Marc Pilgrim

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New technology helps Kroger speed up checkout times

Kroger says its shoppers are waiting an average of just 26 seconds to start in the checkout lane.<p>CINCINNATI -- Kroger is touting a new number it says is winning shoppers and adding to the grocer's bottom line: A wait of just 26 seconds to start in the checkout lane, down from 4 minutes a few years …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

Survey Shows the Top Trends Facing Accounting Firms

Successful accounting firms, those that are “Very prepared,” report they can leverage key industry trends to engage clients now and in the future are …

5 Questions to Turn Your Job Interview Into a Job Conversation

Get candidates to drop their interview facade with these revealing conversation starters--you'll be surprised by the results.<p>Several years ago, I was recruiting a candidate from a well-known software company. He was strongly recommended by a contact of mine, and I was excited to hear details about …

The Secret Art of the Follow-up Email

For years I'd been doing something that just came naturally to me when sending (or responding to) sales or pitch emails. That thing was sending a follow-up email. And I recently realized that more than 75 percent of the 2,000 deals I've landed over the years have come from sending follow-up …

Virtual Assistants

Habits of the Most Skilled Recruiters: Part One – The Good

Most candidates are not fortunate enough to have a good recruitment process, considering only 5% of them rank their experience as “good.” So, where …

Employment

There are no B players

“Only hire A players! Fire the B players!”<p>“If you hire B players, then they will hire C players!”<p>“Over time, the A players will get frustrated with …

How to Hire the Best Startup Team

Startups can be a tricky hiring environment. You need to balance hiring good employees and workers who have an entrepreneurial spirit. Melding the …

Startups

Resume Checklist: Must-Haves & Must-Dos

When you’re writing a resume, you want to make sure you’ve covered everything. A checklist is the way to do that. Your resume is only given one shot …

Build Your Online Reputation. Jobs Will Follow.

A job search can be daunting, but you can measurably shorten your search time horizon if you build an online reputation. Think of your search as a content marketing initiative.<p>What exactly is content marketing? Michael Brenner, Vice President of SAP Marketing & Content Strategy defines content as …

Don't Pick a Job. Pick a Boss.

<b>"Don't pick a job. Pick a Boss. Your first boss is the biggest factor in your career success. A boss who doesn't trust you won't give you</b> …

A Great Job Interview Requires a Great Conversation

Finding out if a candidate is right for your company requires more than just a traditional interview.<p><i>Qualifications are great. Skills are great. Experience is great. But those should be a given--those should be what gets the candidate the job interview.</i><p><i>Now it's time to figure out whether a</i> …

10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

9 Things That Should Never Be on Your Resume

Your resume. Often, your first – <i>and last</i> – impression.<p>And yet so many don’t take the time to make that first impression a good one. We carefully …

The Right and Wrong Reasons for Changing Jobs

As the job market heats up, it might be time to update your LinkedIn profile. Just updating your profile is a clue to the folks at LinkedIn that …

Become Indispensible! 12 Certainties That Will Impact Your Career Now and In The Future

Are you becoming increasingly irrelevant in the eyes of your employer or the marketplace because your education and training has not been keeping up …

What’s Your Stretch Factor? The 10 factors that best predict success.

<i>Stretch Factor</i><i>℠ = the combination of factors that collectively indicates how much bigger a job a person can currently handle.</i><p>If known, a person’s …

Your Most Important Career Question - And How To Answer It

Are you in the right job? Is your career going the right way? Occasionally, we should pause, and ask ourselves some fundamental questions. I believe …

How I Hire: Focus On Personality

Personality is the key. It is not something that always comes out in interview – people can be shy. But you have to trust your judgement. If you have …

The Most Important Interview Question of All Time

<i>(NOTE - this is not the ONLY question, just the most important. Make sure you check out THE ANSWER (Part 2) post. Part 3 is for job-seekers on how to</i> …

Employers Benefit Most When Every Hiring Candidate Has a Good Experience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it. Looking for a job is almost universally a lousy experience.<p>The process is a nightmare for an active job seeker. You spend countless hours searching for the right opportunity, put in lots of work getting introductions, …

How Learning to Coach Others Speeds Your Own Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone can benefit from developing skill as a coach.Whether you are managing a large organization or you are a solo-preneur who spends all day talking to potential clients, don't underestimate the power of the words we use during …