Tips to effectively deal with passive-aggressive co-workers | How to avoid boring conversations with strangers | Prep now for overtime rules, talent manager says
June 27, 2019
SmartBrief on Your Career
Getting Ahead
Six proven ways to fast-track your career
Stay competitive in your career by focusing on practical yet creative strategies to improve your game, says author Roy Osing. If you aren't getting noticed in your position, "Develop a 'be visible' plan that, in a simple and factual way, presents your achievements and what you do day-in and day-out to execute your organization's strategy," he writes.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (6/25) 
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Tips to effectively deal with passive-aggressive co-workers
Deal with passive-aggressive behavior from a co-worker by keeping emotion out of the conversation, calling out the behavior, and being specific with what you need, says Karin Hurt. "When you stand up to passive-aggressive behavior, you make life easier for you and your team and serve as a role model for other people stand up, too," Hurt writes.
Let's Grow Leaders (6/24) 
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Making the Connection
How to avoid boring conversations with strangers
Step outside of your circle and commit to having engaging, personal and fulfilling conversations when you find yourself surrounded by people you don't know, says Cassie Werber. Conversing with strangers can make you vulnerable, bold, and can lead to changing preconceptions, Werber writes.
Quartz (tiered subscription model) (6/25) 
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The Landscape
Prep now for overtime rules, talent manager says
The IRS has released a draft of the 2020 W-4, and the Department of Labor is expected to enact new rules regarding overtime pay for salaried workers. With six months until the new regulations are likely, Rachel Rapoza of Kronos encourages companies to be proactive in evaluating, tracking and communicating with employees.
TLNT (6/25) 
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Your Next Challenge
Be prepared to discuss why you want the job at every interview
The question "Why do you want this job?" is bound to be asked at every interview, but give yourself a leg up and respond by discussing why you're the best person for the job, writes Ashira Prossack. Don't give generic responses, and be true to yourself because "It's the details that really help set you apart from other candidates," Prossack writes.
Forbes (6/26) 
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Consider a company's culture when making your next job move
When judging a company's culture during the interview process, don't simply rely on your intuition, writes Eileen Hoenigman Meyer. To quantify a company's culture, MIT researchers used Glassdoor data to develop a tool that ranks a company based on nine values that include collaboration, diversity, innovation and respect.
Glassdoor (6/25) 
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Balancing Yourself
Work smart while on vacation
Work smart while on vacation
(Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
If you must work while on vacation, categorize your tasks into what kind of work you should do and what kind of work you should not do, says Stephanie Vozza. Keep balance by avoiding messaging platforms and opening emails, and by choosing to focus on urgent, unobtrusive tasks, Vozza writes.
Fast Company online (6/24) 
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The Water Cooler
Winning lottery numbers came from fortune cookie
Winning lottery numbers came from fortune cookie
A 61-year-old man -- who chose to remain anonymous -- in Ypsilanti, Mich. has won a state lottery jackpot worth $351,180. The five winning numbers he selected, 4-11-21-28-38, are the same ones that the man regularly plays and they were chosen from the lucky numbers on a fortune cookie.
Detroit Free Press (6/25) 
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Hard work is often the easy work you did not do at the proper time.
Bernard Meltzer
radio host and city planner
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