HR & Career
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9/21/2018

Companies that operate globally are conducting internal investigations as "criminal recruiters" look for employees willing to sell inside information. These enterprises advertise on the dark web, offering as much as 10 times an employee's salary in exchange for sensitive information.

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CNBC
9/21/2018

High-school running back Adonis Watt says he wants to play in the NFL and lets nothing stop him, including a rare form of glaucoma that took his sight at age 5. Watt played a team that didn't know he couldn't see and scored two touchdowns, which coach Scott Heideman wrote were "ALL EARNED!!"

9/21/2018

U.S. jobless claims are at their lowest level since 1969, while wage growth is at a nine-year high, according to the Labor Department. Economists say, however, if trade tensions escalate, the result could lead to job losses.

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9/21/2018

A study from IonTuition finds 66% of people want the ability to put retirement matching contributions toward student-loan repayment, up from 49% a year ago. Many people feel as though they have to choose between making loan payments and saving for retirement, experts say.

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9/21/2018

Common symptoms of a career stall include not feeling challenged at your job every day or you've lost an interest in learning new skills. Taking the initiative to bring your own value-add project to the table or helping a co-worker on theirs can be the catalyst necessary to relaunch your career growth and development, J.R. Duren suggests.

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9/21/2018

An Eightfold.AI report found 73% of company executives say finding talent is a challenge, but 84% of employees stated they want to change jobs. A fair salary, positive company culture and enjoyable work were among the top reasons employees said they would stay at their current company.

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TechRepublic
9/21/2018

Meet with company insiders or industry experts at companies you have an interest in by finding a common thread, such as mutual connections or alumni. These connections give you the leg up on new positions that open up at the company.

9/21/2018

Studies show that allowing your mind to wander can have a vastly positive effect on problem solving and creativity, writes Chris Bailey. Due to the Zeigarnik effect, a brain phenomenon that keeps unsolved problems at the forefront of our subconscious, a wandering mind is effective at encountering "eureka" moments when we least expect it.

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Chris Bailey
9/21/2018

When faced with whether or not to take a job you don't necessarily want, take the job if it's your only option, career coach Jane Lowder says. It will help you gain new skills, experience new things that can benefit career growth, and create connections that could benefit your future, Lowder explains.

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ABC (Australia)
9/21/2018

Include irrelevant jobs on your resume by breaking down the skills learned and how they relate to your current job or the career you're seeking, Margaret Francis explains. "Don't waste space trying to make a minor job look significantly better than it is. Write a succinct summary of the position and what you accomplished there, and then move on to bigger and better things," she writes.

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