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Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data)

All the folks who tell you to say you're a "team player" are dead wrong. Here's why.<p>Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should makes sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because sure, employers like to <i>say</i> that they value people who can work well …

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

20 Free Tools Your Small Business Should Be Using Today

Although your small business needs a healthy amount of software to conduct operations, it's not necessary for you to spend a fortune on web-based products. In our comprehensive testing of business and consumer software, we've come across dozens of incredible and free solutions that can help you get …

Small Business

Here's exactly what to say in a thank you email after you've interviewed

Yes, the hard part may be over, but there is still a critical step left in the process — the thank you note.<p>Although many see a follow-up email as a formality, a CareerBuilder survey revealed that 22% of managers said they were less likely to hire a candidate if they didn't send a thank you note.<p>I …

Employment

I've been perfecting résumés for 15 years — here's the best advice I can give

My recommendations below are for a professional with 10-25 years experience.<p>For those with fewer than 10 years, you're likely better off with a one-page résumé, for those with more than 25 years and at very senior levels, three may sometimes be appropriate.<p>(But seriously, if that's you, you …

Employment

How to Write a Cover Letter That Gets You an Interview

Your resume might be perfect but without a proper cover letter you may not get that coveted interview.<p>When applying for a new job, details matter.<p>Your resume might be up to par, but that certainly isn’t going to be the only thing that gets you an interview. What will get you noticed and give you …

The stranger within: Connecting with our future selves

While we routinely make sacrifices for the people we feel closest to — our spouses, children and parents — and will even give money or our time to …

Psychology

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

Venture Capital

Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics — while I was the unfortunate …

Emotional Intelligence

The S&P 500 beat 66% of stock pickers last year

The track record of stock pickers has improved a little, but it’s still not great, according to the latest data from S&P Dow Jones Indices.<p>Last year, …

What Makes A Startup Thrive? 100 Lessons Learned The Hard Way

When you go out to raise capital there are many things that you need to know in order to have your company at a stage in which it is thriving in …

Entrepreneurship

In the last 115 years, only one thing has stopped a profit collapse from leading to recession

Corporate profits are tanking.<p>For yet another quarter, American companies have taken a hit on their bottom lines.<p>And while a drop in corporate profits hasn't yet led to a broad economic slowdown, history says that it is only a matter of time until we're in recession.<p>Unless something drastic happens.<p>…

Economy

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Estos cuatro juegos indie harán que te explote la cabeza

Creo que en 2014 jugué a más <i>indies</i> que en todos los años anteriores, juntos. La culpa la tuvieron una serie de juegos que antes que sobresalir por su …

The Psychology of Automation: Building a Bulletproof Personal-Finance System

I have known Ramit Sethi for several years now, first through PBWiki, which he co-founded, and later as someone I turned to with questions about the …

The author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek' shares a counterintuitive networking strategy that helped catapult him to success

But if you ignore everyone else so you can make a beeline for the fancy folks, you could be missing out on tremendous opportunities.<p>That's according to Tim Ferriss, life-hacker, investor, and author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," among other books.<p>Ferriss credits much of the success of "The 4-Hour …

Self-improvement

The best Sydney co-working spaces and incubators for start-ups #suwsyd

A batch of old and new co-working spaces and incubators are on the hunt for Sydney start-ups.<p>As part of the StartupWeek Sydney festival, some of …

What Hiring Managers Wish You Knew About Applying for a Job

Hiring managers play a critical role in deciding which job applicants to interview, the details of the job offer, and whom to hire. So if we should …

10 Truths Grounded Leaders Tell Themselves Each Day

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When no one is around, I can vouch for the fact that leaders do talk to themselves. During those conversations with ourselves, we may be assessing an issue, thinking of a solution or seeing how a response should …

Motivation

12 Insider Funding Secrets I Learned From Interviewing VCs

In my experience as an entrepreneur and investor, I’ve learned that most startups have little knowledge of how best to approach and win over investors. Even if an entrepreneur has pitched to investors and has first-hand knowledge, there are still workings behind the scenes that can be perplexing to …

Venture Capital

The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet

But they can't be everywhere. And there are plenty of startups that help the web run smoothly, behind the scenes, in ways you don't even realize.<p>Here are the nine startups that keep the web running smoothly — and they're doing such a good job you don't even realize you're using them.

Max Levchin

December 2015 Top 100 Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter

#1) @Jason - jason (Up from #2)<p>#2) @AHMalcolm - Andrew Malcolm (Down from #1)<p>#3) @sandikrakowski - Sandi Krakowski (#3 last month)<p>#4) @IBDinvestors - …

Psychology Explains How to Choose the Perfect Color for Your Brand

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, writer for Help Scout</i><p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of …

Psychology

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Body Language

UBS: These 12 massive housing markets are too hot

Many of the most attractive housing markets in the world are vastly overpriced.<p>That's according to Mark Haefele, who overseas the investment policy and strategy for $2 trillion as UBS's global chief investment officer.<p>"Among the 15 international cities we analyzed, only Chicago appears …

Markets

Cinco fantásticas extensiones que hacen de Gmail un correo mejor

¿Echas algo en falta en Gmail? Si la respuesta es afirmativa, es muy probable que en realidad esa función con la que sueñas esté disponible mediante …