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November 2, 2020
SmartBrief on Your Career
Getting Ahead
The adage "Haste makes waste" is true in life and business, writes Art Petty, who recommends slowing down the problem-solving process until a clear picture, consensus and direction are reached. "While achieving clarity across and up and down the organization takes time, it's priceless in helping everyone move faster toward success," he writes.
Full Story: SmartBrief/Leadership (10/29) 
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5 calming ways to start a productive day
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The pandemic created the space for Justina Blakeney, founder of direct-to-consumer bohemian home decor company Jungalow, to reimagine her mornings. She details five start-the-day habits that help center her and make her more successful.
Full Story: Fast Company online (10/26) 
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Making the Connection
To network during the pandemic, use the Twitter analytics tool Followerwonk to find leaders in your industry. Start following them to learn about events and virtual gatherings in your industry as well as connect with others who might be hiring.
Full Story: The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (11/1) 
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The Landscape
Survey: More layoffs, recruitment freezes in Q4
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Nine percent of companies plan layoffs during the final quarter and 13% are planning major restructuring that could result in job losses, according to a survey by The Conference Board. Additionally, 11% will cut bonuses and 12% are freezing recruitment or limiting it to critical roles.
Full Story: USA Today (11/2) 
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Employers seem ready to embrace proactive security solutions, finds Burning Glass Technologies, which has identified application development security and cloud security as the two hottest areas for job growth. Burning Glass says employment demand in these disciplines is expected to grow 164% and 115%, respectively, over the next five years.
Full Story: Security Magazine (10/30) 
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The Water Cooler
What you should do if you encounter a ghost
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There are several ways to rid yourself of a ghost in your home, including asking them to leave, saging the area or making peace with their presence. Or did you think to check for mold?
Full Story: Lifehacker (10/30) 
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