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25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

Google's quick-loading webpages are getting a better name

When you see "AMP" next to a search result on mobile, it means that page will load quickly on your phone -- much faster than a page without the label. "AMP" sounds too cold and technical, though, so Google seems to be thinking of using a name that's much easier to understand: Instant. Twitter user …

Microsoft hits back at Consumer Reports' claims its Surface range is not up to standard

Consumer Reports withdraws its recommendation, but Microsoft denies there’s a problem<p>Back in April, Microsoft was basking in the warm glow of having …

Laptops

13 words you should include on your résumé, according to a panel of experts

We've all read about what not to include in a résumé. After all, one of Glassdoor's most popular articles "21 Words to Never Include In Your résumé" is bookmarked even by our staffers who want to gut-check before making résumé faux pas.<p>However, it's time to talk about what works <i>should</i> be included …

Employment

How an early Facebook employee created a business that brought in 7 figures — and grew it to 8

Often you're starting with an idea that brings in $1, then $1,000, and hopefully up from there.<p>That's why there are lots of articles written about finding a profitable idea. But people rarely talk about growing it because most businesses aren't at the stage of making 6 figures, 7 figures, and …

Business Strategy

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

Startups

5 digital marketing trends that will disrupt your business

The gloves have come off and marketers now are playing for keeps.<p>Right now, it’s the best of times and the worst of times for business marketing.<p>On one hand, there are unprecedented opportunities for reaching potential customers with precisely segmented messages, quantifying the impact of marketing …

9 Ways to Make Your Customers Happy (Infographic)

Happy customers are a core component of a healthy, profitable company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customer satisfaction is vital to keeping your company afloat. Without customers, how would you make any money? Bad customer service can cost a business a lot. Just …

Customer Service

Leaked documents from startup Maple show the brutal economics of food delivery

On average, the restaurant-in-an-app lost money on each meal in 2015.<p>It has been a challenging year for food-delivery startups. SpoonRocket went out of business. Munchery is struggling. DoorDash and Postmates secured new investments at a lower and flat valuation, respectively.<p>Maple, the …

Startups

Making Agile Innovation Work For Both Marketing And IT

The technology, tools, and systems that enable the analysis of marketing data are often the responsibility of the CIO. But many IT teams haven’t dealt with marketing data before. The fact that it’s uniquely messy, diffuse and complex makes it hard for them to develop timely, cost-effective …

Marketing

How to Think About Building Your Legacy

As a leader, leaving a great legacy is arguably the most powerful thing you can do in your career and life because it enables you to have influence well into the future – even after you are out of the picture yourself. It’s key to optimizing your impact on your organization and its people. Legacy …

Management

How to Write Email with Military Precision

In the military, a poorly formatted email may be the difference between mission accomplished and mission failure. During my active duty service, I learned how to structure emails to maximize a mission’s chances for success. Since returning from duty, I have applied these lessons to emails that I …

Military

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

Employment

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explains why he was initially an ineffective leader at his first company

"We grew very quickly, but very chaotically, and I always felt like I was half up water," Hastings said at The New Yorker's TechFest on Friday. "I was not doing a very good job as a manager."<p>The reason, according to Hastings, was a lack of honesty.<p>"I was uncomfortable about being honest with people …

Reed Hastings

9 tricks to appear smart in brainstorming meetings

Sarah Cooper Contributor<p>Sarah Cooper is a writer, comedian and creator of satirical blog TheCooperReview.com. She was previously the design lead for Google Docs and now focuses on writing and speaking on corporate and tech humor. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram.<p><i>The following is an</i> …

Creativity

How to tell someone's lying to you just by watching their face

Detecting high-stakes liars is often the work of the FBI, and they frequently look to facial expressions, body language, and verbal indicators as signals, or "tells," that someone is lying.<p>Mark Bouton, an FBI agent for 30 years and author of "How to Spot Lies Like the FBI," tells Business Insider …

Psychology

Stand up against the stand-up

It’s custom; it’s tradition; it’s dogma; it’s a cargo cult. It is well-intentioned, but all too often, ill-advised. It’s done because it is the thing one does. It wastes your time, shackles your mind, kills your productivity. It is the ritual that so many software developers suffer silently …

Project Management

On Pokemon Go, why so many people are choosing Team Mystic

Pokemon Go players choose teams like consumers choose cellphone plans.<p>Millions of Pokemon Go players are choosing sides in their virtual hunts for …

Pokémon Go

Launch a startup with the Business Core Skills Bundle (89% off)

From tech startups to personal entrepreneurial endeavors, your business plans are reliant on a strong foundation of skills necessary for any company to thrive. The four courses included in the Business Core Skills Bundle will equip you with the knowledge and foundations in financial responsibility …

Why the dot in your Gmail address doesn't matter

Google<p>My <i>Slate</i> email address is will.oremus@slate.com. If you email willoremus@slate.com, your message will bounce. There is no willoremus@slate.com.<p>If there were, though, it’s a good bet that he’d get a lot of messages that were intended for me (poor guy).<p>For just that reason, Google decided to do …

Yahoo Mail

How to achieve a perfect test score with Google's SpeedPage tool

Website loading speed is a priority for the overall user experience, and it’s also one of the hundreds of SEO ranking factors. Truth is, nowadays people don’t have the patience to wait more than five seconds for a page to load. If your website isn’t loading fast enough, you’ll lose potential …

This table teaches you how to play ping pong

For his undergraduate thesis, Thomas Mayer created a projection mapping ping pong table that helps players train and track stats.<p><i>Produced by Jenner Deal</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Jenner

8 things you can do before 8 a.m. to be mentally stronger

If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, Benjamin Franklin is quoted to have said: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."<p>To be sure, when you consciously …

Nutrition

18 Tips to Create Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile (Infographic)

Assistant Editor, Contributed Content<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>These days, it takes more than a resume to stand out in a competitive job market. A profile that grabs attention on professional network site LinkedIn could make a difference.<p>One way to attract …

Infographics

7 tax strategies the rich don't want you to know

Charlie Crowhurst / Stringer / Getty Images<p>You work hard for your money but, unfortunately, Uncle Sam takes a bite out of every paycheck for income and other taxes. And if you’re in the middle class, you probably think that bite is a little bit too big.<p>According to a 2015 Gallup poll, nearly half …

Retirement

If you’re good with Excel, this is the coding language you should tackle first

<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>Francisco Osorio/FlickrWhile New Year's resolutions vary from person to person, there are a few that are exceedingly popular: live …

Sql

Get certification-ready with this PMP training course

Quality instruction is key when working towards a professional upgrade.<p>For aspiring Project Managers, few courses offer a more thorough design for passing industry-recognized exams than the <b>Project Management (PMP) Certification Training</b> offer, available for $29 on TNW Deals.<p>Through 35 hours of …

If you want to get a bigger salary and expand your skill set, now is the time to enroll in these popular online courses

<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>Through the end of this week you can get any course from the site for 80% off its list price by using the code "<b>80OFFMARCH</b>" before you …

Online Education

Google has 6 new analytics apps for marketers

Whether you’re building an app or running an online store, analytics can help you figure out what your users are trying to achieve and how you can serve them better.<p>To that end, Google has launched a new set of enterprise-grade tools to help marketers gain insights about their customers’ journey …