Weekly Reads – February 1st

Welcome to the first February Weekly Reads. I can’t believe that January is over. The month flew by for me but it was also packed with quite a few good things. I did a recap of my January highlights on Instagram and among them are:

  • I started actively working on my career change (which I was thinking about for a while) and finally signed up for some courses & certifications, started applying for new jobs, and even secured my first interview for a Product Management position.
  • It was my birthday and despite the lockdown, I had a wonderful & magical day at home. I just wish it could have lasted a week long.⠀
  • I completed the 30 day yoga journey Home from Yoga with Adriene.
  • I closed a perfect month of activity on my Apple Watch, having closed my stand, exercise and activity rings every single day this month.


In February I hope to keep my spirits up as well as my energy levels so I can advance on my career change and my health (hoping for the daily walks to make a comeback). ⠀
How was your January? What are you hoping to do more of in February?⠀Let me know in the comments section below.


Some of my birthday presents this year.


The Weekly Reads


Collective creativity. I watched this TED Talk as part of my studying and loved it. Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of “Collective Genius,” has studied some of the world’s most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated “creatives.”

Resources for every type of interview. If you are in the process of interviewing or just starting to apply, you might want to brush up on your interviewing skills. Career Contessa put together resources for nailing every type of interview, from phone interviews to panel interviews.

Returning to the office in 2021 will introduce a tricky new power dynamic. Quartz at work tells us how managers can prepare for a return to the office.

Sick of being ghosted. The pandemic has certainly deteriorated the job market and many people are suffering from it. Doing interview after interview and never getting an answer is frustrating the least. This article from Fortune looks at how people are joining forces and fighting back.

+ What I am cooking.  I have to profess again my love and absolute devotion to these two recipes from Half Baked Harvest that I am doing again and again. You’ve probably guessed it, it’s the herb garlic naan bread and this spicy butter chicken to go with it. I have no words to describe how good they turn and I can definitely recommend it to anyone; both recipes are easy to follow even if you never attempted anything like it.


Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a wonderful start to the work week!


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