15 Words and Phrases to Never Include in a Cover Letter

Given the importance of a cover letter, you cannot afford to blow it. December 3, 2018 9 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor While many job applications have the word “optional” next to the field that asks for a cover letter, it shouldn’t be overlooked. After all, a cover letter is intended to show […]

Moving Out? Here’s How to Get Your Entire Security Deposit Back

Moving can be expensive. You might have to pay for rental trucks, packing equipment or even new furniture or appliances. If purchasing a home, there’s also the down payment and closing costs. If renting, you often must pay your first month’s rent, a security deposit and maybe even a pet deposit. One source of relief […]

The 3 Dumbest Business Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make Most Often

When starting up as a new entrepreneur, the first thing to do is avoid making constant business blunders, no matter how insignificant they seem. December 2, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Most new entrepreneurs make terrible, dumb mistakes that crash their businesses before they can even get started. […]

The Risks of Candidates Climbing Back Down the Corporate Ladder

Should you hire people into more junior roles than their last role? You can, but here are the potential pitfalls to consider. December 1, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Our brains have been wired to think about our careers going up the corporate ladder over time. A manager becomes a […]

Same Job for Many Years? These 5 Tips Will Help You Reinvent Yourself

After 10 years in human resources at a nonprofit, Laura Niebauer Palmer figured she wouldn’t have any problem finding a new HR job when she and her husband moved from Chicago to Austin, Texas. Then she started reading the job postings — which asked for advanced training and experience with programs she didn’t use — […]

Why Entrepreneurs Are the Athletes of the 21st Century

Names like Jack Ma, Marc Benioff, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson are inspiring a new generation of youth. November 30, 2018 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For much of the 20th century, athletes were pop culture icons. Athletics helped to bring people together from different ethnicities, classes or backgrounds. Everyone […]

The 12 Dumbest Money Questions We’ve Ever Asked (and Why They’re Not Actually Dumb)

Let’s channel our former middle school teachers: There are no dumb questions. Especially when it comes to personal finance. Do you remember your financial literacy class? Probably not, because not many states require such a subject. So it’s not your fault you have to watch a YouTube tutorial to make sure you’re writing a check […]

My Husband Died and Left Me With Debt. I Want to Use My IRA to Pay It Off

Dear Penny, I’m in my late 50s. I married a darling lovely man who ended up permanently disabled just five years into our marriage. We later went through bankruptcy due to his medical bills. When my husband died, he left me with a tiny life insurance policy, credit card debt of over $25,000, student loans […]

4 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do

To build a better business and culture, company presidents need to master these essential skills. November 29, 2018 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Over the past twenty years, we’ve helped thousands of CEOs and presidents tackle their biggest challenges in our Course for Presidents at Aileron. We’ve talked about […]

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