Elie Hajjar

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7 Social Media Trends to Watch and Capitalize On in 2018

The trend is your friend.Why? Because trends often become the norm, and getting in early allows you to harness its power without too much competition …

Marketing

Ten Fatal Interviewing Mistakes That Lead To Bad Hires

Every manager in a hiring capacity will make at least one bad hire over the course of a career, and some people make nothing but bad hires! What is a bad hire? It’s a mismatch between a person and a job.<p>Managers who make bad hires often can be quick to say, “What’s wrong with these job applicants?” …

Employment

How To Find A Flexible Job Or Create One

Interested in a more flexible job? I’ve got some good news to share. According to Allison O’Kelly, CEO & founder of Corps Team, a Marietta, Ga.-based professional staffing firm with a focus on flexible work, “It’s a wonderful time for job seekers right now. They are demanding flexibility and …

Employment

Ten Ways To Take Charge Of Your Career

The old working world is giving way to a new world where jobs are short-term and project-based. We used to live and die by our job descriptions, but these days any organization that has up-to-date job descriptions in its files is either evolving too slowly to survive for long or is spending way too …

Employment

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Marketing And Sales

• Customer Analytics (48%), Operational Analytics (21%), Fraud and Compliance (12%) New Product & Service Innovation (10%) & Enterprise Data Warehouse Optimization (10%) are among the most popular big data use cases in sales and marketing.<br>• Customer Value Analytics (CVA) based on Big Data is making it …

Big Data

Five Ways To Keep An Eye On The Job Market

We are creatures of habit. We fall into ruts easily and it hurts us sometimes.<p>We get a job and do the job, and pretty much forget about the job market. Sometimes we come blinking into the sunlight a few years or just a few months later, feeling adrift and unequal to the task of finding new …

Labor Economics

Cold Email Outreach: 8 Tips To Improve Your Email Campaign Results

Sales are vital for every business to succeed. Lead generation is the first step of any sales process, and it comes in all forms. One of the most effective forms of lead generation is cold email outreach. If done right, it can be very effective at generating targeted leads at a low cost. If done …

Marketing

Why You're Missing 95% of Gains When Investing in Public Tech Companies | Inc.com

<b>The new math of value creation</b><p>The math of the tech company investing game has changed over the past 15-20 years, and most likely not in your favor. Yes, top public tech companies can still offer a great return. Yet more investors should know the truth about a dramatic and long-standing shift in …

Venture Capital

12 Tips For Public Speaking

There are few skills that will bring more opportunity into your life than the ability to speak well in public. Below are 12 tips that can make the difference between those speakers who leave a powerful, positive impression and those that are quickly forgotten.<p><b>Speak with an intent to move people to</b> …

Public Speaking

Nurse Practitioners And Physician Assistants Win Prescribing Authority Milestone

The state of Florida, long a holdout when it comes to expanding prescribing authority, will soon allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances under legislation signed by the state’s governor.<p>Nurse practitioners beginning in January 2017 will have the ability …

Health Care

3 Skills You Need To Rock Your Interviews And Your Career

As a career coach, I work with hundreds of professional women each year who are in various states and stages of growth, leadership and ascension. In our work together, there are key steps we walk through over a period of weeks and months to help them achieve what they’re hoping for (and everyone’s …

Employment

Home Brew iPhone Malware Kit Makes Spying On Apple Devices Easy

Apple makes some of the most secure smartphones on the planet, as the FBI has found all too apparent in recent weeks. But when one has access to an iPhone, it’s possible to quickly install malware that appears to be legitimate, as shown by a new software called Su-A-Cyder, which automates the …

Spying

6 Key Financial Analytics Every Manager Should Know

In today’s data-filled world, analytics is an essential part of staying competitive. Financial analytics help businesses understand current and past performance, predict future performance and make smarter decisions. Let’s look at some of the key financial analytics that any business, regardless of …

Data Warehousing

This Is When You’ll Know it’s Time to Panic About a Recession

The problem with being a contrarian when it comes to the economy is this: If everyone believes we’re headed for a recession and acts that way, then …

Busting the Myths About Social Media and Email Marketing

Yes, social media is an important part of your marketing plan, but I see too many businesses putting all their eggs in the social media basket and …

5 Effective Strategies for Startups to Grow Their Email Lists

Email marketing has been dead many times, so many people say. Yet it remains the oldest and most effective technique to speak directly to your …

15 strategies millionaires use to manage their money that make them richer

It's no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person.<p>Those habits are most prevalent when it comes to the ways that they manage their money.<p>They have a unique way of thinking that actually helps them earn even more money by making wise …

Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns: A Financial-Crisis Mystery Is Solved

Source of CNBC report revealed in commission report<p>It has been called the bombshell that blew up Bear Stearns.<p>It happened on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, shortly after 9 a.m. in an interview broadcast on CNBC. There, reporterDavid Faber asked Bear Stearns chief Alan Schwartz to respond to reports …

Goldman Sachs

Top 20 Reasons Why Startups Fail [Infographic]

Startups have been the hyped-up success story of the past decade, with a few new companies not just hitting it big, but changing the face of business in the process. But for every successful startup, countless others fail, sometimes mysteriously and often unnoticed.<p>So what kills startups? Lance …

Startups

How to Bring in a New CEO for Your Startup

Most startup founders are deeply committed to the companies they have launched and heavily invested in the dream of leading the company to long-term business success. Not surprisingly, they often have a hard time asking themselves if their talents are best suited to lead their company as it …

How Do Entrepreneurs Define Success?

Entrepreneurs are often reminded that 95% of startups fail and that going on to build the next Facebook is the exception, not the rule. And while such statements accurately portray the realities for the financial returns for entrepreneurs and their investors, they miss out on other forms of <i>return</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Ten Reasons You Don't Need An MBA

Ever feel like you’re the only one in the room who doesn’t have an MBA? You’re not alone.<p>With more people than ever earning post-graduate degrees, and a huge portion of them MBA’s, it can be intimidating to be surrounded by colleagues who have higher levels of education than you. However, there’s …

Employment

Smart buildings are boring, but these startups aren’t

Motion sensors driving light switches used to be state of the art in office buildings, but now startups and big companies are bringing connected …

10 Things That Separate Great Speakers From Boring Babblers | Inc.com

They say some people fear public speaking more than death. So what do you do when you're called on to give a short speech?<p>It's important to use words properly of course (as some of my Inc.com colleagues like Jeff Haden and Christina DesMarais have written--here and here, ICYMI). But it's just as …

Public Speaking

Forbes Welcome

11 Ways to Generate Sales Leads Online

There’s no one right way to generate sales leads online. Some businesses swear by using Facebook ads, while others have found more success by hosting …

HARRY DENT: Oil will fall to '$10 or $20'

There is too much oil in the system today. The U.S. fracking revolution has added four million barrels of oil to the global supply per day. But that's just the U.S., and that's just since 2009. Since 1996, it's gone up about 15 million worldwide.<p>As the world economy has slowed, oil production has …

Better Jobs For 540 Million People? Here's How It Will Happen

Cue the happy music! There’s a tidal wave of good news coming into the global job market, say consultants at McKinsey Global Institute.<p>Whether you’re pouring coffee in Dallas, trading bonds in London or trying to put your teaching certificate to use in South Africa, better times lie ahead. That’s …

Labor Economics

Why You Should Be a Mentor

During a conversation with Susan Bender Phelps, founder of Odyssey Mentoring and author of <i>Aspire Higher</i>, she told me that mentors make an average of $25,000 more a year. WOW.<p>Most people focus on the benefit of mentoring for the mentee – but there are lots of advantages for the mentor. Once I heard …

Mentoring

In The Future Will We Work More Or Less?

This is a question I get asked quite frequently, and it’s been written about and explored for many decades. However, recently this topic is gaining even more momentum as we start to explore things such as freelancers, automation, robots and workplace flexibility. There’s an interesting debate going …

The Workplace