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8/13/2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Airlines for failing to protect a flight attendant who was stalked and allegedly sexually harassed for a decade by a pilot. The pilot, now in prison for the stalking, posted personal information and explicit photos of the flight attendant online but was not disciplined by the airline, according to the lawsuit.

8/13/2018

Hot streaks in careers typically last between four and five years and can happen at any point in a person's career, according to a Northwestern University study of 30,000 people with careers in creative spaces. The study found that such streaks were indicative of higher-quality work, not necessarily more output.

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8/13/2018

Emotional intelligence and problem solving are two key areas to improve on in the age of automation, Andrew Broadbent writes. Hone these "human skills" to keep thriving in your career.

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The Next Web
8/13/2018

Seek out board member positions or other ways to get involved at key organizations within your industry, Bridget Hrdlicka suggests. It's a great way to network and learn leadership skills.

8/13/2018

Don't simply rehash your resume in chronological order when an interviewer says, "Tell me about yourself," Jim Joseph suggests. Tell short stories that show who you are as a person and that display your ability to do the job.

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8/13/2018

The best job opportunities are in scale-up companies -- those with at least $10 million in revenue by their fifth year in business, writes Ken Tencer, CEO of Spyder Works. Companies with strong growth are competitive and "they represent tomorrow's economy," he writes.

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8/13/2018

Following a path toward self-improvement is beneficial, but it can lead to anxiety for people who becomes obsessive, Charlotte Lieberman writes. Stress caused by the increased pressure to maintain a strict meditation or fitness schedule can affect wellness goals.

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8/10/2018

Training managers how to support worker mental health can improve morale and workplace safety, writes Sarah Greenberg, a licensed psychotherapist and a leadership coach. Research shows four hours of mental health training reduces employee sick leave by 18% and produces a $9.98 return on every dollar invested in training.

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Quartz
8/10/2018

Facebook has launched a feature called Mentorships, which aims to connect mentors and mentees. The service is available to about 200 million Facebook Groups users.

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TechCrunch
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8/10/2018

Design your work schedule around your natural biorhythm by scheduling mundane tasks for times of the day when you typically have low energy, Julie Winkle Giulioni writes. Another key productivity hack is monotasking, which forces you to focus on one task at a time by silencing notifications.

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