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5 Ways To Get Fewer Emails (Finally)

5 Ways To Get Fewer Emails (Finally)

By Laura Roeder This probably isn't the first article you've read about taming the email beast. You know all about categorizing, filtering, batching your time, etc., etc. But no matter how savvy your email system is, managing your inbox is still attacking the symptom, not the problem. What if you just got less... Read More »

Why Everything You Learned About Interviewing Is Worthless

Why Everything You Learned About Interviewing Is Worthless

Everything that I learned in college about interviewing is essentially worthless. After speaking to those that are close to me who will soon be graduating, I decided to jot some pointers down. Most pertinent to a startup or early-stage environment, the following points stem from hundreds of hours of actual... Read More »

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Be More Productive

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Be More Productive

There are tons of apps, online tools and time management methods out there, but sometimes more old-fashioned means can help you truly get organized. Here are 9 unconventional tips for managing time more effectively. Read More »

15 Tips To Do More Focused Work

15 Tips To Do More Focused Work

Concentrate even when you're working on the go -- in airports, co-working spaces or Starbucks. Read More »

From Receptionist To The Boss: How I Did It

From Receptionist To The Boss: How I Did It

By Nicole Smartt When I decided to leave my job as a receptionist, I was exhausted and burnt out from making my job a No. 1 priority -- and to top it off, I could barely pay my bills. I loved what I did, but I didn't care for the people in charge who showed no appreciation and no passion. I felt I had enough... Read More »

The Trick To Getting A Job At A Hot Startup

The Trick To Getting A Job At A Hot Startup

Q: What's one interview tip you have for a job seeker who is looking to work at an entrepreneurial startup? –Ashley Read More »

How To Get The Most Out Of A Networking Event

How To Get The Most Out Of A Networking Event

By Michael Bruny Conferences are an excellent way to connect with a targeted group of people in a short amount of time. With a little bit of preparation, you can justify the cost of the registration, travel, hotel and time spent not "working." But many rely on serendipity when it comes to making connections... Read More »

Best Reasons To Work At A Startup

Best Reasons To Work At A Startup

Question: I'm considering working at a startup, but the money's not as good. What kind of benefits does startup work offer outside of salary? – Ashley Read More »

What Successful People Know About Networking

What Successful People Know About Networking

By Yanik Silver Many of my invite-only gatherings aren't for the faint of heart. From zero-gravity flights to road rallies featuring exotic cars or even sabering champagne bottles, these events demand something different from attendees -- and that is intentional. In business and beyond, I've found myself to... Read More »

5 Networking Tips For People Who Hate Networking

5 Networking Tips For People Who Hate Networking

By Melissa Cassera Sweaty palms, check. Nervous flutters, check. Dry mouth, check. If you're feeling this way, I'm going to venture to guess you're attending a business networking event where you don't know a single person in the room and are now standing in the corner like a wilted flower hoping... Read More »

13 Tools To Tame Social Media Overload

13 Tools To Tame Social Media Overload

Question: I need to do a better job of avoiding "insecurity work" (constantly checking social media updates, email, etc.). What strategies do you use to ensure that technology does not get the best of you during the day? Read More »

How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

Everyone could use something at work. Part-time workers want more hours. Interns want to be made full-time employees. Hourly employees want to be salaried, with benefits. But what most any paid employee can agree on, is that a bigger paycheck is always welcome. So, then, how do you reach that goal of earning... Read More »

Is There Bias Against Young Workers?

Is There Bias Against Young Workers?

By Thursday Bram I get that look a lot when I go into a networking event: the one where someone is obviously wondering who brought their kid with them to a serious business event. I don't do anything to convince potential clients and contacts that I'm older. I routinely have funny-colored hair (this month,... Read More »

How To Spot And Seize New Opportunities In Your Field

How To Spot And Seize New Opportunities In Your Field

By Emily Eldridge Today's economic climate is challenging for any corporation. One industry seems particularly lost -- film. Unfathomable budgets have led to major losses and far fewer successful franchises. Home entertainment distribution virtually imploded with on-demand, Redbox and iTunes. 3D is being... Read More »

Stalled At Work? Maybe You Need An Attitude Makeover

Stalled At Work? Maybe You Need An Attitude Makeover

By Vanessa Van Petten Have you ever wondered what makes someone a world-renowned musician or a critically acclaimed novelist? Malcolm Gladwell would say it all comes down to practice -- over 10,000 hours of practice, to be exact. But a study by Gary McPherson, discussed in David Brooks' book "The Social... Read More »

Networking Pros Share Their Secrets On Schmoozing

Networking Pros Share Their Secrets On Schmoozing

Networking with other professionals is a huge key to success at work. But with networking-oriented websites such as LinkedIn gaining in popularity, it's easy to forget where networking's roots lie -- in person. Here, strategies from top entrepreneurs to help get you away from your laptop and shaking some hands. Read More »

How To Network Without Seeming Like A Phony

How To Network Without Seeming Like A Phony

By Scott Dinsmore "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People I don't care what your goals, industry or interests are, there's no getting... Read More »

Why Some People Are Almost Always Successful

Why Some People Are Almost Always Successful

By Kris Ruby What does true entrepreneurial success look like? Is it by number of books sold, number of columns secured, number of press hits, number of blog subscribers, or revenue? I asked ten rock star entrepreneurs: How have you defined your success as an entrepreneur so far? And what is your advice to... Read More »

12 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

12 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Some of the most admired companies are relatively young tech companies, like Facebook and Google. But do you have what it takes to work at a startup? What is the one quality you really need in order to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment? We asked some leading entrepreneurs. Read More »

Is 'Ugly Baby' Syndrome Holding You Back At Work?

Is 'Ugly Baby' Syndrome Holding You Back At Work?

By Shama Kabani Being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed: Everyone has a piece of advice to "gift" you with. Some of it is helpful ("Hire people who have a proven track record"); some isn't ("Don't be an entrepreneur, you'll never have a life!"). Some advice will be just plain weird ("Spray your... Read More »

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