November 22, 2021
SmartBrief on Your Career
Getting Ahead
Leaders facing difficult workplace situations must lean on their core values and emotions to find the courage to speak up, writes Paul Thornton. Thornton shares two examples from his sports days, one in which he failed to say anything and the other in which his actions set a definitive tone.
Full Story: SmartBrief/Leadership (11/19) 
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Overemployed: Employees leading double work lives
Remote working has made it easier for some white-collar workers to secretly juggle two full-time jobs, and they are sharing advice to others via online communities such as Reddit's r/overemployed subreddit, Discord and the website, Workers who are "overemployed" talk about their experiences, anxieties and why they are leading multiple work lives.
Full Story: The Guardian (London) (11/16) 
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Making the Connection
The majority of jobs are typically found through networking, but it can be awkward being approached in your professional circle by someone seeking help in landing a job. Here is some advice on using your network without being annoying, starting off with changing your approach to reconnecting rather than job hunting.
Full Story: CNN (11/16) 
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Hire Smart
5 common mistakes when writing a job posting
There are several traps that hiring managers fall into when writing a job posting, such as not including a salary range, using an ambiguous or creative job title and requiring a cover letter. Also, be specific on the job requirements, such a master's degree, so you're not wading through candidates who aren't what you're looking for.
Full Story: Inc. (tiered subscription model) (11/21) 
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Vikings were great campers
The longevity of Vikings owes as much to their ability to set up and maintain efficient encampments as it does to their dominance during battle. This article examines the many ways Vikings survived and thrived by being smart campers.
Full Story: The Conversation (11/19) 
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