Weekend Planner: February 16th

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You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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How to Get and Stay Well During Flu Season

sneezeAuthor: James Okuszka
Source: The Muse

When there are vitamin C packets scattered across your desk, you can’t remember the last time someone on your team wasn’t working from home, and you’ve already had to say “bless you” 15 times before 11 AM, it can only mean one thing—it’s flu season.

Working in an office filled with people makes it all too easy to get sick. And unless you plan to enclose yourself in a plastic bubble for the next few weeks, you won’t be able to avoid germs completely.

These 10 strategies will help you stay healthy for as long as possible, as well as help you handle work if you do get sick (because, it happens).

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Remove These Words and Phrases From Your Resume ASAP

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These terms may sound good to you, but they actually make recruiters cringe.

Author: Amanda Augustine
Source: Top Resume

Studies have found that the average recruiter scans a resume for less than 10 seconds before deciding if the candidate is a good fit for an open position. When you have so little time to impress a recruiter, every word on your resume counts. That’s why it’s important to carefully choose which terms belong on your resume and which are better left out.

Below are some tips to help you get your application noticed by including the right words on your resume and removing the ones that are proven to bore and repel recruiters.

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Technology Tuesday: February 13th

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Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology news stories from around the web.

This week: Robots that can open doors, AI that can predict psychosis, tiny robots that can kill cancer, mastering human DNA, and world leaders met to discuss the future of AI. Continue reading

What Can Your Former Employers Say About You?

talkingAuthor: Alison Doyle
Source: The Balance

One of the questions job seekers often ask is “What can an employer say about former employees?” Some job seekers believe companies can only legally release dates of employment, salary, and your job title. However, that’s not the case.

Can an employer say a former employee was fired or terminated for cause? How about saying that you quit without notice, were frequently tardy, or performed poorly on the job?

Are there limits to what an employer can say about you?

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Weekend Planner: February 9th

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You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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How To Communicate at Work (Without Awkwardness)

communicationAuthor: Jennifer Magliano
Source: The Muse

We’ve all suffered through it. That moment you put your foot in your mouth big time and cringe inside. Hopefully it was among close friends, but what do you do if it wasn’t? Maybe it was in a meeting at work, or an offhand comment among co-workers, and you can’t stop kicking yourself for making such a professional blunder. Whatever the cringe-worthy situation, you know you need to prevent it from happening again. The solution? Clear communication.

A smooth interface with your boss and coworkers is key to a happy, successful work life. This is never more obvious than when communication breaks down—always, it seems, at the most crucial times. So, how can you keep communication flowing when the stakes are high?

It helps to be mindful of your own mode of communication, and others’ as well. The way you interact with coworkers with different communication styles can make all the difference. Read on and you’ll be communicating like a pro in no time.

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