The Road to Confidence Part 1: Handling Worry

Losing your job is a traumatic experience. It ranks among the top 10 stressors for adults, along with death and divorce. In fact, being let go feels like an awful combination of death and divorce, an event that will surely shake your confidence. And confidence is what you need for a successful career transition. No … Continue reading The Road to Confidence Part 1: Handling Worry

Your Stress Won’t Kill You – But your Attitude about it Might

Think about the last few weeks of your life. Have you been feeling stressed? Do you have a big event coming up that’s got you losing sleep or feeling panicked? We all feel stressed from time to time, but stress itself is not the enemy. Our beliefs about stress are the enemy.

I think, therefore I am (awake and miserable)

Psychologists define rumination as “the focused attention on the symptoms of one’s distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions.” Farmers define rumination (by their cows) as “to chew again what has been chewed slightly and swallowed.” Either way, it’s an unappetizing way to spend your evening.

Survey Report: Calling in Sick when Healthy Can Get You Fired

Not only are employers starting to investigate their workers’ crazy stories, but they are also getting more prone to check out even believable excuses. Nearly 70 percent of surveyed employers said they asked for a doctor’s note, about half called the “sick” employee to check-in, and 18 percent had someone else make the phone call to catch the employee off guard.

Three Tips for Reducing Stress

If you’re in a job search in this competitive environment, you may be feeling the accumulated stress of months of emotional ups and downs. Uncertainty about the future brings its own brand of stress, and having to make do with less as you adjust your family budget to your current reality brings even more. Here are some tips to help you cope and maintain your energy as your continue your search.