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1/22/2018

Doing a few small, simple things daily can help you get ahead in your job, writes Alyse Kalish. Read, engage professionally in your social media networks, jot down ideas and ask questions every day.

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1/22/2018

The government doesn't all stop at once when it shuts down. For example, even though the Department of Health and Human Services will furlough about half of its workforce, the agency will continue critical services, including a suicide-prevention hotline, product recalls and patient care at the National Institutes of Health.

1/22/2018

Create a list of six functional skills that you possess and another list of up to five achievements, suggests author Andrea Kay. Other career investment strategies include scheduling a networking activity and asking your manager what he or she reads to keep up on industry news.

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NerdWallet
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Andrea Kay
1/22/2018

Maintaining open lines of communication between departments is a core challenge for many growing companies, writes Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes. Leaders should provide regular video updates and participate in virtual town hall meetings, he suggests.

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Forbes
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1/22/2018

Former Netflix chief talent officer Patty McCord identifies three questions that can help determine if it's time to quit your job. Ask yourself: Is this what you love to do; are you really good at it; and is it something the company needs?

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Business Insider
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1/22/2018

Researchers from Canada's McGill University have proposed a "life detection platform" that could help find life on Mars. The system is based on recognizing the presence of nucleic acid, according to the researchers.

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McGill University
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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Courtney Martin
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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Ellen McGirt
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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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