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10/18/2018

Networking internally has its advantages, including getting a leg up on new job openings within the company and learning new skills by reaching out to people in other departments. Build in-office rapport with colleagues by opening up a simple dialogue and eventually asking to grab a cup of coffee or lunch with them.

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10/18/2018

Explaining to a hiring manager or recruiter how much you love your work is a more effective strategy for getting hired, compared with talking about your motivation to advance your career, suggests a five-study research paper published in the journal ScienceDirect. The studies suggest most job seekers fail to understand the value of intrinsic motivation during the interviewing process.

10/18/2018

Part of navigating the lifetime career road map is understanding that when interviewing for a job, you're not only interviewing for the job itself, but also for a job in the future as you move up within the company. To get hired, you must succeed at proving yourself for the job today and the job in the future, suggests David Jensen.

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10/18/2018

Studies have shown working long hours can adversely affect health; furthermore, most workers do not get more done by working longer hours. "Long work hours erode a person's mental and physical health, because it leaves less time to eat well and look after themselves properly," according to a study published in Social Science & Medicine.

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Entrepreneur online
10/17/2018

USA Gymnastics interim President and CEO Mary Bono has resigned four days after being hired amid backlash over a controversial tweet about Nike. Olympian Simone Biles has condemned Bono's tweet, and former teammate Aly Raisman has called out USA Gymnastics for hiring someone affiliated with a law firm accused of covering up abuse by team doctor Larry Nassar.

10/17/2018

The number of job openings in the US rose to 7.136 million, according to the latest numbers from the Labor Department. That equates to more than one job opening per unemployed person actively looking for work.

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10/17/2018

Carving out more family time is possible if you're able to streamline work goals and stick to a schedule, writes James Sudakow, who spent a year setting boundaries between work and home, as well as talking with other fathers about the issue. "With no guilt, I was able to set better boundaries around work, which ultimately made me more focused, efficient and effective," he writes.

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10/17/2018

Reframe anxiety from a negative event to a positive one, such as viewing it as excitement rather than fear just before a job interview. This actually reduces stress while improving problem-solving ability and planning skills, writes psychologist Alicia Clark.

10/17/2018

Overcome imposter syndrome by identifying the negative thoughts and finding a way to shift your perspective to a kinder and more patient frame of mind toward yourself. It can help to discuss these feelings with family or a superior, and also remind yourself that you're in the position where you're supposed to be.

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10/17/2018

Own the room at a networking event by making a good first impression via keeping your head up, smiling and shaking hands with those you meet. Take this advice beyond work-related events and treat all social events as an opportunity to meet new people and potentially gain some valuable connections, Susan Murphy suggests.

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