Maybe you are stuck in a rut at your current job, or you’ve made the decision to take the leap and find a new job or career. This can sometimes be a stressful and anxious time as you search for suitable roles, submit your CV and interview for new companies. We have gathered together our 5 favourite TED talks to help you manage the stress and challenges of finding a new job.
- You may have already heard of this talk and if you have, I’d recommend listening to it again, and if you haven’t take 15 minutes out of your day to do so. Scott quit his fortune 500 job that made him miserable and dedicated himself to finding what gave him joy and meaning. Scott realised after speaking to many different people there was a common theme on what made this 20% of people who love their job, actually love their job…”I noticed a framework of 3 simple things that all these different, passionate world-changers have in common, whether you are like Steve Jobs or you’re ‘just’ a person that has the bakery down the street. But you are doing work that embodies who you are.”
- If you've taken a career break and are now looking to return to the workforce, would you consider taking an internship? Carol looks at options for returning to the workforce and successfully getting the career you want - As a mother of 4 children re-entering the workforce after an 11 year hiatus from the full-time workforce, this is her experience and advice and lessons www.ted.com/talks/carol_fishman_cohen_how_to_get_back_to_work_after_a_career_break
Julian Treasure has an interesting talk on how to speak so that people want to listen. Often this is something that is a struggle for many people, but interesting enough in this talk talks not only about the importance of “hail” but also that by being a skilled listener and using the range of your voice to convey meaning and connection. At a little under 10 minutes it’s one of our favourites
Everyone talks about the importance of "body language," but few of us actually understand how much of an impact it actually has; not just in the way others perceive us, but in terms of how we perceive and perform ourselves. In Professor Cuddy’s talk she explains how certain "power poses" don't just change how others perceive you, they immediately change your body chemistry, and these changes affect the way you do your job and interact with other people. www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are
Ashwini endured 32 interviews before she landed a job and kept notes on every experience and lesson along the way. Ranging from funny to unbelievable, she shares what she learned (Lesson 3. don’t wear green) and shows what it’s like to search for work as an aspiring businesswoman in India.