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  • Stressful jobs increase stroke risk
    Stressful jobs increase stroke risk
    Many have stressful jobs that can impact their quality of life. A new study has found that stress in the workplace can increase the risk of stroke. The findings were published online on January 6 in the journal Stroke by Scandinavian researchers...
  • Frustration at work
    Understanding your unhappiness in your new job and fixing it: Part two
    In part one we reviewed several questions to ask yourself when trying to figure out what may be leading to your discontent in your new job. We also talked about why some of those questions may be important, starting with understanding your...
  • Resume
    The Purposeful Resume
    A resume is an introduction. It should clarify and address why you are interested in the position for which you are applying. It identifies your strengths and enlightens your abilities. It distinguishes you as an expert in what you have to offer....
  • This web site helps veterans transition to civilian jobs
    This web site helps veterans transition to civilian jobs
    The web site, My Next Move,is custom made for transitioning veterans. This article will discuss some of the useful functions this web site provides.If, for example, veterans want to obtain a civilian job similar to the job that they had in the...
  • Hiring Trends for 2015
    7 hiring trends for 2015
    1. Hiring is on an upswing. The unemployment rate for December dropped to 5.6% in December and is at its lowest point since June 2008. The most recent report from the Labor Department issued on January 9th showed employers added 252,000 jobs in...
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    Understanding your unhappiness in your new job and fixing it: Part one
    At one time or another, many of us have taken a job that turned out to not be what we thought it was for some reason or another. Sometimes it’s pretty clear-cut on why, especially when what you’re actually doing in the job was not what...
  • Managing your career in 2015
    Career management tips for 2015
    Tired of New Year’s resolutions? Then think of managing your career as an ongoing process. No more New Year’s resolutions. Think of All Year Resolutions instead and you just might make them happen this year. Just in case you have...
  • Work from home
    There’s no place like home: The benefits of working from home
    Our career choices define us. Many people decide at an early age the profession they want to pursue. Over time, your career desires may change, however it is up to you to make the changes in your profession. It is time to pursue your career goals...
  • 2015 champagne
    Five areas of focus for your career year-in-review
    The end of 2014 is here and this is the time that many people do a final review of what they accomplished before moving into the new year. It’s a great time to think about your career; where it’s been, where it is, and where it’s...
  • Connecticut Counties
    Free career help offered in 4 major Connecticut cities
    Danbury, Waterbury, Torrington and Hamden are the cities on the radar for the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Workshops, which are taking place throughout the month of January. What’s more, like all of the...
  • Transitioning military job applicants should avoid using military acronyms
    Transitioning military job applicants should avoid using military acronyms
    Those job applicants who are transitioning after only one enlistment in the military will not have as large and as ingrained a vocabulary of military acronyms as will those job applicants who are retiring after many years of military service. Even...
  • apprenticeship website
    Grant money of $100M offered for expansion of registered apprenticeship programs
    This month, the United States Department of Labor announced that $100 million in grant money would be available to help build on existing registered apprenticeship programs in industries that are considered high-growth and high-skilled....
  • Masks
    Four things you can do to be more of yourself at work: Part one
    It seems the longer we spend in our careers, the more difficult it becomes to be who we really are. Many people find themselves asking the question, “Can I still be myself while at work?” The answer to that question is, “It...
  • Be careful what assumptions you make about job interviews
    Be careful what assumptions you make about job interviews
    One negative assumption job seekers often make is to pessimistically decide that, because they have had so many unsuccessful job interviews, nobody wants to hire them. That is the wrong attitude to have.To explain why that is the wrong attitude,...
  • What interview questions will you answer and ask?
    What interview questions will you answer and ask?
    Those who will interview for jobs must anticipate the interview questions that hiring officials might ask. To do this, the job candidates must pretend they are the hiring officials. Then, the job candidates must study their resumes and imagine...