Career Guidance: Life At Work

Career Guidance: Life At Work

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By: Karen Burns, NWJobs.com
You spend the better part of your day at work. You want to enjoy it. You want to love it. But what if your current job is "just a job"? And what if, for one reason or another, you need to stay in that job for a while? Are you doomed to being miserable in the meantime? The good news is -- nope! As Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young did not sing, if you can't have the job you love, love the job you have. Here's how:More
By: Dr. Morley Glicken
Needless paper work, endless unproductive committee meetings, quarterly reports that no one reads: these are some of the mind-numbingly boring activities many of us are faced with in the workplace. Is it you or is something happening in the American workplace that heaps boring and unnecessary activities on us?More
By: Dr. Morley Glicken
By now, most of us know the signs of burnout: loss of motivation for the job, minor illness, listlessness and feeling down, a bad attitude toward work, needless squabbles with coworkers and bosses, and a feeling that every day we go to work is another miserable, boring day closer to retirement.More
By: Dr. Morley Glicken
Is there a relationship between happiness at work and doing better on the job? A number of research studies seem to suggest that happy workers are also more productive, more successful, and more likely to benefit financially. In his book, Authentic Happiness , Martin E. B. Seligman found that happier workers got better evaluations and higher pay. David Meyers ( The Pursuit of Happiness ) followed young workers for 15 years and found that those who were more positive in their outlook on life had lower medical costs, higher work efficiency, and less absenteeism on the job.More
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By: Martin Yate, CPC
Are you good at starting things but not finishing them? Does your mind wander? Do you sometimes spin in circles unable to gain traction? Did impulsiveness get you in trouble at school? Has it hurt you at work and in relationships?More
By: Kyle Kensing
If you're seeking to work from home, new research shows that you can make a compelling case when pitching the concept to superiors: that you'll increase your productivity. A Stanford University study of 13,000 employees conducted over nine months shows that those working from home are 12% more efficient than their office-bound counterparts. The study also finds a 50% increase in satisfaction among those working at home.More
By: Peter Weddle
Politicians and pundits alike have been debating just when the job market "recovery" will finally pick up steam. They all have different theories, and they’re all wrong. Recovery suggests that we will, at some point, return to an economy similar to the one we had before the Great Recession . We won’t. Why? Because of something I call the Economic Singularity.More
By: CareerCast.com
Do you have a sinking feeling that people are talking about you behind your back at work and making you look bad to your boss? If so, you are probably right. Workplace bullies are more common than people want to believe, and a majority of people experience workplace bullying firsthand at some point during their careers. You may be a victim of bullying and not even realize it.More