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A common misconception shared by job seekers is that personal branding is “all about me.” The reality: your personal brand is about showing your network how you can help them with your skills and expertise. Your offering as a professional is the reason why people connect and engage in conversations Business2Community


Business News

Women business owners face gender gap, report says
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday. The report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship (more »)

Career Development

Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself
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I have several quotations on the wall in my office. One of them is the following: Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. (George Bernard Shaw) Why did I select this quote to display to my clients? Because I believe, to be most meaningful, their careers must be created (more »)

Business News

Whiting to top Bakken oil firms in $6B Kodiak buy
The Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — Whiting Petroleum Corp. said Sunday it is buying Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. for $6 billion in stock, worth $13.90 per share, in a deal that will make it the largest producer in the booming Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana. The combined company had (more »)

Career Development

Why Employee Development is Important
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Think of the last time you really felt personally aligned with your job or the mission of your organization. Or maybe try picturing the last time you felt both fulfilled and challenged by the projects and tasks you were charged with completing. When was the last time, if ever, you had a clear direction (more »)

Business News

Chinese firm buys UK's Pizza Express chain
The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Pizza Express, one of Britain's best-known chain restaurants, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for about 900 million pounds ($1.5 billion.) Gondola Group, which also owns other British restaurant chains, said it agreed to the sale with Hony Capital (more »)

Career Development

Want To Fix Social Security? Start With Giving Women Equal Pay
Huffington Post
Closing the gender pay gap would do more than just help working women: It could also help shore up the nation’s finances, a new study suggests. Making sure women earn equal pay for equal work could trim Social Security’s long-term shortfall by up to a third, according to a study released Thursday by (more »)

Interviewing

The Top 20 Most Asked Interview Questions
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It is important to be prepared before going to an interview. Many of the behavioral interview questions are standard questions that are asked by almost anyone. Therefore, it would be to your advantage to write down your answers and read them out loud to yourself in front of a mirror or to practice (more »)

Job Search Advice

How to Describe Emotional Intelligence on Your Resume—and Why It is Important
Business2Community
Emotional intelligence is becoming quite a big deal in the hiring realm—particularly as employers are looking for candidates who do not just have specific related skills, but are also able to understand, communicate and be a team player. With diversity, social progress and sustainability becoming even (more »)

Interviewing

Survey Shows Direction Of HR: Technology, Hiring, Strategy
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A look into the future. Credit: Matt Ragan A recent survey by the country’s largest HR association revealed several clear trends emerging in human resources: an increased focus on hiring, an infusion of technology and a metamorphosis into a strategic department. The Society of Human Resources Management (more »)

Job Search Advice

The Introvert’s Guide to Better Networking
Business2Community
Last week, I was in a room with 300 strangers. I was introduced to a woman who was sharp, outgoing, and engaging. She asked really insightful, smart questions. I had her pegged: a power networker. She was clearly in her element and very comfortable connecting with strangers.But as our conversation (more »)

Interviewing

How to Interview a Sales Professional – Tips for Recruiters
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Selecting the right sales person is one of the most important tasks for someone in a leadership position. Too often it is approached in a casual and unprofessional manner. The consequences of recruiting the wrong candidate are costly, damaging and time consuming. What are the two most important abilities (more »)

Job Search Advice

8 Steal-Worthy Secrets of Power Networkers
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Molly Triffin ~ You’ve no doubt heard it a million times: Career advancement is as much about who you know as  what you know—and that’s exactly why being a powerful networker is so important. But mastering this crucial skill requires more than just schmoozing over cheese platters (more »)

Personal Finance

White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court. The ruling potentially derails billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and (more »)

Tech News

Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street
The Associated Press
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units — Nokia phones and Bing search — would become profitable in 2016. (more »)

Personal Finance

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law. The weak link in the system seemed to be call centers that handled applications for thousands of consumers (more »)

Tech News

LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals. LinkedIn said Tuesday that it is paying 90 percent in cash and the rest in stock for San Francisco-based Bizo. The deal (more »)

Personal Finance

House passes $20B bill cutting IRS tax enforcement
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House passed a $20 billion measure Wednesday that would slash budgets for enforcing tax laws and new financial regulations, and a healthy food initiative that's a pet cause of first lady Michelle Obama. The House passed the bill on a (more »)

Tech News

Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications
The Associated Press
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies. The partnership announced Tuesday calls for the two technology companies to work together on about 100 different (more »)


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