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5/18/2018

Forty-three percent of households struggle to afford basic living expenses, including food, housing, transportation and health care, according to a study by the United Way ALICE Project. The study finds that 16.1 million households fall below the poverty line and that 34.7 million households earn less than what they need "to survive in the modern economy."

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CNNMoney
5/18/2018

Introverted people succeed in networking because they can offer meaningful conversation during events or situations, while extroverts tend to be better at working the room, author David Burkus writes. By having a genuine interest in backstories and passions, introverts are able to build deeper connections over time, which scientists say helps to build trust.

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5/18/2018

Present yourself professionally, check your ego and show interest in the company when you're interning, Charreah Jackson and Tida Jarjou advise. Study industry publications and be sure to connect with higher-ups, and keep in touch with the company after the internship ends.

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Fast Company online
5/18/2018

Writer Emily Moore offers a job-hunter's path to success, like signing up to get email alerts about jobs matching search criteria as soon as they're posted. Research questions that you might be asked in the interview and read reviews of other interviewees' experiences.

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Emily Moore
5/18/2018

Be focused on the important tasks and prioritize them based on what will give you the highest and best results, DataTrue CEO Michelle McGrath advises. Jeremy Miller of SnapShyft always commits to exercising to feel more productive, and angel investor Jason Bliss says to delegate tasks if someone else can do it better.

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Jeremy Miller
5/18/2018

Scientists and other professionals used a Twitter hashtag to make fun of inaccurate stock photos depicting their jobs. The Twitter posts mocked photos of things like subjects listening to inanimate objects using stethoscopes.

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5/18/2018

Uber says it "will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber riders, drivers or employees." The policy shift does not apply to class-action lawsuits.

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ABC News
5/17/2018

Add keywords to your LinkedIn profile and headline that appeal to your target audience in order to boost your search ranking, writes Robert Hellmann, president of Hellmann Career Consulting. Ensure that you have a complete profile by including job descriptions and achievements for each position.

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5/17/2018

The chief HR officer should be a partner with the CEO, and veteran HR executives in this column offer advice for building that relationship. "The CEOs you want to work for are the ones who respect and love your counsel, because counselors with guts and courage are who they need at their level," says Ann Rhoades, former Southwest Airlines CHRO.

5/17/2018

Racial bias incidents involving customers at Starbucks and Nordstrom highlight that company executives are willing to apologize, but it's unclear what they'll be doing to address such incidents in their culture or employee training, Corinne Ruff writes.

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