Steps for boosting your professional reputation | Prevent stress during high-pressure moments | App connects job seekers, employees
March 17, 2017
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Getting Ahead
Steps for boosting your professional reputation
Master your role and stand behind your ethical decisions to build a reputation for excellence, Hannah Morgan writes. Advocate for others, suggest improvements and take leadership roles on projects.
U.S. News & World Report (3/15) 
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Prevent stress during high-pressure moments
When faced with a high-pressure situation, keep the potential outcomes in perspective, writes Nicholas Petrie. Accept situations for what they are, learn from them and ultimately let go when necessary.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (3/16) 
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Making the Connection
App connects job seekers, employees
BetterCompany Interview is an app that allows job seekers to initiate discussions with employees of companies where they're considering applying. The forum will allow job seekers to get tips on the interview process or insights on what it's like to work for an employer.
Forbes (3/14) 
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The Landscape
Cash-strapped Gen Xers, single parents aren't prepared for the future
Generation X workers, those ages 35 to 54, make up about 30% of the workforce and are among the most cash-strapped members of the population, with financial concerns related to day-to-day expenses complicating efforts to save for the future, according to a new report. Single parents are particularly vulnerable to financial worries and coverage gaps such as inadequate life and disability insurance, debt, stagnant wages, and other challenges.
LifeHealthPro (3/15) 
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Your Next Challenge
Improve your odds during your job search
Getting referred is the most efficient way to get a job, with success rates that are 10 times higher than those resulting from job board applications, writes Lou Adler. It's a good idea to mix up your techniques by connecting individuals within companies directly and building a network.
LinkedIn (3/14) 
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The Water Cooler
Queen Elizabeth II's death will go according to plan
Queen Elizabeth II's death will go according to plan
Queen Elizabeth II (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The UK has a longstanding plan in place for when Queen Elizabeth II passes, as is customary for every royal death that can be anticipated, writes Sam Knight. "It will be 10 days of sorrow and spectacle in which, rather like the dazzling mirror of the monarchy itself, we will revel in who we were and avoid the question of what we have become," Knight writes.
The Guardian (London) (3/17) 
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The best of ideas is hurt by uncritical acceptance and thrives on critical examination.
George Polya,
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