Adulting, Work

My Secret Steps to Acing Your Next Job Interview

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Being unemployed or underemployed are the most frequently noted struggles of my emerging adult clients. Their reported major pitfall? Not being able to “wow” in a job interview. They may be bright, friendly, and a perfect fit for the job, but they come across as underwhelming in the job interview. When asked what gets in their way, oftentimes, my clients report feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and/or underprepared. That’s when I know I need to employ my tried and true plan to help clients ace their job interviews.

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ADHD, Time Management, Work

The One Tool You Need to Master Prioritizing Your Work

“I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.”

Can you relate to this quote? Though President Eisenhower shared this quite a while ago (in 1954!), I think it highlights the very current struggle that many people have: managing the seemingly never-ending, competing responsibilities in their lives. By using an important versus urgent grid, you can effectively and efficiently prioritize all your tasks. Continue reading “The One Tool You Need to Master Prioritizing Your Work”

Technology, Work

Have A Healthier Relationship with Technology

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It seems more and more frequently people are viewing technology as a double-edged sword. People find all kinds of wonderful things with technology’s help: spouses, communities, recipes, books, “life hacks”, meditation apps, therapists. The world is at our fingertips!

On the flipside, we see teens on their phones for over six hours a day and 50% of those teens feeling addicted to their phones (according to a recent report from Common Sense Media). We see the average American checking their phone 46 times per day, a 39% increase from the year prior (according to a 2015 study by Deloitte). And it’s not just the sheer amount of unproductive time we’re spending on our devices, there’s real mental health implications. A study by the University of Pittsburgh linked social media use to increased depression and anxiety. Continue reading “Have A Healthier Relationship with Technology”

Happiness, Positive Psychology, Work

4 Steps to Finding Meaning in Your Work

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My client sat slumped in his office chair, staring at me with sullen eyes. “I hate my job. What the hell am I doing here?”

Here was a man who most people would consider a success. He had a well-paying job that afforded him and his family a comfortable upper middle-class life. He was able to take four weeks of vacation each year and took a trip to Hawaii every year, where he had a condo.

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Happiness, Positive Psychology, Work

Inject Some Happiness Into Your Workplace

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We spend about 35% of our waking hours in the workplace, assuming eight hours of sleep each night and a 40-hour work week (and I know most of us are definitely working more than 40 hours!). That’s a significant chunk of our life, so it’s no wonder that unhappiness and stress in the workplace affects our overall well being and levels of happiness.

But we don’t have to resign ourselves to the fact that work is supposed to be “work”— there are ways to use positive psychology principles, backed by science, to help improve the workplace.

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