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Last Updated: 3/19/2013 10:51 PST The economy is showing signs of life again – that’s the good news. The bad news is that unemployment is still at historical highs and if you’re one of the 13 million Americans still struggling to find a job, or wanting to switch jobs, a lot of your applications are probably being swallowed up by the “the black hole.” That’s when you send in a job application and never receive any follow-up from the company. It’s probably one of the most frustrating parts of looking for a new job. In fact, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, only 25 out of 100 applications ever get looked at by companies.
Brain Trust: 100 Ivy League Business & Entrepreneurship Courses You Can Take for Free Posted on October 23rd, 2008 Just because you don’t have the deep pockets or stellar grades it takes to get into top tier schools doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the same resources these establishments offer. Through open courseware programs, you can access course materials from a wide range of top universities. Whether you decide to take these courses on your own time or just skim through the information, we’ve compiled a list of 100 places to start looking for great business and entrepreneurship information. Accounting and Finance
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How To Master The Ultimate Sales Tool: Perfect Recall Imagine going into a major sales appointment yet having only five minutes to prepare and memorize the entire pitch. You would stumble and bumble through everything, or read clumsy cue cards, or you would rely on a quickly assembled slide show (that is more of a distraction than anything). Disaster-ville! I suspect you already know this: Sales are made when …