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Does Your Workplace Lack Diversity?

Job applicants are more likely to get hired if workers within the company have vouched for them, according to a study conducted by labor researcher …

Recruitment

7 Little-Known Ways to Find New Prospects on LinkedIn

25-year-old CEO shares 5 tricks to fast-track your career in 2017

After Brian Wong graduated college at age 18, he co-founded a company that received more than $32 million in venture capital funding and landed …

Business Strategy

IBM's Rometty to urge Trump to support worker retraining

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will arrive at Wednesday's tech summit at Trump Tower with a message for the President-elect: Big Blue is already creating jobs.<p>Rometty hopes to bend incoming President Donald Trump's ear about ways to better train American workers so they are qualified enough to fill the …

IBM

Tech Startups Struggle to Tap $82 Billion in Federal Contracts - Bloomberg

Jason Wagner’s cyber startup sells a digital platform federal agencies need. But lacking the heft or connections of a major defense contractor, it …

Government

Career Focus: Tips for Effective Skype Job Interviews

Few things in life are more stressful than job interviews and the prospects of the new lives that could start — or be stalled — because of them. Most …

3 Ways to Use LinkedIn in 2017 to Grow Your Business

It's time to take full advantage of LinkedIn for your business.<p>Linkedin has been a big deal for quite sometime now but when Microsoft announced their 26 billion dollar acquisition, the social media site jumped to an entirely new level.<p>For Microsoft, the deal is very logical. Commenting on the …

LinkedIn

Want a Job in Silicon Valley? Keep Away From Coding Schools - Bloomberg

It was a calamitous job interview two years ago that prompted Jose Contreras to demand his money back from the coding school he attended. His …

Silicon Valley

4 Ways to Improve Your Networking Conversations

You also know that showing up is only half of networking. Whether your goal is to land a new job, start a business, join a board, or find a mentor, …

Networking

SMART-ly Redefining Your Career Goals

The next step is to focus on planning - taking an unconventional goal you have identified and making it happen. To do this we need to craft a SMART …

Productivity

Embracing and Retraining for Innovation: AT&T Strategy Aims to Disrupt Itself Part II

Embracing and Retraining for Innovation: AT&T Strategy Aims to Disrupt Itself Part II An evolving AT&T strategy has set out on a journey to maximize …

Innovation

Betaspring Cofounder on What It Takes for Startups to Make It

Once he became an entrepreneur, IEEE Member Allan Tear says he never wanted to get a “real job” again. He had been working in the telecom industry …

Boost Your Pay and Improve Work-Live Benefits With These Tips

There’s an old adage when it comes to salary negotiation that goes: “He who speaks first, loses.”<p>I don’t subscribe to the philosophy of winners and …

Plastics That Cool and Cars That Communicate Like Bees

Member <b>Salvatore Campione</b> received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from IEEE–Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the organization’s honor society. The award …

Manage Your Own Performance

October 1st, 2016 by Sherri Edwards in Business, Individual<p>Many people dread their annual performance reviews. The anxiety created by worrying about …

Leverage Your Value as a Volunteer

Nonprofit organizations and volunteering go hand in hand. Organizations rely on volunteers to support their programming, spread awareness of their …

Leadership

Three steps to reinventing your career—even if you’re not sure what you want to do next

In 2012, I was working in the Park Avenue offices of BlackRock, investing in hedge funds. I managed a great, diverse team of people, and every day I got to chat with the most successful investors in the world.<p>But I felt an itch. I wanted to learn about a new industry. I wanted to be more creative. …

Networking

Long-Term Unemployment? Tackle it With a Collective Approach!

We know that long-term unemployment, while devastating to seekers, affects communities, too. So what would a more collective approach to tackling …

Employment

Doing Work the Way We Always Have Discourages Creativity

As I was skimming my Twitter feed, I came across a quote posted by @IEEEorg from Gary Kildall, the inventor of the Control Program for …

eBook: A Living Resume - Vol. 3: Documenting your Professional Service, Community Service Consultancies

Every company likes to have well-rounded folks working for them, people who are vital elements of their communities—walking billboards for your …

U.S. Protecting Us from AI

From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.

Artificial Intelligence

Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer explains the 3 keys to building a powerful brand

Shake Shack founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, Danny Meyer, is a master of hospitality. At 27, he started his first restaurant. When he first started Shake Shack, it was a small hot dog cart. Now it boasts restaurants all over the globe. Meyer reveals what it takes to build a …

Black Market

Engineering and Business A Combination for Success

Before becoming a professor at the University of Notre Dame, engineer Bob Dunn enjoyed a successful 33-year business career. During this time he …