Recent Reading

Hello everyone. It’s been a bit of a slow start here as I haven’t had as much time as I would have liked to devote to writing. I’m quite surprised at how many followers I have already – it’s great to have you here and I hope you’re enjoying the content, because I really want to help people by keeping things real rather than blowing a whole lot of feelgood hot air. Please feel free to tell me in the comments what you want to see more of – while I have a good 20 or so ideas for articles, whatever you want I will try and deliver.

http://savvycareer.wordpress.com – Lisa is doing some great writing here, showing the non sugar coated version of unemployment in the present day.

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1038/oby.2008.636/full – Study on how obesity affects people’s perceptions of you and how it can hurt your chances of getting a job.

 

http://www.news.com.au/business/worklife/the-secret-to-being-happy-at-work-8212-and-loving-it/story-e6frfm9r-1226657694118 – Somewhat reaffirming that happiness at work is not about the traditional “finding your dream job.”

 

http://www.news.com.au/business/worklife/australian-graduates-pay-for-internship-programs-in-china/story-e6frfm9r-1226657101561 – Yikes! Seems for some professions, jobs are rarer than hen’s teeth. Be careful about going to uni and investing years and thousands of dollars in a field that is almost impossible to crack.

 

http://www.primermagazine.com/2013/live/designing-your-dream-life-uncommon-assumptions-common-misconceptions – I love Primer Magazine usually, but take a look at this article and tell me how much it seems like wishful thinking.

 

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