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14 CEOs on the Most Valuable Job Skill Right Now

Advice for standing out at your current gig or getting a new one<p>There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self …

Leadership

5 Job Interview Tips to Impress Startup Founders

Needless to say, interviewing with a startup founder, whether it’s the final of many interviews or only the initial one, can be a ridiculously …

Employment

5 EdTech Startups in San Francisco to Learn More About

And we know that America's public education system needs improvement. Parents worry about the quality of education that their children are getting, …

Education Technology

These Are The Worst Answers To The Most Common Job Interview Questions

We asked recruiters and hiring managers what answers make them cringe. Take note.<p>There’s no way around it–job interviews are nerve-racking. Hiring managers know this, and are generally forgiving of a fumble or two. But sometimes, they get answers that go beyond a mere slip of the tongue. Whether …

Employment

One Behavior Separates The Successful From The Average

A certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told …

Farming

The Most Important Traits & Skills To Look For When Hiring a Customer Success Manager

Congratulations, you’re ready to hire a Customer Success Manager (CSM)! Many industry experts say it is never too soon to hire for customer …

Product Management

Top 20 SF Bay Area Startups Hiring for Non Technical Jobs in 2017

1. Slack -- Gifs > Emails<p><i>Photo Source: seeklogo.net</i><p><b>Claim to Fame:</b> Waking up to 20 new work emails is fun and all, but waking up to 20 weird dog memes …

Startups

How to Bounce Back After Life's Worst Hardships (and Come Out Even Stronger)

Everything happens for a reason. The good news? You can break through and become an even stronger person.<p>"Falling down" doesn't have to wreck you. In fact, it can be the best thing that ever happened...if you let it.<p>If you've ever "gotten off track," "fallen down," or just simply completely "blown …

afterlife

11 Strategies to Develop an Unshakeable Belief in Yourself

Success requires that you believe in yourself 110 percent, 25 hours of every day. For some, this belief comes naturally. For others, it must be …

Success

High Performance Starts With Employee Engagement, But You Need More Than That

It's great to have everyone pulling in the same direction, but what if it's the wrong direction?<p>I write a lot of articles about employee engagement. Why it's important, what the benefits can be and how many companies can do much better given that on average only one in three employees are …

Employee Engagement

What I Learned Writing 3,000 Words Every Single Day For 4 Years

A lot. I learned a lot.<p>I am a professional writer.<p>Well, I am <i>now</i>. 4 years ago, I was a college graduate with no portfolio and a degree in creative writing. I was working as an entry-level copywriter at an advertising agency. I was living in a tiny studio apartment with no air conditioning on the …

World of Warcraft

6 tips for retaining millennial employees

Photo: Michael Yarish/ CBS via Getty Images.<p>Millennials are notorious job hoppers.<p>According to the 2016 Deloitte’s Millennial Survey, the average …

More Than 80% of Employers Think You're Better Suited for a Job If You've Been Traveling

Time to use those vacation days!<p>Taking time out of work to travel can be seen as a risk. While everyone else is climbing up the career ladder, you …

Teens

3 Must-Haves for Making a Career Change

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Employers, Your Employees’ Lack Of Productivity Might Be All On You

Workers aren’t always to blame for distractions.<p>Think back to the last time you encountered a difficult challenge at work–one of those problems that requires hard, long thought and perhaps some focused drudgery to break through. What did you do?<br>If you work in the knowledge economy, chances are you …

Time Management

5 Practices To Make You A Greater Leader And Manager

What are five practices you should have as a great manager?<p>The differences between being a great manager and being a great leader may not seem vast at first glance. There is, however, a delicate balance at play between the two, and in order to become greater at both you have to understand their …

Signs You Need To Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Sign number 11<p>Personal development is obsessed with motivation. Internet gurus are full of tips on how to get it, how to keep it, and how to use it …

Self-improvement

Eliminate Workweek Stress By Doing These 13 Things Immediately

Small steps that will make huge changes in less than a day.<p>Stress is an inevitable part of life (especially do-it-all, go-for-the-goal entrepreneurs), but let's be honest: Life doesn't always have to be as chaotic as it seems. There are things that many of us do to amplify those toxic, overwhelming …

Productivity

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

1. Stop consuming caffeine<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent …

Happiness

Only People Who Have Made This Daring Career Decision Will Understand These 4 Common Reactions

Managing change despite the reaction from others is key to achieving breakthrough success.<p>Sometimes there comes a moment in life when you realize that it's time for a change. Maybe you're burning out. Maybe you hate where you work. Maybe you're not as productive or successful or innovative as you …

Self-improvement

7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

Help them. Coach them. Thank them.<p>Guest Writer<p>Encouragement is not praise. Done well, encouragement can lead to success for an employee -- at which time praise is appropriate. You see, encouragement is the act of providing positive feedback that focuses specifically on effort and/or improvement, …

Leadership

The Telecommuter’s Dilemma

Why working from home isn’t for everyone<p>In 1995, upon taking over <b>Fortune Magazine</b>, which was then badly in need of an overhaul, the great editor <b>John</b> …

Silicon Valley

Here’s What To Say When The Interviewer Asks, “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

No need to feel stuck.<p>Your job hunt’s moving along, and to prepare for your upcoming meeting with the hiring manager, you’re practicing your answers to all of the most common interview questions.<p>But, there’s one that you’re feeling a little stuck on–what are you going to say when the tables turn …

Employment

There Are 4 Things That Make People Want to Work for You (and 5 That Don't)

The recruiting process is a two-way street. Organizations that win the war on talent build recruiting processes with candidates in mind.<p>The pendulum has swung and the market has shifted. Candidates now drive the war on talent and are redefining the best recruiting practices. One of the by-products …

Employment

How to Be a Lot Happier in Your Career--and Personal Life

Today's technology-centric, gig-economized, always-on environment has changed the rules for work-life balance. Here's how to reclaim your control.<p>Today's business environment presents a gold-mine of money-making opportunities. Research from the Pew Research Center on the gig economy/sharing economy …

Time Management

9 of the most mind-expanding TED talks of 2017

This year's TED conference produced dozens of exciting talks, touching on topics such as education, transportation, poverty, and artificial intelligence.<p>Not everyone could afford the $10,000 ticket, however, so thankfully many of the talks have finally been made available for public viewing …

TED Talks

A Seattle Startup, Beta Hatch, Thinks Growing Bugs For Animal Feed Is A Billion-Dollar Opportunity

Virginia Emery is building a business on bugs. After earning a Ph.D. in entomology from U.C. Berkeley, she spent a year as a research scientist at a pest control company, trying to curb the Dengue mosquito, before founding Seattle-based Beta Hatch in 2015. The startup farms meal worms, which grow …

Why Your Humanities Major Matters

<b>Here are some capabilities you’ve picked up along the way that you shouldn’t take for granted—or let anyone forget:</b><p>Top-Notch Writing Ability<p>Employers …

Humanities

5 Things to Expect at a Startup

What exactly will it mean to work at a new uncharted business? Before you fire off your resume, you should know a little bit about what you’re …

Startups

The Rise of the Startup Industry in New York

Let’s follow the money. New York is ranked second in the amount of invested venture capital. Silicon Valley, as you probably expected, is the …

Startups