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The Interview Process Needs to Be Understood

Many interviewers don’t know how to interview, and the majority of candidates are not sufficiently prepared for the test. Because that situation is a given, a candidate can improve the chances for hire by better understanding the interview process itself and the emotional aspects of the interview.Conversely Business2Community


Business News

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that the economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in (more »)

Career Development

Work-life — It’s Not Really About Balance
Business2Community
A tweet headline today triggered the memory of a discussion I had with a colleague over the weekend about the notion of ‘work-life balance’. My colleague is of the mind that this concept was purposefully made to sound nebulous, and precisely because it’s a myth. “Work-life balance is just corporate (more »)

Business News

Stocks end mixed after Fed delivers no surprises
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing mixed after the Federal Reserve said the economy was strengthening enough for the central bank to continue cutting its stimulus. Bond yields rose Wednesday after the government reported that the U.S. economy grew at a robust annual (more »)

Career Development

Top 7 Reasons to Not Ignore Your Internal Candidate Pool
Business2Community
Back in June of this year, we were having a referral event at our company, and when speaking to an internal employee I was asked why we do not have a strategy in place to recruit our own talent? He said he receives several calls from other employers interested in his skill set, but very few from his (more »)

Business News

7 Mobile Apps To Manage Business On The Go
Business2Community
If you’re a small business owner, you know the importance of being able to work on the move, by always be accessible to your customers, clients, colleagues and employees.There are a number of business apps that are emerging on the market, making it possible to stay on the go while remaining in touch (more »)

Career Development

Arianna Huffington – Interview on How to Avoid Burnout at Work
Business2Community
I spoke to Arianna Huffington, who is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. Her latest book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder (more »)

Interviewing

6 Ways Google Glass Could Change The Job Interview Process
Business2Community
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or so, you will have heard something about the latest gadget to take the tech world by storm – Google Glass. The internet giant’s latest offering is basically a pair of spectacles that can carry out a variety of functions similar to a smartphone (more »)

Job Search Advice

US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's claims (more »)

Interviewing

The Interview Process Needs to Be Understood
Business2Community
Many interviewers don’t know how to interview, and the majority of candidates are not sufficiently prepared for the test. Because that situation is a given, a candidate can improve the chances for hire by better understanding the interview process itself and the emotional aspects of the interview.Conversely (more »)

Job Search Advice

The Resume Secrets We Tell Our Friends and Family
Business2Community
The Grammar Chic, Inc. resume writing team provides professional insights and editorial assistance to jobseekers across the country, day in and day out. As you might imagine, though, the questions about proper resume construction don’t end when we clock out for the day. Friends and family members, (more »)

Interviewing

Look The Part: Getting the Interview Dress Code Right
Business2Community
It would be unfair to judge a person’s ability to do a job with how one looks, but sadly, looks do matter, and to land the right job you should know how to dress right. From wearing a well-tapered trousers to a casual finely fitted suit to not chewing gum during an interview, the tips you can have (more »)

Job Search Advice

Boomerang Employees: Would You Work for a Former Company?
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Anna Williams ~ A growing number of Americans may have more in common with LeBron James than they might think.No, not everyone can be a 6-foot-8-inch multimillionaire MVP. But when it comes to their career moves, more and more employees are following in James’ footsteps in one key (more »)

Personal Finance

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent
The Associated Press
Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again. The Hartford, Connecticut, company said Tuesday it now expects full-year adjusted earnings (more »)

Tech News

Using Software Lead Generation to Improve Old Skills
Business2Community
One of the biggest problems in marketing business software is contending with the folks who fear the technology. At times these fears are baseless, but other times these aren’t so much fears as they are legitimate concerns. Among the most notable is that new technology often diminishes time-honored (more »)

Personal Finance

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. While the administration was publicly assuring (more »)

Tech News

Why Customer Service Technology Can’t Replace Humans
Business2Community
Remember when self-checkout and mobile e-commerce were considered “futuristic” technology? How about when only the brand-spanking-new gas stations had pay-at-the pump? That wasn’t very long ago. And today, we stand once again at the threshold of a new era in customer service technology. What does that (more »)

Personal Finance

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience (more »)

Tech News

Google And Girls: What Code Has To Do With It
Business2Community
It’s a man’s world – well, at least in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) where the population of male professionals dominate these professions. But, not everyone is happy to keep it that way and there are some bold companies making moves to try to close this gender and skills gap. Google (more »)


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