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By Glen Stansberry

30+ Best Resume Tips: That Will Get You Noticed and Hired

Have you recently sent out 15 or more resumes, only to get a single interview. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Yet, with just a few tweaks, your resume can get you a leg up on other candidates. I’ve compiled the best resume tips and strategies into this quick-fire guide.

How to Highlight Freelance Work on Your Resume

If you freelance do you need a resume?Some experts would argue that resumes are outdated when it comes to freelancing. The argument is that your website, portfolio, and social media presence contain enough information for a client to hire you. While it's true that it's possible to get freelance gigs without a resume, if you don't have one you may be missing out on some lucrative opportunities.

Epic Bike Quest & Failed Mountain Summit Leads Student to “Do More Than Exist”

This is a reader profile. (Read others or nominate someone to be featured.) It’s natural to want to give back when someone saves your life. Ethan Maurice thought he was going to be a doctor in order to return the life-saving favor—but then he had another idea. Here’s his story: A brush with death changed my life. At sixteen, I was bitten by the wrong mosquito.

Shiny black ALSEDA stool

After the cats ripped my ALSEDA stool apart, I was wondering how to repair it. Then I started crocheting with VHS video-tapes and the inspration struck! I took the rest of the banana leaf cover off – you’ll need strong scissors for the radial spikes – I used poultry scissors. Finally I was left with the black steel frame.

3 Simple Ways To Overcome Your Deepest Insecurities (And Become Happier In the Process)

Six months ago, I was an insecure wreck. If you were to look at me from the outside, you would have thought I was pretty successful for my age. I had straight A’s, offers to some of the best universities in the UK, a career that was earning me more at 23 than people will ever reach in their life, six-pack abs, and a hot girlfriend. What more could a person ask for?

How to Make Beef Stroganoff

Back in the mid-eighties, my idea of the perfect evening would have been playing 1942 on my Nintendo until my thumbs were numb, capped off with a big ol’ serving of Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff and a cold glass of milk.

Podcast #244: Ask Frances — Brain Farts, Braggarts, and Civil Political Discussion

Last year I had image consultant Frances Cole Jones on the podcast to discuss her book How to Wow: Proven Strategies to Sell Your Brilliant Self. At the end of that episode, Frances invited AoM Podcast listeners to ask her questions via her website about anything pertaining to personal presentation and social skills like job interviews, small talk, public speaking, and so on.

End of Busy: A Deliberate Life vs. Reactive Life, with Jonathan Fields

By Leo Babauta Every day, we get caught up in busyness — reacting to what comes at us, lost in the thousands of tasks and emails we have to deal with, and we are so busy dealing with all of it that we get stuck on autopilot. What if we could get out of that trap, and live a more deliberate life? This is what I recently talked about with my friend Jonathan Fields, who is releasing his new book to

Have to Give a Toast, Speech, or Presentation? 11 Tips for Improving Your Stage Performance.

Over the summer, my father happened to meet Livingston Taylor at a conference, and he was so impressed by his presence that he urged me to look him up. What I discovered is that Livingston Taylor is a singer-songwriter and a professor — he teaches a class on Stage Performance at Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

Every day carry: weekend getaway

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. I’m packing for a weekend getaway as I type this, which has inspired me to write an “Every Day Carry” (EDC) tech guide for weekend getaways. You don’t need to carry a lot in order to be prepared for a weekend away.

Plant screen

I have transformed the IKEA SOCKER plant stand to create some privacy on my balcony. Photo: IKEA.com The plant stand originally has rings on it to hold the pots. I removed the rings and sawed 4 wooden boards so they would fit inside the metal construction.

Hey, Students! Save 50% on a Yearly Envato Tuts+ Subscription

If you're a student, you're in luck. For a limited time, you can save 50% on a yearly Envato Tuts+ subscription. That means you pay just $45 for a whole year of learning. Details of the Student DiscountEnvato Tuts+ is all about learning, so we already give students heavily discounted subscriptions—the regular student price is $90 a year, instead of the regular $180.

The Power of Physical Communication

As we become more and more dependent on email, text messaging, Facebook, and Twitter for communicating, it is easy to overlook the power of sending a physical message. Physical messages can be letters, notes, flowers, etc. Anything that is going to have to be actually handled can be physical communication. Here is an example.

3 Writing Techniques to Increase your Self-Esteem

One of the challenges of modern living is the inability to control and command your own self-belief and self-esteem accordingly.

What is the Best VPN Software? For Fast WiFi Security

The internet is critical for most small businesses. Everything happens online, from managing client relationships to invoicing. The internet is the tool that lets small businesses compete around the world. Unfortunately though, the internet isn’t always secure.