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Isaac Asimov's 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate

Isaac Asimov's 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate | Professional Development | Scoop.it

n 1964, famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov ventured a guess at what you might find if you set foot inside the 2014 World’s Fair. Using his gift for envisioning future technology, Asimov’s predictions from 50 years out are both stunningly accurate and perhaps a little bit depressing. Here’s a look at what he got right...

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While many of these 'theories' were already in the works in 1964, it is a little sad that society fell into the mold so easily.

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5 Myths About Being a Home-Based Business

5 Myths About Being a Home-Based Business | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Why pay the expense for an office (and make the commute) when you have all the tools you need at home to run your business?
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Busting some myths for the entrepreneur in motion

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Are You An Opportunity Addict?

Are You An Opportunity Addict? | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Most entrepreneurs waste time leaping from one bright idea to the next (to the next.) Here's a six-step path to recovery
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It's very simple... you will always miss out on an opportunity, but make no mistake, more opportunities are around the next corner so pace yourself.

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The 100 Best Websites For Women, 2013

The 100 Best Websites For Women, 2013 | Professional Development | Scoop.it
The fourth annual roundup of the best of the web for women. Compiled by Forbes staffers, contributors and members of the ForbesWoman community.
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Many really great empowering and stimulating websites for women; and men as well.

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33 Questions Employers Ask In An Interview | CAREEREALISM

33 Questions Employers Ask In An Interview | CAREEREALISM | Professional Development | Scoop.it
The economy has started to alter the types of questions employers ask in an interview. Prepare for your next interview with this list of questions.
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This article referenced a few questions that I've not heard before such as "Explain the organizational structure and hierarchy in your last company and how you fitted into it. Did this suit you?"

Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/questions-employers-ask-interview/#VsYHJCoipJbFW0ml.99Explain the organizational structure and hierarchy in your last company and how you fitted into it. Did this suit you?
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/questions-employers-ask-interview/#VsYHJCoipJbFW0ml.99Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/questions-employers-ask-interview/#VsYHJCoipJbFW0ml.99Explain the organizational structure and hierarchy in your last company and how you fitted into it. Did this suit you?
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/questions-employers-ask-interview/#VsYHJCoipJbFW0ml.99Explain the organizational structure and hierarchy in your last company and how you fitted into it. Did this suit you?
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/questions-employers-ask-interview/#VsYHJCoipJbFW0ml.99Explain the organizational structure and hierarchy in your last company and how you fitted into it. Did this suit you?
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/questions-employers-ask-interview/#VsYHJCoipJbFW0ml.99Explain the organizational structure and hierarchy in your last company and how you fitted into it. Did this suit you?
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/questions-employers-ask-interview/#VsYHJCoipJbFW0ml.99Explain the organizational structure and hierarchy in your last company and how you fitted into it. Did this suit you?
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/questions-employers-ask-interview/#VsYHJCoipJbFW0ml.99
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5 Tips for Promoting Yourself to Career Success ~ Levo League

When trying to advance your career, it is essential that you take a proactive role in self-promoting. Dan Schawbel offers his tips from promoting yourself.
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“If you don’t take risks in your career, that’s risky. Someone else will, and they will get those opportunities,”

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How I Hire: Focus On Personality

How I Hire: Focus On Personality | Professional Development | Scoop.it
There is nothing more important for a business than hiring the right team. If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success. However, the best
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I like this part "Don’t be afraid of hiring mavericks. Somebody who thinks a little differently can help to see problems as opportunities and inspire creative energy within a group. Some of the best people we’ve ever hired didn’t seem to fit in at first, but proved to be indispensable over time."

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How to Search for a Job Without Getting Busted by Your Boss | Monster

How to Search for a Job Without Getting Busted by Your Boss | Monster | Professional Development | Scoop.it
If you’re already employed, but considering a change, you may be wondering how to go about conducting a job search without causing problems with your current job -- or worse, getting busted by your boss.
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Maintain your professionalism and discretion

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VolunteerMatch - Where Volunteering Begins

VolunteerMatch - Where Volunteering Begins | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Search Volunteer Opportunities. VolunteerMatch provides volunteer information and listings in your local community. Find local volunteering opportunities now!
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Majority of jobs are not found utilizing online searches & applications, but through successful networking and volunteering.  Volunteering for a group/organization that is in your target employers radar provides the opportunity to meet others who work for your target company, and thereby obtain an advantage on job opportunities. You will be one step ahead of other applicants, as your name and face will already be known by your potential employer, as they will know that you have shared commitments.

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Ten Techniques to Build Rapport

Ten Techniques to Build Rapport | Professional Development | Scoop.it
The lead instructor at the FBI’s Counterintelligence Training Center, Robin Dreeke, offers 10 techniques to build quick rapport with anyone.
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Scary when you realize these tactics were used on you, causing you to let down your guard , resulting in your being taken advantage of by a con artist. However, if you learn the techniques you gain personal awareness, and may potentially help you build better rapport with future clients.

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11 Body Language Essentials for Your Next Negotiation

11 Body Language Essentials for Your Next Negotiation | Professional Development | Scoop.it

"If you aren't in control of your body language, it doesn't matter how much you've prepared for a negotiation."

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Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs | Professional Development | Scoop.it
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All about us Women Entrepreneurs becoming a force to contend.

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Empathy 101

Empathy 101 | Professional Development | Scoop.it
“I like to understand how people see the world,” A CEO tells me. “It’s always different for each person. I’m fascinated by the ways people think about things, what’s important to them, how they put
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Very important: Tuning in to another person does more than give us an understanding of their view – it tells us how best to communicate with that person: what matters most to them, their models of the world, and what even what words to use – or avoid – in talking with them.

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Do We Aspire to Be Called Workaholics?

People seem to feel good if they are called workaholics even though they use it as a crutch.
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Consider these as warning signs: Has being stressed out become some sort of proof of our importance... a war wound? Do you use workaholism as an excuse to get out of being responsible? Are you using your job as a crutch to get out of life?

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How I Hire: It's Not Just What You Answer, It's How

How I Hire: It's Not Just What You Answer, It's How | Professional Development | Scoop.it
In leading a client service line, McKinsey Digital, that is at the intersection of strategic consulting and on-the-ground assistance to clients, we are looking to build a team that is willing to take
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"Over time, I have found that the best candidates go with the flow and push back as much as they try to take what I give them in the discussion. I want to bring on people who will help me learn and raise the average of my teams." I agree, as when I've hired assistant's the first thing that is tested is whether they can go with the flow with grace. 

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Can we please discuss how to make work a happy place that people WANT to be at

Can we please discuss how to make work a happy place that people WANT to be at | Professional Development | Scoop.it
I am ALWAYS looking for more better ways to do this, we have found that the happier the people here, the more positive energy we generate and the better value we create for our customers.
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An environment that permits personal integrity, where employees feel valued and engaged, not isolated and manipulated. A corporate culture built on honesty and openness. Acknowledgement that a person's "life" should be valued and not sacrificed on behalf of the corporate bottom line.

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5 Tips To Create A Positive First Impression - Monster.com

5 Tips To Create A Positive First Impression - Monster.com | Professional Development | Scoop.it
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While these seem to be common sense practices, people still do forget these basics:

Tip #1: Analyze your attire

Tip #2: Role-play your verbal communcation

Tip #3: Evaluate your non-verbal communication

Tip #4: Examine your attitude

Tip #5: Scrutinize your grooming (hair, make-up, cleanliness, etc.)

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