Roommates, Resumes & Reshaping


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What You Missed


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Pope Francis Sparks Discussion on Women’s Roles

One area that has brought Pope Francis some mixed reactions during his tenure is the topic of women, their rights, and their place in the church. This issue is certainly not limited to the Catholic church, but is a topic of global conversations. Take a look at Diane’s perspective on this topic.


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High Tech Juggling

For this week’s interview, we got the opportunity to speak with Ellen Barker, CIO of Texas Instruments, and asked her to share with us how she has achieved a successful corporate climb while also designating family as a top priority.




Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

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Featured Company: Today’s Christian Woman

Location: Carol Stream, IL

Today’s Christian Woman produces a magazine and web content for Christian women on faith, family, marriage, relationships, parenting, careers, and more.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
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Job #1: Front End Developer
Today’s Christian Woman – Carol Stream, IL 

Write and deploy JavaScript and other related front-end code, oversee JavaScript code libraries, review JavaScript code written by other developers, train other developers.

Job #2: Marketing and Events Coordinator
Children’s Cancer Fund – Dallas, TX 

Children’s Cancer Fund (CCF) is seeking a full-time employee to serve as the Marketing and Events Coordinator. The job description includes event planning, marketing, public relations, social media and office management.

Job #3: Marketing Specialist
CBRE – St. Louis, MO  

Recommends and implements strategies to achieve marketing goals for assigned products and services for one or more areas, product lines, or market segments.







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Take Notice


IS ‘YES’ WORTH IT?: May Busch discusses why, when, and how to say ‘no’ when a situation arises in the workplace that is less than desirable.





ENTREPRENEURSHIP: AN OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE: Tim Hoerr writes on the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics blog about why he believes entrepreneurship is an opportunity for professionals to thrive not only in the workforce but also personally.




HOW ‘GIGS’ ARE RESHAPING BUSINESSES: Faisal Hoque with Fast Company investigates just how much of an impact the rise of the freelance industry will have on businesses.





10 MOST COMMON RESUME MISTAKES: Lee Boyce with Daily Mail lists ten major faux pas job hunters make on their resumes that turn hiring managers off to them almost instantly.




BE A CONFIDENT NEWBIE!: Helene Lerner shares eight ways that you can be the “confident newbie” in the office, even if it’s your first professional job!





4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.



Video of the Week



Rather than face a nasty tumble off the bed, this youngster put his brain to work and crafted a more comfy escape plan. Are we witnessing the early work of the next great engineer?




A Pinterest Find


Gift giving can sometimes be a real head scratcher, especially when it comes to teacher gifts or group gifts. Just in time for the upcoming holidays, we found 20 “Gifts in a Jar” that are not only easy to make, they’re fun to receive!



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