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4 Lessons That Got Me My Dream Job (And How You Can Too)

This is a true story. It’s the story of how I got my job here at Officevibe as the Growth Manager. There are a few important lessons that I’ll share for job seekers about how they can really stand out from the crowd. First, some background on why I’m writing this post altogether. Last week, I released Business2Community


Business News

American recovery drives the dollar sharply higher
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood. A strengthening American economy, combined with a gloomy outlook for growth elsewhere, is pushing the U.S. currency sharply higher. The dollar (more »)

Career Development

4 Motivational Melodies to Help You Communicate on Social Media
Business2Community
Decades ago, Marvin Gaye crooned about hearing news through the grapevine. This 1968 hit was around long before the likes of social media, but let’s be honest – social media is the digital grapevine of our time. Drawing on the inspiration of singers like Gaye, we’ve created a musically inspired list (more »)

Business News

Chiquita to talk with potential buyers
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Not even a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita will open its books to them. Should Chiquita eventually see eye-to-eye with the investment firm Safra Group and Cutrale Group, a juice company, it could scuttle a (more »)

Career Development

Don’t Rely on Your Past Accomplishments
Business2Community
This simple act could really stifle your performance going forward.Right now, I am firmly in the middle of my professional career. I am a Generation X person. I see a number of executives in their upper 60’s and 70’s and some people never stop. Other people’s performance has fallen off substantially. (more »)

Business News

Are Women As Capable as Men in Business?
Business2Community
In 1972, women represented 38 percent of the workforce. Thirty years later, a 2012 study reports that  women now constitute 47 percent of the workforce , just three percent shy of equal representation. The future is now. Future of Work is here, and as businesses become increasingly technologically (more »)

Career Development

Breaking Down Barriers: How to Go With the Flow
Business2Community
No matter what career you are in or what point you are at in your career, there will always come a time when a new barrier or challenge presents itself to you.  Big or small we all faces challenges on a daily basis and how we respond to them will often decide the future outcome.  The key when facing (more »)

Interviewing

The Anatomy of the Job Interview
Business2Community
There are a few basics that every person who’s preparing for, or facing a job interview, should know. what are the types of questions the interviewer might ask? Here are a few examples. The common interview questions. There are probably 20 or 30 common questions typically asked in interviews. (more »)

Job Search Advice

Ways to Get Help While in Transition
Business2Community
The first question is, Why do you need help to start with? After all, in the past, you were always able to find jobs. Well, today things are different. There aren’t many open jobs to begin with, and the competition for those few is fierce. So, let’s think about good reasons to get assistance. (more »)

Interviewing

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile as a Recent College Grad
Business2Community
It has been about four months since the class of 2014 received their congratulatory ceremonies in what is often considered as a milestone in their lives. It is also a time where countless seniors are entering their final year of eternal sunshine. The reality of the situation is that many students leave (more »)

Job Search Advice

How To Take the Perfect Profile Picture For LinkedIn
Business2Community
There are lots of detailed (and overly complicated) guides on how to create the perfect profile picture for LinkedIn, but really, the simplest and most obvious thing to do is to use your common sense. Dress Properly LinkedIn is the professional social network, which means you need to keep it clean (more »)

Interviewing

How to Avoid Bad Hires: 5 Job Structure & Work Style Questions to Ask
Business2Community
There’s no denying HR representatives are responsible for a number of vital company operations. Recruiting and hiring are arguably among the most important of these responsibilities. That’s because one bad hire costs 66 percent of companies anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 per year. And that doesn’t (more »)

Job Search Advice

Building Confidence by Staying in a Positive State of Mind
Business2Community
Any sales professional will tell you that their numbers will significantly decline or raise with their expectations. Much of this has to stem from the fact that individuals who expect negative outcomes will become less resilient, utilize a mere fraction of their creative mindset and will appear (more »)

Personal Finance

Financial Health in Later Years: The Data and How Employers Can Help
Business2Community
Time flies by, the old adage goes—and so will most workers’ savings as they enter retirement unless they tend to their financial health now. It’s a concern for employers, who want their workers staying in the workforce because they want to, not because they have to. Fortunately, research says employers (more »)

Tech News

AT&T Martian Notifier Smartwatch Unboxing Review
Business2Community
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

Study: Want lower gas prices? Ship more oil abroad
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Exporting more U.S. crude around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the U.S. economy, according to a new study released Tuesday. While the conclusion may be counter-intuitive, the reasoning is straightforward: Exports (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

Senior Americans burdened with student debt
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments. (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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