Workplace Roundup: More on the Jobs Report, LinkedIn Buzzwords and a Six-Hour Workday

It’s Friday, and this week did not disappoint! I’ve come across a ton of workplace-related tidbits that I think you’ll find interesting and useful for your career. Without further ado, here is this week's Workplace Roundup:

Deep Into the Jobs Report

Last week’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics came as welcome news to many. More than 200,000 jobs were added in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, a five-year low. My colleague Michael Weiss looks at the employment numbers in greater detail, uncovering even more good news.

LinkedIn Buzzwords to Avoid

LinkedIn can be a great way to network, uncover job leads and get noticed by recruiters. But buzzwords can drag down your profile. LinkedIn recently crunched the numbers and identified the most overused buzzwords in members’ profiles. How many do you use?

A Six-Hour Workday?

Writing for Quartz, Lauren Davidson makes the case for a six-hour workday and includes lots of compelling scientific evidence to support her argument. Now that you’re convinced, will your boss agree?

Don’t Put This Off!

Despite the advice of Alison Green, who runs the excellent Ask a Manager blog, I put off writing this week’s blog post until the last minute. If, like me, you’re a chronic procrastinator, heed her tips for pushing past procrastination. I’m going to read it again … after I check my email.