Listening: A Crucial Job Search Skill

Written by Scott Brown

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Why you needrepparttar skill

I guarantee that if you incorporate these things into your daily routine, you will start to notice a difference inrepparttar 142915 way you listen to people. There are many ways in which this will help in both your personal and professional lives:

*You’ll be able to understand better what is expected of you and how to deliver it. *It will help build better rapport with bosses and colleagues *You’ll become a better problem solver and people will look at you as more of a “people person.”

There’s no reason why you can’t improve your listening skills today to create a better you tomorrow!

Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook ( As editor of the weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.

Does Your Career Change Itch -- or Burn?

Written by Patricia Soldati

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1. You can no longer compartmentalize work vs. life.

2. You find it almost impossible (maybe even terrifying) to drag yourself out of bed on Monday mornings. 3. You go throughrepparttar motions at work – your feelings are completely disconnected from your work activities. 4. Your energy hitsrepparttar 142894 skids; you get sick a lot or have difficulty shaking a common cold.

5. You may feel hopeless or a little (or a lot) depressed.

  It’s a significant difference, don’t you agree?   Itchers have a quite a few avenues for regaining their balance – setting firmer workplace boundaries, finding a fulfilling outlet outside of work, engaging in physical and emotional self-care that allows you to better shrug things off.   Burners – you can do these things, too, but it’s probably not your ultimate fix. A value system pulled apart is only mended when there is a re-alignment between body, mind and spirit. For burners, career change is not an option – it’s a requirement.   Take some time off to re-gain your energy and perspective. In this more relaxed state, figure out how to get some help. Your Employee Assistance Plan? Mentor or understanding colleague? Initially, don’t try to solverepparttar 142895 entire problem – just map out a few next steps and give yourself a timetable. Your world will brighten simply as a result of putting yourself in choice and action.

Patricia Soldati is a former President & COO of a national finance organization who re-invented her working life in 1999. As a career change specialist, she uses business savvy, coaching skills and “possibility thinking” to guide burned out corporate professionals into soul-satisfying work, safely and smartly. For 5 complimentary Career Change Lessons, visit

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