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Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

Win Over Executives by Proving Customers Support Your Idea

Despite how much has been written about corporate innovation, it still presents a big challenge. On one hand, senior executives encourage employees to develop new products and services. On the other, they don’t want to throw money at concepts with limited market potential. So how can internal …

Ace the Assessment

Ryan Chapman<p>If you thought your test-taking days ended when you left school, think again. Recent research shows that about 76% of organizations with more than 100 employees rely on assessment tools such as aptitude and personality tests for external hiring. That figure is expected to climb to 88% …

What is a Brand Bible and Why You Should Have One.

Branding is Important<p>Branding is for everyone. It doesn’t matter the size of your business, you are a brand as well. In fact, you are already …

The venture capital firms that are best at spotting unicorns

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Last month, Quartz went hunting for the biggest “unicorn makers” in the venture capital world. By analyzing data from research firm Pitchbook, the goal was to find out which firms participated in rounds that directly pushed a startup’s valuation to $1 billion or …

Ten Critical Tips For Dividend Growth Investors

Ten Critical Tips For Dividend Growth Investors by Sure Dividend<p>Get The Full Series in PDF<p>Get the entire 10-part series on Charlie Munger in PDF. …

11 secret features hidden in your Mac

But there's hope!<p>We've put together some great tips and tricks that can show you how to save time using your Mac, from taking advantage of its hidden calculator to discovering the tiny but useful icon that has been right in front of your face the entire time.

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When, How and Where to Promote Your Content on Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. I can’t do that. But sometimes I feel just as skilled when I can manage the multiple arms of content marketing.<p>The process requires so much: coming up …

Prioritize Your Life Before Your Manager Does It for You

In their several years of working together, Jin-Yung had never really negotiated with her manager. She would simply say yes even if it threw her life into temporary turmoil, as it often did. She had given unknowable hours to executing every request and task, diligently delivering them in neat and …

A Better Way to Map Brand Strategy

Marketers have always had to juggle two seemingly contradictory goals: making their brands distinctive and making them central in their category. Central brands, such as Coca-Cola in soft drinks and McDonald’s in fast food, are those that are most representative of their type. They’re the first …

Traveling the World Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>After college, I took an unconventional career path. No two-year contract with a bank or consulting firm, no paralegal work, not even a stint on my parents’ couch. I took a contract to teach English in China for a month and decided I’d figure out the rest along the way.<p>Over …

The 10 most purchased brands in the world

The study analyzes 11,000 brands in 35 countries and ranks them based on Consumer Reach Points, a metric based on how many households around the world are buying a brand and how often.<p>Kantar Worldpanel also provides data on the most bought brand in each of the countries it looks at. Some you may …

I'm Looking For A Marketing Person

I was just checking out this really cool social media marketing application the other day. It’s called Socedo. Ever hear of it? It’s a lead management tool for Twitter – you enter search terms and it’ll return to you prospects. Then you can create automated workflow to build engagement with those …

6 Ways to Enhance Your Mindset So You Can Take on Life's Challenges

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most rewarding things that I have ever done was create a daily mindset enhancement program for myself. This program has one goal and one goal only: to constantly feed my mind with uplifting and positive material that will help …

Why Coca-Cola wants to fund the next billion-dollar startup

But making the soda is only part of the story. Getting the fizzy stuff into stores and restaurants all over the globe requires a massive supply chain of shipment, bottling, stocking, and staffing — not to mention sales and marketing.<p>Each of those are giant, sometimes independent, businesses related …

Science explains how time spent outdoors colors your view of #thedress

It set social media on fire. It divided friends and co-workers. It was a cellphone picture of a sequined dress, and now it has become a bonafide subject of scientific inquiry.<p>Three studies published this week in the journal Current Biology set out to understand how a single image can be interpreted …

CEO succession starts with developing your leaders

Focusing on future priorities and debiasing decisions help, too.<p><b>Two-thirds of US public</b> and private companies still admit that they have no formal …

What Tesla and Apple Both Know About Entering New Markets

Electric car maker Tesla recently seized headlines when it announced plans to enter the market for battery-based, power-backup systems for homes, businesses, and utilities. To the extent that enthusiasm about Tesla’s entry into the market is warranted — and I argue that it is — it is not because of …

Burnout alert: Singapore’s five most stressful jobs revealed

Lawyers fresh out of university top the list.<p>Achieving work-life balance is an elusive dream for many Singaporean workers. A recent survey by the …

Work-life Balance

Five Ways To Make Failure Your Best Competitive Advantage

A few weeks ago I wrote about Why Failure Is The Best Competitive Advantage. We have long been taught to avoid and run from failure but a big part of the future of work is embracing failure because ultimately this is what leads to innovation. The benefits of doing so: increases innovation, improves …

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A NASA probe is orbiting a dwarf planet for the first time ever

Dawn's journey began in 2007, when the fridge-sized probe was launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket. The spacecraft is equipped with cameras, infrared spectrometers, and both gamma ray and neutron detectors — all of which have been used to study Vesta in 2011 and 2012, and will now be …

3 Business Benefits of Social Media Engagement

Photo credit: Randy Barnes<p>The debate over the importance of social media engagement continues.<p>Measuring engagement is among the most controversial …

Creating Loyal Customers and a Successful Business with Social Media – Warby Parker

Just five years ago, would anyone have believed that it would be possible — and smart! — to buy something as personal and vital to your everyday …

Bringing out the best in people

Providing good service has never been easy. Meeting rising customer expectations requires companies focus on building the capabilities their people …

Strategic choices for banks in the digital age

Consumers around the world are quickly adopting digital banking. Incumbents only have a short period to adjust to this new reality or risk becoming …

How to Ignite Brand Personality into your Social

Social media is full of noise. This is not going away anytime soon. In a crowded playing field brands have to be able to cut through the noise if …

This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …

Eight new planets might be capable of hosting life

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.<p>While the newly discovered exoplanets and their six friends hold the exciting possibility of being capable of supporting life, scientists …

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The Truth About Independent Consulting

I was such a dyed-in-the-wool corporate Sally, my husband used to say that if I cut my arm I’d bleed my company’s logo colors. It was true. I really loved my corporate job. I thought I would never consult or work for myself. The very idea of independent consulting horrified me.<p>When my company was …