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Archive for April, 2013

Apr
30

Investing with your values

People are becoming more self conscious of the world we live in. We see more and more people investing with their values, placing their money in what they believe in. Nowadays, we see individuals investing in things like renewable energy, solar panels, and the environment. Additionally, people may invest in companies that support the causes they are most interested in (i.e. health care, workplace diversity, community development, religion, human rights, etc.). They may avoid investing in mutual funds or stocks which are considered vice stocks. Today, there are so many different ways to invest your money, they have mutual funds

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Apr
28

Recruiting the best candidate for the job

Recruiting the best candidate for the job is never an easy task. Do you spend hours of your day looking through resumes, trying to find who might look good enough on paper to call for a phone interview or schedule an in-office interview with. If you do, you’re probably wasting your time, the best candidates are typically not found this way. The best candidates are often recommended to you through your own network and you may even already know them from working in the industry. Why is it so hard for Fortune 500 companies to find great candidates nowadays? Why

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Apr
26

Why you don’t need a college degree to succeed

Is there a reason why you don’t need a college degree to succeed? Actually, there are plenty of them, and I mean plenty. While many of my friends have college degrees, some don’t. Some of my friends that don’t have college degrees are very successful entrepreneurs and business owners, others aren’t. While many of my friends have college degrees, some are stuck in a rut without a job right now. I will say that I’m glad I have a bachelors degree in Economics, and I’m proud of what I have accomplished with that degree. However, I think I would be

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Apr
25

How to sing your own praises at work

How to sing your own praises at work? There are many things you can do at work to sing your praises, try to do so without bragging. Bragging can be frowned upon in the workplace just like it can be in any social setting so you have to be careful how you do it. You don’t want to come across as narcissistic, self-absorbed, or obnoxious and that is exactly the way some people come off when they speak about themselves in front of others. There are some tricks to this, you can always say you’re very, very good at something

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Apr
24

Screwed! by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

What a screwed up world we live in. These were my first thoughts after I read Screwed! by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. I will say this is a long book, but a very enjoyable book and it’s based on facts, not fiction. Why is it that our country does these things with regards to the way they handle foreign policy? Throughout this book we’re shown just how corrupt the politicians we elect are, they do what’s it their self interest, not what’s best for our country. Politicians are constantly changing their minds due to lobbyists, and some politicians even

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