Every day we make decisions in our personal and professional lives. Some decisions are small, some are big, some are huge…the pressure we place on ourselves make it hard for us to think clearly. However, checking in with ourselves about our gut feeling and how the various choices fit into the big picture can make it easier to process.
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Regardless of whether you’re spending your summer working or relaxing (hopefully a combination of both?) it’s a great time of year to pick up a book to engage you and expand your thinking. With 88 titles, this summer reading list from TED speakers has something for everyone. It’s broken down by interest—want to know why humans do what we do? Looking for a break from work? Craving fiction? Want to learn something new? They’ve got you covered.
No one ever said juggling a career and family was easy. However, becoming a mom doesn’t have to mean the end of your career or complete derailment. There are actually positive ways that motherhood can impact your career. In this post for Career Contessa, contributor Erin Strybis, a full-time working mother, explains how becoming a mother actually boosted her career.
Have you ever pulled an all-night in order to meet a deadline? Have you ever said you’ll catch up on the weekend and then binge-sleep Saturday and Sunday, only to feel off when you have to jump back into the work week? Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at our peak, but many of us skimp, justifying that sacrificing shut-eye is helping us get ahead in our career.
The term “summer reading” might stir up memories of slogging through required reading in preparation for the school year ahead. For many, the fact that it was assigned and knowing that there would be a quiz took away from the enjoyment. However, reading can be a great way to further your knowledge in ways that you can apply to everyday life.
Even if you hated reading as a kid, you might find the experience as an adult out in the working world is very different.
Not all jobs are the same, so why should your resume format be the same for every one? Should you use a chronological format? Functional? Combination? No idea what those are? Don’t panic!
More and more jobs now include flexible schedules or options to work remotely at least part of the time. For some people, this can be freeing and lead to increased productivity, but for many of us, it requires some forethought and coming up with a structure to keep us organized in order to avoid falling prey to mindless TV watching or laundry as procrastination.
With graduation coming up, there’s a lot to think about as you wrap up the semester and plan for the weeks, months, and years ahead. Whether you’re new to the job hunt or have been in the workforce for a long time, your next moves are going to matter. Especially if you’re just getting started in your career, it can be very intimidating to think about.
Whether you’re new to the job search or a seasoned pro, making sure your social media profiles are up to date and suitable for recruiters is key. You’ve likely heard that LinkedIn is an important one to maintain, but as this article by Stephanie Vozza
Even though classes and assignments demand a lot of time, many college students seek out part-time work. For some, it’s a necessity in order to pay their bills or purchase books and other school supplies, while for others, it’s more about gaining work experience.
Either way, there are many benefits to having a part-time job while in school. Sure, you’ll make money, but it can also teach you valuable life skills, and it’s also been shown to be associated with better grade.