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September 25, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • Are you climbing the wrong ladder?
    Don't become so focused on your immediate situation that can't see whether you're getting closer to your long-term goals, Ken Blanchard and Scott Blanchard write. "The biggest tragedy we see is when people spend 15 or 20 years climbing the corporate ladder only to learn that it was leaning against the wrong building," they write. Fast Company online (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • New to co-working spaces? Remember these rules
    Co-working spaces designed for teleworkers can raise some difficult etiquette questions, Liz Presson writes. Make sure you ask the host how much noise is tolerated, don't bug others with unnecessary questions and remember the "kitchen is sacred -- don’t mess it up," she writes. TheDailyMuse.com (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making the Connection 
  • Job seekers not using the most effective networking channels
    Job seekers of all ages rely primarily on job boards to find positions, according to a Millennial Branding and Beyond.com survey. The least used social networking channel was Twitter, which "is arguably the one that’s most effective for connecting with people you don’t already know, for broadening your network to include new contacts," Alexis Grant writes. Brazen Careerist (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Landscape 
  • Younger workers in U.S. increase their savings
    American workers in their 20s and 30s are cutting back on their spending, planning for retirement, beginning to save earlier in their careers and significantly increasing their savings rate, experts said. Among the millions of workers whose employers' retirement plans are managed by Vanguard Group, 44% of employees under the age of 25 were enrolled in 401(k) plans in 2011, compared with 27% in 2003. The Wall Street Journal (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • Approach a job interview like a first date
    A job interview can be like a first date, with each person trying to see if the relationship is worth pursuing, Robyn Melhuish writes. Ask questions about the company "to make sure your 'date' is someone you’d like to spend more time with," she writes. SimplyHired.com (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
The Water Cooler 
  • "Pie of the Tiger" crowned World Custard Pie tossing champ
    Sixteen teams, experienced in the art of "flanning" -- or pie throwing -- took part in this year's World Custard Pie Championships in Kent, England. Organizers used 700 pounds of flour to make the flour and water "pies" that teams lobbed at each other. Kent's "Pie of the Tiger" emerged as the cream of the crop. The Telegraph (London) (9/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow."
--Woodrow Wilson,
28th U.S. president

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