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. It’s okay to pause work. Your body will thank you for it – Melissa Chu, The Ladders
“When someone asks you to do them a favor, how do you respond? Do you dive in, ready to help? Or do you take a step back and evaluate what to do? Whenever anyone asked me for assistance, I would feel obligated to help. If I didn’t give the person some of my time, I would feel guilty. Even if the person didn’t really expect my help in the first place, I would still feel as if I should have done something, somehow. But I’ve gradually realized that it’s okay to say “no”. I can’t agree to every single request or help everyone who asks for it. I only have a limited amount of time and energy, so I have to choose how to spend it. Of course, we all have obligations that we need to fulfill, even if we don’t feel like it. Many people in our lives rely on us. At the same time, you don’t need to carry the world on your shoulders. Declining an invitation or a request doesn’t make you a bad person. It simply means you’re spending your time on the things that matter most.”
2. 9 Interview Tips for Teens to Help You Land Your First (or Next) Job Alexandra Frost, The Muse
“Teens are an incredibly important part of the American workforce. You’re often the ones keeping restaurants, theme parks, and grocery store checkout lines afloat. You’re willing to do jobs some older workers aren’t. And you’re driven to save up for college or even just some weekend spending money.As of July 2021, 36.1% of young people ages 16 to 19 had a job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—which means that if you’re one of the many teens looking for summer, part-time, and college campus jobs, you’ll need to stand out against the competition to get hired. And an interview is your best chance to impress a hiring manager. From clothes to resumes, body language to etiquette, preparing well for an interview can make all the difference when you’re trying to land an enjoyable, well-paying job.”
3. 4 Things Top Talent Looks For In A Company When Interviewing– Heidi Lynne Kurter, Forbes Magazine
“In one of the most intense candidate-driven markets to date, employers are experiencing an increase in ghosting, counteroffers, and withdrawals of signed offers. Although a company may have a competitive salary budget, if they don’t move fast enough from point of contact to an offer, they risk losing top candidates. Consequently, this means that even the most reputable companies, such as Google, face rejection from top talent due to lengthy interview processes.”