Top takeaways from Finovate Fall: Part II

first_imgPart one of my Finovate recap focused on a pair of big ideas intent on upending conventional fintech wisdom.Innovation in banking often is evolutionary rather than revolutionary, however, and more of this year’s showcase tilted toward market-ready solutions offering incremental improvements to existing models, including several with particular relevance for credit unions.Much attention was devoted to the monetization (and de-papering) of the mortgage process:• AI Foundry suggests that while it’s fairly easy to get to “yes” online, conversion issues emerge during the follow-up paperwork.The firm’s Agile Mortgage product applies machine learning to provide greater insight to application status—for both the applicant and loan officer—during the remainder of the trail. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Why Online Dating is Like Applying for a Job.

first_img Share 35 Views   no discussions Share As I recently answered a witty email from an online dating site while ignoring a boilerplate one, I got to thinking about the similarities between searching for someone to date and looking for a job. In both cases, your resume/profile and initial letter are the only thing standing between a dream life and rejection. Here’s how you can be better at both.1. Your profile is your resume: Be specificWho are you, really? You have to be careful here to not over or underdo it. Tell me too much about your quirks and I will think you’re weird. Too little and I won’t care enough to contact you. As you should on your resume, leave out looked over buzzwords and get down to the data. Sure you are a genuine guy who values honesty…I’ve heard that one before. What makes you special?Advice: Make very apparent the three or four things that you are passionate about so you can attract someone who actually has the same interests. Don’t just say you like to workout. Say you run 25 miles a week or do P90X. Don’t say you like music. Say you like a specific band especially if this means a lot to you. Sorry to say, I don’t date country, but many, many women do!2. But don’t be too specificTMI, my friend, is just as taboo in the workplace as in the online dating community. If your profile runs on for five mouse scrolls, has typos or is rambling, you’ll lose me. Anything about your ex will turn me off, period. If you got fired from your last job, you wouldn’t put that on your resume.Advice: If you are going to get specific, focus on something you know well. On your resume, this would be your most recent job. Maybe you increased sales by 45%. If you grill the best steak in the universe, throw it out there but be prepared to back it up. Steak enthusiasts will apply and smell a lie if you’ve never turned on a grill.3. Your email is your cover letterBoilerplate emails that go something like: I really liked your profile and would love to get to know you better or I am applying for the job you posted as are immediately deleted, unless you’re Brad Pitt. And even if you are, we’ll think you’re lying. The people I respond to comment on one or two things in my profile and connect it with something that they do.Advice: Don’t contact people you don’t think you could be friends with. You wouldn’t apply to a job as an executive chef with no experience in a kitchen. A marathon runner will rarely date a couch potato.4. Don’t winkOn Match.com at least there is an option to wink. This isn’t the ’50s. If you want to drop a quick line, do so, but follow the rules above. Even on Facebook, poking is so over and so impersonal.Advice: You wouldn’t be too formal with a hiring manager. Manners go a long way. Be polite and respectful.5. Don’t get discouragedYes you are going to get rejected most of the time when job searching or looking for someone you can stand to be around for more than 5 minutes.Advice: The best piece of advice is to look for something you want, something you are qualified for and to focus your energy on that. Once that letter is out, let fate take over. Then move on. There are plenty of fish in the sea waiting to match their chemistry with you in perfect (e)harmony.By Meaghan Cameronby Reader’s Digest Magazine LifestyleRelationships Why Online Dating is Like Applying for a Job. by: – July 15, 2011center_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Ighalo claimed Rashford has fully recovered from injury setback

first_img ‘Everyone is back, even Paul (Pogba) is back training normally and Rashy is back training as normal. ‘Everyone is training normally and training full and all that, so the squad is full and everyone is ready, I think. ‘I can’t wait for the league to start again.’ Midfielder Paul Pogba is ‘back training normally’ after being on the sidelines through injury Read Also: Mourinho makes final Coutinho transfer decision There were concerns that the double stress fracture Rashford sustained against Wolves in an FA Cup clash would rule him out for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side restart their campaign with a game against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham later this month. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United have been handed a huge boost as Odion Ighalo claimed team-mate Marcus Rashford has fully recovered from his troublesome back injury ahead of the resumption of the Premier League. Ighalo claimed Rashford has fully recovered from injury setback The English top flight is set to restart in two weeks’ time on Wednesday, June 17 after being suspended by the coronavirus pandemic back in March. Rashford was sidelined in January with a back injury but Ighalo has revealed the England international has returned to training. Odion Ighalo claimed team-mate Marcus Rashford has fully recovered from his back injury ‘Everybody is looking good. Running, working hard and playing football,’ he told the club’s official website. ‘Little two-a-sides and doing some ball work. Everyone is getting better and better.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more