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Salary and Career News Round Up: LinkedIn Contacts, Cost of Commuting, and Young Professional Values


Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news you may have missed this week.

  • LinkedIn is an easy way to communicate and network and keep in touch with professional contacts, even if you move on to another job. But, do you actually own LinkedIn contacts accrued during your time of employment? 
  • Are you checking your smart phone notifications every few seconds? Did you pull out your phone while in the middle of a recent conversation with a friend? Are you exhausted during the day at work because you stay up late or get up in the middle of the night to check your device? If you said yes, you may want to read this article. 
  • While on the topic of smart phone dependency, a new study released by Cisco this week shows that half of young professional value access to social networks, choice in devices (laptops, smartphone, etc.,) and flexibility in working remotely. 
  • How long is your daily commute? Based on PayScale research, we’re guessing it’s somewhere between 20 and 40 minutes each way. Lifehacker breaks down what it costs to commute, and how much you could save taking minutes and miles of your commute. 


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