Stress Relief through Journaling

“So the week begins anew. That sense of dread is with me again. I still haven’t figured out a solution to this business dilemma. Not sure what I’ll do from here…” This was the start of my journal entry on Monday last week. Lately I spend a few minutes each morning transferring the thoughts in my head to paper. I’ve known for years that journaling helps me deal with stress and speeds me more quickly toward fixes to problems that are taking up my headspace. It turns out that aside from my anecdotal experiences, there’s also science behind the value of journaling. Psychologist and expressive...

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Kick Your Job Search into High Gear

If you are like many people, then performing a job search can start to wear on you very quickly. In my own job searches, I became fatigued after about 3 weeks—I would apply to job ads online incessantly, and then become disheartened when I didn’t hear anything. Struggling to land even an interview can be very discouraging, and can lead to you ceasing to apply altogether. Rather than letting your job search get bogged down, try the steps I’ve included below. Sometimes, to land that interview and find your next opportunity, you just have to change the way you do things to get more leverage out...

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4 Questions to Ask in an Interview

Getting an interview can feel like a gift from above. When I was job searching last summer, I would send out resume after resume into the void of the online job boards, and usually hear nothing back. Getting asked for an interview seemed like the best possible outcome, and in a lot of ways it was. What I quickly learned, however, is that getting an interview didn’t necessarily mean I fit with the company. Sometimes, the interview simply reinforced that I wouldn’t be a good fit in that position, or with that company. What I learned, after doing a couple of interviews, was how to ask questions...

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Resignation Letters: Do’s and Don’ts

Here at Career Solutions Group, we often meet with individuals who have decided to leave or have recently left their job. This decision often happens  for a variety of reasons, depending on the person and situation. Needless to say, such a transition should be handled with grace. Our career counselor, David, wrote a great article on Tuesday outlining how to leave a job without burning bridges. One important aspect he mentioned in his article was the letter of resignation. Whether or not you feel a letter of resignation is warranted, it’s important that you write one. It offers a clean break,...

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Leaving a Job Without Burning Bridges

The chances are pretty high that you will quit at least one job in your career for another job.  You have found another opportunity that you are excited about.  Yet, you must successfully transition between these opportunities.  How do you want to be remembered?  Leaving your job gracefully and professionally is important to maintaining key relationships that will have a long-term impact on your career.  Here are a few tips and suggestions on how to navigate a job transition. Be professional Think back to how you acted when you were interviewing for your current position. You presented...

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