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5 Mistakes College Graduates are Making Right After Graduation

It can be an eye opening experience when you first graduate from college and lose many of the safety nets that you have grown accustom to having …

Personal Finance

How to Start Thinking Like a Data Scientist

Slowly but steadily, data are forcing their way into every nook and cranny of every industry, company, and job. Managers who aren’t data savvy, who can’t conduct basic analyses, interpret more complex ones, and interact with data scientists are already at a disadvantage. Companies without a large …

5 Common Mistakes That Will Ensure Your Resume Gets Tossed

Here’s a prediction: If your résumé feels boring, stilted, and borrowed, no one’s going to want to hire you.<p>Recruiters look at a résumé for six seconds. So how do you stand out from the crowd, aside from awesome design?<p>By avoiding threadbare phrases like “stand out from the crowd,” as David Mielach …

Nine Formulas For Wealth Building

If you want to retire in style, you’d better know the numbers. We have some formulas that will provide them.<p>The objective here is to steer you to wiser investments and give you some insights about what will happen to your assets and liabilities over time. The formulas are not complicated. They all …

How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

Whether you're at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you're the most interesting person they'll meet is no easy task.<p>"Most people can't present what they've done effectively," Paul McDonald, a senior …

Public Speaking

New College Graduates Think They're Much Better Hires Than They Really Are

In a new study from academic services company Chegg, researchers asked college students how prepared they felt to perform certain workplace tasks. They also asked hiring managers how they felt recent graduates measured up.<p>The gap between the two assessments was massive. College students overrated …

College & University

The 13 Dos And Don'ts Of Job Searching While You're Still Employed

Ready for a new job? Most career experts would tell you to start looking while you’re still employed. But when you do—you must tread carefully.<p>“When you’re working, your professional network is working for you because you’re constantly interacting with your industry contacts,” says Andy Teach, a …

12 Ways to Make Yourself Save More Money

Saving money isn't something that comes naturally to most people. In fact, research has shown people with less money tend to have a more difficult …

Personal Finance

Here's Exactly How Much Italian Restaurants Mark Up Food

We all know that one of the easiest ways to reduce your spending is to dine out less, but how much exactly will it save you?<p>To get a better sense of how much more restaurants charge you for the same dish you could make at home, we interviewed the owner of an upscale Italian restaurant in Northern …

The Eight Habits Of Extremely Successful Entrepreneurs

Great entrepreneurs don’t write great books. In fact, they don’t write many books at all.<p>Neither fact is surprising. Successful entrepreneurs are typically too busy innovating to write down much of anything. And on those rare occasions when they attempt to create a book, it’s filled with what they …

How To Ace The 50 Most Common Interview Questions

I recently laid out the year’s most oddball interview questions. The Glassdoor list included queries from companies like Google, Bain & Co., and Amazon, which are notorious for their perplexing and unusual job interview questions.<p>In 2012, the search giant asked a candidate, “How many cows are in …

16 Mistakes Employees Make When Trying To Get A Promotion

Asking for a promotion can be one of the most stressful experiences in your career–especially in today’s uncertain economy.<i>Why?</i> “Because you know you’re putting yourself at some level of risk,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of <i>Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant; How to</i> …

17 New Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible To Employers

You've accomplished things in 2013. You've got things you want to accomplish in 2014.<p>A good place to start is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is constantly adding new features to help you get the most out of it, not just for job hunting but also for other kinds of professional development.<p>If your profile is …

Employment

What Makes Strategic Decisions Different

Photography: Stephen Petegorsky<p>Artwork: Matt Phillips, Prop, 2012, oil on canvas, 20″ x 24″<p>The past decade has seen a wealth of research on decision making, much of it not only useful but also fascinating to read. At the same time, a growing chorus has noted that business executives, in particular, …

Rakuten’s CEO on Humanizing E-Commerce

<i>Photography: Gabriela Hasbun</i><p><b>The Idea:</b> Mikitani believes that human beings need communication and connection. So instead of emphasizing efficiency and convenience, Rakuten tries to create a personalized, bazaarlike shopping experience.<p>I can still remember the first time I made an online purchase: It …

The Real Reason Why Baby Boomers Are So Far Behind In Retirement Savings

One of the most persistent retirement questions is, “Why are baby boomers so far behind in saving for retirement?” While there are numerous ideas and theories surrounding it, I found the alarming answer during an interesting review of retirement planning history.<p><b>1875</b><p>The American Express railroad …

10 Worst College Majors for a Lucrative Career

Whether the high cost of college is worthwhile really depends on what you study. It’s true a full-time worker with a bachelor's typically earns …

The most important step to keeping a great notebook is organization. No one knows that better than web designer Ryder Carroll. After a decade of development, he has just released a system for note-taking that promises to change the way you work and play, or at least the way you record doing so: http://f-st.co/wOaEVar

Don’t Be Boring: How To Write A Cover Letter That Can Get You The Job

If you want to land a gig, you have to prove it on the page. Let’s see how to do that by examining Slate editor Katherine Goldstein’s hiring pain points.<p>“Many young people seem to have no idea how to apply for a job,” laments <i>Slate</i> editor Katherine Goldstein.<p>Whenever an entry-level gig opens up, …

We’ve Discovered the Secret to Wealth: Don’t Have Kids

The <b>average cost of raising a child</b> is terrifyingly expensive. So how much does it cost to raise a child? The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently …

How to Start Investing in Stocks

If you think you are ready to start investing, it can seem daunting knowing where to begin. The following article gives you a step-by step …

Power Your Portfolio With The Mass Index

The majority of technical tools that I use in my analysis and discuss in my trading lessons are ones that I have used for decades or are strategies that have evolved over the years. I was fortunate in the early 1980s to have access to CompuTrac, which included the majority of today’s most …

Interest Rates, The Fed, And The Housing Market Recovery

This economic recovery has been the slowest post-recession recovery since World War II. Moreover, the Fed has been extremely aggressive in its attempt to stimulate economic growth. And just when it seemed as though the Fed had used every available tool in its monetary policy toolbox, they …

The more you use Facebook, the more miserable you get, study finds

and<p>Many couldn’t imagine a life without it, but as well as keeping us all connected, Facebook may actually be spreading unhappiness through society, …

30 Smart Answers To Tough Interview Questions

This could make the typical job interview "the most harrowing forty-five minutes of your life," writes Vicky Oliver in her book "301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions<p>But you can be prepared ahead of time. We've compiled some of the toughest interview questions from Oliver's book — and how …

Employment

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

4 Types of Investments to Avoid

Watch out for darling stocks, hidden costs, overly complicated investments and a whole slew of bond funds.<p>Most financial advice-givers will tell you …

The 20 New Rules Of Money

How do you thrive at a time when uncertainty is the only constant and age-old investment practices no longer seem to work? Here are 20 new rules for protecting your wealth and building your capital.

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …