Also in this week’s roundup: signs you’re dealing with a toxic workplace, and how to decode facial expressions at your next job interview or team meeting.
Hannah Morgan at Career Sherpa: 31 Experts Share Predictions for Job Search in 2017
Want to make one change that will have a big impact on your career? Work on your online visibility, suggests one expert who spoke with Morgan — but make sure you’re not showing more than you intended.
“LinkedIn is essential for most professionals, but I think that Facebook will grow in importance as more employers leverage it to post their jobs,” says Susan P. Joyce of Job-Hunt.org. “Unfortunately, Facebook is the network which is most personal and also the least professional and trustworthy.”
So, if you’ve got some time over the holidays and want to get your 2017 job search off to a good start, you might want to clean up your Facebook profile.
Find more expert insight on job searching next year, at Morgan’s roundup.
Meghan M. Biro at TalentCulture: 4 Signs You’re Dealing With a Toxic Workplace
“A workplace can be just as broken and dysfunctional as a rotten relationship,” Biro writes. “Like the couple in counseling, you don’t really know how bad it is until you’re focusing on it.”
The challenge for managers is to face the truth, so that they can start fixing the broken culture. If you’re in a position to change things at your workplace, here’s what you need to know.
“Knowing how to read and interpret a person’s expression is an essential part of understanding the nonverbal cues that are crucially important in communication,” Daskal writes.
Interpreting facial expressions is trickier than it might sound: for example, a genuine smile involves more subtle changes than just an upturned mouth.
Why is it important to know how to read what people are feeling? Because we’re social animals, and just about everything we do professionally and personally depends on being able to communicate with one another. Learn how to read faces, and you’ll understand a lot more about what’s going on around you, both at home and at work.
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