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Nov 25th


Don’t Practice Interviewing

Correction: DO practice interviewing. But don’t wait until opening night to stage a dress rehearsal. If you are looking for a promotion, interviewing for a new job or making a sales call, act like your presentation makes a difference, because it does. And because it does, when you are in the hot seat, interviewing for the job you really want, you want to be ready. So you have to practice. But don’t practice interviewing during that critical interview. By the time you get to the big stage, your side of the conversation should be so well rehearsed that it seems totally off the cuff to the person across the table.

'Business inclusion: Ensuring opportunity for minority enterprises' panel set for Dec. 5 at U of M's Humphrey School

The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, along with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, will host the panel "Business Inclusion: Ensuring Opportunity for Minority Enterprises" this Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Humphrey Forum in the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Selective Generosity: You get (exactly) what you ask for

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The Squeaky Wheel: Stand out while standing up for what matters

The Squeaky Wheel:  Stand out while standing up for what mattersYou arrive at work thinking you have an opinion, and by the end of the day you have caved under corporate mandates, internal emails, office politics and red tape into an agreeable, agreeing drone, spinning through another week on the corporate hamster wheel.

Rothman clamps down on debt resolution firm

Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman recently ordered Chicago-based Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC (Legal Helpers) and its five subsidiaries to cease and desist from operating as debt settlement providers in the state of Minnesota.

The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss—or Life—Throws at You

The No Excuse Guide to Success:  No Matter What Your Boss—or Life—Throws at You"Life is not what you've been taught; it's what you believe. It's not what you've experienced; it's the choices you've made as a result. It's not about what happened to you; it's about how you remembered it. It's not what challenges have come your way; it's what you've seen as challenging.

Savings tool helps build assets and change lives

Savings tool helps build assets and change livesBobbie Harris is following her dream of developing a self-publishing company that will publish literature to improve reading literacy. Now a student at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, her goals are to engage readers to want to read more to support self-sufficiency and personal development. She got her start through the Eastside Financial Center in St. Paul where she enrolled in a matched-savings program that helped her complete her bachelor's degree.
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