How do you balance your need for risk with your partner's need for stability? Marla N. Mattenson Published 10:30 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images Ask the Relationship Expert: 'My Partner Works a 9-to-5 Job and He Doesn't Understand Why I Take Business Risks' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery What happens when running a business gets in the way of your romantic relationship, or vice versa? In this weekly column, relationship expert Marla N. Mattenson responds to entrepreneurs with love dilemmas -- because the hidden power of successful businesses are the stable, loving relationships behind the scenes. Dear Marla, I own my own business and my husband works a traditional 9-to-5 job. Every time I want to take a risk … [Read more...] about Ask the Relationship Expert: ‘My Partner Works a 9-to-5 Job and He Doesn’t Understand Why I Take Business Risks’
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(MoneyWatch) Are you on LinkedIn? Whether or not you're looking for a job, if you're interested in career growth, it is probably part of your social media strategy. With more than 238 million members globally, it's the largest professional networking site in the world. This blog has covered various ways to maximize your LinkedIn presence, from building a great profile to using it more efficiently to avoid common mistakes people make when using it. But recently, I asked the folks at LinkedIn if people really get jobs from the site. Instead of just saying yes, they gave me these inspiring success stories. Have you gotten a job from LinkedIn? Jacob Erlick/pricing analyst/Southwest Airlines/Dallas, Texas Jacob had dreamed about working at Southwest Airlines for as long as he can remember. He applied and interviewed for internships and full-time jobs to no avail. But after each meeting, he connected with each Southwest employee and recruiter on LinkedIn. With a … [Read more...] about LinkedIn: 5 job search success stories
Last Updated Nov 22, 2010 12:29 PM EST Scott Stallings's business is golf. He's blogging for BNET from the Nationwide Tour as he travels about 300 days a year in pursuit of a PGA Tour card. Click here to find all of Scott's posts. Anyone who has ever started his own business has probably been at one time or another on the receiving end of this question: "When are you going to get a real job?" If you're anything like me, there is quite possibly nothing that annoys me more. Throughout the course of this season several people have had the nerve to walk up and ask me that question. I realize that for the person who wakes up Monday through Friday to go to the same 9-5 job every day, trying to get on the PGA Tour sounds crazy. But when am I going to get a real job? If this isn't real work, I'm not sure what is. The life of a pro golfer looks a lot more like that of a business owner. Here's a look at just a few of the things that go into building and sustaining my golf career:Manage the … [Read more...] about When Are You Going to Get a ‘Real’ Job?
(MoneyWatch) Looking for a job? I may be able help. Having hired a few folks recently, I've noticed a trend in the job applications I've reviewed. We're talking about cover letters. You know -- the document that makes your very first impression with HR and the hiring manager. I personally glean a lot from the cover letter, and have pulled together some cover letter-related tips for anyone on the job hunt. Pictures: Body language -- 23 must-know moves 1. Be sure to include one. Many people seem to think that since cover letters are optional, it's okay to omit them. I've even seen some trendy new job-hunting advice recommending that cover letters have fallen out of style, and so you should only submit a resume. No! The cover letter is your opportunity to own the narrative, to tell the hiring manager why you're a great fit for the job and passionate about getting an opportunity to prove yourself. If you don't include a cover letter, the hiring manager needs to scan the resume -- which … [Read more...] about 5 job application cover-letter disasters
Last Updated Oct 10, 2011 5:43 PM EDT The death of Steve Jobs will rock Apple (AAPL) and its employees in a far more personal way than the loss of most CEOs would. As the company's founder, its longtime technology chief and the final arbiter of the company's style esthetics, Apple and Jobs were mostly one and the same thing. While his death will be mourned most fiercely in the technology world, Jobs was also regarded as a marketing genius in the world of advertising. Citing his company's brands as examples of good marketing is such a frequent occurrence on Madison Avenue that it passed beyond cliche into the equivalent of business law. Jobs perfected the trifecta of good marketing: His products were superior; carried high-status; and he was able to charge premium prices for them. Those on the advertising and marketing side of the company know that the company has not merely lost its chief executive officer. It has lost its chief marketing officer as well, a man who filled these and … [Read more...] about With Steve Jobs’ Passing, Apple Loses Its Top Sales, Advertising and PR Man
In a on-stage interview, Apple CEO and Silicon Valley legend-in-his-own-time Steve Jobs shared his views with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference (D8). I experienced the Jobs interview virtually via CNET's live blog written by Ina Fried who is on the scene at D8. The following is a synopsis of what Jobs said as studiously reported by Ina on the live blog. Jobs shared much of his philosophy, which is based on "choosing which horses to ride very carefully." That was his explanation of ditching Flash, the 3.5-inch floppy disk and other technologies before competitors make the shift. "We try to pick things in their 'springs.' If you choose wisely you can save your self an enormous amount of work," he said.Regarding the controversy over dropping Flash, the popular video format from Adobe, in favor of newly established HTML 5, Jobs said: "We're trying to make great products for people. We at least have … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Steve Jobs Explains His World at All Things D
Stay in the know in 60 seconds. Dan Bova Published 2:00 pm, Friday, March 16, 2018 Photo: Getty Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Getty Bill Gates Storms the White House! Here Are 3 Things to Know Today. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. Shopping intelligence company Catalina estimates that Guinness will have a 500 percent increase in sales this week, and Harp Lager's sales will jump over 900 percent! Bill Gates sat down with President Trump at the White House yesterday. The meeting was closed to the press, but foreign aid was a likely topic. In his 2018 annual letter, Gates wrote that U.S. aid overseas saves lives, creates jobs and makes Americans more secure.The NCAA is officially a billion-dollar-per-year organization, reporting $1.045 billion in total … [Read more...] about Bill Gates Storms the White House! Here Are 3 Things to Know Today.
While landing an interview feels like an accomplishment, it's really the first step on the road to landing the job. How you handle an interview generally means more than your resume, your references, or anything else your potential employer might look into about your background. An interview offers a chance for the employer to get to know you. It's where the person or people doing the hiring will judge whether your personality fits the company. Yes, they may have specific questions about your background, but an interview is really a personality check -- a test of who you are and what you might be like to work with. Some companies value personality fit more than others do, but there are some things you simply should never do during an interview. Any of these could kill your chances of being hired. Be prepared to ask questions about the company at your job interview. Image source: Getty Images. 1. Don't be late Showing up late for an interview is not only rude, it shows a … [Read more...] about 5 Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs
MESA, Ariz. -- During the previous two seasons, Cubs manager Joe Maddon often would refer to veteran pitcher John Lackey as the "linchpin" of the starting rotation. Lackey wasn't the ace, but Maddon looked at him as a force nevertheless. Maddon could be using that same "linchpin" terminology this season about his bullpen with left-hander Justin Wilson. Wilson had a good session of live batting practice Thursday, impressing Maddon. The Cubs expected big things from Wilson last year when they obtained him in a trade with the Detroit Tigers at the July 31 deadline. But it didn't pan out. Wilson had a 5.09 ERA and a 2.09 WHIP with the Cubs in 23 games. He appeared just once in the postseason (division series against Washington), and was left off the roster for the NLCS against the Dodgers. "Very capable, man," Maddon said. "I don't know how close you guys were (to live batting practice), but you can see how that ball jumps at home plate. Listen, I really give him a lot of credit for … [Read more...] about With clean slate, Maddon expects good things from Wilson
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check in every Monday as he puts new and familiar savings strategies to the test. Sign up for our newsletter to have these stories delivered to your inbox! Chris Reining, 38, was in his late 20s when he realized that a 9-to-5 job in the information technology field — once his dream gig — was no longer what he wanted to do forever. Sick and tired of being chained to a desk all day, the Wisconsin man put a plan in motion to retire early. It wasn’t going to be easy. Chris had bought a condo, drove a BMW, shopped at Whole Foods every week and spent $1,000 a month flying airplanes. But Chris’ financial freedom plan worked out. He became a millionaire at age 35, then retired at 37. Here’s how! 1. He said goodbye to $5 lattes When Chris began to reduce his spending, he started out with the small … [Read more...] about 38-year-old millionaire shares 5 secrets to retiring early