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11 Creative Things Job Seekers Have Done To Get Noticed

<i>This list of eleven of the boldest measures job seekers have taken to stand out is culled from the responses of more than 2,100 hiring managers and HR professionals to a survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder.</i>

How Do Homeowners Accumulate Wealth?

The differences between buying and renting are massive. According to the Federal Reserve, a typical homeowner’s net worth was $195,400, while that of renter’s was $5,400. The data reflects 2013 and the next survey of household finances, which is conducted every three years, will be out in 2016. …

9 Idiotic Office Rules That Drive Everyone Insane

Companies need to have rules—that’s a given—but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order.<p>I understand the temptation. As TalentSmart has grown, so has our difficulty maintaining standards. There have been many instances where someone crossed a line, and we were tempted …

Your Next Vacation Destination Might Be The Best Place To Start A Company

I sipped espresso with a fellow entrepreneur yesterday morning as we waded into the ocean to watch the sun rise over the Florida Keys. You’d think this was more of a vacation experience, but this founder has decided to call Key West his home.<p>I can’t blame him. The beaches are beautiful and the …

5 Tips For Making Parental Leave Good For Your Small Business

The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world where women aren’t guaranteed at least some time off to care for their newborn children. This impacts all women but especially those who work in small businesses. The Family Medical Leave Act provides workers 12 weeks of unpaid leave but exempts …

The Best And Worst Countries To Be Young

What if the defining clash of the 21st century is not between nations or religions but rather between generations? This is the question posed by Youthonomics, a new Paris based think tank dedicated to elevating the young. This query is perhaps extreme. However, in a paper introducing their …

How Ford CEO Mark Fields Is Channeling Henry Ford To Solve Society's Mobility Problems

An elegant blue sedan parked in a Ford Motor Co. design studio gradually awakens when it senses Chief Executive Mark Fields approaching. Like a child slowly waking to his mother’s voice, the car’s LED headlamps blink on, then a lamp illuminates the ground beneath the driver’s door and soft lights …

Worried About Data Breaches? 7 Steps To Protect Yourself

Did you apply for T-Mobile services anytime between September 1, 2013 and September 16, 2015 or have an account at Scottrade from the end of 2013 to early 2014? If so, sensitive personal information about you may be at risk as both companies have recently been added to a growing number of companies …

Skype gets shareable conversation links for easy invites

Need to invite someone to join a Skype session? Well, that task just got a lot easier. The video-chatting app added a new feature that lets you invite folks to join a conversation with a shareable link. All you have to do is nab the URL, send it to the person and they can click it to join. What's …

Valve Steam Link review: Better than a 50-foot HDMI cable

Steam Machines are finally here -- real gaming PCs designed to live in your entertainment center and play the role of hardcore gaming console. There's just one problem: I've never wanted one. Don't get me wrong: Valve's quest to drag PC gaming into the living room is awesome, but I already <i>have</i> an …