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5 Cover Letter Clichés To Avoid

When you start your job search it can be very easy to focus most of your attention on your CV – it’s important to make sure your CV is up to scratch, but don’t let this get in the way of creating a stand-out cover letter. You have to remember that the cover letter will be the first thing that your recruiter/potential Business2Community


Business News

Fed member plans to leave when term ends in 2016
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Narayana Kocherlakota, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said Friday he will step down when his current term ends in early 2016, marking the departure of one of the Fed's leading proponents of easier credit conditions to battle unemployment. (more »)

Career Development

All You Really Need to Know About Project Deadlines
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Ask 3 different people and you could get 3 different definitions of a project deadline. Is it something that must be respected? Should be respected? Or rather an option to be exercised if you feel like it? To make deadlines work properly for you in project management, it’s important to have a clear (more »)

Business News

Can Video Interviews Help Your Startup Scoop The Competition?
Business2Community
Never one impressed by bureaucracy or office politics, you may have decided to take a different career route. You might be like the 67 percent of Millennials who own or plan to own a startup company. Or maybe your startup has grown in recent times and you’re about to reach small business status. Regardless, (more »)

Career Development

10 Career Blogs to Help You Get Promoted
Business2Community
When it comes to moving up in our careers, we could all use a little (or a lot) of help sometimes. The next time you find yourself in need of some expert assistance, look to one of these 10 blogs for the career advice you need. 1. Brazen Life The Brazen Careerist’s blog, Brazen Life, has helpful (more »)

Business News

Branding Lessons From 5 Of The Most Attractive Companies For Employees
Business2Community
The job market is competitive, and that’s not going to change. In order to attract and retain the best employees, businesses not only have to offer great benefits and provide a great place to work – they also have to know how to market themselves as employers. These five companies have figured out (more »)

Career Development

Success At Networking – 2 Ways To Valued Connections
Business2Community
How do you show people that you care in your offline or “face-to-face” interactions? Provide them an opportunity to be heard. Most people don’t have an audience applauding and giving them support. How can you provide that kind of support and uplift someone? Give them time to be heard. Listen to (more »)

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How Companies Use Real Employees in Video Campaigns
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Video and TV marketing efforts have traditionally focused on narrative-driven, marketer-crafted, and heavily produced ads. Today, however, many companies are choosing instead to feature their own employees in videos. Doing so is a great way to create a brand image of authenticity and honesty, while (more »)

Job Search Advice

The Illusion of Job Security
Business2Community
The Illusion of Job Security Job security was something I was raised to attain. I was raised to be an employee to work for a father-like company that would take care of me. After 30 or 40 years there, I would retire and ride off into the sunset. Job security is something that used to just happen. (more »)

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How To Research An Employer Before An Interview
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If you’re lucky enough to land a job interview, there are a few things you might need to do to prepare – put together a presentation, prepare answers to classic interview questions and practise your winning smile. But one of the most important parts of the interview prep process is researching the business (more »)

Job Search Advice

Weekly US unemployment aid applications fall to 294,000
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as the continued low levels of applicants reflect growing job security. The Labor Department says weekly applications fell 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 294,000. The four-week average, a less volatile (more »)

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Uber Job Applicant Gets Full Access To Customer Records
Business2Community
The Washington Post reports that an Uber job applicant was granted full access to customer records after being interviewed last year at the Washington D.C. office. The applicant had access to see travel records of anyone – including family members of politicians. Access was time-limited, lasting “several (more »)

Job Search Advice

Could A “Pain Letter” Boost Your Chances Of Landing Your Next Job?
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Hiring managers get dozens or even hundreds of applications for job openings. They spend a short time scanning through applicants to pull out those that have an initial fit and move on from there. That leaves many people off the radar from early on. Job seekers diligently tweak and refresh their resume (more »)

Personal Finance

Open Enrollment Know-How: 3 Tips For Shopping on Exchanges
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Emma Miller - It may seem like you've got plenty of time to spare before the February 15 deadline to select your 2015 health care coverage rolls around. But the truth is, picking the best insurance for you isn't something you should put off until 10 p.m. on Valentine's Day. Your choice (more »)

Tech News

This Gadget Hooks Onto Your Underwear And Helps You Chill Out
Huffington Post
Wearable technology offers a lot of ways for busy people to feel even busier: Fitness trackers let you obsess over every step you take, smart watches make sure text messages pop up right on your wrist, and Bluetooth headsets put a ringing phone right next to your eardrum. Now, a new device just wants (more »)

Personal Finance

6 Money Myths That Millennials Should Stop Believing
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Korin Miller - Chances are you've fallen for at least one of them. We're talking about money myths—those erroneous financial proclamations that get passed down from generation to generation as fact. You know, things like “buying in bulk is always better” and "buy low and sell high" (more »)

Tech News

The Future of Working Women and Technology in 2015
Business2Community
I woke up this morning thinking about how the world is changing for working women and technology. One year is coming to a close, and another is beginning.The holidays are such a great time to feel more unified. We get together with friends, and focus more on community, and look ahead to where our families (more »)

Personal Finance

Ask a CFP: ‘Should a Teenager Open a Roth IRA?’
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Matt Shapiro, CFP® - In our “Ask a CFP” Q&A series, we cede the floor to a Certified Financial Planner™ who will address what we think are some of the trickiest money topics out there. Today, Matt Shapiro, a CFP® at LearnVest Planning Services, discusses whether it's a good idea (more »)

Tech News

People working to change the face of the tech industry
The Associated Press
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Despite all their wealth and brainpower, technology companies realize they need help identifying and recruiting more women, blacks and Latinos who can write computer code, design websites and build mobile applications. Some of the entrepreneurs (more »)


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