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Udacity and Google launch free career courses for interview prep, resume writing and more

Udacity today announced a new partnership with Google that will make a number of career courses freely available to recent graduates and mid-career professionals. The free career courses, which mark a first for Udacity, will focus on helping employees improve their chances of getting a job, no …

Employment

MAP: The countries most at risk from the surging US dollar

Ukraine, Argentina, Turkey and Brazil are the nations most vulnerable to a credit event from the continuing appreciation in the US dollar, according to ratings agency Fitch.<p>Ukraine is in the most peril, Fitch says, with its sovereign, bank, and corporate debt all carrying "high" vulnerability to …

HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers

Publication Date: <b>April 03, 2018</b><p>Don't let a fear of numbers hold you back. Today's business environment brings with it an onslaught of data. Now more than ever, managers must know how to tease insight from data--to understand where the numbers come from, make sense of them, and use them to inform …

How to use Excel formulas to compare multi-column lists

Duplicates in the same column are easy to find by sorting, filtering, and using conditional formatting. When none of those are an option, try this …

Which Leading Artificial Intelligence Course Should You Take and What Should You Do After?

I graduated from Udacity’s Deep Learning Nanodegree (DLND) late last year and Andrew Ng’s deeplearning.ai specialization wrapped up for me in …

Want to be More Successful? Go to Bed.

And don't think you can 'make up' those missed hours of shut-eye on the weekend.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're in the process of scaling one of our businesses. If you have ever been involved in a scale, you know that it takes everything you can give.<p>To complicate …

Here's what an effective LinkedIn profile looks like in 2018

Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you're doing it wrong.<p>Nearly every industry uses LinkedIn to find and vet job candidates, and over 90% of recruiters rely on the site, according to data from the Society of Human Resource Management. So your …

A Simple Introduction to ANOVA (with applications in Excel)

Introduction<p>Buying a new product or testing a new technique but not sure how it stacks up against the alternatives? It’s an all too familiar …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

8 apps that can help you wow your boss, manage your time, and get that promotion

If you're <i>not</i> looking forward to trying to participate in Sober January or having your performance review in January, how about making some mini career-changing resolutions for next year instead? And how about if I make that incredibly easy by providing you with some app suggestions that take a lot …

Apps

What to do before selling or donating your phone

Selling or giving away your phone this season? Prep your device properly with this handy game plan.<p>Before you retire your trusty old phone in favor of something shiny and new, think twice about tossing it away blindly. In addition to all the precious digital content and media your phone …

Android Phones

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

The One Thing All Leaders Struggle With (And Need The Most)

What’s the one trait most leaders need to succeed, but few prioritize?<p>Leadership is often associated with certain words: ‘strength’, ‘vision’, and ‘power’, to name a few. These days, leadership has evolved beyond these archaic associations, as successful startups and entrepreneurs revolutionize …

Entrepreneurship

4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow in a Seasonal Business

Large swings in revenue leaves you open to mismanagement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From tourism to weather to the holiday shopping season, many small businesses encounter some degree of seasonality within their business. In fact, according to a recent Wells …

11 questions you can ask in an interview that make recruiters want to hire you

Successful interviews aren't just about having the right answers. They are about asking the right questions. As an interviewer, being asked good questions keeps me energized, engaged and interested in the person I am meeting. When I hear a question, I think about my answer and I also anticipate …

I went to a 'sugar baby summit' and learned 'sugar daddies' give tuition, gifts, investments, or cash — but they say it's about much more than the money

The student debt crisis in the US has gotten so bad, there's a growing group of young women — and some men — who are taking an unconventional approach to paying for college.<p>Through dating websites like SeekingArrangement.com, Sugar Babies, as they're called, partner up with wealthy, often older, …

Cheat sheet: How to become a data scientist

If you are interested in pursuing a career in data science, this primer is a good reference for information about salary, hottest job markets, …

Big Data

Five Brilliant Hidden Jokes You Probably Missed In 'Thor: Ragnarok'

<i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> is tearing up the box office this weekend, revitalizing what was kind of the black sheep movie franchise of the MCU by allowing the brilliant Taika Waititi to run wild as director. The end result is probably the single funniest Marvel movie ever made, passing up even <i>The Avengers,</i> …

Marvel Universe

Apple's head of diversity apologised for comments she made at a conference

"There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men in a room and they're going to be diverse too because they're going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation," Young Smith said on-stage at the One Young World Summit, held in Bogotá, Colombia.<p>"Diversity is the human …

The Top 5 Skills Every College Student Needs To Acquire Before Graduation | Inc.com

A college education is expensive, a huge investment of time and effort, and sometimes, not the right path. In fact, one Harvard expert has reported that for every 100 young people who start college, only 25 get degrees and good jobs. About 45 drop out, and 30 graduate but end up under- or …

Employment

Betterment vs Wealthfront: How 2 of the most popular robo-advisors stack up

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock/Betterment/Wealthfront<p>Investing is essential for your financial future, but it can be intimidating. All the terms, …

Here are 100 PowerPoint shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Well, get ready to be even fancier (and more productive) because we've curated 100 of the best PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

9 things you should always include on your résumé

Six seconds. That's the amount of time you have to impress a recruiter with your résumé.<p>In some cases, whoever's reading your CV might be <i>looking</i> for a reason to toss it in the "No" pile.<p>You need to sweat the small stuff. That means making certain that your résumé includes these nine basic</b> …

Watching this YouTube channel makes you smarter everyday

Everyone knows how to search YouTube, but there are tons of great channels on the site made by interesting people I think you should know about.<p>Recently, I've been sharing some awesome channels on YouTube you may not know about. I've talked about Ten Second Songs, as well as Coline Furze, You Suck …

Internet

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning

Think Strategically About Your Career Development

In a world where the average employee sends and receives 122 emails per day and attends an average of 62 meetings per month, your boss or HR leadership simply doesn’t have the time or bandwidth to properly think through how best to deploy your talents moving forward. Instead, we have to take …

Microsoft is finally bringing desktop apps to the Windows Store

Microsoft's Windows Store originally launched alongside Windows 8 nearly four years ago. Instead of listing existing desktop apps and useful Windows tools, the Windows Store has always been used as a way to push Microsoft's new universal apps. Microsoft is finally changing the way the Windows Store …

China rolls out its massive elevated 'straddling bus'

Several months after its design was unveiled to the public, China's massive elevated bus concept is now real.<p>The 4.8-meter-high (15.75-foot) electric …

BERNANKE: Here are some of the exotic tools the Fed could use if we see another slowdown

Given that the historically low level of short-term interest rates is likely to limit the scope for conventional rate cuts, how would the Federal Reserve respond?<p>As I discussed in my previous post, some tools remain in the monetary toolbox, including taking the short-term interest rate to zero, …

Federal Reserve

7 Cool Gadgets That Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter

Buy these smart gadgets for your android phone and make your android phone smarter. In this post, we make a list of some cool gadgets that works with …