Postanly Weekly, Issue #255

The Hard Skill That Got You The Job is Not What You Need to Build Career Longevity

Artwork by  Justyna Stasik
Welcome to Issue 255!

The Hard Skill That Got You The Job is Not What You Need to Build Career Longevity | Medium

Hard skills or technical credentials are very important at the start of every career. But as your career progresses, they will gradually matter less, especially if you are keen on making real progress in your career.

‘I’m So Indecisive About Everything!’ | The Cut

I blame my economics degree for introducing the idea of opportunity cost into my life. In the economics world, opportunity cost is the benefit or value missed when you choose your first option over the alternative options.

How Shift Happens in Our Lives | Zen Habits

There are a lot of us who would like to change something, but find it difficult to make that change. I’m here to share with you the fact that making a shift like this is absolutely possible, and share how that shift might happen.

Vulnerability: The Key to Better Relationships | Mark Manson

Maybe you’re one of those people who cringes when they hear the world “vulnerability.” Maybe the very thought of being more vulnerable nauseates you, conjuring up images of holding hands around…

New Insights into Self-Insight: More May Not Be Better | Scientific American

How useful is it, really, to know thyself? The idea that self-insight is good for us dates all the way back to the inscriptions on ancient Greece’s Temple of Apollo in Delphi. It is still popularly assumed that people with a clear view…

Reach Out, Stay in Touch and Deepen Your Connections with This Essential Networking Advice | First Round

Mention the word “networking,” and you might conjure repressed memories of awkward handshakes, disingenuous small talk and the utter dread of opening an email from a stranger who wants to “pick your brain.” 

What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too | New York Times

Ask people to name someone they find charming and the answers are often predictable. There’s James Bond, the fictional spy with a penchant for shaken martinis. Maybe they’ll mention Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton or a historical figure…


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Until Next Week,

—Thomas

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