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From poverty to CEO of a $47 billion company: How Arnold Donald did it

Arnold Donald loves to gamble, especially when the odds are stacked in his favor.<p>When he was younger, Donald was sent to North Dakota as an up-in-coming agricultural executive. While there, he met men training to be professional card dealers. (North Dakota has many casinos.) They taught him how to …

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The best question to ask in a job interview can tell you more than you think

Asking questions in a job interview is not only a great way to show your enthusiasm, but it can also demonstrate that you're already thinking about the role you plan to play in the company's future.<p>The best way to convey this intention is by asking a two-part question at the end of your</b> …

Five Things You Must Bring To Every Job Interview

Dear Liz,<p>I have a big job interview next week. The recruiter and I had coffee yesterday and talked about the position, and the interview. I want to make sure I have everything I need for the interview. Apart from myself, what do I need to bring with me?<p>Thanks!<p>Yours,<p>Nicole<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>Dear Nicole,<p>…

Employment

9 Resume Must-Haves to Get an In-Person Interview

When it’s time for employers to find their next employee, there are certain must haves they’ll be looking for on a resume. We asked owners of …

Employment

Bad Habits You Need to Kill Immediately to be a Much Better Person This Year

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of Samuel Johnson “The chains of …

10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you're going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you're going to make them …

The Freeman Beauty Infusion Purifying In-Shower Mask Is Like a Super-Affordable at-Home Facial

Ah, shower time. My "me" time when I can just...be. With that being said, I like to make the most out of my time under the stream. And the Freeman Beauty Infusion Purifying In-Shower Mask fits right into that idea. (#selfcare, am I right?)<p>But back to the in-shower mask. First of all, what is it? …

Skin Care

30 Cover Letter Rules You Didn't Even Know You Were Breaking

Let’s state this up front: Cover letters are confusing. Even the name is odd, sounding way more pen-and-paper than it is in actuality. But despite …

The Top 5 Job Interview Questions You Need to Be Ready For

Having a good answer to these questions can dramatically boost your chances of landing the job.<p><i>What are top 10 interview questions that every interviewee should prepare for? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</i> …

Employment

I Review Hundreds Of Cover Letters–Here’s What I Instantly Reject

An experienced hiring manager explains what makes her eyes glaze over and what grabs her attention.<p>I’ve read a lot of cover letters throughout my career. When I was a fellowship program manager, I reviewed them in consideration for more than 60 open positions each year. So I saw it all–the good, …

How to figure out whether you're under-qualified or unqualified for a job

I'm willing to bet that at some point in your life, you passed on applying for a job because you didn't think you were an exact match. I also have a feeling that you've thrown your hat in the ring for a role that you thought you'd be able to learn on the clock, even though the qualifications were …

6 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

“I’m not so excited about this role…but I have to pay my rent.” “So how much vacation time would I get?” “Honestly? I’m quitting because I hate my …

The one question you should always ask at the end of a job interview

The best way to do this as the interviewee is to ask questions. The <i>right</i> questions.<p>Career experts Katharine S. Brooks and Lynn Taylor say that what you ask may vary depending on the industry, company, or job you're applying for, but they agree on one question all job candidates should <i>always</i> ask, no …

9 cover letter mistakes that will annoy any hiring manager

Cover letters can be a pain.<p>You've essentially got to write a new one for every position you apply to. They're less succinct than résumés. And they can turn out fairly badly, if you don't know what you're doing.<p>Still, if you want a shot at the job, you've got to get yours right.<p>Some common errors …

5 Ways to Impress Your Job Interviewer In the First 90 Seconds

You finally snagged an interview for your dream job, so obviously you've studied the company, and you can talk for days about why you’d be a perfect …

Employment

6 Tips for Minding Your Email Manners

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So much business communication takes place electronically that people tend to dash off emails without thinking about them. But even with quick messages, it is important to observe some etiquette rules.<p>Keep these tips in mind as …

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13 terrible conversation starters you should avoid in a job interview

On the one hand, recent research suggests that building rapport with your interviewers before getting into the nitty-gritty details of the job can give you an edge over other candidates.<p>But on the other, it's so easy to flub and start the interview off on an awkward note.<p>"The secret is to have one …

The One Question Missing From Job Interviews

It's often said that employees don't leave bad companies, they leave bad managers.<p>And on the flip side, the teams that accomplish the most are those led by managers who know how to best support and develop their direct reports.<p>Yet it's striking that in job interviews the topic of managing people is …

What's More Important: IQ or EQ?

Emotional Intelligence is becoming the No. 1 sought-after skill in organizations.<p>Most of our educational institutions and organizations around the world are focused on IQ, the raw intelligence that a particular person has (or doesn't). We are taught things like strategy development, business …

Emotional Intelligence

Dress appropriately.

More formal is best. Pick something that you feel good in and that's comfortable. Check for rogue dog hairs, missed buttons, undone zippers or bits of bagel in your teeth.

A business-etiquette expert shares 7 ways you can use body language to show confidence and win respect

Now picture yourself, approaching a co-worker or a prospective client, walking into a board meeting or a party.<p>How do you look? What message do you communicate the moment you walk into a room?<p>What are your eyes, hands and feet saying? What information can people gather about you before you ever say …

Nine Interviews, No Job Offers -- What Am I Doing Wrong?

Dear Liz,<p>I have been job-hunting since April one which is not that bad but I can see a very negative trend. I get job interviews and I feel like they are good and productive interviews. Then I don’t get the job. I’ve interviewed with nine companies since April first. That’s a lot of interviews but …

12 body language tricks to use during a job interview

"Body language can have a big impact on the way you're perceived by others, especially at work," Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer for CareerBuilder, previously told Business Insider.<p>"It can seem silly but there are psychological reasons behind it, so thinking about how you're …

3 Keys to Focusing Your Cover Letter & Resume

I worked with a friend this past week to help aim her cover letter for a phone call or interview. After all, that isthe goal of your resume and cover letter -- TO GET YOU IN THE DOOR.<p>So... how can you increase your chances of getting in the door to meet the people behind the job posting? There is a …

Tips for Resumes that Get Noticed

In a civilian job interview, your goal is to make yourself interesting to the interviewer, to set yourself apart from the competition, and make the …

Employment

How to Write a Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired

While a strong, concise, and error-free résumé can help move your application from a bottomless pit to the top of the stack, it’s a great cover letter that will get you plucked from that stack and in for that coveted interview. Yes, even in today’s digital age, a cover letter—which can also be …

Write a Cover Letter

<i>Your cover letter is often your first interview with a company, the first chance for a hiring agent to get to know you. As much as they require more</i> …

I let an expert tear my horrible cover letter to shreds — here are the mistakes I won't make again

They're long. They're boring. Unlike résumés, you can't just blast them out to multiple companies with minimal editing.<p>I always feel like mine sound super fake, even when I <i>am</i> genuinely excited about the job.<p>But when I was applying for jobs in my senior year of college, I did my best to shake my bad …