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What makes a recruiter reject your resume in seconds?

When it comes to job hunting, your resume can make or break your chances ... very quickly.<p>Three-quarters of human resource professionals said it takes them less than five minutes to review a resume before deciding whether a job applicant makes it to the next round, according to a recent survey from …

How to Start a Tech Company Without a Techie Co-founder (or Any Money)

Have an idea for a tech company, but no tech experience and no cash? No problem--here's a step-by-step guide to get you started.<p>It seems impossible at first. When we have a great tech idea, most of us who are not developers never pursue our vision because we don't have a co-founder with a technical …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Social Security: Complicated for couples - Encore - MarketWatch

By Anne Tergesen<p>Baby boomer couples are waking up to the need to maximize their Social Security benefits, by using complex claiming strategies to get …

Home sales getting crimped by more than the weather

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The early-spring sales season for the housing market is looking decidedly tepid, economists say.<p>Officials will release …

Real Estate

These States Have No Income Tax

Seven U.S. states have no income tax, while two more have almost no income tax.<p>There are seven U.S. states with no income tax, while another two …

How to replace a cracked Apple iPhone screen

You've dropped your iPhone and there are cracks all over it. Here's how to replace your screen so it look all shiny and new again<p>If you cannot face the repair bill for your iPhone, this step-by-step guide shows you how to remove and replace the damaged screen yourself easily and safely.<p><b>You will</b> …

Taxes From A To Z (2014): Y Is For Yacht

<b>Y is for Yacht.</b><p>If you could live (or vacation) anywhere in the world, where would it be?<p>If your idea of the perfect home is on the water, you’re in luck: the Internal Revenue Service doesn’t insist that you have a traditional main home – or second/vacation home - in order to qualify for a tax …

5 Ways You Should Be Screening Potential Landlords

The real estate rental market is fast paced, competitive and sometimes daunting. During the stress of finding a rental that fits your needs, you sometimes run into yet another brick wall: the landlord. Some landlords can be nosey people. Every corner your turn at an apartment viewing they’re …

BlackBerry's John Chen on What He Is Doing to Shake Up the Phone Maker

BlackBerry CEO John Chen insists that he has put in place much-needed changes that will help turn around the struggling phone maker.“It was important …

Mobile

LED fingernail stickers detect Android smartphones

Do your eyes light up when you get near a smartphone, or a video game controller? Now your fingernails can too, if these work as advertised. Get the upper hand in finding near-field communications (NFC) signals with Lumi Deco Nail by Japan's Takara Tomy Arts.<p>These fingernail stickers, which give …

Why the Class of 2018 will be better off

American college graduates looking for a job today may be more indebted than ever before, but the Class of 2018 will be in a stronger position as the …

Foreclosures Plunge Back to 2008 Levels

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- How healthy is the housing market? Data on prices and sales show a pretty nice recovery, but the standout stat is …

Real Estate

7 Must-Dos On The Day You Show Your House

<i>Lurdes Abruscato, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The “For Sale” sign is up. You’ve completed the big projects and the little tweaks, so you’re hopeful your efforts will pay off with a quick and profitable offer. But now comes the most critical part of the home-selling cycle: the day of a showing or an open …

What To Expect When Buying A Short Sale Property

For a home buyer, a short sale can be an excellent opportunity to purchase a new home at a steal of a price. However, if the low price tag is the only thing that the home buyer considers when browsing for short sales, they will soon find themselves surrounded by a collection of issues that can make …

Grosvenor ranks Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary the world’s top cities for long-term real estate investment

Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary are the world’s top cities for long-term real estate investment, a report by Grosvenor’s research said this …

Do You Have a Skill Others Will Pay For?

One of the debates raging right now, as student loan debt sky-rockets, is whether or not a college degree is worth it. Once you get that college …

8 Power Poses That Will Make You More Successful At Work

Power posing: The act of taking a posture of confidence, even when you don't feel so confident, to make yourself more dominant.<p>Social psychologist Amy Cuddy struck a chord in the business world at TEDGlobal 2012 when she gave a talk about the scientific evidence behind power posing. Her research …

Body Language

7 ways to save on funeral costs

These days, a funeral can cost upwards of $27,000, reports the National Funeral Directors Association. But even the least expensive funerals, …

Five strategies to get the most Social Security

President Barack Obama wants to eliminate, as part of his proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, aggressive Social Security claiming strategies “which …

Tax Q&A: Should my daughters file taxes?

<i>With the April 15 tax deadline fast approaching, you probably have questions. Fortunately, we have answers. Every day until April 15, members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have agreed to answer selected tax questions from</i> USA TODAY <i>readers. Submit your questions to</i> …

10 tax breaks enjoyed by the rich

High-income folks are painfully aware that many valuable tax breaks are phased-out (reduced or eliminated) as income climbs up the ladder. Examples …

22 LinkedIn Secrets LinkedIn Won't Tell You

I have written several articles about LinkedIn, and they often generate the most comments. Here are the highlights of my LinkedIn advice from previous articles, along with additional tips and tricks, many of which remain unspoken by the people at LinkedIn. With this checklist in hand, you can make …

7 tax return screw-ups to avoid

After Dec. 31, there’s nothing you can do to affect your taxes for the year that just passed, right? Not so. There are countless things you can do …

Do you know what’s wrong with your 401(k)?

Many employers are now providing investment advice to workers in their retirement plans, according to a new Aon Hewitt survey. In fact, nearly half …

China is No. 1 risk for world economy: Soros

3 Volunteer Opportunities That Will Seriously Boost Your Career

People are buzzing about volunteering these days, and with good reason: Studies have shown that volunteering strengthens communities, is good for your health—and can even help you land a job.<p>However, if you are a busy professional, it can be challenging to find an opportunity that allows you to …