Welcome to this week’s round-up. I hope it finds you well and that you’ve had a fun and productive week.
This week we take a took at skills you need in the workplace, how to answer an awkward interview question and ask ourselves what self-care really means.
Active Listening Skills In The Workplace – Wikijob
Have you ever described yourself as a good listener? We expect you’ve likely put that you have great listening skills under the skills section of your resume. Passive listening is when you listen to what is being told but you don’t react to it. In contrast, active listening is a style of communication that shows you understand what is being said to you, and what you are being asked to do.
When you are actively listening, you can interpret and retain information far more effectively. If your work relies upon collaboration with others, you need to know that each person is listening to one another and working as a team. Active listening means that you are more likely to remember the information that you are given. By listening to what your staff or customers are telling you, and responding accordingly, you are naturally being far more respectful of others.
Still not convinced that active listening is an extremely important skill to list on your CV? Wikijob has a great explainer as to why it’s a skill you should develop and continue to work on throughout your career.
Words To Describe Yourself In An Interview – Find My Profession
Sticking with career development, how do you cope with the question “”How would you describe yourself?”” in an interview?
It’s something that could stump even the most adept candidate, so how do you answer it? Don’t worry! Find My Profession have 27 examples of how you can answer this question accompanied by a video that highlights the best and worst answers.
If you’re job hunting then then this article is a must read.
Understanding The Salary Benchmarking Process – Salary.com
In our final article about recruitment, we look at what salary benchmarking is, why it’s important and how you can use it to gain and retain the best employees
Salary benchmarking, also called compensation benchmarking, is a process by which compensation professionals match internal jobs and their descriptions to similar jobs and descriptions in a salary survey or other source of market pay data, in order to identify the market pay rate for each position.
21+ Statistics You Should Know About Rain Gutters – Regional Gutter Repair
If you are a home owner, you know that it is important to extend your home’s life as much as possible.
To use gutters effectively, you need to know a few basic things about their function. This article from Regional Gutter Repair has gathered some of the most important statistics you need to know to understand rain gutters better.
Having the day off, while still knowing you have to catch up on all the stuff left over from last week, is an ideal recipe for the Sunday Scaries. But you can also re-frame the day, using it to reset and set yourself up for success.
This is the reasoning, anyway, behind the “”Sunday reset”” trend that’s all over TikTok and Instagram. Luckily, it’s more than an opportunity to rack up some likes. It’s also an expert-approved way to get your mind in a good spot and give yourself the break you deserve.
Not convinced you need a Sunday reset? Check out this great article from Ness who will hopefully persuade you to take a day off!”
What Does Self-Care Mean? – Legacy Healing Center
“”Self-Care”” is a word that is thrown about quite a lot these days. Having a day off? That’s self-care. Going for a walk? That’s self-care. Popping on a face mask? That’s self-care.
But are they actually self-care? Self-care obviously means different things to different people but what are the basics? Legacy Healing Center breaks down the basics of self-care so you can figure out the right path for you.
Brain Fog: 7 Surprising Reasons You May Have It – Neuro Section9 – Neuro Section9
It’s not uncommon to experience brain fog. We will discuss 7 reasons you may be experiencing it and how to address them. Brain fog is a feeling of mental cloudiness or haziness that can make concentration difficult. You just feel foggy. It has many causes but some common ones are stress, lack of sleep, allergies, and illness. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help manage your symptoms!
This article from Neuro Section9 breaks down what brain fog is, the symptoms, the reasons it might be affecting you and some things you can do to alleviate the symptoms.
The Ultimate Moving House Checklist For A Stress-Free Move – Broadband Genie
You’re moving house? That’s so exciting! But also stressful. Drowning in paperwork. Madly packing boxes. Freaking out that you’ve missed something important. Don’t worry, you’re in the right place.
This moving home checklist from Broadband Genie makes moving easier. They’ve covered pretty much everything you’ll need to consider if you’re looking to move house so make sure to bookmark the page so you’ll have a (hopefully) painless and stress free move.
Is Coffee Good For You? 12 Benefits Of Coffee Explained. – Operator Coffee Co
Why is a steaming cup of coffee the first thing many people think about when they wake up? Many coffee drinkers will say that they love coffee because it immediately makes them feel energized and alert. But is it good for you?
Operator Coffee Co takes a look at 12 proven health benefits of coffee so you don’t have to worry about your “cup of joe”.
81 Mobile Marketing Statistics – WebsiteSetup
Mobile marketing consists of reaching consumers on mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, usually as part of an omni-channel marketing campaign.
Mobile internet usage has been increasing in recent years, and today, any marketing campaign needs to involve mobile to be successful. So how exactly is mobile marketing changing and how can you, as a business owner or marketer, take advantage of it? WebsiteSetup breaks down the stats behind mobile marketing stats, consumer behaviour on mobile devices and how you can optimize your site for mobile users.
Have A Great Week
Until next time, Stay Productive!