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September 27, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • Keep yourself sharp with these monthly tasks
    If your employer isn't offering any career development opportunities, take it upon yourself to improve your skills and make valuable contacts each month, Heather Huhman writes. For example, she suggests joining your industry's professional organization and using their mentoring programs, webinars and conferences to boost your knowledge. TheGrindstone.com (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Do you need to mind your own business?
    There are risks involved with being too nice, trying to solve everyone's problems and giving unsolicited advice, Eva Rykrsmith writes. "Receiving help that is neither wanted nor needed is discouraging. It may even come across as 'you can’t do this on your own,'” she writes. The Fast Track (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making the Connection 
  • CyPop connects users through common interests
    CyPop hopes to challenge Facebook's market dominance by allowing users to create cafes for subjects such as favorite TV shows. "People don't get tired of it because it is interest-based, constantly refreshes content and has a more intelligent level of discussion than many existing communities," says Josie Baik, one of the founders. USA TODAY (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Landscape 
  • 13 workplace "endangered species"
    Business cards, corner offices, formal business attire and desktop computers are some of the 13 office trends that LinkedIn users say won't be around in the next five years. Respondents to the social network's "Office Endangered Species" survey predicted cloud computing and flexible work schedules will eliminate many of today's common office products. The Huffington Post (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • Browser extensions can eliminate job-search frustrations
    Boomerang for Gmail, WiseStamp and StayFocused are some of the browser extensions that can help your job search, Amanda DiSilvestro writes. For example, StayFocused "will help block or set a time limit on certain websites so you can stay focused on what matters," she writes. "It’s a great way to force yourself to complete a certain task even if your willpower isn’t up to par." Brazen Careerist (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
  • How to prevent elder care issues from interfering with work
    In the next five years, nearly half of U.S. workers expect to provide unpaid elderly care to a friend or relative, but such a commitment can be draining physically, emotionally and financially, Suzanna de Baca writes. She provides tips on how to protect your job, your finances and your family's well-being if you take on such a role. Time.com/Healthland (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • "Gangnam Style" is good news for Korean tech company
    "Gangnam Style," the K-pop video that's taken YouTube by storm, has also given an unexpected boost to a small Korean company run by the singer's father. D.I. Corp, which manufactures semiconductors, has seen its stock value double since the video's launch, although analysts warn the surge might not last once "Gangnam Style" fades from the public consciousness. Reuters (9/25), The Atlantic Wire (9/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
A person who has not done one half his day's work by 10 o'clock runs a chance of leaving the other half undone."
--Emily Brontë,
British novelist and poet

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