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  • Conversations with PayScale: Public Relations Specialist

    With the election just 22 days away, we at PayScale find ourselves discussing the jobs available in the political arena. What is it like to be a speech writer? What does a lobbyist do all day? And is there a job where we can just hang out at the White House, quoting The West Wing at anyone who will listen? No? Fine. Maybe we'll just walk around and see if there's a pick-up meeting we can get in on instead.
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  • Square to Host Three-Day Code Camp for Female Engineers

    Square, a mobile payment startup company based in San Francisco, has announced plans to host a three-day Code Camp exclusively for female engineers. Can this program entice more women to pursue careers in engineering?

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  • 'Career Academy' Model at Mountain Home Revolutionizes High School Education

    Could a career academy model like that at the Mountain Home charter school revolutionize high school education as we know it? The school, which is located in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains, sorts incoming ninth-grade students by learning style and career aspirations. Next, they meet with school representatives and take personality surveys to help them decide between one of three tracks: Health and Human Services, Communications, Arts and Business; and Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering. This process aims to engage students by teaching them material that's relevant to them.

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  • Is Serial Mastery the Secret to Staying Relevant at Work?

    As our tech-savvy culture continues to change the face of the modern job market, serial mastery is becoming employees' best strategy for staying relevant. How much time have you invested in developing your own skills?

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  • Need Help? 13 Sources for Practical Business Advice

    Q: As a young entrepreneur, what's your #1 source of practical business advice and why?

    The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.

    1. Ask Experienced Businesspeople

    John BerkowitzAlthough there are countless pieces of valuable advice that can be found both online and in books, nothing beats getting insight from people in your network. Consulting individuals that have long and diverse careers in the businesses world enables you to get personalized and customized advice from a demographic that has both talked the talk and walked the walk.
    John BerkowitzYodle

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  • Tech Crush: Quick and Easy Ways to More Skillz

    Don’t let SkillCrush.com’s frilly font and girly good looks deceive you. Sure, the new startup enables women in tech with its, “Mastering technology doesn’t take super powers" tagline, but there’s still plenty of room for guys to learn, too.

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  • Watch Out! 14 Unexpected Blunders of Entrepreneurship

    Q: What are some challenges you did not anticipate when deciding to start your own business?

    The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.

     

    1. Cash Flow Is a Common Struggle

    Allie siartoWe started with clients from day one, so we've always been profitable, but one thing we didn't think about when we started was cash flow. Many profitable businesses experience famine and feast, due to invoice scheduling or higher sales during certain parts of the year. You must have a plan to spread profits from the most profitable times to cover times when cash flow is slower.
    - Allie SiartoLoudpixel

     

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  • The Intelligent Way to Pick a College

    Instead of picking a college based on location, name cache or where it ranks on a list, why not make a decision based on the degree you really want? Just because your dad is an alumnus or your boyfriend is going to a particular school doesn’t make it the best educational fit for you.

    Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or going back to school, a degree (and not necessarily a school’s pedigree) can be your ticket to a good paycheck. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing where to go.

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  • Want to Take Stanford Classes… For Free?

    Imagine you could take courses from Princeton, Stanford or University of Pennsylvania without ever having to apply or attend these elite schools. Now imagine those classes were free. Yes, you read that correctly. Free.

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  • 15 Skills That Set Up Entrepreneurs for Success

    Q: What is the #1 skill an entrepreneur must possess to succeed?

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.


    1. Perseverance

    Jun-loayza

    Cash will run low, clients won't close, team members will leave, the product will have bugs, and the roof will fall on your head. There will be times when you seriously consider quitting. I've been there. But perseverance and dumbfounded self-confidence pushed me forward. Without perseverance, you'll never reach success.
    - Jun LoayzaRewardMe

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  • Who Needs Computer Science When You Can Have Football?

    Last week, The University of Florida announced that it would be eliminating the computer science department, for a savings of $1.7 million per year. Meanwhile, the school's athletic budget went up to $99 million dollars per year -- an increase of $2 million.

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  • Who's the Boss? You Are!

    By PARADE

    Being your own employer is great—there’s no dress code, and you decide when the workday’s over. But it has its challenges. Sure, you know you need medical coverage, but other financial and insurance matters also require your attention. Sara Horowitz, founder and executive director of the Freelancers Union, offers these tips.

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  • High Tuition? Don't Blame College Professors

    The cost of a college education is higher than ever before. Some students will graduate with hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt -- and that's just for their undergraduate degree. What's the reason for high price of education?

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  • Intelligent Spending: Best and Worst Colleges for Tuition ROI

    Oh, college, why have you become so expensive, complicated and important all at once? In today's highly competitive job market, a college degree can really improve your chances of landing a job that pays well. But, not just any degree will do. It turns out that you must pick the right (perhaps very expensive) school to maximize your post-college earnings.

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