Rejection can provide real insight: If you failed to progress past the first phone screening, find out why. Don’t take it personally, just strike up an amicable conversation and get some feedback on what you may need to improve upon.
Stand above it all: The best way to rise above the crowd is to stand behind your virtues and actions.
Be confident, not arrogant: Cocky is not a good thing. During an interview, avoid describing your self with words or phrases like “wonderful” or “great at.”
Keep a to-do list after you are hired: 1. Allow people to underestimate you. 2. Exceed their paltry expectations 3. Enjoy your promotion and laugh all the way to the bank.
A house lawmaker panel is discussing a new bill intended to quell security breaches on the internet. The bill would require all companies to rapidly notify officials and any affected customers.
If passed, companies would have 48 hours in which to notify authorities once they discover a breach in security. They would also face that same window for notifying the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and customers after securing data from further breaches. Another provision would grant the FTC limited authority over nonprofit organization data.
Video game maker Sega recently announced that their database was hacked, exposing the sensitive information of over a million customers, according to a media report.
The company’s Sega Pass site was hacked, and the subjects acquired customer’s passwords, e-mail address, birth date and names.
United Airlines was forced to cancel scheduled flights this past Friday evening following a computer crash that impacted crucial systems, including its website, reservations and flight departures.
The 5-hour blackout was fixed at about 1 a.m. Saturday, although the airline anticipates lingering logistical issues for the next few days.