The Changing Landscape of the Job Market

Written by Eva Perkoski

Does it seem that with every passing year it's getting harder and harder to find good paying jobs? If you think so, you're not alone in your thoughts. In fact, this is a common complaint that many people have and it is even worse for those that do not have a college education.

Jobs are not bountiful right now and even college graduates sometimes find themselves waiting tables for a year or two after they receive their diploma before they are able to find a job. So, withrepparttar work force becoming tougher and tougher to break into, what are you going to do about it? Give up or fight back? Well,repparttar 144141 best way to ensure you will get hired at great jobs is to attend college. A degree is incredibly important, but it's not a guarantee for getting a job. Luckily, there are things you can do while in college to beef up your resume and make you stand out amongst allrepparttar 144142 other applicants.

First of all, learn a foreign language. Learn two if possible. If you don't know right now how important this is, you will understand once you~re trying to enterrepparttar 144143 work force. Many jobs are requiring applicants to speak at least one other language and you won't want to be turned away because you don't. So, sign yourself up for Spanish, Italian or Arabic and become fluent if you want your resume to outshinerepparttar 144144 others.

Secondly, and I can't stress enough - apply for internships. If you want to be a writer, find a local magazine and intern there for a few hours every week. Not only will this provide you with invaluable hands on experience but it will also get your foot inrepparttar 144145 door when you~re applying for writing jobs. If you're a marketing major, do an internship at a restaurant that is just opening or work at a local television station if you're major is broadcasting. Do an internship for as long as you can throughout your college years. Trust me, this will look fantastic on your resume and will automatically put you ahead of any other applicant that doesn't haverepparttar 144146 same experience.

Are You a Negative Thinker?

Written by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

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Title: Are You a Negative Thinker? Author: Margaret Paul, Ph.D. E-mail: Copyright: © 2005 by Margaret Paul URL: Word Count: 733 Category: Self-Improvement, Personal Growth

Are You a Negative Thinker? By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Barbara sought my help because of her chronic fatigue. She had been going to different kinds of doctors and trying different nutrition plans for years and nothing was helping her. One ofrepparttar 144132 doctors suggested that she try psychotherapy.

In became evident early in our work together than Barbara was deeply addicted to thinkingrepparttar 144133 worst. Constant negativity went through her mind about every aspect of her life. She would get out of her car and worry about getting robbed. In social situations, she would tell herself that people didnít like her. She was always worried about money, even though she was a successful graphic designer. Her husband could never do anything right. There was something wrong with every doctor she saw.

Negative thinking causes much stress inrepparttar 144134 body. I told Barbara to imagine that she was telling these negative thoughts to a child. How wouldrepparttar 144135 child feel most ofrepparttar 144136 time? Barbara could see that this child would, of course, feel anxious and stressed much ofrepparttar 144137 time in response to allrepparttar 144138 negativity and catastrophic thinking.

The medical profession has long told us that stress is one ofrepparttar 144139 leading causes of illness. Stress sets into motionrepparttar 144140 bodyís fight or flight response, pouring cortisol intorepparttar 144141 body and eventually exhaustingrepparttar 144142 adrenal glands. Adrenal exhaustion can be one ofrepparttar 144143 results of so much negative thinking.

While Barbara could understandrepparttar 144144 possible effect her negative thinking was having on her health, it was extremely challenging for her to give up her negative thinking. Barbara deeply believed that her negative thinking kept her safe from disappointment. She believed that thinkingrepparttar 144145 negative thought beforerepparttar 144146 bad thing would happen prepared her to deal with it. She didnít want to be caught off guard. She believed that she could not handlerepparttar 144147 pain of disappointment, so that if she knew about it ahead of time and actually expected it, she wouldnít feel disappointed.

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