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NetWORKing for a Job

NetWORKing for a Job

I’m helping an acquaintance find a job. While he’s sharp and has been successful, he’s not sufficiently engaged in his job search, even after six months. Basically, he had been just going through the motions. He: Has a long elevator speech, Wrote a generic resume and incomplete LinkedIn profile, Contacted ...

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

It’s without a doubt the most expensive cup of coffee ever ordered. Last year, someone paid more than $600,000 to share coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. To the person who won the bidding war: I hope you sipped your latte slowly. Every gulp ran you about 50 grand. The coffee chat was sponsored by Charity Buzz, ...

5 French and Spanish Apps to Help You Find Some Romance in Language Learning

5 French and Spanish Apps to Help You Find Some Romance in Language Learning

Students learning French and Spanish can tap into a variety of mobile applications. The best ones complement lessons taught in the classroom and inspire students to explore new languages and cultures on their own time. They also provide new challenges as language fluency improves over time. Here are our five ...

How Hackers Attack Everyday People and Ways to Protect Yourself

How Hackers Attack Everyday People and Ways to Protect Yourself

While the internet has completely changed the way in which we conduct our personal business, it has also brought with it a boatload of security issues. It seems that barely a day passes without another new security breach affecting everyday consumers. Digital criminals work by compromising online services like email ...

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and You: Find Out if You’re a Good Match!

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and You: Find Out if You’re a Good Match!

When word first got out about Amazon’s (then-rumored) Kindle Unlimited, I was more than a little excited. Unlimited e-books! $10 a month! I’m going to read everything all of the time, forever! When the program actually rolled out, I was underwhelmed. Yes, having access to 600,000 books for $10 a month is a ...

We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the “Internet of Things,” where all kinds of devices – everything from clothing to appliances to vehicles -- will be interconnected via the cloud. Sounds enticing, but really not much of a stretch from what’s already happening now via smartphone apps connecting us with ...

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

Ever been quoted in the newspaper? Pretty cool feeling, right? Well, the next time your name appears in an article, your LinkedIn contacts could receive an email about it. LinkedIn recently acquired Newsle, a start-up that scans articles and blogs for mentions of specific people. LinkedIn wants to use the technology ...

Let Your Employees Go Remote

Let Your Employees Go Remote

While increasing evidence suggests that employees who work from home document increases in productivity and employee satisfaction, it’s not a universally accepted practice. Of course, not all work can be performed at home. For work groups such as call-center employees, however, working from home improves their work-life ...

Improve Your Job Search by Using Hollywood Pitch Techniques

Improve Your Job Search by Using Hollywood Pitch Techniques

If you think getting your next job is tough, try selling a movie idea. Since studios are seeing many more ideas than your potential next employer sees candidates, the Hollywood Pitch has been honed to generate an immediate desire to purchase. If you are intrigued with this concept, here’s the first article worth ...

Netflix, Verizon FiOS and (More) Utter Helplessness

Netflix, Verizon FiOS and (More) Utter Helplessness

I pay Verizon FiOS about $163 a month for internet and TV service. I’ve been a Netflix customer for close to six years now. Yet even with my financial loyalty to both of these companies, I can’t watch a movie on Netflix while I eat dinner. Thanks, net neutrality! Okay, to be fair, I can watch a movie on Netflix at ...