11 Things Smart People Don’t Say

No matter how talented you are or what you’ve accomplished, there are certain phrases that instantly change the way people see you and can forever cast you in a negative light. May 14, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There are some things you simply never want to say at work. These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true. Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out. I’m not talking about shocking slips of the tongue, off-color jokes, or politically incorrect faux pas. These aren’t the only ways to make yourself look bad. Often it’s the subtle remarks — the ones that paint us as incompetent and unconfident — that do the most damage. No matter how talented you are or what you’ve accomplished, there are certain […]

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These Are the 10 Highest Paying Entry-Level Tech Jobs

And where you should live to earn the most. April 11, 2019 2 min read If you’re interested in a job in the tech industry, now could be a great opportunity to jump in. According to new data from job search platform Comparably, as of February 2019, there were half a million tech gigs open in the United States. Not only that, but 43 percent of those open positions are for non-tech roles. So whether you’re just entering the job market or looking to make a career change, here are the top 10 highest paying entry-level tech jobs. Data Scientist Average salary: $113,254 Product Manager Average salary: $106,127 Developer Averages salary: $100,610 Mobile DeveloperAverages salary: $98,317 Sales EngineerAverages salary: $90,575 DevOps EngineerAverages salary: $89,300 User Interface/User Experience DesignerAverage salary: $84,841 Sales RepresentativeAverage salary: $70,622 Marketing Manager Average salary: $70,392 QA AnalystAverage salary: $70,383 But where you work could influence how […]

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16 Best Career Decisions to Make When the Stock Market Is Seesawing

Prepare yourself for sudden stock market swings with these tips. February 26, 2019 10 min read This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates Planning your career is a difficult process, one fraught with potential pitfalls and made even scarier by the fact that you only get one shot at it. And if that weren’t enough, there are often a number of swirling factors over which you have no control — perhaps none bigger than the stock market. However, the relationship between stock markets and jobs can work to your benefit as the wild fluctuations of stock prices could very well present you with new opportunities to pursue your career goals. It’s never a good idea to let stock markets dictate your long-term plans, but some strategic thinking about the current economic atmosphere could put you on the path to success. So, here’s a closer look at some of the best career moves you can make when markets […]

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Need to Make a Big Career Decision? Use This 3-Step Checklist.

Gixo and Evite co-founder Selina Tobaccowala swears by it. January 30, 2019 2 min read If you’re at a career crossroads, according to Selina Tobaccowala, all you need to do is consider three things: who are the people you are going to work with, how do you feel about the product and do you care about the mission. If all those three check out, give yourself permission to take the leap. It’s the checklist she used before leaving a major role at Ticketmaster to join SurveyMonkey, and then again after the unexpected passing of her boss, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, in 2015. It was then that she launched her second startup, Gixo. Related: Jessica Alba Shares the Routine That Helps Her Run the Multimillion-Dollar Honest Company She hadn’t worked for herself since she launched Evite as a Stanford college student in 1997. But after her losing her mentor, Tobaccowala said that […]

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Kickstart a Lucrative Data Science Career for Less Than $50

Don’t miss this great deal for pursuing the No. 1 job in the U.S. December 7, 2018 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. For the third year in a row, data scientist is the No. 1 job in the U.S., according to Glassdoor’s analysis of industry job openings, salaries, and overall job satisfaction ratings. Sure, sifting through massive piles of data and rendering them coherent isn’t necessarily the most glamorous gig, but in terms of making money and making yourself desirable to potential employers across a variety of industries, the realm of data science is the place to be nowadays.  If you’re considering a career in data science, let the Complete Data Science Certification Training Bundle […]

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5 Ways to Seize Opportunity, According to Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief

It’s all about how you look at things. October 3, 2018 7 min read This article is excerpted from Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer’s monthly newsletter, The Feifer Five. Each month, he sends out five insights to help you think bigger. Subscribe here. What is opportunity? Oftentimes we treat it as something to find, like a nugget of gold underneath the soil. But in truth, opportunity is something we create. It’s in the way we approach something, or the permission we give ourselves to lead. That’s what this edition of the newsletter is about, in ways big and small: It’s about recognizing and seizing opportunity. And here’s your table of contents: 1. The thing all leaders have in common.2. When the problem is also the victory.3. Our problem managing our time.4. Where to find new opportunities.5. An ancient consumer need. Let’s get to it!   1. The thing […]

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Career Path

August 30, 2018 5 min read This story originally appeared on Ellevate “What is the right career for me?” How often have you asked yourself that question? Or heard someone else ask it? I know that if I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard it, I’d be rich. In fact, I’ve asked myself that question many times over the course of my life. When I was younger, I wanted to be an astronaut. Then a marine biologist. Then a business lady (because I absolutely loved the idea of wearing high heels to work, which still makes me laugh to this day). Around the time college selection was underway, my desire was to be an art teacher. By college graduation, I had earned a degree in both Fine Art and Business, with a goal to pursue an advertising career. Finally, fast-forward another eighteen years and here I am, departed from advertising to a […]

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10 Steps to Help Get Your Career Back on Track

Although your career might feel stalled in your present position, you might not have to look outside your current company when finding a new career. As a first step, Hetrick advises asking yourself two questions about your employer to determine whether you should stay or go: Is your company on solid financial footing? Even if you’re not a whiz at reading financial statements, there are telltale signs that a company might be struggling financially. A drop in business, hiring freezes, not replacing workers who quit and major changes in the company’s vision are some clues that sticking around might mean your career possibilities are limited at best. Do you believe in the company’s mission? If you’re not already familiar with your company’s mission statement, look for it on the company website or in the employee handbook, along with that of any parent company of which it is a subsidiary. If the overall mission […]

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The 7 Biggest Myths About Changing Careers

Regardless of how big or small your desired transition is, here are some of the biggest myths people believe about changing careers. April 16, 2018 8 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor It is estimated that people change careers five to seven times during their lifetime. There is, however, no standard definition of what constitutes a career change. Is working in the same field but a different industry a career change? Is becoming a business owner a career change if you are doing the same job you were doing as an employee? Or is a career change only a radical move across field and industry? Related: 7 Ways to Get Recruiters and Job Offers to Come to You Regardless of how big or small your desired transition is, here are some of the biggest myths people believe about changing careers — and what the reality is. 1. There’s […]

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