May 6, 2013
We read the title of this article and were skeptical, but the post makes sense!
Get More Hours Out Of The Day
When life is busy, full, and often stressful — do we stop to smell the roses?
Do we share beautiful things with the people around us?
Do we slow down for a minute, take a breath, and just feel good about being alive?
OR — when in job transition — is it important just to stay focused and not be distracted? Hmm… interesting.
May 1, 2013
Our websites help people who are in job transition.
Millions of us today are in career situations we did not create, through layoffs and other involuntary forms of unemployment or underemployment.
Some of our experts’ recommendations — aside from the dynamite resume, killer LinkedIn profile, interviewing skills, job search plan, etc — are aimed at helping us feel more in control of our lives, our careers, and better about ourselves. Job loss can make us feel like damaged goods, when that is not true at all… BUT, when our confidence is dented and we start to worry, it can create major hurdles in job transition. Instead, we need to seek ways to uncover our confidence and feel power and momentum in our lives and through the job search.
For some people, being empowered and in control means a leap into voluntary job transition. Is quitting your job right for you?
We liked how this writer explained the 10 Reasons he knew it was time for him to quit his job this year.
April 27, 2013
We found this article to have great advice, not just for starting a new job, but also things to keep in mind as your job search heats up.
Read: 7 Tips for Starting a Job on the Right Foot
April 22, 2013
Following Your Passion Is “DUMB” Career Advice?
We came across this article about whether passion is a good motivator or not in a job search.
Our first reaction is that a job search without passion could be one without urgency, and where daily motivation could be a challenge. The author of the article tries to make the point that happiness and satisfaction are different from passion, but we’re not sure that is a strong point.
READ: Is following your passion bad career advice?
What do you think? Is it important to feel passionate about about your work?
April 14, 2013
The feeling of stress is one way our bodies let us know when we are dealing with important things. When stress levels go up, it might mean we have a serious situation in our life. Whether it is about real or imagined stuff, we as people are able to stress out and a lot of times no real good comes out of it.
READ: 15 Ways to Beat Stress
Can you see when you’re overly stressed?
When we feel stress in reasonable amounts, it might help us be focused or motivated to solve our problems. Major stress can put us into such an upset state, however, that it can actually affect our health. High stress has been linked to increased sickness and hospital visits.
In job transition, with much of our worlds upside down and little or no money coming in, it’s common for our stress levels to skyrocket. Stress that is too high might stop being helpful for us, as far as being a motivator, and in fact it can become harmful.
A key part of job search advice we give people is to find a way to feel confident, know you are on the right track, and keep your stress levels down. Feeling strong at the things we do is one way to lower our stress. With some practice, keeping stress in check is something a job seeker can learn — what a great lesson even after the job transition is over!
April 8, 2013
If you like looking at stats as a way to understand the job market or business trends, then this article may be for you:
A breakdown of the 10 most common jobs at varying levels of government.
There’s a saying that to catch fish, you should go where the fish are. If you are looking for a job in a large industry with a lot of opportunity, you may be interested in the most common job titles out there.
Click here to do a job search for any type of position.