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A #stressful #DangoteoilrefiningcompanyLagos day

That day was hectic I was ask to finish the whole work before going back home because the following day was presidential election there would be no work generally, so I obeyed

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I'm in trouble. Help!!!!

After searching for a job for months, I gave up and took a job outside of my field. Surprisingly, I actually like working in manufacturing, but one of my coworkers loves to start trouble. He has been there since he was 20 years old and whenever threatened by someone's work ethic. He will cause chaos. Sadly, they will believe him over everyone. What's bad is I have become his main target due to our management showing recognition for my work ethic. I'm afraid I am back into corner and I have no defense! Help!

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I know all too well your dilemma!!! I am one of the best offset pressman in the southeast and have run into that exact situation several times. Even when I have changed career paths and did something else. Other people have always moved ahead off my sweat and it's been frustrating. I'm looking for a job in management now myself but I'm afraid that I've somehow been blackballed in my area . Sometimes , being the smartest person in the room and no one will listen to you can drive you nuts over time. I can tell you stories.....but for now I'll keep my mouth shut

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Steven Lehner
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i have been where you are. It called bullying. There are all types of bullying. If he has put anythinkg in writing :save it". Then go to the person at the top with with truth and the undenied material that he cannot go back on. Also what really works is an after thought "you can knock him out" Just quick and easy..............steven

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Great Nurse not a Great Fit x3 now no on will hire me

I’m an ADN-RN and I have been “terminated” from the last 3 jobs I have had for being a “great Nurse but not a great fit.” Which in each I can agree with because they were not in the area of Nursing I wanted to be working in. And for those who are reading this and not of the medical field, getting in your specialty can be either a great pain in the butt, because you have to work at least 2 years on a med/surge floor, than another 1-2 years on a ER/Trauma Unit. Plus you must receive & maintain multiple certifications that can only be acquired if you are working in a hospital. That’s the pain in the butt way. Now I know some people I went to school with were able to get onto units of their choice because they knew someone who was able to get them in. Anyway back to my “terminations.” My very first job as a RN was in home Care with NICU babies, which I stayed at for a little over 2 years before I decided to get my first Hospital job. Actually It was the only way I could get a Hospital job was getting 2 years experience in home care first. I went from 1 patient a night to one of the busiest ERs in the metro area. I was let go at the end of my probation because I couldn’t handle a full patient load by the end of my time. I was told I was a Great Nurse with Great skills and that they didn’t like letting me go, but they needed someone who could handle a full load on their own. I was acceptable for rehire in the hospital but I didn’t receive any help from them in relocating. The next two places I work were places said the same. I have been unemployed since August and have tried applying at hospitals only to be told by on HR department I wasn’t hirable because of my terminations. I’ve really lost my confidence and have become very depressed and my anxiety is through the roof. I’m not sure what to do anymore. I have really blown some interviews because of my anxiety. What should I do?

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Hi Meghan Mallon , I don't have a work background in the Healthcare industry but I can certainly understand your level of concern over your sustainability and career development challenges based on the feedback I've heard from other members seeking career opportunities within the same industry.

Has your inability to "fit in" all been ties into workload management for all 3 previous separation of employment instances? If so, is it save to say that your ultimate career goal to work in a hospital environment rather than a smaller clinic or home healthcare organization?

The healthcare industry, in general, can be a very close knit community so you may need a whole new set of reference contacts to use with new job prospects you have an opportunity to meet with.

Okay, time to bring in more experienced resources into this conversation who can help identify alternative job search strategies. I'm goin to tag Donna Habick , Linda Gibson , Joanne Cleveland into this conversation and ask for their feedback. They all have extens@Meive career back grounds in the healthcare industry from a Supervisory level and beyond. I'm sure they can offer you some valuable suggestions.

In the meantime Meghan Mallon stay focused and continue to evaluate all your options to remain within your career industry. A positive change is about to happen in you job search. Keep at is and don't lose hope!!

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Donna Habick
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What area of nursing did you want to work in?

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Keep calm and LAND that job!

Feeling nervous?

Don’t worry, before a job fair or interview it is 100% normal to feel a little anxious. Here are some tips to help you rock your next one!

Don’t forget to breathe An interview can be a high-pressure situation but it is important to take a breath and collect yourself when you are feeling nervous. When you are asked a question and you feel yourself blanking, it’s ok! Just take a breath and pause for a moment. To you, it will feel like a LONG time, but in actuality, it will be just a few seconds. Sometimes those few seconds are all you need to clear your head and refocus!

Prepare for outside forces Things like weather, traffic, and delays can cause our nerves to SKY rocket. Avoid them by leaving EARLY and planning your route. Know how long it should take you. If you’re driving get gas the night before, if you are taking the train or bus have your pass with you. Be sure to check the weather too to see if you need an umbrella or a heavier jacket so you are comfortable and stay dry when you arrive.

Pack the important things Don’t forget to bring a small notebook and pen to jot things down. You will want to review your notes when you get home so everything isn’t a blur! Also be sure to bring 40-50 copies of your resume as well as a business card if you do have them. It’s always best when you are prepared and ready to go so you aren’t stressed that you forgot something or scrambling at the last minute.

Present yourself in the best ways possible Think about how you would ideally want to present yourself as well as how you want your personality to come across to your interviewer. They are meeting you for the first time, so think about how you will come across. Practice answering questions in the mirror or record your responses and play them back. How do you sound? By prepping ahead of time and planning what you want to say, it will help build your confidence. Don't forget to smile, sit/stand up straight, listen, respond, and maintain good eye contact.

Remember to keep calm and [introduce yourself to the employer] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6d46f61d-c53b-5ec5-9d7c-69cc61713f6a) with a firm handshake. Give them a good vibe! Don't forget, they are human JUST like you and have been in your shoes. They will not only understand, but they will expect you to be a bit nervous.

Check out some other great tips to help you [prepare here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/29869635-4d8f-502f-b912-2211f8b674d8).

Wishing you the best during your job hunt! : )

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Laila Nashat
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These are some excellent tips for keeping a cool head in both an interview and job fair setting. Thanks for writing this Ashley Wilson !

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nice words to used for your stress

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The Daily Commute is Killing Me!

I commute 55 miles to and from work everyday which translates to about 75 mins each way; on a good day. Over the years, the roughly two plus hour commute and time spent in a sedentary position in front of the computer all day at work have taken tremendous toll on my health and home life. I’ve put on 20lbs, develop hypertension symptoms, and depression. I’ve tied every kind of diet and exercise plan available to help me get my weight under control with no success. My last visit to the doctor ended with a new prescription med to control my cholesterol. I’m always too exhausted or stressed to play with my 2 year old daughter when I get home and on the weekends.

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Wow I am sorry you are experiencing this. The commute aloe is a lot of stress as you are alone in your thoughts. Is there anyone you could carpool with so you would have conversation? So many others have offered great suggestions for your physical and mental health. These threads are great for all of us. I didn't want to drive so was lucky to find a job nearby. I walked one mile to and from work and felt physically healthy. But my job was a stress and I was fired a month ago. You post has motivated me to walk before/after applying for jobs. Thank you for your post.

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Similar story here. Long commute, overtime and poor sleep or the lack thereof made life hell. Til i found meditation. Sitting still 10 min before i start my day has turned my life around in 6 months time. I'm way more productive, off meds, focus is sharp and even with 5 hours of sleep a night, im way more energized. To top it all off, i quit smoking after several attempts with latches, gums, etc...it's been 5 years since. And to think it didnt cost me anything but 10 consistent minutes a day.

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Jobs for introverts

I'm someone who has autisim (well asperbergs) and anxiety, I'm also a introvert who hates group projects and small talk (specifically phone calls). Is there any type of job that doesn't have to deal with those 3 things? Just curious.

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Janice Reed
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Carlie Stanco I recommend looking into being a technical writer or accountant. I think with every job there will some form of group projects or customer interaction. As you begin to look for other options, start thinking about ways to step out of comfort zone.

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Car broke down night before Interview! Plan B..

Things don't always go as planned especially when it's a big day! My car started overheating the night before the interview. No way was i going to cancel an #interview as those are few and far between for me. I checked google maps and saw the location is 9 miles away. Luckily for me i still had a bicycle in the garage. I brought a few bottles of water and my interview clothes in a bag so they would not get sweaty. I found a bathroom a couple miles away to change in. The exercise there put me in a good mood, i got to think about what i was going to say and had a good interview. I even shared the experience with the interviewer and i think it showed him i'm not someone to give up when things don't go my way. We talked about mechanics and it lightened up the mood. They called me back for training this time i took the car. I was thinking the bike ride was actually a good thing, i might just ride my bicycle there a couple times a week. #jobsearch #stress #training #transportation #motivation #advice #inspiration #application

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Candy Baron
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I have two vehicles and a back up bicycle Great idea to share Proud of you

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Mark Franklin
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That's awesome! Way to persevere and congrats on getting invited back for the training!

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A #stressful #ANDEUTECHEXPRESSCOMPANY day

It happened that one day the work was not enough for all workers including me I was stressed because I didn't work that day to earn something

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A #stressful #FCDC day

My most stressful day consists of one single unit was in disarray at every moment they were let out and I really thought there was going to be a huge fight.

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Ashley Wilson
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That sounds awful Karen Rice I am so sorry but also glad a fight didn't ensue!

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A #stressful #Milwaukeepublicschools day

Dealing with my manager at times other than that know problems

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