Ben McEvoy

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Advice From A Creative Multitasker: How Jake Johnson of “New Girl” Sold a Pilot While Starring In a Hit Sitcom

Jake Johnson, who plays grouchy Nick Miller on the Fox hit New Girl, talks to Co.Create about how he was able to sell a pilot while working the grueling hours on his day job. Hint: He treats “show business” like it’s just that: a business.<p>It isn’t often that you hear about someone treating the …

Why You Should Front-Load Your Weekly Work Schedule | Inc.com

Weekends, ideally, provide you the opportunity to catch up on sleep, get some needed social and family time, and generally recharge your batteries. With that in mind, you might want to consider really getting off and running early in the next week, before your batteries become depleted again.<p>That's …

Why You Need to Embrace Failure | Inc.com

In a very broad sense, you're failing. No matter what you achieve in life and business, you'll always fail. And eventually, Costica Bradatan, an associate professor in the Honors College at Texas Tech University writes in <i>The New York Times</i>, you'll experience the "grand failure" and move on from …

LinkedIn turns online resumes into professional portfolios

Now users can upload videos, images, and other rich media to showcase their work and skills on the professional social network.<p>LinkedIn is letting users take their online resumes to a whole new level. The social network announced Wednesday that people now have more options to visually showcase …

5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years

We’re seeing more and more recruiters use the web as a place to search for talent and conduct employment background searches. This trend is set to increase year over year and I’ve been predicting that an “online presence search” will become as common as a drug test since 2007. Your online presence …

10 Tips for Hiring Great Employees

<i>This post first appeared in Smartblog on Leadership on 10/24:</i><p>I feel like I’m a little out of my element when it comes to giving recruiting advice. …

How to Make Money on YouTube: 14 Creative and Effective Ways

Want to make money online? Becoming a YouTuber could be a good choice.<p>YouTube gets more than one billion unique users a month: that’s a huge …

How To Sell More On Etsy

So, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and put your wonderful creative wares up for sale on Etsy: hooray! The first step to selling on Etsy is …

My Life As A Small Business Owner

This article is presented by Autotrader.<p><b>This article is part of our Dream StateMENTs feature, providing advice and inspiration to men who are following their dreams, no matter what they may be.</b> <i></i><p><i>What is it really like to be a small business owner? A personal trainer? A music producer? A police</i> …

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Why Everybody’s Going Freelance

Whether they’re getting forced out of their jobs or freeing themselves from their organizations, 17 million Americans are going solo. Here’s what that means for the future of work.<p>More Americans are declaring their independence: as in the 17 million that self-indentified as indepenendent workers–as …

Jamal Edwards: Amateur film-maker turned multimillionaire

<b>From a teenager on a council estate in west London to self-made multimillionaire, Jamal Edwards hasn't done too badly for himself in a very short space of time.</b><p>Still just 23 years old, the amateur film-maker turned media boss is worth more than £8m, and counts famous entrepreneur Sir Richard …

BYOB: Bring Your Own Brand

We all have a brand - ones that have finely cultivated their contact base, have the most loyal of customers. The power of your brand is with social …

How Introverts Can Stand Out At Work

I've been there. However, I've got good news.<p>Fact is, with clarity and intention, any ambitious introvert can begin to receive the recognition he or she deserves at work. Here are three truly life-changing tips for introverts in the office. Adopt them today, and you'll soon be seen as the …

When To Go With Your Gut

By Jack and Suzy Welch<p>As a general rule, gut instinct is nothing to be ashamed of. Quite the opposite. It’s really just pattern recognition, isn’t …

7 Critical Mistakes You’re (Almost Certainly) Making On Social Media

If you are marketing on social media (and you should be) you are probably making some of these mistakes. Here’s how to recognize and fix them–from the gospel of Gary Vaynerchuk.<p>Social media is just like … boxing?<p>That’s the latest gospel out of Gary Vaynerchuk, the two-time bestselling author and …

The Four-Year Career

Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.<p><b>Adam Hasler looks like</b> a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye.<p>He earned a dual degree in history and …