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This job advice is so rarely taken it deserves repeating: “Tell people what you want, and then go out and get it,” Eileen McDonnell, the CEO of Fortune 1000 insurance firm Penn Mutual, told The Huffington Post. McDonnell said she’s surprised by how few men and women ask for what they want in their careers. Huffington Post


Business News

How Uber And The On-Demand Economy Are Changing The Way We Live
Huffington Post
Now that the Uberization of everything is breaking into mainstream politics, it's time to talk about what on-demand apps such as Uber or Pager will mean for transport, health care or other aspects of modern life and work. MIT research professor Andrew McAfee is the co-author of The Second Machine Age (more »)

Career Development

Your 3-Step Plan to Do Less at Work (But Make an Even Bigger Impact)
The Daily Muse
When you want to move up in the workplace, your first instinct might be to ask yourself, “What can I add to my plate to impress people and really prove my worth around here?” That may seem like a smart question to ponder, but in my opinion, it’s not always the right question to start off with. Instead, (more »)

Business News

US retail sales fall in June as consumers stay cautious
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back their spending at stores and restaurants last month, a sign that they remain cautious despite robust job growth in the past year. Retail sales fell 0.3 percent in June, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, the weakest showing since February's (more »)

Career Development

How To Get By At Work On No Sleep, According To Science
Huffington Post
(Your browser doesn't support iframe) Up all night and still need to power through a workday? No judgments. A new video is here to help. New York Magazine's "How To Recover From An All-Nighter," from its Science of Us series, leans on scientific evidence to instruct the sleep-deprived. The clip says (more »)

Business News

Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us. Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel (more »)

Career Development

4 Ways Smartphones Can Increase Job Productivity
Business2Community
Remember when phones were for talking but could still double as a paperweight? (Feeling some nostalgia for your ‘90s Nokia Lumia?) Today, chances are, your customers use their phones for a lot more. And though the focus on new smartphone functions tends toward the fun stuff like gaming, social media, (more »)

Interviewing

Is Behavioral Interviewing Still Effective?
Business2Community
Behavioral interviews were once regarded as the most effective way for conducting an interview that filtered through candidates who were—and who were not—qualified for a job. With the preponderance of online coaching tools and videos now available for those seeking employment (teaching them to parrot (more »)

Job Search Advice

Thirteen Ways To Write A Really Terrible Resume
Business2Community
While helping more than 150 marketing executives improve their resumes, I learned how to write a terrible resume. Paraphrasing Abraham Lincoln, I’ve seen some of the following in every resume and all of the following in some. My Prioritized List Of What Makes A Terrible Resume The following is in (more »)

Interviewing

How to Stay Cool and Collected When Your Interviewer Is Being a Jerk
The Daily Muse
It’s exciting to get a job interview, but it can also be nerve-racking: hours of preparation, trying to appear calm and confident when your knees are knocking, remembering a plethora of names and titles, answering tough questions, and remembering to follow up appropriately once the torture is over. Can (more »)

Job Search Advice

What Your Job Search IQ Says About Your Chances of Getting a New Job
The Daily Muse
This is the month you’re going to land your dream job! (Well, that’s the goal, anyway.) Do you wish you could just pull a Magic 8 Ball out of storage, shake it up, and find out what your chances are? The good news is, we’re here to give you a peek into your future. And the better news is that none of (more »)

Interviewing

How to Make a Killer First Impression Before You Even Open Your Mouth
The Daily Muse
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” We’re all familiar with that adage, and the reason it withstands the test of time is because, for better or worse, it’s accurate. While you may look like a rock star on paper or on the internet, those first face-to-face moments can make or (more »)

Job Search Advice

How to Build a Helpful and Well-Connected Professional Network From Scratch
The Daily Muse
We’ve all heard it a million times: The best way to create job opportunities for yourself is through your professional network. Of course, in order to network, you need to have people to network with—and depending on your current situation, those people may be in short supply. One of the biggest reasons (more »)

Personal Finance

Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside. Even with insurance and her Social Security check, (more »)

Tech News

Technology shares lead a slump in US stocks; Apple sinks
The Associated Press
U.S. stocks moved lower in morning trading Wednesday, weighed down by disappointing quarterly results from several big technology companies including Apple and Microsoft. A report indicating U.S. home sales surged last month helped lift homebuilder stocks. KEEPING SCORE: (more »)

Personal Finance

Tax season by the numbers
The Associated Press
The IRS processed more than 126 million tax returns from individual filers during tax season. A look at the numbers through filing season. ___ —Refunds: 92 million. —Average refund: $2,711. —Total amount of refunds: $249 billion. (more »)

Tech News

'Unicorns' May Be Rare, But Here’s What’s Really Unusual In Tech
Huffington Post
Sadly, this counts for progress in the male-dominated tech startup world: Of the 84 so-called “unicorn” U.S. companies -- startups valued at $1 billion or more -- two have women CEOs, according to a new analysis published in TechCrunch over the weekend. The two newcomers are Adi Tadarko, the chief executive (more »)

Personal Finance

A dramatic trading shutdown with little impact on 401(k)s
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — You can read all about it on social media and newspapers, but you won't find a trace of it where it really matters: Your next 401(k) statement. In a dramatic breakdown that once would have sent the market plunging, the world's most iconic stock exchange, (more »)

Tech News

4 Insider Secrets to Getting Hired at Google
The Daily Muse
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Noogler? Did you say yes, or did you say, “Huh? What’s a Noogler?” A Noogler is the affectionate term Google uses to refer to new hires. While you may never have heard that word before, you’ve probably heard about Google’s (legendary) workplace culture. With (more »)


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