Insights from the Psychology of Hiring →
moneyisnotimportant: To me, this is the most important part of the article. You MUST have the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. As a job candidate, your first job is to lessen the hiring manager’s risk aversion by providing reasons, both spoken and unspoken, why hiring you really isn’t such a risky proposition. When you achieve that goal, you’ll then and only then be able to...
A Graduation Gift for College Seniors: Jobs
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_20/b4228023758727.htm The class of 2011 is enjoying the best job market for new grads since the 2008 financial crisis, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. It’s being driven by gains in finance, energy, and technology, says Edwin W. Koc, NACE’s research chief, who foresees younger workers filling a backlog of...
itsxplacebo: cookie the penguin squealing
Dividends are like getting married, you pay them year after year. Buybacks are...– via thingsilearnedinbschool
9 Rules for Picking Mutual Funds
http://kiplinger.com/columns/value/archive/my-9-rules-for-picking-mutual-funds.html?si=1 Ignore short-term performance. Focus on expenses. Lower-cost funds beat higher-cost funds over extended periods. The average domestic stock fund with an expense ratio in the cheapest 20% among such funds had a 59% chance of outperforming its index over the five years that ended in 2010, Morningstar...