Advice‘ section, (more »)

Job Search Advice

Big City Boom: Why Millennials Are Shunning Small Towns
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz - It sounds like the setup for a romantic comedy: the bright-eyed 20-something raised in small-town America moves to the Big City to pursue a dream career. As it turns out, this scenario is less the stuff of movies and more the stuff of reality—Millennial men and women (more »)

Interviewing

‘I Bombed a Job Interview’: 10 People Reveal the Mistakes That Cost Them a Gig
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Molly Triffin - When it comes to fear-inducing situations, job interviews are right up there with public speaking and first dates. In fact, a recent survey found that 92% of people feel interview anxiety, citing doubt over their qualifications, whether they'd be able to answer questions (more »)

Job Search Advice

How To Approach Employers On LinkedIn
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LinkedIn is an amazing resource for finding out everything you want to know about companies and the people who work there. It can also be a great way of making connections with employers that could offer you a job or valuable work experience in the future. This is all well and good but there is an etiquette (more »)

Interviewing

Interviewing with an Uneducated Interviewer
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The Uneducated Interviewer You have likely encountered the uneducated interviewer ! It is my claim that most hiring managers have never been trained to interview candidates. I just finished reading Who  by Geoff Smart and Randy Street. This book is the bible on how to interview for A players. They (more »)

Job Search Advice

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Networking with Your Colleagues
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Have you ever received a friend request on Facebook from a work colleague? If so, you might have been hesitant to accept it, but feared you couldn’t refuse because it might send the wrong message. When put on the spot to connect with your boss, manager, or another coworker, you might not have any choice (more »)

Personal Finance

More Jobs, Less Money: Why Companies Aren’t Giving Raises
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz - If you’re looking to land a new gig sometime soon, you’re in luck, as U.S. businesses are hiring at a steady pace. But if you’re banking on a big raise at the end of the year? Well, don’t get your hopes up. That’s according to the latest quarterly survey by the National (more »)

Tech News

AT&T Martian Notifier Smartwatch Unboxing Review
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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

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women
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Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families, 1 and they do more than twice the amount of cooking and cleaning, and caring for children. 2 As an employer, you can help your female employees (and their male counterparts too) protect themselves and their families with (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

The Retirement Gender Gap: Why Women’s Nest Eggs Fall Short
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz - The answer seems obvious: The worker who is most diligent about saving for retirement should also be the one who ends up with the largest nest egg … right? Not exactly. And the answer to who ends up with more savings in the end seems to fall along gender lines. A new Vanguard (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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