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. The One Thing To Master That Will Instantly Improve Your Professional Relationships– Amy Blaschka, Forbes Magazine

“Perhaps the most significant part of proactive communication is managing expectations. When we fail to do so, we usually get ourselves into a jam. Though you might be tempted to promise a new client a fast delivery, you’re better off giving a realistic timeline. If you can provide something early, you’re a hero; if you meet the original deadline, you’ve kept your word. Win-win.”

2. Three Biggest Red Flags To Watch Out For In A Hybrid Workplace– Jenna Arcand, Work It Daily

“Many companies are now allowing their employees to work from home after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a large portion of the workforce to work remotely and adjust to doing their jobs outside of the office. Some employers fully embraced remote work and told their employees they never have to go back to the office, while others adopted a hybrid work model where employees can work remotely or in the office. But, is every company that shifts to a hybrid work environment really executing the change correctly?”

3. The burnout-busting benefits of taking a vacation – Sarah Goff-Dupont, The Ladders

“It’s common for international travelers in particular to feel like they’re in a waking dream where things don’t quite seem real. In a foreign country, you’re immersed in subtle-but-thrilling differences: the sound of a different language being spoken, new smells in the air, unfamiliar makes of cars on the street. As you take it all in, you become dissociated from your usual conscious and unconscious expectations. It’s the psychological equivalent of taking a refreshing plunge into a cool lake on a hot day.”

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