Doostang News March 21: How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

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We all have those days at work that never end – you can’t stay focused, unexpected obstacles keep appearing out of nowhere, and work starts to pile up.  Feelings of frustration and hopelessness at work often make their way into the rest of your life, causing more stress at the office, and so a vicious cycle begins.  Check out our list below for a few things that you can do to stay on top of everything at work.

Make Lists

When you’re particularly busy, it’s easy to forget about something important, which can lead to further problems and further stress.  If you start to feel as though the workload is becoming too much, take a few minutes to write down everything that you need to do.  Aside from keeping you organized, doing so will often lead you to realize that all those things that you need to accomplish are more manageable than you thought.

Communicate with your Boss

If things feel as though they’re getting away from you, it’s important to connect with your boss from time to time.  Perhaps you need to go over a complicated project, ask for an extension, or even just talk things over with someone.  It’s better to keep your boss in the loop and let him or her know what’s going on – they might be able to help you out, but even if not, at least this way they’ll know to look out for things a little later than expected.  Failure to communicate could lead to more problems.

Ask for Help

If there’s too much on your plate, don’t be afraid to ask a coworker to lend a hand.  Many will be happy to help you out, especially if you’re willing to return the favor in the future.  Enlisting someone’s help also has the added benefit of getting another opinion on a matter, or seeing how someone else approaches the same project – in a possibly more productive manner.  Don’t be shy or assume that others will be unwilling to help you just because they are busy too.

Feeling overwhelmed at work is a slippery slope.  For many individuals, the more overwhelmed they feel the less productive they are, which complicates things further.  So even when you’re at your busiest, take some extra time to get yourself organized and don’t be afraid to reach out to others for a little help.

Until next time,

The Doostang Team

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: March 14 – 20


Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.


Investment Research Support Analyst, New York, NY – Investment Research & Advisory Boutique seeks Investment Research Support Analyst.


Associate, Washington, DC – Top Boutique Management Consulting Firm seeks Associate.


Equity Analyst, Boston, MA – Leading Private Banking & Investment Management Company seeks Equity Analyst.


Sr. Analyst – Strategy, Chicago, IL – Innovative E-Commerce Company seeks Sr. Analyst – Strategy.


Business Development Financial Analyst, Los Angeles, CA – Boutique Private Investment Firm seeks a Financial Analyst Intern.


Business Analyst, Washington, DC – Nonprofit-Focused Management Consulting Firm seeks a Business Analyst.


Finance Coordinator, New York, NY – Leading Religious Organization seeks Finance Coordinator.

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Savvy Internet Job Search Strategies

By Alesia Benedict, CPRW, JCTC – GetInterviews.com

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The Internet has become an integral component in almost everyone’s job search. Despite its power to remove boundaries, using the Internet in your job search is not without risk. Savvy strategies will help promote your search and protect personal information, while keeping the job search under wraps from your current employer.

Don’t Get Scammed

With Internet job searches, almost all correspondence between you and a prospective employer may be conducted via email. While that is not extraordinary, you still need to protect yourself if you are unable to find other evidence of the company’s reputation or existence. Even if you have phone contact with a representative of the company, you need to research the firm to ensure their legitimacy. Don’t get pulled into a scam because of your eagerness to obtain employment. Research the company before you get a request for personal information such as your social security number or driver’s license.  Look for specific feedback about the company online to help you determine your next step in interactions.

Keep It Quiet

Most job seekers begin to look for work before they leave their current employment – for basic financial reasons.  However, that doesn’t mean you want your current employer to know.  It is the rare supervisor who is pleased to learn that a key staff member is looking for other work. Never use company resources or time to devote to your job search. Use a personal cell phone or home phone number as a contact. Open a dedicated email account to provide an address other than one associated with your current employer. Even though it may be tempting to make just one copy of your resume at work, don’t risk it. Go to the library or local copy center and spend the few cents for a copy.

Protect Your Privacy

As noted, consider setting up a separate email account solely for use in your job search. When setting up your accounts with major online job sites, be certain to devise user names and passwords that differ from your other accounts. Keep personal, current work and job search accounts separate as much as possible.

Use privacy settings on job search and social media sites. Most major job sites allow your search information to remain confidential. With social media sites, double-check your privacy settings and those who may have access to your postings. You may have included your present employer at one time. Update settings during your job search, so that postings on Facebook about your job search don’t end up at your employer’s inbox.

LinkedIn is Not Facebook

LinkedIn is a professional networking site. Avoid the temptation to include any postings about negative job experiences. This is a site to highlight your strengths. If you feel the need to post on how your current boss unfairly reprimanded you, save it for Facebook and make sure your privacy settings are in place. Better yet, just talk to a friend or family member about it in person. Even with privacy settings, you cannot ensure postings will not migrate beyond Facebook. Such postings may damage your career search when they resurface elsewhere online.

Double-check any employment dates or information posted on LinkedIn against your resume. Any discrepancies in time-lines or information could severely damage your job search.

Identity Theft Protection

Most job seekers are eager to share information with potential employers, but be cautious of providing too much information too soon. Of course, basic contact information is necessary early in the job search process. Once you have determined that you are communicating with a legitimate company, sharing address and phone number via email or your resume are normal parts of the job search. As the negotiations continue, you will be required to provide social security number and complete background checks.  When posting your resume online or sending it electronically, only contact information is necessary to include. Limiting the amount of personal information will help protect you from identity theft.

Take a step back from your job search and objectively review your online presence and job search strategies. Although impossible to maintain complete control of information on the Internet, you can be savvy about privacy settings and how you choose to post your resume. Protecting your privacy is an important component in accelerating your job search.

About the Author: Alesia Benedict, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC) is the President of GetInterviews.com, the country’s leading resume writing firm. They provide professionals with customized, branded resumes and career marketing documents. Her and her firm’s credentials include being cited by JIST Publications as one of the “best resume writers in North America,” quoted as a career expert in The Wall Street Journal, and published in a whopping 25+ career books. Established in 1994, the firm has aided more than 100,000 job seekers to date. All resume writers are certified writers. GetInterviews.com offers a free resume critique and their services come with a wonderful guarantee — interviews in 30 days or they’ll rewrite for free!

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: March 7 – 13


Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.


Private Equity Analyst, Atlanta, GA – Top Boutique Private Equity Firm seeks a Private Equity Analyst.


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Market Research Associate, Chicago, IL – Premier Multi-Disciplinary, Employee-Owned Consulting Firm seeks Market Research Associate.


Intern, New York, NY – Growth Private Equity Firm seeks Full-Time Intern.


Associate/Chief of Staff, Los Angeles, CA – Premier Boutique Search Firm seeks Associate / Chief of Staff.


Hedge Fund Analyst, Washington, DC – Hedge Fund Focused on Domestic Equity seeks Hedge Fund Analyst.

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: February 28 – March 6


Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.


Healthcare Analyst, New York, NY – Top-Tier Hedge Fund seeks Healthcare Analyst.


Management Development Associate, Los Angeles, CA – Top Industrial Supply Company seeks Management Development Associate.


Real Estate Private Equity Associate, Washington, DC – Well-Capitalized Real Estate Investment Manager seeks a Real Estate Private Equity Associate.


Healthcare Strategy Consultant, Burlington, MA – Top 50 Strategy Consulting Firm seeks Healthcare Strategy Consultant.


Associate – Technology Investment, Baltimore, MD – Top-Tier Entertainment Firm seeks Financial Analyst.


Management Development, Atlanta, GA – Preeminent Equipment Manufacturer & Distributor seeks Management Training.


Internship, Philadelphia, PA – Prominent Financial Consultancy seeks Intern.

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: Feb 7 – 13


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Business Associate, New York, NY – Developer of Easy-to-Use Energy Efficiency Technologies seeks a Business Associate.


Analyst, Chicago, IL – Chicago-Based Private Equity Firm seeks an Analyst.

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: Jan 31 – Feb 6


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Investment Banking Analyst, New York, NY – Private Investment Banking Firm seeks Investment Banking Analyst.


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Analyst, Cambridge, MA – Leading Global Strategy & Economics Consulting Firm seeks an Analyst.


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Alternative Investments Analyst, New York, NY – Leading Portfolio Manager seeks Alternative Investments Analyst.

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: Jan 24 – 30


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Internship, San Francisco, CA – Research-Centric Boutique Investment Bank seeks an Intern.


Marketing Associate, Washington, DC – Rapidly-Growing Consumer Health & Wellness Company seeks Marketing Associate.


Analyst Fellow, New York, NY – Industry Leader in Real Estate, Economic Development, and Public Policy Consulting seeks Analyst Fellow.


Sr. Consultant – Healthcare, Boston, MA – Premier Healthcare Industry Consulting Firm seeks a Sr. Consultant.


Pre-MBA Private Equity Associate, San Francisco, CA – Middle-Market Private Equity Firm seeks Pre-MBA Private Equity Associate.


Entry Level Paralegal, Washington, DC – Leading Global Legal Firm seeks Entry Level Paralegal.


Investment Banking Associate, Atlanta, GA – Leading Independent Investment Bank seeks Investment Banking Associate.

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