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PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM Identity Theft

One of the fastest growing crimes in today’s world of increased online existence is identity theft. Identity theft has resided at the top of the list of consumer complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission for the past 15 years.

There are not many feelings worse than having your identity stolen. It is something that can quickly destroy you. Defined as the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information, usually for financial gain, identity theft can devastate your financial life. It is important that you understand what it is and what you can do to prevent it in order to avoid a whirlwind of chaos. Using your personal information, such as your Social Security number, driver’s license number or

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How to Make the Most of Your Interview

With the economy slowly healing after the financial crisis of 2008, competition for jobs is at an all-time high, making interview skills a vital tool for applicants. Increased competition within the pool of applicants often translates to increased anxiety for those who are fortunate enough to land an interview. Barbara Schafer, director of Career Services at Brown Mackie College - Boise, shares her insights into making the most of each interview opportunity.

 

“It’s often necessary to

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