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8/21/2017

Today's solar eclipse will cost employers $694 million or more in productivity, Challenger, Gray & Christmas estimates. The firm predicts workers will spend about 20 minutes viewing the event, while others have taken the day off, and small businesses are disproportionately affected.

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8/21/2017

If you had a job that ended badly but was at least five years ago, it's probably a good idea to leave it off of your resume, writes Anish Majumdar. You should also consider omitting jobs where you worked for companies with bad reputations, Majumdar writes.

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8/21/2017

Podcasters recommend that you rehearse before a public speech, but also say you shouldn't be afraid to go off-script at times. One useful strategy is to list your talking points instead of a word-for-word script, which will allow your speech to seem more conversational.

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Fast Company online
8/21/2017

A New Jersey driver was forced to step on the gas and jump his SUV over the gap of the Middle Thorofare Bridge after the drawbridge began rising with his vehicle on it. The operator had mistakenly started raising the bridge for a commercial fishing boat.

8/18/2017

Surfers must focus on being ready for the next wave without worrying too much about the great rides of other surfers, writes Antonio Neves. Similarly, professionals must stay ready for new opportunities and avoid the temptation to measure themselves against peers.

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8/18/2017

Regular exercise can help clear your mind and a proper diet can help you remain healthy, each of which will help you reduce your stress levels, writes Ernie Bray. In addition, successful professionals must consistently put negative events in perspective, Bray writes.

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8/18/2017

Don't use first-person pronouns such as "I" when speaking in meetings or accepting praise for the results of a team effort, writes Judith Humphrey. Doing so might lead to perceptions that you're overly self-promotional.

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8/18/2017

Try to write down some notes about the people you meet as soon as possible after meeting them, writes Kat Boogaard. By doing so, you'll remember them better and be able to reconnect with them in a more sincere way in the future.

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8/18/2017

Salesforce Senior Vice President of Global Recruiting Ana Recio said she was impressed when she asked a job candidate what the most difficult part of taking the role would be and the candidate said, "Containing my excitement." Glassdoor Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition Jamie Hichens said one of the favorite things she was told at an interview was, "I want to run toward a new opportunity, not run away from my current one."

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8/17/2017

The departure rate for underrepresented minority workers at Intel has declined 9.7% since last year, while hiring has increased to 12.6%, according to a midyear report from the company. The report notes underrepresentation of African-Americans, making up 60% of the remaining goal for diversity hiring.

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