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.      The Two Most Important (But Tricky) Words To Master In Your Career – Amy Blaschka, Forbes Magazine

“Simple refers to being uncomplicated and easily understood; easy means something achieved without great effort.

Despite their similarities, simple isn’t always easy; it takes discipline and a conscious and intentional effort to make something less confusing, complex, and difficult to understand or do.”

2. What Salary Should You Ask For? Here’s How to Figure Out What You’re Worth – Samantha Cooney, Time Magazine

“It can always be awkward talking about salary. You may not be comfortable asking them what they earn,” Babcock says. “But you could ask them a question: ‘What do you think someone in my position should be earning?’ That way they can use all the information they have, but they don’t have to reveal their own information.”

3.     Why You Need to ‘Upskill’ to Keep on Top of Trends – Alex Sixt, Enterpreneur Europe

“Remember the statistic about the half-life of a skill? Make it a habit to upskill every five or so years to keep your resume and general skill set up to date in case you find yourself needing a new job unexpectedly. The “old ways” of working the same skill for an entire career have passed. To maintain a successful career, upskilling will be crucial for professionals seeking to adapt and evolve their domain knowledge over time.”

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