Prioritize workday tasks with these quick tips | Choose passion over pay when deciding a career path | Employee survey at Nike leads to investigation, ouster of 2 executives
March 21, 2018
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Prioritize workday tasks with these quick tips
Prioritize workday tasks with these quick tips
When struggling to manage your day, eliminate tasks unrelated to your professional goals, writes John Rampton. Other ideas include tackling your most important task first and keeping meetings on track to save time.
Entrepreneur online (3/20) 
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Choose passion over pay when deciding a career path
Let what you love to do guide your career, advises AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes. "You've got to enjoy going to work and when you're passionate about something, when you enjoy it, you're going to be better at it," he said.
CNBC (3/19) 
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The Landscape
Employee survey at Nike leads to investigation, ouster of 2 executives
Nike last week forced out two male executives after an outside review ordered by CEO Mark Parker. The action was spurred by an internal survey of women employees regarding improper behavior by men at the company, sources say.
Morningstar/Dow Jones Newswires (3/19) 
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Your Next Challenge
How to ace your next phone interview
Phone interviews are often used to screen for genuine interest and discover whether an applicant's personality and demeanor are a good cultural fit, writes Amy Elisa Jackson. Prepare for your next phone interview by developing a concise synopsis of how your experience applies to the position and the company's mission.
Glassdoor (3/19) 
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How to overcome a fear of changing careers
Many people tire of their work but are wary of new expectations or lost income that may come with a new job, writes Caroline Ceniza-Levine. Try to keep yourself positioned for a potential career change by brushing up on industry trends and trusting salary concerns will work out.
Forbes (3/17) 
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Balancing Yourself
Is it time to change up your routine?
Don't feel pressured to change your routine unless you feel confident a change will benefit you, writes Anisa Purbasari Horton. "If you don't personally know why you're making a change, you're more likely to give up sooner and not stick with the change in the first place," she writes.
Fast Company online (3/19) 
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The Water Cooler
Calif. lottery winner became a bank robber
Former California lottery winner James Allen Hayes pled guilty to four federal counts of bank robbery earlier this month. Hayes won $19 million in 1998, but was found by authorities living in an abandoned garage last October.
KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV (Los Angeles) (3/15) 
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