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Breathe new life into your job search

You might not have hunted for a job for some time and might be looking for inspiration. Or you might have been looking for a while, but your methods have proved unproductive. Don’t put up with repetitive job-hunting information and ideas. Look for something new.

Avoid the pitfalls of overthinking by trusting yourself

Although efficiency and cost-cutting in the workplace often require swift action, the uncertainty in many industries can’t help fostering overthinking. This habit, at its worst, keeps people from acting at all. Interpersonal overthinking may undermine existing relationships and postpone new ones.

Growth chances might be deeper on other side of border

You may have reasons to open markets abroad. Competition or lackluster reviews for your product or service in the United States may be among them. The drive for your product or service internationally, however, outstrips it domestically. Still, you face far more complex transactions because of language, culture and the intricacies of transportation and entry.

Capitalize on being micromanaged

If you’re being micromanaged or you think you are, try something new. View this as an opportunity to help you. You can convince yourself that the behavior isn’t personal once you understand it and become aware of its prevalence. Then you can capitalize on it.

Evaluate online communities for their usefulness

Sit back for a moment and visualize the sentences filled with information passing each other like airplanes in front of your eyes. They’re unstoppable. You may not have time to evaluate them before they fly away. It’s no surprise that people are looking for resources to corral information.

Dream a little dream and help success come true

A would-be certified public accountant came to psychologist Catherine Shainberg after failing the CPA qualifying exam nine times. Shainberg guided him through exercises to shift his attention from logical thinking (left brain) to dreams (right brain), which are more creative.