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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:36:00 -0500

The American food manufacturer has made an unprecedented sneaky, (anti)social media move to keep itself out of court.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0500

A recent court ruling finds companies aren't protected from suits by public figures if corporate ads feature them without prior consent.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:25:00 -0500

Facebook's latest feature allows you to see which of your friends are near your physical location in real time.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:20:00 -0500

Boston Pizza customers can now vote on whether the chain should begin selling a Pizza Cake, a gas-powered pizza cutter or a pizza air freshener.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:40:00 -0500

According to a new Pew study, if you're like a lot of Americans, you'd like to own something that gets you places faster, lets you time-travel or somehow prolongs your life.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:30:00 -0500

The White House has made April National Financial Capability Month.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:13:00 -0500

Follow these tips for determining a price that makes you a profit without gouging your customers.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:03:00 -0500

If you’re thinking of quitting Facebook, get in line.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

Before Americans start celebrating a drop in the number of uninsured, you first have to look behind the numbers.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:30:00 -0500

For nonprofits, fundraising isn't just about the 'ask.'

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:24:00 -0500

The tech giant's latest mobile operating system may boast a song recognition feature in a partnership with Shazam.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:05:00 -0500

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:46:00 -0500

No, you're not mean. Just smart. Sometimes it's okay to ignore connection requests on the world's most popular career social networking platform. Here's when you probably should.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:45:00 -0500

Much-coveted shoes are being bartered and sold by high schoolers at sneaker conventions across the country at eye-opening prices, The New York Times reports.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:30:00 -0500

It is a delicate balance to keep your business on track while juggling the responsibility of caring for an aging relative.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:27:00 -0500

The burger chain is eyeing an aggressive expansion plan over the next decade.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:00 -0500

Customers expect better communication from brands than ever. Most businesses, though, are not keeping up.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 -0500

For a small startup, often passion can be more valuable than skills, as mindset can’t be taught but capabilities can.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Three traits that social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven organizations need to thrive.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:48:00 -0500

Coolhaus founder Natasha Case went from selling ice cream sandwiches out of an old postal truck to self-made millionaire. Here's how.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Prepare to meet the mammoth mechanical crab of your nerdiest undersea dreams.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

With its business-friendly features and implications for Google search, here's how you can supercharge your page on the network now.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Often entrepreneurs try to cut corners to save costs. But doing so with your legal documents, may end up costing you more down the road.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Business owners should always avoid making excuses, but business coach Lindsay Broder says this one can really annoy your staff.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

There is always a reason for deciding not to do something. Here's some advice on how to say no without feeling guilty about it.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

For small businesses, offering a standout product means understanding what the customer wants -- and delivering it.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

After years of self-employment, this franchisee wanted to get into business for himself but not by himself.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Often entrepreneurs hire people that aren't top-notch, because they need to fill the position quickly. To avoid this problem, they need to plan ahead.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Now is the best time to start creating a local strategy and to start building up your presence on search engine results pages.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:41:00 -0500

Fingers crossed for stylized brunch photos, artsy sunset shots and lots of selfies.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0500

Don't kid yourself. For most new firms launching outside Silicon Valley, developing a startup strategy is essential.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:00:00 -0500

Listening to and truly engaging with customers wherever and however they choose to engage is the new secret to organizational success.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:59:00 -0500

These three browser-based tools will change your life. Or at least streamline it a bit.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:30:00 -0500

Founding or working at a new business can be scary, but each experience can lead to improvements.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0500

Could student sleuths have finally uncovered the true identity the mystery man behind the world's most enigmatic currency? Or is this just another false alarm?

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:57:00 -0500

Hot on the heels of the drumstick corsage, KFC is bringing back the super-hyped Double Down.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:38:00 -0500

In a blog post, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella discusses the importance of developing a 'data culture,' where information is dynamically aggregated across every level of the company.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:21:00 -0500

Get your business started on the right foot by choosing workers who are a good fit for your cleaning business and training them properly.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

As the debate over net neutrality rages on, here's some basic information about how you might be affected.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

Harness the proper tools, do analysis and understand how effectively your organization’s marketing initiatives work together.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

After a grim February, restaurants once again ruled as the largest job creators in the franchise sector.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:40:00 -0500

The president is traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania later today where he will announce new initiatives aiming to bolster the U.S. labor force.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:30:00 -0500

Founders often reach a point when they need to hand over the reins to a more experienced person. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make the transition process easier.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:38:00 -0500

Etsy Wholesale, which debuts in August, will enable makers to sell their creations directly to major retailers -- including Nordstrom and West Elm.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:15:00 -0500

Major manufacturers and wireless carriers have agreed to offer a free opt-in 'kill switch' for smartphones made after July 2015.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:50:00 -0500

Mt. Gox isn't rising from the ashes after all and its customers will likely never see the hundreds of thousands of bitcoins the shattered exchange lost.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:45:00 -0500

If your workstation doesn't fit you, you're in trouble. Here's a quick guide to setting up your workspace for optimal health and productivity.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Partnering with the wrong corporation can spell disaster for a growing social enterprise. Here’s what to consider before getting wed to a new initiative.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Faith and belief drive a lot of what we do. Yet, we are asked to leave our beliefs at the doorstep of our offices.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:11:00 -0500

Drones plus selfies equals dronies. Get used to it.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundamentals.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Professional coach Lindsay Broder on how and why effective business managers need to lead -- and inspire -- by example.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

These simple yet powerful business principles will help you win relationships and earn repeat business.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

After stints as an advisor at big-name companies, the charismatic entrepreneur and investor is getting back into the startup scene.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

With a wealth of experience in corporate management, these Goddard School franchisees knew the right franchisor was key to success.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

For our series Ask the Expert, marketing guru Joanna Lord chats about why she decided to dive into marketing and what newbie entrepreneurs can do to create a memorable brand.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:11:00 -0500

The hot-tempered former NFL wide receiver wonders how 'easy’' the complicated cryptocurrency is. Don’t even get us started.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500

Performance evaluations are critical. They can engage employees deeply to deliver their best effort to a company.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0500

While its hard out there for a female founder, I am not letting it stop me.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:14:00 -0500

The iPhone generation tries to figure out how a Walkman works in this viral video.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:35:00 -0500

The bad-boy founder of the Bitcoin Foundation and BitInstant is back at his mom and dad's place and he's in big trouble for allegedly funneling $1 million into shady Silk Road dealings.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:35:00 -0500

Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:30:00 -0500

Whether you want to start a stand-alone business or add these services to your existing cleaning company, here are eight business ideas you might want to consider in the cleaning industry.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

Pluto Mail lets you 'unsend' messages, edit unopened ones and choose a shelf-life for all your email transactions.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

Focusing on the long term, keeping your feelings in check and rooting out negative influences can lead to success.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:52:00 -0500

Jobs in science and engineering got top marks from CareerCast in a study that looked at stress, income and room for advancement.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:50:00 -0500

A look at where online shopping is expected to grow the fastest in the next five years and which companies are leading the charge.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:44:00 -0500

This flight attendant could probably double as a standup comedian, with her spiced-up safety announcement garnering over 1.5 million views on YouTube.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:35:00 -0500

The tech company has a new patent application to apply Google Glass's camera feature to contact lenses.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:30:00 -0500

At every stage you'll face expectations to conform to different corporate cultures. You must weigh them against your sense of ethics.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:20:00 -0500

Workers in Belgium, Germany, Austria and Hungary face the highest tax burdens, according to the OECD's annual report on individual income taxes.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

With good content and quality links, you can attract more visitors located closer to home and increase your business' sales.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:30:00 -0500

Despite the time saving promise, job seekers may avoid linking their personal accounts due to privacy concerns.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:24:00 -0500

Twitter has snagged six-year-old social data startup Gnip for an undisclosed amount.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:10:00 -0500

As the smart glasses go on sale to the masses, we want to know if it's worth the money -- and the hassle.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Show, don't just tell, to earn downloads.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:55:00 -0500

A new study reveals that low blood pressure depletes our self-control, turning us into aggressive voodoo-stabbing versions of ourselves.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:51:00 -0500

The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:30:00 -0500

When your startup isn't the next Facebook, a first-to-market disruptor or solving some dire pain point, but rather one that is improving on an already successful model, it can be hard to get the attention of the media. But it isn't impossible.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:20:00 -0500

The airline's recent PR nightmare is a reminder to slow down, pay closer attention and think before you tweet.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Investing in training is often an exercise in guesswork. Here are the questions you need to determine if a training model is effective and the right choice for your company.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:30:00 -0500

An entrepreneur discusses how he fell into the trap of equating revenue with profit.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500

In an ever more competitive advertising world, marketers are increasingly turning to native content to capture the eye of consumers.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Some say the key to creating hundreds of thousands of jobs may soon be on a desktop near you.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Industry leaders worry tax can dampen growth and innovation.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Moving out of startup mode into growth mode? Certified professional coach and Entrepreneur.com contributor Lindsay Broder shares tips on how you can identify those opportunities.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

In this podcast, adventurer and leadership professor Alison Levine discusses her personal struggles and the lessons she has learned along the way.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

With apps, wearable tech and the ability to micromanage franchisees across the country, tech is giving fitness chains new ways to flex their business muscle.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:00 -0500

MTV's new series, which profiles snake venom milkers, beer keg inventors and junk food bloggers, represents the network’s first foray into business-centric content.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500

All founders can be seen as either artists, entrepreneurs or managers. Often multitasking, they may need in time to choose to focus on their strengths.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:00:00 -0500

Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:00:00 -0500

Big-name Silicon Valley investors and leaders participated in panel discussion on entrepreneurship -- as well as a 'Shark Tank' of sorts -- at Colgate University this weekend.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:41:00 -0500

The Big G wants in on the global internet-beaming solar drone game and it just scored a high-flying advantage.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:30:00 -0500

Businesses should tweak their plans to inject a more human focus rather than emphasizing steep spending or quick expirations.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:25:00 -0500

The air carrier is planning to make its cabins feel more like ‘sky hotels.’

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0500

Tech founder on seeking funds for albums, booking tours and hanging with Dave Grohl.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:30:00 -0500

Get the inside scoop from established cleaning service business owners who share their tips for building a successful cleaning business.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:35:00 -0500

You may have heard of the smart car, but what about a smart highway?

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:15:00 -0500

Freelancer.com highlights five booming trends in Internet-related jobs.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

If the emotional or economic toll from serving abrasive or low-profit customers outweighs the return, think about an exit strategy.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:16:00 -0500

New Zealand's economy has been hailed as one of world's top safe-haven economies in recent years after it emerged from Global Financial Crisis relatively unscathed. Unfortunately, my research has found that many of today's so-called safe-havens (such as Singapore) are experiencing economic bubbles that are strikingly similar to those that led to the financial crisis in the first place.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:45:00 -0500

In the hunt for exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system), one of the things that astronomers have been desperately searching for is another planet like Earth that's capable of supporting life. It's been a close thing, so far. Astronomers have found Earth-sized planets in other solar systems. They have found planets in the "habitable zone" (an orbit where temperatures would be potentially conducive to life) of other solar systems. But they haven't found an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:25:00 -0500

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced it filed charges on April 15, 2014, against multiple companies under the TelexFree umbrella, accusing the companies of orchestrating a massive pyramid scheme that targeted Dominican and Brazilian immigrants and took in at least several hundred million dollars from investors worldwide. In addition to TelexFree, the Commission also named eight TelexFree officers and promoters: James M. Merrill, Carlos N. Wanzeler, Steven M. Labriola, Joseph H. Craft, Sanderley Rodrigues de Vasconcelos, Santiago de la Rosa, Randy N. Crosby, and Faith R. Sloan (collectively, "Defendants"). Each has been charged with multiple violations of federal securities laws. In addition to the charges, the Commission also announced it had obtained an asset freeze securing millions of dollars in funds.   The unsealing of the charges come days after TelexFree declared bankruptcy in a Nevada federal court and was subsequently the target of an administrative action by Massachusetts securities regulators accusing the company of being a massive $1.1 billion pyramid and Ponzi scheme.  According to authorities, TelexFree advertised itself as a substitute to landline phone services through the sale of its voice over internet protocol (“VoIP”) program, 99TelexFREE.  In addition, the company also sought participants for a passive income program that promised outsized returns through either a $289 or $1,375 investment (as well as a $50 administrative fee).  Investors were able to invest by credit card.  The $289 program offers one advertisement kit and ten VoIP Programs, while the $1,375 option allows the purchaser to receive five advertisement kits and fifty VoIP Programs.  By using the so-called advertisement kits, which is an “effortless” process consisting of several minutes of work per advertisement, participants are purportedly able to generate extensive returns without the need for any VoIP Program sales.  In addition, participants received an additional VoIP Program for posting a daily advertisement, which they were then able to sell to TelexFree for $20. Through these efforts, participants in either program were promised astronomical returns.  For example, a participant investing $289 that simply placed one advertisement per day could receive an annual profit of at least $681 – a return exceeding 200%.  Similarly, a participant investing $1,375 and placing five advertisements daily could receive profit of $3,675 – a return over 250%.  Not surprisingly, these large returns spurred the participation by many thousands of investors worldwide. TelexFree also paid handsome commissions to promoters, including bonuses of up to $100 per member recruited and further incentives for direct and indirect participants in their "network."  Additionally, promoters were promised 2% of all payments to each participant in their network that had at least one active VoIP customer.  According to the Commission, Defendants Vasconcelos, De La Rosa, Crosby, and Sloan were among "the most successful promoters of TelexFree." The Commission accused TelexFree of multiple material misrepresentations and omissions to investors, including but not limited to:

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:19:00 -0500

As you know by now, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened to a record-shattering $95 million domestic, while overseas it scored massive back-to-back weekends, bringing its worldwide total to $302 million in ten days. Through the following weeks, it continued to performer stronger than expected, winning its second weekend in North America with $41.3 million. By Tuesday of this week, the foreign totals were updated and Captain America's newest outing has passed $500 million worldwide.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:55:00 -0500

Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its mobile app that allows you to  share your approximate location with friends. The opt-in feature (it's turned off by default) enables you to find and be found by nearby friends. The feature can be turned on or off at any time and both parties have to have the feature enabled. When you configure the feature you can select to share with all your friends or a sub-set like only family or only close friends.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:45:00 -0500

When I was at SXSW I learned about a discipline from author Greg McKeown called Essentialism. Essentialism is the art of discerning between external noise and internal voice. It’s not a task and time management tactical list. It’s more than that. It’s a mindset—a way of life. Unfortunately we live in a world where it’s considered a positive thing to take on more and more, thinking that the end result will be greater success. This is not the case.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:54:00 -0500

Business-focused social network , retailer , growing ETF power , cloud-based enterprise software company and 3D-printing outfit don't have much in common. Except for the fact that analysts from Jefferies think all five could see their stocks double over the next two years.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:42:00 -0500

Raleigh, N.C., has built a solid economy around financial services, software and energy, a major retail shipping operation and its renowned Research Triangle.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:48:00 -0500

Same-day home delivery of groceries is to retailers what Mount Everest is to climbers: The lure is obvious, the logistics fearsome, and tackling either without the right plan is suicide. Nevertheless, 13 years after the spectacular collapse of Webvan made it a lasting symbol of dot-com-era hubris, similar services are cropping up in cities and suburbs across America. Operating them are the biggest names in tech and retail, along with a bevy of more specialized startups.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:35:00 -0500

Walmart's low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 :: 21573 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center
Michigan, USA - Chaldeans should know that a job search is less like a sprint and more like a marathon.  Without this attitude, Chaldean job-hunters will view every day as a laborious burden that does not produce results. You’ll risk losing focus, motivation, and direction. You’ll neither write nor interview well, and your search may take even longer.

In today’s challenging job market, many Chaldean job-hunters are finding that the search takes somewhat more time than they anticipated. Regardless of what expectations you may have or may hear, Chaldeans should assume a time frame of at least 10 months for their search. Chaldeans in Michigan, due to their poor economic condition and high taxes, should consider a year to a year and a half. 

The next step is to identify your unique skills, strengths, experience, and traits. This can be difficult for Chaldeans. Chaldeans so often take their own capabilities for granted. So spend some time considering your skills—or ask a friend or colleague to help you. Jot them down from the most simple to the more complex.

Be sure to use a computer.  It will make the future steps that use the information much easier.  Next, decide which ones are relevant to the various positions for which you may apply. This becomes especially important if you’re transferring skills to a new job or industry. In every case, identifying what you can do and what sets you apart from other candidates is essential.

With the list in hand take the information and begin creating resumes.  You should have a few resumes that are standard and there will be resumes that address specific jobs. 

The resume is something tangible to offer friends, family, and employers.  If you have not done so in the past it is high time you start the most important part of job-hunting – Network! 

NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK

You can’t start soon enough or do too much networking.  If you have not been involved in associations, church, clubs, or groups it is time to get involved.  While it would have been much better to have established your affiliation there is still hope for your involvement. 

You’re planning your future, after all, so take charge! Begin by listing all the people to whom you can talk. Not only those who may have the job you want. Anyone and everyone can spread the word that you are—or will be— searching for a new position. Whether it’s passing along your resume, providing a referral or simply keeping you in mind should an opportunity arise to mention your name, there’s something for everyone to do! As soon as you know you’ll be looking, draft your list. Begin with the names of friends and family. To that, add current work contacts, previous employers, co-workers, fellow alumni, and so on. 

Always carry index cards for jotting down names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of those who are willing to offer assistance—you never know whom you’ll meet so be prepared. Print up “Info Cards” which are like business cards for you to distribute at opportune moments; these should provide your name, e-mail address, address, and phone number(s) along with a very brief description of the type of position you seek.

Research and seize every opportunity to network—including clubs and associations in your local area, groups, holidays, conventions, weddings, and reunions when you’re likely to encounter people you don’t see regularly.



This information is brought to you by the Chaldean Education and Career Center (CE&CC).  The CE&CC is an education and career service center for the Chaldean community. The Center is a group of Chaldean educators and career counselors that actively support the Chaldean community.  Some of the Center’s recent programs include education policy board, tutoring book, career counseling, job search services, scholarship search, community workshops, community employment bank, and more.  To learn more about the Chaldean Education and Career Center please visit the CECC community webpage on www.chaldean.org or e-mail CECCMI@yahoo.com or ChaldeanEducationAndCareerCenter@yahoo.com for further assistance.