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Top Ten Highest Paying Jobs in the US

Now here’s an interesting bit. features the top ten highest paying jobs in the US according to the Department of Labor. Take note that in the actual list, eight out of the top ten are actually careers in the medical field. To narrow things down, they’ve taken the liberty to diversify the fields in the top 10, consolidating the …Continue reading →

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Down to the Unemployment Line: Sun to Trim Down by Next Year

Not good news for Sun employees. Sun plans to hand out $100 to $150 million in severances according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. No word yet on how many employees will be affected but it’s definite that Sun will be trimming down it’s 34,219 strong workforce. Sun executives decided to make the cuts despite announcing …Continue reading →

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In the News: NFL Lensmen Will Still Don Ad Vests

Whew. We couldn’t just count the ways advertisements can bombard us, huh? I’m just waiting for the time when we’ll have a Minority Report-ish personalized advertising everywhere we go. Or probably some Futurama stuff, where we get advertisements in dreams. But I guess, for now, we’ll just have to content ourselves with ad placements on electronic media and physical space. …Continue reading →

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Food for Thought: So What’s a Company?

Teaching college students business communication required me to dedicate a huge part of the discussion tackling workplace cultures and socio-cultural contexts. I teach in a state university that’s not known for developing the student’s business sense so it took me some extra weeks and a lot of effort to give students’ a glimpse of how the corporate machinery works. Halfway …Continue reading →

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Sales Tip: Concentrate Accomplishing on Smaller Goals

Clinching a sale can be a real challenge. If you’re new to sales, it’s important to remember that it clinching a sale in one go is more of luck. Consistency is really the key. However, consistency also relies on taking smaller steps to be able to finally seal the deal. While the idea of always gunning big is attractive, winning …Continue reading →

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School Requires PowerPoint Presentations for Applications

I missed this bit since my news feeds are the most abundant in my feed reader. It’s already a few days old but still, I think it’s an important issue to discuss. The business school of the University of Chicago is now requiring applicants to submit PowerPoint presentations together with their applications according to a report from ABC. Now isn’t …Continue reading →

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Small Business Tip: Do a Small Publicity Stunt in Your Community

The great thing about being a small business is that you can easily pull-off community-based projects that can surely boost your image and stock in your locality. Local businesses have been doing it for many years, and there’s no reason why your small business can’t.

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How to Start Looking for a Better Job

Lately you’re thinking about where your career is heading. Because you have been sitting on that same office chair for a time now and you think it’s about time you take more control of your career life. If you think you need some progress in your life, then here’s how you can land a new job and soon.

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Small Business Tip: Offer Coupons or Value Cards

One tricky thing about business is how to get customers in and out of your store and keep them coming back for more. A large base of return customers are a sign of your business serving your clients well.

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Business Writing Tip: Stick to Necessary Facts

My business communications class is now moving on to letter writing after a month or so of discussing organization, context and culture. Our latest lesson was developing the main thought in their writing. For me, the best way you can support any of your claims is through cold facts. However, you just have to be cautious in selecting which facts …Continue reading →

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