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  • When Asking for a Raise, Preparation is Key

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 7, 2018
    This may be news to you, but companies generally do not like giving out more money than they need to. This means that if you want a raise from your employer, you're going to need to ask for one directly, a nerve-racking task that can intimidate even seasoned professionals. An article in CNBC says that success hinges on how well you prepare before making the ask. 
  • Twitter Suggests You Change Your Password Right Now

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 4, 2018
    Twitter said it discovered a bug that stored the passwords of all 336 users on an unprotected internal log, and while the bug has since been fixed, the company suggested its users change their passwords anyway. 
  • You Nailed the Interview, So Why Didn't They Call You Back?

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 3, 2018
    You had a great job interview. The hiring manager was impressed with your poise, your wit and (of course) your resume. You shook hands with a smile and left the building certain that you aced it. So why haven't they called? 
  • Study Finds Two Spaces After Period Slightly Helps Readability But Debate Remains

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 2, 2018
    One space or two? For years this question has been a point of contention between reasonable people who say there should only be one space after a period versus the poor misguided souls who say it should be two. A recent study says that two spaces have a very (very) slight advantage over one, but the researchers concede that this finding is so far confined to very specific circumstances. 
  • No One's Too Smart to Fall for a Scam

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 30, 2018
    When looking at the all-too-common-nowadays news of cons, frauds and scams, it is tempting to think that all those other people fell for what seemed like an obvious trap. However, a commentator at CNBC is warning people not to give in to this temptation, as one of the first steps in protecting yourself from a scam is by acknowledging that, as devastating an intellect as you are, you too can be a victim. 
  • Non-GAAP Metrics for Denying Reality

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 27, 2018
    Many a company, faced with souring investor relations, has lamented that everyone would see how perfect everything is if only people would look past mounting litigation, regulatory action and the cash flow hemorrhage that won't seem to stop. For these companies, Quartz has, firmly tongue in cheek, developed a list of possible non-GAAP metrics that such companies would probably love to use. 
  • Study: Coffee Makes Group Tasks Flow More Smoothly

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 26, 2018
    While coffee has been well known to help individuals be more alert and focused, a recent study found that this effect can spill over into group dynamics as well, as coffee consumption was correlated with feeling better about other group members and the work they are doing. 
  • Study: Women Outnumbered in Top Jobs Even When Counting Just Men With Certain Names

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 25, 2018
    The fact that men outnumber women in top organizational positions is well known, but a recent study says that women are still outnumbered even if you only count men with certain names like "John" or "David." 
  • 1 Million Children Were Victims of Identity Theft Last Year

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 24, 2018
    A recent report said that 1 million children were the victims of identity theft last year, two thirds of which were seven or younger. 
  • Writing a Robot-Ready Resume

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 23, 2018
    More and more job candidates are having their resumes evaluated not by a human being but a applicant tracking systems that make recommendations based on an algorithm.