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Every employer needs to know that you really want to work for them; a new recruit who is enthusiastic about their company will work harder, be more productive and ultimately stay longer. Read more

Posted on: 20 November 2013

Motorola opening office, looking to hire

Blackberry is going through some tough times. Their devices simply aren’t succeeding, and they’re quickly losing money. In the wake of such financial losses, the company has had to downsize. It is laying off as many as 4,500 employees in its hometown of Waterloo, putting a lot of people out of jobs. Who will come to the rescue? Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 20 November 2013

JCPenney shares surging after earnings

Shares of JCPenney are headed higher in pre-market trading following the release of Q3 earnings results this morning. Read more

 

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 20 November 2013

Germany's Siemens to axe 15,000 jobs

German industrial giant Siemens is to cut up to 15,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting programme. Read more

 

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 20 November 2013

Remove Half the Stuff on Your Resume

There's tons of advice out there about how exactly to answer interview questions, what to wear to that interview and how to follow-up afterwards, but what if you're having trouble even getting your foot in the door? For many people, it isn't a lack of experience, education or training that is keeping them from getting a call back. Instead, it often comes down to how you're presenting yourself via your resume. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 13 November 2013

Climbing Amazon's Corporate Ladder

Inside the Internet juggernaut Amazon.com there’s near constant pressure to perform. In dozens of interviews ranging over two years for my book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, employees often sounded exhilarated as they boasted that they have never before exerted a more direct influence on products and customers. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 13 November 2013

KPMG is hiring 16,000 people in EMEA

Big Four accounting firms are big hirers, and have continued to recruit in large numbers even while other parts of the financial sector have scaled back. A large proportion of these are graduate hires, but KPMG is also bringing in up to 7,000 hires across the EMEA region in 2014. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 13 November 2013

GM to move international HQ to Singapore

General Motors has said it is to move the headquarters for its international operations from Shanghai to Singapore next year.
The decision comes after the carmaker decided earlier this year to separate its operations in China from its international business. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 13 November 2013

Wal-Mart Hires Workers for Holidays

The company is moving 35,000 part-time workers to full-time status and is elevating another 35,000 to part-time from temporary, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer said today in a statement. The 70,000 workers will be elevated in the next few months and will keep their new posts after the holiday season ends, said Kory Lundberg, a Wal-Mart spokesman. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 06 November 2013

Microsoft to hire a new CEO this year

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s board is working toward having the successor to Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer in place by the end of this year and is winnowing a list of candidates, said people with knowledge of the discussions. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 06 November 2013

Toyota closes on pre-crisis profit record

Weak yen and healthy US sales mean world's biggest carmaker is on track for forecast-beating £10.5bn annual profit. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 06 November 2013

BAE Systems cuts 1,775 jobs

BAE Systems is to cut 1,775 jobs at its yards in Scotland and England and end shipbuilding altogether at Portsmouth. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 06 November 2013

How To Create An Eye-Catching Resume

With a dwindling market, the way you job search and present yourself to potential employers is a job, itself. For every job you apply for, there could be any number of other candidates just as qualified or more qualified than you. Providing potential employers with less than a stellar resume will only hurt your chances of getting the job, if the hiring manager even gives your resume a second glance. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 30 October 2013

Google shares top $1,000

Google shares have topped $1,000 (£617) for the first time, jumping 13.8% on Friday after the company reported better-than-expected earnings. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 30 October 2013

Deloitte fined £14m over MG Rover advice

Accountancy firm Deloitte has been fined a record £14m by an industry tribunal as a result of advice it gave investors involved in collapsed British carmaker MG Rover. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 30 October 2013

Barclays assisting in the currency scandal

Regulators request foreign exchange activity information from Barclays in investigation that could match scale of Libor scandal. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 30 October 2013

Thomson Reuters cuts 3,000 jobs

Financial news and data provider Thomson Reuters has said it will cut a further 3,000 jobs as part of a continuing cost-saving plan. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 30 October 2013

Interview Questions: What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

How do you answer dreaded interview questions like, “What’s your greatest weakness?” Here’s some advice. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 23 October 2013

QS Jobs & Salary Trends Report 2013/14

The 2013/14 QS Jobs & Salary Trends Report once again confirms the value of the MBA in today’s international job market even in the still fragile post-recession landscape. Find out about the current MBA jobs market, including industries and regions with the greatest volume of MBA job opportunities and average MBA salary. Read more

Posted on: 16th October 2013

Top banks have 115 billion euro capital shortfall

The world's biggest banks would need to boost their capital by 115 billion euros ($155 billion) to comply with tougher rules and more than 60 percent of that shortfall is in Europe, where lenders have been slower to strengthen. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 25th September 2013

What Employers Look For In Your Online Profiles

Active job-hunters know that social networking sites can be some of the best tools for finding employment. These platforms showcase companies and their products, connecting job seekers to potential employment at businesses big and small by spreading awareness. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 16th September 2013

Bain & Co Careers: MBA Recruiter Interview

In terms of post-MBA employment, consulting careers are perhaps one of the pathways best suited to the degree. Bain & Company, a major MBA employer and one of the world’s leading business consulting firms has just appointed a new global head of recruitment, himself an MBA graduate.

In this article, he shares his views on what types of MBA graduates are the right fit for Bain & Company. Read more

Posted on: 05th September 2013

Top recruiters: What candidates can do to amaze

Career community Glassdoor recently published its annual list of top recruiters. These hiring managers have seen a lot of talent, but they can still be impressed. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 30 August 2013

Brazil raises interest rate to 9% to battle inflation

Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to 9% from 8.5% in a further attempt to rein in inflation. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 29 August 2013

13 Countries slammed when China unravels

Chinese economic data has been better than expected in July. During the month, industrial production rising 9.7% year over year, exceeding economists' forecasts.
But positive July figures have not fully allayed investor fears that the Chinese economy will continue to decelerate. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 16 August 2013

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post

Deal brings to an end the 80-year control of the paper by the Graham family which steered the Post to national prominence. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 06 August 2013 

UK economy rebound strongly in 2015

Capital Economics believes the UK economy will beat expectations by growing at 2.5% in 2015 and 4% in 2016. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 08 July 2013

MBA Job Prospects Brightest in Six Years: MBA News

New research shows that the number of employers planning on hiring MBA graduates this year is the highest it has been since 2008. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 11 June 2013

Burma: Asia’s last frontier opening up

Investors call the country the "final frontier". The Star Trek reference aside, there is a sense of the yet-to-be-explored about Burma. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 03 June 2013

Bill Gates on tablets, Apple and Windows

Gates, sitting in a hangar in Omaha, Neb., next to his mentor Warren Buffett, called the cloud a huge opportunity to allow computer innovation that has up until now never been available. Gates then jumped headlong into his hardware plan, drumming up some positive PR for the company he co-founded back in 1975. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 14 May 2013

HSBC first-quarter profits almost double

Fall in bad debts and cost-cutting measures push UK’s biggest bank to £5.4bn profit in the first three months of the year, 95% higher than in 2012. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 10 May 2013

The future of business

Evidence shows its very clear we have reached the safe limits to growth in terms of the most pressing threat to human civilisation – that of a stable atmosphere. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. [Posted on: 29 April 2013]

 

UK inflation rate held steady at 2.8% in March

UK consumer price inflation held steady at 2.8% in March, at its highest level since May last year, the Office for National Statistics said. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 17 April 2013

The world economy’s winners and losers in 2013

The US is in the best relative shape, followed by Japan – but the eurozone and the UK remain mired in recessions made worse by tight monetary and fiscal policies. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 08 April 2013

Cyprus banks reopen, stocks remain closed

Small queues as bank staff turn up for work early in Nicosia and cash is delivered under heavy security. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 28 March 2013

UK Government to reveal 2013 budget

UK watchers widely agree that this budget could help restore or further erode the government’s credibility. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 20 March 2013

Slump sends sterling crashing to a three-year low

Manufacturing slump sends sterling crashing to three-year low
Analysts say weak manufacturing numbers and forecasts showing economy slowing are consistent with triple-dip recession. Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 13 March 2013

Swiss referendum backs executive pay curbs

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly backed proposals to impose some of the world's strictest controls on executive pay, final referendum results show. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 04 March 2013

RBS losses breach £5bn

Stephen Hester, the boss of Royal Bank of Scotland, admitted 2012 had been a "chastening" year as losses at the bailed-out bank widened to more than £5bn – while it still paid out more than £600m in bonuses. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 28 Feb 2013

Warrn Buffett to buy Heinz

Buffett completed the acquisition with investment firm 3G Capital who, together, will take on $5bn of Heinz debt. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 18 Feb 2013

Thompson Reuters is cutting 2500 jobs

Layoffs are about to hit Thomson-Reuters hard. The Financial Times reports that the company will cut 4% of its headcount — 2,500 people — this year. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 14 Feb 2013

Samsung to invest in american startups

The fund, called Samsung Catalyst Fund, will work alongside the existing and bigger $1 billion Samsung Venture Fund, which already helps mold and nurture start-ups. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 11 Feb 2013

Market forces have brought chaos to universities

Lifting the cap on fees has marketised higher education, with falling student numbers and reduced entry requirements. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 25 Jan 2013

Is studying an MBA a good investment?

Fees are high, and the work is demanding - but it's a course employers really value. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 22 Jan 2013

Deloitte: Overseas expansion delivers revenue

Building on the previous year’s 5.3 percent growth, more than 80 percent of the top 250 (204 companies) posted an increase in retail revenue. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 15 Jan 2013

The best companies to work for in 2013

The ranking of the top companies was determined by taking cumulative average ratings from the half-million employees who responded to the 18-question survey between Nov. 24, 2011 and Nov. 13, 2012. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 15 Jan 2013

How to get an employer's attention

Whenever you apply for job postings, assume that there are lots of other applicants and thus, getting an offer is a long shot. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 15 Jan 2013

Tips From a New B-School Veteran

Going through your MBA can be tough sometime. Here are some useful tips to help you overcome your barriers. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. Posted on: 17 Dec 2012

The World’s Best Business Schools

The results of the world’s largest ever survey of MBA graduate employability are revealed in the 2012/13 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report.This year’s survey draws on responses from over 3,300 active MBA employers around the world, offering a unique insight into the hiring preferences of the world’s top MBA employers. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 07 Dec 2012]

Maximizing your post-MBA employability

Job figures and routes to employment have been scrutinized to an incredible degree in recent years, due to ongoing financial woes, and the MBA has not escaped the spotlight. There is still little doubt that an MBA itself improves employability, but while studying and even after graduating, there are still plenty of ways for students to branch out and increase their own attractiveness to employers. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 06 Dec 2012]

The career value of MBA internships

Even the best MBA degree from the most prestigious business school assumes little importance if the skills you learnt in the classroom don’t find application in the real world of business. As a result, the value of vocational experience for MBA students and recent graduates cannot be emphasized enough. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 28 Nov 2012]

Leadership challenges facing the MBAs of today

Business today is unruly, complex and unpredictable. With instant networking across companies, industries and borders, economies are dynamically inter-connected. Across a maze of global markets, business legislation, regulation and policy are in constant flux. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 28 Nov 2012]

As the pendulum swings: MBA leadership

Increasingly, the world is looking to its business schools, and MBA programs in particular to produce the leaders that shape our world. With a focus on technical analysis and technique, our business schools have failed to produce those leaders. That situation needs to change, or we are all in trouble. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 28 Nov 2012]

A thought for Thanksgiving...

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 beers. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 22 Nov 2012]

Swiss MBA pay highest in Europe

MBA graduates working in Switzerland enjoy the highest pay packages in Europe totalling almost US$140,000, new research released this week reveals. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 19 Oct 2012]

Germany remains in global top 10 for MBA job availability

Research released this week reveals that Germany is once again among the top 10 countries worldwide for MBA job availability. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 17 Oct 2012]

Spanish MBA employers expect to pay US$100,000 pa

Signalling that employers remain faithful in the advantages of hiring MBA graduates even during tougher economic climes, the QS TopMBA Jobs and Salary Trends Report reveals that Spanish MBA employers expect to pay average salary and bonus packages of US$97,600 per annum. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 17 Oct 2012]

MBA hiring in North America remains

According to the QS Jobs and Salary Trends Report 2012-13, MBA recruitment levels in North America increased by 16% over the past year, and are predicted to increase by 2% over the next 12 months. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 17 Oct 2012]

The QS TopMBA Jobs and Salary Trends Report 2013 launched

QS’ annual research into upcoming MBA recruitment and salary levels contains unparalleled data and insight into the current and future MBA job market. The report provides MBAs, business schools, recruiters, and media with a valuable gauge of how today’s and tomorrow’s graduating MBAs will fare. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 17 Oct 2012]

Enter stage right, armed with an MBA

As a dancer, Elyssa Dole performed at the Metropolitan Opera as well as with Thomas/Ortiz Dance, a New York-based contemporary dance group. Today however, with her cohort comprising not dancers but business executives, she is one of a growing number of arts professionals seeking to boost their skills in areas such as finance, strategy and accounting by taking an MBA. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. [Posted on: 11 Oct 2012]

Top Five Personality Traits Employers Hire Most

You’ve made looking for your next job, well… your job. You’ve scoured your resume of clichéd buzzwords, brushed up on body language and even gotten a handle on the dreaded video interview. But all that might be for naught if you just don’t have the personality your dream employer is looking for. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. [Posted on: 11 Oct 2012]

A Friendly Face In Business – An MBA Alumni Profile

Meyer’s not afraid to say she always thought business school students took themselves too seriously – that was, until she attended an open day at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France. “I met many students and was surprised by how much I liked them,” she says. “I thought, ‘if this is business school, count me in’.” Read more

Note:  Article sourced from QS TopMBA Career eGuide Spring 2012. [Posted on: 18 Sept 2012]

LinkedIn: 3 Ways To Use It Much More Efficiently

Whether you're looking for a new job or just trying to stay in the game, there are few easier ways to maintain a professional profile online than with LinkedIn. But what if you've already done the basics -- filled out your professional information, imported a new head-shot and reached out to all relevant current and former colleagues, clients and/or classmates? Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. [Posted on: 18 Sept 2012]

Q&A With Top MBA Employer IBM

What areas of your business do you expect will take on many of your new MBA hires over the next two to three years? Do you expect the total number of MBA hires to increase or decrease this year? Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. [Posted on: 18 Sept 2012]

Obama's Leadership Lesson: Hire People 'To Tell You The Truth'

President Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for a second term last night and asked the American people to give him more time to repair the economy. “You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. Read more

Note:  Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. [Posted on: 18 Sept 2012]

Steer Your Earning Potential In The Right Direction

Career prospects and work-life balance rather than salary had been considered the most important aspect in considering a new role. Today results reflect a sign of the times, i.e. salary is now key for many career-seekers. In tough economic climates, where everything from house prices to the weekly shopping bill seems to be on an upwards trajectory, it is perhaps not surprising that people are increasingly concerned about the financial rewards of their work, and in the case of the MBA, a return on their investment. Read more

Note:  [Posted on: 18 Sept 2012]

Silicon Valley Companies That Hire MBAs

The number of technology companies planning to hire MBAs is up 22% compared to last year, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2012 Corporate Recruiters Survey. Many of these companies are Silicon Valley start-ups that have just found new investors and are looking for MBAs with quantitative skills to develop their strategy and marketing plans.  Read more

Note: Article sourced from QS TopMBA Connect MBA Blog[Posted on: 14 Sept 2012]

The Career-Development Gap: Why Employers Fail To Retain Top Talent

Top talent is the most important source of competitive advantage for every corporation, especially in high tech industries that compete on creativity and innovation. That’s why these companies have the proper management techniques and the right career-development programs to retain top talent, or do they? Read more

Note: Article has been sourced externally, and links directly to the original publication. [Posted on: 19 Jul 2012]

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