Weekly Reads – August 22nd


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. Just get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee – or tea – and enjoy this week’s reads!

What have I been up to this week


I haven’t had a single day of holiday this summer – except for one day I took a few weeks ago so I can stay sane – and the thought of fully missing out on summer was haunting me for a while.

Unfortunately, the work load kept me from being able to book anything so far and last week it finally seemed like I was able to find about a week long window in between of major client deliverables that would allow me to be off and planned to book a trip back home to Spain.  Stressful work week came by and long story short, the tickets ended up more than doubling in price, I cancelled my plans but then I ended up booking a week long holiday to Sicily in Italy. I will be going with my sister and I am so excited about it! The best part? The fact that it’s only two weeks away –  the first week of September – and I cannot wait!

How has your summer been so far? Did you feel like you’ve enjoyed it?

Weekly Reads Aug 22-min
Discovered a coffee place with Spanish newspapers right next to my house. So excited to finally be able to read the news on print again.

The Weekly Reads


Making mistakes at work. What do you do when you make a mistake at work? I remember so many stressful situations at my current job and especially in the first year. Because it’s a dynamic job, I often get into situation that require quick decision making and lots of coordination across stakeholders and systems, which when you are fairly new to the job you can end up making mistakes. What I’ve learnt is that when you make a mistake – it can be either forgetting to do something, giving a stratgey recommendation that eneded in poor results or really anything – I think it’s all about being quick minded. Just own it in front of yourself and make peace with that and then get to action; reach out to the people that need to be informed, trigger the actions needed or come up wiht a new plan or strategy and solve it. At the end, what matters is not how you go in but how you go out.

Poor performance reviews. Were you ever in the situation of giving a bad performance review ? Did you feel bad about it? The Cut shares their advice on how to navigate such situations.

Being on the other side. There is a lot of advice for interviewees but not that much for first time interviewers. As a few months ago I happened to be in my first interviews for potential additions to my team, I naturally wanted to prepare and started looking for articels. To be honest, it took me a while to find good articles on how to conduct an interview but this article from Career Contessa takes you through all stages, from writing the job post to preparing the questions and even making the offer.

Stress. Are you too stressed at work and you don’t even realize it? Girlboss talks about different stress signs and what to do about it.

Do you pack lunch for work? The Every Girl has put together a list of chic options to pack your lunch and even I feel tempted. I have been very bad at otganizing my meals lately and I am not even talking about meal prepping but articles like this one, keep inspiring me.

Getting soft. Are you including your soft skills in your resume? I was recently reviewing some resumes for my friends and I was surprised to see they did not include any of their soft skills, which I personally consider crucial in a CV. This is actullay more common than I thought and even Career Contessa recently sahred their top ten soft skill sets.


Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a great week!



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