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February 12, 2018
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Getting Ahead
Get more done in less time
You can achieve more by focusing your attention fully on your work for a shorter period of time, according to research that reveals successful people including Charles Darwin and Ernest Hemingway worked shorter days. Scientists say you can get more done by avoiding distractions and doing only one thing at a time.
CNBC (2/7) 
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The common characteristics of high achievers
The common characteristics of high achievers
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Successful people tend to focus on long-term outcomes and are more willing to take risks, writes Barrett Wissman. They also do research before making a big decision and hold themselves accountable instead of blaming others.
Entrepreneur online (2/7) 
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The Landscape
Women lead HR at many large companies
Women make up almost 60% of chief HR officers at the top 100 companies by revenue and the majority of HR executives named in 2017, according to Russell Reynolds Associates data. Only seven of those 100 companies have a female CEO.
Bloomberg (free registration) (2/7) 
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Your Next Challenge
The keys to a good cover letter
The keys to a good cover letter
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Your cover letter should be tailored to the job you're applying for, writes Daniel Kline. Use specific examples that draw on your experiences, and allow some of your personality to shine through, he writes.
The Motley Fool (2/9) 
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Experts share tips on how to get a job
Put together a job search plan before you start working on applications, career coaches say. Promote yourself on social media, and craft a unique career story to stand out.
Glassdoor (2/8) 
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The Water Cooler
Coat with $8,284 in pocket donated to Danish secondhand store
Volunteer Jens Erik Christensen found $8,284 in the pocket of a woman's coat he was preparing for sale at a Danish secondhand store. Christensen said he immediately called the police to investigate who owned the coat.
ABC News/The Associated Press (2/8) 
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Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!
Robert Louis Stevenson,
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