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. 5 Professional Development Tips For College Students– Josh Frahm & Jenna Arcand, Work It Daily

“The only way to develop both personally and professionally as a college student is to first understand what needs to be developed in the first place. Self-reflection is so crucial in all of our lives, but especially during your college years. Taking ownership of what you don’t do well and trying to improve is just as important, if not more important, than understanding what you are good at.”

2. 9 Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to the Office After Pandemic WFH– Katherine J. Igoe, The Muse

“There are a slew of adjustments you may have had to make as you worked from home during the pandemic—and transitioning back to office work, a commute, in-person interactions, and even work clothes after more than a year without them may feel overwhelming. There also continue to be potential safety issues. “With the Delta variant…and high levels of vaccine hesitancy in some areas, returning to in-person work again can feel risky,” says Muse career coach Lauren Wethers. “I see this most often with people who have been particularly cautious about exposure due to pre-existing conditions—home is safe and the office poses a potential risk.””

3. Lessons from a flawed behavioural scientist to get your career moving
– Grace Lordan, Financial Times

“For most of us, the anticipation of rejection is so bad that we don’t put our hat in the ring as often as we should. Anticipation is a life experience in and of itself. However, the actual experience of rejection is never as bad as we anticipate. We get it wrong. As human beings we are good at imagining the pain of rejection, but underestimate our amazing ability to bounce back. The emotional fallout is much briefer than we imagine.”


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