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How To Answer The Question 'Why Should We Hire You?'

If you’re job-hunting these days you’d better think about your answer to the question “Why should we hire you for this job?” because it is one of the staples of the traditional interview script.<p>I hate the question, because it commands a job-seeker to dance and prance for the king’s pleasure. It’s a …

Employment

A Major Enemy Of Success: Entropy

You are sitting in a conference room somewhere in the Middle East. Outside, the temperature is a mind-melting 42 C. Inside, you have justed turned it up to a comfortable 21. Then the air conditioning goes off, and the temperature in the room begins to converge on the temperature outside. You have …

Customer Service

How One Millennial Paid Down $90k Grad School Debt In A Year

Joe Mihalic was excited for his MBA program. A former manager in a tech factory in Austin, Texas, Mihalic was “jacked” to be attending Harvard Business School, despite the nearly six figures of student loans that he needed to take out for the privilege.<p>Although he didn’t factor in the opportunity …

College & University

Leadership Lessons From Humans Of New York

If leadership is about influencing others toward a mission that matters to you, Brandon Stanton, 31, is a giant leader influencing over 15 million people every day. He is the founder of photoblog Humans of New York (HONY). Started in 2010, the photoblog has over 15 million followers on Facebook. …

Leadership

7 Greatest Wealth Lessons Picked By An Entrepreneur Who Finally 'Made It'

When Roberto Monaco left Tony Robbins’ company to start his own business, he struggled. For 6 years he had worked as a Peak Performance Strategist and speaker for Anthony Robbins Companies. He gave over 3,000 talks–a good number of them in Portuguese, his native tongue– and was extremely …

Entrepreneurship

Headed For Burnout? 7 Strategies To Thrive Under Pressure

Feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Continually exhausted but unable to sleep well? Chances are you may be on the brink of burning out.<p>Not good.<p>Numerous studies show that job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated progressively over the past few …

Sleep

5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss (And Your Next Boss)

As offices across the country close out a week marked by celebrations of “Boss’s Day,” now is a great time to consider your relationship with your current boss–could it be improved, or maximized in some way?–or what kind of notes you might want to strike with your next one.<p>“The most important …

Relationships

Nine Simple Tips for Improving Your Table Manners at Fancy Restaurants

Whether you’re dining out at a nice restaurant, enjoying a wedding reception, or trying to look your best at a work event, proper etiquette is …

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Self-improvement

28 Unforgettable Lessons These Top Executives Learned From Their Fathers | Inc.com

There's no question fathers are powerful role models and teachers. I've spent my life watching my father show an authentic interest in other people who appreciate his curiosity and the time and attention he gives them. As a result, my dad is universally liked and admired. It's a lesson I've taken …

Motivation

How to Work with a Rude and Dismissive Colleague | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues-everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>Here's a roundup of answers to five questions from readers.<p><b>1. My coworker is rude and</b> …

The Workplace

11 Beneficial Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People | Inc.com

Emotions. They're complicated.<p>On one hand, they're a natural and vital part of our lives. They motivate us, regulate us, empower us. But they can also limit us greatly--if we don't understand the effect they have on us and others.<p>So how do we improve our emotional intelligence, that ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask | Inc.com

We talk a lot about questions hiring managers and recruiters should ask, but we never talk about the questions that the job candidates actually <i>want</i> to be asked. If you want to find the best people for your open positions, try some of these questions:<p><b>"What makes you angry?"</b> It made me think about …

Employment

Forget Baby Steps. If You Want to Change Your Habits, You Need to Go Extreme

New science suggests that the usual approach to changing your habits might not be best after all.<p>If you want to break a bad habit or institute a new one and you start Googling around for advice, you'll soon come across one of many experts offering this conventional wisdom -- start with baby …

Why Saying 'Yes' to Everything Is Keeping You From Success | Inc.com

Many businesses get into trouble because of their visionary leaders' inability to get out of their own way. It's as if they can't help themselves. After their initial success, the visionary leader becomes a liability to the greater growth of the business. They seem compelled to meddle, interfere, …

Leadership

17 Rules of Email Etiquette You Need to Know

Keep these things in mind before you send another message.<p>US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails.<p>Despite the fact that we're glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals still don't know how to use …

5 Design Personalities You Need to Level Your Team

Why you need a Pharrell Williams, Martha Stewart, Madonna, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs on your team<p>Every person you encounter throughout your day, every personality type, has blinders, shadow behaviors, gaps in their capabilities. Call it what you will, these exist in everyone. The design world is …

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Confident, Charismatic Speaker | Inc.com

<i>How can one control their nerves during public speaking or test taking? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Barbara Oakley, who went from being unable to speak publicly to teaching millions</b> …

Public Speaking

3 Ways to Turn an Introduction Into a Job at Your Dream Company | Inc.com

This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.<p>Asking for an introduction to your hiring manager is a great (and highly recommended) way to get a foot in the door. However, early on in my career, I used to think that once I got an …

Employment

3 Reasons Why Waiting to Pursue Your Dreams Is a Mistake | Inc.com

I get my travel bug from my mom. She began international travel after I became an adult, which inspired me to see the world starting as a broke grad student. We used to talk about, and still talk about, people who say they will travel when they retire. Unfortunately, you don't know if you'll be …

Motivation

10 Morning Habits of Mentally Strong People

How you start your day determines how tough you really are.<p>You don't need to act physically tough to appear mentally strong.<p>A mindset that is mentally strong understands the importance of consistency and following a pattern to attain those goals that will mark them for success.<p>Our mornings are …

Self-help

This One Productivity Secret Is the Key to Working Smarter

<i>What daily habits can someone adopt to lead a more productive life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Duhigg, Staff Writer, New York Times and Author of, Smarter Faster Better, on</b> …

5 Signs You Worry Too Much (And How To Stop)

For many of us, low-grade stress and worry rule the day. According to new research from Liberty Mutual Insurance, 38% of us worry daily. Worry and its sidekick emotion, anger, feed our stress response to create an axis of trouble in our lives. They erode our ability to function well at home and at …

Self-help

Japanese Photographer Documents The Many Faces of Tokyo’s Stray Cats (10+ Pics)

With his pictures, Japanese photographer Masayuki Oki captures the individual personalities of the many otherwise anonymous stray cats that live in …

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …