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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: Business2Community

Business News

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 »)
Thomas Piketty Is No. 1 On Amazon Right Now
Huffington Post
The number-one book on Amazon.com isn't a guide to green juice or an erotic romance novel. No, the top seller on Amazon right now is a 700-page book, translated from French, about rising inequality and the state of modern capitalism. In what may be a hint of widespread anxiety about the foundations (more »)
Valeant, Ackman make $45.6B Allergan bid
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) Valeant Pharmaceuticals and activist investor Bill Ackman have unveiled details of their offer to buy Botox maker Allergan, proposing a cash-and-stock deal that could be worth about $45.6 billion. If an acquisition happens, it would give Valeant an array of (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
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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

TV Viewers, the Cloud Computing Industry, and Internet Users Watch Supreme Court Copyright Clash
Huffington Post
TV watchers and anyone who cares about cloud computing as a proven engine for economic progress should be paying close attention to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday. It is considering what may be its most important intellectual property case this year: a dispute between ABC and other broadcasters against (more »)
Google Glass Update Includes SMS, Glassware Calendar For iOS
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Last week Google Glass went on sale to the masses for one day only. This week the company has announced SMS and Glassware Calender updates for iOS users. The first of the new features allows iPhone users to receive notifications for incoming text messages, a feature that is already available for Android (more »)
Gates-funded student data group to shut down
The Associated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client New York state. "It wasn't an easy decision (more »)


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