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How To Get Promoted At Work

If you work in a large organization and are ambitious for career progression then here are a number of tips to help you gain promotion. 1. Do your job well. I know that this is stating the obvious but it is the starting point. For promotion it is a necessary but not a sufficient requirement that you Business2Community


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

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 »)

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

Money Mic: I ‘Leaned Out’ of Corporate America for My Kids—the Man’s Take
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Via LearnVest By Scott Diaz*, as told to Marianne Hayes - In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, one man explains why, at 40, he chose to give up a corporate career to (more »)

Business News

Janet Yellen: Rising Income Inequality Could Seriously Harm The U.S. Economy
Huffington Post
The Federal Reserve is sounding increasingly alarmed about income inequality. "The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concern me," Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech at an inequality conference in Boston on Friday. Her comments come just days after Swiss (more »)

Career Development

5 Essential Tools to Help Manage Your To Do List and Get Things Done
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Whatever your line of work, project management is important — even if this is as simple as a to do list on a scrap of paper. There are countless tools that you can use to help keep on top of what you need to get done, and it makes sense to turn to an online service so you can synchronize your to do (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

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 »)

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

Man vs. Woman: Who Would You Rather Have for a Boss?
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Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz - Quick: Who would you choose to be your manager? Miranda Priestly, the icy magazine editor in "The Devil Wears Prada," or Ari Gold, the money-mad Hollywood agent in "Entourage"? Right now you’re probably weighing the scenarios: In one, you're running across town to fetch (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

US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth. The Labor Department said Thursday (more »)

Personal Finance

More Jobs, Less Money: Why Companies Aren’t Giving Raises
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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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