Emails should be concise and organized | How to escape your comfort zone | Facebook may add resume feature
October 18, 2017
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Getting Ahead
Emails should be concise and organized
Remove filler words and phrases from your emails to state your points in a stronger way. Also, use bullet points to summarize important information, Kat Boogaard writes.
The Muse (10/13) 
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How to escape your comfort zone
Push yourself toward activities that make you slightly uncomfortable in order to grow professionally, Travis Bradberry writes. Ways to do this include waking up earlier, volunteering and pursuing a goal that seems impossible.
LinkedIn (10/9) 
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Making the Connection
Facebook may add resume feature
Facebook may add resume feature
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Facebook reportedly is testing a feature that would allow users to list professional and educational experience. The screenshots of the feature suggest that users will be able to share career information without allowing potential employers to view private profile information.
Business Insider (10/16) 
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The Landscape
Microsoft builds treehouses to cut stress, boost productivity
Microsoft built two elevated treehouses for employees to use as workspaces and meeting spaces on its Redmond, Wash., campus. The company says studies show being surrounded by nature reduces stress and could increase productivity.
FastCoDesign (10/16) 
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Your Next Challenge
Capital One, DaVita, others pay employees for long-term training
Capital One, DaVita and SAP are among the companies that pay new hires to attend training courses that can last from a few weeks to almost a year. The programs allow employers to lower experience requirements for job applicants and to avoid hiring experienced workers who turn out not to be a good fit for their roles.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/17) 
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The Water Cooler
Pilot may be in trouble after air-dropping turkeys at Ark. festival
A pilot who flew low over an Arkansas festival and dropped several live turkeys from a plane may end up in trouble with the Federal Aviation Administration. The agency is investigating the incident, which took place at the annual Yellville Turkey Trot.
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) (10/17) 
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Astrophysicists assure us the universe has no center; therefore, you cannot be it.
David McCullough Jr.,
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