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Keeping Your Cool on the First Day of Work

The first day of work has arrived! You're anxious, scared, and intimidated by other experienced employees. Everyone knows you’re a new graduate, and the look of fear on your face clearly spells out "rookie". What is the key to integrating with successful peers? There are ways to make your first impression on the job a positive experience. Yes, even if you are fresh out of graduate school!

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Fuel Prices and Employment Rates: Does one Influence the Other?

Abundant oil supply and not enough demand are causing a drop in gasoline prices. Does saving a little cash at the gas pump influence economic growth and employment rates? Gerald Celente, publisher of Trends Journal and researcher at Trends Institute, comments on the decrease in oil prices. When interviewed by a reporter Celente shares how lower gasoline prices helps some consumers, yet offers little assistance for people with high debts and poor income jobs. Celente goes on to share how saving a few pennies at the pump helps, but fails to create meaningful economic change. To view the full interview please click here

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Work-Related Stress: How Much is too Much?

Thriving in today’s fast-paced society calls for excellence and quick turn around. Employees are faced with multiple job tasks and thinner and thinner deadlines.  Experts agree that a healthy level of stress known as eustress can yield productivity and enhance work performance. Unfortunately, poor management can push employees beyond healthy stress, leading to physical and/or mental burnout.

How Much is Too Much? 

Each person has his or her own stress threshold. It’s important to keep this in mind when taking on new job responsibilities or promotions within the company. Share with your employer areas of strengths and the areas you are working to improve.  It’s just as important for leaders to examine job assignments, workloads, deadlines, competency & skills, and employee availability before designating assignments. Stepping into new job roles is a great opportunity for success, yet it can add stress as employees are in the process of learning new skills and responsibilities. Proficient leaders are mindful of such circumstances, allowing ample time for deadlines during periods of training and transitioning.

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New Year Resolutions That Boost Career Growth!

Welcome the New Year with career-centered resolutions! If you’re initiating a new career, graduated from your profession, or aspiring for job growth, the New Year is a great time to examine career goals and aspirations. It's time to shine professional skills and expound on your potential in the workplace!

5 Tips to Boost Career Growth in 2015:

1. Take educated risks:

Accept new tasks and projects. Taking professional risks displays flexibility, and opens greater possibilities for career growth and opportunities. Stepping out of your comfort zone, gives room for growth in the company and also in your own personal career endeavors. 

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Put Your Career Search in Action With Social Media Sites

Jobvite, the leading recruitment platform for the social web, surveyed over 1600 human resources professionals on the influence of social recruiting.  The survey revealed 9 out of 10 companies using social media as a recruiting strategy. It’s no surprise social media is becoming one of the most influential forms of acquiring employment in today’s growing technological society. Drop the newspaper, and get your career search into action with the use of social media sites!

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