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One of the many joys of working from home is spending time with your fur-people. They’re pretty much the best coworkers you could ask for — your human colleagues certainly aren’t going to look at you like you invented the light bulb, just because you can open food containers all by yourself.

In this week’s roundup, we look at career lessons one writer learned from her canine coworkers, plus whether you can leave jobs off your resume and the seven things successful people tell themselves every day.

Kat Boogaard at The Muse: 5 Lessons I Learned From Having Dogs as My Only Coworkers

We have a lot to learn from dogs. For example, as Boogaard explains:

I’m someone who loves the stability and security of my comfort zone. In those rare instances when I do briefly dip my toe into some unfamiliar waters? You can bet you’ll hear me panicking about it for a solid few days.

My dogs, in contrast, are all about what’s fresh and exciting. A new walking route? So many great smells! A stranger? Even more people to pet them! An indestructible toy? They’ll take that challenge.

More career lessons from man and woman’s best friend, in this article.

Alison Doyle at The Balance: Can I Leave a Job Off My Resume?

“Do you need to include all the jobs you’ve ever had on your resume?” Doyle writes. “No, you don’t, but be prepared to explain why an old job isn’t listed on your resume if the prospective employer discovers it or asks about any gaps between jobs you did list.”

You also can’t assume that leaving a job off your CV means that the hiring manager will never find out about it. Old jobs might turn up during a background check, for example. The best approach is to be selective about what you include on your resume, but be prepared to explain your whole job history. Doyle explains how to do it, here.

Nicolas Cole at Inc: Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

“Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues,” writes Cole. “They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in themselves.”

What do successful people tell themselves every day? “I will figure it out,” “work hard to know what you don’t know” — and these five things.

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