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During government spending slowdown, contracting executives band together At age 36 and just 18 months into running her own contracting company, Sandy Corbett didn’t expect to find herself at a dinner table with former deputy defense secretary Gordon England.
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Companies that received bailout money giving generously to candidates Companies that received federal bailout money, including some that still owe the government, are giving to political candidates with vigor. Among companies with PACS, the 23 that received $1 billion or more in federal money through the Troubled Asset Relief Program gave a total of $1.4million to can
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Election Day could bring historic split: Democrats lose House, keep Senate The question around Washington today is not whether Nov. 2 will be a difficult day for the Democrats who control Congress, but rather how bad it will be.
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What I bring to the interview is respect. The person recognizes that you respect them because you’re listening. Because you’re listening, they feel good about talking to you. When someone tells me a thing that happened, what do I feel inside? I want to get the story out. It’s for the person who reads it to have the feeling…. I like that. In most cases, the person I encounter is not a celebrity; rather the ordinary person. “Ordinary” is a word I loathe. It has a patronizing air. I have come across ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.
How do I get people to say things they keep from others and even from themselves? Simple. It is my ineptitude, my slovenliness. The other, the ordinary person feels not only as good a being as I am; rather he feels somewhat superior. I have not come from 60 Minutes or Today. I have come, a hapless retardee in matters mechanical. I make it clear to the person that now and then I screw things up. I say I can’t drive a car. I punch the wrong button. I goof up. The other points out to me: Look, the reel isn’t moving, or the cassette seems to be stuck. Of course. At that moment, the other feels needed, by me.
The feeling of being needed may be the most important thing to any human, and especially to one who is regarded as no more than ordinary. In that way, there is empathy.
A new hiring hurdle: your credit history Job applicants painstakingly pore over their resumes and cover letters because studies show that hiring managers have little tolerance for any mistakes. And now, there’s something else for applicants to worry about: their credit profiles.
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For liberal groups, “Daily Show” rally on Mall, not just for laughs Jon Stewart has tried to paint the “million moderate march” he will hold on the Mall this Saturday as a live-action version of his comedy show, a satirical take on political demonstrations.
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