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7 Ways NOT to Impress a Recruiter

Earlier this year I wrote a post called How to Impress a Recruiter which was wildly popular. It was a story about how someone used Twitter, blogs, and research to help a person stand out from other candidates. As a recruiter, it is not easy to knock my socks off. I really appreciate someone who goes Business2Community


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
LearnVest
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 »)

Business News

Two-Thirds Of America's Biggest Retailers Are Worried About Flat Wages
Huffington Post
It's not just middle-class America that is feeling the crunch of dismal wages and stubborn unemployment levels. Even the corporations that sign the paychecks say workers aren't making enough money. Sixty-eight percent of the top 100 retail companies in the U.S. -- a group that includes, Walmart, Apple, (more »)

Career Development

Freelancers – Know Your Weaknesses!
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Working from home is the dream of many, and certainly there is money to be made! The opportunities for freelancing are growing exponentially, as technology continues to improve methods by which job tasks can be accomplished from anywhere. According to Forbes Magazine , there continue to be huge and (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

Man vs. Woman: Who Would You Rather Have for a Boss?
LearnVest
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

Referrals Are Still KING When Hiring Employees
Business2Community
Recruiting. It is made to be so hard. There is so much talk about the active and passive candidate. Who is the best fit for the role? Where do you find them? What are the best tools to find candidates. The way I see it is companies need to be smart about the recruiting process. For recruiters, is vitally (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 »)

Interviewing

Am I Creating a Positive Applicant Experience?
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HR teams are understandably concerned with filling positions quickly while finding the best candidates possible. Delivering a positive applicant experience is a proven way to achieve these goals, as well as to reinforce the organization’s overall brand and create goodwill. But what does it take to (more »)

Job Search Advice

How To Figure Out What To Do With Your Life
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I cannot believe the time has come. I am a senior in college! Graduation is quickly approaching and in a short seven months my academic career will be behind me. With my diploma in hand, I will be eager to begin a new chapter in my life. Clearly, it is time to face reality. Along with millions of other (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

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

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

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 Financial Upside to Fatherhood: Do Dads Make More?
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz - Ah, the joys of fatherhood. Kissing your kids goodnight, teaching them to tie their shoes, watching their first Little League games and … scoring a higher salary? While few fathers become parents for the purpose of getting a pay bump, kids do seem to mean more money. (more »)

Tech News

Why People Don’t Get Google+
Business2Community
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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