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Kenzie News Roundup 5/28/21

Kenzie News Roundup 5/28/21

We examine professional burnout, career changes, and common UX mistakes. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Trending up 

Curious about what’s trending in software engineering? According to recent data from job search marketplace Hired, skills in Python, Java, and JavaScript topped the list of the most in-demand coding skills. While the pandemic caused some changes, like fewer interviews, it didn’t stop salary increases. Learn more about what’s trending in software engineering on CRN

TLDR: Designing NFTs is a pretty good gig, actually 

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are an encrypted record verifying the authenticity of a digital object and they’re taking over both the crypto and art worlds. Artists, designers, authors, and musicians are currently jumping on this new form of media and using NFTs to make bank. Find out how in this long form story on Built In

Read this if you’re changing careers

Changing careers is a big decision that can bring about a mix of excitement and stress. Your personality, existing skill set, and interests all play a role in the kind of career you’ll be best suited for. Find confidence in your decision by reflecting on a few simple questions. Check them out on Nasdaq

Dealing with burnout

No matter what we’re juggling, we can all experience burnout from time to time. If you’re currently trying to push your way through a bad funk, know you’re not alone. Authors (and sisters) Emily and Amelia Nagoski wrote “Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.” In a recent TED Talk, the Nagoski sisters shared key ways to identify and process burnout in your body. Learn more about how you can unlock the stress cycle on TED

Going against the grain

Tech has become known for its less traditional hiring requirements. Debbie Ferguson and Frederick Lee of HR platform Gusto know firsthand how valuable talent with unconventional backgrounds can be. They recently shared their insights into hiring non-traditional talent and encouraged other employers to do the same. Whether you were a ballerina or a retail worker in a former life, you have the potential to bring valuable transferable skills to a software engineering role. Check out their insights on the Harvard Business Review

Do this, not that!

When you’re early in your UX career, you’ll likely make mistakes. After all, mistakes are part of the learning process. Becoming aware of some common mistakes in the web design process can help you learn and grow as a UX Designer. IMC Grupo shared the top six mistakes UX Designers make and how you can fix them. Read it here

Mental Health Awareness Month: What is true self care? 

We’re rounding out Mental Health Awareness Month with some insights from psychotherapist Rachel Gabrielle. Do you find yourself doing all of the right self care activities but still contending with constant stress and burnout? Rachel reframes the concept of self care in this Medium blog. Read it here to gain insight and self-compassion on your mental health journey.

Meme of the Week: Google = a Blessing and a Curse

professional burnout


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Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins is the Content Marketer at Kenzie Academy. Before she joined the field of higher education marketing, she worked as a journalist and taught English in the South of France. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading non-fiction works, doing embodiment yoga, or planning her next trip to Paris.

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