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December 30, 2017

Tips to Land that Job
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You sent your resume hoping to get hired, but nobody responded? Itís a common complaint. We speak with a top career counselor for social media advice and other tips to help you land a job. Then, do poverty and stress affect a young childís ability to absorb knowledge? Recent research has the answer.
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How to Become the Insider Who Gets Hired
The search for a job can seem intimidating and frustrating for most people. Career counselor Sheila Markin Nielsen, author of Job Quest: How to Become the Insider Who Gets Hired said the most critical component in any successful job search is to establish personal relationships. She outlined strategies to create personal connections and trust with key people. She discussed the usefulness of online tools such as LinkedIn, along with the value of resumes in todayís employment environment.
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Low Income Families and Learning
Jennifer Suor is a PhD candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Rochester Ms. Suorís research found that children from low-income families are at risk of stunted cognitive functioning before they even start kindergarten. Her team found that young children with emotionally distant caregivers and who lived in an unstable home also had high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which appears to significantly affect their cognitive abilities.
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Accidents By Elderly Drivers
In the past year, approximately 14 million drivers have been in a road incident caused by an elderly driver, according to a survey by Caring.com. Their CEO Andy Cohen discussed how other motorists view the safety and competence of senior drivers. He also explained how to determine whether an older loved one is no longer fit to drive, and how to approach the topic with them.
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