Tag: Job Search Stress

Kindness Connects Us

Check out this article: The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier “The vagus is intimately tied to how we connect with one another — it links directly to nerves that tune our ears to human speech, coordinate eye contact and regulate emotional expressions. It influences the release of oxytocin, a hormone …

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You’re Stuck. You’ve Got a “Block.” Why?

I’ve had a couple of conversations with job seekers who are feeling stuck in their job search. Recently, I’ve gone through my own period of “stuck-ness.” Except I keep calling it a “block.” Stuck. Blocked. Have you noticed the similarities between these words and images? It’s always an outside force that is keeping us from …

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Favorite Interview Questions Friday!

Favorite Interview Questions Friday! Each Friday I will bring you a few questions to review and practice as you get ready for your next interview! (And be sure to check out my monthly newsletter where I will feature interview questions each month!)  Accomplishments and Work Style 1.  What are the two things you would like to …

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Monday Motivation

Managing Your Job Search Time

Was improving your time management one of your new goals? Or, are you trying to manage the numerous tasks that go along with your job search?   The Pomodoro Technique is something that has really worked for me and I’d love to share it with you. The Pomodoro Technique The Pomodoro Technique: Is It Right …

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Dealing With Job Search Stress

I recently read an article, 4 Ways to Minimize Job Hunt Stress, and it made me think of the stressful times we are dealing with lately. Even those that have jobs are feeling the strain. Their tips were: 1. Listen To Music 2. Go Somewhere Different 3. Join A Class In Your Area Of Specialty …

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Take Care of Yourself – Sleep During the Job Search Process

Today I was reading this article, “Cheating Ourselves of Sleep.” In addition to the multitude of health problems associated with lack of sleep, there are also mental challenges as well.  Some of the most insidious effects of too little sleep involve mental processes like learning, memory, judgment and problem-solving. During sleep, new learning and memory …

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Monday Motivation

Top Ten Ways to Deal With Job Search Stress

If you do a quick Google search, you will see a plethora of listings under “top stressful life events.” There is even a test to figure out your “stress score!” Let’s look at the career-related items on the “Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale: #8: Fired at Work. 47 points. #10: Retirement. 45 points. #15: Business …

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