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Knowing What To Expect

Knowing What To Expect

Although employers and employees work together toward getting the job done, the expectations and the values each hold is not always communicated or clearly understood. It's important to recognize this and be aware of some of these expectations. For most of us, once...

Accomplishments And Contributions

Accomplishments And Contributions

Now, make a list of your accomplishments both work-related and non-work-related. Think about your entire life and jot down anything you've done that you felt proud of or good about at the time. Anything that comes to mind is worth recording. List a minimum of ten...

Home-Based Business Goes Big!

Home-Based Business Goes Big!

Over two million Canadian households have home-based businesses. Our changing economy has forced many Canadians to turn to self-employment as a way of making a living or adding to their income. If you take a close look at your community, you'll find hundreds of...

How To Paddle Your Own Canoe

How To Paddle Your Own Canoe

" Approaching the future is like paddling a canoe down a river. There's whitewater ahead, uncertainty around the next bend and no turning back. Rather than clinging to the shore or back paddling, furiously, the canoeist must go with the flow, reading the water ahead...

Managing Stress And Anxiety

Managing Stress And Anxiety

To experience some stress or anxiety in a job search is reasonable. There is a lot at stake. You'll perform more efficiently if you can manage the stress. Here are some techniques for doing this: 1. Just before going into the interview, practise deep breathing to slow...

Going Out On Your Own

Going Out On Your Own

Have you got what it takes to be your own boss? Do you have a product you 'd like to sell? Do you have an idea that you think could make a lot of money? Are you interested in running your own business? Are you the entrepreneurial type? The quiz below should give you...

Managing Stressful Jobs

Managing Stressful Jobs

Stress is always a part of work. There are a few naturally stressful jobs due to the types of services or industries. It is essential to find ways to reduce your daily stress, which will help you achieve a more productive and healthier working environment. Medical...

Attitude Is Everything

Attitude Is Everything

We spend more than forty percent of our waking time at work. If we're going to spend that much time at work, why not enjoy it? Not just a little bit a whole lot! Having an active approach, outlook, point of view, disposition, inclination, perspective, or whatever you...

How To Eliminate Job Stress

How To Eliminate Job Stress

The truth is you may not always be able to eliminate stress. Stress, potential threats, and anxiety are inevitable. If you can't remove it, then at best, you can reduce the pressure and learn to live with what you can not eliminate. You are capable of minimizing the...

How To Search For Future Job Prospects

How To Search For Future Job Prospects

- Assessing/negotiating your severance or settlement offer- Applying for Employment Insurance- Financial planning- Accessing other supports and services Immediately following the dismissal, you may feel ill-prepared to make decisions regarding your needs and those of...

Pointers For An Effective Job Search

Pointers For An Effective Job Search

If you are seriously searching for a new job, but you have no idea where to look, you are among the thousands of out of work individuals in the nation. However, discovering a job is easier when you understand where to search. Where can you discover companies looking...

Life Changes Experienced From Job Loss

Life Changes Experienced From Job Loss

Let's look at the elements of change that you and others like you who have been laid off may experience. Loss of IncomePerhaps the most obvious, this change can indeed have a devastating effect. Depending on your financial position, and the resources available to you...

Job Loss And Future Plans

Job Loss And Future Plans

The future may seem very uncertain when you've been laid-off, especially if you see the same thing happening to others all around. Unemployed people will more readily accept the news that work is scarce than someone who is working. The fact is, we base our beliefs on...

Self-Marketing Strategies and tools

Self-Marketing Strategies and tools

News Groups and Discussion Forums Talking to people you know, meet and are referred to is the best way to find work not advertised. And that is 85% of the work out there! You can network electronically, too, by meeting people in cyberspace via newsgroups and...