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How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work.<p>This infographic was crafted with …

How Successful People Stay Cool During Tough Conversations

A colleague of mine is fond of saying, “Work is easy; people are hard.” And it’s so true. The work itself would be a cakewalk if it weren’t for the minefield of politics, sensitivity, expectation, and ego. And when it’s time to have a tough conversation, from letting someone down to letting someone …

Success

CEOs Reveal The Secrets To Motivating Employees To Perform At Their Peak

A handful employees who perform at their peak is better than a dozen employees who operate at 50% efficiency. Yet, motivating employees to perform at their peak can be one of the biggest challenges business leaders face.<p>I checked in with four successful CEOs to learn how they keep their teams …

Employee Engagement

American Kids Are Poorer Than They Were Decades Ago, Education Report Shows

Poverty, which affects a growing number of American students, begins its negative impact on learning as early as the beginning of kindergarten, according to a National Center for Education Statistics report released Thursday.<p>Teachers reported that kindergarten students from affluent households in …

High School

10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself More Hireable

Career coach and former HR exec Caroline Ceniza-Levine shares her advice for getting people to think of you as an expert.<p>In today’s competitive job …

Employment

Prepare These 15 Stories for Your Next Job Interview

Storytelling is perhaps the best way to present information so it's memorable and relatable, and it can make you stand out especially in job …

Job Interviews

How To Choose A New Career Path

It used to be that we picked a career path and stuck with it. As recently as twenty years ago, most people who started out in one career retired from a higher-level version of the first job they accepted out of school. That isn’t the case today!<p>These days people change careers more often than they …

Time I

Employee Engagement Depends on What Happens Outside of the Office

Companies spend over $720 million each year on employee engagement, and that’s projected to rise to over $1.5 billion. And yet, employee engagement is at record lows — 13% according to perennial engagement survey leader Gallup. What’s wrong here? Perhaps human resources leaders are spending their …

Employee Engagement

Original 'Shark Tank' Investor Kevin Harrington On The Worst Marketing Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

He's also one of the cofounders of the Entrepreneurs' Organization and has worked with founders to launch over 500 products that have brought in more than $4 billion worldwide.<p>When we recently asked him about the biggest marketing mistakes that small-business owners make, he told us it comes down …

Entrepreneurship

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

Condense and Perfect Your Elevator Pitch With These Easy Tips

8 Tips to Help You Find a Job on Twitter

When many people think of Twitter, they think of people “tweeting” about their lunch, pictures of cats, or meaningless minutiae from their day.<p>In …

How to Best Answer: What Are Your Salary Expectations?

You know it’s coming. You’ve found a job you want—or just one you think you want—and you’re wondering when that tricky money question will rear its head: What are your salary expectations?<p>Whether it’s a blank field in an online application, or a real, live question from a flesh-and-blood recruiter, …

Don't Make these Cover Letter Mistakes

By Luke Roney<p>Share on:<p>A cover letter can be the first step of a new career journey. Or it can be a dead end that dooms your attempts to get a job.<p>It …

How To Reach Out On Twitter After Applying For A Job

Twitter is a great tool for job seekers. It can be used for personal branding, networking and even researching potential employers. But after you’ve …

Is Your Resume 6-Second Worthy?

In a time when recruiters and hiring managers are getting inundated with applicants for job postings, one technique they quickly learn to master is …

How To Write A “Sticky” LinkedIn Profile Summary

Shares 1K<p>Imagine waking up in the morning and picking up the newspaper…<p>On the front page, you see your name in big bold letters.<p>The headline says …

Job Interview Advice Older Men Don't Want to Hear

A purple shirt, matching tie and pocket square, and very large eyeglasses: It was a look straight out of the 80s. <br>It would have been fine if he had …

Nerium: Making People Better—Together

<b>Click here to order the February 2014 issue in which this article appeared.</b><p><b>Photo above:</b> Nerium Brand Partners celebrate during a recent incentive …

Direct Selling Cannot Be Defined by Words or Numbers Alone

<b>Click here to order the February 2014 issue in which this article appeared.</b><p>In some respects, there has been an unprecedented amount of attention …

The 4 C’s of Succccess

Jennifer was in her mid-30s and had a lot going for her. She was smart, with a good education and with what she thought was a promising future as a …

Legendary Ex-HR Director From Netflix Shares 6 Important Lessons

The culture doc, created by McCord, CEO Reed Hastings, and others at the company, is still evolving and is used by the company to this day. It has also been the starting point for many other companies, some of which have created their own, similar documents.<p>The concepts laid out in the presentation …

The Workplace

Why Most Startups Fail at Acquiring New Customers (and how you can succeed!)

Draft presentation slides for my Stanford class on customer acquisition and sales. Overview on why most startups fail at acquiring customers. Covers: LTV, CAC, sales, and a number of other customer channels such as SEM, pay per install, PR, social media, and others.

Customers

Fired From Subway, This 20-Year-Old Started A Company And Makes A Living Off Facebook And Google Traffic

Most of us think of Facebook as a place to catch up on baby photos, keep tabs on your ex, and maybe read some quirky news about 2013's most important corgis.<p>But, for a small but growing class of small business owners, Facebook is a place to find customers, sell them stuff, and make a decent …

Profit

22 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014 - Jeffbullas's Blog

There was a tipping point last year that has major implications for business and brands. It will impact publishing and marketing strategies and …