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4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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Project Management

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

15 Body Language Hacks That’ll Instantly Make You More Impressive At An Interview

Being successful is not something everyone can achieve. Not for the lack of trying, of course. Sometimes, it's just the way you walk, talk or behave. …

Body Language

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

Image via Vladyslav Tulinovskyi<br>Competition in the employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, …

Graphic Design

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

If You Want To Your Next Presentation To Lead To The Decision You Want, Do These 6 Things

How you structure your presentation is just as important as how well you present it. If you do these six things when presenting for decision, you up your odds significantly of getting the decision you want.<p>Whether you work for a start-up and are presenting to Angel investors or a big company …

Management

7 Common Mistakes Young Leaders Often Make but Don't Have to

With new responsibilities come problems that are new to you but not to everybody.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Three years ago millennials surpassed Gen Xers to become the single largest cohort working in the United States, according to a study conducted by PEW …

Project Management

Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can't Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

Warren Buffett famously said that you should interview for intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't bother.<p>Are you a hiring manager or a person who conducts interviews as part of your job? Well, if you're not employing the science of behavioral interviewing in …

Employment

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Emotional Intelligence

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Public Speaking

12 bad decisions you make every day without realizing

Time Management

Want to Be a Great Mentor? Make These 4 Powerful Commitments

60 percent of millennials are hoping for a mentor. Make the most of the opportunity for you and them.<p>Mentoring another person requires work, especially when you elevate the practice of mentoring to what I call the Greater Than Yourself (GTY) approach. According to a Deloitte survey 60 percent of …

Mentoring

5 Clean-Eating Meal-Prep Recipes You Can Make Once and Eat All Week

We love clean eating. But cooking for hours? Not so much. Problem solved: Presenting five lean (but flavorful) big-batch recipes you can cook once …

Cooking

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

Why Your Most Empowering Career Move Isn’t About You

When thinking about ways to advance in your career, naturally the spotlight falls on you. What can you do to position yourself for better career …

Mentoring

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

Leadership

How to Increase Your Employees' Satisfaction Without Giving Them a Raise

It's not just about the money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a common misconception that money is the main driver of employee satisfaction. It is, after all, a fairly reliable measure of how much a company values its employees. Naturally, employers would think …

Employee Engagement

To Become a Leader Stop Schmoozing Others and Focus on Yourself

Getting into the leadership cadre is really about developing leadership skills: When your colleagues view you as a leader, rest assured the C-suite will come and find you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>First impressions endure. Therefore, be cognizant of the impression …

Leadership

13 High-Protein Meal Prep Recipes to Make This Sunday

Because we all want to save time during the busy week.<p>March 30, 2018<p>Meal prep and I have a love-hate relationship. I really enjoy it throughout the …

Healthy Eating

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

Employment

Job-Hopping Is on the Rise -- But That Doesn't Have to Be a Bad Thing

Too many of your millennials jumping ship? Learn to tap into their skills while you still have them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, employers have been fighting against job-hopping, and looking for ways to retain talent for the long haul. Even so, employees …

Employment

12 managers reveal the interview red flags that keep them from hiring someone

1/<p>1. Showing up too early<p>Getty Images<p>"Basically aim to get there 30 minutes before the interview. This is your buffer, then once you've seen you are …

Warner Bros

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

This 1 LinkedIn Summary Mistake Makes Hiring Managers Stop Reading Your Profile

This one section on your LinkedIn profile is where most recruiters decide not to contact you.<p>It's very easy to make mistakes on your LinkedIn profile. These days, you need to consider how each section of your profile is being perceived. The photo, headline, summary and work history sections must …

Employment

These are some of Hong Kong's popular street food

Home to some of the world’s most exciting street food, Hong Kong is a foodie’s paradise.<p>Here is a guide to some of Hong Kong’s wallet-friendly eats …

Hong Kong

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Management Position

Cover Letter Examples for Management Jobs<p>Updated February 26, 2018<p>The goal of any cover letter is to show that you're a strong candidate and should …

Employment

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

A foodie’s guide to Japan in summer

ASK anyone who has visited, and they’ll tell you: Food is the only reason you need to visit Japan. It’s a passion and an art form in this country.<p>Amy …

Six of the best Irish recipes for St Patrick's Day

<b>Boiled ham with cabbage and parsley sauce (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>20 min</b><br>Cook <b>3-4 hr</b><br>Serves <b>4-6</b><p><b>1 ham on the bone</b>,soaked in water overnight<b><br>300ml milk</b><b><br>1 handful parsley leaves</b>, finely chopped<b><br>1 bay leaf</b><b><br>½ tbsp black peppercorns</b><b><br>1 shallot</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>25g butter</b><b><br>50g plain flour</b><b><br>1 tsp mustard</b><b><br>30ml double</b> …

Soda Bread

7 Authentic Korean Foods You Need to Try

There's more to Korean food than KBBQ, ddukbokki, bibimbap, and kimchi fried rice!<p>March 15, 2018<p>As a Korean-American, I have been always been exposed …