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Stand out to in your next interview

July 6, 2015

If you’ve been on the job search for a while you’ve probably done your research on questions to ask at an interview. What are the benefits? What is the schedule? Compensation? These are all typically points of information most candidates eventually ask but what about the question you don’t ask? The questions that set you […]

Do You Believe In Magic?

March 24, 2015

Do you believe in magic? Well it may be time to start. “Magic” is a virtual assistant accessed simply by a phone number. The same way you might send a text message to a real assistant you text Magic’s number and a live operator responds to your need. As their site says “Anything you want. […]

Amazon Crossing Over Into Brick and Mortar Territory

March 17, 2015

There seems to be a constant suggestion that ecommerce will over shadow traditional retail. While most companies believe the only way to survive in this computer adapted world is to have an online presence,   one online powerhouse is going the opposite direction. Purdue University will be home to the experimental customer-order pickup and drop off […]

San Antonio Listed as a Best Performing City

February 12, 2015

San Antonio- New Braunfels ranks #10 on the Milken Institutes list of Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities 2014. Up two spots from #12 on 2013’s list, the gain can be attributed to the cities constant job and wage growth. A major asset for the area was the Eagle Ford shale and the jobs it has […]

Raub Report November 2014

November 20, 2014

Retailing is changing, but it is still very much in fashion.  It is now a tale of two markets. One is the large national retail corporations that have dozens, hundreds or thousands of store outlets nationwide.   They can afford to pay the higher rents that are required to support new construction.  The increases in 1. […]

Austin Affortable For Millenials

September 24, 2014

RISMedia recently listed Austin, Texas as one of the 5 most affordable cities for Millennial’s to become homeowners. Perhaps Austin’s appeal to millennials isn’t just in the culture of music festivals, green living and “Keep Austin Weird” bumper stickers.  According to the National Association of Realtors part of Austin’s appeal is the low unemployment rate […]

Hot to Reduce Stress at Work

September 18, 2014

Work is a wonderful thing. It’s the necessary process to get tasks completed, puts food on our tables and clothes on our backs. It can increase life span and gives us a sense of purpose in life. However with all that can come a price: stress. Trying to beat a deadline, file that last bit […]

What Not to Say At a Job Interview

August 11, 2014

When preparing for an interview we often focus on what to say. The words and phrases that might slip out may seem harmless but can cost you the job of your dreams. Here are 3 things to avoid when interviewing. Filler words– Using phrases like “and stuff”, “other things”, “a large assortment” “things like that”“etc” […]

Millennials Lacking in Life Skills

August 4, 2014

Millennials are their increasing education but losing life skills. In this tech savvy world kindergarteners can show you how to change the ringtone on your smartphone but most do not know to say “thank you” when someone gives them a gift. According to Forbes’ contributor Neil Howe’s article Millennials Struggle to Pass Life Skills 101, […]

Raub Report April 2014

April 8, 2014

For decades now, the U.S. economy has depended upon and been gaged by consumer consumption.  Consumer spending is watched closely by economic analysts for swings and indications of the health of the economy.  In the past few years, it has dipped because of the Great Recession and our desire to pay off debt and slim […]

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