Results tagged “stress”


Career Center Blog | 4 tips for managing up

Working for a not-so-great boss doesn't have to stall your career, but it does mean you'll need to figure out how to take the lead in communicating and asking for help. As my friend learned, it might also save your

Career Center Blog | Staying motivated during a long job search

The longer you look for a job, the harder it becomes. Some days you may not even feel like getting out of bed. You probably have already developed some methods for staying motivated. For more, check out these time-tested suggestions:

Career Center Blog | 4 tips to add more laughter to your workday

Want to decrease stress, improve your health and increase your social interaction among colleagues? Try laughing more at the office. Charlie Chaplin once said, "A day without laughter is a day wasted." Do you spend enough time laughing during the

Career Center Blog | A job interview is simply a conversation

Last week, I covered tips for reducing anxiety while interviewing for a job, one of which was to think of the interview not as an interrogation, but as a conversation. This thought deserves a closer look, because successful job interviewing

Career Center Blog | How to manage job-interview anxiety

Many career articles offer tips for eliminating job-interview anxiety. But the thing is, you can't eliminate job interview anxiety; you can only reduce it to a level where you do not display it. This is important, because displaying anxiety is

Career Center Blog | How to tell your boss you're overworked

Are you doing the jobs that two (or even three) people used to do? If so, you're not alone. A lot of companies seem to have determined that it's more profitable to work existing employees to a frazzle than to

Career Center Blog | Get your co-workers to stop their $#%& swearing

Swearing has always been around, and for good reason. It helps to blow off steam and, indeed, is sometimes the only fitting response to a situation. But there is a time and a place. And that place should really not

Career Center Blog | 10 tips for promoting positive office etiquette

While the holidays can be a happy and enjoyable time of year, they can become stressful when employees don't follow basic office etiquette. Why is office etiquette important? Because bad manners at work can be bad for business by negatively

Career Center Blog | 5 tips to reduce work stress

Over the past 30 years, the amount of time Americans have spent at work has steadily risen. According to the OECD, by 2012 the average number of hours worked per person per year in the United States was 1,790. As

Career Center Blog | Have an attitude of gratitude on the job

What does gratitude have to do with your job? After all, employment is, at heart, a business arrangement -- i.e., you give employers your work, and in exchange they give you money. But if you think there isn't any room

Career Center Blog | Still worrying? How to stop it

Last week, I talked about ways to be happy at work. This is important, because if you are happy at work, you will do a better job, and if you do a better job, you will be a more valuable

Career Center Blog | Tips for surviving the boss from hell

You may tell yourself you should feel lucky to have a job -- but it's tough if that job comes with a bad boss. Herewith, seven ideas for everyday coping: Put everything in writing. It's good business practice anyway --

Career Center Blog | 5 ways to stop worrying and enjoy job interviews

Getting ready for a job interview, especially if you haven't had many in your career, can be a nerve-racking experience. Most interview stress, however, comes from worrying about small things that don't play a major role in the decision-making process.

Career Center Blog | 25 more tips for managing workplace stress

In last week's post, I talked about good stress (the motivating kind that stimulates and energizes you) and bad stress (the debilitating kind that makes you angry, sad, crazy and/or sick). Both kinds regularly occur in the workplace. As much

Career Center Blog | 25 tips for managing workplace stress

Whether you love your job or are just glad to have a job, you will experience stress from time to time. It is inevitable. But before you get all stressed out about it, keep in mind that there's good stress

Career Center Blog | 4 tips to squeeze more exercise into your workday

I grew up in the Puget Sound region, and the joke in my family has always been that summer doesn't really start until after the Fourth of July. Not surprising since, according to KOMO weather anchor Steve Pool, Seattle ranks

Career Center Blog | 19 tips for acing the lunch interview

As if job hunting were not already stressful enough -- enter the lunchtime interview. Not only are you being judged on your skills, qualifications and experience, your table manners are being scrutinized, too! Fret not. You can wow a potential

Career Center Blog | How to talk yourself into a job

Last week, we discussed how to "run" a job interview (in the event your job interviewer is unprepared, inexperienced or untrained). Most of the time, though, interviewers are reasonably competent and you will not need to manage your job interviews.

Career Center Blog | Can flexible work hours help your love life?

One of the most sought-after perks cited by job seekers is the ability to control their hours at work. Decent pay and quality health care are always high on the list, of course, but flexibility in their daily schedule is

Career Center Blog | 6 ways to overcome the mid-winter work 'blahs'

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we're all very familiar with the feelings that come from a prolonged lack of sun. They get especially terrible as we make our way through winter, causing many to lose steam at work. Sound familiar?

Career Center Blog | Veterans get VIP treatment for career assistance

To be a soldier, one must develop the discipline and endurance to take on any challenge. It also means you are part of a team that always has your back. U.S. Army veteran Ryan Shannon of West Seattle learned these

Career Center Blog | Confronting the passive-aggressive boss

A friend of mine took on a part-time job not long ago at a small nonprofit organization. The pay was decent, the hours fit with her freelance schedule and she liked the causes being supported. Still, each time I saw

Career Center Blog | Don't let brain freezes seize up your interview

If the current candidates for the presidency of the United States can teach us anything about landing a new job, it's the value of preparation. Earlier this month, at least two of the nine Republican candidates have made spectacular mental

Career Center Blog | When the boss cries in front of you

Crying at work is back in the news. This time, it's because Dick Cheney suggests in his new memoir that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a bit of an on-the-job sobber. Much can be said about how those

Career Center Blog | Stressed and proud? You're not impressing anyone

You know the type: The co-worker who darts around the office like a headless chicken, telling everyone within earshot how crazy-busy they are. (Note: If your co-workers always seem to disappear from their desks before you reach them, you probably

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