Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tips On How To Avoid Recession Burn Out, Most Lucrative College Majors, And Mature Workers

It seems like every night that the new has multiple stories on the recession or the economy. The news could either good or bad, which can very conflicting on how things really are. I know that what they say may or mat not be 100% correct all the time, but don't let it get to you. Here are some great recession tips from Spherion Blog.

1. Take in the news, but do not hang you hat on any one story. Bottom line - it's been bad, but there are positive signs that it's getting better.
2. Keep your nose to the grindstone. Don't worry about what could happen, focus on what is happening right now and do your part to stay productive at work.
3. Go a head, have a coffee break. Stressing yourself out and staying stuck to the cubicle is going to make you less productive. Take a break by going on a walk or getting a cup of coffee.
4. Avoid the office hen house. You know, the colleagues who spend a good part of lunch or break time hashing out the rumor mill about layoffs and office closings.
5. Stay positive. Easier said than done, but having a positive attitude is sometimes all it takes to have good things come your way.

With most kids either starting school or heading back there, here is a great article that will help some of those students that are on the fence what they should major in if they want it to make it worth their while. I know that these may not be for everyone but it seems like being an engineer is the way to go!

Here is another great article about how mature workers are often left behind when they need some flexibility at work or job training. They are often over looked when recruiting younger employees. Employees that are 50 and older usually prepare to work until they are into their 70' and 80's, so they need job flexibility and traing just as much if not more. So every year the AARP produces a list of the top 50 employers for workers 50 and older. Here is the most recent list. 2009's will be announced in September and as always Wiser Worker can help those mature workers find what they are looking for!

So Portland, give us some feed back and let us know what you are thinking!

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