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Writing a Perfect Resume Regardless of College Major

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some variation of the phrase, “I majored in _______, therefore I feel my career options are limited.” That statement is not only illogical, but it couldn’t be further from reality. Regardless of what it says on your degree, you could and should still relentlessly Business2Community


Business News

Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation in July that would make it easier (more »)

Career Development

Top 5 Ways to Motivate Your Employees. It’s Easier Than You Think.
Business2Community
Happy workers are productive workers. But how do you motivate a group of employees to work hard and help your business grow? Luckily, motivating your employees doesn’t take a lot of flare or even a lot of resources. In fact, it could require you to just schedule a few minutes on your schedule to say (more »)

Business News

US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. The upward revision supported expectations that the second (more »)

Career Development

Why a Comprehensive HCM Approach can Improve Hourly Staff’s Work/Life Balance
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As retailers improve the balance between their business’ demands and the needs and convenience of staff, employees’ engagement, happiness and productivity increase. These are the left and right hands of any retail operation. And few aspects of the hourly employee’s experience yield greater benefits (more »)

Business News

Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth (more »)

Career Development

Essential Things You Need to Know About Taking Risks
Business2Community
We are continually evaluating risk in our lives. We try to decide what’s safe and what’s dangerous. These decisions are usually based on emotions rather than on reliable information.In many ways, the world is a much “safer place” than it’s ever been. For most of us, infant mortality is down, life (more »)

Interviewing

The Rules: How to Be an Ideal Job Candidate and Impress Your Recruiters
Business2Community
As seasoned legal recruiters, we know the interview and job search process can be a long and laborious one. The effort of visiting multiple potential employers, answering the same questions multiple times all while keeping a smile on your face can be tough.Summer is almost over and the busy season (more »)

Job Search Advice

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, (more »)

Interviewing

Six Tips For Using Social Media To Land A Job
Business2Community
According to Jobvite, an online recruiting platform that surveyed employer social media use in 2013, 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts and 78% of recruiters have made a hire through social media. However, many people use social media for personal reasons (more »)

Job Search Advice

How to Upgrade Your Resume, Part 2
Business2Community
Having a full-time career coaching business for 12+ years, I have reviewed thousands of resumes and rewritten hundreds of professional and executive resumes. I believe I have seen all of the typical resume writing shortcomings. In this series of articles, I want to help you upgrade your resume (more »)

Interviewing

The Smart Way to Ask Stupid Interview Questions
Business2Community
Google used to ask brainteasers, but have since moved away from them. Credit: Pixabay To get into the University of Chicago, applicants have to write an essay based off prompts provided by the school. This year, some of the prompts include, “What’s so odd about odd numbers” and, “Were pH an expression (more »)

Job Search Advice

How to Focus Entrepreneurial Experience into a Targeted Resume
Business2Community
Running your own business can be a lucrative career and provide a wealth of experience. It takes hard work and determination to not only get your business up and running but continue to grow and develop. You often have the opportunity to get involved in many different aspects of the company and acquire (more »)

Personal Finance

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state insurance marketplaces (more »)

Tech News

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company. The Sept. 9 launch, which is expected to feature a larger iPhone and possibly a computerized watch, will be (more »)

Personal Finance

6 Money-Saving Back-to-School Calculators
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Katie Simon ~ Remember that old Texas Instruments calculator that you used to drag to calculus? The giant one that didn't even fit in your pocket? We do, too, and we don't miss those exam-filled days. But it was still fun to know that you could punch a bunch of complicated numbers into (more »)

Tech News

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. Samsung's latest version can do more without a smartphone to go with it. LG's has a round screen. Apple is also (more »)

Personal Finance

3 Financial Advisers Dish: How to Whip Your Budget Into Shape for Fall
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Meghan Rabbitt ~ After a summer spent likely throwing a bit too much financial caution to the wind—all those al fresco dinners out!—chances are your budget may be in need of some TLC. What's that, you say? Autumn is eons away? Well, we're here to tell you that fall is filled with a (more »)

Tech News

Four Cool Google Tricks You May Not Know
Business2Community
It’s safe to say that if you’re reading this, you probably use Google in some way, shape, or form. Google has expanded from being just a search engine to a full suite of online services. It’s a shame then that many people have no idea just what they can do with Google. Here’s a hint: It’s a lot more (more »)


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