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April 22, 2010
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Getting Ahead 
  • Don't squander your influence
    Helping others helps your career because it demonstrates your sphere of influence, writes Jorge Lazaro Diaz. He notes that he has little patience for people who waste their opportunities to help other people. "It's like they think there's only a certain amount of it to go around [so] they're careful not to let it 'run out,' " he writes. (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Making the Connection 
  • Are you making your network uncomfortable?
    If you continually help out your network -- but none of them offer you job leads despite your requests -- it might be time to rethink what you're asking of them, writes Marty Nemko. It doesn't matter how nice you are if you're fundamentally unqualified for the work you're seeking, he notes. Marty Nemko blog (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The Landscape 
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Your Next Challenge 
  • Make the most of your references
    References do make a difference in your job search, experts say, so it's worth spending a little time to make sure the people who provide yours can sound the right note. When someone agrees to be a job reference for you, send him or her an e-mail with bullet points of your accomplishments before they get the call, says Anita Attridge, a career coach. Forbes (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Traveling for Business 
  • 9 ways to get an airline upgrade
    Traveling on a budget doesn't mean you have to fly in coach, Antonina Jedrzejczak writes. Among her tips for scoring a free upgrade: Fly out of a smaller hub with less competition for business-class seats. OPEN Forum blogs (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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