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Skills for resume

When you write a resume, highlighting your most relevant skills is crucial if you want to impress the hiring manager. Listing all of your skills without honing in on the most applicable ones to the job you're applying to is a mistake. To make sure you're on the right track, check the job posting if you're unsure what skills are relevant to a role, and then find ones that match your own skill-set to use on your resume. There are two types of skills for a resume: hard skills and soft skills. Hard ...
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40 signs you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur

If you dread the thought of going back to work after a break, it may be a good time to reflect on what's really important to you and how well your current job fits with your career, life and personal goals. This is when many people dream of quitting their job, running their own business, and working on their own terms. Entrepreneurship isn't a good fit for everyone however. So, before planning your escape to 'live the dream,' make sure you have the right skills and attributes to thrive an entrep...
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The 5 top entrepreneurial skills for starting a business

Learning key leadership and entrepreneurial skills at a young age can significantly improve your chances of success in business, in the workplace, and in life. This is why Five Woods Summer School in the UK is inviting young people aged 14 to 16 to participate in a residential programme featuring seminars and interactive workshops led by entrepreneurs and business leaders, together with fun and challenging activities that cultivate the skills they need to be successful. This article ex...
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3 sales meeting mistakes you don't know you're making

Among the many roles an entrepreneur needs to embrace, getting to grips with customer sales is often the most challenging. Although you may have already sold the idea of your business or product to investors, you need to master a different set of skills to succeed at new business meetings with prospects and closing sales face-to-face. And, particularly for entrepreneurs, knowing how to sell to customers is critical to the success of your venture. In this article, entrepreneur and marketer Sujan ...
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Ten Tips for Negotiating in 2018

Entrepreneurs may stand or fall depending on how successfully they're able to negotiate business deals. Successful negotiation starts with a process of discovery to understand what matters to the other side, why it matters, and where common ground might be found. And, although it takes practise, when you master the art of negotiation, your ability to create a positive outcome for both parties not only benefits your business it also enhances your reputation. Here, negotiation expert, keynote spea...
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10 copywriting strategies every entrepreneur needs to know

Whether you're looking to start an online store or you're an experienced ecommerce retailer, if you want your products to stand out from the competition you may need to brush up your copywriting skills. Well crafted, engaging copy not only communicates essential information about your products, it also reflects your brand's personality and helps you forge a connection with your customers. Good copywriting is one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies for any business and ...
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The top TED talks of 2018 so far—and what you can learn from them

TED, a non-profit organization, has evolved from a conference where technology, education and design converged to become an ever-growing collection of online videos for free distribution. Now these powerful short talks can give you a fresh perspective on a wide variety of presented by expert speakers. From the benefits of sleep and the power of emotional courage to becoming more creative, improving your network and boosting your career, Hayden Field shares here seven of the most compelling ...
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35 things to do for your career by 35

Whether you think of your career as a ladder or you're following a non-linear path, it's worth remembering that there is often little relationship between what people study and what they do in their career. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to make both your professional future and your day-to-day work life easier. And, while putting a specific timeline on them isn't essential, the sooner you get started the better. This article shares "a list of suggestions that, if taken, can have...
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3 science-backed ways to improve your performance

In today's world, the rapid pace of change and innovation leaves no room for complacency. Businesses have to continuously improve their products, services and processes to thrive. Athletes continuously improve their performance in pursuit of excellence. And to continue being successful, you also have to make an ongoing effort to improve your current level of proficiency and performance. Continuous improvement isn't optional. It's "a requirement rather than an aspiration," writes Sonia Thomp...
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The 5 most important negotiation skills you must master

The art of negotiation is a key skill to master for success in any business or career. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, almost everything you do involves transactions with other people. And almost every transaction—from the smallest purchase to a major contract—is open to negotiation. If you can't negotiate effectively, you'll miss out on getting the best deals possible and undermine your business potential. Here, business coach and author David Finkel shares his top tips for masterin...
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