Study finds a Third of US College Students would Rather Have Started a Business

Ms. Career Girl

For the study, entitled “The Multi-Generational Job Search”, produced by Boston-based consulting firm Millennial Branding and career network Beyond.com, found almost two-thirds of US employers would now consider hiring a candidate without a college degree. Some 43% of respondents taking part in the national study, which involved 2,978 job seekers and HR professionals, cited “cultural fit” as the single most important determining factor when making a new hire.

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Balancing Business Realities with Employee Well-Being

Water Cooler Wisdom

Since a culture of good work-life balance can be established and encouraged from the top, I asked three small-business owners how they achieve work-life balance during growth periods and also how they model and promote healthy habits for their employees. The more my employees and I feel as though our lives are out of balance, the more likely we will pay a physical and emotional price—and so will our business.

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Entrepreneurs: How Work/Life Balance and Growth Can Mix

Water Cooler Wisdom

Since a culture of good work-life balance can be established and encouraged from the top, I asked three small-business owners how they achieve work-life balance during growth periods and also how they model and promote healthy habits for their employees. Here are the insights William Bauer, managing director of Royce Leather Gifts in New Jersey, Rob Biederman, co-founder of Hourly Nerd in Boston, and Mike Mannon, president at WD Communications in Philadelphia, shared with us.

From $0-100million with no sales people. The Atlassian 10 commandments for startups.

reCareered

Business of Software 2011 takes place in Boston - 24-26th October.  In software there is a golf, you can pretty much sell things under 10,000 dollars online, but once you need sales people involved you need to start, the pricing needs to go up. There are expensive sales people, a list price, no one ever really pays because there's a 20% discount, right off the bat. So, obviously, culture starts with hiring. You can’t sort of have a culture that you want.

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Reality and the City

Ms. Career Girl

The people you meet, the opportunities you get and the culture you experience are priceless. Car-culture is something I’ve written about pretty extensively over at my blog. In a city like Chicago, for a reasonable price you can have access to a car for buying groceries and those other ‘emergency’ trips without the need to deal with the hassles of actually buying, paying for, registering, insuring, fueling, parking, maintaining and cleaning your own vehicle.

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The Employee Engagement Wholehearted Dialogue: Denise Bissonnette and David Zinger

David Zinger

But in the same way you mentioned that education has turned us from question marks into periods, I believe that the culture has taught us to value conformity over authenticity. None of us want to be frauds, and I think the price we pay when we stay in a role or a situation where we’re not really bringing our true self is paid not just by us but by everyone around us. [21:29] Dialogue with Denise Bissonnette on Wholehearted Engagement.

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How to get good ideas for startups | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

A proud moment…but nothing beat watching her skip out of auction with her steer running alongside realizing forty more cents a pound than her best price. It's nice to see your real sense of humor emerging…not all obsessed with the whackjob east coast definition of success (money, plastic surgery, mental illness…yikes, how they can get anyone to live in NY, Boston or DC is beyond me!) There is far too much snark in our culture on this matter.

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First, be honest about what you want | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

farms loans and land prices are calculated based on included subsidy income). The first thing about understanding another culture is understanding that understanding takes time. I've since moved away and have lived and/or spend considerable time in the Pacific NW, Southern California, the Carolinas, Boston, and New York City. Is this your first time here?

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

While I do not doubt the power of a college degree for certain career paths, for me, spending a weekend with mega-investors, or internet marketers or whoever for less than the price of 1 college class can be indispensable. My father's foresightedness has made it possible for me to be price-neutral in the college decision. I can't say what the choice looks like for others looking to pay full price. Is this your first time here?

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How to put blog comments to good use | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

I suspect there is a higher price to pay in terms of regrets if you don't pursue something that might make your heart sing and your life complete. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to put blog comments to good use Posted to: Learn to take advice December 8th, 2009 Del.icio.us

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Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the.

Penelope Trunk

Six Sex Scenes ( my 1994 master's thesis, graduate program for english, Boston Univ. The price varies, depending on the fees charged in the state where the corporation is registered. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the mix Posted to: Entrepreneurship | Money | Negotiating November 25th, 2009 Del.icio.us

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Do you overemphasize happiness? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

We live in a goal-obsessed culture where "picking your passion" and living a narrowly defined life (doing one thing, in one place) is exalted as the only path to happiness, while at the same time we're presented with an endless menu of choices. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Do you overemphasize happiness? Posted to: Fulfillment | Knowing yourself January 14th, 2010 Del.icio.us

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How to be more creative at work | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

New York magazine has perfected a way to showcase the thrill that is behind the brilliance of low-brow culture. So, like a nice guy, I suggest printing 2 units for the price of one then cutting it in half… presto exchange-o… a _ % profit. I got introduced to it when I was studying abroad by a buddy of mine from Boston. I didnt realize that it had become anything of note outside of the boston area, however. Is this your first time here?

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Shifting the balance of power. (Mainstream media stinks.

Penelope Trunk

Assuming for a moment that you don't want to follow Katie Price down that well trodden route ( [link] ), you might want to take some advice. Sadly, because of the culture at aforementioned corporation, I was not able to speak of the miscarriage at work in any context other than to inform the (male) manager. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Shifting the balance of power.

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coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Let’s not encourage people to go to extremes to assimilate – let’s try and encourage them to embrace their uniqueness while settling into a new culture – I agreed with you until you made that point. This isn’t just non-american accents, I recently read an article that a lot of people go to speech therapy to lose brooklyn or boston accents because they feel like there are certain stereotypes or stigmas attached to them.

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

On the bright side, at least they weren’t contacting you from Bangalore with a job candidate in Boston, for your position in DC?! my boss acts like Im on-call day and night Im extending the special sales price on How to Get a Job until Friday in rejecting job candidates, should I mention we selected an internal candidate? About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics February 9, 2011 There are loads of good recruiters out there.

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How to express your true self at work | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

The price is a "heavy" one to pay when it's necessary to worry about how you'll be judged by other people. " An angle for past paychecks from Yahoo and the Boston Globe. I thought that was a normal reaction in those circumstances but it turned out I made a big cultural faux pas (one of many no doubt!) There were a lot of problems in the school and the cultural gulf was massive. Is this your first time here?

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My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

specialised clinics are usually provided in areas where 1) there is a significant population that is not or under-insured, and 2) where the culture doesn't necessarily find doctors willing to provide the procedure in hospital settings. Posted by Caitlin on October 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm | permalink | You looked damn hot in this one, Penelope. :) Posted by John Feier on October 1, 2009 at 10:28 am | permalink | Reply We live in a culture of embarrassment and shame.

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