Successful Resume Writing
On Resume Writing
Are you having trouble with writing your resume? In this piece, Mary Halton shares tips on how to make your story stand out to recruiters and employers. She reminds us that tailoring your resume to each job you apply for, writing succinct but descriptive summaries, and noting down job changes due to COVID-19 are easy and valuable steps to take. Most importantly, make sure you keep your LinkedIn profile active and updated, as it serves as an extension of your resume. TED.
On Building Emotional Strength
There has been a never-ending reel of tragedies taking place both nationally and internationally, and chances are you are also going through some personal challenges amidst all that is going on in the world. In this piece, Kerry Hannon offers ways to build our emotional resilience, by staying curious, determined, and learning to embrace your passions. Now more than ever, it is important to develop a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset. “Those with a growth mind-set define success as learning. They’re not trying to prove themselves, but instead improve themselves, so they get less focused on the results and more focused on the journey.” With the future still very much uncertain for months to come, the best thing we can do for ourselves is to appreciate our daily journey and do our best to care for our loved ones. New York Times.
On Selective Ignorance
In this digital age we live in, we are constantly faced with choices and exposed to news and activities going on in other people’s lives. Social media amplifies our sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) and insecurity about ourselves. In this piece, psychologist and author Benjamin Hardy shares tips on how to not overextend yourself when it comes to options, how to commit to your decisions, and not allow yourself to be distracted by everyone else's agendas. “Growth and transformation require becoming conscious of things that you’re currently unconscious of. Strategic ignorance is about purposefully ignoring or shielding yourself from what you already know is a distraction or an enemy to your future self. It’s your filter for ensuring that only the right new things reach you.” I (Stella) found his words insightful because I personally struggle with this, I hope it resonates with you too. TED.