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- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 9:13 PM EST | CommentsFeeling prepared, you walk into the office for your interview. You introduce yourself and are promptly led to the conference room-only to find five other candidates waiting.
Group interviews can take you by surprise, but more and more, companies are using them to effectively find job candidates and expedite the interview process. And with the rising importance of office dynamics, group interviews aren't going away. Here's a quick primer: Group interviews can include both multiple interviewers and multiple candidates. As a group, you may be asked to answer typical interview questions, but you may also be put to the test. Expect to find a problem solving or work-simulation exercise, along with discussion around the problem solving process. The purpose of this style of interview is to see how you interact with others, demonstrate your skills in a crowd, and solve problems on the spot.
Your goal in this setting is to stand out (in a good way), so that you can move past this first round a...Read More »
- Bridal Guide | Financially Fit | Mon, Jan 21, 2013 2:38 PM EST | Comments
Sharon Naylor is the bestselling author of over 35 wedding books for brides, bridesmaids and the mothers of the bride and groom. Her titles have spent time in the #1 book, e-book and wishlist spots on Amazon and BN.com for their categories. Here is an exclusive sneak peek from her new book, The Bride's Guide to Freebies: Enhancing Your Wedding Without Selling Out.
Imagine how wonderful it would be to get thousands of dollars worth of wedding merchandise and products for free. In my new book The Bride's Guide to Freebies, I reveal freebie-finding strategies on everything from the dress to the food to the entertainment, information on what to say (and not say) to score lots of swag, and tips on how to foster positive relationships with vendors. Unlike some "freebies" that aren't worth the hassle -- alterations that have your gown falling apart at the seams, iPod playlists that clear the dance floor -- these smart tactics won't put your wedding at risk. Here, top secrets to help yo...Read More »
- Oprah.com | Work + Money | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 4:38 PM EST | CommentsBy Amy Shearn
The Pinterest-Pretty Wedding at the Italian Villa
No, you're not imagining it. These days, one in four couples ties the knot in a far-flung locale rather than the local country club, according to a study by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com. In other words, 24 percent of nuptials are now destination weddings, up from 20 percent in 2009, and the chances are good you'll be invited to one of them. Even assuming your hosts follow the etiquette suggested by TheKnot.com's Destination Wedding site and provide you with free events and transportation during the festivities, you're still going to be on the hook for your own airfare, hotel rooms, restaurant meals, kenneling pets at home and so on. So remember what a joy it is to be able to share this blessed event as you set aside the $1,500 or so it will take to make it happen.
Fixing Your Forever Boots
In the 18th century, people generally had one pair of shoes that they repaired and wore and repaired ad infinitum....Read More »
- Reader S Digest Magazine | Fashion | Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:15 AM EST | CommentsBest your pals at your annual movie-awards party with our slate of Academy Awards trivia.
1. Three films have tied for winning 11 awards, the most ever: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Titanic (1997), Ben Hur (1959).
2. The youngest ever Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, 10, for Paper Moon (1973); the oldest was Christopher Plummer, 82, for his role in Beginners (2011). In 2013, two actresses made history as the youngest and oldest nominees ever named in the category: Quvenzhané Wallis, 9, for Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Emmanuelle Riva, 85, for Amour.
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3. Singer Michael Jackson paid $1.54 million in 1999 to Sotheby's for David Selznick's Best Picture Oscar for the 1939 classic Gone With the Wind.
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4. Walt Disney holds the records for both the most Academy Award nominations (59) and Oscars won (26).
5. Peter O'Toole holds the record for most Best Actor nominations...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Fri, Jan 18, 2013 1:21 PM EST | CommentsI can think of a thousand things I'd rather do than sit in front of a spreadsheet (scrubbing bathtub tile grout with an elderly toothbrush instantly comes to mind).
And I'm not alone-whether it's a lunch with a particularly prickly client or counseling a well-liked colleague about poor performance, most of us are guilty of back-burnering our tedious or stressful on-the-job duties at some point. While you may argue vigorously that an extra hour of Instagram doesn't hurt a single soul, experts in the fields of productivity and procrastination beg to differ.
"Procrastination takes up real estate in the mind. Even if you're not working on a project, you're still energetically thinking about it. Your mind becomes cluttered and there is no room for the things that make you successful in business-like innovation, creativity, and intuition," says Christine Hassler, life coach, entrepreneur, and author of 20 Something Manifesto. Whether you predictably put off the monthly expense report or ...Read More »
- The Paperless Post co-founder on how to dress for work when you're a 20-something in charge.
The woman: Alexa Hirschfeld, 29
The job: Cofounder with her brother James of online stationery company Paperless Post, aka the fancy Evite, which has sent more than 85 million electronic invites to date, and in October (snail-mailers, rejoice!) launched a hard-copy line.
Headquarters: Chelsea, New York City
Financials: $12.3 million in capital raised to date
ELLE: You and your brother conceived of the idea for Paperless Post when sending invites for his twenty-first birthday, which means you've been in charge of the company since you were 23. Do you feel pressure to dress a certain way in order to be taken seriously?
Alexa Hirschfeld: Back when we were first getting off the ground, I made an effort to dress conservatively for meetings because I thought I needed to appear like I was more concerned about...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Thu, May 9, 2013 11:27 AM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The boulder in your path couldn't care less how agreeable or charming you can be. You need to put your shoulder into it -- and don't be shy about any grunting or sweating that's involved, either. You need to get this thing out of the way once and for all, Aries.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The day offers, for your enjoyment, a healthy serving of indulgence -- but it comes with a hefty price tag. You know it doesn't take that much to reach real happiness, but it's fun to be over the top every now and again. Enjoy.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Numerology Portrait
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Don't avoid your bills. As hard as it may be to pull your head out of the sand, it's worth the effort today. M
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Wed, May 8, 2013 2:37 PM EDT | Comments
Our amazing teachers all over the country and the world do so much for our children day in and day out. Teachers truly believe that every child holds the potential to change the world. But instead of giving you a lengthy speech about the miracle workers that teach our children everyday, I wanted to honor teachers by giving them this simple gift: an opportunity to laugh. Laughter makes your whole countenance light up, giving your mind an opportunity to relax. Pull up a chair and enjoy these hilarious "You know you're a teacher when..." quotes. Some were suggestions from our readers and some were from the internet - they're crammed full of LOLs! Click through for 7 signs you've been a teacher for too long! -By Mari Hernandez-Tuten
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Wed, May 8, 2013 11:42 AM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Do you really need that morning latte, Aries? Heck, yes! It's a small price to pay for enthusiasm and drive, and you need all of that you can get -- especially first thing in the morning. The price of a fancy coffee drink is but a drop in the bucket. You can tighten your belt elsewhere.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Astro Identity Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You are the definition of loyal and dependable -- except when you're not. You're just not feeling the love today, and that could make you burn some expensive bridges if you're not careful. It's a good day to stay in bed.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're getting ready to get ready today -- but what is the source of your procrastination? D
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Tue, May 7, 2013 2:25 PM EDT | Comments
is notoriously tough, with Working as a line cooklong hours, low pay, and little downtime. An over-the-top help wanted ad posted recently on Craigslist struck a chord with tired, overworked employees everywhere for its high-maintenance demands, and quickly made international news headlines.
The job listing for a line cook at FARMBloomington had 44 detailed requirements, including showing up early, having a good attitude, and never complaining. But it also asked that applicants "don't get defensive or act like you already know everything," "admit when you're wrong, but don't point it out when others are wrong — especially the chef," "anticipate what the chef needs next," "cook your dishes exactly as the chef taught you, the same every time," and only suggest changes "in private or phrase it so it seems like it was the chef's idea."
Sounds too horrib...Read More »
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