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99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

Everything You Need To Know About The Possible Coming Trade War

(Source: imgflip)<p>I've written extensively about why trade wars are terrible for the economies of all parties involved. I've also explained in detail …

Globalization

8 Things Highly Successful LinkedIn Users Do Right Everyday

There are unwritten rules of engagement on LinkedIn. Do you know what they are?<p>LinkedIn is currently the number one professional networking platform. With over 500 million profiles, it's also where hiring managers and recruiters go to find their next rockstar employee, freelancer, vendor, etc. The …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Want to Know If Someone's Actually Qualified for the Job? Ask this 1 Question

Why asking about an applicant's work tools can reveal their job aptitude.<p>Back when I was a kid working on constructions sites in Boston with my Nonno (that's grandfather in Italian, by the way), he taught me the most important interview question you could ask an applicant. Nonno was an architect …

Is Singapore really as boring as everyone thinks?

What's in a number? What’s in a figure of, say, 138.2? Or 98.7? Or 15,000? Or 32?<p>Random digits, surely? Well yes. And then, also, no. Because each one of these statistics has appeared in a recent survey by that most esteemed of lifestyle publications Time Out, which has conducted a spot of research …

Employers are getting smarter about hiring older workers

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Employers tend to get a bad rap — often deservedly — for their attitudes about hiring, …

U.S. trade deficit rises to highest level since 2008, fanning criticism of Trump

Despite President Trump's vow to reduce the United States' large trade deficit, the nation's long-standing imbalance with the rest of the world widened substantially during his first year in office, to the highest level in almost a decade.<p>The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the U.S. trade …

Robots will take a third of British jobs by 2030, report says

A third of existing British jobs are at risk of being taken over by robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) within 15 years, a report reveals.<p>As many as 30pc of existing roles in the UK could be automated by 2030 with the most at risk industries being waste management, transportation and …

7 reasons why you should try dating an older man

Are your girlfriends saying you really need an older man? Are you tired of dating guys your own age who don't have their shit together, are there one …

These 6 charts explain the world's looming demographic crisis

Those changes will broaden the scope of our study of economics and investing; they will alter our understanding of sociology; and they will radically affect politics and governments.<p>Precisely what these changes will be is difficult to discern and predicting them requires some guesswork, but the one …

Ban on display of tobacco products to start in Singapore in 2017

Displaying of tobacco products in shops will no longer be allowed in 2017. The Straits Times/ANN<p>SINGAPORE—Retailers will no longer be allowed to …

Career & Internship Services

You are here<p>Welcome to Career and Internship Services!<p>We serve undergraduates, graduate students and alumni of UMD.<p>We can help you:<p>Related …

Why Does Spain Have the World's Highest Concentration of Elevators?

Compared with other Europeans, Spaniards are way more likely to live in apartment buildings, thanks in part to the autocratic regime of Francisco Franco.<p>When you think about Spain, the first thing that pops into mind is undoubtedly one word: elevators.<p>No? Well, maybe it should be.<p>Compared to other …

Xi Jinping Could Be China’s Last Communist Ruler

The mammoth protests that have gripped Hong Kong for the past several days have implications far beyond this Special Administrative Region of more …

Teenage Girls Given Choice of Free Contraceptives Get Far Fewer Abortions

Three in 10 teenage girls in the U.S become pregnant each year—a rate far higher than in other industrialized countries. But when girls are counseled …

Special Report - In 'Umbrella Revolution,' China confronts limits of its power

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In the heart of Mong Kok, one of the most densely populated districts on earth, an abandoned Hong Kong police van is enveloped in the student-led demonstrations paralysing swathes of the city. Along with yellow ribbons and flowers, symbols of the city’s pro-democracy movement, …

Ebola: are thermal scanners effective prevention tools or just a placebo?

How does a financial services conference expecting thousands of attendees coming into the US from more than 130 countries try to keep participants safe from Ebola? It takes their temperature.<p>Sibos, a gathering of financial experts being held in Boston this week, emailed attendees on Monday, before …

Spin and substance

IN OSAKA’s strongly Korean Tsuruhashi district, a 14-year-old Japanese girl went out into the streets last year calling through a loudspeaker for a …

Norway Is the Best Place to Grow Old

Growing old is a pleasure—if you’re in Norway, that is. A new report looking at the social and economic wellbeing of older people in 96 countries …

Where street meets tweet

<b>China’s censorship of the Hong Kong protests on social media</b><p>THE principle of “one country, two systems” that defines how Beijing handles Hong Kong is …

Number of same-sex weddings revealed for the first time

<b>Just over 1,400 same-sex marriages took place in the first three months of the new law, official figures have revealed.</b><p>Of these, 56% were female couples and 44% were male.<p>The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was introduced in England and Wales on 29 March this year.<p>The law triggered a rush of …

Here's How Russian, French, Portuguese, And German Native Speakers Screw Up English

Computer scientists at MIT and Israel's Technion recently developed an algorithm that analyzes quirks and errors in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) essays to predict the author's native tongue, potentially unlocking new tools for translation and teaching and also producing an alternative map of …

Earth Overshoot Day is early as we consume too much for planet to replenish

The latest grim news about the Earth’s resources is that we are using them up faster and faster every year, and that is creating bigger and bigger economic inequalities between countries.<p>We hit what is known as Earth Overshoot Day even earlier this year – on 19 August<p>Global Footprint Network, the …