Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

While your résumé won’t get you the job you really want, if you’re following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).

5 Ways Your Brain Is Lying to You

Success in business and in life depends on good decisions, and good decisions depend on two things. One, you need to know the facts. Two, you need to think about them intelligently. 

Most decision-making advice focuses on the second element — it gives you tips on how to weigh alternatives and frame possibilities in order to think more intelligently about choices. Facts, you might think, basically take care of themselves. You can rely on your eyes and your brain to tell you what you need to know. 

To Live Remarkably, Repeat This One Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life

Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought… yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will do what it takes to reach your goals — and live the life you want to live.

Netflix Just Made a Smart, Easy Change. Your Business Should Copy It

This is a story about Netflix and a very annoying problem.

The good news is that Netflix just announced a fix. The even better news is that no matter what kind of business you run, the Netflix decision offers an intriguing example that might well pay off for you, too.