Landing an entry-level job can be difficult without enough work experience, but using these tips for an excellent cover letter can get you the entry job according to Glassdoor experts. The cover letter should start with a clear introduction, followed by relevant skills and accomplishments, then a paragraph focusing on your best qualities and finishing with a call to action, writes Heather Huhman.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has fined Uber $649 million over unpaid employment taxes for the company's drivers. Uber maintains that gig workers are "independent contractors in New Jersey and elsewhere," spokeswoman Alix Anfang said.
The White House has released the transcript from the first call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Trump congratulated Zelenskiy on his election win in the April 21 call, and invited Zelenskiy to visit the White House.
LeoSat Enterprises, a startup that planned to launch satellites to deliver high-speed internet, has paused operations after failing to secure expected funding from two investors. A "resurrection scenario" is being developed by its founders, says CEO Mark Rigolle, but it's unclear what will happen.
The economy remains strong, and feelings of global uncertainty are commonplace but don't cause economic disruption, argues JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, with the 1970s oil crisis being a notable exception. He also discusses in this interview the aftermath of the financial crisis and the feeling that some bad actors went unpunished. "But also at the same time, because we were strong, we bought Bear Stearns, we saved 15 [thousand] or 20,000 jobs," he says.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman believes every country presents its own business challenges, so entering China isn't particularly unusual for the company. He also talks about the future of payments, which he believes will be entirely digital, and PayPal's renewed focus on being present in physical stores. "What I'm beginning to see right now is so that you can do different things now by tapping a phone. ... And as a result, you'll see PayPal increasingly become a part of the physical world as well as the digital world," he says.
Leaders have a responsibility to help employees grow but often want to do the work for them instead of asking good questions and implementing a flexible development plan, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. Good leaders, she writes, "understand that they are the spark that helps ignite insights in others."
Fourth-quarter marketing is a good time to try out new products, audiences or strategies, writes Dena Malouf of SmartBrief. Focusing on the first two weeks of December while also looking ahead to 2020 can make the most of the Q4 budget, Malouf notes.
Why it matters: As noted above, Evan will be driving the WYWW bus next week, but I am gonna try to check in with a few updates from CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference. This year's agenda is full of topics we discuss often in WYWW (space exploration, the opioid crisis, the data economy, etc.) If you have any questions you want asked of any of the speakers on the agenda, send them my way. I can't make any promises, but I'll do my best to ask them.
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