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In a recent *survey of 1,855 hiring managers, 93% indicated that they use social media to screen potential employees.  Many U.S. companies now ask applicants to agree to a social media background check.  What does this mean for you, the jobseeker?  The bottom line is you should think of Google as your first resume. If a …

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Increasing pressure from government to reduce costs and demonstrate value has changed the landscape for life science companies in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical technology. Those who are able to adapt their business models to contain costs and maintain regulatory compliance will be most viable. And although investor confidence in biotechnology is on the rise, the funding …

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As the millennial generation continues to force a shift from traditional marketing strategies, the insurance industry is undergoing a transformation in how the entire sales process takes place. With more than 40 million online quotes in 2013, it is not uncommon for a customer to complete the entire transaction of purchasing insurance without ever speaking to an agent. Given …

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As real estate markets across the country slowly inch toward a return to normalcy following the economic meltdown of 2008, real estate agents can expect an uptick in negotiating power for buyers and a more balanced market overall. Additionally, as the credit markets begin to loosen up and mortgage eligibility is made easier with a …

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No matter what your comfort level is with being the center of attention, in a job interview, all eyes will be on you.  One or more people will be very focused on figuring out if you can do the job, if you are a motivated worker, and if you will fit in at the company. Before …

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As technology-based adaptive learning systems have started to take hold in higher education, some universities have seen a shift in the role of the professor from a provider of information to a facilitator of the learning process. Also, with the rise of big data, universities must determine how to best use information on student learning and behaviors. As more institutions invest in analytics …

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Advancements in technology continue to fuel the marketing industry. Marketing managers will need to show they have kept pace with the technology evolution and have a good understanding of marketing automation tools to remain competitive. Engaging customers will require tech savvy, innovation, and forward thinking.

Additionally, the most successful marketing managers will demonstrate prowess in collaborating with sales. As a marketing manager …

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Maybe you are looking for a job after many years of working for the same company, and it feels like it’s been light years since you’ve had to prepare for a professional interview. Or, maybe you are a recent college graduate who is seeking your first professional opportunity. Either way, this post is for you.

These are some suggestions of what to do to get into the swing …

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If you are at a point in your life where you’ve been considering furthering your education by pursuing a master’s degree, you may be feeling overwhelmed by making such a big (and sometimes expensive) decision. And while every individual is different, there are good reasons, and some not so good reasons to go to graduate …

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The word librarian, for some, may conjure up an image of a fussy, old school marm who is more interested in maintaining silence from people than the people themselves. The reality is, however, that many librarians are on the cutting edge of many new technologies and much more invested in quality customer service than the stereotype conveys.

Making information available to as many people …

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