Making the Most Out of Your Career

We spend many of our waking hours at work, so we better love what we do. So how can you work more joyfully, not to mention more intelligently and quickly? Finding your creative flow and sparking innovative juices is important, as is pulling together in team spirit. 

Of course, for some individuals–those who suffer from conditions like acute stress disorder, for instance–careers are affected by issues beyond normal behavior. 

Recent Posts on Career

6 Questions to Ask Yourself to Create the Dream Career

Get yourself on the right career path by reflecting on these six powerful questions before making the next move.

The Privilege of Sexual Freedom

By Laurie B. Mintz Ph.D. on July 04, 2015 in Stress and Sex
This Fourth of July, as you watch the fireworks and celebrate our country’s freedom, please remember that sexual freedom is a human right that not everyone has. Please appreciate your freedom and at the same time, consider helping those who don’t have this freedom.

Three Essential Steps for Career Planning Success

By Megan Dalla-Camina on July 04, 2015 in Real Women
Key strategies for focussing on the essential elements you need for career success.

Parenting Without Punishment: A Humanist Perspective, Part 3

Tragically, since recorded history corporal punishment has been the “default” system for disciplining children. In the past century, however, evidence demonstrating its ineffectiveness has mounted to the degree that it can no longer—whether ethically or pragmatically—be justified. It’s therefore regrettable that today it's still common in the U.S.

Do Dietary Supplements Really Work?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on July 03, 2015 in Talking Apes
The evidence for dietary supplements is scant, and they’re unlikely to afford any benefit beyond what a healthy diet and an active lifestyle can provide.

The Dejobbing of Society and What to Do About It

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 02, 2015 in How To Do Life
The synthesis of my interviews, readings, and thoughts on the subject.

10 Best Career Advice Websites

By Brad Waters on July 01, 2015 in Design Your Path
Need career advice? Here are 10 of my favorite career websites for 2015.

Developments in the Treatment of PTSD Nightmares, Part 2

Two weeks ago, I posted part 1 of my interview with Dr. Murray Raskind about his pioneering work in the field of PTSD and the treatment of nightmares. Here is the second half of our interview.

Six Ways to Create a Culture of Ethics in Any Organization

Often we hear about unethical and egregious behavior of organizations and their leaders that seem intent on screwing their customers, lying and cheating, and laughing all the way to the bank.Yet, there are many ways that organizations can create a culture that supports and nurtures ethics. And good ethics is good business in the end. What have so many not gotten the memo?

Eight Ways to Move on From Failure & Disappointment

Failure and disappointment are an inevitable part of life, yet they can be challenging and difficult to deal with. Research shows that persistence and determination are just as or more important to success than natural talent. Here are 8 tools to help you get back out there and keep putting your best self forward.

Your Commute Could Be Killing Your Happiness

If reducing your commute isn't an option, changing your attitude could combat the negative effects of a lengthy commute.

Finding Your Power Through Writing

The practice of writing, journaling in particular, can be a powerful tool to help you understand your passions and life purpose. Writing is a way to tap into your subconscious mind and learn about your true self. The transcendent feelings that comes in knowing this can be awe-inspiring and life-changing. The article also includes journaling prompts.

Put Your Strengths to Work!

Do you have the chance to do what you best each day? Not just now and again. Not even just most days. But each and every day?

Taking Action Against Burnout: First Steps

After consulting a couple of life and career coaches, I'm starting the work of loving my work again.

A Workover: Should You Follow Your Passion?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 29, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

The Real Problem With Work

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on June 28, 2015 in Hidden Motives
Men and women suffer from the same problem on the job: too much work

Workover: A Retired Analyst Needs a Job

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 28, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

A Workover: A NonProfity Person is Sick of Abusively Low Pay

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 27, 2015 in How To Do Life
She always KNEW she'd have a career in museums but can only get low-pay gigs.

4 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Slowing down can actually speed up your productivity. Minor lifestyle changes can go a long way to helping you work smarter, not not harder.

What's the Best Career For Me? A Quick Way to Identify It

Try this quick three-question visualization to learn the essence of the kind of work you most enjoy doing.

Interpersonal Mistreatment as a Work Demand

Interpersonal mistreatment may be one of the demands that an employee faces at work. This post explores possible causes and consequences of interpersonal mistreatment, and discusses opportunities for thriving in the presence of this work demand.

A 20-Second Experiment in Racial Stereotypes

A 20-second demonstration of where stereotypes come from. Knowledge is power.

23 Mental Health Professionals Interviewed About Their Jobs

By Brad Waters on June 24, 2015 in Design Your Path
Going behind the scenes with 23 mental health professionals to gain insight into the pros and cons of the industry.

Curiosity: The Top Trait Among Those Who Succeed

By Gregg Levoy on June 24, 2015 in Passion!
How the power of passionate curiosity—what Buddhists call "beginner's mind"—can help us thrive.

Developments in the Treatment of PTSD Nightmares, Part 1

"What Dreams May Come: Treating the Nightmares of PTSD" was a blog post I published in November 2013. It remains a very popular post, which continues to receive many views and comments. In light of this, on 5/22/2015 I interviewed Dr. Murray Raskind about his pioneering work in the field of PTSD and the treatment of nightmares.

Ways to Push Past Creative Burnout

How to reignite passion when the flame has burned out? Talking to life/career coaches about burnout.

College and Mr. Gates

By Mack R. Hicks Ph.D. on June 23, 2015 in Digital Pandemic
Bill Gates should be applauded for his generous donations to education, but his blanket call for 11 million college grads won't accomplish much, and could hinder career education.

Where Training Fails

By Donna Flagg on June 23, 2015 in Office Diaries
Behaviors and knowledge need to be separated for training programs to work.

Cupid at the Office

Many of us would like to think that our personal and professional lives are separate. Our work life seems to be a parallel universe filled with coworkers and casual relationships with acquaintances.

Preparing to Serve

All sub-disciplines of psychology are represented in the general field of military psychology. Thus, the field offers opportunities for psychologists with interest in clinical practice, teaching, basic and applied research, and consulting.