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Five Things Your Resume Says About You - Instantly

People are always talking about how long a recruiter or HR person is likely to look at your resume.<p>Job-seekers understandably want to know ”How long does my resume have to make an impression?” Some people say “Ten seconds” or “six seconds” or maybe “Twenty seconds.”<p>Let’s be real. Everyone has some …

6 ​unusual ​habits of ​exceptionally ​creative ​people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with some of history's most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity.<p>Some of the things I've learned …

8 Learning Principles Enhance Entrepreneur Survival

Aspiring entrepreneurs who rely only on traditional learning vehicles (teachers, classrooms, and risk-free practice) are doomed to failure in founding a startup today. Either they are never really ready to start, study an opportunity until it has passed, or fail with tools and techniques from a …

Entrepreneurship

Distracted? 11 Hacks That Will Help You Focus. (Infographic)

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because you’re not doing work right now doesn’t mean there’s no work to be done. I’ll bet you’re just about to get started on that work right after you read this. Well… you do have to return that phone call first, but then …

Hacking

4 Reasons Why an Online Business is the Best Investment You Will Ever Make

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a rare breed of individuals who are constantly exploring new business opportunities. Some seek out new opportunities on their own while others are constantly being pitched new ideas.<p>The majority of …

Small Business

Why the World Needs the US Economy to Struggle

<i>Below is the January 4th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full.</i><p>The headlines this morning talk about the US dollar hitting an 11-year high. I have been saying for years that the dollar is going to go higher than anyone can imagine. This trade is just in the early innings. And the …

6 of the Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Business People

Learn from the wisdom others have acquired<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people?</i><p><i>Answer by Dan Deceuster, Determined Realist & Entrepreneur, on Quora,</i><p>I won't cover luck, ambition, common sense, and all of that. Here are some things I …

Self-improvement

10 Pointers Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Know

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A young entrepreneur might run across a lot of articles offering advice for the new business owner. But how many articles are actually geared toward the young entrepreneur?<p>As a former young entrepreneur myself (now I'm 30), I’ve …

Entrepreneurship

Are You A High Performer? Try This Test

There are two ways to excel in business:<p>The first is by developing effective strategies. The second is making those strategies happen, in a highly effective manner.<p>The latter is all about personal high performance, yet very few executives and entrepreneurs spend much time improving their own …

Three Ways To Hone Your Entrepreneurial Skills

If you ever took an entrepreneurship course in business school, chances are you’ve heard your professor ask, “Can entrepreneurship be learned, or is it something you are born with?”<p>As a fourth-generation entrepreneur, I used to be adamant that entrepreneurship was a trait that certain people were …

How to Use Body Language in Negotiation | Inc.com

Many people don't realize that negotiation isn't just about what you say. Turns out there's a lot of valuable information hidden in people's gestures and facial expressions. Experts tell us that people's body language accounts for more than 90 percent of our impression of them and outweighs the …

Top 10 extraordinary places to stay in 2014

Think back to where you stayed on your last trip. Was it simply a place to rest your head, or did it immerse you in local colour, surround you by wildlife and fire your imagination? We asked Lonely Planet’s authors and editors to nominate the most extraordinary hotels and hostels around the world. …

Hudson Valley

11 Ways To Create More Time To Think

It could be just a coincidence, but I don’t think so.<p>In the course of the last 10 days or so, I’ve had three in-depth conversations with businesspeople (two of them entrepreneurs) that I truly respect. The theme: Carving out more time to think.<p>All three people–two men and a woman–had been searching …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

7 tech habits of a successful entrepreneur

‘Don’t work hard, work smart’ is another cliché that’s always bandied about by those wishing to seem efficient, but its one that I don’t fully …

CrosstFit: the new fitness craze has a lot to tell us about late western capitalism

If you're the kind of person who keeps abreast of fitness trends or is at all interested in rubbernecking at the absurd extremes of human behaviour, you've probably heard of CrossFit. CrossFit, according to the official description, is "constantly varied functional movements executed at high …

8 Strategies to Ignite Your Passion

For any leader, passion is the key to success. Here's how to turn inspiration into action while pursuing your goals.<p>Passion is not just the way to happiness--it's also the fuel that ignites success. Having passion for a particular goal, whether personal or professional, provides the energy and …

Motivation

How To Do Less: A Short Guide

Is it really possible to do less but get more done? Yes, and here’s how.<p>Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, browser tabs, social media, emails, meetings, rushing from one thing to another, never pausing and never ending.<p>Then the day is over, and we are exhausted, and we often have very …

Productivity

11 Tough Truths About Leadership That No One Talks About

The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves, but they've also mastered reputation management and the way they're perceived.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public speaker Deirdre …

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …

Track Down

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for startups to have an advisory board — a group of smart people they trust to help …

11 New Year's Resolutions That Will Jump-Start Your Career

Many of you will resolve to do a whole host of things in 2014. Some will vow to eat healthier, lose weight or save money—while others will pledge to land a new job, get a promotion or earn more money.<p>“Many people go into a New Year with resolutions or goals for their career for the next 12 months,” …

7 Tips For Battling–And Even Embracing–Procrastination

It doesn’t have to hurt so much. In fact, some procrastinating can lead to productivity.<p>There are days when business owners just don’t feel like working–especially solopreneurs who work from home. With no one watching over your shoulder, it’s easy to let hours–or even days–of unproductive time …

Procrastination

How To Get More Respect As A Manager

Are you a manager struggling to get the respect you deserve? You’re not alone. Plenty of employees in managerial positions have difficulty earning respect from their subordinates and colleagues. But if you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things you can and should do to improve …

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Self-Made Millionaires = High Self-Efficacy

What’s very telling is that high self-efficacy is commonly a defining characteristic of the greater majority of self-made millionaires. What’s also very telling is that high self-efficacy can be learned.<p>What is self-efficacy? It’s the belief a person has that he or she can achieve – that they can …

When the clocks go back this weekend, you can get an extra hour's sleep. Or you could use the bonus 60 minutes to boost your bank balance. http://gu.com/p/3jzab Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …

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10 Job Interview Myths Debunked

You probably get a little nervous before you go into a job interview. Even if you’ve copiously prepped, you figure the interviewer will hold all the cards. She knows everything about her company and the job you want, and she’s got a vision of the perfect employee that doesn’t exactly describe …