Interview Advice For Sales Reps (And Managers)

One of the most challenging things to do as a sales manager is to determine if the person sitting across from you in an interview will be an ‘A’ player.  Will he or she be the next superstar?  Can this person ‘make it rain’?  Can I rely on them to exceed their quota? Sales Managers…

5 Reasons You May Not Be Getting Ahead

Fastcompany’s Expert Blogger Dayna Steelev writes about something we’ve experienced for several years now:  A general malaise among American workers.  Q101 would think that with 10% unemployment there would be tons of eager people willing to bend over backward to rock it for companies.  Sadly, we’ve encountered very few such “go-getters.”  While this epidemic has…

Start New Year Right With Your Money

It’s the New Year. That means you get to start over. Instead of berating yourself for financial mistakes and missteps in the year past, this is the time to look forward to the financial opportunities that may come your way in the year ahead. The first step to getting ahead is to get organized. Not…

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Weird Interview Questions To Be Ready For

Jen Weigel from the Chicago Tribune has a great piece that is must-read material if you are planning on interviewing for a new gig anytime soon: Finding employment these days can be hard enough, but imagine getting asked a bizarre question during the interview process that’s impossible to answer. According to Glassdoor.com — an online…

Do You Have Social Media Envy?

In his book Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely notes that from about 1978 to 1993, the average pay for a public company CEO climbed from 36 times the average worker’s pay to 131 times. In order to “shame” companies into holding back on lavish pay for CEOs, the Securities and Exchange Commission began requiring publicly held…

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Playboy Closing up Shop in Chicago

While Playboy magazine is less relevant today than ever, the brand and it’s face “Heff” are larger than life.  The magazine is moving most of it’s operations from Chicago to the left coast.  Forget bubbling crude…totally NUDE is coming to Beverly…HILLs that is.  That’s where the Southern California offices have already been consolidated to.  Playboy’s…

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Former Q101 Star Adam Corolla: OWS “Generation of Self-Entitled MONSTERS”

Former Q101 Chicago Radio Star and current Internet Radio Sensation Adam Corolla (former Loveline Co-host) is getting major attention for his rant on the Occupy Wall Street and the all around attitude of what he calls “a generation of self-entitled monsters”. He’s being talked about on national radio shows like Glenn Beck and others for…

College Prices Continue To Skyrocket

Going to college?  Better get an after school job.  Mom and Dad might need a hand. New figures on the cost of a college education aren’t what students and their parents want to hear. But it’s probably no surprise: Costs are rising as public universities pass state budget cuts on to customers. The College Board…

Study on Gen X: The Kids Are Alright

Forget what you’ve heard about Generation X as a bunch of insecure, angst-ridden underachievers. Most of the once-nicknamed “slacker generation” are hardworking, family-oriented adults who lead “active, balanced and happy lives,” suggests a 20-year study of 4,000 Xers out today. By Andy Manis About 84 million Americans, Generation X, were born in 1961-81. About 70%…

4 Steps To Building Your Million $ Biz

Noah Kagan built two multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28. He also looks great in orange. (Photo: Laughing Squid) Q101.com HIGHLY endorses the work and beliefs of Tim Ferriss.  What?  WHAT?!!  You don’t know who he is?!  Well, he is the author behind a must-have book if you want to break free from “Cubical…

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