Stay happy and engaged at your job by practicing these workplace tips.

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Applying for a Job When You’re Over 50: Tips to Challenge the Myths About Older Workers

Whether you’re out of a job, entering the job market or just looking to change careers, common sense suggests that job seekers in their 50s and older may have a harder time getting hired. First, employers may assume that younger applicants with fewer financial obligations may be more likely to accept lesser salaries. Second, the […]

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Top 10 Fastest Growing Careers Infographic

Looking for a new career? Jobs in these occupations are growing quickly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wind turbine service technicians Occupational therapy assistants Physical therapist assistants Physical therapist aides Home health aides Commercial divers Nurse practitioners Physical therapists Statisticians Ambulance drivers and attendants Check out the fastest growing careers data on the […]

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Office Work and Back Pain: Why Your Symptoms May Not Reflect the Cause

You may not be surprised to hear that the most common complaint movement expert and physical therapist Theresa Larson hears from office workers is pain in the low back and neck. Walk into any office and you’ll find plenty of people hunched over a keyboard slouching toward a screen. What may come as a surprise, […]

Old Train: The history of Labor Day
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A Hard-Earned 3-Day Weekend: This Labor Day Remember Its Roots

For most people in America, Labor Day means barbecuing with friends, camping with family, or having one last visit to the lake. But the fact that you are enjoying a long weekend before summer’s end has significant historical roots. While Labor Day parades may be a thing of the past, take a moment to pay […]

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How to Nail that Job Interview! Manage Your Apprehension with Preparation

So you’ve landed a job interview! And maybe one you really, really wanted. Well, first up: Congratulations. It’s a long slog to get from searching job sites, preparing your resume, writing knock-’em-dead cover letters to receiving that “Good news!” subject line. Assure yourself you’ve done something right. Then prepare to do more. An interview can […]

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Making Work a Cornerstone of Your Health: How a Fulfilling Job Helps You—and Your Boss—Succeed

Work Systems Engineer Katherine Sanders, PhD helps companies ensure their systems are sustainably effective. Unlike most industrial engineers, however, Sanders doesn’t analyze the best way to produce things. Instead, as human factors engineer, she looks at the impact making those things has on the mental and physical health of the people involved. With more than […]

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Turning Layoffs into Opportunities: Tips to Take You from Surviving to Thriving

If you are someone who embraces change and new challenges—even when unexpected —finding yourself out of a job may bring you more inspiration than paralysis. After all, what feels like crisis in the moment merely looks like another life change once you do (and you will!) land your next job. For others, however, maintaining good mental […]

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Adjusting to a New Boss: Tips from a Pro on Weathering Leadership Transitions

“There is always some disruption to the flow of things when a new leader takes over,” says Karen Konrath, executive coach and owner of Transitions Coaching, who spent more than 20 years leading human resource teams in a range of industries. And why wouldn’t there be? “It’s natural that team members view the arrival of […]

Pre-Layoff Checklist: WHAT TO DO BEFORE BEING LAID OFF
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The Pre-Layoff Checklist: What to Do Before Being Laid Off

Sure, there are times your departure from a job comes as a complete surprise. More likely, though, you’ve begun to observe subtle and not-so-subtle signs of an impeding layoff. If you’re pretty sure your Friday meeting with HR is about to send you into a tailspin, now is the time to go through our 10 […]

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How to Know if Layoffs are Coming: 5 Warning Signs to Look Out For

Gwen H. had enjoyed several years at a well-established nonprofit when a series of events suddenly led her to question the security of her job. “There were a lot of power leadership changes happening,” she remembers. In the first few months she watched warily from the sidelines, unsure what to make of the jockeying executives. […]