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Infographic: In-Demand Jobs and Skill Sets for 2013

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Source: Infographic: In-Demand Jobs and Skill Sets for 2013.

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The Best Business Writing Resources

Top Resources for Business Writing

The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Writing on the Job with Tips from Communications Experts at the Fortune 500
by Helen Cunningham and Brenda Greene

This is a practical and comprehensive guide that focuses specifically on writing issues that frequently arise on the job. It includes advice from Fortune 500 communications executives on improving writing style, a chapter on sending effective emails and more than 1,200 alphabetized entries that cover the essentials of style, usage, grammar and more. This book is an invaluable resource for writing reports, memos, proposals, emails and other business correspondence.

“Not only is this a good general writing resource, but it also explains things in a cultural context, so I always recommend this guide to anyone coming to work here from another country,” says Kim Doi, a New-York based administrative assistant. “It’s also available in Chinese.

Effective Business Writing: A Guide for Those Who Write on the Job
by Maryann V. Piotrowski

The next time you’re struggling to find just the right words for a memo or letter, reach for this useful guide to writing clearly and in an appropriate format, style and tone. Numerous examples demonstrate how to overcome writer’s block, organize messages for maximum impact, achieve an easy-to-read style and find an efficient writing system.

The Elements of Business Writing: A Guide to Writing Clear, Concise Letters, Memos, Reports, Proposals, and Other Business Documents
by Gary Blake and Robert W. Bly

Whether you’re working on an interoffice memo or a 50-page proposal, this guide explains how to write clearly and powerfully, steers you clear of jargon in your writing and helps you organize your writing material effectively.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss

This witty but educational book was both number 1 in the UK and a New York Times best seller. It’s not just a grammar book, but also a self-help book for writers that, according to the author, “gives you permission to love punctuation.”

“I’ve been suspicious of punctuation my whole life, and this book finally helped me to make friends with commas and semicolons,” says Jason Bergund, an executive assistant in New York.

The Elements of Style
by William Strunk and E. B. White

A fundamental resource for writers, editors and students since 1959, the slim volume known simply as “Strunk and White” distills the combined wisdom of Cornell University English professor William Strunk Jr. and legendary New Yorker writer and author E. B. White. This book concentrates on the rules of word usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

“I’ve used this guide since I was writing papers in college, and I still find it to be the best style guide around,” says Aubyn Peterson, an executive assistant in New York. “Strunk and White never let me down.

The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed
by Karen Gordon

This book will teach you, clearly and simply where to place a comma and how to use an apostrophe. And as you master the elusive slashes, dots and dashes that express our most perplexing thoughts, you will find yourself in the grip of a comedy of manners. This book is entertaining as well as informative.

The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting
by William A. Sabin

This text is intended for anyone who writes, edits or prepares material for distribution or publication. It is especially useful for business professionals and students.

Source: Find Jobs: Find your next job and advance your career today | Monster.com.

6 Must-Follow Pinterest Accounts for Marketing Tips

6 Must-Follow Pinterest Accounts for Marketing Tips.

1. Mashable

Mashable is the largest independent website dedicated to news for the connected generation. Follow Mashable on Pinterest for the latest technology, social media tips, gadgets, and more.

Favorite Pinboard: Tech & Gadgets

2. Mari Smith

Mari Smith is a Facebook marketing guru and social media leader. She’s the author of ‘The New Relationship Marketing’ and co-author of the best-selling book ‘Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day’. Mari is also a popular keynote speaker, trainer and thought leader inspiring people to find success with Facebook. Follow Mari on Pinterest for the best tips on optimizing your business’ Facebook page.

Favorite Pinboard: Facebook Marketing 

3. MarketingProfs

MarketingProfs provides marketing know-how through its newsletters, templates, guides, courses, online seminars, conferences, and research. Follow MarketingProfs on Pinterest for inspiration on everything from Pinterest marketing to mobile marketing to interesting infographics.

Favorite Pinboard: Marketing Humor

4. Marketing Land

Marketing Land covers Internet marketing news, social media, mobile marketing & more. Marketing Land is the sister site of Search Engine Land. Follow Marketing Land on Pinterest for the latest and greatest pins on social media marketing.

Favorite Pinboard: Digital Marketing & Internet Advertising

5. Michael Cudahy

Michael Cudahy is the President at Big Brand Boost and has a lot of experience in successful marketing strategies. Follow him on Pinterest for interesting pins relating to social media marketing, including tips for Instagram, Google+, and Facebook.

Favorite Pinboard: Social Media Trends

6. Social Media Today

Social Media Today is an independent, online community for professionals in PR, marketing, advertising, or any other discipline where a thorough understanding of social media is mission-critical. Follow Social Media Today on Pinterest for informative posts by the world’s best thinkers on social media best practices, tools, and social marketing

Favorite Pinboard: Infographics

‘Women Rule’ Series Announces 2014 ‘Women Who Rule’ Awards – POLITICO Blog

‘Women Rule’ Series Announces 2014 ‘Women Who Rule’ Awards – POLITICO Blog

The Business Center Is Your Link to the Law | BCP Business Center

The Business Center Is Your Link to the Law | BCP Business Center.

 

 

 

Where are your fans? Here are 10 Tips to Get More Fans and Followers to Your Site’

Take these 10 tips into account if you want to grow your community and get more fans and traffic to your website or blog.

1. Publish LOTS of Content

2. Promote Content Externally

3. Provide Buttons to Engage

4.Give a Call to Action ( otherwise known as the ” CTA “)

5. Host a Giveaway

6. Share Your Content on Social Frequently

7. Always Use Photos

8. Guest Post

9. Comment on Other Blogs

10. Optimize Your Site

( To learn more tips or to check out the full article click here : ’10 Tips to Get More Followers for Your Site’. )

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” – Bill Gates

“If you’re going to be thinking anyway, why not think big?” – Donald Trump

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile”. – Mother Teresa

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

“It’s always fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” – Thomas Paine

“Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.” – Richard Kline

“You’ll have time to rest when you’re dead.” – Robert De Niro

“Become the change you want to see – those are words I live by.” – Oprah Winfrey

(Check out this page if you need some real estate rental guidance or some life motivation )