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Adult Education is Crucial to Filling the Skills Gap

By: Mike Berlin and Ira Sockowitz. There are not enough people trained to fill the middle-skill positions that are available now and expected to be …

Education

5 Habits Of Effective Introverted Leaders

Introverts can be quiet changemakers. Here’s how they can adopt their leadership style in a world that won’t shut up.<p>Leadership is often associated with words like “charisma,” “power,” “outgoing,” and “confident.” As a result, introverted and quiet changemakers may have difficulties envisioning …

Leadership

4 Savvy Business Women Slay Their Way To Success

<i>"Personal mastery is the discipline of continually clarifying and deepening our personal vision, of focusing our energies, of developing patience, and of seeing reality objectively."</i> --Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline<p>Slaying your business begins with pushing through life's challenges, obstacles …

Motivation

The 8 Self-Assessments You Need to Improve at Work This Year

We all need to grow — not only to stay engaged in our work but also to keep up with our employers’ changing needs. And this is the perfect time of year to set personal development goals and start making progress on them.<p>No matter what skills you’d like to improve, it’s important to know where to …

Communication Skills

7 Tips to Build a Business While Working a Day Job

Many people dream of leaving their nine-to-five jobs to start their own businesses. Many successful entrepreneurs had to keep their day jobs until …

Small Business

5 Powerful Ways to Build Your Personal Brand | Inc.com

You might not be looking for a job right now, but chances are you will sometime in the future. Before you do, however, you should do everything you can to improve your own personal brand--the image you project to the world.<p>According to Susan Vitale, CMO at iCIMS, a provider of HR software, "Having …

Marketing

10 Tips To Get Unstuck And Move Your Career Forward in 2016

Starting the new year with new goals? If your intention is to move your career forward in 2016, here are some tips to get unstuck and get promoted.<p><b>Manage your career</b><p>Are you focused more on managing your job than your career?<p>It’s time to get over your limiting belief that working hard and …

Self-confidence
Employment

The Rules for Job Searching Are Different in January

The holiday decorations from your cubicle are tucked into the bottom of your junk drawer and fond memories from a whirlwind month of December have …

Employment

Eight Career Skills You Need To Be Competitive In 2016

The mix of hard and soft skills it takes to get hired change as quickly as business does. Here’s what it will take this year.<p>Good help is hard to find. At least that’s what one-third of hiring managers say, and the talent shortage isn’t just in technical fields. Good sales reps, managers, …

Human Resources

This Is the Best Way to Make Your Resume Stand out

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Human Resources

How To Turn Daily Tasks Into Opportunities For Professional Development

These four steps can make completing your daily tasks better for your professional development than taking formal training.<p>If one of your resolutions for 2016 was aimed at professional development, there’s still hope.<p>Even though the so-called “Blue Monday” slump comes this time in January, when …

Communication Skills

What to Put on Your Resume When You Have No Relevant Work Experience

Your dream job just got posted, and you’re super excited. There’s just one problem: You literally have zero relevant work experience. Whether you’re …

3 Steps to Begin and Maintain a Beautiful Mentorship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Steve Jobs was perhaps the most prolific entrepreneur in modern times. Yet even the tech genius didn’t do it all on his own. He needed a mentor -- someone to confide in, to ask advice and from which to gain an outside perspective. Jobs’ …

Entrepreneurship

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

14 Keys to Making Any Leader a Compelling Public Speaker

Why do some talks stick in your mind with vivid clarity, while others are almost instantly forgotten? And more important, how do you make sure yours fall in the first category?<p>For leaders, our ability to persuade, motivate, convince and inspire is a determining factor in whether we have a motivated …

Public Speaking

How I tripled my salary in less than a year after getting fired

I wanted to be a writer, but didn't have a single published clip to call my own.<p>As you can imagine, the next few years weren't very fun. Since 2010, I've:<p>been unemployed three times, for a total of 13 months.<br>• failed to hold a "full-time job" longer than a year.<br>• quit three jobs, been let go once and …

Employment

The Autofocus Productivity Method: Stop Maintaining To-Do Lists and Start Getting Stuff Done

<i>Looking for a personal productivity system that doesn't suffer the rigidity and unwieldiness that have thwarted your best efforts to adopt other</i> …

Teaching with Discussions

One of the most challenging teaching methods, leading discussions can also be one of the most rewarding. Using discussions as a primary teaching …

Teaching

12 Invaluable Lessons Married People Want The Unmarried To Know

During my wedding shower, my brides-maids set up an advice jar for me to keep handy after my fiance and I were married. There were tons of pieces of …

The 19 hottest jobs for 2016

If you're hoping to land a new job in the new year, you've come to the right place.<p>CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) have compiled a list of the hottest, most in-demand jobs for 2016, based on supply and demand (the number of job ads companies post each month outpace the …

Employment

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Online Education

New Research Proves The Hidden Inequality Within The Gender Wage Gap

In a new state-by-state analysis, the gender wage gap is a stark reminder of how inequality affects female heads of households.<p>The gender wage gap is complicated. Most people have heard that women make, on average, 77¢ for every dollar that a man in the same job earns. That number comes from U.S. …

Demographics

The 10 Best Cities For Young Job Seekers

From the start of the millennium through 2011, the share of employed Americans in their early 20s (ages 21 t0 25) fell from 84% to 72%. What's more, the employment rate among those in their late 20s (ages 26 to 30) dropped from 88% to 80%, according to a new study from the Georgetown Center on …

Demographics

The 6 Best Interview Questions Asked by Famous Execs (and the Worst) | Inc.com

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Interviewing people can be terribly dull.<p>It's a dance to which you hope both parties know the steps.<p>Sadly, what sometimes happens is that the interviewer isn't in the mood and the interviewee has …

Employment

We took a real resume from a laid-off tech worker and turned it into something fantastic

When he shared his resume with us, it looked like it came from another era.<p>We wondered, what should he be doing differently?<p>So we contacted Volen Vulkov, co-founder of Enhancv, a startup that automatically analyzes your resume mistakes and helps you redesign a new one. (These are the folks that …

Employment

5 interview tips from a Goldman Sachs campus recruiter

It's also highly competitive. Last summer, the firm had 59,000 applicants for roughly 2,900 intern positions.<p>To help internship — and job — candidates navigate through the application process, Goldman published a Q&A with its head of University Relations, Taylor MacKenzie, on its website.<p>Her job is …

Goldman Sachs

Books That Genius Hour Teachers Love

Since starting teaching with Genius Hour, we have read so many inspirational books that have changed us and our pedagogy. With the help of my GH …

Are Linguistics The New Forefront Of Diversity Initiatives?

Women are criticized for vocal fry, and hiring managers are biased against accents. Building the case for linguistic diversity at work.<p>Lately, much attention has been paid to how women—especially young women—speak. Linguistic styles like vocal fry and “upspeak” or “uptalk” have been examined—first …

Language

Be a School Leader: The 16 Best Resources for School Administrators

The role teachers play in the educational system is significant and vital, but if teachers are the heart of the operation, administrators are the …