Networking Newbies: LinkedIn for High School Students

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Have you ever heard that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know? You probably have, and for good reason. Your knowledge and experiences are certainly keys to success, but it’s in meeting new people and growing your network that pours gasoline onto the flame of opportunity. As Leonard Andrew Consulting works with more and more high school students and their families, we frequently discuss the importance of young people beginning to focus more seriously on their network, specifically their professional social network on LinkedIn.   

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Staying Focused in the Age of Digital Distractions [Infographic]

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In our fast-paced, business world, we are surrounded by productivity-killing interruptions. The rise of the internet, social media and smart technology have landed us firmly in the Age of Information. But we might as well call it the Age of Digital Distractions. Yes, these advances in technology have undoubtedly helped us do more and achieve more. But they have also hindered our ability to focus on getting the basics done. Surviving the Age of Digital Distractions When at work, digital distractions come at us from every direction. You have your computer in front of you with email notifications and numerous   

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9 Productivity Mistakes That Ruin Days Before They Start [Infographic]

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Just as breakfast is the most important meal of the day, mornings can be the most important time of the day. A good way to ensure a successful workday is to hit the ground running and make the most of the first 10 minutes. But many of us, unfortunately, fight an uphill battle because we make critical, productivity mistakes as soon as we get to the office. We waste some of the most crucial minutes of our day checking social media or grabbing a coffee. Sound familiar?   

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How to Create a New Career Plan with 2020 Vision

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As we begin the year, now is the time to create a new career plan with a new vision for 2020. Take advantage of this time of year to begin thinking about what you want from your career in the new year. To help you use 2020 vision to target and clearly focus on important issues facing the workplace, you’ll find key articles referencing trends for the upcoming year.   

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The Art of Asking Questions: An Overlooked Career Skill [Infographic]

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Sitting around the office not knowing what to do is not the best way to succeed. Neither is hiding your ignorance from your colleagues and boss. Asking questions not only improves your creative thinking, but it demonstrates your listening and comprehension skills. It shows that you are engaged and eager to learn. Asking any old questions won’t do, though. Asking the right questions can mean the difference between career success and stagnation.   

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Introverts: It’s Time to Ace the Interview and Win the Job!

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As a member of the introverts club, you may not be the slick small talker who enjoys taking center stage. You may also find it challenging to fully answer interview questions and flinch at the thought of promoting your academic achievements, touting examples of your practical experience and flaunting your admirable personal qualities. But these challenges are far from insurmountable.

With some strategic advanced planning and practiced techniques, introverts can turn away uncertainty to ace that interview and win that job!   

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