Josie’s Weekly Favorites

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. Why Now Is The Time To Question Everything—And Refresh Your Career And Your Future– Tracy Brower, Forbes Magazine

“The best decisions are informed by plenty of facts, data and insights. By definition, when you ask more questions, you’ll be able to generate better potential alternatives and choose among them. Perhaps you want to get a new job. When you know the field a little, it will guide you where to look, but if you ask more questions about the future of the profession, you can discern more opportunities. As famous hockey great Wayne Gretzky said, “You can skate to where the puck will be, instead of where it is.”

2. Transferable Skills: The Key to Landing Your Dream Job– Shelby Simon, The Muse

“For many people, making a career switch might feel like you’re starting over from scratch. But that’s not true: You have transferable skills. “Most job seekers think the skills they use for their current job only translate for that particular job title or industry, but the basics for operating in most functions is pretty universal,” says Yolanda Owens, Muse career coach and founder of CareerSensei Consulting. “Once you understand that, it’s easy to leverage and translate your skills to market yourself for other job titles and industries.”

3.     What to do when you have to onboard yourself– Sara London, The Ladders

“Onboarding, according to the employee-data-analysis company Peakon, is the first phase of the traditional employee experience —– and, to some, it’s the most important. A 2018 study by Jobvite found 30% of new hires leave  a job within the first 90 days, known as the “onboarding period.” The usual causes? Company culture and unmet expectations; both problems that could have been prevented with a better onboarding system.”

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