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1/19/2018

Pushing yourself to work harder in a busy organization can lead to burnout, writes Courtney Martin. Taking sabbatical leave can improve productivity and bring back your mental and physical well-being.

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1/19/2018

Employers typically look beyond skill set and education when evaluating candidates, writes Ellen McGirt. Use your personal life experiences to show how you can deal with work challenges.

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Fortune, Fortune
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1/19/2018

Hold on to your values instead of trying to keep up with trends to be a youthful and inspiring leader, writes Margy Kerr-Jarrett. Stay true to yourself and embrace challenges.

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Lead Change
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1/19/2018

Intuitive messaging features on LinkedIn are making it easier to communicate with your online professional network, writes John Nemo, CEO of LinkedIn Riches. It's now possible to quickly respond to messages with personalized replies that are getting closer to real-time communication.

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Inc. online
1/19/2018

A crumpled Dixie cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley in April 1956 surpassed $1,200 Wednesday in an eBay auction. Owner Wade Jones said that a fan grabbed the discarded cup after Elvis performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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WGN-TV (Chicago)
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1/18/2018

Motivate yourself to get started on a daunting project by tackling a small task with a low threshold for completion, Lila MacLellan writes. Keep in mind that the impulse to wait until you're "in the mood" may be a coping mechanism for a fear of failure.

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Quartz
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1/18/2018

Amazon has instructed recruiters to stop asking job candidates about salary history, joining Facebook and Google. The retailer says the move is part of a "proactive stance" to end wage discrimination.

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1/18/2018

Skip to the conclusion of your presentation if you find yourself running short on time, Anett Grant writes. Resist the urge to talk faster or dwell on contextual details before reaching the main point.

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Fast Company online
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1/18/2018

Create a plan for the platforms you will use and how much time you will spend on online networking, write Ivan Misner and Brian Hilliard in this book excerpt. "No matter how many sites you're active on, be very clear with yourself -- and with others -- about your motives and goals," they write.

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Entrepreneur online
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1/18/2018

Don't feel guilty about declining a job offer in order to pursue something better, even if you've already verbally committed to it, Liz Ryan writes. HR departments are generally understanding about candidates dropping out at late stages in the hiring process.

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Forbes
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