The ability to give and receive clear information during a job interview is critical to its success. Effective communication will help determine if you are among the pending candidates for the job.
Successful salespeople learn to ask leading questions of customers to help sell their products and services. But they will learn little if they aren’t prepared to listen — actively listen. And conducting a job search is very much like conducting a sales campaign. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee proudly proclaimed on Monday that San Francisco is in an economic boom time, but he also acknowledged work ahead by laying out an ambitious list of new projects, initiatives and changes for the rest of his term.
Fueled by a technology sector that has doubled in size to 42,000 jobs at 1,800 companies during his two years in office, The City is “back on track,” the mayor proclaimed.
Vilified by the Republicans who want his job, President Barack Obama will stand before the nation Tuesday night determined to frame the election-year debate on his terms, promising his State of the Union address will outline a lasting economic recovery that will "work for everyone, not just a wealthy few." Read More
For years, many San Francisco politicians, like too many in Sacramento, have believed they could pile regulations and taxes upon local businesses without worrying about the effect it would have on jobs and the economy. The past four years of the Great Recession and its sluggish aftermath have shown that there are consequences to even the best-intended legislation. Read More
The U.S. Postal Service's plan to close 252 mail processing facilities and cut 28,000 jobs by the end of next year faces big obstacles. Read More
San Francisco will become the first location in the nation to have a minimum wage higher than $10 after the hourly rate increases by 32 cents on Jan. 1.
For charts detailing the yearly rise in minimum wage in San Francisco and its rank atop the numbers of other U.S. cities, click on the photo to the right. Read More
President Barack Obama faced a tough political decision this week on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. He could order the State Department to approve it, thus alienating his environmental activist supporters, or he could kill the pipeline, thus angering his union allies.
Obama chose to do what he had done 130 times while he was in the Illinois state Senate. He voted present. Read More
U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Thomas J. Donohue is not known for mincing his words, so it’s no surprise to find some rather pointed suggestions in his recent letter to President Barack Obama and Congress concerning the urgent need to create new jobs: “Americans aren’t interested in empty promises or temporary, artificial government jobs that won’t last, but will add to the deficit. Read More
Among the most frequently heard criticisms by Democrats about President George W. Bush and the pre-2006 Republican majorities in the House and Senate was that corporations were being coddled even while they were sending American jobs overseas. Then President Barack Obama proposed his $787 billion economic stimulus program and promised that it would bring unemployment down to 8 percent or less while saving or creating up to 3.5 million jobs. Read More
Washington liberals are full of unorthodox ideas about our economic plight and how to create jobs. They simply attached the jobs issue to policies they have long supported. And from all appearances, they genuinely believe these policies will accelerate growth in jobs.
Here are a few examples:
- Barbara Lee, a House member from California, is upset about computerized checkout lines at grocery stores. She avoids lines with no flesh-and-blood checker. Read More