Business, Economics and Workplace Writer, Kansas City Star
business, economics and workplace writer
kansascity.com — There's no budget for a big raise, and there's no room for a big promotion where you work. What do you do if you want more money? It's long been axiomatic that you leave for a better-paying job elsewhere, or you get a better job offer and use it to coax a counteroffer from your boss.
kansascity.com — If a recent survey of 549 workers is typical - and I'm sure it is - more than nine out of 10 employees can name at least one co-worker who doesn't pull his or her weight. And at least one in four of those surveyed said their own work increases as a result.
kansascity.com — It's hard to job hunt alone. You can click your computer mouse for hours on end, but your applications will have trouble fighting through the competition clutter. Unless. Unless you have contacts in your target companies who will recommend you. I recently was on a panel with three employers who agreed that internal referrals are excellent vehicles to obtain interviews.
kansascity.com — Innovate St. Louis, a nonprofit corporation that sponsors the Information Technology Entrepreneur Network, has signed up with the Kauffman Foundation to launch a 1 Million Cups program. St. Louis joins Kansas City, Des Moines and Houston as locations for the weekly concept which brings startup and early-stage entrepreneurs together to share ideas.
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