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5 Tips for Negotiating a Pay Raise

Negotiating a pay raise with your employer has never been an easy task. However, if you feel you are doing great at work and deserve to get a pay raise, you should definitely ask for it. Below you can find tips on how to do it right. 1) Make Some Research: Before asking your boss for a pay raise, Business2Community

Business News

Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit
The Associated Press
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines more jets than the same period last year. That increased rate contributed to (more »)
Gambling
Huffington Post
Gambling With Our Future - by Jerry Jasinowski "The gambling known as business," said the 19th century wit Ambrose Bierce, "looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling." You can count me among the business spokesmen who look with disfavor on gambling, and especially upon the pell-mell (more »)
Women in Business: Q&A with Cindy Bates, Vice President of Microsoft US Small & Midsized Business Group
Huffington Post
As Vice President of Microsoft's U.S. Small-and-Midsized Business group, Cindy Bates leads the company's efforts to help SMBs realize their full potential through the use of technology. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs, Cindy holds a strong personal interest in entrepreneurialism and a passion for (more »)

Career Development

Keep Your Blood Flowing at Work With These 7 Office Exercises
Business2Community
When youre working nine to five, theres a good chance that youre sitting down the majority of that time. You already know that you should be getting up and moving around periodically during that time, but have you considered doing exercises while youre at your desk? Here are a few exercises to try out (more »)
Three Ways Online Learning Boosts Employee Productivity and Company Profits
Business2Community
Online learning is nothing new, but recent trends make it easier than ever for companies to boost employees productivity and ultimately company profits. For many businesses, the latest, greatest change has been the advent of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, which offer online classes to thousands (more »)
How to Be a Project Leader Not a Project Manager
Business2Community
Follow the leader Throughout the year I speak with hundreds of project managers from around the world about their experiences with their respective PM colleagues. I also have the opportunity to speak with dozens of potential clients about their experiences, expectations and frustrations with regards (more »)

Interviewing

Top Ten Tricks Behind a Successful Phone Interview
Business2Community
As you have been selected for a telephonic interview, whats next? Personally I have observed candidates struggling with phone screen stage of the interview process. Too often, candidates come close to the job of their dream yet fail to advance to the next stage. In reality, it is crucial that you understand (more »)
Help Employers Understand How To Max You Out!
Business2Community
College seniors should be on full blast with job interviews as graduation day approaches. There has been countless articles and posts about how to master an interview and what your resume should look like. All good stuff to know but much of which is clich and stuff your college counselor probably (more »)
How To Address a Previous Bad Employer Experience During the Interview: The Rules
Business2Community
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another Napoleon HillDo you have a career blemish on your resume? Are you wondering if you should include it in your resume or how to talk about it if your interviewer brings (more »)

Job Search Advice

Three Ways to Fill High-Skilled Jobs
Huffington Post
The most recent Labor Department's job growth report shows that the American economy added 192,000 jobs last month, not as much as some analysts predicted. The unemployment rate of 6.7 percent still persists at relatively high levels, yet thousands of high-wage jobs need to be filled at companies across (more »)
Job market for college grads better but still weak
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began. The Labor Department reports that the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates defined as those ages 20 to 29 who earned a four-year or (more »)
10 Unconventional Career Tips from an Unlikely CEO
Huffington Post
1. Expose Yourself People entering the business world today are a commodity. They've gone to the same schools, taken the same courses, read the same books, and watched the same movies. Meanwhile, companies like mine are desperately seeking fresh minds to help them navigate massive cultural and technological (more »)

Personal Finance

The Dos and Don’ts of SIPPs
Business2Community
Extra flexibility and a wider range of investment options attract the financially savvy toSIPPs Pensions are high on the agenda, thanks in part to the new rules on auto-enrolment, but for many people taking control of theirfinancial future, a Self-Invested Personal Pension plan (SIPP) could prove (more »)
Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal
The Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46-year-old mother (more »)
Stocks edge higher as major earnings week starts
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) Stocks are edging higher as another big week for company earnings begins. Halliburton rose after the oil exploration company said it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss in the same period a year ago. Athenahealth, a provider of online (more »)

Tech News

Digital Queens: Why Women Are More Powerful Than Men on Social Media
Business2Community
There is one , let me repeat one , social networking site where women are not the top users (LinkedIn). Otherwise, women are the dominating group on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. Quite simply, women are the predominant social media influencers, responsible for more log-ins, (more »)
The Top 5 Emerging Technology Trends of 2014
Business2Community
In a recent study, technology research firm Gartner identified a number of top technology trends emerging in 2014, with the potential to have a significant impact on enterprises over the next three years. David Clearly, a vice president at the firm, said there is a Nexus of Forces made up of social, (more »)
It's Easy Being Green with Wireless Tech
Huffington Post
It was the great muppet philosopher Kermit the Frog who first proclaimed in 1970 that "it's not easy bein' green." While that may have been true decades ago, with the swipe of a screen to control your thermostat or the automatic rerouting of delivery vehicles to avoid traffic and save gas, wireless (more »)


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