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12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare?<p>To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees from today’s most coveted companies. I tried to find deep …

17 Personal Finance Books You Need to Read This Year

Many people are hitting the gyms hard in January — but have you considered your financial fitness plan for 2014? To help you bulk up your finances …

Introverts: There's Nothing Wrong With You

Speak up. Be more assertive. Don’t take things so seriously. Get over your shyness. Come out of your shell.<p>Do any of these comments sound familiar? If so, you may be an introvert. Many introverts have painful memories of being told to change who they are and to act more like their extroverted …

3 Reasons to Help Your Child Invest

We often think of investing as a “grown up” thing to do. Many of us don’t think about letting our kids invest. However, this can be a mistake. Now is …

Culture Matters: 7 Ways Of Great Leaders

<b>How do you win at business?</b><p><b>1.</b> Make products people want to buy <b><br>2.</b> Market them well <b><br>3.</b> Build a brand<p>It’s that simple… right? <i>Wrong.</i><p>Listen, we all understand those hard-edged, business-101 skills, but what about the subtler arts? Businesses need soft skills, too. In fact, they’re increasingly important: …

How To Answer The Question 'What's Your Greatest Weakness?'

You’re going to hear the question “What’s your greatest weakness?” on a job interview before long, if you haven’t already.<p>It’s an unspeakably rude question for one person to ask another. We don’t hear the impoliteness in this question on a job interview, because we’ve been trained to think it’s …

10 Things Your Parents Forgot to Teach You About Saving Money

Religion, health, political views — many of our beliefs and behaviors today are based on what our parents taught us as kids. Unfortunately, when it …

Personal Branding Basics: 3 Easy Steps To Advancing Your Career

I googled “personal branding” today and got nearly two million results. When I started my personal branding business, Reach Personal Branding, almost 15 years ago, few people knew what personal branding was, and even fewer were interested in building their brand. Today, as Google results reveal, …

9 Money Mistakes Parents Make -- Without Even Realizing It

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s a classic scenario: You give your kid his allowance with the caveat that he won’t be getting more until the following week. The next day he blows it all during a trip to the mall.<p>Then when he begs and pleads for more money … you give in.<p>Of course, if …

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Employment

Under-Qualified for Your Dream Job? Here’s How to Get Hired Anyway

<i>“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” — Abraham Lincoln</i><p>If all you did was submit your cover letter and …

5 Secrets to Landing the Job You Really Want

Want to go into a new line of work? Use these strategies to make your dream career a reality.<p>Twenty years ago as she whip­ped up peanut but­ter balls …

How Introverts Shine on the Job (Infographic) | Inc.com

Introverts often get a bad rap in the workplace: they're deemed quiet and inward focused, even too shy. While it might be true that they love their solo time, introverts aren't necessarily shy and, in fact, they make excellent group leaders in certain situations. For example, introverts are better …

9 tips to land your dream job

Ah, the dream job. Just as work has been reshaped by technology and globalization, so too have our professional fantasies. While jobs atop the …

7 Ways to Promote Yourself When You're Introverted | Inc.com

You have something to say.<p>You've been saving it up for a while now, being patient, listening, taking notes, and researching.<p>You want your voice to be heard, but you're scared to open your mouth.<p>Reading about self-promotion and marketing is interesting, but it totally doesn't jibe with what you …

Marketing

Confident People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

How do you measure confidence? The way you walk? The way you talk? How many friends you have? Maybe.<p>How about the things in your home? While there is …

The US Shale Experience: A Script for Mexico?

The ongoing energy reform in Mexico has been touted as opening the possibilities for a massive production increase from shale formations in the Burgos and Sabinas basins, largely because the assessments of technically recoverable resources reported by the US Energy Information Administration are so …

6 Retirement Planning Tips for Late Starters

Saving for retirement early is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the financial success of your future, and yet many people are …

6 Secrets of Great Resumes, Backed By Psychology

The day I landed my job at Google was the day I decided to pay forward all the help I received on reworking my resume.<p>After going through many resumes, I want to share what I learned in hopes that it helps more people get their dream jobs.<p>My biggest realization? We don’t think <i>like psychologists</i>. <i></i>And …

Use These Strategies To De-Stress When You're Maxed Out

I recently had lunch with a group of friends and work colleagues. Before our server even approached our table to take our drink order, one of my friends said, “I am soooo stressed out.” When we asked her why, she told us about a sticky work conversation she was going to have to facilitate the next …

The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Have you wondered what separates entrepreneurs from everyone else? Is it a Type-A personality? Is it being a visionary? Is it being an inspirational leader? While many entrepreneurs do possess those traits, they aren't necessarily the most common ones among successful entrepreneurs. Sure they can …

Formula One's Billion Dollar Man

Formula One made history last month when it announced that the Mexican Grand Prix will return to its calendar in 2015. The event in Mexico City returns after a 23-year absence but this isn’t the only reason why the announcement was historic.<p>It also marked the second time that American auto sport …

How to Lose Weight and Still Eat Man Food | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Justin Fauci of Lean Muscle Project.</i><p>When you hear the word “diet” what’s the first thing that comes to …

Why Rejections Are Good For Job Hunters

I got a call the other day from a colleague of mine, Scott, who I created a resumé for a couple of months ago. He had applied to posted job openings, had a few interviews, but hadn’t landed a job.<p>“Scott, how ya doing?” my voice rang out, always happy to hear from a friend.<p>“Well, I didn’t get the …

Are You A Forgettable Job Candidate? Here's How To Fix That

We were interviewing fifteen or twenty candidates a day at U.S. Robotics during the years of crazy growth. I got good at remembering people through tiny cues — George Smith is the guy who worked on the space shuttle, and Alison Banks is the lady who started her career working in banks and who’s now …

Leadership

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20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips

Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere?<p>Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these …

The Worst Bosses Might Actually Be Good For Your Career

As writers and researchers, we typically focus our attention on companies and people who achieve great things, and lead people to extraordinary results. We love to share stories about how leaders somehow tug out the best and most unexpected results from their people. But, when we began talking …

3 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know To Achieve Lasting Success

An entrepreneur learns by doing, creating, failing, and eventually succeeding. Great entrepreneurs are elite athletes in their chosen field of play. They don’t need CEOs, organizational charts, or superfluous titles to score. They need a good team and a solid coach to break through their own …