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How to Stay Sane…

Being laid off is one of the most stressful things to happen to a person. Studies have shown that it is as stressful as suffering a major illness and almost as stressful as divorce or going to jail. Staying mentally healthy after a layoff is a key to riding out the financial turbulence and finding a new job. There are several vital things works can do to stay balanced during this challenging life event. The first thing to remember is that you didn't do anything wrong; losing your job because you were laid off is not your fault. People usually are fired because did something wrong, like stealing from the company or refusing to complete their work. When people are laid off, it's often because the position is no longer needed, such as in a factory plant closing. Upon receiving the news that they were laid off, some people react badly. They may burst into tears or scream at the person who delivered the news. While this is not ideal behavior, the managers doing the layoffs are professionals and understand that it is an emotional time. Feeling guilty about how you acted, if you reacted poorly, is normal. You can alleviate these feelings by sending an email or a note to the manager apologizing and explaining that you were surprised by the news and that you became overwrought. Anger is..

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Fine-Tune Recruitment Advertising to…

An enduring characteristic of the job market is that there have always been more job-seekers than available jobs, not least because of constantly growing populations and sluggish economic growth. In an environment where job demand exceeds supply, your company should find it easy to fill vacancies. All you need do is release a recruitment advertisement in target group-appropriate media to attract plenty of job hunters. But is a huge response what you really need? Wouldn't this burden your HR department with the task of sifting through dozens of applications, many of which might not fill the bill? Wouldn't it be better if your recruitment ad had filters built into it, so you net the right people? Here are pointers to help you craft a job ad--not to draw an exceptional number of people, but a number of exceptional ones. Make it stand out Look at the 'Appointments' page of a newspaper. You'll see a formidable mass of text with nothing to break the monotony. This is because most recruitment ads are designed without visuals on the assumption that job seekers will find what they're looking for anyway. But what if your recruitment ad is missed altogether? Wouldn't it be better to treat it like a regular display ad, with a powerful headline and arresting visuals that are sure to be noticed? This means going in for a larger size, so..

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