The Secret Weapon Job Seekers Ignore When Prepping for an Interview—and Other Gems to Read This Weekend
We know: Things get busy.
So, in case you didn’t get all of your Muse reading in last week, we’ve picked the best articles on the site to get you up to speed. Check them out while you’re relaxing on the couch or heading out of town, and get all the reading you need for the week to come.
No need to panic. You actually have more resources at your disposal than you might think. There’s plenty of information out there to help you learn more about a particular company before the interview, and there is, of course, the job description.
Fair warning: The seconds tick down a lot faster than you’d expect—and within that time you have to choose whether to keep a resume or trash it.
There’s no doubt that working a job you detest has a big impact on your overall outlook and attitude. But, as with anything, it’s important to stay positive—as difficult as it may seem. Even if you think of your position as nothing more than a soul-sucking nightmare, I’m willing to bet you’re still getting at least a little something out of it.
When you’re stuck in a work rut, ignoring the problem and trying to simply push through isn’t the solution. Addressing the situation head-on can provide important insight into how to avoid a similar situation in the future.
Just like there are phrases that cause a visceral negative reaction, there are also some that’ll instantly make your co-workers smile—and improve your workplace relationships. Not only that, they’re so common that incorporating them into your communication at work will feel like second nature.
Editor’s Pick: Why You Might Need a New Perspective—Not a New Job
No matter what kind of career you choose, there are going to rough spots, tough times, and weeks when you just have to buckle down and do some ‘grunt work’ to get the job done. The big question is not always, ‘Why isn’t this fun?’ but rather, ‘Is this worth it?’
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