Ashar Pervez

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Ten Things To Remove From Your Resume -- Immediately

Dear Liz,<p>I was contacted two weeks ago by a headhunter, “Adam.” He wanted to talk to me about a job opening he’s working on with a well-known employer in our town.<p>I talked to Adam by phone and then I sent him my resume. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Adam told me a few days later that the …

Employment

5 Daily Steps for Succeeding at Anything

Successful people plan. Unsuccessful or mediocre people simply content themselves with hoping and wishing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that regardless of how well the typical American household does, as far as income goes, happiness fails to keep up. Has …

Motivation

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

4 ways to improve your interview skills like a pro

So you got the interview, congrats! You’re ready, right?<p>You’ve skimmed your resume to freshen up on your professional accomplishments, check.<p>You’ve boned up on the potential new employer and the job description, check.<p>You’ve got a few questions ready, check.<p>You’ve read all the best books on …

Employment

Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can't Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

Warren Buffett famously said that you should interview for intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't bother.<p>Are you a hiring manager or a person who conducts interviews as part of your job? Well, if you're not employing the science of behavioral interviewing in …

Employment

We taste-tested top-selling veggie burgers — and these are the best

When shoppers scour the freezer section for the perfect veggie burger, they're often looking for an adequate amount of both satiating fiber and protein. After all, sometimes swapping a regular beef burger for a plant-based patty means you’re willing to compromise flavor for nutrition.<p>However, the …

Food

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Participation

If You Don't Do These 4 Things, Your Meetings Might Just Be a Complete Waste of Time

The truth that most leaders don't want to hear.<p>Have you ever stopped to do the math behind meetings?<p>Every time you bring 10 people together in an one hour meeting, you are basically trading 10 hours of productivity for one. That means you're sacrificing nine hours in the process.<p>Considering that …

Time Management

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

Not Enough Experience on Your Resume? Rise Above 'Requirements'

Only a unicorn ticks every box of a recruiter's job description. Skills and experience aren't all acquired only at work. You are more than a mere list of your employers and what you did for them. When in doubt, apply anyway.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re looking …

Employment

7 Ways to Reduce Stress When You Are Overwhelmed and Need to Prioritize

Starting and finishing any one item on your to-do list will do wonders to relieve overwhelm.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each day, more and more people struggle with all that life has thrown at them. Between work, family, health, house tasks, the latest political …

Time Management

Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Online Education

18 Ways for Digital Nomads to Make Money

All you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and some wanderlust.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Real estate entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker Heidi Hough lives in a community of foreigners and natives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prior to Chiang Mai, she was in Vienna for a few …

Employment

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Motivation

4 ways you may be sabotaging yourself at work, and how to stop

Trying to be perfect can, at times, do more harm than good.<p>Yes, you want to get things right the first time, but beating yourself up over a mistake …

Self-improvement

Four Self-Care Habits to Practice at Work

When I talk to people about self-compassion, their first reaction is often one of concern or disbelief. They think that being kind to themselves will …

Self-help

How Does Freelance Writing Work, Exactly?

How Does Freelance Writing Work, Exactly?<p>Updated April 07, 2017<p>Congrats to me, I’ve been a freelance writer for over 10 years now!<p>I first started by …

Writing

Get the job skills you need for your resume in 2018 with these online courses

We are already a few months into 2018, but if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to improve your work situation and increase your income, then …

Project Management

8 habits of employees that get promoted

Getting a promotion takes more than just doing your job well. To move up the ladder to the next step of your career, you have to prove to decision …

Employment

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

10 Common Mistakes People Make at the Car Dealership

Driving a brand-new car can be one of the great experiences of life. Walking into a dealership and buying one, on the other hand, ranks up there with public speaking and visits to the dentist atop most people’s lists of anxiety-inducing prospects. But it’s not really that scary if you’re prepared …

Personal Finance

The simple trick that has helped me land jobs without having to apply

Every few years, I pull out my "hire me" email and bcc it to my contacts, which includes old coworkers and bosses — but also former neighbors, landlords, people I trained with for a marathon, and so on. It looks like this:<p><i>Hi all,</i><p><i>After a really fun two years of traveling and freelancing — currently</i> …

Employment

3 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

Public speaking is the other "social media."<p>If you asked anyone who knew me in high school and university, they'd say I'd be the least likely person they knew to have a career in public speaking. I used to cringe at the thought of being asked to read in public. If a professor wanted a volunteer, …

Public Speaking

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

Workouts

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 …

Management

This 1 LinkedIn Summary Mistake Makes Hiring Managers Stop Reading Your Profile

This one section on your LinkedIn profile is where most recruiters decide not to contact you.<p>It's very easy to make mistakes on your LinkedIn profile. These days, you need to consider how each section of your profile is being perceived. The photo, headline, summary and work history sections must …

Employment

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Self-help

Here are 22 of the best day-to-day, time-saving tips to use now

I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some …

Productivity

Ten Unmistakable Signs You've Outgrown Your Job

Dear Liz,<p>I started my current job when I returned to work after my first maternity leave.<p>I quit my previous job to have my daughter and stay home with her for a few months. When it was time to go back to that job, I just couldn’t do it. I never liked the job and they weren’t willing to be the …

Employment

How to deal with that bossy coworker who acts like your supervisor

Know-it-all coworkers are one thing, but ones who act like they’re your actual manager (when they’re not) are a completely different beast. Here’s …

Self-help