Myron Kyser

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The Secret About Resumes No Recruiter Will Tell You

There are thousands of books and millions of websites about writing great resumes but none of them reveal this all-important secret.<p>For decades, job seekers have been told the importance of having a great resume. Rules and guidelines abound. Your resume should be no longer than one page, …

Employment

A Google recruiter shares the winning 3-part formula for resumes that get noticed

Google is a highly sought-after employer, fielding more than 50,000 applicants a week. Yet just a sliver of those applicants actually get hired, …

Employment

5 Illegal Interview Questions You Should Never Answer (and What to Do When Facing Them)

Ever been asked if you're a U.S. citizen? Here are examples of the types of questions you should not be asked in an interview.<p>Ever had this happen? You're in an interview where things are going smoothly, where you and your prospective boss are hitting it off. And then an interview question is …

Employment

5 Ways to Shredded Abs

1 of 7<p>Abs of Steel<p>For great abs, you’ve gotta eat great. But if you’ve got that part down and want to have abs that really impress, you’ve got to …

Workouts

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Keyboard Shortcuts

What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

When I speak to large groups about leadership, one question I often ask is, “How many of you have ever received a compliment from your boss that actually offended you?” Without exception, more than two-thirds of the people in the room raise their hands. When I probe further on what people found …

Leadership

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

Before You Buy, You Should Get To Know The Many Faces Of Franchising

When we think of franchising, the mind often drifts to thoughts of well-known fast food chains like McDonalds. While these are in fact franchises, they represent only a small part of a large and diverse industry.<p>There are about 4,000 different franchise systems in the U.S. today, and the …

Small-caps stocks are booming

U.S. small-cap stocks have surged this year, hitting new highs in June 2018. The benchmark S&P Small Cap 600 Index has gained around 11% in 2018, out-performing the large cap S&P 500 by more than 5% during this period (Chart 1).<p><b>Several key factors have contributed to the small-cap rally this …

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs: The Complete Guide

The Garden of the Gods is one of Colorado’s most amazing natural attractions. Massive red rock formations pierce upward from the earth, balancing in …

I'm a financial planner — here's why I won't buy a home

Some people seem surprised when I tell them I rent by choice.<p>I'm a business owner and financial planner, I'm married, and by all counts I'm well established in my life. I should own a house, right?<p>But that's where a lot of people get into trouble: They feel like they "should" do one thing or …

Personal Finance

Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year.<p>To be sure, retiring in a new …

Retirement

Brace for a lost decade for U.S. stocks, warn Morningstar strategists

It’s time to put away the grill and fireworks and instead focus on the Fed minutes that will hit during afternoon trading.<p>If the smoke signals from …

Stock Markets

23 smart ways to increase your confidence, productivity, and income

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

The 50 Best Cities in The World to Visit Alone

Although frightening, traveling alone can be best way to explore a new city.<p>Although it can be frightening, traveling alone is often the best way to …

Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science

Researchers have found that people who read regularly are better off.<p>Books are good for people on so many levels. They can help you fall asleep, lower your stress through laughter or tears, provide an escape from reality, and offer exposure to perspectives different from your own. Here are three …

This Bestselling, 5-star Rated Travel Backpack Is on Sale for 60% Off Right Now

It'll fit your laptop and then some.<p>Finding the perfect bag for commuting or traveling can feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack — but if the …

Looking for cheap flights? These are the sites (and apps) you'll need to find the best deals.

It’s time for your vacation, and you know what that means: Get the heck out of here! But wait. You haven’t booked a flight anywhere. Or maybe you’ve …

What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School

• <b>Author:</b> Mark H. Mccormack<p><b>This business classic features straight-talking advice you’ll never hear in school.</b> <b></b> <b><br>Featuring a new foreword by Ariel Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell</b> <br>Mark H. McCormack, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American business, is widely credited as the founder of the …

The future of ‘entrepreneurship’? Working for Amazon and Uber

Amazon this week announced the next chapter in its bid to rule the commercial world. The company is looking to create a network of independent delivery fleets, and it wants “hundreds of entrepreneurs” to “start businesses” in support of this.<p>This represents a major move in the logistics realm, one …

How Do Successful CEOs Spend Their Time? Here's What You Should (And Shouldn't) Emulate

Researchers at Harvard made in-depth discoveries about a CEO's day, including how much time they spent sleeping, in meetings, working and well, not working.<p>In a company, you have people selected for very specific roles in specific departments, but what exactly does a CEO fall under? They're kind of …

Tell me what you did today, and I’ll tell you who you are

You live your life in 24 hour periods. How you use those 24 hour periods determines who you become and how successful you’ll be.<p>If you learn to …

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in July 2018

Summer is heating up and so is the job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 6.7 million job openings and only 6.4 million …

Employment

8 Smart Strategies to Help You Invest in Real Estate

Jeff Rose goes into detail on a series of strategies to help you get your start in investing in properties.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Curious about investing in real estate but not completely sure how to enter the market without buying property? In this video, …

27 Seemingly Random Things That Could Ruin Your Job Interview

Small details in a job interview can affect your chances of landing the position.<p>There are many pieces to a job interview.<p>There’s the obvious stuff: …

Five Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid, From Chef Hemant Bhagwani

Restaurateur Hemant Bhagwani still vividly remembers sitting by the edge of a lake in Switzerland at 18 years old, calling his father in India to ask to come home from chef school. Having financed his son’s culinary school ambitions, Bhagwani senior — a successful businessman — was less than …

Amazon needs help delivering packages. Here's how to cash in.

Amazon is offering new incentives to anyone who wants to open and run a courier business delivering packages for the e-commerce behemoth.<p>The company says delivery partners who are accepted into the program need only a minimum investment of $10,000 and could earn about $300,000 in annual profits …

eCommerce

Invest Your Time in People to Get More Hours Out of Your Day

Scheduling a coffee date, outside of work, will actually make you more productive.<p>As someone who sometimes isn't the shining star example of either work-life balance or productivity and organization, I am always on the search for strategies to help me use my time better and get more out of each day.<p>…

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Harvard Business School