Surviving Summer Job Blues

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If you managed to find a student summer job, you’ve probably been at it for a while now. Things might have started well but, as the summer slowly wears on, it’s clear the honeymoon is over. That great new summer

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Skills New Grads Need

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Newly minted graduates are venturing forth, armed with the knowledge and skills needed to build solid careers. But has school really prepared them for success?

Perhaps not.

It appears there may be some things they don’t teach in school. But

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Psychological Armour

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We all bring our egos to work, and along with our egos comes the need to protect them. The workplace is fraught with danger to our sense of self. Critical feedback, abrupt colleagues and micromanaging bosses can all take a

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What To Watch For When Excelling At Work

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You’re on a roll. Your career is taking off and it shows. The boss is impressed. Kudos, promotions, maybe a salary increase are coming your way, but with success may come problems to watch for.

Envious colleagues, testy team-mates and

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Spinning Wheels at Work?

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It’s a worker and supervisory nightmare. The work is there but, it doesn’t seem to be getting done. Supervisors are at their wit’s end and, the poor performing worker, thinks they’re doing their best.

Irritation, annoyance and frustration sets in.

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Working With Death

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Everyone dies, but everyone deals with this fact differently. Employees who deal with death as part of their job can face it daily. Miners, Nurses, Doctors, Fire Fighters, Morticians, Police, Psychologists and those working in the Military jump to mind.

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Is Your Job Harming Your Family?

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Stressful jobs wreak havoc on families. Unmanageable workloads, demanding bosses or colleagues who slack-off can take a toll. While workers take the brunt, their families suffer too.

According to workplace psychologist Dr. Jennifer Newman, it’s common for employees in such

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What are Conflict Cultures and How to Handle Them

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Have you ever been in a fight at work?

Your answer probably depends on the way your organization handles conflict and disagreements, and it affects everything from customer service, to creativity, to staff burn-out rates.

According to workplace psychologist Dr.

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Boomerang Employees

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Boomerang Workers are a growing workplace trend. It used to be when a worker moved on, they moved on and were rarely heard from again. Nowadays, it’s becoming common for staff to come back, and it’s no longer a hiring

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Spring Break & The Stress It Puts On Mothers

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As Spring Break winds down for many families, fatigued parents eye their children’s impeding return to school longingly. Two weeks away from the usual routine can send many households into a tail spin. Between hunting down child care, and coping

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