News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Author: Convene Editors       

We get it, you’re busy. So, the Convene editors have curated the latest tips and trends in the world of work for you. Take a look at what caught our eye this past week.

The Most Important Piece of Career Advice That No One Tells You About

It’s not enough to know the basics of interviewing or advancing within your career, writes author Jack Kelly for Forbes. You have to have a strong mental model that makes you impervious to the challenges and obstacles that you confront.

This Is Why You’re Always Late — and It’s Not Your Fault

If you’re part of the 20 percent of the population that finds it hard to be punctual, Grace Pacie, author of Late! A Timebender’s Guide to Why We Are Late and How We Can Change, has some advice. Fast Company has more.

6 Things We Can Learn From How Women Leaders Have Handled the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the ability of world leaders to respond to enormous challenges. Some women have notably risen to the occasion, and Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, an expert in gender, business, and leadership, shares 6 takeaways with TED Ideas.

Turns Out, You’ve Been Saying Thank You All Wrong

Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., science director at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, shares with Inc. what she calls “Gratitude 1-2-3,” a way of thanking someone that takes just a little extra time and effort, but can greatly benefit you both.