September 18, 2015 |
AGATHA HALL was a Temple University senior learning French so she could study abroad. Shazim Uppal had just graduated this summer from Temple's James E. Beasley School of Law. Both were gunned down a week and 40 miles apart. But yesterday, police in Philadelphia and Delaware announced arrests in their unrelated slayings. In the more recent case, Hall, 21, of Park Avenue near Dauphin Street in North Philadelphia, was shot in the head in her bedroom sometime before 1 a.m. Aug. 31. Investigators initially suspected her death was a suicide partly because they found a 9 mm handgun underneath her body, Philadelphia police said.
June 18, 2015 |
Elizabeth Anne Anderson, 42, of Elverson, a management consultant in the pharmaceutical industry, died Wednesday, June 10, of lung cancer at Paoli Hospital. Known to friends as "Beth," Mrs. Anderson was ill for three months, and during that time, family members were her constant companions. She was the wife of Timothy L. Anderson. The couple would have celebrated 19 years of marriage July 13. The executive director of sales operations practice for TGaS Advisors in East Norriton for the last five years, Mrs. Anderson specialized in providing "custom benchmarking and advisory services" to big drug companies and biotech firms.
December 18, 2014
NADIA JAMES, 25, of Fishtown, is founder of Griot Digital. The digital-marketing startup helps clients with content marketing and brand storytelling. James, a graduate of Duke University, formerly worked for LinkedIn in London, running international social-media campaigns for Samsung, American Express and Chanel. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Griot Digital? A: When I left LinkedIn in 2013, people were writing content, but a lot of it wasn't good and you'd see many versions of the same thing.
November 2, 2014 |
Your resumé is critically important in a job search. It's got to be just right. But how do you know what to put in and what to leave out? Here's how to spin your job history for success. "Do playing video games and chess count as real job skills?" asks Yahoo Finance's Lauren Lyster in this video. In some cases, yes, responds reporter Aaron Pressman. World of Warcraft skills - working under pressure, or working on a team, for example - are useful in jobs in the worlds of finance and information technology, he says.
September 27, 2013
N ATHAN EGAN, 36, of Kennett Square, is chairman and CEO of PeopleLinx, a Center City startup he co-founded in 2009 after working at LinkedIn. The social-business company provides a software platform enabling clients to enhance their social presence. PeopleLinx secured $3.2 million in venture capital in March. Q: How did you come up with the idea for PeopleLinx? A: While I was at LinkedIn, I thought about creating a consulting/training arm for professional services. The more I discussed it with potential customers, I knew there was a market.
September 12, 2013
M ALIK ALLEN, 35, of Wayne, is co-founder and chief operating officer of inRecruit, a professional-networking site that could be called the LinkedIn of basketball recruiting, connecting underexposed high-school players with coaches. The Willingboro, N.J., native, a Villanova star in the late '90s and former NBA forward, started the firm in September 2012 with 'Nova classmate Joe Rocco, who is the CEO. Q: How did you come up with the idea for inRecruit? A: I knew some coaches were using social media to recruit.
June 1, 2013 |
New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown says he made a "human error" when he posted a campaign event on the Internet using government letterhead and providing the phone numbers of staff at the taxpayer-funded Assembly Republican Office. Election laws prohibit the use of official staff and stationery for campaigning. The letterhead included the state seal and official websites. The posting appeared Tuesday on Brown's LinkedIn page. In an interview late Wednesday, he said he deleted it "about 45 minutes later" when someone contacted him about the mistake.
March 21, 2013 |
Osage Partners of Philadelphia, Greycroft Partners of Los Angeles, and MissionOG of Devon, say they have invested $3.2 million in Center City-based PeopleLinx , a firm that helps companies give their workers' LinkedIn accounts a standard corporate look and uses LinkedIn data to boost sales. PeopleLinx, which counts FMC Corp. , Firstrust Bank and Prudential among its clients, was set up by LinkedIn veterans Nathan Egan and Patrick Baynes . It will use the new cash to add to its staff of 13 full-time employees and about 25 contractors, says Egan, a Cornell grad and onetime specialty chemical salesman.
September 21, 2012 |
Need a job? Smartphone applications by the dozens offer help. This selection can provide you with a nearly instant resume, give pointers for getting and surviving interviews, and even assist you in quitting a job with flair. Pocket Resume , $2.99 for Android and Apple, is by Mani Ghasemlou. About 30 seconds after I'd opened the app for the first time, it accessed my LinkedIn account - with my permission - and generated a bare-bones resume from my profile information on that social-networking site.
August 5, 2012
A mobile trip itinerary planner popular with business travelers. Name: WorldMate Available for: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, and Windows Phone. What it does: WorldMate helps you plan, book, and manage your trips. You'll be notified of delays and cancellations; you get a currency converter, a tip calculator, weather reports, and info on local restaurants, businesses, and more; and you can connect with your LinkedIn friends. Cost: Free / $9.99 (upgrade to Gold)