February 2, 2019

What are the Pros and Cons of the "Gig" Economy?

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Peter Swaniker.The explosion of the gig economy continues unabated.
February 2, 2019

6 Reasons to Attend Business School, Even if You Don't Plan on Starting a Business

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Bernie Klinder.Very few business programs teach you how to start and grow a business. The curriculum (which hasn’t changed much in 100 years) is designed to train mid-level managers to run existing businesses.
January 31, 2019

The Fed modified its technique on rates of interest – right here’s what it means

The Federal Reserve just took the monetary policy equivalent of a sharp 90-degree turn. On Jan. 30, the U.S. central bank signaled that it was done raising benchmark interest rates after two years of aggressive rate hikes. As such, the Fed held its target rate steady at a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent.
January 31, 2019

What four economists say in regards to the state of the union

The State of the Union is back on after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she invited President Donald Trump to address Congress and the nation on Feb. 5.
January 31, 2019

How Important are Internships, Really?

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Jonathan Jones.Very good question. In general, I would contend that if your plan and aspiration is to embark on a professional career in a corporate-type environment then I would be hard pressed to argue against pursuing a summer internship opportunity. I’ll briefly explain why then let’s consider some alternatives.
January 31, 2019

5 Crucial Lessons From Working within the Corporate World

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Madeline Mann.There are 5 things I WISH someone had told me before I started my first corporate job. Gosh, they seem obvious after a while but no one actually gives you these tips in school.
January 31, 2019

What are the Most Common Mistakes Made on Resumes?

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Michael Brulotte.As a resume and cover letter writer, I’ve worked with people from all walks of life—blue collar, white collar, professionals, and high-ranking executives—conceptualizing, polishing, perfecting, or completely overhauling their resumes. One thing consistently surprises me: there seems to be a low correlation between a person’s career success and their capacity to compose a solid resume. I often wonder how people have made it as far as they have with the resumes they’ve been using.
January 31, 2019

Simple Yet Effective Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Tristan Elizabeth Gribbin.Reducing stress at work isn’t just a nice idea for an improved lifestyle. It’s an imperative for businesses and entire societies, as a new study makes clear.
January 31, 2019

5 LinkedIn Strategies to Help Grow Your Career

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Mario Peshev.As a job seeker (or a consultant), leveraging LinkedIn could be a viable way to boost your digital presence and build a personal brand.
January 31, 2019

8 Important Questions to Help Decide if Your Current Job is the Right One For You

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Tami Rosen.A mentor once told me that a quick way to know if you are in the right job is to count the number of good and bad days that you have at your current job. If the good days outweigh the bad days by a long shot, then you are probably in the right place.