Weekend Planner: March 24

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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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The 8 Most Important Things for Employees in 2017

happy_employeeAuthor: Sarah Archer
Source: Undercover Recruiter

When courting an elite candidate, it is imperative not only to understand what other companies may be offering in terms of benefits, but how the benefits you are offering are applicable to the individual who is being considered.

A recent study by LendingTree allows recruiters some statistical evidence broken down by gender and age. It points precisely to the pressure and leverage points that are most likely to impress an applicant of a specific demographic.

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4 Templates That Will Help You Politely Turn Down Opportunities

templatesAuthor: Felicity H. Barber
Source: The Daily Muse

The best leaders know that learning when to turn down opportunities is just as important as creating them.

After all, as the old saying goes, there’s only so much time in a day. That’s why the most successful people understand the value in prioritizing projects and not getting distracted by every ask.

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Technology Tuesday: March 21

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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: China plans to send people to the moon in the early 2020s, a new treatment that destroys breast cancer, scientists want to create a synthetic human genome, Google just sped up it’s AI’s deep learning process, and a new Li-Fi system 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. Continue reading

Weekend Planner: March 17

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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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7 Fireable Social Media Gaffes You’re Probably Already Guilty Of

facepalmAuthor: Beth Leslie
Source: Career Enlightenment

In some ways, social media is a blessing for job hunters. In other ways, it’s a curse. Lurid tales abound of luckless employees fired over inappropriate LinkedIn exploits or Snapchat shenanigans.

But you seem like the sort of smart, savvy job hunter who already knew that. Your Facebook is undoubtedly private, your Twitter account free of offensive slurs. You’d never dream of desecrating your company product or making a mock ISIS execution video.

But neither did the seven people below. Every last one of them lost a job because of a normal, common, understandable behavior – a behavior that you’ve probably done yourself. Consider yourself warned.

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5 Lines Everyone Wishes Their Co-Workers Would Say To Them

friendlyAuthor: Alyse Kalish
Source: The Muse

How many times have you thought how great it would be if your co-worker congratulated you on your latest project, or said “Happy Birthday,” or asked how you were feeling when you were having a terrible day? And how often has that thought actually turned into an action?

It’s nice to be appreciated and connect with the people you work with. The thing is, no one’s a mind reader. However, I’m sure we can all agree you’d love to hear these lines more often.

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