Mike Spence

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Guess Who Doesn’t Care That You Went to Harvard?

The Latest on Hiring<p>Business Leaders Say Knowledge Trumps College Pedigree<p>Gallup<p>Sorry, Ivy League-educated dilettantes: While that framed degree may look mighty fine on your wall, most business leaders aren’t particularly keen on your academic credentials when hiring, at least according to a new …

The Top 6 Small-Business Trends on the Rise

Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>2016 is a promising year for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The development of modern business technology gives small businesses the opportunity to …

Shift to digital business disrupts traditional IT

2016 is set to be a year of shifts for IT – shuffling budget dollars, reconfiguring business processes, and recasting tech talent.<p>Worldwide IT …

Hottest Enterprise Networking & IT Startups of 2016

The billions of dollars invested in cloud, wireless, big data, security and other networking startups in 2015 means that enterprise IT shops will …

Startups

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The US Government Has an Internet "Killswitch" — and It's None of Your Business

<b>The Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition concerning the Department of Homeland Security’s secretive internet and cellphone killswitch program.</b><p>…

Surveillance

5 Things the People Reading Your Resume Wish You Knew

Resumes are very personal documents. In fact, whenever I’m reviewing a resume, I always ask permission before I mark it up. Who am I to edit your …

The nerd's guide to learning everything online

Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn -- we just need to find the way that works for …

5 Trends Every American Small Business Owner Needs to Watch in 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Heading into an election year means many of the big influences on the US small business market will come from macro-economic conditions and technological changes being implemented in the sector.<p>Here are a few trends that bear watching …

What Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Other Top Execs Ask During Job Interviews

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling …

To Improve Your Performance Focus on Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

This story originally appeared on ConnectionCulture.com<p>Have you ever worked on your weaknesses and felt like you were beating your head against a brick wall? Or maybe you’ve been in a role that tapped into a lot of your weaknesses. A friend of mine was in this situation recently. He was in a high …

Creating a Culture Where Employees Speak Up

All of us aspire to work for leaders who truly value our input. We’re looking for a “speak-up culture”—the kind of workplace where we feel welcome and included, free to express our views and opinions, and confident that our ideas will be heard and recognized. But it’s not just employees who benefit …

8 Psychological Insights Into the Brain That Will Improve Your Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The better you understand the human mind, the better you’ll be able to persuade customers to convert. And, if you think about it, marketing is really about applied psychology.<p>What this means is that buyers act in certain ways because …

These 12 Jobs Will Grow 30% by 2024

Health care jobs lead the pack.<p>Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics updated their <i>Occupational Outlook Handbook</i> to reflect projected job growth …

A Wall Street legend who died New Year's Day offered a great piece of advice to college grads

He cofounded Angelo Gordon and led the firm for 27 years, and also served on the board of directors at auction house Sotheby's.<p>Angelo returned to his alma mater, St. Lawrence University in New York, 10 months ago to give the 2015 commencement speech. There, he explained to graduates what he learned …

21 Simple Ways to Be a Better Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are often defined by the size of our ambitions, but the best way to make a big impact is to start small steps. How many times have you set a Big Hairy Audacious Goal for yourself and, somehow, got lost along the way? I know I have, and the only times I reached my farthest goals were …

Entrepreneurship

9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about--few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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The Highest and Lowest Paying College Majors

A study by by the nonprofit Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed four years worth of wage data, from 2009-2013, compiled by the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. It calculated median annual wages earned by college-educated workers between the ages of 25 and …

College & University

5 Career Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make in 2016

Times are changing. Your career strategy needs to change with them. Here's why.<p>Ever wonder why school teaches us everything <i>except</i> how to get the job? Do you ever feel like managing your career is really hard? You're not alone. Millions of people are struggling to build careers that are satisfying. …

Should You Avoid or Embrace the Job Hopper?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Job hoppers are becoming more readily accepted in today’s workforce. A CareerBuilder survey of 2,138 hiring managers and HR professionals, conducted last year, found that more than half (55 percent) of employers surveyed said they have …

People reveal the most life-changing piece of advice they’ve ever received

1/<p>"Be afraid! And then do it anyway!"<p>"I was 13 years old, trying to teach my 6-year-old sister how to dive into a swimming pool from the side of the …

Best career advice for twenty-somethings

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says there are no straight paths.Brian Snyder/Reuters<p>If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you anymore, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to …

Anonymous Takes #OpISIS to a New Level By Stopping an Actual Terror Attack

The hacktivist collective is claiming responsibility for stopping a physical terrorist attack in Italy.<p>The primary ‘Anonymous’ account behind the …

The 10 Worst Entrepreneurs of 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest risk all of you face as you try to make it in the business world is that you buy into the massive hype of the entrepreneurial craze and think running a successful company is like falling off a log. It’s not. It’s really, …

10 Ways to Network Like a Boss

5. Remember to share, not sell.<p>If you want to get ahead in this world, you have to network. Networking helps build confidence, connects you with …

What the cloud actually looks like

I like going on tours of data centers – it’s always fun to see what “the cloud” actually looks like in person.<p>Recently, I had the opportunity to tour …

Why Millennials Don't Worry That Much About Online Security

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Security is something many of us hold dear. Most of us want to be sure that the sites we surf and buy from offer things like https encryption, keeping our personal information secure from identity thieves or even just keeping to the …

The Ultimate Guest Blogging Guide – Cody Lister

Woohoo.<p>You’ve built a business.<p>Maybe you’ve even given birth to an awesome idea.<p>The only thing stopping you from becoming the next digital superstar …

The Fundamentals of Successful Thinking

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>The simple truth is that our control over our consciousness determines the quality of our lives as well as our ability to reach our full potential.<p>People who have developed the right mental disciplines make more money, stretch their abilities …