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Jul 26th

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(Plan Your Career) Preparing for your career comeback

Already there are signs that the economy is turning around.  Anyone who has settled for whatever work he can get, or has been looking for work without results is looking forward to some positive news.  While there is no telling when it will happen, this financial crisis will end at some point.  Make sure that when your career has a chance to rebound, you are ready to help make it happen.  Working or not, improving your education, presentation and leadership skills will pay off when companies return to hiring and promoting great people.
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(Plan Your Career) Improve your prospects through better use of online networking sites

A quick phone conversation with candidate Leon this morning made me realize that not everyone is taking advantage of the fabulous online resources available right now for free.  Leon and I looked at his computer presence together, and talked about a few points that might be the difference between Hired and Still Looking for this talented IT candidate.  LinkedIn is a one good resource people are using effectively to find work, so let’s look at that for some specifics.
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Microsoft receives Judge Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award

Microsoft receives Judge Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership AwardOn the 45th anniversary of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has honored Microsoft Corporation for excellence in diversity at its 10th Annual A. Leon Higginbotham Award Dinner in New York June 3rd.
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End of GM, or a new beginning?

Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem Inc. was the first filing of the day General Motors sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and recorded the nation’s fourth largest bankruptcy.  As of June 1, 2009, “What’s good for GM is definitely good for American taxpayers”.  American taxpayers’ $50 billion investment now totals a 60 percent stake in GM, while the union, its creditors and federal and provincial governments in Canada own the remainder of the auto company.
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Minority Business Survey finds "Glimmers of Hope"

The 2009 survey results on the State of ALANA Businesses 2009 was presented at a packed town hall meeting focusing on the Economic Recovery Act at St. Paul College attended by senior policy leaders such as Congresswoman McCollum, Mayor Coleman of St. Paul and DEED Commissioner McElroy and others.
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Minority Business Survey finds "Glimmers of Hope"

The 2009 survey results on the State of ALANA Businesses 2009 was presented at a packed town hall meeting focusing on the Economic Recovery Act at St. Paul College attended by senior policy leaders such as Congresswoman McCollum, Mayor Coleman of St. Paul and DEED Commissioner McElroy and others.
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Best online services at socialsecurity.gov

Americans love their computers.  In fact, a recent study shows that the number of Americans who use the Internet has more than doubled over the past 10 years, reaching nearly three quarters of the U.S. population.  Nearly half of all Americans have a high-speed Internet connection at home, compared to only five percent at the start of the decade. The study indicates that Internet use is even beginning to outpace traditional media. Younger Americans spend more time online than in front of a television.
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