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

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MOOCs

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

10 Fast & Easy Breakfasts That Will Break Your Family's Drive-Thru Habit — Recipes from The Kitchn

Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it's no wonder it can be easy to fall into the …

Sandwiches

This Entrepreneur's Online Reputation Was Destroyed. He Used His Experience Fixing It to Form a Multimillion-Dollar Company.

Here's Pete Kistler's story -- and tips for improving your own online presence.<p>Pete Kistler had never Googled himself. It was fall 2009, and the Syracuse University junior was sending out applications for software design jobs to offset about $20,000 in student loan debt. After a couple of weeks, …

Online

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

Marketing
Marketing

12 bad decisions you make every day without realizing

Time Management

12 managers reveal the interview red flags that keep them from hiring someone

1/<p>1. Showing up too early<p>Getty Images<p>"Basically aim to get there 30 minutes before the interview. This is your buffer, then once you've seen you are …

Warner Bros

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

When You Need to Take Time Off Work for Mental Health Reasons

Personal health should be a private matter. But when you need to take time off work due to a mental health condition, often it isn’t possible to maintain that privacy. As a board member at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and a former managing director at two global banks (UBS and …

Mental Health

21 Time Management Hacks Successful People Do Daily

Learn these secrets to managing your time effectively.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>No matter what your industry, passion or trade is, your success largely will be determined by how well you stay on top of your to-do list. Time management always has been an ingredient for success …

Time Management

How Do Different Age Groups Consume Online Content? [Infographic]

When planning a website for your business, half the battle is won if you can successfully identify your target audience: You can better customize …

Online

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.<p>When I worked as Director of Leadership …

Productivity

Infographic: Email marketing rules to live by

Email isn’t going anywhere.Amid all the changes and technological advancements, email marketing remains one of the most engaging channels of …

Marketing

All about value props: How customer and competitive research should shape your marketing

Conveying the value of your product or service is a foundational tenet of marketing. Whether you are a mature company or a startup, understanding …

Product Management

9 Things I Learned In Therapy That I Actually Use Every Day

This is like my mental health toolkit.<p>"Do I???" I said, second-guessing everything before I made the leap to a new city. But it's been almost two years since that last session — and she was right. Whenever I find myself feeling anxious, I recall a tip or mantra from our sessions that calms me down. …

Eight things you need to know about influencer marketing

What are the biggest problems marketers face when it comes to creating effective social media content - and getting ROI? Tune in to learn the answer …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Time I

How to Write a Headline (Or, Why This Isn't the Perfect Title)

As content creators and editors, we’re told to come up with “good” headlines for the articles we work on. We’re asked to include SEO keywords, …

Content Marketing

30 questions to ask that so-called PPC ‘expert’ before hiring him/her

When it comes to pay-per-click (PPC), it’s often best to call in the experts. But sometimes even experts need to be put to the test.The following are …

AdWords

23 Ideas for Marketers Wondering What to Post on Instagram [Infographic]

If you've hit a creative roadblock, or if you just feel like your Instagram posts are getting stale, check out this infographic by social media …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Management

Why Are B2B Marketers So Bad at Measuring Their Marketing Results?

<b>87 percent of B2B marketers say they use analytics tools to manage their content marketing efforts, but only 35 percent say they measure content</b> …

Marketing

Research: How One Bad Employee Can Corrupt a Whole Team

One bad apple, the saying goes, can ruin the bunch. So, too, with employees.<p>Our research on the contagiousness of employee fraud tells us that even your most honest employees become more likely to commit misconduct if they work alongside a dishonest individual. And while it would be nice to think …

Financial Planning

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side.

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your work life is over.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you want to abandon work completely. Your reasons for wanting to work may be to supplement your retirement income or because working …

Employment

How Women Can Develop — and Promote — Their Personal Brand

We all know developing a personal brand is valuable, since a strong reputation can put you on the radar for exciting career opportunities. When your true talents are understood, it’s far more likely you’ll be tapped for relevant and interesting assignments — and it helps you stand out in a field of …

Leadership

The Chic Craft Store Decor Find Hiding in the Scrapbook Section

As far as hobbies go, scrapbooking doesn't have the cachet that say, home brewing, gardening or even jewelry making has. It's not ironically cool …

Crafting

The 8 Best Products for Turning Your Living Room into a Play Space

Disclaimer: This advice would never be approved by Joanna Gaines, Marie Kondo or whoever prop-styles those breathtaking decor shots for Anthropologie …