The nature of work is always changing, and if you want to think about how we work now, I recommend this piece: LARPing your job.
Work has always been performative. With more flexibility and less well defined jobs, this becomes more and more important. How do you show your value? How do you demonstrate you are working hard (or working at all)? That piece addresses that. As for the title, if you want to know what LARPing is, you’ll have to read the piece. 🙂
The book of Job is one of my two favourite parts of the Bible (the other being Ecclesiastes). If you also have a keen interest in it, there is a new book out on it and The Atlantic has the goods on it, here: The Book of Job in a New Light.
The new book casts Job in a different light than other interpretations. It’s not a terrible interpretation, and worth thinking upon. After all, that is what the Book of Job is about.
For more on the strangeness that is the Book of Job, see this article.
Don’t believe it? Read this: I Built A Bot To Apply To Thousands Of Jobs At Once–Here’s What I Learned. Not just to see what not to do, but what you want to do instead.
If you would like to work from home all the time, then you owe it to yourself to go here: Remote Jobs: Developer, Design, Writing, Customer Support & More
Lots and lots of jobs you can apply for that let you work remotely. Worth a look!
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If you are applying for a job and haven’t done so in a while, chances are you will have a difficult time with some of the questions asked of you, if only because you are expected to provide answers on topics you likely haven’t thought of in some time.
Two ways to deal with that. First, find friends who have recently gone to job interviews and get them to give you some of the questions they were asked. Second, try out some of the questions found here: swissmiss | My Favorite Interview Questions.
I should add, any place that asks you the kind of questions found at swissmiss.com is likely the kind of place you want to work.
Good luck. Ace that interview.
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The 10 questions are from this article: The only employee engagement questionnaire you’ll ever need and it is the kind of thing a manager would ask employees. But really, they are the kinds of questions you should be asking yourself.
I like the first three:
- Why are you still here?
- What would make you leave?
- Where would you be if you weren’t here? (What company would you really like to work for?)
The other seven are good too.
Anyone working anywhere should ask themselves these questions regularly.