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September 19, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • How to uncover your core talents
    It's important to rely on your strengths to get ahead, but that can be difficult if you're not sure what they are, says Todd Kashdan, author of "Curious?" To gain insight about your talents, pay attention to the things that make you excited and ask yourself which situations you've handled differently than your colleagues would have. Also, be creative when putting names to your strengths; descriptions like "storyteller" and "investigator" are better than vague words like "passionate," he says. Entrepreneur online/The Daily Dose blog (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Why you're being passed over for a promotion
    Bosses can be uncomfortable telling you why you didn't get a promotion, but you can learn to decipher the hidden reasons behind their comments and work to improve, Brandy Lee writes. For example, they might indicate you need to show more dedication, which means not hitting the road promptly at quitting time, she writes. (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making the Connection 
  • 10 ways to be better on social media
    Some of the best ways for communicators to use social media to build their reputations and get their message out include using hashtags, engaging others through questions and making sure to credit sources, Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa advises. (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Landscape 
  • Consumers' fears elevate jobless rate, Fed study finds
    If U.S. consumers weren't so worried about the economy, the unemployment rate would fall to 7%, rather than fluctuating in the 8% to 9% range, a Federal Reserve study concluded. "Uncertainty has pushed up the U.S. unemployment rate by between one and two percentage points since the start of the financial crisis in 2008," according to a paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Bloomberg (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • Do hiring managers prefer criminals to "job hoppers?"
    Employers would rather hire a candidate with a criminal record than one who has a history of frequently changing jobs or who has been unemployed for two years, according to a survey of 1,500 hiring managers by Bullhorn. After about six months of being unemployed, job seekers have an especially hard time finding work, recruiters say. (9/18), Forbes (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Balancing Yourself 
  • Tips for finding extra "oomph" when you need it
    The "always on" lifestyle isn't a result of a time management problem but is one that arises when we fail to properly manage our energy levels, Eva Rykrsmith writes. By resting when our body tells us, eating healthy and keeping a regular schedule, we can better get the "oomph when it matters," she writes. The Fast Track (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • Ice cream and banking don't mix, regulators say
    A Pittsburgh ice cream store owner is in trouble with banking regulators after offering his customers community banking services along with their sundaes. Ethan Clay, owner of the Whalebone Café Bank, gives customers a 5.5% interest rate on their deposits, but only pays them in vouchers redeemable for ice cream, waffles and coffee. The Wall Street Journal (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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