Work Life

Worklife Round-up for Jan 21st, 2019

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This week we have articles on listening to music at work, dealing with toxic co-workers, omitting jobs from your resume, signs that an interview went well and explaining parent-related work gaps.


Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here’s What It Does to Your Brain (and It’s Pretty Awesome)

When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press Play, however, have a handle on when your tunes will be most beneficial for you and your brain. Learning requires your brain to analyze and remember instructions and facts.


The best way to deal with a toxic coworker

I’ve had a state job with a university for over seven years. It’s a small office, and the boss is pretty hands-off as long as we are doing what we need to. His deputy, the one who covers when he’s out, is a cold snake.


Omitting Jobs from your Resume

Whether you should omit a job from your resume depends on the circumstances. Learn if and when you should leave a job off your resume and how to explain it if you are asked about it during the job interview.



How To Tell If Your Interview Went Well And If You’re Likely To Receive A Job Offer

Interviewing is similar to dating, as both activities involve trying to find out if the other person likes you and the interest is mutual. You fantasize whether or not this new opportunity has the potential to turn into a committed relationship.


Staying home with kids is a job. So how does it fit on a resume?

Staying at home to raise a child is very much a full-time job, as anyone who’s done it or seen it up close can attest. Once a parent who has stepped out of the workforce is ready to step back in, however, finding the right words to describe t hat time at home to a potential employer can be a tricky prospect.



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