Monthly Archives: November 2014

Get Noticed on LinkedIn!

Stand out better on LinkedIn, THE premier social networking site for professionals. Don’t treat your LinkedIn page in a casual way. Be serious — and present a great self brand!

Don Goodman, writing for Careerealism, offers these 4 key suggestions. They may sound simple. But are you effectively following all four tips?

Click the image to read more from Goodman.


Two Zarb Students Win $25,000 Scholarships

Here’s a great upbeat Zarb School story for Thanksgiving!!!
Scholarship Winners

Story by Hofstra’s Karla Schuster


Don’t Forget About Your Local Stores on Small Business Saturday!

Nestled in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a newer shopping promotion called “Small Business Saturday.” It generates several billion dollars in revenues annually. Founded by American Express in 2010, this shopping day is intended to promote the importance of supporting local businesses:

“In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 29.”

Small Business Saturday 2014


To assist small firms, American Express offers many tips. Click the image to see them.

Small Business Saturday 2 2014


And to assist shoppers, American Express has a locator for participating stores. Click the image to access it.

Small Business Saturday 3 2014

Hofstra Community Members Share Gratitude

What are YOU thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Click the image for a Hofstra slideshow.

“I appreciate what I have now. I’m 22 and healthy and I’m thankful for those everyday things.” – Dan Walsh, senior business major


Capital Management and CCAR: Regulatory Expectations and Industry Practices

On Wednesday December 3 at 6:00 PM, the Hofstra Chapter of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) will hold a meeting with speaker Dr. Michael Jacobs, CFA, Director, Financial Advisory, Risk and Regulation, Models and Methodologies, PwC.

Anyone wishing to attend should register at GARP’s Web site. Faculty and student membership at GARP’s Hofstra Chapter is free. Click here to register.


GARP 12-3-14


PLEASE Be a Smart Customer: 2014 Holiday Shopping Tips

DON’T be deluded by Black Friday. Be smarter than that. Sales have already started! There are 21 tips here.

Zarb Means Business

Every year, the Zarb School’s Professor Joel Evans offers a list of holiday shopping tips intended to help shoppers avoid overspending their budgets. Since the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year, we’re moving up the tips post. According to the National Retail Federation, the holiday season actually started in October.

So, here are the 2014 shopping tips as a checklist [Click the list to see a larger version.]:

2014 Shopping Tips

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Ten Minutes to a Better Resume and Other Tips!

We’ve written before about resumes and how to make them better. See, for example: 1, 2.

Here are several more articles on resume tips. Take a look!!