How Applicants can find out if a Job will provide Meaningful Work using Tools from Positive Psychology

Anthony Haynes writes: Here we are pleased to reblog a post from positive psychology blog Mappalicious concerning the question of meaningful work. Specifically the post focuses on what questions candidates could ask at the final stage of interview to ascertain how meaningful they would find work in the organisation they have applied to. The post is written by Dr Nico Rose.

Mappalicious

Yesterday, I was a panelist at the morning session of Intersect 2018, a phenomenal event along the lines of “Tech Conference x Career Fair x Learning Exhibition”. The conference is hosted by e-learning platform Udacity. You can watch the panel I participated in here on YouTube. The guiding theme was “Competing with Skill, Winning with Confidence”.

Nico Rose | Udacity Intersect

In the afternoon, additionally I hosted a breakout group on using tools developed in the context of Positive Psychology to ace a job interview – but also to find out what kind of jobs we should apply for in the first place. You can download the full slide deck here.

Towards the end of the session, I shared my ideas on how to use the final phase of a job interview (where applicants get to ask questions) to better understand whether the job opportunity will (most likely) provide a meaningful work experience.

In order to do so, I referred to a framework of meaning in…

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