5 Job Options for the HSP Introvert

As a Highly Sensitive Person and introvert, life presents many challenges. We are bombarded by sights, sounds, and situations that can easily overwhelm us. Many jobs are full of stress, constant social interactions, and other negative things that can lead to decreased productivity or even health problems for highly sensitive people. Finding a job that Read More …

Five Difficult Workplace Types–and How to Get Them to Cooperate

  One Way Stock via Compfight  By Judith Orloff MD The workplace is filled with difficult personalities–bullies, know-it-alls, rumor mongers… Our fallback reaction when faced with problem people at work is to either assert ourselves or walk swiftly in the other direction. But there’s a middle ground, a way of communicating that’s more effective, because Read More …

Should You Work for Friends and Family?

Managers and business owners are often advised against hiring friends and family. If the employee doesn’t work out, a relationship can be forever ruined. It also can be awkward for other employees, because it’s difficult to be completely impartial when you have such a close relationship with one employee. And while working for friends and Read More …

Signs the Job is Wrong for You

Staying at the wrong job for too long can have lasting consequences, including mental and physical health issues. A bad job can also negatively impact your personal life and career success. The problem most people have is differentiating between normal and unhealthy work issues. Being unhappy and stressed is so commonplace that we don’t know Read More …

Expert Advice on Managing Stress after College

Alan Cleaver via Compfight As a college student, you might think you’ve got a good handle on stress. You balance school, part-time jobs, internships and extracurricular activities. Life after college should be a breeze, right? Not exactly. Academic stress is different than work-related stress, and many different stress factors appear after college. We talked to Read More …

Dealing with a Workplace Bully

Whether it’s a jealous coworker that tries to undermine you or a supervisor who loves to yell, you’ll likely deal with a workplace bully at some point in your career. You may have a great job otherwise, but a single individual can make going to work everyday a dreadful experience. Luckily, there are a few Read More …