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. Stop Treating Job Seekers So Shabbily: Here’s What Smart Companies Should Do To Attract The Best And Brightest In The New War For Talent– Jack Kelly, Forbes Magazine

“Instead of coercing a person into completing a lengthy, glitchy and intrusive application, please keep the actual human being in mind and make it more simple. No one wants to spend half an hour filling out a long and boring online form when they can simply upload a résumé or their LinkedIn profile. Jumping through hoops irritates the best candidates. They view this as a bad omen of what’s to come. They’ll stop midway and seek out other companies that offer a more reasonable and accommodating experience. It’s critical to research the appropriate salary ranges for the role and not pick an arbitrary number or rely on what you happen to believe is the right number.  ”

2. Not Sure What You Should Be How to Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills (and Show Them Off in Your Job Hunt)– Deanne deBara, The Muse

“Problem-solving skills are skills that allow you to identify and define a situation that needs changing,” says Doug Noll, an attorney and adjunct faculty member at the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University’s Caruso School of Law, where he teaches graduate-level classes in decision-making and problem-solving. Once you identify what needs changing, problem-solving skills also enable you to “identify the best outcomes, define potential processes for achieving the best outcomes, and evaluate how the process achieved (or failed to achieve) the desired outcome,” he says. “Every job imaginable involves problem-solving..”

3.     How to navigate your career through the ever-evolving workplace– Dan Schwabel, The Ladders

“There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed all aspects of our lives, including how we work. Across industries and sectors, “business as usual” has been permanently disrupted: millions of people have been laid off, companies have tightened their budgets, and some industries were upended overnight. Meanwhile, employees have had to quickly adapt to working remotely, and a growing number of ‘digital nomads’ are choosing to take their jobs on the road. For others, the sudden job market shift has made it necessary to change careers or industries altogether. In fact, 63% of workers who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 have changed industries, according to a Harris Poll survey.”

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