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ON THIS WEEKS SHOW

Saturday, April 19th

The New York Auto Show starts this weekend—a showcase for some of the hottest cars, trucks and automotive technology all under one roof. Volkswagen‘s Daniel Shapiro, Jetta Product Marketing & Strategy Manager, discusses updates to the latest model, and the job of planning a cars design changes over a number of years.

Shop Talk looks at how the effective use of body language plays a key role in communication. Call 866-305-6887.

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The Financial Moves You Should Make in April

Happy Financial Literacy Month! We go through the financial moves you should make every month, but April—being tax month and Financial Literacy Month—is a great time to start as any. Here’s what you should be doing in the next few weeks.

You can simply set calendar reminders for yourself, and start thinking about your “financial calendar” the way you do your social calendar. You’d never neglect to send your mom a birthday card after jotting it down on your calendar—so treat important tasks like saving for retirement, preparing for taxes, and donating to charity in the same way. Get ready for a much more organized month (and year)! » Full Article

9 Truths Bosses Hide From Employees

Being an effective boss means keeping your some of your thoughts and feelings to yourself rather than sharing them with employees. Here are nine common thoughts that even great bosses sometimes have, but that are best kept private:

1. “I get tired of solving your problems.”

The details: “A big part of my job is listening to your problems and helping you come up with a solution. Sometimes, though, I really do wish you’d come up the solutions yourself rather than depend upon me to solve them for you. Full Story »

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon

You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you?  The ten truths listed below fall firmly into that category – life lessons that many of us likely learned years ago, and have been reminded of ever since, but for whatever reason, haven’t fully grasped.

This, my friends, is my attempt at helping all of us, myself included, “get it” and “remember it” once and for all…

1.  The average human life is relatively short.

We know deep down that life is short, and that death will happen to all of us eventually, and yet we are infinitely surprised when it happens to someone we know.  It’s like walking up a flight of stairs with a distracted mind, and misjudging the final step.  You expected there to be one more stair than there is, and so you find yourself off balance for a moment, before your mind shifts back to the present moment and how the world really is. Full Story »

What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview

Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today’s job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time.

You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn’t. I think this could be why: 

80% of employers Google job seekers before inviting them into an interview!

If employers don’t find something good and solid, that agrees with the resume—a LinkedIn Profile is perfect for this—you aren’t invited in for an interview.

Interviewing job candidates is very expensive for an employer to do (second only to the cost of hiring the wrong candidate)! Consequently, employers use Google searches to try to avoid those expensive mistakes. Full Story »

Your Secret Weapon for Job Interviews: The C.A.R. Technique

We covered why good story telling is essential to boosting your candidacy when it comes to interviewing. This, my friends, is easier said than done. That’s why it’s time to introduce the C.A.R. technique: a fantastic way to supercharge your interviewing chops and leave the competition in the dust.

So what does the acronym C.A.R. stand for? C = Challenge, A = Action, and R = Result. Together, they form a framework for your work experience that is logical and useful to the recipient. It’s easy to master, and it can be your best tool for making an impact during an interview. Full Story »

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