The Real Causes of Burnout

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Burnout is a feeling of exhaustion, of being overwhelmed, of having a lack of energy, and a lack of motivation. Most people attribute the cause simply to overwork, having too much to do and not enough time to do it. But psychologists who study the phenomenon of burnout say that there is a lot more… Read more »

Controlling Impulses

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We are all looking for ways to develop the discipline we need to increase our productivity at work. All too often, we find ourselve distracted by our electronics and, instead of working, we wind up looking through email or surfing the Web. Recently, some researchers have been touting the benefits of impulse control as a… Read more »

Writing Winning E-Mail Messages

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Since so much communication these days takes place by e-mail, there is a lot of advice out there on how to make your e-mail communication as effective as possible. What exactly do you need to know to make your email as effective as it can be? The advice on writing good emails can be boiled… Read more »

6 Tips for Acing the Phone Interview

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More and more companies are weeding through likely job applicants via a phone interview. This helps hiring managers/recruiters cull through promising paper prospects in order to come up with a list of candidates to call in for a face-to-face interview. A phone interview basically is a screening interview. Read below for some tips on how… Read more »

Creating a Resume/Cover Letter to Relocate

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Many people today want or need to pull up stakes and move across the region – or across the country – to look for work. Either there are no well-paying jobs for you in your area, you need to be closer to family or you just have wanderlust and want to see a different part… Read more »

4-Plus Tips for Interviewing for Cultural Fit

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If you were to look in your hiring and firing logs (as well as your log for those employees who left on their own accord), you’d probably find that a good majority of workers left your company within just 12 months of being hired. What’s more, many of those who left – whether by your… Read more »

Before Starting Your Job Search….

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You need to find work. Either you’re not currently employed or you’re unhappy at your current job. Before starting a search, ask yourself the following questions: Why are you looking for work? If you’re currently unemployed, you have your answer. But if you now have a job, why do you want to leave it? Do… Read more »

How to Get Out of Writing a Letter of Recommendation

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Letters of recommendation are an integral part of any job application process. And you may have in the past been asked to write one. Usually, people are happy to oblige in helping someone whose work they admire to advance his career. But sometimes you get a request for a recommendation from someone whose work or… Read more »

Researching a Potential Employer

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As you interview for a position, it’s critical that you’ve done your homework beforehand. The homework we mean is to study and learn as much as possible about the company and your hiring manager. Read below for some tips how to research an employer and why you must. First, your interviewer/hiring manager is expecting you… Read more »

If You’re New to the Job Market

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If you are entering the job market for the first time, you are going to be confronted with a number of decisions that you have never faced before. There will be many things to consider. For example, suppose you get a job offer. Should you take it, regardless of whether the job suits you or… Read more »