GC4W News Weekend Reads – Edition 19

The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 19 is a collection of top stories and trending topics. 

With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, we have decided to start a new tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top picks and trending topics on gc4women.org news:

1. Think COVID-19 Has Derailed Your Career? Think Again

 Liz Segran, author of, The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life, shares her advice for people in their twenties now, at a time when life threw them a curveball just as they were about to launch.

“Our twenties are this really important time in our lives when we learn about who we are and what we want from life,” Segran says. In light of the disruption caused by the pandemic, she has important advice to help you make this a fruitful time in your own rocket years. Her thoughts are targeted to people early in their career, but equally applicable to people of all ages. Read more here.

2. 5 Life Lessons From Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

You may know her as a multi-millionaire investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, but New York real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran didn’t become one of the highest-paid female investors in the world overnight. Like many other entrepreneurs, she climbed her way to the top from nothing. 

Barbara Corcoran grew up poor. Despite her external circumstances, however, she maintained a strong imagination and showed keen business acumen from a young age (she was known to set up “rock stores” in her backyard). 

Barbara Corcoran’s life is a true rags-to-riches story. And now, at age 71, Corcoran’s legacy (and, not to mention, $80 million net worth) is proof that no obstacle is too big to overcome. Read more here.

3. What Are the Best Practices for Dining Out During Coronavirus?

There is still plenty of pleasure to find in dining out. Restaurants are excited to welcome diners in, even if norms have slightly changed. Now, wearing a mask is a requisite and getting a temperature check before entering a restaurant could happen. To prepare for what to expect, follow the new best practices for dining out below — compiled from expert restaurateur advice — and get ready for a joyful experience. Read more here.

4. Everything You Need to Know to Conquer a Virtual Interview

With social distancing rules still in effect and offices closed, your potential new boss is probably going to suggest you interview for a job via Zoom. If you’ve never done a virtual interview before, you might be a bit lost with where to go next.

But it’s not that hard to convince your interviewer that you’ve been doing virtual interviews forevs, says Bill McGowan, founder and CEO of Clarity Media Group. McGowan started his career as a journalist, took his expertise in conducting hundreds of interviews, and became a coach for public speaking and interviewing.

With McGowan’s help, we bring you the questions you’ve gotta prep for, finding the perfect background, and what to do if your WiFi totally fails you (…annoying but manageable!). Read more here.

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