Friday, May 8, 2015

High 5 Weekly Career Transitions Roundup: Bust out of Your Comfort Zone

This is our weekly roundup of some of the best career-related articles, interviews, blogs, etc., we've read during the week. We share them so you have some great resources to prepare you for the coming week. Enjoy!

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  • Bust out of Your Comfort Zone"Exposing your mind and character to new people, places, and things is its own reward — it helps you become a more interesting (and interested) person. And it makes you more self-aware, which ultimately makes you more professionally effective."

  • How to be Unforgettable"When meeting for the first time, many people fill silences by talking about themselves; turn the conversation around and ask them about their interests. And once they’re talking, be engaged in what they have to say."

  • 7 Ways to Succeed in a Video or Phone Interview"Appearing on screen can feel awkward, so if you don’t regularly use Skype then have a few practice runs with friends to get used to it."

  • Networking for Those Who Avoid Small-Talk and Strangers"When you have a 'wingman' at your side to help highlight your accomplishments at networking events, it can give you the confidence you need to approach others and break into conversations."

  • Developing Your Strengths at Work"You can boost your levels of optimism and self-belief by imagining what might be possible in the year ahead if everything went as well as possible and you were using your strengths each day."

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