Clare Bhakta

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5 tips to nail your LinkedIn profile like a boss

LinkedIn has been around for a loooong time — since 2002, that is. Facebook was still a mere fantasy of Harvard underclassman Mark Zuckerberg, and …

Social Media

How to “clean up” your social media presence before a job search

Still think hiring managers aren’t checking your Facebook or LinkedIn and searching your name in Google? Now might be a good time to reconsider that …

Social Media

90 Percent of Interviewers Would Disqualify a Job Candidate for This 1 Reason

Not sending a thank you note, however, surprisingly won't lose you any points.<p>With so many job interview how-to guides out there, you'd think we'd all be nailing them by now. A new survey from recruiting solutions company JazzHR, however, shows that candidates still are making employers all over …

The 1 Part of Speech You Should Use `Sparingly' on LinkedIn

Take this advice only if you are "highly" motivated to get ahead.<p>When it comes to writing -- whether it's a novel, a press release, website copy or your LinkedIn profile -- adverbs stink. I'm talking about the 'ly'-ending adverbs like <i>exceedingly</i>, <i>highly</i>, <i>quickly</i>, <i>strategically</i>, <i>truly, unusually</i> and so …

15 Body Language Hacks That’ll Make You Get The Job Of Your Dreams

Being successful is not something everyone can achieve. Not for the lack of trying, of course. Sometimes, it's just the way you walk, talk or behave. …

This Entrepreneur's Online Reputation Was Destroyed. He Used His Experience Fixing It to Form a Multimillion-Dollar Company.

Here's Pete Kistler's story -- and tips for improving your own online presence.<p>Pete Kistler had never Googled himself. It was fall 2009, and the Syracuse University junior was sending out applications for software design jobs to offset about $20,000 in student loan debt. After a couple of weeks, …

Online Life

Not Enough Experience on Your Resume? Rise Above 'Requirements'

Only a unicorn ticks every box of a recruiter's job description. Skills and experience aren't all acquired only at work. You are more than a mere list of your employers and what you did for them. When in doubt, apply anyway.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re looking …

Employment

This 1 Resume Mistake Makes You Look Like a Liar to Hiring Managers

Hiring managers often assume you're a fake if you don't do this.<p>It's been well-documented that hiring managers and recruiters are "skimmers." They spend about six seconds skimming over a resume before they decide to either A) toss it, or B) go back and read a little more. Knowing what should be on …

7 Tips to Networking as an Introvert

Use this guide to make those important connections when you don't love meeting new people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy breaks down seven strategies introverts can use to be more effective when networking -- or …

Networking

How to 24X Your LinkedIn Post Views in a Single Day

If you’re not getting views on your LinkedIn posts, you’re losing business.How do I know that?80% of B2B leads come from LinkedIn.That means if your …

Social Media

I’ve applied for many jobs without getting a single interview. What am I doing wrong?

My guess is you’re making the same mistake most people do: you’re making your resume about you instead of about the reader!<p>Shock is the reaction I …

This 1 LinkedIn Summary Mistake Makes Hiring Managers Stop Reading Your Profile

This section on your LinkedIn profile is where most recruiters decide not to contact you.<p>It's very easy to make mistakes on your LinkedIn profile. These days, you need to consider how each section of your profile is being perceived. The photo, headline, summary, and work history sections must all …

Tutorial and pattern: Plush cat and guinea pig softies

Fluffmonger shares a free pattern and tutorial to make an adorable stuffed cat with a pet guinea pig and includes bonus patterns for making any …

Why Asking This 1 Question Will Get You a Job Much Faster

Finding a new job will be faster and easier when you take this important first step.<p>Hillary spent seven months in 2017 looking for a job. She didn't get any interviews. She was convinced there was something wrong with her. Her career confidence dwindled. I don't blame her for feeling this way. The …

Design Workbook Prepares You For Interviews With Notes From Apple, Google, IDEO

Image provided by Solving Product Design Exercises<p><b>Being a designer,</b> of course, isn’t a theoretical process. It takes thorough real-world practice and …

You Will Have a Blast Burning Calories With This Bollywood Dance Workout

We love dance cardio and are happy to share this Bollywood-inspired workout from the creator of BollyX. This dance-fitness program combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher- and lower-intensity dance sequences to …

How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn

This specific section of your LinkedIn profile unlocks the keywords needed to make sure potential employers and prospective clients can find you on the platform.<p>If you want to get any meaningful value or traction from LinkedIn, it's critical you start with a profile that's already optimized.<p>(In …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

Don't Do These 13 Things on an Interview (Especially if You Want The Job)

Learn from my mistakes.<p>An interview is a lot like a first date.<p>You might be nervous. You might be worried about how you'll be perceived. And you'll definitely be rehearsing what you plan on saying before meeting the other person.<p>The anticipation builds. Excitement increases. And then once you're in …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Employment

The 8 Best Interview Questions You Could Ever Ask

The right questions that can lead to a successful hire<p>I've interviewed a lot of people in my career for all kinds of positions and from many backgrounds. Most people have favorite interview questions to ask and some believe certain questions can quickly reveal what they need to know about a …

200 DIY Storage Ideas for a Neat Home in Every Room

<b>Here are 200 very clever DIY storage ideas for a neat home in every room, because we’re all for saving some money, especially when it gets our</b> …

20 Clever Garage Storage Hacks

DIY Cleaning Tools Holder<p>Save floor space by hanging large items like brooms and mops on the wall. Make this wall-mounted holder from scrap wood and …

15 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

How to build an outdoor pizza oven | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about <b>how to build an outdoor brick pizza oven</b>. If you’ve ever dreamed about backing homemade pizzas in a <b>traditional Italian style</b> …

Home Improvement

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• Simple Diet and Fitness Tips<br>• Healthy Fitness & Nutrition<br>• Fit 4 Kids<br>• Healthy College Snacks<br>• Healthy Workout Routines<br>• Get Fit Fast<br>• Fit After Fifty<p>Related …

Snacks

Organize Your Financial Documents With These 10 Helpful Categories

Can you quickly locate last year’s income tax return? Do you have the contents of your wallet and your account information recorded somewhere in case it is stolen? Can you find your homeowners insurance policy? If you can’t answer ‘yes’ to these three questions – don’t panic – but you may need to …

47 Smart Ways To Hide Mess And Household Eyesores

Every home has lots of eye sores that may spoil the whole look. I’d like to share some super easy and cool life hacks that will help you to cover …