Archive for August, 2013

Management 101

One important aspect of a job search is conducting research and gathering clues about what the atmosphere and management style are like within a particular company or organization. Understanding the work environment can mean the difference between walking into a Dream Job or a total Nightmare!
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How Fast is Your Elevator?

JoAnn KawamotoThe classic elevator speech – a 30-second commercial delivered in the time it takes to get from one floor to another, crafted to introduce you to new persons who can help in your job search.
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Don’t Let the Door Hit You

cherylMaking an exit strategy for leaving a job.
In my last blog, Take the Hint, I wrote about the warning signs that it may be time to leave a job. Today, let’s look at a strategy for making a good, smooth exit from a company. Your exit strategy can be just as important as your first days on a new job, so think before you act. Continue reading ‘Don’t Let the Door Hit You’

Stress Management

Lately I have been feeling a little bit overwhelmed by . . . well just about everything! I am guessing that there is at least one other person out there that can relate, so I decided to write about it in hopes of helping both myself and anyone else that might be feeling the same way.

Stress is normally the result of some type of change in circumstances over which we feel that we have no control. Research shows that the foundation for stress management is to realize that even though these changes may be happening “to” us, we are still in control. We may not be in control of the situation, but we are in control of how we respond to the situation. We control our thoughts, our emotions, our actions, and ultimately how we spend our time. Isn’t it nice to know that the only person responsible for you being stressed is you?! 🙂
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