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10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

Employment

How to Use Your LinkedIn Page as a Sales Funnel

I think LinkedIn is one of the best social media networks to be on, hands down.Sure, the big names like Facebook and Twitter are great. But LinkedIn …

The Best Questions to Ask in Every Job Interview Round

While it’s true you can never be completely sure about how well you’ll adjust to working with a new boss, company, or team until you’ve actually …

Employment

Revealed: 20 of the toughest interview questions you could face

Candidates have revealed the most difficult interview questions they have ever faced, including ‘What am I thinking right now?’ and ‘How would your enemy describe you?’<p>Preparation is vital ahead an interview, but no amount of planning would likely help you answer some of these bamboozling questions.<p>…

Employment

How I Landed a 6-Figure Job at LinkedIn Without a College Degree | Inc.com

Considering that I dropped out of high school at the age of 17 and my first job was as a part-time shoe salesman, one would be surprised to find out that I started social media for Winn-Dixie, one of the largest grocery chains in the U.S., ran digital marketing for Save-A-Lot food stores, and …

5 fixable job-search mistakes that are keeping you from getting interviews

Searching for a new job is a tedious process. But one of the worst parts is learning a position you wanted was filled — before you ever even got a chance to interview.<p>If you find yourself in that situation over and over again, you want to figure out whatever's holding you back so you can address it …

A recruiter analyzed results from 3000 tech interviews to find the most successful candidate traits

<i>Aline Lerner is co-founder and CEO of interviewing.io, a platform for hiring vetted, senior software engineers. This post originally appeared at interviewing.io blog.</i><p>The first blog post I published that got any real attention was called “Lessons from a year’s worth of hiring data.“ It was my …

6 Simple Resume Hacks to Help Land Your Dream Job | Inc.com

It can feel demoralizing to know what your dream job is when you aren't yet in it. But in actuality, anyone who has identified their dream job is already ahead of the pack.<p>If you know what you want to do with your life, then you can focus on pursuing it. (If you're not already sure of your dream …

Comparing Trump and Clinton on Tech Policy

With VP picks lined up, it’s a good time to assess the Presidential candidates’ policy positions. On tech and innovation in particular, there are …

Slack has quietly invested in a chatbot company

Automat allows brands and influencers to communicate with their customers, fans, and employees by using a mixture of mobile messaging, artificial intelligence, and chatbot technology.<p>The Canada-based company claims on its website to have 17 patents "in the fields of speech recognition, natural …

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HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Ends Third Season With An Accidental Success Story

What a journey for the Pied Piper guys, whose fictional startup in HBO’s <i>Silicon Valley</i> show has been through hell and back again.<p>As the finale of the …

The Habits Of The Most Successful Networkers

Anyone can send a LinkedIn invitation. Networking masters build habits that help create deep ties over time.<p>Ask successful people for career advice, and they’ll mention networking, for good reason. It works. That doesn’t stop people from hating the idea, though. One recent study on networking found …

Here's what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told employees about the LinkedIn buy

Team,<p>I'm excited to share that today Microsoft announced a deal to acquire LinkedIn. You can see how Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, and I envision the opportunity ahead in this public presentation.<p>This deal brings together the world's leading professional cloud with the world's leading …

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Film short about disabled puppy wins hearts, 59 awards, job offers from Disney

This boy seems not unlike other boys — he plays video games, he gets annoyed when his mom gets in his way, and he's fascinated by a gift she gives him in a large cardboard box — but as we find out at the end of this video short, there's more to him than we initially believe.<p><b>Don't miss more of our</b> …

Walt Disney Company

This Media Network Is Taking Its Storytelling Directly to Advertisers

As a young man, digital media executive JuanMa Rowland suffered a debilitating head injury. Though he didn't know it at the time, that traumatic …

The 12 most impressive social good innovations from March

It takes a little help from everyone — activists, scientists, engineers and artists — to make the world a better place. And every day, there are new …

Sustainability

The best free online business courses starting in April

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p><i>Educated … Empowered … Equal.</i><p>That's the dream if you're a working woman. For every woman who leans in, far more are left out.<p>Often overlooked and underpaid, many women still tip-are tip-toeing a cultural minefield in …

What Tesla Motors did with cars, this Sequoia-backed startup aims to do with smartphones

On October 14, 2015, Tesla Model S owners across USA woke up to a surprise. While they were sleeping through the night, Tesla had rolled out a major …

This investment bank presentation helps explain the complicated digital marketing industry for normal people

The investment bank LUMA Partners created the widely known LUMAScape, which shows the myriad middlemen technology companies that sit between a marketer choosing to spend money on an online ad and that ad reaching the consumer.<p>Now LUMA Partners has created a new presentation that aims to demystify …

50 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2016

For those who are dreaming of a new job at an up-and-coming young company, we've compiled this list to help.<p>All of these companies specialize in making tech for work and business use, a $3.5 trillion worldwide market.<p>All of them had spectacular years in 2015, by launching great new technology or …

Startups

An accidental breakthrough in a Stockholm lab could reap a fortune for the engineers who made it

Since John Elvesjo noticed a sensor tracking his eye movements in a lab experiment, the technology he developed with Henrik Eskilsson and Marten Skogo has helped disabled people use a computer by identifying where they are looking on the screen.<p>The system uses invisible infra-red light to …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Latest Samsung Video Pokes Fun At iPhone Yet Again, Shows Off Android Customization

Sometimes it is just abundantly clear that someone inside Samsung’s marketing division just cannot help themselves but launch a shot across Apple’s …