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With a sound product and an unwavering focus on customers, tiny startups become formidable companies very quickly.

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Making even small adjustments to your workflow and nutrition intake will help maintain motivation and maximize productivity.

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The focus shouldn't be on improving CRM technology. It should be on revolutionizing the sales force's ability to use the data it provides.

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A lot rides on a sales presentation, but follow these tips, and you will set yourself, and your company, up for success.

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Fintech startups are trying to 'put a ring on it' by urging banks to keep up with digital makeovers and strategic partnerships.

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News of the virus, which spreads via bites, has caused companies in the space to change strategies.

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From roses and jewelry to dinner and champagne, Feb. 14 can be a costly affair.

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Eateries in one particular state dominated the list.

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'It's so obvious,' says the company's head of North American operations. 'I don't know why we didn't do this before.'

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A new entrepreneur's 'fast-success' launch of a fitness center proved to have some unhealthy aspects.

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The teen heartthrobs-turned-entrepreneurs break down how building a business is like making music.

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The prominent venture capitalist and Facebook board director had condemned the Indian government for banning the social-media company's free Internet service.

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The company's shares have more than halved in value since co-founder Jack Dorsey returned as CEO in July.

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You want to hear "yes,'' and you will survive hearing "no,'' but you can't work with a "maybe'' that never ends.

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Allegations from a special needs applicant in Pennsylvania illustrate ongoing concerns about job discrimination.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:42:00 -0600

Elon Musk took to Twitter again, this time to break the news that the low-cost Model 3 will go on sale March 31 for $1,000 down. Online buyers will have to wait an extra day to get in line and demand is likely to be high for the 200-mile sedan, which Tesla says will arrive late in 2017.

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Discover the BEX recipe for success and why they have continued to double in revenue every year since launching the brand in 2009.

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The Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders landslide victory in the New Hampshire primary could pave the way for former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg to enter the presidential race as a third party candidate.

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I've been watching Bernie Sanders describe himself as a democratic socialist these months and wanting to shout at him that that isn't quite what he means. Over here in Europe, given that we live rather closer to properly socialist states and also came rather closer to it ourselves we're perhaps [...]

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:00:00 -0600

Jeff Huber Jeff Huber, who helped lead the development of Google’s ad software and its iconic maps application will be the chief executive of Grail, a startup that raised $100 millionlast month tocreate a blood test to detect cancer early, when itis treatable. His reasons are scientific, but also personal. On November [...]

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:59:00 -0600

Former Vice President Al Gore got a bum rap for claiming to have invented the Internet (he never did). Yet ironically, when today we legitimately wonder whether government can do much of anything right, the passage twenty years ago of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 actually did help to lay [...]

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:54:00 -0600

Capitalism has generated massive wealth for some, but it’s devastated the planet and has failed to improve human well-being at scale. Species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 times faster than that of the natural rate over the previous 65 million years(seeCenter for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard [...]

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:15:00 -0600

Exceptional employees rely on skills that you won’t find in a job description. Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you what sets them apart.

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New study reveals what Windows 10 is doing behind your back, and it's shocking...

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The authors of 'Modernize Your Resume' explain what to do to make your resume stand out.

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 :: 31414 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.



 


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