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Getting unstuck

07/19/2020

On How to Get Unstuck 

Life is full of change and transitions. In the past few months, all of us have gone through transitions in our lives, whether you’ve graduated college, moved home to quarantine with your families, or started or lost a job during the pandemic. Transitions can feel unstable and scary, but often come with positive lessons and surprises. In this piece, Bruce Feiler traveled cross-country for five years to talk to Americans of all ages and backgrounds about the biggest transitions of their lives, from falling ill to losing loved ones, and how they made it their way through these trials. In the end, Feiler writes, “We control the stories we tell about our transitions. Instead of viewing them as periods we have to grind our way through, we should see them for what they are: healing periods that take the frightened parts of our lives and begin to repair them.” Give this a read and learn how to tell your own story about this time in your journey. New York Times. 

On Crafting Your LinkedIn Profile

Many of you already have Linkedin profiles and are active on the platform, but are you doing the best you can to make your profile stand out to potential employers and recruiters? In this piece, Kylee Lessard offers examples of how to craft your profile and your personal Linkedin brand, from choosing a recognizable profile headline to writing an informative (but not long-winded) summary. She also offers profile examples for you to compare. Remember, the key is to regularly update your Linkedin profile so you can increase your visibility and reach on the networking platform. Linkedin

On What to Read This Summer

A summer in quarantine and social distance is made for reading. In this piece, editors offer their summer reading recommendations, from novels that will make you feel lost in another world to poignant daily observations about life, friendship and time. This should offer you a good pick to suit your mood. I (Stella) just finished reading On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Vietnamese-American author Ocean Vuong, on the traumas of war and the lives of immigrant families. I’m about to start reading The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. Stay safe, and happy reading. The Atlantic.

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