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What Interviewers Really Want to Hear When They Ask 'Why Do You Want to Work Here?' | Inc.com

"So why do you want to work here?" Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one …

Employment

10 traits the best leaders have in common

Everyone loves to complain about their boss, and a classic Gallup study found that 50% of current employees have left at least one job in their career to get away from a bad manager.<p>When asked for clarification, the most common reason seems to be a managers lack of clarity in setting expectations, …

Leadership

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life | Inc.com

Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you want to go.<p>If there is any form of internal conflict at all in the decisions you are making, you …

Motivation

40 Good Habits for Students to Practise Every Day

Why are some students more successful than others?While there are many possible reasons, it often comes down to one thing . . .Good habits.Students …

Productivity

When An Employee Struggles, Is 'Will' Or 'Skill' To Blame?

I was an HR person for eons, but I never heard the expression “Will or Skill” until long after I left the corporate world.<p>The first time I heard it, I thought it was a joke — a twisted, sick joke shared among HR people and anyone else who’s tired of watching employees get blamed for everything that …

The Workplace

Five Reasons to Visit Chicago This Winter

Chicagoans don’t let a little cold weather cramp their style. Outdoors or indoors, the Windy City revs up when the thermometer dips. From skating to sipping to celebrating, here’s how to join in the fun.<p>> Get your blood pumping:<p>A twirl around Chicago’s beloved <b>Millennium Park ice-skating rink</b> makes …

My Favorite Restaurant in Florence, Italy

There are many excellent restaurants in Florence, but this one was recommended to me by a local, and I'm so glad it was. Alessandro, the chef, …

National Geographic Travel

How You Can Manage Email Like a Millionaire (5 Simple Rules)

How can you cut the time spent on emails in half? How can you get to "inbox zero" every single day?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly successful solopreneurs for my new book, <i>15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management.</i> I learned that …

3 Situations Where Leaders Should Keep Their Mouths Shut | Inc.com

Being a leader can be a daunting task. Everyone on the team expects you to know the answer, and rarely can you go an entire day without having to make a critical decision. The toughest part is learning when to speak up, and when you to delegate to someone else. Finding the perfect balance is one of …

Fun-Da-Mental

15 Things Parents of First-Year College Students Should Never Do

<b>1. Get Carried Away in Hysterics:</b> No one wants to be the freshman of the mom who literally couldn't let go, fell, hit her head, and got carried away in an ambulance. On the other hand, hiding your feelings makes you come off as cold and uncaring. Find a middle ground (a few tears, no sobbing on the …

College & University

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

7 of the best family trips to take with kids aged 2 to 7

Want to give your little ones their first big travel adventure? These great trips are perfect for young families<p>1. Mayan marvels in Guatemala & Belize<p>…

101 things to do to make this the best summer ever

It’s here! It’s here! Longer days, bon fires, summer vacation (for some), and a season where anything is possible. You might have the summer off from …

How To Pack Better — WITHOUT Bringing Less

You've seen those packing guides that show you how to travel the globe for weeks with just a pair of sandals and a sarong. This is not one of those. …

Sandals

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities and turned into New York City icons.<p>The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities …

Ice Cream

Top 10 criticisms in performance reviews

It’s often the least-liked aspect of any job: the dreaded performance appraisal. The mere thought of it evokes sweaty palms and heart palpitations. To sit down with your boss and hear you’re not cutting the mustard is even worse.<p>A bad performance appraisal can be devastating to your morale. It …

Tall Men Are Pretty Pleased With Themselves, And Other Facts

Technology Long Reads Science Donald Trump News Entertainment Digg Features Originals<p>THE OTHER SCOTT<p>13 diggs Digg Original Internet Gaming Money<p>He's …

Digg

4 Salads That Will Make You Crave Kale

Be prepared to fall in love with these salads, even if you're not a kale person.<p><b>1. Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts, Parmesan & Lemon-Mustard Dressing</b><p>Made with crisp power greens, toasted walnuts, chunks of Parmesan and a lemony Dijon dressing -- this salad tastes like a healthful, crunchy …

Healthy Eating

10 Slow-Cooker Soup and Stew Recipes to Warm Your Body and Soul

The slow cooker is as close as it gets to a magical elf that takes care of dinner. Some recipes require a lightning round of stovetop prep; others demand little more work than combining all the ingredients.<p>Whole ham hocks and a slew of aromatic root vegetables give humble pea soup big flavor. …

11 Chicken Slow-Cooker Recipes

These tasty, low-maintenance dinners turn potentially boring poultry into juicy, fresh-tasting meals you'll make again and again.<p>The Chicken Soup …

21 Rice Noodle Recipes to Make Instead of Ordering Delivery

You don't need delivery! Instead, slurp away on these 21 rice noodle recipes.<p><b>We've all done it: In a (completely understandable) fit of laziness</b>, we've plopped down on the couch, picked up the phone, called the neighborhood takeout joint for some pad thai. But many rice noodle dishes are just as …

Cooking

National Geographic Travel

What NOT to do in San Francisco

Better options for visitors abound<p>If you are going to San Francisco, there's nothing wrong with following the path beaten by tens of thousands of tourists each day.<p>Sure, Fisherman's Wharf is crowded, cheesy and overpriced, but the waterfront is beautiful.<p>Chinatown's Grant Avenue might be a little …

San Francisco

The 10 Best Budget Hotels Around The World, According To TripAdvisor

Let's face it: We all have places on our budget bucket list, lists of vacations we need to take for only $100 per night and dream trips you can actually afford.<p>But when your responsible, budgeting self can't stand the thought of another night in a hostel, it's time to upgrade to a budget hotel. …

Our Readers' Favorite Bon Appétit Recipes of All Time

We asked Bon Appétit readers which of our recipes they can't live without, and their answers ranged from sticky buns to Thai larb to braised short ribs. Here are 48 of your favorites.<p>We pride ourselves in featuring interesting—yet approachable—recipes in each of our issues and online, using …

Cooking

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Dessert

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

National Geographic Travel

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …