The ability to self-assess is a defining feature of leadership and career development, Sharon Daniels writes. Thankfully, she writes, it is also a skill that can be learned and improved with practice. Don't be afraid to question your actions, accept feedback and be "brutally honest about your shortcomings," she advises.
For the second straight week, the number of unemployment-benefits claims declined, the Labor Department reports. New claims for jobless benefits decreased last week by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 472,000.
It may be time to feng shui your workspace, Estela M.L. Go writes. For example, you should place your desk so that it faces the entrance to your work space. "Placing your desk this way will allow you to be less stressed out because you are not surprised at what is lurking behind you," she writes.
If you're looking for a new job or career, you can find key contacts through Twitter, Drake MacDonald writes. Some of the key tweets to follow come from sources such as @JobsDirectUSA, @mashablejobs and @LinkedIn_Jobs, he writes.
Older job seekers must take care to present themselves as energetic, enthusiastic and humble -- the qualities that get anyone a job, no matter their age, Harry Urschel advises. Discrimination is real, he writes, but you can't dwell on it.