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Jolt Connect: the professional match-making concierge

Bethany Gill, Regional Community Manager
April 29, 2020

When you signed up to Jolt, you became part of a global community of like-minded professionals. How though, do you meet the perfect professional match that you have shared interests with? How do you connect with someone who will help you take your next career step?

Introducing: Jolt Connect.

A professional match-making service that connects Jolt students globally, one-on-one, in a virtual meeting room based on their career goals and aspirations.Jolt Connect analyses your current professional wants based on the answers you provide and connects you to people who might be able to make that happen, are in a similar situation, or have similar interests or goals.

They say your worth is your network. It’s time to upgrade yours. Keen to get involved? Apply to Jolt Connect below and fill out the answers. The more detail you give us, the more impactful a connection. If we find you a match, we’ll reach out and see if it’s a good fit before connecting you both.

Sign up  for Jolt Connect here‍More questions? Drop us a line at support-uk@jolt.io

So why do so few of us have creative breaks?

Because almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.

Charles Darwin took long walks around London. Kurt Vonnegut made listening to jazz a daily priority. Fiona Apple disappeared for 6 years after the release of her third album.

So why do so few of us have creative breaks?

I ask because I can often be found agonising over the "more". If only I posted on Instagram more, I'll think in the bath. I'd have more followers if I pitched to more publications. I need to post 2 more times a week, minimum. I could go on...

Between you and me, I've got frustrated with myself for browsing Facebook or watching too much TV more times than I can remember.

And I'm not alone. So many of us are terrified of taking a break, creatively speaking. We won't let a moment pass without listening to a podcast, consuming an article or sharing something.

The cognitive load is real, y'all.

But like Vitamin D, sleep and good food, it's not only ok to take a break, it's essential.

Living a successful life is also about knowing when not to work. For your best output, you need to focus on your input, too.

The world won't end if you disappear from the internet for a week or so. Your creativity won't suddenly stop. Your time is now, but your time was also then and it will be again.

Your dreams don't have an expiration date.

Many of us confuse being "busy" with being constructive. But you can only do your best work by taking breaks.

And science backs it up, too. The brain requires substantial downtime to do its most innovative thinking. The ideas you have while driving or in the shower aren't coincidental. They're a result of you taking a step back, whether you're aware of it or not.

Here's a challenge for you

Let yourself take a wonderful and indulgent break. Several breaks. Hell, get downright bored.

Put airplane mode on for a while. Sit down. Lie down. Be still. Do nothing. Observe. Listen to your mind. Let it do what it does without judging it.

Wallow in it. Don't be afraid of it. Push it as far as you can.

When you leave your laptop behind, something always happens. A new idea or a fresh perspective appears.


"A spark of inspiration needs an empty cave."

Take proper breaks, often. Completely clear your mind. Your next best idea depends on it.

Taken by over 18,500 people; Calibrated by 100s of tech employees

By taking this 10-min test I can set myself up for success

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