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2/23/2018

Consider setting up an informational interview with someone who works at a company you admire, writes Rich Bellis. Work on your LinkedIn profile, and get out and network, he writes.

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2/23/2018

A day after Ford Motor Co. announced the departure of North American President Raj Nair because of "inappropriate behavior" allegations, the company named Kumar Galhotra as Nair's replacement. Galhotra has worked for Ford for 29 years and was chief marketing officer.

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2/23/2018

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has given the green light to a pregnant nurse to proceed to trial with a discrimination lawsuit she filed after being fired for sleeping at work during a break. ManorCare Health Services said it fired the nurse for violating company policy requiring staff to remain awake at work.

2/23/2018

Don't rely too much on past experience to guide your career decisions, Caroline Ceniza-Levine writes. You might need to "unlearn" certain skills or ignore knowledge that has helped you in the past to succeed.

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2/23/2018

Build a brand for yourself and embrace digital technologies to adapt to dynamic work environments, writes Amy Wang. Embrace complex systems, and perform regular maintenance on your professional networks.

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2/23/2018

A Ferndale, Mich., man accidentally set his house on fire while using a smoke bomb to try to evacuate skunks from his crawl space. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, but the man's house was seriously damaged and no skunk carcasses were discovered.

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Detroit Free Press
2/22/2018

Empathy can help companies know what path they should take next, says Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. "The source of innovation is your ability to grasp the unmet, unarticulated needs of customers," he says.

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2/22/2018

Companies that want to benefit from their Instagram presence should strive to feature images that tell a story, writes Giles Thomas. Every post should endeavor to either educate, entertain, motivate or help your followers solve a problem.

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2/22/2018

Consider external trends as well as areas in which you can provide value before setting career goals, writes Avery Blank. Make your goals as specific as possible, and break them down into small chunks.

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2/22/2018

Organizers of a Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate in October have chosen "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek to moderate the event. "Although candidates won't answer in the form of questions, they will share their perspectives on job creation, fiscal policy, reasonable regulatory oversight and more!" according to the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry website.

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