Mark Shaeffer

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Fantasy football 2018 draft cheat sheet

Searching for sleepers? Trying to tap the best-possible No. 1 pick? Seeking to settle a debate for No. 6? You’ve come to the right place.<p>Fantasy football draft season is upon us, and The Washington Post is primed to help with answers to your pressing questions. From a detailed breakdown of the best …

Fantasy Football

The Secret About Resumes No Recruiter Will Tell You

There are thousands of books and millions of websites about writing great resumes but none of them reveal this all-important secret.<p>For decades, job seekers have been told the importance of having a great resume. Rules and guidelines abound. Your resume should be no longer than one page, …

Employment

8 Work Skills That Can Get You Hired in Today's Job Market

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 9<p>These are the skills most in demand<p>Though jobs are more abundant today than they were earlier this decade, …

All Writers End Up Accepting This Advice One Day

When I started writing on Medium, I didn’t know where it would take me.All I knew was that I enjoyed getting words to appear on the laptop screen in …

Creative Writing

Don't You Dare Trade Options Before You Read This

This was published on Margin of Safety Investing a couple weeks ago to help new members understand options a bit better. …

Investing

Want to be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Focus on Writing. (Do This Instead)

Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short story-ist whose brevity and inimitable style influenced an entire generation of fiction …

Writing

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

Employment

Plot Development: Strengthen Your Plot through Character Creation

How to Plot a Story:<p>Plotting a story is easier with a plot development chart that outlines both character development and action description. A …

Creative Writing

One Way to Plot a Novel

Plotter or Pantser?The first decision a writer faces at the beginning of a long fiction project is whether they are going to plot it or pants it. One …

Writing

Ready for a re-do? 5 tips to reinvent your career at any stage of life

I recently made the choice to quit my corporate job. After putting up with the same negativity and toxic work environment for years, I decided it was …

Customer Service

How to turn negative qualities into positives during an interview

It’s the interview question everyone dreads: What are your weaknesses? It’s a tough one to answer well. You don’t want to point out flaws that could …

Time Management

‘How Should I Explain My Weaknesses in a Job Interview?’

Most people, when interviewing for a job, aren’t especially eager to talk about their weaknesses. How, then, are you supposed to answer the …

Employment

All the Reasons Not to Invest in Real Estate: It’s Not as Easy as You Think

I know you’ve read about how easy real estate investing is. It’s so trendy right now. I know, I know, you want to buy a multi-family home and live in …

Real Estate

12 Things That Destroy a First Impression Immediately

Research shows that the first impression is formed within 7 seconds of meeting somebody. If you have a job interview, the manager can make a decision …

Income or growth: Here are the best neighborhoods for real estate investing

Good luck with that.<p>It’s a truism among real-estate professionals that properties can be one or the other, but not both. In the world of single-family rentals, or houses that investors buy in order to lease out, metro areas in the middle of the country will likely offer dependable rental streams …

Real Estate

This is the biggest mistake people make on their resume according to a head recruiter at Amazon

Celeste Joy Diaz, the recruiting manager for university programs at Amazon, said her team doesn’t like to talk about “red flags.”<p>But there is one big …

Employment

How to Write a Book

How to write a book.Almost every writer on the planet wants to write a book.Some have finished a manuscript and others are already published, but …

Writing

How to apply to a job you’re not totally qualified for

Job hunting and career development today is much different than it used to be. Back in the day, it was very common for employees to become “lifers” …

Employment

Are You Ready To Buy An Investment Property? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

Buying an investment property is a lucrative diversification strategy for many people. However, as with any investment strategy, you’ll want to do research first to make sure that this particular avenue is right for you. With that in mind, we have your back. We’ve compiled the three biggest …

Personal Finance

6 Resume Mistakes That Could Cost You the Interview

Whether you're new to the workforce or are already a seasoned veteran, you're probably aware that a good resume could spell the difference between landing an interview and getting passed over from the get-go. One thing you must realize about resumes is that recruiters and hiring managers will often …

Employment

2018 Fantasy Football cheat sheet, rankings, sleepers, team names, draft advice

Congratulations -- you're reading the only fantasy football cheat sheet you need for 2018! Whether you're looking for rankings (PPR or standard), …

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football 2018: Running Back Primer

The following is a complete list of running backs with at least 2,000 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns over the last two seasons: Ezekiel Elliott, …

Fantasy Football

How to create a resume that will slay

The resume you submit to a recruiter is how you make a first impression. Obviously, you want it to wow recruiters, and leave them wanting to know …

Employment

How Not to Lose Your Fantasy Football League in the First Round of Your Draft

Do you like roulette?<p>Because picking a successful player in the first round of fantasy drafts is roughly the equivalent of betting on red or black in …

Fantasy Football

How to use the Fantasy Playbook to beat average draft position

Average draft position is a useful tool this time of year. It helps us fine-tune our draft strategy to be able to know, within a reasonable …

Fantasy Football

The Seven Deadly Sins To Avoid When You Interview

I wince when I watch most hiring managers interview their candidates.<p>As an executive recruiter, I’ve made every interviewing mistake in the book. Having finally learned the right way to interview job candidates, it’s painful to see others make the same mistakes that I made time and time again.<p>As I …

Employment

How to avoid a bad hire: 4 red flags to watch for

Want to hire and retain better employees? Check for these warning signs with potential job candidates.<p>Hiring skilled and reliable tech workers can be …

Employment

6 phrases (and 6 words) you should never include in a cover letter

It goes without saying that you always want to present yourself in the best possible light when you’re job searching. From how you structure your …

Employment

BUT CHOOSE STRENGTHS CAREFULLY

Is there a harder question to answer in a job interview than responding to: what is your biggest weakness?<p>It is a common one that pops up from …

Employment

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement