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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

Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose for a fourth straight month to 92.4 from 90.3 in July. The August reading (more »)

Career Development

Essential Things You Need to Know About Taking Risks
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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 »)

Business News

Hot-sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement
The Associated Press
IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors. As many as 3,000 people (more »)

Career Development

How to Cope with Overload at Work
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Are you one of the many people who complain that they are overworked, overloaded and over-stressed? Although they work hard every day, these people find that they never seem to get ahead. Tasks just keep piling up. What can you do if you are in this situation? Here is a seven point plan to sort the (more »)

Business News

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists
The Associated Press
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist (more »)

Career Development

6 Common Time Wasters Holding You Back
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It’s in our nature to waste time. Not that we want to. Of course we don’t. If we did, there wouldn’t be so many articles online about how to work more efficiently! How’s that for a puzzler? We all waste time and yet we all wish we didn’t. The thing is, most of us waste time without even realizing it. (more »)

Interviewing

The Rules: How to Be an Ideal Job Candidate and Impress Your Recruiters
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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

How To Choose The Right Recruiter For Your Job Search
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When you embark on your job search, you may get to the point where you’ll want to start speaking to recruiters, and it’s important that you choose the right recruitment company for you. Remember, the recruiter will be representing you and will be a key part of helping you climb the career ladder. So, (more »)

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Six Tips For Using Social Media To Land A Job
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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

2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes
The Associated Press
ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) — In the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, Rocky Top and Briceville share a common heritage and a common problem: How to revive communities that once boasted bustling main streets and jobs for nearly anyone willing to mine the coal once plentiful in the (more »)

Interviewing

The Smart Way to Ask Stupid Interview Questions
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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

The Job-Hunting Iron Curtain: What You Need to Know to Make It Past the Recruiter
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Via LearnVest By Molly Triffin ~ After a successful annual review, Amethyst Polk, 30, was feeling confident about her job as a NASA project analyst. Her boss praised her performance, assuring her that, despite the organization’s recent budget cuts, her position was secure. So Polk was floored when—just (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

Is Minnesota The Next Startup Mecca?
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You hear Minnesota and you shiver or picture Target department stores. It’s not exactly the place you imagine entrepreneurs and investors flock to, when there are warmer options that come equipped with surfing and THE tech reputation. But at least for fantastic workforce management and scheduling (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

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data
The Associated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Francisco-based company spelled out its privacy (more »)

Personal Finance

Financial Goals Guide: Money To-Dos for Your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Marisa Torrieri ~ They say wisdom comes with age—but it’s never too early (or late!) to start making smart money moves. How do we know? Well, after culling some of the most popular goals that our premium LearnVest users are working toward, we found that the more things change, the more (more »)

Tech News

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes (more »)

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