Your resume can only say so much about you, Maureen Henderson says in this piece about how an ability to tell your story can make all the difference in life. “You have to get in there and animate what’s on the page or screen. You do this by assigning intent and meaning to your choices and portraying yourself as an agent in your own life vs. someone who has been battered around by forces outside their control.”
In a perfect world, feedback from co-workers and bosses is always glowing. But we all know the real world doesn’t work that way. Criticism is unavoidable, but The Muse provides tips on how to graciously accept it — and help improve both your morale and reputation.
Whether to retain talent, to use as leverage rather than a raise, or to take advantage of technological innovations, companies are increasingly offering flexible schedules. But to get one may require a bit of digging. The New York Post reports four-day work weeks are on the rise and career analysts predict this type of arrangement will only become more common as productivity is measured less in face time and more in results.
A long, job search can leave psychological bruises and hurl you into a self-defeating cycle. “It’s a blow to your self-esteem,” David Reiss, a psychiatrist based in San Diego tells U.S. News. The more confidence you lose, the worse you perform in the job search. This process “takes a half a step off your game,” Reiss says. To fight it, author Laura McMullen gives six tips, starting with: have fun.