Your resume should describe you, not your past jobs | How to prioritize when everything is a priority | Black Women's Equal Pay Day: 62 cents for every dollar
August 13, 2020
SmartBrief on Your Career
Getting Ahead
Research from reveals how candidates feel about colorful job titles, with a majority saying they wouldn't apply for jobs that contain the words "genius," "evangelist," or "guru" as many of these descriptions attract young white men, while potentially putting off women, older job seekers or people of color, Lorraine Kipling writes. "[U]sing flashy and unnecessary words to describe jobs can easily backfire," Kipling warns.
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To improve your resume, describe yourself, not your past jobs, says executive coach Hanna Hart, and use the job description of the position you are seeking as a springboard when presenting your skills and experience. Ensure that your resume demonstrates the value you will bring to the open position.
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Create a daily list of your "most important tasks" by selecting to-dos or projects that support your larger goals or that you've been putting off, writes Naphtali Hoff. "Odds are that, the longer you've been thinking about something, your mind is telling you that it's important enough to make this list," he says.
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3 Dimensions for Safely Reopening the Workplace
Is it possible to get back to work safely? How do we do it? And where do we start? This session will explore the critical factors of getting back to work readiness to maintain employee safety and business continuity during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Register here.
The Landscape
Black Women's Equal Pay Day: 62 cents for every dollar
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Today is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, the day in 2020 when Black women working full time have caught up to the amount of money that white male counterparts made just in 2019. Black women earn 62 cents compared to white males, which can lead to $1 million shortfall over a 40-year-career, according to National Women's Law Center.
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Your Next Challenge
Leadership is difficult enough in normal times, and the coronavirus pandemic is compounding the challenge. There's plenty of advice to help, however, and Mark Crawford explores 14 books on leadership to sharpen your skills.
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Balancing Yourself
What will replace the office heel?
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Now that workers have settled into the remote life and spend their days in casual wear, will women return to wearing business pump or heels once offices open up, wonders Carly Mallenbaum. Dressy sneakers could become the norm, says Gabriella Santaniello, a retail fashion analyst.
Full Story: USA Today (8/10) 
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The Water Cooler
A Connected Cube helps speed cubers compete
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"The Speed Cubers" makes clear that speed cubers don't need a fancy connected cube to be extremely competitive. But if you know a budding cuber who dreams of becoming a speed cuber, this device from Rubik's can help them work on their skills.
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