S.M.A.R.T New Year’s Resolution

For each of us, the end of the year brings back memories. We tend to dwell on the past, the good, the bad, and the ugly. This way of thinking forces us to examine ourselves and our lives to determine what adjustments we need to make to improve our well-being. Celebrating the New Year marks a new beginning. About 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions to attempt to create a long-term habit, which then becomes a goal. 

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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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Getting to Know Your Work Values

Our work values influence our job search, whether we realize it or not. Work values, defined by O*NET Data, are “global aspects of work that are important to a person’s satisfaction.” While there are many work values, let’s review the six that O*NET Data refers to as “universal work values”:

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Work Routine: It all starts with an alarm

Do you have a hard time getting your day started? Do you ever find yourself pressing the snooze button and rushing out the door for work? If this happens to you quite often, you need a wake-up call to get into a routine! I have suggestions to improve your work routine and professionalism to stay employed, feel more structured, and improve relationships. Even if you don’t work in person and have a Monday through Friday job, this can apply to anyone wanting to improve their work performance.

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