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in Hiring - 08 Oct, 2015
by Lynn Perkins - no comments

When you ask candidates to prove their greatest strengths, you’re able to conduct one-half of an effective interview. The other half is comparing this to the actual work that needs to be done.   Image Credit:Getty Images Imagine at the start of an interview being asked to describe your three greatest strengths. What would you […]

in Hiring - 08 Oct, 2015
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Small businesses are the engine that drives the economy, but not everyone is hiring. Image Credit:http://www.incimages.com/uploaded_files/image/970×450/hiring-hello-970_23006.jpg Small business surveys these days tend to paint a glowing picture of the economy, particularly around hiring. A case in point is the latest survey by PNC Bank, out Thursday that suggests one quarter of small business owners will hire in the […]

in Hiring - 08 Oct, 2015
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Millennials confess to their job interview experiences. It isn’t always pretty. Image Credit:Getty Images Once in a while, a job interview can go swimmingly. On the other hand, many job interviews can be both terrifying and unpleasant, for both the interviewer and the victim. Neither side knows what to expect. Many first interviews are now […]

in Hiring - 08 Oct, 2015
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Everyone needs a LinkedIn profile today. However, most people are filling them out wrong – and it’s hurting their career opportunities. Image Credit: Getty Images If you didn’t already know, LinkedIn is the new resume. No, you can’t  toss your resume out just yet. But eventually, we won’t need it. Why? LinkedIn is the No. […]

in Hiring - 08 Oct, 2015
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The value of all higher education, including business degrees, has never received more scrutiny than it does today. Here are the reasons why it still might make sense to go back to school. Image Credit:” “”As this shows, the key to any good strategy is simplicity.”” CREDIT: Getty Images” Is the MBA a waste of […]

in Security - 08 Oct, 2015
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The so-called “safe harbor” agreement has allowed companies to send data on users from the EU to U.S. Facebook and Google, for example, earn money from advertising that relies on data on how users behave on the Internet–what they search for and what they click on. Image Credit:Getty Images Europe’s top court ruled Tuesday that […]

in Big Data - 08 Oct, 2015
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What’s the happiest way to commute? Where do shoppers find unrequited love? What’s the best time to launch a Kickstarter? Thanks to big data, now we know.   Image Credit:Getty Images The promise of big data finally began to come into focus in 2014. Whether it was being used to dissect consumers’ spending habits, their love […]

in Big Data - 08 Oct, 2015
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Spotify likes Sia; Shazam favors Meghan Trainor. Either way, Sam Smith is feeling good. Ahead of the Grammy Awards this weekend, Spotify and Shazam tapped their respective mounds of data to come up with a list of predicted winners. Spotify’s digital music service is used by 60 million people worldwide. The company’s rankings are based on the total number […]

in Big Data - 08 Oct, 2015
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Need to understand your customers better? Advanced analytics can help. Good data analysis tells a story. When looked at as a whole, data points create a narrative about who is using your product, what they like about it, and what they’re doing with it. Once the digitally generated information is humanized, you can then roll out new […]

in Security - 06 Oct, 2015
by Lynn Perkins - 12 comments

Experian said T-Mobile customers who applied for phone plans and financing for devices between Sept. 1, 2013 and Sept. 16, 2015 may have had their information stolen.   Image Credit:Getty Images Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home […]