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7 Questions Interesting People Always Ask in Conversations

Replace those typical (and boring, I may add) questions like 'What do you do for a living?' with these refreshing questions that lead to great conversations.<p>Want to be the most interesting person in the room? Well, whether you're introverted or extroverted, it doesn't really matter: There are …

Self-help

What is Web Hosting and Why do You need it?

So you’ve finally decided to get your own website for your online business. Congratulations! The first you need is an online presence where you can …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 29 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 31 of those questions.<p><i>Jacquelyn Smith, Alison Griswold, and Vivian Giang</i> …

Employment

4 online tools Bill Gates uses to learn something new every day

Although Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard in the 1970's to found Microsoft, he's never stopped learning.<p>"I'm a weird dropout because I take college …

Read Right Now: Great Books to Hunker Down With in 2018

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>What are you reading in the new year? We asked The Washington Post's Ron Charles to recommend some great books to read right now and in the coming week. Here are a few of his picks to get us through the winter.<p>Click on the 'Listen' button above …

Books

The Next Frontiers in Recruitment Technology

Technology has been rapidly changing our world of work. Every facet of the talent landscape is being impacted by technology tools from talent …

How to Recruit Top Talent: 3 Trends You'll Need to Know For 2018

From chatbots to marketing skills, 2018 has some new talent acquisition curveballs you need to be ready to hit out of the park.<p>2017 was an exciting year for talent acquisition. We prepared for Generation Z. Leaders realized how critical it is to recruit female talent. Organizations focused on …

5 top CEOs and execs share their favorite interview questions

Successful hiring managers draw on a diverse set of skills. They can quickly screen candidates, and spot a suspicious resume before wasting time with an interview. During the interview cycle, too, an ability to sniff out deception is critical, especially considering that purportedly 81 percent of …

Employment

5 Thought Leaders to Follow In 2018

Start this year off on the right foot by committing to learning from the best<p>As I ask my friends in business about their New Year's resolutions, I've been surprised by how many of them have given variations on the same answer.<p>"To learn more."<p>The best entrepreneurs realize that their success is …

How to take a ‘think week’ (or day) like Bill Gates

Twice a year, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is known for going off the grid for what he calls “think weeks.” During …

How Technology Can Help You Change Your Habits in 2018

Don't just rely on your puny human brain to change its ways. That's what technology is for.<p>The follow-through on New Year's resolutions is dismal. It turns out that changing your habits is difficult and doesn't always feel good! Especially when you need to do something you don't enjoy right now for …

David Bowie book club: Duncan Jones invites fans to read his father's top 100 books

David Bowie's son Duncan Jones has started an online book club featuring the literature beloved by his late father.<p>In 2013 Bowie's official website …

A DUKE IN SHINING ARMOR

Narrator Kate Reading's command of this sexy story instantly grips the listener. For the Duke of Ripley, helping his friend Ashmont with his wedding …

Books

Barack Obama shares his 12 favorite books from 2017

On New Year's Eve, the 44th president listed 10 titles (and two bonus titles) that he thinks are worth picking up — ranging from short stories to memoirs to biographies.<p>Here's the full list.

Books

The 18 Best Fiction Books Out This Month Include Some Majorly Creepy Thrillers

You've just said goodbye to 2017 (and not a moment too soon!), and now it's time to say hello to 2018 and <i>how ya doin'?</i> to all the amazing new fiction …

Books

This CEO Writes an Inspirational Email to His Employees Every Friday--and the Internet Seriously Loves It

Wonder if you're doing a good job on your company newsletter? Wait until you read this.<p>When's the last time you felt like you needed just a little bit of inspiration?<p>One CEO isn't stopping to ask; instead, he has taken it into his own hands to inspire thousands of people each week, with a simple …

Inspiration

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

Personal Finance

Lessons from 3,000 technical interviews… or, how what you do after graduation matters way more than where you went to school

Surprisingly, as it turned out, where someone went to school didn't matter at all, and by far and away, the strongest signal came from the number of typos and grammatical errors on their resume.<p>Since then, I've discovered (and written about) how useless resumes are, but ever since writing that …

Employment

10 Workplace Trends You'll See In 2017

Every year I give my top 10 workplace trend predictions for the upcoming year. You can read my predictions from 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 if you missed them. These trends are based on hundreds of conversations with human resource executives and workers, a series of national and global online …

Human Resources

Why to Hire 'Emotionally Intelligent' People

When looking to hire new employees, people who can manage their emotions and read those of others might be better picks than people with impressive résumés.<p>"If I were faced with those two candidates, hands down I’d pick the one with emotional intelligence," said Annie McKee, a senior fellow at the …

Emotional Intelligence

You Are An Influencer. Here's How to Become An Even More Powerful Influencer.

To master influence, you need to understand the small things that make a big impact on those around you. Mastering influence will help you in every aspect of your life and career.<p>Every moment you come into contact with anyone, you are influencing them. How you act, what you say, how you say it and …

Self-improvement