HR & Career
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7/20/2018

A conscious leader is self-accountable and more aware than egotistical leaders, Jennifer Cohen writes. To be a conscious leader, be mindful of your personal weaknesses and motivations, analyze the behavior and attitudes of close associates and meditate to reduce stress.

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7/20/2018

If you are over 50, emphasize your experience and accomplishments, Julie Halpert writes. Visit conferences and classes to stay informed about your industry and use LinkedIn to show engagement with modern hiring practices.

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7/20/2018

Eliminate generic skills from your resume, especially in the top half of the document, Andrew Fennell writes. Use facts and numbers to quantify the impact you had in various roles.

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7/19/2018

If you face the prospect of a major career change, it is important to remain positive and in control, writes Digital Kangaroos CEO Sania Gupta. Remember the habits that have brought you success in the past and stay true to your passions, she writes.

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Entrepreneur online
7/19/2018

A company's culture is a key factor to consider when looking for a job, David Jensen writes. You can assess the culture in a business by analyzing employees' expressions, available facilities and company policies.

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7/19/2018

If you are being scolded by a boss, there are ways to tactfully avoid blame, Kat Boogaard writes. Consider pointing out that you lacked crucial information and ask to discuss the issue at a team meeting.

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Kat Boogaard
7/19/2018

Salary is often less important than the opportunity to learn new things and build your reputation, Michael Arthur writes. "A successful job change will close one learning chapter in your career, and open another chapter," he writes.

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7/19/2018

Sending a thank-you note after an interview is crucial if you want to get the job, Jill Cornfield writes. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes, send notes to everyone involved in the interview and make sure the note's tone is formal.

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7/19/2018

HR should consider state, federal and local laws when developing policies regarding employees' drug use, write Charlie Morgan and Christiane Nolton from Alston & Bird. "Employers will need to consider what substances to test for, including alcohol and marijuana in states that have legalized some form of use of the drug," they write.

7/19/2018

A study suggests HR can do a better job of anticipating talent and leadership-development needs by combining talent and strategic planning and rethinking how learning and training are offered, writes Evan Sinar, vice president at DDI. "By giving leaders access to the types and ways of learning they prefer, HR can boost its status by being an adviser and accelerator of leadership growth," Sinar writes.

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