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10 ridiculous things companies have asked job candidates to do

Interviewing at Google has become something of a legend in job-hunting circles.<p>The company realized early on that it didn't necessarily just want the right person for a particular job description, it wanted the right person <i>for Google</i>.<p>Because the company places a premium on employees who will move …

The Deadliest Presentation Mistakes Anyone Can Avoid

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Bernard Marr, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It’s fairly inevitable: at some point in your career, you’re likely to be asked to make a presentation.<p>For some, public speaking is an opportunity to …

Public Speaking

Retrain Your Brain to Feel Confident About Public Speaking

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Picture yourself sitting in an audience, listening to a presentation at a conference. The speaker on the low platform at the front of the room suddenly grabs a mic and says to the crowd, “To prove my point, I am going to need a …

Public Speaking

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, conquering challenge and failure is essential to the success of your business. You can learn to cultivate that resilience by training your brain to stay positive when times are tough.<p>"People tend to have a cognitive …

Self-help

A New Model for Results-Driven Networking

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Networking is supposed to help build an ecosystem of professional contacts who can drive results for your career and the growth of your business.<p>Unfortunately many traditional tactics like attending networking events end up …

Networking

3 Practical Ways to Connect With Millionaires

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past several months, after starting my podcast, Career Savvy Fed, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know several millionaires.<p>One millionaire, David Hornik, is a venture capitalist I came to know after reading Adam …

Entrepreneurship

5 Thoughts That Crush Success

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ll hear that successful people think differently -- that they are somehow hard-wired for high performance. There's the notion that some entrepreneurs perfectly combine analytical and reasoning skills with optimism, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Have More Meaningful Exchanges

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Conversation is the currency of everyday business. Whether you're engaging in small talk before a meeting or providing an in-depth discussion at a networking event, the right conversation at the right time can lead to a fresh …

Entrepreneurship

5 Behaviors of a Successful and Trustworthy Consultant

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Stephen M.R. Covey wrote, "Trust is equal parts character and competence," he meant that leaders could end up with less than optimal results if they lacked one or both of those parts.<p>Sustaining trust is hugely important in …

Leadership

Success Can Come at Any Age. Just Look at These 6 Successful Entrepreneurs.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Based on the way startups are covered in the media today, it’s easy to feel like all founders are in their teens or 20s. Stories abound of young millionaires and entrepreneur teenagers, but that’s only part of the picture. There …

Entrepreneurship

5 Rules for Successful Meetings

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meetings. The word has almost become synonymous with wasting time. To quote Captain Kirk, “A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” Call a meeting and you could almost hear the collective …

Time Management

6 Growth Hack Techniques You Can Try Today

One of the best ways to understand growth hacking is to, well, get started doing it.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs,</i> …

Marketing

Twitter Founder Has a New App and It's Super

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you know about the founders of Twitter and their story? The Twitter story is CRAZY. You can read about it in the book, <i>Hatching Twitter</i><i>,</i> by Nick Bilton<i>.</i> It reads like a murder-mystery book, except without the murder and …

Photo Sharing

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

2 min read<p>Writing a business plan may sound difficult and dull -- and by “may,” we mean “definitely” -- but it doesn’t have to be. Yes, we know you’re eager to dive right in on that world-changing business idea, but having your strategy on paper is critical.<p>In many ways, your business plan can act …

Small Business

Every CEO Can Learn Something About Leadership Watching These 11 Films

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A good story is a great way to learn and great films can teach us a lot. These 11 teach some things you won't learn in any MBA program.<p>1. Wall Street.<p>The 1987 movie starring Michael Douglas and directed by Oliver Stone was …

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Why Authoritative Content Is More Important Than SEO

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is a little-known secret that Google and other search engines are making a shift from traditional search engine optimization (SEO) to a focus on quality and authoritative content. While it is still important to optimize your …

Marketing

Indiegogo Launches Commerce Option for Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Owners

2 min read<p>For so many entrepreneurs, crowdfunding campaign websites are where dreams are born. It’s where brand-new entrepreneurs launch their first businesses and serial entrepreneurs test out new ideas. Now, your crowdfunding website can also be where your new business takes its first steps.<p>With …

Crowd Funding

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

6 min read<p><i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer some tips to help you determine</i> …

Small Business

5 Ways to Focus on What Really Matters in 2015: Yourself

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As we turn the corner from 2014 and enter 2015, many of us will use this moment to clear the decks and think about changes we want to implement -- personally and professionally -- in the year ahead.<p>From a business perspective it …

businessperspective

5 Ways to Distinguish Yourself With a Personal Brand

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Personal branding has become an essential part of entrepreneurship. Your brand affects the reputation of your business as much as it does your professional career. Whether you deliberately pursue fashioning one or not, your …

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