Weekender Issue #46

The Assist Newsletter
September 3, 2022
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Brainteaser of the day: How can 8 + 8 = 4?

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Treat Yo’Self


💪 To Labor Day
Happy Labor Day! Learn about why we celebrate tomorrow >

👩‍💻 To Multitasking Remedies
Break the multitasking habit. Here’s how to avoid multitasking >

🏝 To Hot Day Activities
Are you experiencing a heatwave? We are! Here are some fun things to do on a hot day >

🧠 To Stop Overthinking
But how?! Learn how to embrace your over-thinking tendencies at work >

🎶 To Good Music
Listen to different types of music for each mood? We got you >


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The STAR Method: The Secret to Acing Your Next Job Interview


Are you good at telling stories?

Do you get right to the point and include all the relevant details? Or do you maybe tend to forget to mention some key context or have a tendency to ramble?

What if you add the stress of a job interview?

Is it still easy for you to relay a well-structured story about your past work experience in response to an interview question—you know, the ones that start with “Tell me about a time when…”?

Yeah, that’s a bit tougher.

Especially if you’re struggling to think of an example that answers the question and then have to jump straight into telling it as an easy-to-follow anecdote with a clear takeaway.

Continue reading


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From Albert Einstein


“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”


September Career Horoscope


Nebula September

Career Horoscope is back! Meet September predictions for each zodiac sign which we have carefully put together for you here.

Not only does September brings dramatically different experiences for each zodiac sign, but it also starts with a turbulent Mercury Retrograde.  Don’t you worry, as we have your back, and we will be there for you, dear The Assist reader.

Here comes the Career Horoscope  ✨

Aries – Don’t be reckless!

As far as your career is concerned, September is not the time to take risks. You can be a fan of innovation, Aries, so taking a more conservative approach could be difficult for you, but it is the right thing to do now. Do not take gambles, even if they seem well-educated. For a few weeks, ‘Playing it safe’ should be your mantra. Playing it safe may feel counterproductive toward excelling, but that is not the case here. Stick in your lane, and you will be sure to flourish.

Taurus – Get ready to learn!

September is the perfect time for you to uplevel your skill set, Taurus. Dig deep and find a class or course that will allow you to bring something new or more advanced to the table. You will be really receptive to learning during this month, so it would be a shame to waste it. Once you have that new skill or qualification down, you will be in a better position to barter your worth at work. You are never too young or too old to learn something new.

Gemini – Focus on results!

September is the time when you should be looking at numbers, Gemini! However, this applies to your given career, you need to be focused on results! How many sales have you made? How many new clients have you brought in? Set yourself a target and work towards it. Don’t be afraid to make it a generous target or fear that you may not hit that number. You are made of tough stuff, Gemini. Winning this month will mean you can afford to take the foot off the pedal for the rest of the year and have some downtime, maybe even a vacation! But right now is the time for hard work and graft!

Cancer – Value your health & well-being!

This may seem like a strange area to focus on when it comes to your career but stay with me. Your health should be the number one priority in your life across all areas! Your health affects every area of your life, including your career, and many of you will have been feeling fatigued, drained, or exhausted lately. Remember, you cannot pour from an empty glass, it is important to take time for yourself and make your health a priority. Whether this is eating a little healthier, going on more walks, or even practicing some meditation – this is where your focus should be.

Leo – Find ways to have fun!

It is important not to take yourself (or your career) too seriously. Recently, many of you, Leos, will have been feeling less than inspired! It is time for this to change and re-inject some fun into your routine. Having fun at work and genuinely enjoying what you do is not only vital for your mental health but can also increase productivity. If you find that spark again, you will be amazed at the results that follow.

Virgo – Time to network!

Every person you meet is a door to a new opportunity. The more people you network with, the more doors you will find. During September, make it your priority to focus on meeting new people related to your career and building new relationships. Email people who have achieved things you want to achieve in work, and reach out to them. You will find that the relationships you build this month pay dividends for a long time. A particularly great time to network is from the 14th-19th, around the middle of the month. Your communication skills will be on point throughout this time.

Libra – Speak up!

Step into your power and use your voice this month, Libra. Whether this is in a meeting, a 1-2-1 with your boss, or a conversation with customers, do not be afraid to use your voice. You are working the job you are working for a reason! Trust yourself and know that your opinion and experience are valuable. Many of you will have been doubting yourself lately or feeling like an imposter. Rid the self-saboteur and watch yourself fly. You are valuable, and your voice is needed.

Scorpio – Take criticism with a pinch of salt!

If you receive feedback or criticism in your career during September, then take it with a pinch of salt. Do not get defensive or try to justify yourself. Instead, listen to what is being said, take some time to sit with it, and then let it go. Anything that sticks is only sticking because it is useful, and the rest can just be released. Remember, others’ opinions only have the power we give them, and it is important to be able to take criticism in a healthy way to avoid it destabilizing us. You know yourself, you know that you are good enough, and that is what matters the most.

Sagittarius – Work hard, hard, hard!

If you truly want to excel and stand out this month, Sagittarius, then you must work harder than anyone below you and anyone above you. Make this promise to yourself throughout the month and watch your career change dramatically. A great work ethic is valued amongst all companies/clients/customers, and colleagues. Be the first one there in the morning and the last one there in the evening. You aren’t just committing to your work, you are committing to yourself and watching how this hard work has paid off before the month is done.

Capricorn – Find a mentor!

Having a mentor can be extremely beneficial, especially for you, Capricorn! Recently, many of you may have been feeling lost or without purpose. Having a mentor can turn this around! They will be able to guide you in a way no one else can, so make sure it is someone who has achieved things in their career that you wish to achieve yourself. They will become your go-to for advice, tips, and sharing frustrations.

Aquarius – Say yes!

Find a way of saying yes to things, even things that may scare you. An opportunity to learn something new? YES! A chance to network? YES! An opportunity to fail? YES! September is a time for you to try new things and to exist outside of your comfort zone. Remember that opportunities are only opportunities if we take them, so take yours this month, Aquarius, and see what magic unfolds!

Pisces – Be persistent!

Hard work will always preserve over talent, but you have both! If your skills or abilities are not where you wish them to be right now, then that is okay. Be tenacious, Pisces! Be persistent, you will get there, but only if you accept your career for where it is right now. Only then will you be able to work on the things that really need the work. If you fail, try and try again! This is your mantra for September, and remember that persistence is the key to success!


✨ For this month, we will give you a free Premium to Nebula to help you navigate through the retrograde chaos ✨

Download here for iOS and Download here for Android.

P.S. If you are reading this not from your phone, feel free to scan the QR code in the GIF above.

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
The Other Two

Song to bump 🎵:
Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World

Podcast 🎙️:
Girl and The Gov

Book 📚:
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
She Hulk

Song to bump 🎵:
I Love U by The Chainsmokers

Podcast 🎙️:

Book 📚:
Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown


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