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Five Steps You Must Take Before Accepting A Job Offer

Everybody knows how stressful a job search can be and how desperately you want your job search to be over. That stress and our fear can cause us to miss obvious signals from our trusty guts. Your gut may be screaming at you “Don’t take this job — you’ll hate this job!” but you might ignore your gut …

Employment
Bill Gates

If You Want to Be More Successful, Learn How to Sell

Perhaps the most important subject you can study and learn is sales. Yet many of the smartest people avoid learning it, and some of the best colleges shun teaching it.<p>Why? One reason is that our society too often disparages the sales profession. <i>Death of a Salesman</i>, <i>Wall Street</i>, <i>Boiler Room</i>, <i>Glengarry</i> …

Selling

LinkedIn now has 400M users, but only 25% of them use it monthly

LinkedIn now has 400 million cumulative “members,” the company revealed today, up from 380 million in July.<p>But LinkedIn’s active user-base is far smaller: the company averaged 100 million active users per month for the third quarter of 2015 — up just a bit from 97 million during the previous …

27 Reasons People Aren't Reading Your Blog Posts

Do you ever look at prolific blogs and get frustrated by how easy they make it seem?<p>Thousands of people read, comment and share each new post on the …

Employment

7 Secrets Sales and Marketing Colleagues Should Know

<i>Doug Camplejohn is the CEO and Founder of Fliptop, a leader in Predictive Analytics applications for B2B companies.</i><p>Everybody’s got secrets. Some, like bizarre hair growth or a deep-seated love of tween pop, are perhaps best kept that way, while others can be a powerful tool for good. This is …

How Is Your Network Increasing Your Net Worth?

<i>By Jennifer Gluckow</i><p>Many people only network at networking meetings and events. Big mistake! Opportunities to expand your network and make powerful connections are anywhere and everywhere. On airplanes, in classes and seminars, at parties, attending trade shows, at the gym, at your child's school, …

I'm outta here! 35% of workers say they'll quit if they don't get a raise

"See ya!"<p>If employers don't start giving raises, they may hear this message a lot in the upcoming year.<p>A full 35% of the nearly 900 workers surveyed by jobs site Glassdoor.com said they'd look for a new job if their boss doesn't bump up their salary in 2015.<p>Those most likely to walk? Employees …

Employment
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Public Relations

The Job Market Is Still Years Away From A Full Recovery

Friday's jobs report was generally pretty good news. The jobless rate dropped to a six-year low of 5.6 percent. And the December hiring data capped off the best year for the job market in 15 years.<p>But unfortunately, it's still nowhere near where it needs to be.<p>According to recent analysis from the …

Amazon has three rules for hiring the best people

<i>This post originally appeared at First Round Review.</i><p>“Good intentions don’t work.”<p>This is one of the most important things Anurag Gupta has learned from working at Amazon, where he is currently General Manager of Amazon Redshift and Amazon Aurora. It’s a counter-intuitive notion—after all, we all …

Management

Five Ways Job-Seekers Shoot Themselves In The Foot

The job market is getting a lot better, thankfully. One of the difficulties for a job-seeker is that when the job market is horrible, you don’t get much if any feedback on the resumes and applications you file.<p>If you don’t hear anything, you can’t assume that your resume wasn’t a good match or that …

Four letting agent tricks that can shrink buy-to-let returns

Out-of-control fees, bungled bills and poor service can eat into landlord investments. We expose the pitfalls to avoid when using a letting agent<p>The phenomenal growth of buy-to-let has brought a range of nasty practices by letting agents that both landlords and tenants should look out …

Housing

How to advance when there is no career ladder

A generation ago, many companies offered a straightforward career ladder. If you performed well, you could count on a steady climb in salary, job …

Google experiments with breaking the glass ceiling

Google is trying to disrupt the oldest system of all — the methodology we use to decide who we hire and reward professionally.<p>Today, Google announced a new workshop that takes on the unconscious bias in the work place, appropriately titled Unconscious Bias at Work.<p>“We fill in the blanks because our …

3 Reliable Sources of Shareable Content No Matter How Boring Your Business Is

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating content is the foundation of online marketing. There's no way around that. Content ranks in search results, content spreads on social media, content attracts links and content conversions.<p>We are quickly moving away from promoting …

Marketing

A Hacker's Guide To Finding A Job

So you’ve sent out your resume to hundreds of employers, attended three interviews and still haven’t landed that dream job. What do you do?<p>The sensible option would be to just keep plodding on, network away and hope that a one day that gilded door will finally fly open. But when Columbian digital …

Opinion

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Payback time

Which MBA offers the best return on investment (ROI)? That depends on whether you are after a long- or short-term gain. Our chart shows the cost of …

College & University

The Slaughter Bench of History

How war created civilization over the past 10,000 years—and threatens to destroy it in the next 40.<p>I was 23 when I almost died in battle.<p>It was September 26, 1983, around 9:30 in the evening. I was hunched over a manual typewriter in a rented room in Cambridge, England, pounding out the first …

Why The Toughest Bosses Are Best

There’s been a movement afoot in the current generation toward increasing sensitivity and gentle teaching and coaching in schools. A belief that teachers shouldn’t censure students. Parents demanding that teachers cease the use of red pencil as it connotes “negativity.” Competitive sports that …

5 Ways to Stop Your Sales-Pitch Email From Getting Trashed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Subject: ABC Company Improves Operational ROI</i><p><i>Dear Mr. Jones,</i> <i><br>I am writing you today to share with you an opportunity to improve your business.</i> <i><br>Our company has 73 experts dedicated to you, and w</i><i>e feel that our service will be great for your</i> …

Selling

7 Stupid Branding Mistakes Your Small Business is Making

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you think about great branding, Coca Cola’s distinctive red and white lettering, Nike’s swoosh and Adidas’s three stripes likely come to mind. But as a small business, imagining the level of investment that’s gone into these iconic …

Small Business

4 Counterintuitive Reasons To Get Up In The Morning

<b>You hate your job.</b> <br>You won’t get a new one unless you find it, secure it, and then quit the one you despise with a theatrical flourish you will be proud of for years to come. None of that is possible if you hit snooze until noon.<p><b>You’re irked at everything and nothing all at once.</b> <br>Wake up on the …