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You put on the suit, grab your heels, look in the mirror and sigh. Same old suit, same boring look, same drag on your confidence. You want to wear something that is sexy, fun and just a little more ... you. But, you feel stuck in your job, stuck in your suit and you desperately don't want to be 'that' woman with the low-cut blouse and wrong impression, so you shrug and walk out the door. Sound familiar?
You are sitting at your desk, buried under work, and you are exhausted. So you reach for a can of soda, or a leftover cupcake from the company lunch, and eat it mindlessly as you click through your email. As you get dressed the next day, you zip up your pants and think to yourself “Oh nooooo...my job is making me fat!”
Have you sufficiently bored your child with tales of your summer jobs past — peeling potatoes, recycling pop bottles for coins, lifeguard drama or walking bean rows uphill both ways? Probably, but it's only because you know from experience that the benefits of a summer job far outweigh the paycheck anyone receives.
When the economy was at its worst, an amazing thing happened: the number of entrepreneurs, small businesses and self employed individuals rose dramatically. Being self employed isn't easy but with discipline, experience and a bit of know-how, there isn't any reason why anybody can't take a shot at making such an arrangement work in their favor.
Have you ever done something amazing at work, and you want to shout it from the roof top but your first thought is "Don't brag." Or: "Stop talking about yourself." Or maybe: "I don't want to sound like an a**" Have you ever had one of these thoughts? They sneak into your mind just as soon as you get ready to toot your own horn, and they hold you back from acknowledging your hard work.
Times are tough right now and holidays are right around the corner and so are lots of expenses. Every one of us is scratching our heads and trying to figure out ways to bring in some extra cash. You may need extra money to buy gifts or just to pay the rent.
Remember that first day of school, when you wore a new outfit, new shoes, and were excited about learning and playing with your friends? And remember that first day on the new job at work, when you put on your high heels (or your nice tie) and showed up eager to see how you could make an impact?
In an ideal world, we’d all have a job we loved. The alarm would go off at 7am and we’d jump out of bed, keen to get to work and get on with the day. We’d proudly tell strangers what we do and relish the extra-curricular networking, dinners or tasks required to grow in our careers. But in reality, very few of us can admit we’ve hit the jackpot when it comes to the day job.
In honor of Labor Day, eHarmony looked at communication trends between their users to find out how they were influenced by people's careers. It turns out that what you do for a living has a big influence on who you hit up online in your off-hours.
Let face it, no one likes the daunting task of looking for a job. Job searching has been called many things, such as a marathon, a necessary evil, and a chance to better yourself. But, I'm here to say that your job search can and should be something you enjoy doing. You can make your job search a little bit sexy as well. Here are a few suggestions to make job hunting a titillating task.
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Who needs a job when you have love? Granted, love isn't going to pay the bills, but if you believe every love song ever written and every romantic comedy to grace the silver screen, then love is the most important thing of all. Whatever helps you sleep at night…