by admin on March 29, 2013
As the economy continues to slowly lurch its way out of the recent recession, the growth of available positions remains stagnant across many fields of employment. It appears to be as challenging as ever for recent graduates and professionals yearning to change occupations to ascertain new positions in the job market. One way to gain a competitive advantage is through successful networking. Networking is the bedrock of building a strong web of relationships that can eventually introduce you to hiring managers and aid your efforts in securing an ideal job. It still seems to still be about who you know that can get you ahead in the corporate world.
Fostering and maintaining professional relationships can be beneficial for both the job seeker and the already employed. Not only does the job seeker learn more about potential openings through the connection and can meet prospective employers; the already employed (contact) can be viewed as a valuable asset to his or her company and field in general, by constructive recruiting. In addition, future opportunities can be presented from both parties, even after employment. Viewing the association and future interactions as mutually beneficial, for each member of the network can contribute valuable resources, one should not be intimidated in reaching out to foster such professional relationships.
by admin on March 12, 2013
Apple Secrets Leaked
In the glimmering, silver meccas of technology that are Apple Retail Stores, the Mac Geniuses reign supreme. For their illustrious technical skills and abilities to save crashed hard drives and un-freeze Iphones, these computer geeks are sought after and heavily relied upon to repair the products that fuel this generation. However, how does Apple train its Geniuses to aid frantic customers in times of imminent crises? What masterful tactics are imparted on these tech savvy individuals to successfully handle customer service, in the face of a disgruntled client holding up a dreaded blue screen? Gizmodo has recently released a partial leak of the Training Manual for which all Mac Geniuses hone their skills and are bound to abide by. Below are some intriguing pointers that are applicable to working with any consumer, customer, client, co-worker, colleague and even your supervisor throughout most occupational fields.
1. Don’t be negative
When facing an unpleasant business situation and one is forced to either speak directly, call or e-mail another about the present unsatisfactory news, the key concept is to avoid all negative connotations about the incident. A Mac Genius is forbidden to utter the words “crashed” or “virus”. These techs rely on subtle turns of phrase that levies the customer’s expectations for a resolution of the issue and attempts to solidify or at least continue the customer’s faith in their beloved Apple product. The laptop is simply “not responding” at this time or there seems to be a “situation” with your Iphone (one that surely a Genius can remedy with precise skill and action).
by admin on March 2, 2013
Where Should I Go To Business School?
This questions is pondered by every neophyte business professional on his or her journey towards vocational success. Bloomberg Businessweek has been working diligently in preparation for its annual Best Business School Rankings. To discern the coveted, upper-echelon business school destinations, the researchers inquired the help of four major corporations. Amazon, Johnson and Johnson, Citigroup and McKinsey provided invaluable input to aid in deciphering the hierarchy of business institutions. The recruiters from these top companies were asked, from which schools do they procure the most graduates? Which scholastic programs produce the best business professionals? Which academic institutions best equips graduates to hit the ground running and prepares students to be ready to meet the challenges of the corporate world?
by Heather on March 1, 2013
MBA Application Essay Topics
Your personal essay is worth stressing about. With so much of your MBA application already determined by college transcripts, work history, and GMAT scores, the essay gives you an opportunity to speak your mind. What you say and how you say it will illuminate who you are, what you’ve done, and where you are going in a way that the facts and data can’t. How you interpret the question and translate your experience onto paper is just as important what it is you have to say. Oftentimes MBA applicants get so caught up in what it is they have to say that they lose sight of the question and how it pertains to their application as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »
by admin on February 28, 2013
On February 14, 2013, Business Week came out with a list of the Top 10 most affordable business schools. The ranking system was comprised by comparing the percentage of the student body receiving aid, the average aid package and the costs covered by aid, all aggregated against the annual cost to attend the school. This produced the estimated remaining costs to attend each Business Program. Which are the most affordable business schools in North America? You may be surprised by which colleges topped the list. Feel free to check out any specific business school by clicking the links below.
1. University of Michigan
Students receiving aid: 75 percent
Average aid package: $53,469
Annual budget: $73,904
Costs covered by aid: 72.3 percent
Estimated costs remaining: $20,435
by Heather on February 28, 2013
Latin & Greek Roots in Modern English
Many modern English words contain Latin and Greek roots, he explains. These roots contain the basic meaning of words, and occur repeatedly throughout the language. Knowing these roots will help you determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, at least on a very basic level. As you’ll see, this partial understanding may prove to be all we need to know to select the correct answer, particularly in the sentence correction and reading comprehension sections. Below is a list of common roots and their general meanings. Learning these roots will help you recognize the basic meaning of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of English words. Read the rest of this entry »
by Heather on January 11, 2013
Know Your Numbers
It doesn’t matter if you are preparing for the SAT, GRE, or GMAT, if you want to excel on the math portion of the exam you have to know your numbers. Memorizing multiplication tables is only half the battle. If you want a top score, you should be able to see the number 41,394 and know that it is divisible by 6 without consulting a calculator. While calculators are allowed on the SAT and GRE, they often reduce momentum. If you become too reliant on your calculator you are liable to second guess yourself during the exam and spend time using it unnecessarily.
Practicing the rules of divisibility will help you factor large numbers and increase your ability to power through the quantitative portion of the exam successfully. By the time exam day rolls around you should know that 41,394 is divisible by 6 because if you add up all the integers you get 21 and if integers add up to a number divisible by 3 then the number itself is divisible by 3. Since the number 41,394 is also even, it is clearly divisible by 2 and if a number is divisible by 2 and 3 then it is divisible by 6.
Divisibility strategies vary from number to number, but are typically simple and (kinda, sorta) fun. But when it comes to simple divisibility solutions, lucky number 7, never feels lucky on exam day. To some mathematical minds the number 7 is so tricky that they believe there is no “trick” to figuring out if something is divisible by 7.
by Heather on January 2, 2013
That’s right, 20 Scholarships worth 400,000USD to study in INDIA from the Indian School of Business—a globally top 20 ranked B-school.
by Tracy on October 31, 2012
The GRE consists of three main parts: the Analytical Writing section, the Verbal Reasoning section and the Quantitative Reasoning section. Each are designed to test your handle on skills that are integral to a successful graduate educational experience.
GRE Analytical Writing Section
In the Analytical Writing section, you are instructed to write concise responses to open-ended questions. High scores result from an answer that is well-organized, logical and strategic in the manner that the question is addressed. Scorers prefer responses that directly answer the question, and note carefully any wavering, deviating or rambling in the response.
by Tracy on October 19, 2012
Many high school seniors try to ease the uncertainty in applying to college by applying early decision. Early decision binds both the student and the college into admittance months earlier than the regular admission decision. Recent evidence reveals a general trend showing an increasing percentage of early decision applications on an annual basis. If you are certain about a particular university, applying through the early decision program can be very beneficial.
Benefits of applying for Early Decision:
1) Increase your chances of being accepted by as much as two or three times than as a regular decision applicant. For example, at Dartmouth, the admission acceptance rate of ED applicants is 26% while the admission acceptance rate of regular decision applicants is 8%.
2) Receive your admission status no later than December 15. Regular decision applicants find out their college’s decision around April 1.
3) Save you the expense you would have ended up spending applying to several regular decision schools.