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Whether it’s a speedy way to create a bar chart or a trick for switching from one window to the next, keyboard shortcuts can help even power users knock out work faster. Here are a few of our readers’ faves.

When you think “productivity tips,” your mind may turn to keyboard shortcuts or organizing tools. But here’s one tip that stands out for its ability to help you reach new heights in productivity: Get up earlier. Productive minds ranging from Benjamin Franklin to Emily Post credit an early rise with their achievement.
Let your body language broadcast your confidence ... Keep track of your “must read” pile with Delicious.com. It’s a particularly useful tool for longer-term storage of important articles, and you can access it from any device ... On your résumé, list accomplishments, not just job duties.
Join The HR Specialist in celebrating the second annual “HR Professionals Week,” a five-day tribute to all that human resources pros do to make American workplaces more effective and American businesses more successful. It happens Monday, Feb. 28–Friday, March 4.
Take your company’s “About Us” web page from forgettable to memorable by incorporating these tips:

“All first drafts are terrible. I don’t care if you’re Hemingway.” That comes from a writing professor who may as well have been talking about email. No email should be sent without revision. Here's an email etiquette checklist to follow:

Frequent mappers may appreciate knowing that Google Maps has a set of experimental features. Some of these neat tricks can make mapping more efficient.
With its workaday reputation, LinkedIn is still the go-to social-media site for anyone trying to ramp up a career. Krista Canfield, a LinkedIn spokeswoman, says that to reap the social-networking benefits of the site, you need at least 35 connections. Here’s how to best use the web site:
Web sites used to be designed “deep.” But today’s search engines and today’s web users prefer “wide sites.” Searchers want quick access to specific information and don’t want to have to click through a series of pages to get it. Search engines give higher ranks to pages that are one click from the home page.
What are your strengths? How could you improve? A look inward helps you understand your own motivations and helps hone your intuition. Here are guidelines for writing a self-assessment from Sharon Daniels, chief executive of AchieveGlobal.
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