5 Ted Talks for Job Seekers

The Top 5 Ted Talks for Job Seekers

With a slogan of ‘Ideas worth spreading’, we thought we would skim through the online library of Ted Talks on Ted.com and root out the five best talks for job seekers. The beauty of Ted Talks is that most, if not all, are 18 minutes or under in duration and the library is a trove of talks that can give any jobseeker a lift or some new valuable insight on their quest for a new job. So bring it in and get inspired with our Top 5 Ted talks for Jobseekers.

1. 5 ways to kill your dreams – Bel Pesce

Bel Pesce drives home that there is a journey to everything and achieving your dreams involves plenty of bumps and challenges. The takeaway: feel those bumps and enjoy the challenges. Oh, and don’t believe in overnight successes.

2. What I learned from 32 gruelling interviews – Ashwini Mrinal Bhagat

What is the perfect interview preparation? Staging 32 gruelling interviews for yourself might be a start. Think of the learning curve and how you would refine those competency answers. Ashwini Mrinal Bhagat describes her journey and flags some valuable lessons she learned. As Ashwini says, “Persistence, persistence and persistence will keep me calm under any circumstances”.

3. Embrace the near win – Sarah Lewis

A quote as a synopsis, “Coming close to what you thought you wanted, can help you attain more than you dreamed you ever would.” Celebrate that progress you make today, and everyday.

4. How to make the work-life balance work – Nigel Marsh


Ah, a work-life balance. A job-search-life balance. Fill in the gap with the extension “-life” as you wish. We are the designers and enablers of this balancing act according to Nigel Marsh. It’s worth hearing his perfect balanced day just for its sheer completeness – something we could all build towards.

5. A kinder, gentler philosophy of success – Alain de Botton

Are your ideas of success authentic and truly your own? Alain de Botton talks about how the human race is open to suggestion and lays down a strong case to moving beyond snobbery and finding true pleasure in your work (and everything you do).

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