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

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 stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

How to Be 20 Percent Smarter: Just Rearrange Your Schedule | Inc.com

If you want to get smarter, you could read more, try certain kinds of brain training, or learn study techniques suggested by science (or geniuses). Or, if you're feeling lazy today, you could just rearrange your schedule.<p>That's the surprising and useful assertion of bestselling author Daniel Pink …

Time Management

Behind the science of making a first impression

They say you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, but just how do you do that? Kicking off First Impressions TODAY, a new series, TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones talks to scientists and experts about how to make the most of the split-second you get to establish a connection with new …

Here's How the Highest Achievers Start Their Days Differently Than Everyone Else | Inc.com

How you start your day sets the tone for the rest it. It's why people who consistently achieve the most in life are intentional about when they get out of bed and what they do in their first waking minutes. Here are the morning rituals more than a dozen highly successful people rely on every day.<p>1. …

Time Management

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

To Do: Get to the Things That Are Really Important in Life

Sponsored by<p>Want to get to be better at prioritizing the big stuff? The two-list strategy will help you to turn to-do lists into …

Anti-Self-Improvement Authors Ask: Should We All Stop Trying So Hard? | Inc.com

Are you spending too much time, money, and effort on self-improvement? The answer is probably yes, according to a <i>New Yorker</i> review of three new books that each take the current self-improvement movement to task as doing more harm than good.<p>What could possibly be wrong with making an effort to be …

Self-Acceptance

How a teenage developer from Nigeria learned to code on a Nokia feature phone and ended up at an MIT-backed startup that makes online education more accessible

Seattle’s entrepreneurial DNA: how the city has forged a unique identity for itself | The Drum

The words ‘tech startup’ are most commonly associated with Silicon Valley, but hyper-competitiveness and spiraling costs have led some prospective …

Startups

Lessons From The Most Digitally Advanced Country In The World

Estonia is, perhaps, the most digitally advanced society in the world. This Baltic region country with less than 1.5 million citizens has been occupied frequently through its history, including by the Soviet Union between 1944 and 1991. In the aftermath of independence, particularly progressive …

Blockchain

Advice for First Time Founders, By Y Combinator

We operate a platform called Bookface for YC founders to connect with each other, ask questions, find intros, and share advice. Recently on Bookface …

Why Every College Student Should Intern at a Startup Instead of a Large Corporation

Start-ups are a great opportunity for interns to know the big picture, understand the business and look at the nuances of what the customers deal with<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The internship is an important stepping stone for college …

How This Entrepreneur Found Her Sweet Spot and Scooped Up $30 Million in Sales Last Year

Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has 32 shops across the country, sold millions of scoops of ice cream and is just getting started.<p><i>In this ongoing column,</i> The Digest<i>, Entrepreneur.com News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took</i> …

The 2 Principles That Guided this Startup to $115 Million in Series D Funding That You Can Use As Well | Inc.com

Everything worthwhile takes work and sacrifice.<p>Imagine the sacrifice you have to make to leave your family, work 18-hour days, 6 days a week and then not be able to keep any of your income because you need to send it back home so your children can go to school and your family can eat. That is the …

The Top 16 Apps That Will Guarantee You More Success In 2018

<b>Productivity And Organization</b><p>Evernote (free)<p>Evernote is perfect for any kind of note or memo taker. Evernote can not only take notes but also voice memos. The unique feature of this app is its ability to organize notes into what they call “notebooks” for better sorting and finding. The app can also …

Apps

3 Ways To Be A Strategist, Not A Tactician

“You need to be more strategic.” Many aspiring leaders have heard this type of feedback during a performance review or after giving a presentation. But what does it really mean? And how do you make the shift from being tactical to thinking and acting more strategic? Ever wondered if it’s even …

Leadership

What workers around the world do for lunch

What does a lunch break look like around the world? We asked people from across the globe how they take their midday meal.<p>There’s a lot to learn about a country’s work culture from how people take their lunch. But what does a lunch break look like around the world? We asked people from across the …

When an Email Exchange Turns Ugly

It was Monday morning, and Lee opened his inbox to find an email from his manager: “Lee, I’ve decided to have Carlos present to the governing board, instead of you. I’m sure you’re good with this.”<p>Lee had spent the entire weekend preparing for the presentation. Not only did he know the numbers …

We Studied 100 Mentor-Mentee Matches — Here’s What Makes Mentorship Work

When First Round launched its Mentorship Program in 2016, we didn’t know what to expect. We’d heard from a number of people in our community that …

The Best Online Discounts You Can Get Anytime

Bookmark this page for the best deals on first-time purchases.<p>Most stores and brands offer a small discount (usually 10% off) the first time you visit its website or sign up for its newsletter. But some retailers — especially smaller brands — offer bigger discounts that are actually worth the …

Start Small, Start Now: Daily Ways to Build Resilience | Heleo

“Most people define resilience as recovering from a hurricane or a divorce, a big thing. If you define it as small, you can improve.”<p><b>Amy Cuddy</b> is a …

33 Movies to Watch When Your Brain Is Completely Fried

There's a certain level of tiredness that overcomes all of us in the hours between coming home from work and going to bed. You're beat, sure, but not <i>quite</i> ready to pass out. This...

The 50 Best New Travel Apps

Choosing the right app can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there. So we’ve combed through dozens of the latest travel …