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Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

11 Impressive Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

Make sure you stand out when you're asked, "Do you have any questions?"<p>No matter how prepared you are, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to answer a torrent of questions on the spot and sell yourself to a hiring manager — sometimes even a room full of strangers. And when it …

Employment

If you were fired, don’t lie about it in a job interview. Do this instead

Being fired is awkward. Sometimes you deserve it, and sometimes you don’t. Either way, it can be a difficult thing to explain at a future job interview. In fact it’s hard to think of a less tasteful way of selling yourself for gainful employment than admitting that you were forcibly removed from a …

Employment

Not Enough Time in the Day? Ask Yourself These 50 Tough Questions to Find Out Why

Poor time management isn't about a lack of time. It's about how you think about time.<p>Hands down, one of the most common problems faced by entrepreneurs is a "lack of time." Yet, how is it that some people achieve so much more than others when we all share the same 24 hours? It's not because they …

Time Management

This is the Single Dumbest Mistake People Make When Applying for a Job

Finding a job is not like throwing food against a wall and hoping something sticks. Analyze the food, the wall, the throwing angle, the air temperature--the more you know the more something will stick.<p>There's a really easy way to make sure you never attract attention as a job seeker.<p>For most of us, …

Employment

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

From product design to LinkedIn strategies, Google has a lot to teach executives and entrepreneurs.<p>Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you …

Online Life

The one habit that can transform your world forever

<b>What is the one habit that can transform your world forever?</b><p>The habit of tracking.<p>No, I don’t mean stripping down to a loincloth and sniffing animal …

Body Fat

5 Strategies For Starting A Business From Scratch

When starting a business from scratch, it’s important to find the very best tools that will give you the fewest headaches. Below, I will highlight the five strategies that played a crucial role in the development of my company and how I approached each.<p><b>Build A Website</b><p>WordPress is a great platform …

Small Business

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

<i>Are you ready for this big secret?</i> Read.<p><i>— — —</i><p><i>Thanks for taking your time with this post! If you liked this, please hit the —</i><p><b>Just kidding.</b> I have more …

Money

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Entrepreneurship

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How to Improve Your Business English

Chun Hin is a senior manager at a Hong Kong investment bank. Every morning, he listens to Bloomberg radio on his way to work and used to read each issue of the Economist from cover to cover in an effort to continuously improve his English. As a Hong Kong native who grew up speaking Cantonese and …

Negotiating necessities: Powerful tactics to get what you want

Self-Assessment Quiz – True or False:<p>I feel comfortable speaking up at meetings.<br>• I have created a team of people I can go to for help.<br>• I am aware of my …

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little …

Productivity

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Body Fat

Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science

Researchers have found that people who read regularly are better off.<p>Books are good for people on so many levels. They can help you fall asleep, lower your stress through laughter or tears, provide an escape from reality, and offer exposure to perspectives different from your own. Here are three …

6 Startup Mistakes Badass Entrepreneurs Never Make... Twice

As a life-long, serial entrepreneur, I helped create companies which achieved two IPOs and two trade sales totaling nearly $400 million. Two of my ventures subsequently contributed to billion-dollar valuations, following their acquisition by Intuitive Surgical (Computer Motion) and Citrix …

Entrepreneurship

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

Motivation

These 4 Magic Words Can Turn "No" Into "Yes", According to the World's Smartest Salespeople

Your challenge is to keep the conversation going while learning more about the prospect.<p>Many people foolishly believe that selling consists of pitching. Under this way of thinking, if you work hard to create a compelling sales pitch or elevator pitch, you'll get plenty of customers.<p>Maybe that's …

AR and VR Will Fail Without These 3 Changes

AR and VR are poised to change the world -- as long as innovators can overcome these 3 challenges.<p>Augmented and virtual reality technologies have the potential to change the world as we know it, from the future of work to education, city planning, healthcare, and more. They've already made a big …

Augmented Reality

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'Why do you want this job?'

"Why do you want this job?"<p>It's a question you know you'll get in your next job interview, but a standard, scripted response could ruin your chances …

How To Avoid Hiring Toxic Employees

In the early stages of a company, hiring can be a make-or-break decision. Just one wrong hire can ultimately derail the venture.<p>Unfortunately, hiring is extremely complicated and fraught with risk. This is especially the case with founders who may not have much experience with the process.<p>So what …

Employment

Want to Think Like a Leader? Science Says to Do This One Thing

The answer to "What makes a great leader?" can be found in the question.<p>If you want to be a successful leader, research shows there's a winning approach you can take -- and it may not be what you expect.<p>Most people are familiar with the idea of self-affirmations and the power of positive thinking. …

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Why this time management expert says Friday should be the most productive day of your week

The closer it gets to the weekend, the less energized you are to get things done and the more excited you are to bolt for the door — right?<p>According …

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

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Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …