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The 4 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Needs

The 4 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Needs | Career Starters | Scoop.it
Kim Kaupe, co-founder of ZinePak, describes the four types of mentor every leader should have.
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You’re Hired. Now What?

You’re Hired. Now What? | Career Starters | Scoop.it
In this series, professionals share their hiring secrets. Read the stories here, then write your own (use #HowIHire somewhere in the body of your post). Congratulations, you’ve been hired! While there’s nothing more exciting than taking on a new role in a new company, there are sure to be surprises and many ups and downs as you settle into the job and build your career. Here is some advice as you navigate those early months. A new job is a fresh start. Remember when you first went away to colleg
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These are the best jobs for millennials

These are the best jobs for millennials | Career Starters | Scoop.it
The top 25 jobs for millennials based on pay and projected growth over the next several years.
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9 Habits of Profoundly Influential People

9 Habits of Profoundly Influential People | Career Starters | Scoop.it
Influential people have a profound impact on everyone they encounter. Yet, they achieve this only because they exert so much influence inside, on themselves.We see only their outside.We see them innovate, speak their mind, and propel themselves forward toward bigger and better things.And, yet, we’re missing the best part.The confidence and wherewithal that make their influence possible are earned. It’s a labor of love that influential people pursue behind the scenes, every single day.And while w
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Pitching to Richard Branson: Seven steps that kept me sane - Virgin.com

Pitching to Richard Branson: Seven steps that kept me sane - Virgin.com | Career Starters | Scoop.it
As the founder of JustPark, I had the privilege last month to pitch to Sir Richard Branson and a panel of other impressive names in the Virgin Media Business Pitch to Richstart-up competition... Long story short, we won the top prize of £250,000 in marketing spend to help us take our parking soluti...
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‘Humblebragging’ is a Bad Strategy, Especially in a Job Interview — HBS Working Knowledge

‘Humblebragging’ is a Bad Strategy, Especially in a Job Interview — HBS Working Knowledge | Career Starters | Scoop.it
While humblebragging runs rampant on Twitter, it's a lousy self-promotion tactic that usually backfires according to recent research by Ovul Sezer, Francesca Gino, and Michael Norton.
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The Value of Delaying Judgement

The Value of Delaying Judgement | Career Starters | Scoop.it
In this series, professionals explain how to lead in times of turmoil or growth. Read the posts, then write your own (use #HowILead in the body of your post).One of the most important skills any leader can learn is when to be decisive, and when to take a step back and look at the wider picture before making the big calls.In times of turmoil, excitement, rapid growth, or crisis, there will be more decisions to make than usual and less time to make them. There will also be an almost irresistible t
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7 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

7 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview | Career Starters | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Don't come empty-handed.
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11 tips to start earning money doing what you love, from people who have done it

11 tips to start earning money doing what you love, from people who have done it | Career Starters | Scoop.it
It's possible, and we can prove it.
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Beyonce to Bill Gates: 24 Millionaires Reveal the Hardest Thing About Being an Entrepreneur

Beyonce to Bill Gates: 24 Millionaires Reveal the Hardest Thing About Being an Entrepreneur | Career Starters | Scoop.it
Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur....
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Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees | Career Starters | Scoop.it
"I think this rule has served me well."
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13 signs someone is lying to you

13 signs someone is lying to you | Career Starters | Scoop.it
How do you know if someone is fibbing? Body language expert Lillian Glass shares the signs.
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Sweden To Offer Employees Six Hour Working Day In Bid To Increase Productivity And Happiness

Sweden To Offer Employees Six Hour Working Day In Bid To Increase Productivity And Happiness | Career Starters | Scoop.it
Swedish employers are moving towards offering workers a six hour day in a bid to increase happiness, health and productivity. Toyota centres in Gothenburg, who switched to a six hour day 13 years ago, report happier staff, a lower turnover rate and a 25 per cent rise in profits.
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Job Seeker Accidentally Sends Nude Selfies To HR Manager

Job Seeker Accidentally Sends Nude Selfies To HR Manager | Career Starters | Scoop.it
One job seeker who broke this rule found himself out of work before his start date after he accidentally sent the HR manager a naked selfie
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How to Live Wisely

How to Live Wisely | Career Starters | Scoop.it
What does it mean to live a productive life? What about a happy life? Five exercises that tackle the tough questions. Try these at home.
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'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary shares the best advice he received in his 20s

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary shares the best advice he received in his 20s | Career Starters | Scoop.it
Kevin O'Leary is the millionaire "Shark Tank" investor known for his blunt delivery and realist...
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The Skills That Make Kids More Likely to Grow Up to Be Successful

The Skills That Make Kids More Likely to Grow Up to Be Successful | Career Starters | Scoop.it
Want to steer your kids on a path toward becoming successful grownups? Skip the self-esteem building and afterschool tutors and instead encourage them to share, cooperate, and show kindness.
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5 Ways to Make Networking Suck Less

5 Ways to Make Networking Suck Less | Career Starters | Scoop.it
Let's face it, sometimes approaching people you don't know can be awkward. Try these easy, stress-free tips to make networking painless.
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23 Quotes About Being More Successful at Life and Entrepreneurship

23 Quotes About Being More Successful at Life and Entrepreneurship | Career Starters | Scoop.it
If you need a little entrepreneurial pick-me-up, here are a few helpful words from some of the greats.
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Personality tests in the hiring process: Are you the right fit?

Personality tests in the hiring process: Are you the right fit? | Career Starters | Scoop.it
“Personality tests are becoming increasingly common – and increasingly sophisticated,” says Peter Harris, chief editor at Workopolis. According to CPP, the publishers of the MBTI, 89 of the Fortune 100 companies use the test, which has been translated into 24 languages. International recruitment behemoth Hays Canada – which has tracked down executive candidates for major Canadian corporations like Suncor – uses the McQuaig Word Survey psychometric test. Much like the MBTI, the point is to see wh
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Workers don’t like their jobs, and managers aren’t very good: Gallup poll

The U.S. poll finds that about half of respondents have left a job at some point in order to get away from a manager. It also finds that only about one-third of managers are actively engaged in their job, and that most lack the skills needed to do it well. According to the poll, most managers are simply wrong for their role, and have been promoted based on factors other than their ability to do it well. Instead, managers should be chosen based on their talent, particularly five abilities: to mot
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You don’t need a suit to be a suit

You don’t need a suit to be a suit | Career Starters | Scoop.it
According to the study of 400 hiring managers, including CEOs and the senior leadership team, 69 per cent of executives go half-Zuck (or business casual as the non-Silicon Valleyers call it), while 18 per cent go full-Zuck regularly slumming it in jeans or shorts in the office. Minivans and luxury sedans tie for third place at 7 per cent while sports cars make up a mere 3 per cent.
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