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Alt Data: Any set of data outside of pricing data, reference data, volume data, or fundamental company information. It is used to supplement rather than replace those traditional data sets that have existed as long as securities markets have existed.

TOP 3 Skills For Privacy Pros To Harness For Vertical Mobility
  • Data buying contract negotiation
  • Data monetization best practices and principles
  • Data anonymization collaboration with data scientists
Wednesday, 06 May, 2020
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Newly certified in Brainspace? Update your resume!

TOP 3 Reasons Why Brainspace’s Free Certification Giveaway Was Pure Genius
  • People need more to do right now and they were one of the first to give away their online training and proxy certification (which are highly sought after by employers).
  • Hiring managers always complain about the lack of certified Brainspace professionals available in the market. This helps solve that problem, as a rumored 7,000 people signed up for free Brainwaves education.
  • Individuals marketing their new certifications have been a boon of free advertising for Brainspace on social media. The completion of education and certification offers bragging rights for both the educator and the student.
Tuesday, 28 April, 2020
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Always schedule more time than you think you will need for a webcam interview. Uncontrollable connectivity issues may cut ten or more minutes off the appointment.

TOP 3 Tips To Avoid Defensiveness On An Interview
  • Be comfortable admitting you may not know something.
  • Never assume you are right and the interviewer/interviewee is wrong. Be open to alternative perspectives.
  • Err on the side of humility over hubris.
Tuesday, 21 April, 2020
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COPPA = Child Online Privacy Protection Act

TOP 3 Questions From Interviewers During COVID Crisis
  • Do you find yourself with spare time right now and, if so, how are you spending it to benefit yourself professionally?
  • What has been the hardest part of working remotely?
  • Would you like to have remote flexibility after the pandemic is over?
Wednesday, 15 April, 2020
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Schedule team calls to start 15 or 45 minutes past the hour to avoid peak times. Carrier networks are less congested at these times.

TOP 3 Biggest Attendee Takeaways From TRU’s Masterclass On Virtual Interviewing
  • Give permissions like “You may see me looking at my screen and scrolling. I have your resume and LinkedIn profile up.”
  • Avoid soliloquy, and check in with the interviewer every 60-90 seconds.
  • Make eye contact the same way you would in person by looking into the camera instead of at the screen.
Tuesday, 07 April, 2020
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ROPA = Record of Processing Activities

TOP 3 Privacy Skills In Highest Demand
  • Programmatic Management
  • Outside Counsel and Contract Management
  • Product Development
Wednesday, 01 April, 2020
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In global economic crisis, sales jobs are the last to be put on hold and the first to re-open.

TOP 3 Immediate Worker Responses To Moving To A Remote WFH Model During The COVID-19 Crisis
  • Employees on the whole have quickly embraced the concept of working from home, with Glassdoor finding that 67% of respondents were in favor of working remotely indefinitely, if their companies made such a policy mandatory.
  • 60% of employees said they were confident they can efficiently do their job remotely if their companies instituted mandatory work-from-home standards.
  • 50% of respondents saying they believe they can be equally productive working from home as they would be in an office, and 71% of workers with children under the age of 18 saying they believe they can efficiently do their jobs, even with their kids being at home.

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Tuesday, 24 March, 2020
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Based on staffing trends after 9/11 and the 2008 recession, anticipate more contract jobs and robust amounts of contract talent will be available in April, May, and June because of COVID-19.

TOP 3 Ways To Stay Focused During The Current COVID-19 Crisis
  • Fill up your calendar with calls. Stay connected and deepen your relationships with existing and potential business partners.
  • Create new rituals. Find your new routines working from home and create patterns that keep you active and accountable. Pattern set and repeat.
  • Proactively catch up on initiatives that you have not had time for in typical busy business times. Now is the time to shine by going above and beyond.
Thursday, 19 March, 2020
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As businesses are forced to deploy remote employment solutions during a global pandemic, companies that have already adopted a work-from-home culture are uniquely and immediately advantaged.

TOP 3 Ways Work-From-Home Culture Benefits Your Business
  • Forces your business to create more metric-oriented accountabilities within your process when physical oversight is no longer a variable for managing people
  • Up-levels your business’s technical prowess and lowers your need for physical overhead, over time creating reductions in repeat recurring expenditures
  • Arms employees with a sense of empowerment and personal agency, which yields a stronger, more efficient, and longer-tenured workforce
Wednesday, 11 March, 2020