FIND THE SILVER LINING IN RESUME REJECTIONS
What can 164 job applications teach you? For writer David Ding, a lengthy period of resume rejections inspired meaningful self-improvement. In this article from Inside Higher Ed, Ding offers career advice to those pursuing new jobs and waiting to hear from prospective employers.
Among his proven tactics is to continuously work your professional network. Find other people who are doing the work you want to do, connect with them and identify good questions to ask them during informational interviews. “Understand that each connection may not help you in the ways you anticipated but in others, and take some time to reflect upon the nature of your networking approaches, support and coverage,” he explains.
ICEBREAKERS FOR BACK-TO-THE-OFFICE ENCOUNTERS
For those who started a job virtually over the past year, returning to the office brings meeting co-workers face-to-face for the first time. Tips for breaking the ice in-person are offered in this Forbes article.
Start with re-introducing yourself through a face-to-face conversation. Even though they’ve been involved in daily communication, colleagues are really seeing each other for the first time sans screens!