Netflix's Keep Test - July 2, 2024

Netflix's new employee test, a job hunting checklist, and more…

Are you fire-proof? 🚒 No, we’re not talking about actual fire here. We’re talking about being fired from the office, and what steps you can take to minimize the chances of it happening.

This week’s fuel and work wisdom:

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TODAY’S TO DO 🚩

Research the most in-demand workplace skills. ⚙️ By identifying any gaps you may have, you can set your own (realistic) goals and start working towards future-proofing your skill set. Top 20 most sought-after skills →

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GETTING AHEAD 🚀

How to make yourself unfireable

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Following Brittany Pietsch’s viral TikTok video of her being fired, it unlocked a whole new fear amongst Gen Z workers. 😱 Regardless of your feedback and performance, you can be laid on the chopping board at any moment.

So, we are here to tell you how to make yourself unfireable.

  1. Be consistent: Being a reliable and consistent employee is one of the biggest green flags to employers. You know your strengths and limitations, so keep up the flow and keep the same standard of work throughout your employment.

  2. Always be willing to help out: Whether it’s taking on a new project or helping your coworker with a deadline, make sure you’re that person that people can rely on or go to in times of need. This will make you indispensable. 

  3. Have a can-do attitude: Having the right attitude in the workplace makes a world of difference. If someone asks you to do something and you’re not sure how to do it, make it clear that you’re willing to learn so you can help out.

  4. Be present: Give all your attention and efforts to your work and colleagues during working hours. Don’t get distracted by outside events, and show that you care about your job.

  5. Show gratitude: Similarly to how you want to be appreciated for your efforts, it’s a good idea to show gratitude towards your employer also.

— Joanna Zambas

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GROWTH HUB 🌱

💪 TO DEVELOP: Building self-confidence in the workplace can be challenging, but we believe in you.

⛰️ TO CONQUER: Recognizing the signs of career stagnation will help you overcome them — and move forward.

🏆 TO SUCCEED: We’ve compiled some of our favorite pieces of career advice to help you achieve awesome things.

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🤝 TOGETHER WITH THE VIRTUAL SAVVY

Launch Your Virtual Assistant Career

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Have you thought about working as your own boss? As a virtual assistant, you can use skills that you likely already have to start an at-home business. Small business owners are looking for VAs to handle tasks like data entry, answering customer service emails, social media posting, calendar management, and more. This Virtual Assistant Checklist and Starter Guide from The Virtual Savvy will show you the exact steps to take to get started in your VA career. 

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CAREER INSPO 💡

Struggle with making friends at work, or starting a new job? These icebreakers curated by Remote Desk Life will help get the conversation going:

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT 🔦

Netflix’s “keep test”

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder in the corporate world, in comes Netflix’s “keep test”. 😲 The large corporation is telling its managers to think about whether they would rehire an employee for their role, and if their answer is “no”, then they should get rid of the employee to find someone more suitable.

Find out more on their new methods below. 👇

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WORK TRENDS 📈

Employers are on a “hiring spree” for these 3 roles. 🏃 Machine learning engineers ($ 227k/year), technical recruiters ($ 130k/year) and office managers ($ 100k/year) are currently in high demand. Read the story →

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TODAY’S GIFT ⚡

Is it time to move on to greener pastures?

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If you’re not fire-proof and you don’t feel an immense sense of security at your job, it might be time to change jobs. Our Job Search Essentials checklist is a ideal starting point for finding something bigger and better!

Stay tuned for more awesome gifts…

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EXTRA BRAIN FUEL 🧠

💰 30 Careers that Pay $ 50/Hour or More: If you’re contemplating a career change, you might like to take a look at these ideas.

💡 The 20 Best TED Talks to Inspire You: Feeling uninspired? These speakers have some words of wisdom to share.

🎨 Top 10 Job Sites for Creative People: Exciting roles can be a little hard to come by — unless you know where to look.

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THE BREAK ROOM 🍴

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Before you run!

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Catch you on the next one :)

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Created with care by Chris Leitch, Joanna Zambas, and Electra Michaelidou.