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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 crucial questions to ask yourself before choosing a remote job– Anouare Abdou, The Ladders

You also need to have enough discipline to handle potential distractions, especially if you’re planning on working from home. From parental duties to the temptation to take a long break and procrastinate, it can be tough to stay motivated and present. “As someone who has worked multiple remote jobs over the years and now runs my own remote business, I wish people realized how much discipline it requires to work from home,” said Mark Daoust, CEO of Quiet Light Brokerage, which helps people sell their online businesses. “Between all the possible distractions and the lack of a boss looking over your shoulder, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to do your work.” 

2. How to Respond to “Walk Me Through Your Resume”—and Get Your Interview Started on the Right Note– Regina Borsellino, The Muse

“Interviewers want to know about the skills and experiences you have that qualify you for the job you’re trying to land. And particularly if you have a work history that doesn’t directly relate to the position you’re interviewing for, it can be difficult for the hiring manager or recruiter to connect the dots on their own, Smith says. But an opening like “Walk me through your resume” can get them an overview of your qualifications right off the bat and help them decide what parts of your past they should ask more about. “This question can also provide background info for resume gaps,” Smith says. And it can give your interviewer a sense of your communication skills. “Is the candidate able to highlight their value in a succinct way or do they ramble for 30 minutes?”

3. How To Deal With Getting Promoted Above Your Peers – Michelle Riklan, Jenna Arcand, Work It Daily

“For most used to think that confidence and courage were reserved for the “lucky ones.” People who knew what they wanted and weren’t afraid to claim it. I was afraid to step out At first, you may feel awkward and that’s understandable. If you feel unsettled by the situation, chances are that your co-workers/friends do as well. Since you are now in the position of authority, it is possible that an individual who feels uncomfortable may not approach you directly. Instead, buzz about the obvious topic may be happening and you are being excluded from the conversations. It is important to address this head on.”

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