I won't go into a detailed discussion of my feelings about President Donald Trump's focus on "fake news," as I've written about it before -- I'll just use the recent statement from Jeff Flake, Republican Senator from Arizona, as a nice concise proxy. "When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him 'fake news,'" Flake said in a recent speech to the Senate, "it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press." Can't put it more concisely than that.
A friend of mine recently related this story to me. Unfortunately, I'm afraid it's an all too common one. My friend works in a fast-paced customer contact environment where if one person is out it quickly causes workload disruptions for others. One employee, a young woman, had gotten into the habit of going home with some regularity halfway through the day because she said she wasn't feeling well. Other employees were growing frustrated because they had to pick up the slack.
Networking is a little like exercise: You know it's good for you and you probably should be doing more of it, but often you just don't feel like it. That said, it can play a constructive role in anyone's career progression. Which is why I was interested to see new research examining the common mistakes executives make when it comes to networking. The survey, from Robert Half, explored the networking habits of more than 2,200 chief financial officers.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".