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This 1 Mistake Will Get Your Cover Letter Tossed By Hiring Managers | Inc.com

Do hiring managers read cover letters? If you ask most job seekers today, they think not. That's because they apply online to dozens of jobs and never hear back. I've had more than a few job seekers tell me, "If the hiring manager read my cover letter, they'd know why I'm perfect for the job. I …

Employment

Google's trying to make your job search less difficult

Searching for a new job can be a painful process, but Google's latest tool is looking to make things a bit easier.<p>Google announced on Wednesday that …

4 Smart Money Moves for Your 40s

It's the right time to plan for the next stage of life.<p>Your 40s can be a fabulous time of life. You've made it through your early working years and …

How to Sell Yourself in an Interview When Switching Careers

Ready for a major job change? Nailing that interview is key.<p>If you've made the decision to leave your current career in favor of a brand-new one, …

The “side-hustle” mom: Why this new type of stay-at-home parenting is growing

The line between staying home and working is getting blurrier and harder to draw.<p>Like many women, I’ve worked since I was 12 years old (grabbing any …

Parenting

A 10-Point Checklist For Writing A Killer Blog Post

Writing a blog post isn’t exactly rocket science. But, there are definitely strategies that can take a good blog post and make it <i>great</i>.<p>I’ve written literally thousands of blog posts for sites like Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur and many others. So I’ve learned a few strategies for …

Creative Writing

1 White-Hot Resume Design Tip That Will Instantly Increase Its Readability

Marketing pros have known how to use this trick to catch your attention for years. Now it's your turn.<p>If your resume is crammed full of text, it could be hurting your chances of getting an interview. Studies show recruiters will toss your resume after just six seconds if they don't see what they're …

Visual Design

A Beginner's Guide to Making a Living as a Writer

There are tons of writing jobs available. You just have to know where to find them.<p>After I published my article about how I turned my writing side hustle into a career, I was overwhelmed with questions from people asking how to make a living writing.<p>There are many ways to earn a living as a writer. …

Employment

Explore and Evaluate Your Writing Process

The Basic Steps in Composing<p>Once you've made the decision to work on improving your writing, you need to think about exactly <i>what</i> you'll be working …

Creative Writing

Learn how to effectively negotiate so you can get that raise you deserve

Negotiation is a skill that you probably need to use more than you think. Whether you're buying a house, gunning for a raise, or just trying to get …

When a Customer Was Angry, I Showed Up At His Door 1 Hour Later With Flowers. This Is Why

Some people thought I was crazy, but that was one of the best business decisions I ever made.<p>You know that feeling you get when you know you've screwed up in your business?<p>Now, here's the one incident I will always remember. It was back in 2008 when the recession hit hard. Right as we were …

Customer Service

5 Reasons Switching Jobs Is a Good Thing

Lifelong commitment to a single employer is a thing of the past.<p>Job-hopping was once a risky habit, because employers took it as a sign that you were …

To Engage Employees, Steal This Idea from Top Brands Like Jaguar, Absolut and Mastercard

Marketers are using this strategy to combat clutter. How to leverage the concept for employee engagement.<p>Ask any marketer what keeps him up at night, and he'll respond as Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing officer for Mastercard, did in a recent Adweek article: "It's more and more difficult to …

Marketing

In Your 40s? Here's How to Be Rich in Your 60s

Get started now, while the power of compounding can still work in your favor.<p>Your 40s can be an incredible time to invest. Generally speaking, you're …

A startup CEO and former Googler says these 4 mistakes make you seem unqualified in a job interview

At the end of almost every interview, the hiring manager will turn the tables and ask: 'Do you have any questions for me?'<p>'You might think it's a …

Employment

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

4 Steps To Designing Your Dream Career

Designer Ayse Birsel shares her principles for how people can manifest their ideal lives.<p>“Today, we’re going to put ourselves in our own shoes. And we’re going to be kind to ourselves,” Ayse Birsel urges a room full of busy execs, entrepreneurs, and professionals at the Fast Company Innovation …

Entrepreneurship

1 Key Principle Can Be the Difference Between Success and Failure--Know It Before You Start

Understanding where you find wonderment in your life is essential in building a successful business.<p>It's widely known that 90 percent of entrepreneurial ventures fail. Most entrepreneurs start their businesses because they want to create something successful for themselves and their investors. They …

Entrepreneurship

The 100 Best Cookbooks of All Time

So many great titles, so little shelf space. These are the best of the best.

This Everything Seasoning Avocado Is, Well, Everything

This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a lifestyle choice, because I honestly cannot understand the phenomenon that is Avocado Toast. Yes, this is not …

Breakfast

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours

You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry.<p><i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, …

Google Analytics

The Basics of Having a Website, and Why They're Still Important

It feels like an increasing occurrence to meet creatives — particularly photographers — who feel no obligation to have their own website. Here's why …

Web Design

Start a Home-Based Editing Business With These 8 Steps

Get Started Using These 8 Steps<p>Updated May 13, 2018<p>Do you have a strong opinion about the serial comma? Do typos and errors ruin a good article or …

How to quit your job, according to real people who left Facebook, Google, and Apple

Quitting your job and moving onto something new is always a nerve-racking process.<p>But just think about how people who've left the biggest companies out there must feel.<p>Business Insider has spoken to numerous alumni of some of the most talked about companies.<p>Many of them described leaving to tackle …

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

The Simple Trick for Cooking Way Better Rice (And No, It’s Not Washing It)

Your rice cooker wishes it could do this.<p>Just like pasta, I tend to have a bag of rice on hand at all times. When I can’t think of anything else for …

Recipes

A Huge Hole in Wi-Fi Security Leaves Just About Everyone at Risk

This could be the Armageddon of the Internet.<p>It’s no overstatement to say the crap could be about to hit the Wi-Fi fan.<p>A widespread, popular Wi-Fi …

Information Systems

Bitcoin for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Still confused about bitcoin? Don't know what cryptocurrency is? Can't figure out why anyone would want to make a chain out of blocks? You've come to …