I read a number of posts on endless job searches by many job seekers. I sense the frustration. I hear you. I really do feel you. So you have applied for countless jobs and you have never been shortlisted? So what is happening to your CV? Truth be told, to those of us on the
It is not unusual to change your career several times in your work life. I have personally made 4 career changes in my lifetime, 2 within related fields and 2 to unrelated fields. My career profile mirrors a zig zag spanning the fields of Information Technology, Telecoms, Management Consultancy, Human Resources Management and Entrepreneurship. Research
3 days ago, I was very tired. I had worked late into the night and I was looking forward to a hot bath and a good night’s rest. I was dreaming of scented candles though I knew there wouldn’t be any. I had just stepped into my room when I remembered that I had to
Job stress can affect your professional and personal relationships, your livelihood, your mental and emotional health and can cause and exacerbate health issues like: ▪ Emotional issues: Becoming easily agitated, frustrated and moody ▪ Physical pain: Headaches, back ache and other symptoms of pain can be manifestations of stress ▪ Skin problems: For some people
According to the UK Health and Safety Executive Management Standards, there are six key areas that if not properly managed, lead to workplace stress and reduced work productivity. These areas are: 1. Demands: Workload, work patterns, and the work environment 2. Control: How much say the person has in the way they do their work
There are a number of simple techniques that make managing job stress easy. I told Kemi that while there is no band-aid approach to tackling job stress, some simple steps can go a long way towards de-stressing your life 1. Start your day off right with meditation and an inventory of things to do. I
It’s our very first newsletter for the year and we are raring to go! I don’t know about you, but 2013 promises to be a great year. There’s just something about this year that makes me feel so hopeful. Its so full of promise! Can you feel it? I know it’s the norm to make
Pressure is indeed necessary for growth and personal development. Without pressure we would never meet some of our life ambitions or surprise ourselves by reaching heights we only dreamed of. Our bodies are designed to handle small doses of stress, but we are not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences.