Your interpersonal skills can make or break your chances of getting a job offer — even in such a technical field as finance. advertisement advertisement The point was made very clear recently in a survey by finance staffing firm Accountemps. More than 1,400 CFOs were asked: “If two candidates for an accounting or finance position had similar skills, which one the following additional qualifications would you find most valuable?” Topping the list was “personality or people skills” with 31% of the votes. People skills trumped “software/technology skills,” “industry-specific experience,” and “certification or advanced degree.” I wouldn’t be surprised if results were similar for most other functions in any given company. “Job seekers who show they possess not just the right technical skills but also the right personality enjoy greater marketability among prospective employers,” says … [Read more...] about Secret Weapon in the Job Hunt Today: Personality
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Editor’s Note: Each week Maynard Webb, former CEO of LiveOps and the former COO of eBay, will offer candid, practical, and sometimes surprising advice to entrepreneurs and founders. To submit a question, write to Webb at [email protected] advertisement advertisement Q. How can I meet investors? And how do I work with them? —Early-stage startup looking to raise money for a consumer company Dear Founder, There’s an adage that says, when you are looking for money, people give you advice, and when you are looking for advice, people give you money. Personally, I think both are invaluable so recommend sourcing opportunities where you can get guidance and funding. I also think it can be best to seek out these resources before you need them. In other words, always look to build your relationships—not just when you are asking for something. The startup market is crowded, but I believe these three tips could help you get in front of … [Read more...] about Three tips to try if you’re hunting for investors
Shabbir KayyumiNegative news flow turned market sentiment negative as index witnessed profit booking at the start of last week after touching the high of 11,973 levels. Though Nifty took support during the week from the line of parity standing around 11,800 levels and saw short covering in the last two trading sessions, the broader price setup remains of profit booking.Last week, RSI had given a breakout and made a high of 73 then after it is trading lower or retracing towards centerline placed at 50 levels, this behaviour is called as "RSI PBB" setup.Close RSI PBB is pull back buy setup which indicates, RSI will move 50 levels and thereafter move towards previous swing high. Currently, the Benchmark Index is going through this setup and post current correction; we expect higher price movement towards life high 12,100 levels in the coming days.Shabbir KayyumiHead of Technical & Derivative Research|Narnolia Financial Advisors Inverse Head & Shoulder Pattern suggests buying … [Read more...] about ‘Golden Crossover of 50*200 DMA indicates strong price action in favour of bulls’
In Part One of our 2013 marketing forecast, we asked a number of high-level creative types for their educated predictions on how their jobs and the marketing landscape would change in 2013. advertisement advertisement Now, we’re passing the mic to the strategists. These are the people who are said to represent the consumer in the marketing process–they’re the masters of research, the experts in media and culture that are responsible for generating brand insights and opportunities. As they’re steeped in knowledge of consumer behavior, we wanted to add their big-picture perspective to our look at what the near future of advertising may hold. We asked them what were the big shifts in consumer and media trends that would impact marketing and the wider cultural trends feeding these changes. They’ve got a lot on their minds, apparently, so settle in for a long and enlightening read. What sorts of consumer behavior or media trends do you think will … [Read more...] about How Marketing Will Change In 2013: The Strategic Forecast
Late in 2013, a group of investors and entrepreneurs sat onstage at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored event and announced a new initiative: The Smart Tech Foundation would put $1 million toward spurring innovation to create safer gun technologies. The goal would be to sidestep the political gridlock surrounding gun safety and look instead to “free market alternatives.” If government couldn’t solve the problem, maybe innovation could. advertisement advertisement “We looked at this and said there’s been a systemic failure in the level of innovation and capitalization in this area,” serial entrepreneur Jim Pitkow told Fast Company at the time. He, alongside angel investor Ron Conway, are two of the foundation’s chief backers. “Well, we know how to foster innovation.” More than 200 people applied for a piece of the grant. The foundation chose 15 applicants with what seemed like the most promising ideas, from … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened To That So-Called “Smart Gun”?