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Which airline makes it easiest to spend all those miles?
USA Today
Road warriors are great at racking up frequent-flier points but often frustrated by barriers that make it difficult to swap those points for seats to desired destinations. Blogs galore offer strategies for sorting things out, but few have the number-crunching power of nonprofit Consumer Reports, which analyzed 70 million passenger trips over the past two years for its just-published "Ultimate frequent-flyer guide" identifying the best reward-seat availability for the 25 most popular U.S. award routes on the five biggest airlines.
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How to ensure your business avoids 'Mobilegeddon'
By Jessica Taylor
Stop me if you've heard this before: "Your website needs to be mobile-friendly." Companies have heard this mantra for years, but now a tangible penalty is in effect, punishing websites that don't render well on smartphones and tablets. It's being called "Mobilegeddon." As of April 21, if your website isn't mobile-friendly, then you will likely be missing out on a lot of traffic. Why? Google shook up the way their search algorithm ranks websites, placing the ones that are mobile-friendly higher in the search from a smartphone or tablet than those sites that aren't.
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The best and worst fonts to use on your resume
Bloomberg
A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves. It does not always go well, according to people who spend a lot of time looking at fonts. Bloomberg asked three typography wonks which typefaces make a curriculum vitae look classiest, which should never, ever be seen by an employer and whether emojis are fair game.
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Want to be a thought leader? Master public speaking
Forbes
Thought leadership is about developing, packaging and communicating concepts, ideas, insights and solutions that will enhance the success of a select audience. Not only is this approach highly beneficial to the audience, but it is one of the most effective business development strategies possible.
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Booking.com finally enters the corporate travel business
Skift
With millions of business travelers already using its websites to book hotels, Booking.com decided to finally seize the opportunity and has quietly launched Booking.com for Business, which is geared for small businesses without managed travel programs. Company managers or administrators can create Booking.com for Business accounts for free, book rooms for their employees or send their staff invitations and they can book the travel on their own.
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8 tips for updating internal meetings
BizBash
Employee engagement is a critical component of successful companies, and meetings are one of the most common tools used to facilitate that engagement. Whether the meeting is a strategy session among a small group of executives or an educational and motivational event for sales staff, there are common elements that can contribute to the value of the experience.
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The fascinating ways our attitudes about work are changing
Fast Company
The world of work is rapidly changing, and, with it, employees' attitudes about what's acceptable on the job. Covering up that you were fired? Fine with many. Not having a professional social network profile? A total deal breaker for most. These evolving attitudes about work were the focus of The New Norms @Work survey, which polled 15,075 full-time workers between 18 and 66 years of age in 19 countries.
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10 ways to be the person people like to work with
Entrepreneur
Raw talent, education, experience and competency are no longer enough to thrive in today's competitive economy. Nor is it enough to have the right product or service at the right time to court a client and land the contract. Soft skills, including adaptability, a positive attitude and good communication skills, are a vital part of fostering a dynamic workforce and being an effective leader. Here are some ways to improve your likability, both personally and professionally.
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How to make networking fun
Fast Company
We all know networking is important, but it can be hard to force ourselves to do it. We have too many meetings and obligations; we have to stay late for work; we don't get enough time with our friends and family. Who has time for another meet-and-greet to swap business cards, or a committee meeting with droning conference calls? But too often, we forget that our professional lives can, and should, be joyful. Being bored at a networking event isn't a sign that something is serious and important — it's a sign that something is seriously wrong.
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24 LinkedIn rules you might be breaking
Forbes
Back in the day, etiquette rules were fairly simple. Always send a thank-you card. Don't put your elbows on the table. Hold the door open for other people. However, social networks have made matters much more complicated, and Emily Post isn't much help when it comes to online etiquette. That's why we've compiled the ultimate list of LinkedIn dos and don'ts. (Thank-you card not required.)
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