Grab some Halloween candy and get caught up on everything you missed. In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are this week’s trending articles related to the virtual workforce, career growth and happiness.
Working from home: awesome or awful?
As someone who works from home, telecommuting certainly has its pros and cons. You have the benefits of a more flexible schedule, and you don’t have to deal with soul-sucking commutes. There are even reports that virtual employees are happier, healthier and more engaged. For every yin there’s a yang. It can get lonely and your work life and your home life is no longer separated. This week, Gillian White, columnist from The Atlantic, wrote an article weighing out the advantages and disadvantages of working from home. Check out, “Working from Home: Awesome or Awful?” to see if the positives beat the negatives.
The 25 best jobs for work-life balance
We spend half our lives at work, so we might as well enjoy what we do! This week, Glassdoor released new research on the best jobs for a stable work-life balance. The study was based on 60,000 reviews complied by Glassdoor. The results of a study aren’t too shocking. Data scientists, SEO managers, talent acquisition specialists and social media managers rank among the top jobs for having a good work-life balance. Technical jobs account for 10 out of the 25 top gigs. Glassdoor also found that the work-life balance is getting harder to achieve. There’s been a slew of articles covering the study. Mashable dug into the results of the survey and wrote an article speculating on the results. Check it out!
31 smart answers to really tough interview questions
Interviews can be tough. Preparation and confidence is key. Vicky Oliver wrote a book titled, “301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions,” which is aimed at helping you look polished, clever and smart against your competition. It’s important to note that each and every interview is unique, so some of the questions and responses only work in certain situations. Business Insider compiled a list of their 31 favorite questions and responses. Here’s one of my favorites:
Q: Are you better at ‘managing up’ or ‘managing down’?
A: If you aren’t good at “managing up,” you rarely get the opportunity to “manage down.” Fortunately, I’ve always been quite good at self-management. I’ve never had a deadline that I didn’t meet.
Check out the full article for some great insights.
Have a spooktacular Halloween!