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Top Ten Companies Hiring This Week         FOR THOSE IN SEARCH OF DIRECT HIRE JOBS, THESE COMPANIES ARE HIRING. AOL Jobs tracked down the top 10 companies hiring from sales...

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A Style For Every Story….. Fall is not yet upon us but it seems like Fall fashion is shaking up the runway.  We all like to be one step ahead of the game and in the know right?  This year fashion...

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CANUWORKTOMORROW Expands Their Services CANUWORKTOMORROW  continues to forge new ground. In response to increasing requests, we have launched a Concierge Staffing Division to supplement our online job website....

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Bye Bye Babs!!!! We Salute an Amazing Icon With an...   Barbara Walters graduated Sarah Lawrence College in 1953 with a degree in English.  She landed her first job in journalism as the assistant to publicity director...

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Its Never Too Late To Be A Successful Entrepreneur... May 6, 2014 Sara Chereskin, There is a pervasive myth that the only successful start-ups emerge from college kids with a light-bulb idea, deeply funded by venture capitalists,...

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Its Never Too Late To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

Category : CAREER, Start-Ups

May 6, 2014 Sara Chereskin,

There is a pervasive myth that the only successful start-ups emerge from college kids with a light-bulb idea, deeply funded by venture capitalists, creating billion dollar businesses.

 

“Nothing could be further from the truth”, says Sean Branagan of Syracuse University.

Sean Branagan

 

Media entrepreneurship expands well past twenty-somethings, and well past high-scale digital only plays.  There is a bonanza of opportunities for new lifestyle, small business, entrepreneurial and socially-responsible ventures — as well as high-scale, high-growth digital media ventures.

 

Most people don’t realize the average age – and success metrics – are much different than they imagined.  Mid-career professionals are a key demographic in this continually exploding sector. With the most life experience and skills, these are the people poised to be the most effective and successful entrepreneurs. They have a keen ability to identify a market void, or substantive need, and are willing to use their own money to pursue it. 

 

Current research from Encore Entrepreneurs: Creating Jobs, Meeting Needs,* shows that one in four Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 — about 25 million people — are interested in starting their own businesses or nonprofit organizations in the next five to 10 years.  This is further supported by consistent research from the Kauffman Foundation showing that “…Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 had the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity of any age group.” 

 

Shifting life circumstances bring new challenges, and opportunities.   There’s a unique crossroads where past experience and future options generate exciting ideas for truly purposeful new ventures.  The internet and digital technologies are disrupting the established media landscape, providing established media pros – and innovative thinkers – a new outlet.

 

Four years ago Melanie Notkin started SavvyAuntie.  As a single woman and former marketing executive with American Express, The New York Times and L’Oreal, she noticed childless, professional women were being ignored.  She now has a growing empire with major advertisers like Disney and Pepsi, built around her brand and her audience.

 

Another exciting new venture, CanUWorkTomorrow.com hits on a different but equally undeserved sector.  As mothers with older school-aged children, Cindy Touma and Karen Frankel discovered the rich untapped, evergreen niche: the returning-to-work woman. CanUWorkTomorrow.com connects highly-educated, experienced candidates with higher level part-time and project work.  They are bridging the gap between companies short term needs with a community of women ready to jump back into the working world, without an initial long term commitment.  Their innovative model creates Flash Hires: the right job for the right person at the right time. Job seekers and employees can communicate directly, or use their concierge service for faster pinpoint connections. 

 

If you’ve ever dreamed in digital and wondered how to get started, there’s a unique program debutting in Manhattan this summer.  Sean Branagan, the Director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, is offering an invaluable 6-week program for early or mid-career media professionals eager to get the insider’s guide to starting a new venture in the media industry.

 

As a serial entrepreneur, interactive marketer and evangelist for innovation and start-ups at Newhouse, he teaches courses in Entreprenuership and the future of digital media, coaches startup founders and is on advisory boards of several early-stage companies.

 

This program was created for people who want to work on their own ideas and to learn how entrepreneurs THINK, ACT and CONNECT to create something out of nothing.

 

A recent Forbes article** put it succinctly: “companies with well-educated…co founders who have history together have built the most successes.”  Professionals at this level have more extensive networks and more experience managing teams and use this cumulative savvy to deliver their vision. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* http://www.encore.org/EncoreEntrepreneursRelease

**http://www.forbes.com/sites/krisztinaholly/2014/01/15/why-great-entrepreneurs-are-older-than-you-think/

 

Baby It’s Cold Outside….

Category : CAREER, CULTURE, Fashion Headlines

It’s still cold out but spring is right around the corner…literally!!! Today I am going to write about trends for spring 2014 in the workplace and how women in their 40’s can pull off this look—hey, if you are in your 20’s or 30’s there is no law that says you can’t follow these trends yourself—just sayin.

Trends add excitement to your wardrobe so don’t ignore all of them. Designers work hard to come up with these fashions and trends.   Pastels are still out in full force and with white can look very sophisticated.  Classic button downs resembling a man’s shirt paired with a great pair of jeans or wide trouser is very chic right now.  Knee length skirts are back—don’t even think about hemming yours and if you did let it out…at least for now.  Some designers are making skirts even longer than just knee length which can give us plenty of mix and match options!  Floral patterns are trending right now.  While I am not a fan of florals, they should be worn separately or you may look like you got dressed with one eye open and you may get a few glares at the office.  Why be the center of distraction?  I found a great article to give you all a head start on some fashion work trends for spring!  http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/2014-02-27/2014-spring-fashion-office-style-guide.  While I do not really follow all trends, what works for one may not work for others….i drum to my own beat!!!! 

Enjoy!!!

 

Mindy

The Material Girl Madonna Still Rocks It- Worlds Highest Paid Musician

Category : LIFESTYLE

Forbes.com 01/27/2014

Madonna is living up to her nickname: the Material Girl tops our annual list of the top-earning musicians by a wide margin. How much did she make, and who was her closest competition?

Lady Gaga and Madonna have a superstar rivalry made in gossip-blog heaven. The former burst onto the scene five years ago with a provocative pop sensibility reminiscent of the latter’s. Last year, Madonna accused Gaga of ripping off one of her songs; this year, the “Born This Way” singer insisted she doesn’t want the Material Girl’s throne.

From an earnings perspective, however, there’s no question over the winner of this battle’s latest round. The honor goes to Madonna, who pulled in $125 million over the past year, making her the highest-paid musician in the world. The bulk of Madge’s millions came from the tail end of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million. She augments her income with heady merchandise sales at concerts, as well as her Material Girl clothing line and Truth or Dare fragrance.

Gaga ranks second with $80 million; she grossed over $160 million on her latest tour before succumbing to a hip injury. Had she been able to finish, she would have likely topped $200 million. Her ARTPOP album was released after the end of our scoring period, but should give her a boost on next year’s list. She could easily reach the No. 1 spot with a successful set of concerts, the main driver for most major artists’ earnings. For full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2013/11/19/the-worlds-highest-paid-musicians-2013/

Starting The New Year On A Postive Note With Michael Buble or Nina Simone

Category : CULTURE, LIFESTYLE, WorkScopes

 

What will this year bring?  Go listen to the song Feeling Good on your player…..welcome 2014 with a smile.

Whenever you read a newspaper or magazine are you drawn to the horoscope page?  Millions of people are born on the same day- is it really possible to read something unique about yourself?  The Barnum Effect is what psychologists describe as the temptation to read personal meanings into a general description.  Sixty years later writers still rely on this observable human trait.  Horoscopes say the same thing year after year, and people don’t even notice it.  They give meaning to otherwise random events in our lives.  If you can blame it on Mars or Saturn, one will feel less responsible for them.  An example would be able to keep a job or a partner.  Some people don’t like that events are random, so horoscopes offer people the comfort of predictability.  With that in mind, I have attached work horoscopes for the New Year.  Enjoy them and don’t look too much into them.  Most importantly….do not rely on them..http://astrology.horoscope.com/horoscope/dailyhoroscope/index-career-horoscope.aspx

Mindy