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Retail Job on Resume Pay Dividends in Other Sectors

On September 28, we reported on 2018 Universum Survey of Top Global Employers for Business Students. The retail industry is the largest non-government employer in the U.S. supporting 42 million jobs and is often the first employment opportunity for many … Continue reading

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Free!! Resume Templates (Take Our Poll)

Are you interested in greatly improving your first resume or in updating your current resume — or just interested in a better-looking resume? If your answer is yes, then check out these FREE and EASY templates: CV Marker My Perfect … Continue reading

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Self-Branding for Professional Success: A Primer

Want to learn more about branding and its features—including the evolution of branding and brand positioning? Want to learn more about how to create and nurture your own self-brand to enhance your professional growth opportunities? If you answer yes to … Continue reading

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Knowledgeable Holiday Shoppers Are Smart Shoppers

Yes, Black Friday WEEK is finally here — after weeks of being bombarded by holiday shopping ads. This post has two goals: (1) To alert you to the possible deceptions this week and (2) to again present our THIRTY-FIVE holiday … Continue reading

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Best Blogs for Small Retailers

There are many great online resources for small business, including the Web sites of Small Business Administration, Entrepreneur, and Inc. They deal with a variety of topics to assist startups and other small businesses. In addition, there are numerous blogs … Continue reading

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2016 Holiday Shopping Tips for Smart Consumers

Every year, BE Retail offers a list of holiday shopping tips intended to help shoppers avoid overspending their budgets. Since the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year, this post keeps getting moved up. In 2012, when the holiday … Continue reading

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Part Three. Words of Wisdom to Be Happier

To round out our three-part series on being happier, we offer the wisdom of Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nelson Mandela, Holocaust Victim Anne Frank, and Former U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The wisdom expressed below is … Continue reading

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