Panera Bread founder: Always look for the next trend | Light on experience? Use a cover letter to fill in the blanks | Keeping it real with your references
November 18, 2019
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Panera Bread founder: Always look for the next trend
Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich says he's always trying to discern the next trend in food and how to capitalize on it. "It may turn out to be disruptive, but my goal is simply to deliver something that matters to the customer," he says.
Boston magazine online (11/12) 
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Light on experience? Use a cover letter to fill in the blanks
Light on experience? Use a cover letter to fill in the blanks
Use your cover letter wisely to win the entry-level job that will start you on the career ladder, Glassdoor experts advise. Start with a clear introduction, followed by relevant skills and accomplishments, include a paragraph on your best qualities and end with a call to action.
Glassdoor (11/7) 
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Keeping it real with your references
Listing fake references on a resume is unethical and can be illegal. Two-thirds of employers run reference checks on all hires, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.
Business News Daily (11/12) 
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Retailers on the Rise
4 women CEOs want to change the sports apparel business
Four Women's World Cup stars have launched Re--Inc, a gender neutral sports apparel brand aiming to change the business. The co-founders aim to grow the company to the size of Nike, writes Nick Devlin, with co-CEO Meghan Klingenberg adding, "When you're that big of a company, you're able to throw your weight around and create a different status quo based upon the values that you hold and the mission that you have."
Inc. online (11/10) 
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How REI does well by doing good
How REI does well by doing good
REI's mission to encourage a passion for the outdoors inspired the retailer's #OptOutside campaign that keeps its stores closed on Black Friday. The profitable co-op manages to pay dividends to its owners and donate more than 70% of its profits to outdoor causes, and its eco-friendly philosophy has it expanding its rental and used-gear offerings.
Business Insider (11/14) 
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Noteworthy from NRF
Amazon, Kohl's, Macy's and more jobs available at the Student Program
Students can make the most of the NRF Foundation Student Program this January by applying for job and internship opportunities before they meet with recruiters at the Career Fair. Register by Dec. 20.
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RISE Up: A tool to overcome and persevere
A year ago, Alex Garcia was incarcerated. With the help of RISE Up, the NRF Foundation's training and credential program, and Goodwill's Glendale, Calif., location, Alex turned his life around. Recently, Alex was promoted at Goodwill. This is his story.
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