LOVE MONDAY: SPRING FORWARD AND GET AHEAD Mar11

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LOVE MONDAY: SPRING FORWARD AND GET AHEAD

Love Monday LogoIt’s never easy to lose an hour. That’s why we’ve condensed a few hours of Monday morning cyber-loafing into five “Love Monday” worthy links.  In the spirit of spring-forward, we’re reading all about getting ahead. New thoughts on negative feedback, the power of social networks, career planning and epic event networking – we’ve got you covered.

How do you like your feedback? Gentle? Honest? Not at all? Freakonomics Radio takes a look at some new research claiming the more seasoned you are, the more you might actually seek and appreciate negative feedback.

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According to LinkedIn, skill endorsements on your profile make you 4 times more likely to be viewed. [Infographic]: 1 billion endorsements have been given on LinkedIn.

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Recent SmavvyTV guest, Gurval Caer, founder of Blast Radius, receives a big promotion. Our congratulations. Stay tuned for a recap of our talk with Gurval later this week.

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What are the challenges affecting your career?  51% of women in this study replied “no clear career path.” Do you have a plan? Where do you get your career inspiration?

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Missing out on the SXSW action? We’ve been following the Canadian delegation at #ehteam2013. Great local coverage here and here too.

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Also, in case you missed it:

Will you be looking? What are people saying? Part 2 of our look into online career site, Glassdoor.com, is now on the blog. We’d love to hear your thoughts.