We all know how addicting online quizzes can be, so we’ve decided to start out our Link Roundup with one or two this week! However, instead of finding out what superhero you would be, or which character from The Office you are, you can learn more about your career! The quizzes will help you uncover your communication style, and what type of job you are best suited for. Additionally, we have included some of the best career and job search advice we could find this week.
How you communicate greatly affects how you work, and collaborate with others. So unless you work entirely alone, understanding how you communicate will also help you better understand how it affects your work style and success. For better or worse, you will find out how savvy you are at communicating. If there are improvements that could be made, the final results page will give you some suggestions that will help you communicate more effectively.
If you’re starting a new job concerned only with what your company does, you’re forgetting another incredibly important factor: how they do it. Style of work, communications, relationships and more all greatly influence how a company accomplishes it’s work. Two companies can work in the same industry, but have entirely different cultures. If you are starting a new job and trying to assess the culture, this is a great aide.
In most cases, your career is determined by your past experiences and choices. However, this quiz examines how you work, and chooses what career would suit you based on that metric alone. So you may wind up with some interesting results! Since the quiz is based on your work style instead of your background, it’s very likely that you’ll end up with something wildly different. It is interesting to see the breakdown of the results, and how your choices affected them.
Going into a job interview, there are a few questions that are almost universally feared. What used to be the most common (What is your biggest weakness?) has been falling out of favor, but there are still many other questions left to worry about. This article does a great job of addressing the majority of the questions that likely plague your mind the night before a job interview.
Everything about the job seems great. The position is right amount of challenging, it’s exactly what you enjoy doing, and the pay is within your desired salary range. Then you start working in the job, and find out how toxic the culture is, but at that point, it’s too late. You’ve already left your other job, and have to quit and find a new one, or stick it out. Unfortunately toxic cultures can be hard to spot, but this article from Ladders should help you avoid the aforementioned nightmare scenario.
If you’ve had trouble in the past with job interviews, there is probably a good reason for it. This article introduces a few ways you can begin to confront why you feel so anxious about job interviews. Careers can be a positive force in your life, but sometimes failures and job search rejections can take a negative toll. Taking some time to assess why you have trouble in job interviews can help you greatly in the future. So if you’re not feeling confident about going into a job interview, these methods should help to raise your spirits.
Burn out at work is fairly common, especially in high-stress fast-paced industries. If you’re working extra hours and letting work cut into your personal time, you’ve probably experience burn out before. It becomes a combination of both physical and mental exhaustion from overexerting yourself. The big problem with burn out, is that once you get there it’s hard to come back from it. In this article, find out how you can work smarter, instead of harder to decrease burn out.
If you want to get the most out of LinkedIn, you have to be fairly active on the platform. A dormant profile that only wakes up when you have a new job isn’t very intriguing to a recruiter or someone looking to connect. Instead, you should take a more active role and demonstrate your engagement with the platform. It will help you expand your network, and it may even bring forth some career opportunities. Check out the full article to find out the tactics you can use to stay active.
Hopefully there was something valuable for you among the quizzes, job search tips, and career advice. We thought it might be fun to mix it up with some interactive quizzes, and we hope you enjoyed them! As always, we’ll be back next week with a new batch of links, filled with the best job search and career advice we can find!