ICYMI: Best of the Week
From Ebola to killer relationships to resume tips, the top posts on Law Street really ran the gamut last week. Writer Anneliese Mahoney brought in the number one most read post of the week with her warnings against overreacting to Ebola in the United States; Marisa Mostek shed light on a few recent cases of incredibly disturbing murders that developed out of relationships gone very, very wrong in the second most read piece; and Natasha Paulmeno wrote post number three encouraging Millennials to highlight the history of temporary work experience that many of us have as positives instead of negatives. ICYMI, here are Law Street’s top three articles from last week.
#1 Keep Calm and Carry On: You Don’t Have Ebola
It seems like all anyone can talk about anymore is Ebola. Especially now that the first case of Ebola has been found in the United States, in Dallas, and the first case transmitted outside Africa reported in Madrid, people seem to be freaking out. One big concern has been that Ebola is going to become an issue in the U.S., which I just want to start by saying is unfounded and unrealistic. The public health infrastructure in the U.S., as well as our ability to isolate the disease make it incredibly unlikely that it becomes an epidemic. You’re still significantly more likely to die of the flu, or a car accident than even go near someone who has Ebola. (Read full article here)
#2 Be Careful Who You Love
People tend to do some pretty clinically insane things to get back at their exes. Disgruntled men dumped by the girls of their dreams have posted naked pictures of them online, dated their best friends, and other concerning but far-from-deadly actions. However, the men starring in recent headlines have taken revenge to a whole new and disturbing level. Recently, a dude was so peeved when his girlfriend left him that he concluded that feeding her dog to her was the best means of revenge. What ever happened to the saying “living well is the best revenge”? Not anymore, apparently. (Read full article here)
#3 Resume Booster: Maximize Your Temporary Work Experience
A history of consistent temporary work may be comparable with full time experience in the eyes of senior hiring managers. So why aren’t more millennials taking advantage of their temporary work history as resume boosters and learning experiences? Temp jobs teach young professionals a wide variety of skills they wouldn’t have otherwise acquired. These temporary work opportunities expose young business pros to many new industries and work environments. The flexibility temp workers develop under these conditions offers desirable traits to prospective employers. (Read full article here)
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