Take 5: Career and Leadership Insights

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CompTIA AITP is here to help you grow and advance your tech career. To help you do that, we’re starting a new series called Take 5, where we’ll compile five of our favorite career and leadership articles from around the internet. Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and take five minutes to get advice and insights on how to become a better leader.

3 Steps to Make Networking Easier
It can be intimidating to approach someone new at an industry event, but it's always worth it to try. If you struggle with knowing how to network, check out these three tips.

5 Ways to Focus at Work, from an Executive Who’s Struggled with ADHD
Harvard Business Review (3 articles free without a subscription)
Whether you have moments where it’s hard to focus or it’s a constant struggle for you, there are things you can do to get yourself back on track. Jack Kosakowski, CEO of the U.S. divisions of Creation Agency and SkillsLab, offers five tips that help him buckle down and get things done.

Why the Corner Office Can Use a Few Introverts
Associations Now
You don’t have to be an extrovert to get to the C-suite. New research shows value in diversity among the personalities of executives, so use being an introvert to your advantage as you climb the corporate ladder.

Recruiters Explain What the Worst Resumes Have In Common
Fast Company
We hear a lot about what to include in a resume, but it’s just as important to know what not to include. Recruiters clue us in on common mistakes they’ve seen in resumes so you can put your best foot forward. P.S. Use TechTalent powered by CompTIA to create a killer resume that speaks to recruiters.

6 Ways to Overhaul Your Reputation at Work
We all need a fresh start sometimes. Whatever the reason, it can be tough to change people’s perceptions, but it’s not impossible. Here are six ways to improve your reputation and make sure that people see the potential you have and value you offer.

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