Dealing with Workplace Stress

There's not doubt that the workplace today is a stressful one; employers are requiring their workers to perform and produce at higher rates than before.  A recent survey cited in my local paper found that 67 percent of workers reported having a high degree of stress, 24 percent reported medium stress and only 11 percent …

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Action Phrases and Power Verbs to Use on a Resume

Your resume is meant to give an overview of your achievements and your abilities and translate them to an employer in the hopes of gaining an interview.  With your past experiences, you had roles and responsibilities so when conveying them you want to be sure that you are using phrases and words that convey action.  …

8 Smartphone Applications to Aid in Your Job Search

If you own a phone, you can have more capability for finding a job or to make your job search easier.  Here are 8 applications to consider: Jobs by Career Builder: with this app you can search 2 million jobs while using your GPS to identify jobs that may be near where you live.  It's …

How to Retain Top Performers in a Tough Economy

As the economy is picking up and people are feeling somewhat more relaxed, organizations need to be aware that more of their top performers may choose to leave for greener pastures.  In a recent article in Success Magazine (Johnson, April 2012), it discusses four employee needs that organizations must focus on if they want to …