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Reduce work stress

Around 92% of employees in the US alone have been more stressed out at work over the past five years than they were before the recession, according to Right Management. Work stress is a silent killer that can ruin anyone’s life and career, albeit it can be stopped and reduced with some simple life tips.

Additionally, the American Psychological Association states that nearly a quarter of Americans currently feel like they are under “extreme stress,” largely related to job security and financial issues. This life-wrecking pressure can’t go on and has to be addressed and reduced, for a long healthy and productive life and career.
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Online recruiter CyberCoders.com released the year 2012 results of their survey of the US cities which pay the highest average salary for technology jobs. Established tech hubs such as San Jose, San Francisco and New York’s silicon alley rank highest in pay versus smaller cities such as Phoenix, St. Louis and Tampa. CyberCoders analyzed more than 3,000 technical job titles from around the nation to determine the highest paying cities for technology jobs.

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Successful recruiting might prove to be an allusive target, but Novo which is an American managed-recruitment outsourcing firm, uses advanced search techniques to deliver more qualified candidates at half the average price in the market.

In 2011, Novo recruiters filled over 500 professional positions at an average cost per hire of only 11%. Those recruiters shared 4 key recruiting tips and strategies for successful recruiting, and they are:
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Are you seeking a job in the Middle East or the fast-developing (oil-rich) Gulf States? Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and maybe Oman?

One may say, there are many online job search websites and recruitment online boards that can help you achieve just that.

There are also those “famous” recruitment agencies, but the fact is you need to go through them with a fine comb. Unfortunately, many of those are plain spammers. Read more

Like many others, I thought it won’t happen to me, but it did; I was made redundant after receiving a simple termination letter.

The project assigned to me in Dubai got “put to sleep“, pending global economy recovery.

To mark that day, I’m posting a copy of my letter of termination…

…to remind myself (and the reader as well) always not to rely too long on a job…

… and to always work on creating passive income resources to save me from getting another letter like that. Read more