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Job Seeking Skills You Would Expect Executives To Know

In America, people are generally very busy—especially higher-ups—and many of them are good at what they’re doing. You might expect they’d continue being good at it even after losing their jobs—that is, in terms of finding the next assignment. But as a career coach who deals with these people daily, Business2Community


Business News

Worried About Outliving Your Nest Egg? Join the Club
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz ~ You’ve spent years logging hours at the office so you can support yourself and your family. But now that you’ve hit your 60s, it’s time to clock out one last time, book that long-awaited cruise to Cancun and finally (finally!) relax.At least that’s what you once thought (more »)

Career Development

Top 10 Tips for Running a Productive Meeting
Business2Community
You’re busy, I get it. Trying to find the perfect work/life balance is tough, but there is help from tools like IFTTT or marketing automation. But there’s no tool or magic stick replacing the dreaded meeting. They can be tremendously beneficial, or the bane of managers and employees alike. Often thought (more »)

Business News

Networking Your Personal Brand
Business2Community
If you want to grow your contacts and business, then networking is the best way to do so . Keep in mind that networking isn’t a quick fix for sales, though; it’s an investment in getting to know other people. As marketing coach and author John Jantsch put it, “It’s never about the sale, it’s always (more »)

Career Development

Thanks for the Feedback! The Secret to Using Criticism to Boost Your Career
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Linley Taber ~ A tough performance review. An offhanded comment from your boss. Even a co-worker’s subtly raised eyebrow during a meeting.Whether it's given directly or merely implied, feedback is an unavoidable part of office life—and, man, can it sting sometimes.But it doesn’t have (more »)

Business News

America Has More Low-Paying Jobs Than Any Other Developed Country
Huffington Post
America may be exceptional in many ways, but it also tops the charts of a new, troubling ranking. The U.S. has more low-paying jobs than any other country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic group of 34 developed countries, according to a research note released (more »)

Career Development

Become a Better Public Speaker
Business2Community
Many people freak out when they need to deliver a speech in front of a crowd. However, if you want to move ahead in your career and become a leader, you need to learn how to be an effective public speaker. Fortunately, public speaking is something that you can learn and with training along with (more »)

Interviewing

How to Prep Your Shy Interviewee for Their Video Debut
Business2Community
Interviews are a big part of what we do here at 12 Stars Media, and keeping the interviewee comfortable can really make or break the entire interview. That being said, how can you keep a shy interviewee comfortable? Some people may tell you that you cannot get a good interview from someone who is camera (more »)

Job Search Advice

How To Use LinkedIn Groups In Your Job Search
Business2Community
As we’ve said time and time again, LinkedIn is a key part of any job hunt. But it’s not just enough to set up your profile and wait for the messages to come rolling in from recruiters – you have to put yourself out there and increase your visibility, and using LinkedIn groups is a great way of doing (more »)

Interviewing

How to Find (and Hire) the Best Recent College Grads
Business2Community
Ask any hiring manager about the practice of hiring recent college graduates and you’re likely to get a strong opinion — be it a glowing recommendation, or a cautionary tale.  It’s true that young people are perceived a certain way in the world, and job recruitment is no different.  But the truth is (more »)

Job Search Advice

Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they (more »)

Interviewing

Employers: 5 Things To Consider When Reviewing A Portfolio
Business2Community
Portfolios are common parts of job applications, especially in the digital industry. Whether they’re copywriting portfolios, examples of graphic design work or summaries of the candidate’s best web development projects, it’s fair to say that during the hiring process, you’ll more than likely stumble (more »)

Job Search Advice

Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell in 15 and was unchanged in 11. Hiring picked up in 35 states, (more »)

Personal Finance

Worried About Outliving Your Nest Egg? Join the Club
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz ~ You’ve spent years logging hours at the office so you can support yourself and your family. But now that you’ve hit your 60s, it’s time to clock out one last time, book that long-awaited cruise to Cancun and finally (finally!) relax.At least that’s what you once thought (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

Senators: Widen Medicaid program for frail seniors
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs. (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

5 Factors Contributing to the Middle Class Squeeze
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Cheryl Lock ~ For middle-class Americans, it seems like "expensive" is the new normal.According to new figures from the Center for American Progress, the combined costs for health care, day care, housing and savings—for both college and retirement—for a family of four jumped some 32% (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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