Making the Most Out of Your Career

We spend many of our waking hours at work, so we better love what we do. Herein, how can you work more joyfully, not to mention more intelligently and quickly? Finding your creative flow and sparking innovative juices are important, as is pulling together in team spirit. Of course, for some individuals–those who suffer from conditions like acute stress disorder–careers are affected by issues beyond normal behavior. 

Recent posts on Career

The Lazy, Yes Lazy, Job Seeker

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in How To Do Life
What might actually help.
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Happy at Work

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on February 19, 2018 in Culture in Mind
According to several recent Gallup polls, most Americans are unhappy at work. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Low-Risk, High-Payoff Self-Employment

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 19, 2018 in How To Do Life
Un-MBA Ideas from the new book, Careers for Dummies.

When You Desperately Want a Raise

Take these steps to take to improve your odds of getting one.

14 Careers to Consider and Five Overrated Ones

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in How To Do Life
Top picks from my new book, Careers for Dummies.

How to Feel Good at Work

Learn how to use your imagination to increase happiness at work.

Managing Your Time and Your Procrastination

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 15, 2018 in How To Do Life
Managing your time well and avoiding procrastination usually requires a combination of the psychological and tactical.

Why Do Writers Write?

Over the years, theory upon theory has put been forth regarding the rationale for writers doing what they do.

Tips on Management and Leadership

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 14, 2018 in How To Do Life
Ideas from my new book, Careers for Dummies.

What Psychologists Do and Don't Look Like

A new survey indicates that psychologists are not as diverse as the clients they serve. But the cultural relevance of psychotherapy is more important than psychologist ethnicity.

Tips for Succeeding in Your Job

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in How To Do Life
Ideas from my new book, Careers for Dummies.

You Screwed Up at Work, Here's How to Clean Up the Mess

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in Adaptation
Everyone makes mistakes. But not everyone recovers successfully. Here are my top 5 strategies for managing the aftermath.
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Dealing with a Difficult Boss

Have a difficult boss? If you are considering quitting your job just to get away, realize that there are other options.

3 Things That Hurt Your Sense of Belonging at Work

Do you feel like you don't belong at work? These might be the reasons why.

Some People Call Them Posts, Attorneys Call Them Exhibit A

By Sue Scheff on February 12, 2018 in Shame Nation
Everything you send or post today has the potential to end up in a court of law, and 1 in 10 people will share your private information without your permission.

Tips for Landing a Good Job

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in How To Do Life
Ideas from my new book, Careers for Dummies, for people who dislike networking.

Work Addiction and 'Workaholism'

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in In Excess
Research into 'workaholism' and 'work addiction' appears to have grown over the last decade and most view the constructs as interchangeable. But is that really the case?

Choosing a Career

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 11, 2018 in How To Do Life
Tips from my forthcoming book, Careers for Dummies.

Your Distracted Mind at Work, Part 2

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on February 11, 2018 in Career Transitions
Distracted all the time? Here are ten tips to improve your focus and increase flow.

Your Distracted Mind at Work, Part 1

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on February 11, 2018 in Career Transitions
The frenzy is here to stay. But we can learn to cope and improve our attention and focus.

When a Bad Leader Ruins a Great Work Team

A bad leader can take a cohesive, productive work team and cause it to perform worse, or absolutely ruin it.

The Pros and Cons of Having a "Side Hustle"

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on February 08, 2018 in In Practice
How to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of a side hustle.
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2017: The Year of the Narcissist

By Alan A. Cavaiola Ph.D. on February 06, 2018 in Beyond Bullying
A common factor in so many leading news stories in 2017 involved narcissistic behaviors and traits. Find out why.

Are You Using Open Questions as Springboards to Creativity?

By Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on February 04, 2018 in Our Innovating Minds
What makes for good creative feedback?

Using Envy to Your Advantage

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on February 04, 2018 in Career Transitions
Envy can be the first step to a happier future. Instead of comparing yourself negatively to others, develop a plan to make your life one that others will envy.

Inflated Job Titles

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 04, 2018 in How To Do Life
A new manifestation of our embracing hype.

10 Practices for New Employees

Here are 10 practices so that new employees can hit the ground running and succeed.
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Becoming a Police Psychologist

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on February 02, 2018 in Cop Doc
The first step is getting your foot in the door. Here are three suggestions.

11 Tips for Balancing Worklife, Creative Life, and Family

By Jennifer Haupt on February 02, 2018 in One True Thing
"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." — Marcelle Proust

3 Keys to Enhancing Your Love Life After Retirement

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on February 02, 2018 in Mindful Anger
Treat your partner like you did when you first met — with the newness and sexiness of young love — and you’ll live happily ever after-retirement.