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How To Get Internships

As you probably know, internship positions are very difficult to land as there are so few of them. In fact, high competition for these positions has led to an increase in unpaid internships and the US Department of Labor has guidelines for the scope of these positions. If you are unable to land a paying Business2Community


Business News

Fed will likely signal no rate hike anytime soon
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy. Yet when the Federal Reserve meets this week, few foresee any major policy changes. The Fed is expected to complete (more »)

Career Development

The 6 Worst Things You Should Never Do At Work
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Careers are not easy to build. Unfortunately there is no clear roadmap to success that highlights an exact process to follow that will guarantee us a fruitful and happy career and life. However, there are steps that we can take to help increase our chances. Throughout my career so far, I have made (more »)

Business News

Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company. The world's largest consumer products maker, which acquired Duracell in 2005, has been trimming its product lineup to focus on its top performers. After it finishes (more »)

Career Development

How to Be a Ridiculously Successful Customer Service Employee
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My first ever customer service job was working at McDonalds when I was 13 years old. My most recent customer service position began in 2007 when I was working in a contact centre answering 100 calls/day and speaking to customers with different personality types, motivations and aversions. For anyone (more »)

Business News

Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent last month following a flat reading (more »)

Career Development

How To Be More Persuasive At Work
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Little is accomplished alone. To achieve complex goals, we often must rely upon the hard work and cooperation from those around us. Therefore, our ability to be persuasive will either further our capacity to lead a successful, lucrative career or it will greatly hinder our odds of achieving our (more »)

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Improving the Candidate Experience, One Step at a Time
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There’s a lot of hype surrounding the candidate experience, namely focused on the importance of trying to make it a positive experience for all candidates. Some companies say that improving the candidate experience is a high priority for their recruiting efforts. Others say that the candidates’ impression (more »)

Job Search Advice

Hiring Strategy: Should You Always Be Hiring?
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Some career experts say job seekers should always be actively looking for new job opportunities. If job seekers are always looking, should companies also continuously search for top candidates? The answer is yes. Even if your business does not have a job opening right now, actively seeking out top (more »)

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Interview Horror Stories — Even When It’s Not Halloween
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Each year as Halloween approaches, Hollywood and the rest of the entertainment business roll out the horror features that are always a staple at this time of the year . All of the “horror” stories, however, are hardly fictional or strictly limited to the movies and TV. Where the job interview process (more »)

Job Search Advice

10 Advanced Job Searching Hacks To Increase Your Job Prospects
Business2Community
Everyone finds themselves on a job search at some point in their lives. Whether you’re between jobs, or you’ve graduated and you’re setting out on the first step in your career path, this is something we will all experience at some point. Like death and taxes, it’s inevitable, but it doesn’t have to (more »)

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‘I Bombed a Job Interview’: 10 People Reveal the Mistakes That Cost Them a Gig
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Molly Triffin - When it comes to fear-inducing situations, job interviews are right up there with public speaking and first dates. In fact, a recent survey found that 92% of people feel interview anxiety, citing doubt over their qualifications, whether they'd be able to answer questions (more »)

Job Search Advice

How To Approach Employers On LinkedIn
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LinkedIn is an amazing resource for finding out everything you want to know about companies and the people who work there. It can also be a great way of making connections with employers that could offer you a job or valuable work experience in the future. This is all well and good but there is an etiquette (more »)

Personal Finance

22 Percent Of Americans Would Rather Die Than Retire Without Enough Money
Huffington Post
Saving for retirement is scary. So little is knowable, and so much is uncontrollable and uncertain. A new survey from Wells Fargo reinforces just how anxious middle-class Americans are over how much financial security they will have once they retire, if they can ever afford to. Wells Fargo found that (more »)

Tech News

California startup unveils gun technology for cops
The Associated Press
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its (more »)

Personal Finance

Match That! Companies Ramp Up Retirement Offerings
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Nancy Mann Jackson - Across the U.S., workers are breathing a collective sigh of relief, knowing that a secure retirement may actually be within reach again. For some, it’s been years since their company offered any kind of retirement plan, let alone a match, a result of the prolonged (more »)

Tech News

The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding
The Associated Press
When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country. In the first nine months of the year, venture capitalists (more »)

Personal Finance

More Jobs, Less Money: Why Companies Aren’t Giving Raises
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz - If you’re looking to land a new gig sometime soon, you’re in luck, as U.S. businesses are hiring at a steady pace. But if you’re banking on a big raise at the end of the year? Well, don’t get your hopes up. That’s according to the latest quarterly survey by the National (more »)

Tech News

Stocks break two-day losing streak as Apple gains
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing slightly higher as the market breaks a two-day slump. Apple was in focus again. The company gained 3 percent a day after announcing a mobile payment system, new iPhones and a smartwatch. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sank 3 percent (more »)


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