Sometimes the best way to deal with a stressful job is to have a hobby. Not just an occasional hobby that you do once a month, but something active that can take your mind off of your stress and give you a better perspective. From fishing, walking, gardening, and playing softball, to making jewelry, creating lawn art, and working on cars, you need an outlet. TV and video games are not an outlet, and they are not hobby, but only a distraction. While you might be tempted to say something similar about a hobby, you get usefulness from most hobbies, including physical exercise, creativity from making an item, or satisfaction like a repaired car or newly landscaped yard.
Your hobby should not be something you find to be a chore. Many people work on their own cars but don't enjoy it, so it is only a pastime for those who find it fulfilling and enjoyable. If you have allowed your life and work to take over your time to such a point as you have no hobbies, rethink your priorities. Good career management has a balance of multiple areas, including family, religious, professional and/or civic activities, hobbies, and work. If you take one part out, you often lead a life and career less fulfilled. To your career success.
applying online you will often see the same questions repeated in job
applications. Save yourself some time by
keeping those answers to copy and paste into other applications. You can save them in Microsoft Word or another
convenient program of your choice. Many
online applications can take an hour or more to complete, so any time you save
benefits your schedule. To your job
When creating your
LinkedIn profile, other social media, blog posts, and on your career documents
(resume/cover letter/reference listing), use proper name capitalization.
I often see resumes and LinkedIn profiles with names in all lower case,
which can have a negative influence on your job potential. Showing your
understanding of proper capitalization and when it is used, particularly with
your own name will help you significantly in making a great first impression on
paper or online. Here is a terrific resource on when, and when not, to