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Be Found to Be Hired: The 20 Best Keywords for Your Job Search

Having the right keywords in your social profile, particularly in LinkedIn and Google Plus, is critical to making yourself visible to recruiters and hiring managers who are often searching through them for qualified job candidates. With the right keywords in your social profile, your profile will appear Huffington Post

Business News

Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses
The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses. The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to common shareholders of $514 million. That's compares with earnings of $1.11 billion (more »)
How to Ensure Recurring Revenue Through Customer Loyalty
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When you hear the word subscriptions, whats the first thought that enters your head? Perhaps your thoughts will turn to a favourite personal magazine or newsletter you pay a monthly or annual fee to receive? Or maybe even to an unsolicited email list youve asked to be removed from by way of the infamous (more »)
11 Brands That Will Have a Major Impact on Your Business
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What is one established brand that you predict will have a major impact on the way we work by 2015? 1. Apple Apple products such as iPhones and iPads have already had a major impact on the way we work. Recent statements from the CEO of Apple indicate the company will be moving into new product (more »)

Career Development

8 Ways to Make Your Business Emails More Effective
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If youre a business owner, then youre also a writerwhether you realize it or not. You may outsource your business blogging and you may have an employee who formulates proposals for you, but, if nothing else, you write emails every dayto potential clients, to current customers, to partners and associates, (more »)
5 Ways to Give Powerful Employee Feedback
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Feedback is the breakfast of champions. ~ Ken Blanchard ~ Feedback can be a double edged sword. If done well, feedback can inspire, uplift and motivate the person receiving the information, to do better. However, if the job is botched, bad feedback can result in lingering anger, demotivation, resentment, (more »)
Time Management: A MYTH. Task Management: A REALITY.
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Unless youve got supernatural powers you cannot manipulate (manage) time. Time management is one of the great lies. If I could manage time, I could also manipulate the weather (and trust me, if that were the case, it would be a lot warmer). Task management is a reality. Youve heard me say this before, (more »)

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10 Admirable Attributes Of A Great Employee (Infographic)
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What makes a great employee? We often post about how to improve current styles of management, but company culture and employee engagement is a two sided gig. Employees need to be performing awesomely in order to have a amazing culture within their office, and, more importantly, so an organization (more »)
How Do I Create a Positive Applicant Experience?
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Time is money for everyonejob seekers and recruiters alike. So it shouldnt come as a surprise that were all searching for a simplified (yet still effective) way to do things. A recruiter needs an efficient way to bring in the best talent, and applicants need employment. Seems straight forward enough, (more »)
Hiring Horrors!
Huffington Post
HIRING HORRORS are the worst kinds of hiring problems because they take place in situations where everything seems just fine. What's a HIRING HORROR?Picture the bad scary movie where the happy, good- looking teenagers are sitting around the campfire in the middle of the midnight woods singing folk songs. (more »)

Job Search Advice

US home building up in March after frigid winter
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted (more »)
Why Starting a Blog May Help Graduates Get a Job
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Having a full-time job may not seem as hectic as being in school full-time; studying after school, and working that part time job, but in the end it can be just as time consuming. As a recent graduate myself, I know that I miss those month-long winter breaks and that nice month off before summer school (more »)
8 Traits You’ll Find in Every Fearless Job Hunter
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Jane Bianchi ~ Why is it that some people just seem to effortlessly climb the career ladder? You know these folks we speak of: They always know how to dazzle during an interview, and they have a knack for nabbing that prime position before its even posted.Whats their secret? According (more »)

Personal Finance

The 5 Dumbest Credit Mistakes
Huffington Post
Several years ago, I watched in amazement when the CEO of a major identity theft protection firm, appeared in a series of commercials waving his Social Security card in the air, parading his Social Security number on a billboard through heavily populated urban areas and screaming his SSN through a bullhorn (more »)
Love & Taxes: Deducting a Significant Other
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Julia Chang ~ Love, companionship, emotional supportthese are all benefits of being in a happy relationship. But can you add tax breaks to that list? If you support a partner financiallyeven if youre not marriedyou just might be able to count your loved one as a dependent on your taxes, (more »)
Report projects health care costs to dip slightly
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance subsidies under the so-called "Obamacare" plan (more »)

Tech News

5 CIO Lessons That I Learned From Dr. J
Huffington Post
After a brutal winter, spring may finally be here, bringing with it the NCAA and NBA playoffs, when great minds turn to... basketball. Last year, I was fortunate to speak with NBA-legend JoJo White, who advised CIOs and business leaders to become T.E.A.M. players. This year, I have had the privilege (more »)
The Next Big Branding Boom: 3D Printing Technology
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Advancements in technology spawn new marketing practices. The positive outcomes of these innovative marketing practices, in turn, inspire further advancements in technology. This symbiotic, mutually beneficial cycle is constantly shaping and re-shaping the world we live in. Moreover, it facilitates (more »)
4 Reasons Why You Should Use Twitter For Customer Service
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Great customer serviceis an integral part of any successful business. Getting your product or service out to consumers is only the first step. After that, you want to be sure you are doing everything you can to provide an enjoyable and seamless experience for your customers. Its important for them to (more »)


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