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Three Habits Of The Best Job Candidates I’ve Ever Interviewed

Take it from an experienced recruiter: Making a great impression isn’t rocket science, but it’s easy to get wrong.<p>Tell me if this sounds familiar: You continually make it to the interview stage, and then—crickets. You have the skills to get in the door, but for some reason, you stall out when it …

Career Development

Employers Talk About The Worst Job Interviews They've Ever Conducted.

<i>Just smile, and nod. Be polite, and boring. "What's your greatest weakness?" Sometimes I work too hard. It could all be so simple. But oh no: you had</i> …

10 Ways to Make the Best of Dumb Mistakes

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

Been Let Down Again? 5 Keys To Creating A Culture Of Accountability

It’s an old rule of life that we teach people how to treat us. Yet how often have you held back from calling someone out for failing to follow through on what they said they would do because, well, it was just less awkward to do it yourself. At least in the short term.<p>But here’s the deal: when you …

Leadership

9 Things That Will Kill Your Career

Even good, hard-working people destroy their careers with these innocent mistakes. Make certain it doesn't happen to you.<p>There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually only hear about the more …

Self-improvement

Think Perks Are an Incentive? Your Team Doesn't.

Perks are how you acknowledge and thank employees, not how you motivate them.<p>Earlier this year, we completed research for our book, <i>The Employee Experience: How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, and Drive Results.</i> In writing the book, we looked at why individuals joined, stayed and …

Employee Engagement
Employment

7 Big Mistakes the Best Bosses Never Make

Ex-Google and Apple Exec Kim Scott explains how you can go terribly wrong trying to fulfill employees' potential.<p>Do you think you're a great boss? Probably--most people do. But there are some extremely common mistakes that keep good bosses from being great bosses. There's a good chance you're doing …

Leadership

When Do You Stop Protecting a Superstar?

The Bill O'Reilly case highlights the widespread damage that even a media star can wreak.<p>After a series of sexual harassment allegations, Fox News fired Bill O'Reilly last Wednesday. As a staple of the network for more than 20 years, O’Reilly was Fox’s most popular and lucrative personality.<p>But …

Employment

7 Things You Should Never Include in Your Cover Letter

Writing the perfect cover letter is a job skill unto itself. In just a few paragraphs, you need to capture the reader's attention and expertly sell …

Employment
Leadership

A Guide to Job Hunting As an Introvert

You can do this!<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell's editorial hub. It is by Amma Marfo.</i><p>As a speaker and consultant who spends much of her time interacting with large crowds and meeting new people, it surprises many when they find out I’m an introvert. The term has long been …

Introverts

This Benefit Is Awkward to Talk About at Work. Here's Why You Need to Discuss It

A new study shows employees with infertility quit, are open to new job opportunities, or remain unhappy on the job as a result of feeling unsupported.<p>Katie Lelito always knew she wanted a big family. But after receiving an infertility diagnosis, she could not afford the high cost of in vitro …

The Workplace

Science Knows You Need to Get a Life Outside of Work. This Is How You Do It.

The typical American worker, and probably all entrepreneurs, would get more done if they stopped working so much.<p>If you’re like most employed Americans, the majority of your day -- close to 9 hours -- is spent working. If you're like most entrepreneurs (including myself), add three to four hours to …

Productivity

4 Actions to Immediately Increase Your Confidence

Each of us wants change in our lives. We want to become a highly acclaimed speaker, a best-selling author. We want to move up the ladder at work, or build a business empire. We want to introduce ourselves to an important person or ask for a raise at work.<p>Yet, there's a hitch: While many of us want …

Self-improvement

7 traits of successful people that require no talent at all

Like me, you’ve probably seen the “10 Things That Require Zero Talent” post floating around LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.<p>Being on time, being passionate, and being prepared all make the list.<p>This got me thinking of similar traits that are not only easy to implement, but are absolutely free — …

Leadership

How to set SMART goals

Creating goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based can help employees feel a greater sense of purpose in their work. …

Project Management

Why Life Is Too Short to Work Somewhere You Don't Care About

Edreece Arghandiwal was planning to become a doctor when deaths in his family changed his perspective.<p>On this episode, Entrepreneur Network partner Venturer spotlights founder and CEO of Jurni Inc. Edreece Arghandiwal, who tells his story of weighing traditional Afghan views on work and …

Entrepreneurship

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good …

Body Language

These Six Things Are Likely Holding You Back At Work

Breaking yourself of these habits and beliefs can help set you up for success.<p>When it comes to running your day, it’s easy to get swept up in distractions and tasks that don’t move you forward. The average person loses up to three hours each day due to interruptions from phone calls, email and …

Leadership

Thank-you notes aren't enough anymore — here's the follow-up email that will show hiring managers you're a rockstar

When you send a thank-you email after a job interview, it's helpful to reiterate just how much you want — and would be perfect for — the job.<p>But showing is even better than telling. In other words, <i>show</i> the interviewer you'd knock it out of the park if you got the position, rather than just <i>telling</i> …

Career Development

30 Unconventional Questions That Even the Best Hiring Managers Aren't Asking

To truly unearth job candidate's character, aspirations, and cultural fit look beyond conventional interview questions.<p>When we discuss entrepreneurial success, we talk about the power of failure, the impact of smart time-management, and the importance of networking. But none of this matters if you …

Employment

Here's the question a rejected job candidate emailed after her interview that eventually got her hired for another role

My response to job rejections has always been much the same.<p>I replay the interview in my head until eventually I've figured out why the company rejected me: I wore an ugly outfit. I talked too much. I'm a generally terrible person and no company would ever want me as an employee.<p>It's never occurred …

Employment

If You Want Success, You Have to Go Out and Get It

Stop researching and wondering, and instead take action to get the experience you want.<p>Derek Halpern is the entrepreneur and master marketer behind Social Triggers, a blog and series of products that give psychological reasons behind why people click, buy, subscribe and more. He is also the creator …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Most Important Qualities You Need in Your CTO

Here is why your startup may fail if you hire the wrong CTO. Learn more on what it takes to find the right one.<p>The long road to the success of your …

Product Management

50 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Goals

Actions spring from thoughts -- the right thoughts.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. Maybe you want to change careers. Maybe you want to get fit, or gain a new path, or in some way take your life in a new direction.<p>To do that, sometimes all you need is a little push, a little nudge. A little …

Motivation

There Are 5 Job Characteristics That Make Employees Happy (And 7 That Make Them Want To Quit)

Through his research, Fredrick Herzberg, famous for the Motivation-Hygiene Theory, discovered a dichotomy that would forever redefine job satisfaction.<p>You've heard it a million times, " Millennials are obsessed with making a difference," "They want a trophy for everything," and "They think they …

Leadership

The Problem With Mindfulness That Companies Aren't Addressing

According to a new study, most companies are totally missing the practical applications of mindfulness.<p>Being mindful is a good way to get more out of life. It can be beneficial at work as well.<p>Professional organizations can use mindfulness more thoughtfully to support goals such as change …

Mindfulness

7 Expert-Approved Ways to Write a Better To-Do List

When feeling overwhelmed by the mountain of tasks ahead of you, sit down, take a breath, and write a to-do list. This isn’t just a sneaky form of …

Time Management

Please stop bragging about how busy you are

“Busy” has become a brand. We moan, brag, and compete about how busy we are.<p>Many of us are locked in a state of frantic, racing, cramming, skimming …

Time Management