Feel free to sprint, stumble, or stroll towards you career. This week's Roundup will explain why failure is a good thing, how Millennials are searching for their job soulmate, and what skill is the most important to employers. Also, get resume tips from Leonardo da Vinci and hear about the trending tale of a middle-aged writer joining a hip startup.
7 Lessons in Failing Forward From A Google Employee
Failing fast and failing forward — becoming better because of your mistakes, not in spite of them. Learn from your errors instead of defending or disguising them. Make sure you’re failing forward: remove absolute failure as an option, admit your faults, and be mindful. Become a flexible growth hacker, make mistakes.
Will you Sprint, Stumble or Stroll into a Career
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You don’t have to race towards your career. “Sprinters” will hustle to a meticulously planned path. “Wanders” will take their time to nail that perfect job. “Stragglers” may require a lot of experimentation to discover what they like. All three are equally likely to succeed, just make sure you take advantage of the opportunities that are right for you.
Millennials Don’t Actually Want to Job Hop
They aren’t playing the field; they’re just looking for soul mates. In a job sense, that is. Millennials don’t actually have low company loyalty; they’re just seeking a place where they truly fit. To better identify millennial cultural fits, hiring managers should: ask a candidate where they see themselves in the future; be honest about company culture; and be upfront about the type of candidate they’re hiring for.
No experience? No problem. You can have a stellar resume regardless of how much experience you have. Keep the layout clean and easy to read. Include your LinkedIn URL. Don’t include "References available upon request." Employers will ask you if they need them. Most importantly, highlight any transferable skills you gained from school work, extracurricular activities, and previous jobs.
Study- 73% of Employers Want Candidates with this Skill
Emails. Reports. Memos. Writing skills are crucial for the most common workplace tasks. New research confirms that writing is the most desired skills amongst employers, topping even leadership and teamwork. This demand favors English majors, but applicants from any background should brush up on their writing skills.
Even a genius has to sell himself… the remarkable resume of Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was a hipster. He mastered the art of personal marketing before it was cool. In his 500-year-old resume, da Vinci addresses his employer’s needs with specific examples. Learn from the artist: employers don’t want to see a laundry list of your accomplishments, they want to see what benefits you can offer them.
The Secrets of the Highest Performers: How Tiny Changes Can Transform Your Career
Size doesn’t always matter. Find every small advantage or improvement and it will eventually add up to something big. Marginal gains are ultimately about psychology: if you already think you’re as good as you can be, you’ll defend your weaknesses. But, if you’re open to marginal gains, you’ll be excited about tackling your weaknesses.
My Year in Startup Hell
What happens when a middle-aged Newsweek editor joins a booming startup without signing a confidentiality agreement? He writes a tell-all book. From beanbag chairs and candy walls, to shower room sex and self-delusion, Dan Lyons, current writer for HBO's Silicon Valley, shares his hilarious and at times disturbing misadventures at HubSpot.