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The Pros and Cons of Meeting Room Setups

The setup of a meeting room might be an afterthought for most business leaders, but each layout serves different purposes. If you’re looking into every detail to ensure that your business meetings are conducted in the way you purposed, here’s a look at common room setups and their inherent advantages and disadvantages. Conference Type Conference …

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The Big Shift: 3 Signs it’s Time to Quit Your Job and Go Full Time on Your Business

Many people start their business journey while still holding a full-time job. It’s a smart move to reduce financial risks, expand their professional network, and learn more about how to do business. But, there comes a time when the decision to go full-time as an entrepreneur will cross your mind. You’d ask, “Am I prepared …

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What Are the Advantages of an IP PBX?

IP PBX or Internet protocol private branch exchange is revolutionizing the telephone systems as it provides a much better solution than the conventional PBX systems. An IP PBX telephone system allows phone calls via IP data networks, so all conversations while on the phone are sent over the network as data packets. The technology behind …

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Why Get Your Sales and Marketing Departments to Work Together?

Smarketing is a concept that emerged to describe integrated and fully aligned sales and marketing departments. In reality, though, these two departments don’t play nice with each other; they usually operate in unhealthy competition. The sales and marketing departments in most organizations will have heated debates about strategy, budget and resource allocation. Each group questions …

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Forget Law School: The US Job Market is Oversaturated with Lawyers

In 2017, Whittier Law School closed its doors permanently, shocking law students and faculty members as the first accredited law school to shut down. And with fewer law graduates, fewer jobs, and more automated legal services, its closing serves as a warning to present law students and those who want to enter law school: the …

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What Are Vocational Courses and Programs?

If you’re a graduating high school student or a high school or college graduate who wants to seek further certification for a specific skill, you might want to consider taking a vocational course or class. These vocational courses and classes are available in various career fields, such as – but not limited to – medicine, …

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Highest- and Lowest-Paying College Majors’ Starting Salaries in 2017

Some people choose to go to college to pursue their dream career, while others attend college in the hopes of landing a higher paying job. But before you decide what to major in, you need to understand that in terms of pay, financial success, and career options in the current job market, not all degrees …

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How to Answer These Difficult Interview Questions

I work as a guidance counselor in a private high school and we have this annual event for senior high school students called “Career Week.” Basically, we get speakers from various career paths to talk about their job, universities and colleges to hold fairs, and have one day where the seniors come to class in …

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Career Spotlight: How to Become a Flight Attendant

For today’s career spotlight, I’ve interviewed Lisa Owen-Jones, a 23-year old flight attendant from Boston. Originally one of my high school students six years ago, Lisa has since gone on to work for one of America’s most popular airlines. While Lisa’s stories show the fun side of traveling for work – the free flights, going …

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