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The Silver Bullet of the Job Search

Christian HELP | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Christian HELP

5,647 was the number of applications I had submitted online, or at least that is how many it felt like. Fresh out of college and ready to star...

4 Types Of Loans Every Business Owner Should Understand

Posted 07.07.2014 | Small Business

The ability to access capital is important for many growing small businesses, whether one is looking to invest in infrastructure, increase inventory, ...

155 European Cities Join Bloomberg Challenge To 'Out-Innovate' One Another

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Unemployment, energy efficiency and obesity are the top concerns targeted by some 155 European cities competing to out-innovate each...

14 Ways to Land Your Dream Job From Bed

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Brian Hanley

8. Diversify your career options. Never put all your eggs in one basket. The job market is one big numbers game. Apply to positions early and often. You're far more likely to miss out on your dream job if you don't know that it exists. Find it before someone else does.

How The Internet Can Transform Your Business

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

An online presence has become vital to reaching and connecting with customers. If you are not utilizing web tools to ensure the correct information ab...

4 Types of Financial Projections To Guide Your Small Business in 2014

Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business

You started your small business to follow your entrepreneurial dreams, but great ideas alone don't ensure a successful enterprise. A key underpinning ...

When Work Search Gets Personal

Roger Wright | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Roger Wright

So what connects these people who appear to be so different? It's this: They were prompted to find their own path to finding word. Not told. Or instructed. They started with a totally unrelated story that was based on a principle. That story prompted a thought.

"Finding Work" FAQ Part II

Roger Wright | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Fighting ageism by battling a culture, a gatekeeper, a stereotype, or a blind job ad can be a noble pursuit. But it can also be like throwing cotton balls into the wind.

5 People Everyone Needs in Their Entrepreneurial Network

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

When you’re running a small business, who you know can be just as important as what you do. Your connections in the business community can provide v...

Teachers and School Leaders Make It Real

Julie Kantor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Julie Kantor

When you make it real, applicable to real life, you touch the hearts and minds of America's youth and young workforce. Make it hands on, and show young people the correlation to real life and they will learn way more and advance academically.

Finding Dominick's Employees Jobs

Roger Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Because in this time when jobs are so scare, no one wants to give a job to a stranger. Jobs go to those who are part of a community. And perhaps you share a community with one of those 5,000. In fact, you might share a community and not even know it.

ViraVida: Offering a Turning Point For Victims of Child Exploitation

Jair Meneguelli | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Jair Meneguelli

The sexual exploitation of children and youth is one of the most destructive atrocities in the world and one of the worst human rights violations. Programs like this CAN make a difference. This is more than a social responsibility, it's a debt to the next generation.

Disconnected Youth: A Challenge for Our Country, But One We Can Tackle

Mark Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Edwards

There are one in seven young people ages 16-24 who are not in school nor working. The country is beginning to talk about these 5.8 million young people -- the so-called "disconnected youth." Who are these young people, and how did they end up so off-course? There is no one single answer.

7 Negotiation Techniques Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Negotiation may often be desc...

Writer Finds Full-time Job!

Roger Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Stand at the corner of Publishing Street and Job Market Avenue and you'll see an endless stream of corporate or organizational writers, copy editors, freelancers, self-promoters, bloggers and people who write because they can't imagine a world where they didn't write.

How Many Times Have You Heard the Word NO, NO, NO and NO Again?

R. Kay Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
R. Kay Green

Where many of your peers find success is through their unbending unwillingness to let the word no become a setback.

Every Student Deserves the Opportunity to Succeed This School Year

Mark Edwards | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Mark Edwards

Mounting evidence shows that the American Dream is increasingly out of reach, and that geography too often determines one's destiny. Studies show that neighborhoods and schools with higher concentrations of poverty provide fewer opportunities for their residents and students.

A Small Business Pitch Investors Can't Refuse

Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses What would you say about your...

We Know Geography Matters Too Much: It's Time to Change That

Mark Edwards | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Mark Edwards

All too often your zip code determines your economic destiny. This harsh reality contradicts our cherished belief in the American Dream -- that we are a country that rewards hard work with a better life for each successive generation.

Growing A Small Business? Here Are 5 Equations You Need To Know

Posted 10.18.2013 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Cash flow may be the lifebloo...

5 Tasks Small Business Owners Should Be Delegating Right Now

Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Leading a small business requ...

Time to Reauthorize the Federal Education Law

Mark Edwards | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Mark Edwards

At a time when little legislative action is taking place, Opportunity Nation is pleased to see progress on our Shared Planed in the version of the bill passed by the Senate, including several objectives in the Improving Secondary Schools Program.

'Impact Investing' Is New Hedge Fund Buzzword After Bangladesh Tragedy: Experts

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact

By Laurence Fletcher MONTE CARLO, June 18 (Reuters) - Hedge funds, once seen as a quick route to riches for managers a...

Volunteering is a Must for Your Resume!

Christian HELP | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Christian HELP

Have you ever stared at your resume thinking, "Man, I haven't added anything new to this in over a year!"? For those of you that can say no to that qu...

Show Some Respect For The Innovating Women Reshaping Technology And Entrepreneurship

XPRIZE | Posted 08.03.2013 | Women
XPRIZE

By Farai Chideya Farai has covered Presidential elections, natural disasters, and dictatorships -- as well as the arts and technology -- in a two-dec...