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.      Want A New Job? These Bad Habits Might Be Holding You Back– Adunola Adeshola, Forbes Magazine

“Tell me if this is you: when you introduce yourself, do you tell people you’re a Jack of all trades? You might even say it with a smile but saying this could be subtly stopping you from standing out and getting hired. In the past, it might have been nice to wear that label with pride, but these days calling yourself a Jack or Jane of all trades might not be doing you any favors.”

2. These Time Management Skills Can Make You a Better Employee—and Improve Your Work-Life Balance – Leah Campbell, The Muse

“People who aren’t great at managing their time often find their work cutting into their personal lives, either because they’re constantly staying at work late to play catch-up on tasks they’ve fallen behind on, because they’re always having to bring their work home, or because they’re worrying about work in their off time. The result is a lack of boundaries between work and home and an inability to truly disconnect and decompress from the workday..”

3.     Man or machine? Study investigates which we trust more – John Anderer, The Ladders

“You may be thinking to yourself that you would never let a machine make a decision for you, but in all likelihood, you already do on a daily basis. It isn’t something we all put that much thought into, but algorithms already automate much of modern life. Each time your music streaming app suggests a new song to try, that’s an algorithm. Similarly, whenever you use Google to find a new local lunch spot, an algorithm determines which food trucks are displayed first.”

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