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Making your writing the best it can be: top tips from children's books editors

<b>David Fickling, editor of A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton</b><p><b>End note?</b><br>People always say that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. If that is true then by far the most important part is the end. Before you set off on a writing project it saves a lot of time to have the end in …

How To Ask For A Raise–And Get It

A long chain of events leads to a bump in pay. Let’s trace the path upward.<p>As <i>Cosmo</i> editor-in-chief Joanna Coles once told us, nothing can annoy your boss more than over-asking for money that you “need”–you’re better off “<b>explaining that you’re worth more</b>.”<p>Begin by knowing the <b>average salaries</b> for …

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter

Whether you’re being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you’re going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions–here’s a road map of what you’ll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions.<p>No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, …

Employment

How To Raise Money -- The Second Time Around

<i>The following post is from Rob Bernshteyn,</i> <i>CEO of</i> <i>Coupa</i><i>, a provider of cloud spend management solutions.</i><p>In my last article, I shared what I learned on Sand Hill Road raising my first round of venture capital for Coupa in 2009. In 2011, a year and a half later, it was time to raise money again. …

Coming 'oil glut' may push global economy into deflation

OPEC spare capacity set to reach levels last seen in the depths of the financial crisis in 2009, analysts say<p>One piece of the jigsaw puzzle is missing to complete the deflation landscape across the West: a slide in oil prices. This is becoming more likely each month.<p>Turmoil across the Middle East …