February 12, 2019

8 Ways Wealthy People Make Their Own 'Luck'

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Isabelle Daigle.Many people believe that getting wealthy is a matter of luck. It's true that luck plays some role, whether it's being born into a wealthy family or inventing the right product at the right time. Luck doesn't do everything, though. Without good habits, wealth can easily be squandered. You can also make your own luck at any time. Here's how wealthy people are doing it.
February 12, 2019

Is It True Recruiters Reject a Resume in 6 Seconds?

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Madeline Mann.Yes, and they actually reject resumes very quickly for reasons beyond being unqualified—here are 5 things recruiters make snap decisions on that you may not realize:
February 9, 2019

How to say ‘I’m sorry,’ whether or not you’ve appeared in a racist picture, harassed girls or simply plain screwed up

“I’m sorry.”These two words may seem simple, but the ability to express them when you’re in the wrong is anything but – particularly for those in the public eye.
February 7, 2019

Amazon HQ2: Texas expertise reveals why New Yorkers needs to be skeptical

New York offered Amazon close to US$3 billion to build a “second” headquarters in Long Island City on the promise of 25,000 jobs.
February 6, 2019

Why the Seattle General Strike of 1919 ought to encourage a brand new technology of labor activists

It shut down a major U.S. city, inspired a rock opera, led to decades of labor unrest and provoked fears Russian Bolsheviks were trying to overthrow American capitalism. It was the Seattle General Strike of 1919, which began on Feb. 6 and lasted just five days.
February 5, 2019

African-Americans ’ financial setbacks from the Great Recession are ongoing – and might be repeated

The financial crisis of 2009, the worst since the Great Depression, was hard on all Americans. But arguably no group felt its sting more than African-Americans, who were already the most economically and financially vulnerable segment of the population going into it.
February 4, 2019

Is authoritarianism dangerous for the financial system? Ask Venezuela – or Hungary or Turkey

Democracy is at risk worldwide. And the economy may be, too.Seventy-one out of the world’s 195 countries saw their democratic institutions erode in recent years, according to the 2018 year-end report by democracy watchdog Freedom House, a phenomenon known as “democratic backsliding.” Signs of backsliding include elected leaders who expand their executive powers while weakening the legislature and judiciary, elections that have become less competitive and shrinking press freedom.
February 2, 2019

How Do I Stand Out at Work?

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Praveen Tipirneni.The big raise. The promotion you’ve been after. The new job that accelerates your career’s momentum. These may be in your sights, but the fact is, everyone is after those same things.
February 2, 2019

5 Things to Accomplish in Your First Six Months at a New Job

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Vicki Salemi. Starting a new job is exciting for lots of reasons. You meet new people, learn new skills, and become part of a team. But there are a number of things you want to get under your belt before you can really show your new colleagues and bosses what you’re made of:
February 2, 2019

If I Serve within the Military, Will I Have an Easier Time Getting Hired?

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Heather Spruill.If you serve in the military properly, which means you are looking at a much longer time commitment than 12 months if you're looking at U.S. military options, it can help make you more qualified.