Holiday Brain: How Can I Avoid It?

Three hundred sixty-five days, 12 months, 52 weeks, and 525,600 minutes in a year, and at some point, in that time frame, the trees have lost their leaves, the temperature is dropping, you’re hearing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” blasting everywhere you go, greens, reds, mistletoes, etc. Is it any more evident that the holiday season is upon us? The ever-so-deafening rush of people running down stores to get last-minute gifts or ingredients for their homes. Maybe the last gasp of releasing you need to organize your home before guests arrive, there it is, the holiday brain has been activated. It’s true, but what is that? No worries, continue reading as I share with you how our brain functions during the holiday season and some ways you can tackle the end-of-the-year spirit and ring in new energy into 2023.

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Say “Cheese!”

The interviewing process can be very intimidating indeed. Workforce Solutionsroutinely offers live Webinarsand Online Learning opportunities to prepare you to face the challenges of interviewing. And when it comes to the finishing touches of interviewing and first impressions, your best asset is your natural smile. That’s right! Say “Cheese!” and show the employer those pearly whites.

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Finding a Better Job During a Potential Recession

With rumors of an impending recession circulating, you might wonder if it’s an appropriate time to look for a better job. It is too early to tell if a recession is around the corner; some indicators are already happening, such as the U.S. economy shrinking by 1.6 percent during the first quarter of 2022 and high inflation.

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NDEAM 2022

This year we celebrated the 77th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This endeavor began in 1945 when Congress declared the 1st week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” Progress on this endeavor continued when Congress decided to drop the word “physically” in the title to be more inclusive of those with mental health, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. Congress further developed this idea by expanding the initiative to include the entire month of October, and they changed the name to the present-day “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.”

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