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. For Career Success, Pay Attention To The ‘Unspoken Rules’– Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes Magazine

“When you’re new, people know that you don’t know much (yet), so expect you to take notes, ask questions, and, when you don’t have much else going on, ask around to see if you can help with any ongoing projects. If you don’t, people may wonder how interested in your job you really are. It’s the unspoken rule of “show you want to learn and help.”

2. An Online Course or Degree Can Help You Achieve Career Goals—Here’s How to Pick the Right One – Patrick Mullane, The Muse

“Whether you’re looking for a new job, trying to position yourself for a promotion, or simply seeking something productive to do while stuck at home, online courses are a great option. They can help you expand your knowledge, hone your skills, and get hired. In fact, in a 2019 survey by Harvard Business School Online—where I’m the executive director—85% of recruiters said online certificates on a resume make candidates more attractive.”

3.     7 ways to manage the effects of job search fatigue – Rolf Bax, The Ladders

“But feeling beaten-up is just one symptom of an epic job hunt. Uncertainty, fear, and low self-esteem also take their toll. Depression becomes more likely the longer you keep searching. You are likely to spend less time with family and friends (and, of course, colleagues) – your natural support group. Your physical health is likely to suffer.”

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