The Workday Reading: May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

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1) How talking about failure leads to success. (U.S. News)

2) This sleek Halogen wristlet is a wallet/clutch/phone holder.

3) Being unsure about kids is normal, not selfish. (Cosmopolitan)

4) I am obsessed with these Marc Fisher d’Orsay flats, they’re perfect for work.

5) What’s your weakness? The question that haunts interviewees. (Refinery29)

6) Best picks from Ann Taylor: a pleated skirt, suede block heels, and olive jeans.

7) Would you ever cold call a potential mentor? (Levo)

8) I’m hoping for big things from Cosrx’s affordable pore diminishing serum.

9) How to react to biased comments in the workplace. (Harvard Business Review)

10) Need casual dresses? This $55 Gap dress and this $70 Boden t-shirt dress.

11) Truth in the Opinion Pages: Women, Work, Happiness. (NYTimes)

12) This chic Gibson bell-sleeve top is $64 and perfectly on trend for summer.

13) Date night outfits that don’t involve a dress. (The Everygirl)

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What I’m Reading. Axios AM Newsletter. Thanks, Hitha.

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  1. Kelsey J O'Donnell says:

    I hope you provide a review of Cosrx’s pore diminishing serum. Pores are something I’m constantly trying to address, but have not found anything I like, so far.

  2. mascot says:

    Re: 8: If that doesn’t work out, I’ve had good luck with the Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid. Regular use (4-ish nights a week) has really diminished the sebaceous filaments in my pores. I also like the Banila Zero Purity sherbert cleanser as the first step in an evening double cleanse for keeping my pores clear.

  3. Mary says:

    #5 I completely agree with the article. I ask that question or some other version of it in all the interviews I conduct. I am not as concerned with what your “weakness” is as I am in your self-reflection abilities and willingness to figure out how to not let it ruin you.

  4. Lauren says:

    Would love to hear your walking flats/shoe reviews from the London trip! Many of us are in summer vacation planning mode.

  5. ShannonS says:

    For a weakness, I usually go with something I used to struggle with, but have resolved.

    Like: “I’d say time management. But not in a sense of goofing off, but in a sense of getting enthusiastic, taking on too much all at once and getting overwhelmed. I learned that time management is largely about managing expectations and communication, so as I’m settling into a new position I ask my supervisor for check ins and to help me prioritize…”

    Or, “I’m not a natural with technology, but I was tasked with being the database manager, so I did XYZ training, and ABC to practice, and found I actually enjoyed database work…”

    Or, “Sometimes I let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and would spend too much time trying to craft an ideal piece of writing when it just needed to be well-written and clear. I would just get stuck. I have a strategy now of setting a time limit, doing another task, then going back to the writing and determining if it should be tweaked further or if it can go out as is.”

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