The social gaming company cuts costs by cutting staff. Paul Sakuma / AP Less than a month after reclaiming the top job at Zynga, founder Mark Pincus laid out his plans for restructuring the social gaming company. First order of business: layoffs. Reporting better-than-expected first-quarter earnings Wednesday, Zynga said it will eliminate about 18% of its global workforce. As a result, some 364 employees will lose their jobs, saving the company an estimated $100 million. When he retook the reigns of the…

Building your on-line presence with LinkedIn® professional networking services

How to sell yourself and get on in football

Within any career if I asked you if you wanted to be part of the world’s number one business network. With over 364,000,000 registered users in over 200 countries and territories. I’m guessing your answer would be yes? I’m talking about professional use only, not for chatting with your mates about what you did at the weekend, or adding a picture of your recent culinary successes, purely building your professional brand online. Imagine it’s an online CV or a live career biography.  If the answers still yes? Please read on.

For those who have never used, it’s the largest professional network online. To give you an idea of its scale, LinkedIn quote they are signing up professionals to join at a rate of more than two new members per second.

What’s this got to do with building a personal brand as a professional in football? Many of the largest clubs around…

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Sen. Marco Rubio headlined a closed-to-the-media fundraiser for the Center for Arizona Policy, the group that helped push the state’s religious freedom bill later vetoed by former Gov. Jan Brewer, on Wednesday. Ross D. Franklin / AP WASHINGTON — Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio headlined a fundraiser Wednesday night for the conservative Arizona group behind much of the state’s socially conservative legislation. Although there was no media inside the room at the Center for Arizona Policy fundrai…

The OnePlus Two superphone is expected to launch later this year, and may have a higher price tag to match it’s high-end specifications. Other rumors also mention a OnePlus One Lite smartphone, and the possibility of a OnePlus Watch too. The post High spec OnePlus Two still on track for late summer launch, but may cost $400 appeared first on Digital Trends.

Meet the team at priorityPA


Melanie WardThis is the second blog post in our series introducing the team at priorityPA.  The people who can help your business run smoothly and free up your time.

In March we introduced you to Cheryl Hackney who provides secretarial and administrative support and now it’s my turn!  My name is Melanie and I write priorityPA’s blog and client blogs, crafting words on all sorts of topics to inform and inspire you and your business.  Find out more about me and what I do below.

What’s your role? 

I’m priorityPA’s resident blogger and I write regular posts on topics relevant to business and our clients.  Our blog posts are useful, interesting and informative, providing advice and tips for clients and followers.  At priorityPA we also offer a blog writing service for clients and that’s where I come in too!

What’s your typical day? 

I work from home on a part-time basis.  I spend…

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Networking for the Shy

Rick Bettencourt

Show me a shy person who’s good at networking and I’ll show you someone mastering social media.

Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Periscope have helped many introverts become very successful.

But, to be good at networking, you can’t just “like” someone’s Facebook page, connect with them on LinkedIn, and read their Tweets. You have to really get to know them before the money starts rolling in.

Robert Kiyosaki, entrepreneur and self-help author, says it best:

“The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.”

Whether you’re a writer trying to build the “platform” that all those top agents require, or you want to get people to visit your website, over and over, or maybe you just need a job, it’s all about relationships.

If you’re a writer, you could try to push your book, again and again, through all those Facebook marketing groups that no one reads. Or, you could spend time…

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