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HOW BECOMING IS THE DIVINE SELF
Charles Asher HOW BECOMING IS THE DIVINE SELF Imagine, if you will, part of the wider Jungian community, are gathered togethe...
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Preparing for job interviews is obviously a critical stage in the hiring process. It's important to view the interview from the employer's perspective. Prior to the interview, you must anticipate all possible objections they could have in hiring you and develop the most effective interview strategies to alleviate the employer's apprehension. During the interview, pay close attention to the employer's questions because often their questions indicate possible objections (if it's a panel interview, you should also make note of who asked what questions). In the case where the employer can't ask specific questions due to government employment standards, you have the option of taking the initiative to address the employer's possible objections.
Here are the top 10 objections you face in getting hired:
1. Too young
- You don't have enough practical skills; you're too intellectual; you aren't hands-on savvy
- You'll require too much training time and $ to get up to speed
- You're not dep...
In today’s fast-paced world where a minute lost is a dollar spent it is becoming harder and harder for modern day Christians to separate their beliefs from their everyday actions and activities. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the workplace, where everything is subject to collective scrutiny.
Many practicing Christians in positions of authority or those whose roles require guiding and managing others are constantly realizing that it is much harder to actually “Practice what you Preach.” For those whose everyday activity involves the manipulation and fabrication of capital, this can be an even greater challenge. The term “greed is the route of all-evil” can be a bidirectional emotional conflict. It’s hard to be a Samaritan when all through the year your primary focus is on ensuring you attract the highest bonus.
Karina Cole, a counselor at Emotional Care Associates has hands-on experience with working in the world of business and finance, whil...
Currently, if you go to a social gathering or event, you will frequently hear the words “my therapist says…”, which often provokes empathy, curiosity, and maybe additional disclosure from others. Contrary to times past, you are very unlikely to face any awkwardness or judgment from people. Actually, some people think it’s cool.
But what is behind this modern trend? What has caused this willingness to spill all of our most private thoughts and feelings in front of a professional who is paid to hear our frustrations?
Every single day, millions of people in the developed world wake up to the same sequence of events — our daily lives use up so much of our time and energy that it is inevitable that we lose a certain amount of awareness. We may also have to adopt certain behavior patterns that are not true to our identity in order to get by. Therefore, it is also inevitable that we will seek a place to open up and be our true self. This full disclosure often ...
Making a transition to a new career can be very challenging. Believe me, I know from my career counseling practice that for many executives and professionals who decide to make a career change, it’s often not easy. But when they finally decide that a dead end, toxic or boring job is no longer tolerable, then they find the courage to dig deep and do what it takes to find a new job they love.
So, what are the big payoff’s for people who take the time to pause, figure out what makes them happy at work and who launch their careers in a new direction? From all the feedback and letters I get from career counseling clients who now live a life of passion and purpose, here are the top 10 reasons they love their new careers (in no particular order):
1. Meaningful work. They experience inner satisfaction and a strength that comes from making a difference. They are happy from the inside out.
2. Qualifications are on the cutting edge. They’re driven by an ongoing desire for new...
I’ve noticed some trends among people who say, “I want to be taken seriously,” or ask, “How can I be taken seriously?” People who feel like they aren’t taken seriously typically:
Are people pleasers
Don’t hold firm boundaries
Are not consistent
Don’t speak up for themselves
Don’t ask for what they want and need (and sometimes are not aware of what they want and need)
The steps, then, to being taken seriously are to:
Take the time to think about and feel your wants and needs
Ask for what you want and need
Speak up and share your thoughts and opinions
Be consistent (easier when you are speaking your truth, using your values to guide you, and listening to what you want and need)
Draw boundaries according to what makes sense to you (Give y...
Speaking to the Psychology Club of Gainesville State College today about a career in mediation prompted a mental review of the importance of mediation and key points about the benefits of mediation. At its most practical, mediation is an opportunity for parties engaged in conflict to resolve disputes without going to court. This alternative form of legal dispute resolution saves everyone, including the court system, money. It also allows parties to have a much more powerful say in the outcome. At its most idealistic, mediation allows for dispute resolution in a manner that can transform a conflict into not just a resolution so people can get on with their lives, but contains the possibility of transforming relationships behind the conflict. Mediators focus on the practical goals of dispute resolution while helping others transform conflict into solutions that assist everyone in moving forward . Conflict offers an opportunity, if we can find the courage to work through it. If ...
Last month, I shared my frustration with my ongoing procrastination in getting started on my monthly newsletter. As a result, I said that I would work on the next newsletter for 30 minutes each day and promised to report back to you on how I did. In keeping my promise, I wrote the following article;
Being held accountable REALLY DOES work. I definitely made more of an effort to spend time on the planning and preparation of this month's Newsletter, due to my need to keep my promise of reporting back to you. However, I did not spend 30 minutes each day, as originally planned and I made a point of noticing why and how that happened. Here's what I discovered. I noticed that once I got started it was not a good idea to stop after only 30 minutes due to my ongoing difficulty transitioning both in and out, while requiring sustained mental effort, planning and forethought. As many of us know, not exactly an "ADD- user- friendly- activity. " However, what I did realize was that there were seve...
I am on my last major house project of the Fall: Getting the mold off my roof. While it feels good to be at this place, it can be overwhelming. I had about 4 different lists with different items to get to complete this last job. Last night I consolidated the lists into one neat list. I feel better already! I know what I need and where to get it. I think many of us work this way. We start out sort of gathering information in a general, disorganized way. Then we edit and organize it into a more usable form. Once we do this life makes more sense to us and we function better (or at least I do!)
So it is Monday again. Many people dread this day as it represents the end of their 'free time' and the beginning of their work week. An awful lot of people cherish Friday afternoon and Saturday but dread Sunday because it is followed by Monday (I once had a friend who dreaded the autumn because it meant winter was coming!!). I think we should learn to appreciate every day. Good things don't only happen on weekends or Friday afternoons. Bad things don't always happen on weekdays either!
Are we doing what we are meant to? Do you ever wonder if you are in the job that you were placed on this earth to do? I think that we all have great abilities and certain strengths and we must put those to good use. I have found my calling in counselling. I know that this is where I was meant to be and I love my work. Every time I work with a client I take away so much and grow from the experience.
However, my route of getting here was not a straight path nor was it easy. I had a lot of ups and downs that challenged my beliefs and shook my confidence. I was constantly battling negative and conflicting bosses who made me feel like I wasn’t worth their time. To this day I am still bothered by their inability to lead and to help me grow.
I think part of why I am where I am today is because I am my own boss. I could no longer suffer under the hands of others and had to pull away. I am now in charge of my destiny and that suits me just fine. I can come and go as I please, which is a...
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