One strategy to getting hired is to volunteer your time with a company or organization, as this helps build your credibility and skills, and showcases to the employer you know how to get the job done effectively. Seek out these opportunities at charitable organizations, as well as companies you're interested in, as the people you meet in either scenario could eventually lead to a job within your field.
The halftime retirement of Buffalo Bills player Vontae Davis has sparked conversation about the right way to leave a job. Some teammates and former NFL players have criticized Davis' decision, but others have applaud the move, saying people have a right to resign on their own terms.
Luxury automakers Jaguar, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are preparing to release all-electric SUVs in competition with Tesla's Model X. Audi this week introduced its E-Tron model, which is expected to cost less than the Model X and to feature Amazon's Alexa voice tool.
The NFL is the most popular television event around, even if it has become politically polarizing, is losing viewers and youth participants and could suffer reduced revenue when its broadcast rights come up for renewal, write Eben Novy-Williams and Ira Boudway. "As the world fragments, we actually become more valuable because we are one of the only things left that can aggregate tens of millions of people in one place at one time," says Brian Rolapp, the NFL's head of media.
Yusaku Maezawa, founder of Japanese retailer Zozo, was chosen to be the first person sent to the moon by Elon Musk's SpaceX program. The aerospace manufacturing company disclosed that Maezawa plans to travel on the Big Falcon Rocket spaceship in 2023, and that the entrepreneur paid a significant deposit for the flight that will go toward developing the $5 billion rocket.
Small-business confidence, consumer confidence and manufacturing charts show Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio may be right about the economy reaching its peak, writes Daryl Jones. "In sum, these charts suggest a U.S. economy where manufacturing won't get much better, small business optimism is unlikely to go a lot higher, and in which the consumer is as confident as they have ever been," Jones writes.
Blink Fitness is planning to open its first location in Detroit in September 2019 as part of a partnership with the Detroit Pistons NBA team. The new unit will be located in the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center, and other clubs will open in Michigan throughout the year.
Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and chief executive of the yogurt startup Chobani, said he would never sell the firm to a food conglomerate but is "not against" an initial public offering. When little brands become part of big organizations, "it's the end of their promise," he added.
Female employees and founders tend to own less equity in their companies than their male peers do, according to a study by Carta. The study indicates that women have less "actual firepower" to create change in the startup world, said Chloe Sladden, founder of the group #Angels.
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