Josie’s Weekly Favorites

In this weekly article, Josie scours the deepest parts of the web in search of the most interesting career-related news, so you don’t have to. Every week we create a selection of three news articles about career development and present you with an excerpt of the article that we think is worth sharing. Click on the heading to read the whole article.

1. No Degree? No Problem. More And More Employers Are Hungry For Your Skills Instead– Mark C. Perna, Forbes Magazine

“The time has come for employers and prospective employees alike to think more broadly about what makes some candidates a fit for a job, regardless of their educational background. Finding ways to value people for the skills they bring to the job—skills that help prove that they can create results—is the path forward. A skills-based hiring philosophy will not only help bridge the skills gap, but will also create a more diverse, inclusive and vibrant workforce.”

2. 11 Ways To Enjoy Summer When You’re Working A Full-Time Job– Ariella Coombs & Jenna Arcand, Work It Daily

“There you are: sitting on the beach, covered in sunscreen, reading your favorite book, drinking your favorite drink under the cool shade of an umbrella. Life doesn’t get any better than this… Suddenly, a door slams, a phone rings, a printer turns on. You jolt back into consciousness. You’re at work, sitting in your cubicle, without even a hint of sunshine streaming in from outside. When you’re working a full-time job, finding time to enjoy the warm, bright summer weather can be a challenge. This is especially true for young professionals, as many of them are used to having summers off (or, at the very least, having a flexible summer schedule). But there’s no need to feel trapped behind your cubicle walls. Go out and enjoy summer!”

3. This simple hack is crucial for lifelong learning – Sara London, The Ladders

“While it’s good to learn new skills, and unconscious processes constantly occur in the brain, none of that is new information in the world of learning and memory research. What’s interesting about this cutting-edge study is that periods of wakeful rest are more productive for processing skills than periods of full rest, like sleeping. This is especially the case for those over 55 years old, as studies show that wakeful rest is better for the hippocampal processing of older populations.”

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