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June 25, 2016

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Can’t Tweet? This Internship’s For You


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If companies offered internships for 40-somethings, would you apply? One PR firm says employers are missing the boat by catering only to kids.

Put another way: “Just because you do not tweet does not mean you don’t know what’s up.”

So says New York PR maven Dara Kaplan, of a new internship program for women in their 40s, 50s and 60s who have taken time off but are now eager to re-enter the workforce.

She and partner Gwen Wunderlich of Wunderlich Kaplan Communications hope that the paid, six-week “Enternship” program designed to help women everything from creating publicity campaigns to learning social media, writing press releases, pitching media and more. They’ll also learn about blogging, vlogging and emerging communication technologies.

Their inspiration was the 2015 flick The Intern, in which Robert De Niro plays a 70-year-old widower who becomes an intern at an online fashion site where he works for the CEO, played by Anne Hathaway.

While the film got a lukewarm reception from critics, it drew rave reviews from Kaplan and Wunderlich, who watched it three times in one weekend. The film said something to them about older workers, and how much experience, clarity and perspective they can bring to an office.

“I love millennials,” clarifies Kaplan, 31, who is one herself. “The sense of creativity, adventure and entrepreneurship is unbelievable. However, I believe that our society and workforce is missing out by just catering to my generation.”

What’s your take? Is this an idea that more companies should copy?

How to Succeed at Work Even if You’re Not That Good At It

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You don’t necessarily need to be the most talented person at work to succeed, but you do need to be willing to take responsibility for your success and character, this piece says. Read some tips on how to survive at work, starting with: Believe in yourself.

The Future of Work: Has it Arrived Already?

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In today’s new world of work there are many changes taking place. Technology is changing. Information management is changing. The workforce is changing. But do businesses see the changes that are happening? And are they taking advantage of these changes? Karen Henry, Principal Consultant for Ricoh USA, Consulting Services Organizational Agility group, discusses that while the ability to operate a business in this new world of work has arrived, many businesses don’t seem to be keeping up with the change around them.

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Get Your ‘Side Hustle’ Going — The working mom’s answer to earning more money

So you’re already working a fulltime job but you’re still not sure how you’ll pay for your kid’s braces or start their college fund or get that full set of highlights you know you deserve. Hear this:

Thousands of working women just like you are creating another source of household income by operating a side business at night and on weekends.

You, too, can make it happen with the Arise platform.

Not only does Arise provide the technology to run a customer support business from home, it also connects you with Fortune 500 and other prestigious clients. This gives your new business servicing opportunities right from the start.

Right now, in fact, one of the nation’s largest cable and internet providers is offering opportunities for customer support professionals to provide service on weekends and during the week from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST.

Sound good? Join thousands of other working moms making it happen for their families.

Register to use the Arise platform today, visit

About Arise

Arise Virtual Solutions Inc. provides a virtual platform to connect primarily work-at-home service professionals, running small call center businesses, to Fortune 500 and other large companies.  For over two decades, Arise’s platform has created thousands of work opportunities for small businesses run by stay-at-home moms, veterans, students, retirees and other entrepreneurial-minded individuals. This is a perfect opportunity for those interested in customer service, tax preparation, customer service representative, customer support, customer care and call center representative opportunities.


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Dealing with Catty Women At Work

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There are two types of women at work, according to this piece: 1) like-minded people who believed wholeheartedly in women helping women and 2) female colleagues who make other women’s lives miserable, often for seemingly no reason. How to do deal with them? For starters, don’t take it personally.

What I Learned from the Movie “Dirty Dancing”

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Jeanne Thompson leads a team at Fidelity Investments that develops ideas and insights to help Americans plan and save for retirement. Recognized for her knowledge on 401(k) plans, Jeanne helps educate and inform employers, employees, advisors, policymakers, as well as personal finance editors and writers.

Before being named vice president of Thought Leadership at Fidelity, Jeanne held several leadership positions at Fidelity, including oversight of the design and implementation of 401(k) plans for many Fortune 100 companies. This deep understanding of 401(k) plan design, combined with robust analysis of more than 13 million American savers, enables her to consistently offer innovative insights about retirement readiness.

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Avoiding Overused Email Lines

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Certain cliche lines are bound to drive some people crazy when they appear in an email. For Jenni Maier, it’s too many smiley face emojis, exclamation points and sentences that begin, “Happy Monday!” Read some of her other pet peeves here.