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How Do I Start My Stealth Job Search?

Dear Liz,<p>I am a big reader of your columns and I share them with everyone. I think you have your finger on the pulse of work today. I’ve been at my job for seven years and at least two of those years have been a complete waste of time. The company grew fast and then tapered off and now it’s ‘Cut …

5 Self-Sabotaging Behaviors That Keep You Stuck In Career Pain

Back when I was in my corporate marketing career, the same negative things kept happening to me, wherever I’d go. Toxic bosses, backstabbing colleagues, lack-luster work, chronic illness and exhaustion, and the nagging feeling that I couldn’t use my talents and skills in ways I wanted, were just a …

Self-help

13 Things You Need to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Great

Convey your passion for something. And not just your passion for solving hard problems.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What makes a LinkedIn profile great?</i><p><i>Answer by Aaron Clayton-Dunn, entrepreneur and musician, on Quora:</i><p>I work at a startup, and we're building out our engineering staff. …

Employment

What Entrepreneurs Should Note About the Kraft-Heinz Merger | Inc.com

What can entrepreneurs take away from two giants in the industry coming together?<p><b>Size Matters</b>: The recent Kraft-Heinz merger will create the third-largest food and beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of iconic brands, eight of which are worth more than $1 billion, and five brands …

Kraft Heinz

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

Savvy hiring managers have honed their ability to ask the fewest questions yielding the greatest depth of information.<p>One way they do this is by …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even …

Small Business

Marketing Careers: 5 sites to develop and enhance your skills with free online courses

As marketing evolves into a more digital field, the skills needed to succeed are evolving as well. Read on to learn about five sites that offer free …

7 Observations By An Out-Of-Work Leader

The times they are a-changin’. And change is always difficult. It happens to all of us. Some of us embrace it, others fight it. In the end we all learn from it.<p>I am living through a big personal and professional change at the moment and I am learning quite a bit.<p>Back in October, as my organization …

An Introvert's Guide To Small Talk: Eight Painless Tips

Introverts tend to dread small talk. They worry that it will be boring, awkward, or that they’ll run out of things to say.<p>But in today’s world, small talk is difficult to avoid. Cocktail parties, networking events, and even the line for coffee at work may require a brief exchange of …

Learn How To Transform Your Fear Into Confidence

Fear can prevent us from achieving great heights of success by distorting reality or being grounded in false beliefs. Stepping up and taking action allows us to move through those fears. However, taking action itself can foster fear by pushing us outside our comfort zone. But that’s okay because …

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.

How Content Marketers Can Tell Better, More Strategic Stories

As a marketer, are you a good storyteller? Do you have a content marketing strategy that guides your storytelling?Maybe you already know how to build …

Run and be happy

3 Types of Thought Leadership: Creating the Perfect Mix of Content for Your Brand [Infographic] | LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog

Thought leadership is how more of today’s brands get noticed and yield influence, but there’s no one recipe for success. Only by finding the right …

A Beginner’s Intro to LinkedIn for Businesses | Inc.com

With nearly 350 million LinkedIn users--and two new members joining every second--it's no wonder businesses are flocking towards this rapidly growing social networking site with such enthusiasm and interest. In fact, LinkedIn's reported total user goal is three billion. Unless you want to miss out …

Marketing

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Network

Some people line up lunches and coffee dates because they’re in search of a job, venture funding, or clients for their company. But if that’s the reason you’re having a networking meeting, you — and your invitee — aren’t likely to get much satisfaction. As Harvard Business School professor …

Harvard Business School

How to Properly Use Visual Storytelling in Content Marketing

The rise in popularity of social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, Twitter, and Vine paved way to visual …

50 Inspiring Quotes on How to Start a Company From Scratch

What does it really take to start a company from nothing? These experts share their insight.<p>One of the most exciting times in the life of any business is in the early days. You scrape together enough cash to pay a few employees, fund the operation on your own, and push hard to make it a viable …

Entrepreneurship

8 Behaviors to Avoid to Keep You Motivated

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Employment

7 Qualities of an Exceptional Boss

Want to be an excellent manager of people? Emulate these admirable traits.<p>Being a good boss--someone who motivates team members to do their best work--involves behaviors that don't come naturally for everyone. Take it from Lynn LeBlanc, co-founder and CEO of HotLink, a Santa Clara, California-based …

Leadership

How Strategy and Psychology Work Together to Perfect Pricing (well, almost)

<i>Evergreen</i> <i>is a weekly collection of links to the best learning resources in business, collected by a group of managers, founders, and investors. We</i> …

Harvard Business School

20 Things Your Boss Will Love To Hear and Why

Looking to make a good impression with a new boss or improve your relationship with your current manager? Try adding a few of these powerful phrases …

The Rotten Side of Apple’s Founder

Director Alex Gibney is not one to shy away from controversy. From his award-winning documentary on corporate greed <i>Enron: The Smartest Guys in the</i> …

Biographies

How To Change Your Thoughts To Build The Life You Want

No matter who you are or what your background is, one thing is certain: you want to build a great life for yourself.<p>I use the word "build" here …

Before You Create Your Product, Create Your Value Proposition: A Formula For Success

Because that is how long it usually takes startup founders to create a great success in a company that they start. If you don’t think that you’d like …

6 Obstacles Keeping You From Pursuing Your Passion (and How to Overcome Them)

You have something to say — a story to tell, emotions to stir, imaginations to captivate. But there are obstacles that stand in the way of your …

Motivation

7 Steps to a 'Good-to-Great' Content Marketing Strategy

14 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p><i>Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t</i> is a Jim Collins classic that shares an eye-opening study on how top companies managed to manifest great results and maintain them for more than a decade.<p>After the study was …

Marketing

How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types

Great leaders think strategically.<p>They can understand and appreciate the current state as well as see possibilities. When dealing with today’s issues, they operate from a broad, long-term perspective rather than focusing only on short-term implications. And they can gather information and make …

The Only Interview Question That Matters

This single question provides the depth and breadth of insight needed to reach a fast, unanimous Hire/Don't Hire decision.<p>Last week, LinkedIn announced to the world that I've been in the recruiting industry for 36 years. During that time, I've written a number of books about talent challenges and …

Employment

Tweets on the Ground: Optimizing Twitter for Personal Branding

<b>Successful personal branding and job search requires both social media and physical networking. This blog post offers strategic suggestions for the</b> …

Social Media