Welcome to the Weekly Reads, where I highlight articles that I found on the web and that are focused on career advice, lifestyle, beauty or anything I think would round up as useful for the young, modern, working woman. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee and enjoy this week’s reads!
This week has been short and emotional. Short because I did a quick trip to one of my client’s offices in Switzerland, and of course the travelling, the meeting, recovering the sleep afterwards, they all made it feel short; and emotional because of the failed delivery of my Apple Watch. It was supposed to be delivered last week already and I took home office and patiently waited for my delivery both on Thursday and Friday but nothing arrived.
I am now placing my hope on Monday and getting my hands on the Apple Watch later today, so until then, scroll down to see this week’s reads:
Gallery Wall. I have had the idea of creating a gallery wall in my head for a while now but never got around to doing it; and most probably will not do it. Living in a studio, I wan to make the most out of the space but also make sure not not clutter it, so instead I went with a golden wire memo board . Nonetheless, if you enjoy crafting and have been admiring gallery walls on Instagram, have a look here at how to create your own gallery wall.
Ask the question. The 10 best questions you can ask at a job interview. I completely agree with the position that Allison Green paints with regard to asking questions in a job interview – if you want to dedicate so much of your “air time” to a job, you want to make sure you are getting into the right place, so asking questions is a must. I have also wrote a post on the same topic and questions to ask at a job interview and you can read my post here.
Presentation hacks. Giving great presentations is hard, we all know it. At least for most people. Advice about how to present well has flooded the internet, but it’s just so useless most of the times. A TEDx producer has put together the best pieces of advice for public speaking in this HBR article. This is one of the best articles on public speaking that I’ve read recently, so make sure to head over to HBR and give it a read! Also, my opinion is that the key to presenting well is being 150% familiar tot the topic presented and owning & breathing the full story line, which is why being able to distill it to 15 words will only help you.
Get a work friend. NY Times has covered your back and just added the Work Friend column – don’t worry, you don’t actually have to go out there and make work friends! It’s full of hands on and staright-to-your face advice for common workplace issues and questions that you would not typically ask out loud.