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Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington is coauthor of Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job. She has been featured on CNN and ABC News, and she has been quoted in publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, US News and World Report, and the Washington Post Express. She is a regular contributor to Monster.com as well as the college section of The Huffington Post.

Small Business Financing: Raising Capital in this Economy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Small Business Financing: Raising Capital in this Economy

Small business owners need serious cash to get their ideas off the ground. Which type of small business financing is right for you? We asked a group of entrepreneurs who have collectively raised millions of dollars about the good, bad, and ugly of small business financing. First – Is Capital Even Right for You? When [...]

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What To Do When An Employee Violates Your Social Media Policy

Monday, November 21, 2011

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What To Do When An Employee Violates Your Social Media Policy

These days, status firings have become downright common. From CNN editors and waitresses, to hospital employees and, yes, even pieorogis, it seems no one is immune to being shown the door over a post that doesn’t sit well with their boss.However, despite the increasing number of dismissals related to social media, most have remained internal matters between employers and their staff.

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Social Recruiting: Hiring Social Media Specialists

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Social Recruiting: Hiring Social Media Specialists

Because sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus, etc. give anyone a platform to say what they think, it’s important to remember that every company has a social media marketing presence — even if they’re not involved. As such, the “tipping point” of hiring staff a social media officer may be when you’re building your company brand, or when maintaining your social media strategy becomes too much for your current staff to handle.

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Small Business Blogging and the Bottom Line

Monday, July 18, 2011

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Small Business Blogging and the Bottom Line

When the New York Times not-so-subtly implied that mommy-blogger Heather Armstrong was making millions from her site, I nearly spit out my coffee. Seriously — how do people do that?

To find out, I went in search of small business owners who were profiting from their blogs — not only in terms of real dollars — but through successful customer marketing and helping build their company brand, as well as supporting their employment blog strategy.

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From Flip-Flops to Tank Tops: Stitching Together A Summer Dress Code

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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From Flip-Flops to Tank Tops: Stitching Together A Summer Dress Code

Now is the time to get proactive about having a dress code in place, especially for the summer season. So as we dip our inappropriately exposed toes into warmer weather, here’s what you need to know to “cover” yourself and your employees when creating a dress code policy as part of your small business management.

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2011 International Women’s Day: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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2011 International Women’s Day: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

When I was asked to write this post in celebration of 2011 International Women’s Day, initially I was flattered. However, when I went to their website and read about their 100 years of history, I became honored. Well, make that paralyzed. What could I offer that would possibly be worthy of the sacrifice millions of women have put into this day?

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Building A World-Class Internship Program

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Building A World-Class Internship Program

Recently, I had the opportunity to lead a Monster Webinar entitled “How to Build a World-Class Internship Program: Advice from Companies That Are Getting it Right.” To begin, it’s no secret we live in a knowledge-based economy where businesses with the best talent win. For employers, this has created a supreme need to keep a pipeline of talent flowing and – over time – companies have wised up to the fact that internships are an excellent way to discover and audition entry-level hires. That said, how do you actually run one? Guest Post by Emily Bennington.

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