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Tips and Tricks to Get a Graduate Job in IT

January 14th, 2014

Guest blog 

The IT graduate job market is as competitive as ever. With more people coming away from their education with a degree in hand, there are only so many jobs available for them all to fill. If you are one of these recent graduates who is looking for a job, don’t let the rejection letters get you down. It is possible to get started in your career; you just need patience and perseverance to get you there.

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Poverty nation: How America created a low-wage work swamp

December 16th, 2013  |  Source: Salon

For decades, both parties supplanted a push for higher wages with well-intended public aid. The result: calamity

2013 is the year many Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor. It turns out it’s also the crisis of the welfare poor. That’s tough for us: Americans notoriously hate welfare, unless it’s called something else and/or benefits us personally. We think it’s for slackers and moochers and people who won’t pull their weight.


SUNLIGHT FOUNDATION ACQUIRES OPENCONGRESS.ORG

October 29th, 2013  |  Source: SUNLIGHT FOUNDATION

 

OpenCongress brings together official, congressional data and allows anyone to track how a bill becomes a law, the voting records of elected officials and more. Major features of OpenCongress include:


Yankees Among 10 MLB Teams Valued at More Than $1 Billion

October 23rd, 2013  |  Source: Bloomberg

The average value of a Major League Baseball team is $1 billion, more than 35 percent higher than previous estimates, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.3 billion, making them the sport’s most-valuable enterprise. The Los Angeles Dodgers rank second with a value of $2.1 billion.

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Going global the content exchange that is LinkedIn

June 6th, 2013  |  Source: Knowledge at INSEAD

Since going public in 2011, the professionals’ social network has gone from a networking site to a must-have tool for recruiters. Will adding content and big data enhance its professional value?

Hari Krishnan, managing director for Asia Pacific and Japan at LinkedIn, embodies the Silicon Valley start-up spirit. Wearing jeans and a shirt, telephone headset on, he paces restlessly back and forth in his rectangular Singapore office overlooking a cluster of buildings, while taking part in a conference call.

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The Twinkie Manifesto

November 19th, 2012  |  Source: NYT.com

 

The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, the iconic snack will forever be identified with the 1950s, when Hostess popularized the brand by sponsoring “The Howdy Doody Show.” And the demise of Hostess has unleashed a wave of baby boomer nostalgia for a seemingly more innocent time.


Private equity guru’s mission to show big business can do altruism

October 30th, 2012  |  Source: Daily Telegraph - UK

 

Permira founder, Damon Buffini, explains why he wants to tackle social issues.

For many, CSR has become a glorified form of public relations, a chance for businesses to try to put a positive spin on their existence or distract from questionable activities elsewhere.

Damon Buffini is doing his bit to change that view. One of Britain’s best known private equity bosses and once voted Britain’s most powerful black male, the founder partner of Permira has in recent weeks stepped down as a full-time partner at the buy-out firm.


Bungled Bank Bailout Leaves Behind Righteous Anger

In the year since I stepped down as the special inspector general of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the sadly predictable consequences of the government’s disparate treatment of Wall Street and Main Street have only become worse. As the banks amass size and power, Main Street continues to get pummeled.


Fidelity's massive Facebook woes

May 25th, 2012  |  Source: Fierce Finance

Reuters notes that Fidelity, the mutual fund and retail brokerage powerhouse, is working with "thousands" of customers to resolve issues related to the botched Facebook IPO.

Nearly a week after the deal was priced, "many investors have found that their orders for Facebook were not executed at the prices they thought, said advisers…"

The Boston-based company was not shy about placing the onus on the Nasdaq.

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