Josie’s Weekly Favorites

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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. How being overdressed for an interview can negatively affect your chances of landing the job – Michele Lando, The Ladders

“Research the company to figure out what the company culture is like. Company culture often dictates the dress code and how formal or casual people will dress. Use websites like Glassdoor to your advantage. These platforms allow users to rate and comment on companies, giving you inside knowledge about the company culture, and what it’s really like to work there. Often people will discuss dress code and the general vibe of the office.” 

2. 7 Improv Techniques That’ll Make Conversations at Work Less Awkward and More Productive– Megan Gray, The Muse

“Talking to people at work can be challenging and stressful. Whether you’re attending meetings, conversing with clients, or just making small talk in the hallway, nerves can start to take over. What do you do with your hands? How long should you hold eye contact? What do you even talk about? And if you’re used to working from home—let’s say, if a global pandemic forces you and all your colleagues to go remote for many many months—face-to-face interactions can feel even more overwhelming.”

3. 5 Questions To Ask Yourself If Your Job Search Isn’t Working– Caroline Ceniza-Levine, Forbes Magazine

“Having enthusiasm for the job isn’t just about how you feel, but also about how prospective employers feel when they interact with you. Genuine interest is palpable and a significant reason why people get hired. I have recruited for many roles where it comes down to few candidates, all of whom are exceptional, and the decision turns on the energy, desire and willpower one person exudes over the rest.”

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