Last week was pretty insane. As expected. The wheels are moving for my career change – advancing with courses, getting certifications, and doing interviews – and this feels great. The downside is that it takes quite a time from other things such as reading, chilling, or blogging – I haven’t posted a long-form blog post in forever. Nonetheless, last week I made quite some tangible progress by getting a certification for my field and also kicking off some internal interviewing that could allow me to pivot internally. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
We also had a full week of snow in Berlin with consistent temperatures under 0 C degrees, and this has been an absolutely amazing experience. Hearing the crunch with every single step during our daily walks has been a total dream. And for a full week! I love snow and given that we don’t get much of it in Berlin, I lose my mind every time it snows even a little!
How about you? Did you have a good week?
The Weekly Reads
Virtual interview tips. Five basic but solid interview tips to apply in your next virtual interview. Having good lighting and a good, quiet setup or knowing the software you need to have installed on your laptop before the interview, these are all simple yet very effective tips to get the basics right. And since we’re talking interviews, here are also tips on how to ace a panel interview in case you have one upcoming.
Work from anywhere. Anyone else living through all of the drama with regards to work from home/remote work? I know in my company there is a revolt around the topic of not being able to work from home from their home countries or other locations. Interesting to see Salesforce and Spotify adopting the work from anywhere policy.
On finding your passion. Or what to do if you don’t. Lately, I really think it’s just a matter of doing. Just trying something new. Something else. With the career change I am navigating, I am definitely trying to walk the talk.
“Passion also doesn’t necessarily mean doing something new or exciting. There’s value in finding meaning in the ordinary, something many are discovering as a result of our lives drastically changing under Covid.”
I hate my job. Have you been feeling like that lately? Or maybe just not too keen on getting started with your workday anymore. If so, you might want to explore if you still like your job, if you are learning, and can continue advancing in your career in a sustainable way in the environment you are in. Something to look at is if you have been stagnant for some time, have ever wondered if you are in a toxic environment or maybe you are on the brink of burnout.
What happened to the Wing? The co-working space and “would-be feminist utopia” that The Wing was is slowly dying. First came the allegations against the company’s treatment of staff in mid-March and then oh well, our old Covid “friend” closed their doors. Now, The Wing just got sold to the holding company International Workplace Group under the description of an “Office Startup.”
Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a wonderful start to the week!