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Ten Questions You Never Knew You Could Ask In A Job Interview

A job interview is not just a place for you to show your stuff and prove to an employer that they should hire you.<p>It’s not a stage where you are meant to walk out into the harsh lights and dance and sing, like <i>American Idol</i>.<p>It’s a meeting. The person interviewing you is auditioning to be in your …

Employment

I Published a Book 5 Years Ago and I'm Still Getting Paid. Here's How to Take Your Book From an Idea to a Source of Passive Income.

Jeff Rose lays out his personal learning curve with the book publishing world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How does writing a book translate to real profits? The answer, according to Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose, is taking the initial chance and treating …

Thought Leadership

25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market has experienced its own exponential growth, adaptation, and …

Mobile Development

How to use Excel's Data Model to turn related data into meaningful information

Excel's Data Model feature allows you to build relationships between data sets for easier reporting. Here's how to use it to make data analysis …

Databases

These costs are taking a $20,000 bite out of your home’s sales price

If you're hoping to make a fortune on the sale of your home, prepare to lose about $20,000 in last-minute expenses.<p>A study from Zillow, a real estate website, showed that the average homeowner spends $18,342 in additional costs associated with selling a home.<p>This includes closing costs — transfer …

Real Estate

This DIY Doormat Will Make a Great First Impression

01 of 06<p>Customize Your Welcome Mat<p>You never get a second chance at a first impression—and the entryway to your home is no exception. A pretty color …

22 Action Verbs That Will Improve Any Resume [Infographic]

There's no shortage of resume tips on the internet, but word selection is one area that's often overlooked. Believe it or not, your verb choices can …

10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …

How to use Excel formulas to compare multi-column lists

Duplicates in the same column are easy to find by sorting, filtering, and using conditional formatting. When none of those are an option, try this …

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 …

Umami-Rich Scallion Oil Lapcheong Noodles

I am not a prolific social media user, and admit to being an infrequent Instagrammer. I am content to keep my head down and chug along in my daily …

Crossing Your Data Science Chasm

Most companies today are shut out from realizing their data potential and insights for growth due to the inaccessibility of data science talent. This …

Machine Learning

How to shut down a colleague that takes credit for your work

Has this ever happened to you? You’re in a meeting and the unthinkable happens: a colleague claims credit for your work.<p>As you reel from the shock of …

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

The Red Flags You Should Look Out For During Your Job Search

Just as companies have to weed out the good candidates from the bad, you need to be able to tell the good companies and positions from the ones that …

3 tips to create better infographics, faster (and cheaper)

Infographics remain among the most shareable content formats on social media. They’re also perfect for anything from white papers and articles to …

6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you email to send after a job interview

• The interview thank you email is a crucial part of getting the job you want.<br>• When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you …

Steal Joanna Gaines' Gift Wrapping Secret

What's green and pink and pretty all over? Magnolia Market's beautiful flower transfer gift tags, of course. Yesterday, on Joanna Gaines' Magnolia …

Joanna Gaines

Use This 5-Step Process to Increase Your Salary by Up to 80 Percent

Broaching the subject of salaries can strike fear in the most well-rounded and accomplished of people. Money, it seems, is still a taboo topic of …

How to handle a rude interviewer

You spent hours preparing your application materials and danced a little when you found out the employer wants to interview you. If you ace the …

This study finds that Queen Bee Syndrome is very much alive at work and this is the guilty party

If you thought Queen Bee Syndrome lived and died when you were in high school, you are wrong. It is very much still alive and probably occurring in …

How to Write an Irresistible Elevator Pitch

You need a teaser--and you need it for a few reasons<p><i>How do I write an effective elevator pitch? What should an elevator pitch look like on paper? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Todd</b> …

10 times you should never use your debit card

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …

Identity Theft

Signs your boss is taking advantage of you

Nothing makes a job miserable faster than a bad boss-particularly the kind who has no qualms taking advantage of someone. Sure, sometimes you're going to be asked to go above and beyond your duties, and you'll have to comply because that's just part of being a team player.<p>But feeling unappreciated …

Framing

How to repair cracked panels in wooden doors

<i>Q: I have seven church doors in my home. The doors were fine when we purchased our house. Now three have cracks in one or two of the largest panels. The worst crack is about a quarter-inch wide. Could refinishing these doors have caused the problem? How do I repair or fill these cracks?</i><p><b>Falls</b> …

Ghosts Of Jobs Past: What To Do When A Toxic Workplace Follows You Around In Your Mind

Once you finally get out of a toxic workplace, the negative experience you had in that job can linger. There’s a psychological and emotional aftermath. And it can interfere with your enjoyment of and success in your new job.<p>To illustrate with an example, imagine a woman who gets very stressed every …

This 1 Celebrity Technique Makes You Instantly More Interesting to Hiring Managers

Share this about yourself to make a better first impression.<p>In my industry, reputation management is a hot topic these days. It used to be only the C-suite needed to worry about their public persona. However, thanks to social media, now we all must consider how we're perceived in the business …

How To Answer The Question 'What Makes You A Great Employee?'

Dear Liz,<p>Last week on a job interview the interviewer asked me, “What makes you a great employee?”<p>I thought of you right away! I figured you would hate that question. I said, “I’m a great employee because I do my work and then I try to help other people” and immediately I felt like a ten-year-old …

These 5 Courses (57.5 Hours!) Are Your Path to Expert-Level Python Programming

<b>The Complete Python Programming Boot Camp: Beginner to Advanced</b><p>Master Python One Step At a Time<p><b>Python for Programmers</b><p>Learn Python Quickly In This …

The One Thing You Need to Do Before Any Job Interview

<i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple. For more stories like this, visit realsimple.com.</i><p>When it comes to a job interview, few things are as …

Employment