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What interviewers really want to hear when they ask 'Why do you want to work here?'

"So why do you want to work here?"<p>Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one particular …

Employment

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

Here's How Your Social Security Benefits Are Calculated

The method for figuring your Social Security benefits is a bit complicated, but it's not hard to understand.<p>Ever wonder where the benefit amounts …

Retirement

SEO 2018: 15 Rules for Dominating Online Search Results

There is limitless opportunity online, if you can be found.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seems like yesterday that I was writing about SEO in 2017. Now, 2018 is near. Are the rules changing much? Sort of. But, the fundamentals are staying the same. You still can't …

SEO

Top 6 Things No One Tells You About Retiring

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

Retirement

11 Passive Income Ideas You Can Use to Make Money Without Working

Or, while you're working on generating even more revenue.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner and certified financial planner Jeff Rose knows how you can multiply your money over time by making smart investments and financial decisions. In this …

Thought Leadership

101. Hire an accountant

Without skipping your daily Starbucks run.<p>By <b>Alicia Adamczyk, Kaitlin Mulhere, Elizabeth O’Brien and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>We’d all like to finish next …

Six Things Beyond Your Résumé That Will Land You The Job Of Your Dreams

When you’re looking for a new job, you may think your résumé is your most important asset. But your ability to advance your career depends on many factors, and most of them have nothing to do with your past job titles or the amount of experience you’ve managed to cram into your résumé.<p>While your …

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired

Employers want you to ask this question. Here's why...<p>Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just …

15 Property Management Tips for Entrepreneurs Seeking Passive Income From Real Estate

Purchasing real estate for investment income is a sound strategy, if you stay on top of your property.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a landlord or just looking to make money with real estate, it's crucial to understand how to manage a property the right way. …

Real Estate

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Investing

This 5-Minute Rule Is Proven to Make Your Meetings More Productive

A new meeting trend promises to increase efficiency and productivity.<p>Imagine you're tasked with updating the team on an important work issue that needs their buy-in. You've prepped and now you start delivering on all the points they need to hear. Sixty seconds into your polished presentation, your …

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has stuck to this simple yet powerful approach, and it's one all of us can take.<p>Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this …

Your Five-Month Guide To Getting A Promotion

If you want a bump in your title (and pay) you’ll have to start laying the groundwork months in advance. Consider this your step-by-step guide.<p>Landing a promotion (and the raise that will likely come with it) are career goals that most of us aspire to sooner or later. But you can’t just pop into …

A LinkedIn Leader’s Top 5 Career Lessons To Learn Earlier

It’s important to plan for both the short and the long game in your career.<p>As the senior director of global talent acquisition at LinkedIn, I get to interact with many professionals and students. In my conversations with people–whether they are students or folks just out of school and launching …

Sheryl Sandberg Mastered 3 Presentation Skills in 3 Minutes. And You Can, Too

Being a memorable, persuasive speaker requires building connection, being current and boosting credibility.<p>When it comes to making a persuasive presentation, there are several elements that are core to making it a success. As Aristotle said eons ago, persuasion requires appealing to ethos (trust), …

80% Of Jobs Are Not On Job Boards: Here's How to Find Them

<i>The following letter is authored by Evan Guzman. Evan is a nationally recognized leader with over two decades of experience in strategic corporate development, employment marketing & branding. As former Global Head of Military Programs and Engagement for Verizon; Evan’s responsibilities included</i> …

Employment

The Next Billion Dollar Startups: Where Are They Now? (Volume 2)

Since Forbes launched its annual Next Billion Dollar Startups List in 2015 (produced with TrueBridge Capital Partners), it’s been difficult to keep up. Of the 50 companies we’ve profiled in the past two years, nearly half have reached valuations of at least $1.0 billion or exited through an IPO or …

Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site

Google launched “Startup with Google” today, a new site that brings together all the company’s resources for founders and their startups.<p>As the name implies, the focus here is on Google’s own tools, services and initiatives (think everything from Firebase and Android Studio to Analytics and …

Some Airbnb Hosts Producing Job-Quitting Cash With This Emerging Business Model

Marketplace platforms often cater to both consumer and business customers. Such is the case with Airbnb, which serves guests (consumers) who are looking for unique and cost-effective accommodations, as well as property owners (businesses) who use the system to make money. Both sides of the equation …

Real Estate

Google reveals the top things people want to find out ‘How to’ do

Google has a new website compiled using search data and built by its News Lab, working together with Xaquin G.V., an interactive visual data journalist. The site uses data related to searches made by users about “How To” do things, which represents a massive amount of activity on Google, it turns …

Mobile Devices

How To Fix a Toilet And Other Things We Can't Do Without Search

<b>I can't fix a toilet. Or a sink.</b> I know how to write an essay, how to visualize a dataset, how to draw a diagram, how to make liquid olives ... but I …

4 Brilliant Pitch Deck Tactics to Steal From Airbnb

If you're looking for pitch deck tips, look no further than Airbnb.<p>Airbnb is arguably one of the most successful companies within the sharing economy. As a brand worth billions, it gives people the unique, memorable prospect of staying with locals when they travel.<p>Airbnb was certainly rewarded with …

Visa makes strategic investment in card processing startup Marqeta

Since 2010, Marqeta has quietly established itself as the underlying tech provider for businesses that are looking to issue virtual and physical debit and credit cards to employees, partners and customers alike. As it looks to expand internationally and sign up customers around the globe, the …

FinTech

Top resume templates: These 3 beautiful resumes will give you the best shot at getting a job in 2017

Perhaps you know what mistakes not to make on a resume, but what <i>should</i> you do to make your experience stand out from the rest? Are there key features …

How To Write A Stellar LinkedIn Summary

Several years ago, I posted an article on the three steps to writing the perfect LinkedIn summary. A lot has changed since then. LinkedIn has made many updates and revisions, and they recently launched an entirely new interface. In addition, the world of work has evolved even more into a place …

LinkedIn

The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017, according to how investors value them

For that we turned to Pitchbook, the website that tracks financial investments. Pitchbook sifted through its vast database to uncover the 383 startups that received funding so far in 2017 and that sell products or services to businesses, aka enterprise startups.<p>We chose a metric called a "valuation …

Startups

Crowdfunding Sites That Help People In Tough Times

It’s one of life’s unfathomable twists that a woman like medical researcher and physician Laura Napolitano, of San Francisco, is now at the mercy of one of medicine’s cruelest scourges: early-onset Alzheimer’s. Fortunately, one of the Internet’s most useful inventions, social giving crowdfunding, …

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

Amazon launches new training and certification portal to lure talent to AWS

As cloud services continue to pick up steam, Amazon wants to make sure there is no shortage of talent to maintain your cloud computing operations and take care of your AWS needs.<p>Yesterday, the e-commerce giant announced it is launching its own dedicated training and certification portal to offer …