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Book Highlight “Designing Your Life”

December 1, 2017

Are you looking for a new approach to shaping your career? Have you tried an design concept that is trending called wayfinding? Every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In short, that is wayfinding. The same design thinking responsible for new technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life.

The authors, Burnett and Evans, have worked in Silicon Valley and the book is based off of workshops they popularized. The book includes worksheets and exercises.

Find this book, and others at the Plano Library. You can find Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans in all of its formats. See below!

We have been enjoying career finding books for decades, and for those looking for a new approach and alternative to What Color is Your Parachute? will love this book.

Questions YOU Ask During the Interview

October 18, 2017

Sjoerd Gehring has written an article for the October 4, 2017 edition of The Muse and published in Business Insider that discusses questions the candidate asks of the employer. Aside from asking the typical ones like “when will I hear back from you?” or “what’s a normal day like?” he discusses 6 questions candidates ask that could really perk up the interviewers ears.  It’s entirely appropriate and encouraged to ask questions-you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you.  So be smart and ask questions that will grab their attention and make a great impression.

Here’s a small sampling of the types of questions he’s been asked in interviews –

  • Why does this role matter to the company’s growth? This question can indicate to the employer that the candidate is interested in looking beyond the current situation and how he or she might fit into the company’s future plans. Will this be a high or a low profile position?  What will be expected of the individual who fills this role?
  • Is it possible to meet some of the people I’ll be working with? As the author suggests, cultural fit and team dynamics are important to the success of any company.  You want to be able to enjoy working with people you’ll be interacting with on a regular basis.
  • What do you like most about working here? This answer can be very indicative of how they truly feel about working at this company.  How they respond can be a great indicator of whether this position is a good fit for you.

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