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Getting fired is no fun. However, if it's happened to you, you're not alone. Millions of people have gotten fired - even famous ones. Don't believe me? Just take the quiz at the bottom of this post and test your knowledge on how these ten very well-known individuals got canned. And, if you've been fired, the secret to overcoming this negative experience is understanding the eight steps you should take to get back to work. New Video Course: "Fired To Hired: 8 Steps To Get You Back To Work" I've created a comprehensive video tutorial series that can take your from "fired" to "hired." You'll learn exactly what to do so you can turn things around and find a new, better-fit job. And, if you CLICK THIS LINK, all CAREEREALISM readers can save 50% on the class. There's no better revenge on an employer who fired you than you landing a great new job where you are happier.

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This week, I got asked a very sensitive question about how to how to use LinkedIn:

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This article is going to be short and sweet. It also might be the most important piece of advice you get this year... about taking advice. Related: Getting Your Dream Job: What You Can Learn From Harry Potter You see, advice is a tricky thing. Most of us happily take it from our friends, family members, co-workers, and the Internet. But have you ever asked yourself whether that advice is working for you? Is it helping you get the results you want in life? Especially when it comes to success and your career, advice can be a dangerous thing. My Dad has one idea about success, and would give me different advice than my friends, co-workers, or boss. Each one may have valid ideas, but how do I know what works for me?

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New grads of the class of 2013, as you get ready to complete this major milestone in your life, there’s a lot you need to know before you dive into your first job. Who better to learn from than an experienced, seasoned professional – someone who has been through his first job, and second job, and then even started his own company? Richard A. Moran is CEO of Accretive Solutions, a San Francisco-based venture capitalist, social scientist, and best-selling author. He’s an expert at organization effectiveness (and recognized as a top LinkedIn Influencer!) He offers 20 pieces of amazing advice targeted specifically for new grads. Don’t let your inexperience hold you back by making common, rookie mistakes. Get ahead of the curve by reading Moran’s essential tips specifically for new grads.

1. Whatever You Do— Use “Reply All” With Extreme Caution

Avoid it if you can, because “it’s the most dangerous button on your screen,” he says. “It looks innocent enough, a little envelope with an arrow. Hitting that innocuous looking icon can change the course of a career even at a tender young age.” You just never know when your message will end up in the wrong hands… it happens all too often.

2. Remember To Carry Extra Power Cords

“You can never have too many and don’t let others borrow them. You will not get them back,” Moran says.

3. You Are Being Monitored

Moran makes the excellent point that it’s easy to let your guard down for a second at work… hop on the Net and Facebook chat away for a few minutes. “Assume that all things you do on your computer at work will be monitored and reviewed. Never let your guard down,” he says. These are just a few tips. Moran writes a full list of 20 pieces of advice for young grads at CareerBliss... READ FULL ARTICLE ►

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