You’re applying for jobs, and your resume and cover letter are polished and ready to go. But what about your social media profiles? Employers often look beyond application materials and consider your online presence when they make hiring decisions. Follow these steps to prepare your Twitter, Facebook, and other social profiles for your job search.
1. Update your profile pictures and descriptions
Update your profile pictures across all social media sites, and use the same professional photo fo...
You're paying off your student loans — but are you paying more than you have to? If you're paying the same interest rate (or higher) than when you took out the loan, refinancing could help you save money on interest payments.
When you refinance student loans, you're generally taking out a loan with a different interest rate and payment terms from your previous loans. The creditor of this loan pays off your previous loan, and you proceed to make payments to the new creditor until your debt is ...
A growing number of investors want to apply a so-called gender lens to their public equity investments, but the path to building a portfolio that creates impact for women and girls is not always clear. Now, new guidelines make gender-lens investing more accessible. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) at the University of Pennsylvania has recently published The XX Factor Guidebook, providing investors with insights and advice on finding relevant data, screening investments, and enga...
Melinda Gates has called venture capital an “old boy’s club,” and she has a point—the space is largely dominated by men. There are still relatively few women in venture capital, and that gender gap could hurt women entrepreneurs seeking funding.
Here’s a look at gender parity in venture capital—and why there’s hope that women in venture capital are on the rise.
Firms Founded by Women Receive a Small Share of All Venture Capital
The vast majority of venture capital goes to companies founded ex...
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As companies evaluate their supply chains for financial and environmental risks, an important issue to watch out for is bioinvasion. This occurs when species are first introduced and then spread in regions where they weren’t previously found.
An invasive species can be introduced by natural forces.
Some activists and commentators criticize the practice of tipping at restaurants, often alleging that tipped workers like servers and bartenders are underpaid.
As the weather warms up and local farmers begin harvesting their crops, farmers markets open for business. If you haven’t stopped by your local market lately, give it a try! You’ll find that farmers markets have a great selection of fruits and vegetables that can fit your grocery budget.
There’s no doubt about it: Traveling is expensive — and when you’re traveling internationally, the costs can be especially high. Fortunately, there are also many ways to save if you do some research and plan ahead.
Israel has a lot to offer private equity investors. It’s home to more startups per capita than any other country, as Harvard Business Review noted. And CNBC reported that its tech sector drew $4.8 billion in venture capital funding in 2016. While some back Israeli startups simply because they hope to profit from the next Waze, others see investing in Israel as a way to actualize Jewish values and support the Jewish state.
Keeping a close eye on your spending is important, especially when prices are going up. Due to inflation, consumer prices tend to go up every year. If your income stays flat, you’ll have less cash at your disposal even if you’re buying the same things.
The first step in paying for health insurance for yourself or your family is to choose a plan. There's no substitute for reading the details of the specific plan you're considering.
While measures of environmental impact and corporate governance have made great strides in informing and empowering investors, measures of social impact have lagged behind, reports a study from NYU’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.
Electricity is a central part of American life. It drives commerce, protects food from spoilage, and is necessary for many home-heating systems to work. It’s so crucial that some groups, like the NAACP, believe that people fundamentally have a right to electricity.
The phrase tikkun olam—Hebrew for “repairing the world”—appears many times throughout the Talmud and in Jewish mystical writings.
Although some Jewish communities believe the phrase applies strictly to its original uses in rabbinic law and mysticism, other communities interpret the idea more broadly. They view repairing the world as a guiding principle for social action. Tikkun olam is the process of righting wrongs and bringing the world to its full potential.