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September 14, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
Making the Connection 
  • 4 ways to attract interest on LinkedIn
    Eye-catching headlines, a unique profile summary and recommendations will make your LinkedIn profile more attractive to employers, Joshua Waldman writes. "[P]rofiles with more recommendations rank higher on search results than those with less or none. The more the merrier when it comes to recommendations on LinkedIn," he writes. SimplyHired.com (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Landscape 
  • Bosses are getting younger
    It used to be that most frontline workers were fresh-faced and most bosses were grizzled oldsters, but that's no longer always the case, writes Charlotte Jordan. Young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs are founding huge companies, and increased life expectancy and changing career paths mean that junior workers are often relatively old. That shift has big implications for companies' leadership-development programs, Jordan writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • How to make sure you don't blow a promotion
    Every promotion involves a learning curve, so don't make assumptions about the job and be willing to learn, Dorothy Tannahill-Moran writes. Other tips for success include building relationships and determining "how the politics or 'people dynamics' work in your new position," she writes. CareerRocketeer.com (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
  • How to stay motivated at work
    To motivate yourself at work, try keeping a list of tasks you've accomplished during the week and another list of why your work makes a difference, Erica Dhawan writes. She also suggests soliciting feedback on your performance because "if you don’t know how you’re performing, it’s easy to lose steam." TheDailyMuse.com (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • Why don't more bosses grow beards?
    Remarkably few Fortune 500 CEOs or top political leaders have facial hair, suggesting that beards might hold back people who would otherwise go on to become good bosses, writes Steve Tobak. The major exceptions to the no-beard trend -- Larry Ellison, Reed Hastings, Richard Branson -- tend to be company founders, not leaders who've worked their way up, Tobak notes. CBS MoneyWatch (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
Don't assume a door is closed; push on it. Do not assume if it was closed yesterday that it was closed today."
--Marian Wright Edelman,
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