Weekender #127

The Assist Newsletter
March 22, 2024
Inspiring quote of the day.

 

🤔 Brainteaser of the day: 

Why is K like a sunrise?
Why is L like a warm furnace?
Why is M a favorite with miners?
Why is N like a pig?
Why is O the only of five vowels that you can hear?

See answer.

Today’s checklist: 

  • Staying motivated during your job search
  • Your next gripping read
  • International travel essentials
  • Meet our pet of the week: Zelda

QUICK LINKS

👶 Motherhood: Unpacking millennial anxiety and the search for joy in parenting.

👯 Friendships: How to handle friends who keep flaking.

🏠 Clutter: Household mess triggers stress and anxiety (especially in women).

🎨 Hobbies: 24 mindful hobby ideas for relaxing this weekend.

JOB HUNTING

Job hunting

“I’m Feeling Defeated After Job-Hunting For Six Months”

 

The expert: Ibiyemi Balogun is the Founder of FITD Consulting, a career coach and the 2020 recipient of Talent Egg’s Career Coach of the Year.

Here’s her advice:

If you feel defeated during your job search, it is totally understandable.

Job hunting is a process of rejection and redirection, and if you don’t actively take care of your mental health and re-write your narrative, it can easily get you down.

A great way to stay motivated through a difficult job search is to document the process: your wins, your progress, your missteps and your learnings.

This allows you to objectively see your growth and the progress you have made in your job-search journey.

A good way to document your progress is by using a simple Google Sheet or Excel document.

It should have columns to highlight every single application you have sent out, the ones that yielded interviews, the ones that yielded second interviews and the ones where you connected with a recruiter or a hiring manager.

It allows you to look back and see that you are not just tirelessly sending out applications.

Another way to document your journey is through sharing candidly on LinkedIn.

I had a client once who was having a tough time translating her entrepreneurial experience into “real work experience” for employers.

She took to LinkedIn to half-vent and half-express her frustrations about this experience—and the outpouring of encouragement from fellow entrepreneurs, hiring managers and recruiters alike were unmatched.

That single Linkedin post got her into coffee chats, networking events and email exchanges with people that built her confidence, validated her efforts and ultimately helped her secure a role two months later.

If you are discouraged, you just have to look back to get encouraged by how far you have come and look forward to sharing your experiences of where you are going.

*In collaboration with Girlboss.

FOR YOUR MONDAY MEETINGS

meeting templatefrom click up

Use This in Your Next 1:1

 

Create and maintain a good working relationship between manager and employee.

One-on-one meetings are your chance to connect and align with the people you manage in the most effective way possible.

The perfect 1:1 meeting template keeps all of your agendas — tailored for each individual — in one organized place.

This template does just that by laying out roles, expectations, and how to best implement a feedback cycle.

📄 Get the 1:1 meeting template free here.

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TRAVEL

International Travel Essentials

International Travel Essentials

 

Spring and summer travel awaits!

Here are some things to throw in your suitcase if you’re planning any international getaways:

STAFF PICKS

The Only One Left by Riley Sager

Your Next Gripping Read

 

In The Only One Left by Riley Sager, a chilling tale unfolds as characters navigate through the shadows of a once-glamorous estate, now the heart of a decades-old mystery.

The story masterfully blends elements of suspense and psychological thriller, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they piece together clues of a disappearance that refuses to stay buried.

For fans of: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

Read it with: A cozy blanket and a flashlight, for those moments when the suspense gets so intense, you might need to hide under the covers but can’t stop reading.

Other loved books from this author: Final Girls and Home Before Dark.

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

Babbel

3 Weeks to Speak a New Language?

 

With Babbel, just 10 minutes a day can have you speaking like a local on your dream vacation.

Explore hidden gems, order food with confidence, and connect with new cultures.

Babbel’s interactive lessons and award-winning approach will get you speaking in no time.

For a limited time, save 55% on Babbel’s language learning program.

JUST FOR FUN

@boozybetch Instagram post

HAPPY NATIONAL PUPPY DAY

Pet of the week

Meet Zelda

 

Zelda enjoys being a good 10 week old puppy 60% of the time. Full of cuddles, kisses, and playful energy.

The other 40% is when the badness in her bones comes out; she gets an evil twinkle in her eyes and her razor blade puppy teeth are in full force.

So far she has nibbled on two charging cables, one dining room chair, and the lining underneath the couch.

Her list of favorite activities so far in life include eating, power napping anywhere, chewing, almost playing fetch and licking people.

💌 We love pets and would love to see yours! Fill out this form if you’d like us to feature your fur baby in a future issue.
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