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How Your Personality Could Help You Find a Job (or Keep You Unemployed)

Know yourself, then apply for jobs accordingly.
It’s difficult to find a job if you don’t know what you want to do. Sounds obvious? Have you really focused on your skills and accomplishments and whether they help qualify you for the jobs you seek? One pet peeve of recruiters and hiring managers is that job seekers often apply for positions ill-suited to their requirements. ...




Impact of Bonuses on Employee Motivation

Conventional wisdom states that one of the best ways to motivate employees is by paying generous bonuses. The media constantly highlights the huge bonuses paid to CEOs and other top executives. Organizations spend millions of dollars every year on bonuses. ...




Business schools with the highest return on investment

Ranking MBA programs has become a cottage industry for U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, the Financial Times, the Economist and Businessweek. They use reams of academic performance statistics and self-reported salary data to create their lists. ...




Benefits of Hiring an MBA Grad

If you are a hiring manger looking at your talent pool, be sure to keep an eye out for MBA Grad’s.  The quest for skilled specialists that will add value and innovation to your company can be resolved by looking no further than at an MBA Grad. ...




MBA Prep program helps Latinos achieve the American dream

When 20-year-old Oscar Rodriguez left Colombia for New York in 2000 – by himself – he didn’t speak a word of English.
 
But for Rodriguez and many other immigrants, the promise of the American dream was enough. “I was motivated by the notion that the U. ...




Alumni Network Found to Influence MBA Job Search Strongly

The value of a business school’s alumni network, in the eyes of its current students, has a strong bearing on their post-MBA job choices, according to new research from professors at NYU Stern and MIT Sloan.
In fact, in a study of 600 students’ MBA job search across two years at a leading business school, newly minted graduates were found to be four times as likely to accept an offer of full-time employment when it came through their business school’s faculty or alumni network than if the offer came through on-campus recruiting without any such connection to their place of study. ...




Where MBAs Want To Work In 2017 & 2018

Over the next three months, roughly 12,000 full-time MBA students will matriculate at top 50 MBA programs in the United States, where they will join a roughly equal number of second-year MBAs fresh off their summer internships. Both of these groups will be courted, analyzed, interviewed, and eventually hired by thousands of employers, and they will take on internships and full-time roles in hundreds of different functions in dozens of different industries, from early-stage startups to the world’s largest and most valuable companies. ...




5 Tips To Stay Positive And Motivated While Job Searching

At the start of a job search, you may feel hopeful and excited about what potential opportunities may lie ahead, but many job seekers easily fall into a slump as time passes. Job searching is no quick process — calls don’t necessarily come after you’ve submitted your resume; a second round of interviewing may end there; and even when it’s between you and one other candidate, the job offer may wind up going to the other person. ...




For Women in Tech, Bias Runs Deeper Than Most Think

A VC's recent suggestion that women in tech use an initial instead of a first name to escape bias grated on many readers.
 
Venture capitalist John Greathouse doesn't believe women who want to work in the tech industry should use their full names online. ...




5 Ways To Kill Your Chances With A Hiring Manager

I’m a big fan of the X-Men comic books, and have always loved the powers of Dr. Charles Xavier, who is telepathic. Who wouldn’t want the ability to instantly read a person’s mind and affect their behavior? This skill would come in extremely handy during interviews with hiring managers, many of whom seem to belong squarely to the school of “Say little and express even less. ...