We’re back with another link roundup, and this week our links are focusing on happiness in the workplace, and the importance of having a strong work culture. We’re not without some advice on job searching and interviewing however. If anything mentioned has piqued your interest, check out the links below!

Is Your Job Search Not Working?

For anyone who has been applying to an abundance of jobs without hearing anything back, this article is for you. It offers quite a few explanations as to why your job search may not be going how you want it to. Writer Hanna Morgan also offers some valuable recommendations to solve the problems you may be having.

Doing These 4 Things Will Help You Rock Your Next Interview

These four simple tips could make a big difference once you’re in the hot seat. Interestingly enough the first tip is to boast about your own accomplishments. Many candidates are too shy or humble, and their talents get overlooked by interviewers. If your thirst for interview advice isn’t quenched, we’ll be posting an infographic guide- so look out for that in the next week or two.

6 Common Thank You Note Mistakes That Hiring Managers Hate

You think everything went perfectly. The interview went well, you firmly shook hands, and went the extra mile to send a thank you note to the hiring manager. However, what if this extra step wound up hurting you? Most often a thank you note will help your chances. Just check out this article to make sure you do it right.

3 Not So Obvious Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Happiness at Work

Happiness at work plays a big role into our overall happiness and productivity. As it turns out, a few of the big reasons you could be unhappy are extremely common. Even better, most of these problems can be fixed by simply changing your perspective.

Successful People Who Love Their Work: 4 Career Moves They Avoid

In the same vein as the previous article, job satisfaction and success go hand in hand. Focusing on the wrong things or working for the wrong reasons can negatively impact both of these factors. If you’re looking for some guidance to have a more rewarding career, this article is a good start.

Stressed at Work? Tell Social Media

I should begin by saying that this article’s title isn’t a call to action. Instead it’s more of an analysis of work stress. Utilizing data harnessed from social media, we can now look at trends throughout the week. The article makes some expected discoveries, like that Monday is the most stressful day of the week, and Friday the least. However, it also holds some interesting findings on emotions related to work that warrant a full read.

The Power of Play at Work

Have you ever wished your office break room had a Foosball table? Or maybe that you could walk across the hall to a rock climbing wall and take your mind off of work? This article makes a case for such things. Although it may be hard to make the case for major office renovations, having some playtime at work can make a difference in employee positivity and productivity.

9 Tips (From 3 Great Leaders) On How to Create a Good Workplace Culture

It is important to remember that every company is different, and there is no one size fits all blueprint for company culture. So what is the key to unlocking a beneficial corporate culture? Three company leaders give their answers in this article. No two pieces of advice are alike, and you’re sure to find something you agree with.

That’s it for this week! We hope you found some value in the links from this week, and in the meantime encourage  you to check out some of our other blog posts for career advice.