If you think the political discussions this election season between presidential challenger Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama took a rancorous turn, wait until you hear some of the conversations around the office water cooler. Two out of five employees have witnessed a workplace political discussion turn into a personal attack, a new survey found.
“Showrooming” is on the rise. According to a new survey, nearly half of all online shoppers admitted to showrooming, or researching products in a store only to complete a purchase elsewhere. The rising popularity of smartphones has been the main factor in the popularity of the practice.
Ideas by themselves aren’t worth the ink you waste writing them down on napkins.
Before you spend any time trying to figure out how your business idea will operate, figure out how the market feels about it. How do you do that? Easy, you ask. And not your relatives and friends. Especially not your mother. You ask people that don’t know you or don’t like you.
In today’s job market, older workers have a definitive edge over younger workers. According to a new survey by recruiting firm Adecco, hiring managers are three times more likely to hire a worker that is 50-years-old or older than hire a millennial.
Michael Tally, a 31-year-old sales manager at a New Jersey-based packaging firm, walked down the long hallway leading towards his office, eyeing up the three candidates in folding metal chairs. “Two were nervous-looking, ruffling through papers in neat manila folders,” he recalls. It was the morning of the third and final round of interviews for the newest member of his sales team and there was a lot on the line. Nerves were normal.
Working with a recruiter can be a great benefit in your job hunt, but only if you understand their role in the hiring process. Unfortunately, too many people have misconceptions about what they do, and how to motivate them to be your advocate. Its time to clear the air and bust some of the myths.
People usually consider making big decisions in terms of what they stand to lose or gain. But often times, the cost to consider is that of an opportunity not taken and a decision not made.
So here’s my admittedly self-serving advice to all engineers working at large companies: Yes, it is a comfortable job. You probably don’t have to work very hard. There are lots of people to keep you company. But think about the cost of staying.
The time is now . . . to join a startup.
For the past few years, the tech frenzy has concentrated on young-gun Web guys including hoodie-wearing Mr. Zuckerberg and Groupon Inc. GRPN -7.21% Chief Executive Andrew Mason, who run easy-to-grasp companies touching millions of consumers.Enlarge ImageMax Morse and Sequoia CapitalSequoia Capital partner Jim Goetz with Nir Zuk of Palo Alto Networks.Now that those newly public Internet companies stocks have cratered, attention has shifted.
Even as Facebook, Groupon and social-games maker Zynga Inc. ZNGA -4.08% struggle in the public market, tech companies with names like Splunk Inc. SPLK +1.46% and ServiceNow Inc. NOW -0.94% that make harder-to-understand products for businesses are snagging attention with stellar IPOs and strong growth.
There could be a disconnect between the companies that are looking to hire Java developers and/or Java engineers and the men and women who are looking to take those jobs. Although many companies spend considerable money, time and effort to attract and recruit Java talent, there are still Java developers who have difficulty finding as much work as they want or the quality of work they would like. It behooves both sides to consider what the other side wants.
Email is a crucial communication tool, both at work and during job search. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to make a detrimental email mistake that has the potential to kill your career or bring your job search to a halt. Don’t let these happen to you.