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Women Entrepreneurs Still Facing More Hurdles Than Male Entrepreneurs

18 Sep

As we have noted before, there are a number of resources available to help women entrepreneurs level the playing with their male counterparts.

Nonetheless, as Mathilde Collin — co-founder and CEO of Frontapp, a collaborative E-mail app — observes for the Wall Street Journal:

“There’s a huge gender imbalance in the entrepreneurship world. For all the strides women have made in launching startups and driving the economy forward, they face persistent obstacles that hamper their progress — as documented in a recent Senate committee report that shows how far women lag behind men in areas like access to capital.”

The following two charts, both from the Wall Street Journal, highlight (1) the characteristics of female versus male entrepreneurs and (2) the disadvantages that women entrepreneurs face.

Click here to read more about this subject.
 

 

 

Universum’s 2014 Top Employer Rankings: Part 2 — Global Leaders

16 Sep

Universum is the global leader in employer branding. Annually, it conducts student surveys to determine their ideal employers. In Part 1 of our two posts on these surveys, U.S. employers were highlighted. In Part 2, global/foreign employers are highlighted.

The 2014 Universum Student Surveys by Country results are based on the responses of several hundred thousand college students around the world (although not necessarily specified by undergraduate/graduate status). Note: Some of the country surveys were conducted in 2012 and 2013.

Click the links to access Universum’s listing of the most ideal employers for many countries around the world:

 

australia  Australia

  Austria

Belgium  Belgium

brazil  Brazil

canada  Canada

China  China

Czech Republic  Czech Republic

denmark  Denmark

finland  Finland

france  France

germany  Germany

Hong Kong  Hong Kong

india  India

Indonesia  Indonesia

ireland  Ireland

italy   Italy

 japan  Japan

Malaysia  Malaysia

mexico  Mexico

Netherlands  Netherlands

norway  Norway

Poland  Poland

russia  Russia

singapore  Singapore

south africa  South Africa

Spain  Spain

sweden  Sweden

Switzerland  Switzerland

thailand round flag  Thailand

turkey  Turkey

Ukraine Ideal Employers  Ukraine

UAE  United Arab Emirates

Uk  United Kingdom

Vietnam  Vietnam

 

Universum’s 2014 Top Employer Rankings: Part 1 — the U.S.

15 Sep

Universum is the global leader in employer branding. Annually, it conducts student surveys to determine their ideal employers. In Part 1 of our two posts on these surveys, U.S. employers are highlighted. In Part 2, global/foreign employers will be highlighted.

The 2014 Universum U.S. Undergraduate Student Survey results are based on the responses of more than 46,000 undergraduate students: “Students choose an unlimited number of employers they would consider working for from a list of 230. From their ‘considered’ employers they choose their top five ‘Ideal’ employers. The Ideal Employer Rankings represent the companies with the most ‘Ideal’ votes.”
 
Click the image to access the listing of the 100 most ideal employers according to U.S. undergraduate business students.
 
 
 
Here are the company factors that all of the U.S. undergraduates surveyed (regardless of major) consider most important in their job search.
 
 
The 2014 Universum U.S. MBA Student Survey results are based on the responses of more than 2,500 MBA students: “Students choose an unlimited number of employers they would consider working for from a list of 230. From their ‘considered’ employers they choose their top five ‘Ideal’ employers. The Ideal Employer Rankings represent the companies with the most ‘Ideal’ votes.”
 
Click the image to access the listing of the 100 most ideal employers according to U.S. MBA business students.
 
 
 Here are the company factors that the U.S. MBA students surveyed consider most important in their job search.

A Professional Etiquette Quiz: How Do You Fare?

14 Sep

As defined by businessdictionary.com, general etiquette encompasses “behaviors and expectations for individual actions within society, group, or class.” Professional (business) etiquette “involves treating coworkers and employers with respect and courtesy in a way that creates a pleasant work environment for everyone.”

With this in mind, Careerealism has devised a quiz: “How Good Is Your Professional Etiquette?”

Take this quiz and find out where YOU stand.
 

 

Building a Stronger Personal Presence

12 Sep

How one projects his/her personal presence is a key element of self-branding. So, how can we better project ourselves to others?

According to Elizabeth Holmes, writing for the Wall Street Journal, there are three different types of personae for us to consider: “at work,” “after hours,” and “online.” She suggests 5 steps to project a stronger persona in each of these roles:

1. Preparing our look

2. Talking in a manner consistent with the specific persona

3. Being prepared to interact properly with other

4. Getting feedback from others about how they view each persona

5. Acting graceful under pressure

Click the image for a great Wall Street Journal graphic on the various personae and steps for building a better presence for each.
 

 

Here Are Salary Guides by Business Field from Monster

3 Sep

Evans on Marketing:

Great salary information for anyone interested in — or involved in — a career in business

Originally posted on Zarb Means Business:

Through two good articles, leading job siteMonster provides salary information that  is useful for both undergraduate and graduate Zarb business students and alumni. Both articles were written by Jen Hubley Luckwaldt of PayScale.com.

All Zarb School majors are reflected in the lists that follow. :-)

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For those with undergraduate business degrees [click this link to access the full article]: 

“Want to succeed in business with just a bachelor’s degree? The key is focusing your education while you’re in school — and networking both before and after you graduate. ‘People major in business and think it means a big paycheck, but it doesn’t always,’ says Katie Bardaro, lead analyst for online salary database PayScale.com. It takes a lot of drive, a lot of connections, and a lot of luck to get into high-paying fields in business if you have only your bachelor’s degree.”

These 10 occupations…

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Planning for Career Success

28 Aug

As we have written about a lot before (for example, see 1, 2, 3), career planning is something that requires a lot of time and effort.

Are you in college now or thinking about returning to earn a graduate degree? Here is a series of steps to follow. [Note: If you are already working, most of the steps in this chart are still relevant are you. :-) ]

Click the image for a larger version.
 
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