<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Business Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business <![CDATA[The Top Restaurant Chains in America]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-restaurant-chains-in-america

http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-restaurant-chains-in-america, food/drink, business, companies, foods, restaurants, chain restaurants,

Arby's

Buffalo Wild Wings

Chick-fil-A

Dairy Queen

Pizza Hut

Red Robin

Starbucks

Subway

Taco Bell

Wendy's


]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/ranker-community http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-restaurant-chains-in-america
<![CDATA[The Best Tequila Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-tequila-brands/bottoms-up

http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-tequila-brands/bottoms-up,

Milagro

Cabo Wabo

El Jimador

Patron

1800 Tequila

Don Julio

Corralejo

Cazadores

Herradura

Tres Generationes


]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/bottoms-up http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-tequila-brands/bottoms-up
<![CDATA[The Top Laptop Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-laptop-brands

http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-laptop-brands,

Acer Inc.

ASUS

Dell

Hewlett-Packard

Lenovo

Panasonic

Samsung Electronics

Sony Corporation

Toshiba

Apple


]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/ranker-community http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-laptop-brands
<![CDATA[The Best Perfumers and Fragrance Makers]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-perfumers-and-fragrance-makers
Whether you're a lady who loves her Chanel No. 5 or a simple man who favors his Old Spice, more than likely you have a favorite fragrance, but which are the best perfumers and fragrance makers? Sales figures from perfume makers can tell us which company has the highest market share, but only you can tell us which fragrance company is really the best. Share your own favorite fragrances by adding your list and voting for your choices below.

Created from plant, animal and synthetic oils, compounds and solvents, among other ingredients, perfume has evolved extensively throughout the years. Originally, perfumes were created from natural compounds like vanilla in the early 19th century but modern-day perfumes include a combination of natural and synthetic ingredients to produce a wide array of scents.

Who are the most famous perfume makers? Perfumes and fragrances have also attracted numerous celebrities in contemporary versions with everyone from Britney Spears to the Kardashians creating their own scents. So tell us, which perfume maker is your favorite and which scent can you absolutely not live without?

Check out more lists like Celebrity Swatting Victims, Fur Wearing Celebs, Iconic Faces behind 70s Fashion
http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-perfumers-and-fragrance-makers,

Calvin Klein Inc.

Chanel

Christian Dior S.A.

Dolce & Gabbana

Gucci

Prada

Versace

Hermès

Chloé

Bvlgari


]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/ranker-community http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-perfumers-and-fragrance-makers
<![CDATA[The Best Logos in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/ranking-the-best-logos-in-the-world

http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/ranking-the-best-logos-in-the-world,

BMW

Coca-Cola

McDonald's

Nike, Inc.

Shell Oil Company

Starbucks

Apple

World Wildlife Fund

Batman

Firefox


]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/ranker-community http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/ranking-the-best-logos-in-the-world
<![CDATA[What Motivates You At Work?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/what-motivates-you-at-work-/helloinnovation
Everyone works in different ways and towards different goals - not just to earn more money. Some people are motivated to make a difference in the life of others, while other simply want to feel appreciated in the work place. What motivates you to get up and go to work each day?
http://www.ranker.com/list/what-motivates-you-at-work-/helloinnovation,

Feeling Appreciated
You enjoy being personally thanked for a job well done. You want to feel as though you are truly appreciated for all of the hard work that you put in.
Leadership That You Trust
You want leadership that has your back - even when you fail. You feel most comfortable when you're trusted to succeed without being micromanaged.
Job Security
Job security and a fair salary are what you crave. You respect companies that give you the comfort of a good health plan and security for your family.
A Great Work Enviornment
You love upbeat, supportive work environments that get you "in the zone." Your biggest nightmare is drama and office politics that make you dread going to work.
Advancing in Your Career
You’re always on the look out for new responsibility, beyond what’s asked of you. Your dream company recognizes and rewards employees based on strong performance.
The Chance to Make an Impact
You thrive on being part of something bigger than yourself and taking ownership over work projects. Making an impact at work is the best reward you can think of.
Good Relationships With Co-Workers
You crave a high level of trust and respect among your work team at all levels. You're thankful for a support team that motivates and encourages you to be better at your job.
The Opportunity To Grow
It’s important that you’re always growing and remaining relevant. You’re looking for a company who supports and encourages these goals, and helps you meet them.
Challenging Projects
You enjoy taking on projects that help you prove yourself. Even if it means stepping far outside your comfort zone, you’re most motivated when you’re challenged.

]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/helloinnovation http://www.ranker.com/list/what-motivates-you-at-work-/helloinnovation
<![CDATA[Changes That Affect Your Career Change]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/changes-that-affect-your-career-change/boomersnextstep2014
The world of work has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. Anyone who is 40+ has seen business and employment practices revolutionized, with advantages and disadvantages innate in every major change. People in their 50s and 60s have also witnessed the entire evolution of the information age and the integration of digital technology into every aspect of our lives.
http://www.ranker.com/list/changes-that-affect-your-career-change/boomersnextstep2014,

Career Change
The world of work has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. Anyone who is 40+ has seen business and employment practices revolutionized, with advantages and disadvantages innate in every major change. People in their 50s and 60s have also witnessed the entire evolution of the information age and the integration of digital technology into every aspect of our lives.

Some of the changes in the area of employment have been massive. Old jobs have disappeared, new ones have appeared and many have morphed into something quite different, but this has been going on throughout history. A century ago, as the first cars rolled off the production line, horses required for transport were far less in demand and so blacksmiths were out of work. Then new jobs appeared because mechanics and car salesmen were suddenly in demand.  Now independent mechanics are under threat because of the high level of technology in new cars.

 

Job Search Strategies Have Changed

Technology has also impacted on the way that people can find work.  If you are serious about changing your career, you need to understand the contemporary ways of finding work and being employed.  

Job applications have changed in many ways.  We live in a world where successful products are marketed very cleverly, and products that aren’t marketed well are not successful regardless of their excellence.  Similarly dated unprofessional applications are just not adequate in a pool of well-prepared self-marketing résumés, no matter how skilled or experienced you are. 

Privacy rules have affected the content of résumés as well.  It is hard to accept that in the 1950s…when Elvis Presley was scandalising parents and Mick Jagger was learning guitar….it was still expected that personal information such as height, weight, age and marital status would be included in your job applications. It was an era when a female employee who became pregnant could be dismissed. Imagine the potential discrimination cases which could arise if employers asked those sorts of questions or took that action today!


Career

When computers landed on office desks many clerical tasks could be performed by one person and a software package. However someone had to create that software package, someone had to sell the computers, and others had to install the systems and keep the computers working, so as one form of employment was reduced or disappeared new ones came along.

Good schools and teachers are preparing children for jobs which are still not part of our vocabulary or thoughts, but they will be by the time those children are working.  Who had heard of a social media manager or a data miner 10 years ago?  What jobs will be commonplace in 10 years time but don't exist yet? 

If you are going to make a career change you need to know about the changes and understand the strategies that are successful in the contemporary workplace.


Self-employment Has Also Changed

As a direct result of technology the entrepreneurial 'laptop lifestyle' trend is enticing as people recognize that they could genuinely be their own boss creating a business, online or offline, using technology to enable the business to exist and potentially make serious money.  More and more employees are joining these ranks and are finding freedom that their traditional job cannot offer. 

Although the basics of business remain the same, the way of marketing, finding clients and communicating with other business people is a world away from the common strategies of the past.  The skills involved in starting and running a business…online marketing, finding customers, communicating with customers, raising your profile, building your business brand, recognising changing trends….now demand that you are technologically savvy (or prepared to pay someone who is) and that you are prepared to learn, evolve and adapt as necessary. Technology has made home based businesses commonplace and given freedom to many to create a successful and fulfilling business, but you do need to go into it knowing that you will need to learn new skills and keep up to date. Don't let that put you off.  It is fascinating learning the new ways of doing things.  


Job and Strategies

Of course some of the requirements of the past are still relevant today. Accurate spelling and grammar and good presentation are essential and carry the same weight today as ever before, especially given the ease of creating a résumé on computer rather than by hand. But in many other ways applying for a job has changed as dramatically as the type and nature of jobs themselves.

Written references are now rare. Once they were essential when applying for a job. Your good character, work ethic and perhaps employment history were detailed in a written reference and made available to your prospective employer. But that was before privacy laws and legal action loomed large in our lives. People are reluctant to write a reference in case the person they recommend lets the company down in some way. The days of those “I have known Joe Smith for several years and he’s a wonderful person” references are all but gone.

A new breed of employee has also emerged over the last ten years – the virtual workforce. Now anyone with the right skills and experience, coupled with a computer and internet skills, can find virtual employment online and work in the comfort of their home.


Embrace Change

Career change can be daunting to anyone, but particularly to an older person.  The media constantly tells you that older workers face age discrimination, and we do live in an era which values appearance over substance.  However you have skills and experience that are valuable and if you are willing to adapt to the changing world of work you will find great opportunities in store for you.

Embrace the changes and don't spend the rest of your working life doing work that you don't enjoy or not doing work that would make your heart sing. 



]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/boomersnextstep2014 http://www.ranker.com/list/changes-that-affect-your-career-change/boomersnextstep2014
<![CDATA[Companies with the Best Customer Service]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/companies-with-the-best-customer-service/the-working-man
Companies with the best customer service are often the top companies to do business with. What company has the best customer service? These are the companies that do customer service right, as voted on by consumers. Determining what factors contribute to good customer service can be tough since a good customer service experience can vary from person to person. Some people believe that companies without recorded customer service advice are the best for effective customer service, while others believe a company return policy can make or break a customer service interaction.

What is the most important customer service element for you? Is it a customer service representative that promptly responds to emails or is it being able to call a company where you can get a person on the phone to answer your questions? Whatever contributes to your idea of good customer service, make sure to vote here for the company with the best customer service.

What companies have the best customer service? What companies have the worst customer service? What US companies give the best customer service? What are the best customer service companies? This list has been voted on by consumers like you and should give some insight into which companies have the best customer service in the US and abroad. If there's a company that gives excellent customer service that you don't see on the list, feel free to add it and let others know they are a company with great customer service.

Since it's just as important to know which companies do not have good customer service, you can also view the list of companies with the worst customer service to find out which companies do not pay attention to their customers' needs.
http://www.ranker.com/list/companies-with-the-best-customer-service/the-working-man,

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Bed Bath & Beyond

Costco

Google

Netflix

PetSmart

Target Corporation

Trader Joe's

United Parcel Service


]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/the-working-man http://www.ranker.com/list/companies-with-the-best-customer-service/the-working-man
<![CDATA[The Best Restaurants to Stop at During a Road Trip]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-restaurants-to-stop-at-during-a-road-trip/restaurant-chains
A list of the Best Restaurants to Stop at During a Road Trip. Are you planning a road trip in the near future? One of the most important things on a trip is finding just the right restaurant to stop at for your meals. During a road trip, it is exciting to try different types of eating places. This list of restaurants is ranked in order of most popular restaurants to stop at during a road trip, to least popular. You can save and copy the list for a reference of best restaurants on your upcoming road trip, or you can make your own list to look at on the computer.

You can also vote for a favorite restaurant that you tried on your last road trip. See your favorite restaurant get ranked higher on the list so that others can try a good restaurant on their next road trip as well. You might even find a new favorite restaurant to eat at during your road trip.

Sometimes, people will try different restaurants on a road trip that they never have tried in their own hometown, simply because the restaurant is in a convenient place to stop at on a road trip. Often, the restaurants located right off the interstate are tempting to road trippers, and the ones located close to the hotels are also excellent restaurants to try on a road trip. So browse through the list before going on your next trip to find a new favorite vacation restaurant!
http://www.ranker.com/list/best-restaurants-to-stop-at-during-a-road-trip/restaurant-chains,

Chick-fil-A

Cracker Barrel

Dairy Queen

Denny's

IHOP

In-N-Out Burger

McDonald's

Panera Bread

Subway

Waffle House


]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/restaurant-chains http://www.ranker.com/list/best-restaurants-to-stop-at-during-a-road-trip/restaurant-chains
<![CDATA[The Best Boot Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-boot-brands

http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-boot-brands,

Rocky Brands, Inc.

Caterpillar Inc.

Dr. Martens

Red Wing Shoes

The Frye Company

The Timberland Company

Rockport

Ariat

Wolverine

Stetson


]]>
http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/ranker-community http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-boot-brands