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Link Roundup #97: 10 Things To Know This Week

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1. A psychologist says there are 7 types of ‘office jerks’—here’s how to tell which one you work with – CNBC Make It

Oh wow, categorisation of office jerks, so you know how to identify and to deal with them better. They even made an easy-to-read flow chart as well:

Take this quiz to find out what kind of jerk you have at work

There is another set of flowchart to determine what kind of jerk boss you may have. People who work with difficult people and bosses, read the full article in the link above.

2. This is the right way to use LinkedIn to get noticed by recruiters – Fast Co

If you have a LinkedIn account and are looking for better opportunities, definitely read this article so recruiters have a better chance of finding you.

3. 7 Signs You’re Being Taken Advantage of at Work – Hive

Feel like something is off? I find the phrasing used in this article helpful for identifying exactly what the problem is. Do you recognise any of the 7 signs below in your workplace?

  1. Your relationships with your coworkers aren’t give-and-take
  2. People don’t ask if you’re busy anymore
  3. Your timelines become unrealistic
  4. You’re being shut out of communications
  5. Your time off isn’t considered
  6. Your team is getting too comfortable
  7. You’re getting more office work than glamour work

4. Metaverse mortgages are real and they can leave you bankrupt — here’s how – Laptop Mag

Never thought I’d see that headline but here we are.

Image credit: Decentraland

Here’s another headline I never thought I’d see, on a related topic:

5. Inside the lucrative business of a metaverse landlord, where monthly rent can hit $60,000 per property – Fast Co

But but, perhaps, just perhaps, it *might* be a worthwhile venture if you can lease out your metaverse land, for 70% profit like this person did? I mean, only with play money not survival money of course, but that’s not bad. Metaverse properties require much less upkeep than physical properties too.

6. The 7 Insidious Ways Women Are Held Back At Work – & How To Handle Them – Refinery 29

#1 on the list, Benevolent sexism just kicks it out of the park:

‘Benevolent sexism’ happens when well-intentioned men make decisions for women that may ‘kill careers with kindness’, and it’s often protective and paternalistic in nature. Men may try to save women from difficult challenges, for instance, but in doing so hold them back from progression.

“Many men told us that they had assumed that a woman returning from maternity leave won’t want to go for a challenging assignment or one that involves travel”

Find out the 6 other ways women are held back at work:

  • Double standards
  • Judged more harshly for the strengths
  • Excluded from informal social networks
  • Less exposure to important senior staff
  • Not being credited for their contributions
  • Interrupted in meetings

7. How Ramadan and Eid Have Been Hijacked by Capitalism  –

A wonderful opinion piece exploring how a culture of excess made its way into the month meant for self-control.

8. How to become a better listener, according to science – Fast Co

It’s amazing how much you can learn from people, when you listen to them. Self-reminder for me as well to be better at it.

9. Has your motivation to work declined? Maybe your values have shifted – Fast Co

Maybe this can explain why the job that used to give you so much satisfaction and fulfilment is now just… meh.

10. These Kids Are Skipping College to Be TikTok Famous – Vice

This is such a fascinating deep dive into the creator economy, specifically Tiktok creators. I appreciate the reporter – he is not dismissive of the desires and motivations of Gen Z kids, like many others. Thought he did a good job drawing out the good and bad aspects of being a TikTok creator, and how it is being monetised.

The whole segment on brand deals and the cut that managers take in is all so fascinating.

That’s it for this round, catch you next time! Want to submit a link you thought was great? Reach out to me on FB or Twitter.

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