End of summer fears are here, a LinkedIn for nurses gets funding and how to quit your job

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JThe Sunday Scaries are a real thing. The Cleveland Clinic wrote about how to manage them, the pandemic may have made them worse, and there are ways to plan your weekend to neutralize them.

But at this time of year, with the slower pace of summer winding down and Labor Day weekend fast approaching, this last day of August feels a bit like Sunday. Summer scaries. A Tweeter by comedian and podcast host Alexis Gay caught my eye this week by saying just that, summing up the sense of anxiety and dread that many of us feel as we look at our overloaded September calendars, our travel schedules in October, our November year-end deadlines and the December holiday rush.

This year, the feeling is even more pronounced. Business travel is back for the busy fall season, with conferences and in-person events bringing networking and a return to normal, but also stress and travel headaches. Many companies are finally requiring return-to-office routines after Labor Day, adding expensive commutes, in-person office policies, and the noise and interruptions of colleagues chatting near your desk. For busy working parents, add the hectic schedules of kids not just back in school, but back in sports and extracurricular activities, and having to do them in an effort to make up for lost time. .

If all of this sounds a little daunting, like preparing for a four-month rush through a maze of meetings, deadlines, and travel obligations, you’re not alone. Give yourself some empathy and try these tips to overcome some of your anxiety at work. Apply some ideas of how to deal with Sunday fears to your end-of-summer anxiety. And of course, learn when to say no and how to manage your time to work smarter, not harder.

Here’s to a restful Labor Day weekend and a manageable start to this fall’s marathon. As always, thanks to Associate Editor Emmy Lucas for her help in preparing this week’s newsletter.


FEATURED STORY

Dr. Iman Abuzeid leads incredible health to unicorn status with $80 million Series BMuch like a bloated LinkedIn for nurses, Incredible Health is a platform used by 60% of the nation’s top-ranked hospital systems, including Cedars-Sinai and Baylor Scott & White, to list their open jobs, where an algorithm owner matches the best candidates to available positions. The startup recently announced that it had raised $80 million in Series B funding – a cash injection sufficient to boost its valuation to $1.65 billion and propel its CEO, Dr. rarefied: She’s one of the few black female founders to lead a company valued at more than a billion dollars, reports Maggie McGrath.


WORK SMARTER

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ON OUR AGENDA

The impact of mentors: A Northwestern University study found that 60-year-old entrepreneurs were three times more likely to build a successful startup than 30-year-old founders. From professional networking opportunities to advice and support, Forbes senior contributor Abdo Riani explains the value of mentors. Of course, mentoring is crucial for all careers. It’s a powerful career development tool, writes contributor Paolo Gaudiano.

To take a position: After years of employee support for racial and gender inequality movements, Edelman’s Trust Barometer shows workers expect their leaders to act more than ever. Forbes Contributor Corinne Post presents three questions business leaders should ask themselves to assess their organization’s fight for equality.

Are freelancers the solution to labor shortages? : Recent data from independent platform Upwork shows that 69% of hiring managers plan to hire more employees in the next six months. But 60% also said they had difficulty fulfilling these roles. Freelancers can be the solution, Forbes writes lead contributor Edward Segal.

The Fed fights inflation: At the Jackson Hole economic symposium, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he still plans to raise interest rates to help the economy. Powell acknowledged the slow growth the job market will see as a result, whether it’s slower hiring or job cuts, Forbes writes lead contributor Jack Kelly. Kelly shares what workers need to know.

Student loan relief: The Biden administration has now forgiven $34 billion in federal student loan debt. In the latest wave of student debt forgiveness, the White House on Tuesday handed out $1.5 billion to those attending the now closed Westwood College. Here is who qualifies, Forbes’ reports Derek Saul.


READING CLUB

Meaningful work and flexibility in your career are high on new job wish lists, but career changes can be daunting. The new book by Tim Rhode and Pat Hiban, The Quitting Manifestooffers a guide to “leaving the job you hate for the job you love”.

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