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November 6, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • 3 tips for falling in love with what you do
    If you want to turn your job into something you are passionate about, stretch yourself as much as possible in the role, be clear about your goals and always strive for excellence, Rob White writes. "If you open your mind and your heart to the possibility of falling in love with whatever you're doing ... you will develop a consciousness that embraces and celebrates life," he writes. The Huffington Post (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to dig yourself out from a mountain of work
    If you've fallen behind in your work because of Hurricane Sandy or some other reason, you can catch up by prioritizing your e-mail, then setting reasonable expectations, Sara McCord writes. Let the boss know what you're doing so "she can correct course if needed," she writes. TheDailyMuse.com (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making the Connection 
  • Is it possible to network too much?
    Having too many connections can be a detriment because your network is unlikely to give you honest feedback, says Chris Savage, co-founder of video-hosting company Wistia. "I see people recommending great, well-networked people all the time who are working on terrible ideas," he says. Inc. online/Start It Up blog (free registration) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Landscape 

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Your Next Challenge 
  • Don't let keywords sabotage your résumé
    Don't worry too much about getting keywords into your résumé; applicant tracking systems can vary and you still need to make your résumé appealing to humans, Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter writes. "Before submitting yours online or to one of your networking contacts, read it aloud. Does it sing? Or, does it fall flat? Print it off and look at it from a consumer's perspective. Does it advertise your value in a brilliant, enticing way?" she writes. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
  • How to get work done from anytime, anywhere
    You can still be productive when working on vacation or while traveling, as long as you make sure you have a reliable virtual private network and conference call tool like Skype or Free Conference Call, Sean Ogle recommends. Other helpful items include a device tracking tool and a portable hard drive, he advises. The Fast Track (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • Meet Camilla, NASA's top space chicken
    A rubber chicken named Camilla Corona is emerging as one of NASA's celebrities after being sent on missions into the upper atmosphere on balloons and aboard astronaut-training craft. Next up: a publicity trip to the International Space Station. "Camilla does an incredible job," says one fan. Wired.com/Wired Science blog (11/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
Character is much easier kept than recovered."
--Thomas Paine,
British-American political activist and author

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