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A particularly tricky addition to the killer interview questions collection: what will you hate about this job?
I frequently encounter people struggling with a career decision they believe they have to get “right” or disaster is surely imminent. “What if I take this job and I hate it?” they might say. But this idea of right and wrong in your career path is a fallacy. There are only choices, and with every choice comes an opportunity.
It’s easy to assume that pointing out a mistake constitutes as feedback, and it does to an extent. But that’s similar to telling your partner it’s raining outside and not handing them an umbrella. Feedback is instructive language that positively influences behaviour. It has an assumed intrinsic benefit: it provides knowledge on how to improve what we do and how we do it. It helps us grow and become better.
A while back, we featured a handy online tool that will generate invoices for your freelance projects. Now, the company behind that tool has added another one to its repertoire: an hourly rate calculator.