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What everyone can learn from introverts
Pay attention to introverted co-workers to gain an appreciation of the importance of thinking before you speak and sharing the limelight, Robin Madell writes. Also, introverts often have a knack for gaining valuable insights by listening.
U.S. News & World Report (3/20) 
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If you want to be recruited, try these tips
Keep your network and skills up to date to increase your chances of being recruited, Jenny Foss writes. Make yourself easy to find on LinkedIn and keep a resume handy at all times.
TheMuse.com (3/21) 
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Making the Connection
Purple Squirrel launches networking platform
Purple Squirrel has launched a platform that allows job seekers to communicate with employees at companies they'd like to work for. Users can pay for 30-minute phone consultations with current employees who can act as mentors.
Fast Company online (3/21) 
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The Landscape
Tensions may rise when younger bosses lead older workers
Certain conflicts may arise related to working styles, the role of digital communications and other issues when older workers report to much younger bosses.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (3/17) 
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Your Next Challenge
Job searches are often made difficult by "invisible wall"
An "invisible wall" makes it difficult for qualified job seekers and hiring managers to find one another, with many professionals getting no results from online job boards and automated hiring processes, Liz Ryan writes. She advises job seekers to contact hiring managers directly.
Forbes (3/19) 
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Balancing Yourself
Burnout is the latest employment crisis
Burnout is the new employment crisis
Longer work hours, increased stress and low pay raises are creating an employee-burnout crisis, according to a recent study. Employers can ease burnout, which accounts for as much as 50% of attrition, by implementing flexible schedules, encouraging employees to take vacations and promoting wellness.
Quartz (3/20) 
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The Water Cooler
That time St. Louis was part of 3 countries in a week
St. Louis was part of France when the Louisiana Purchase was completed, but the Spanish were still managing the city. In March 1804, when American troops arrived in the frontier city, they first had to transfer power from Spain to France, with the official handover to the US occurring the following day.
Atlas Obscura (3/10) 
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