Prevent Yourself From Having A Career Burnout

Career burnouts can happen for so many different reasons, and we know that they can mean the difference between finding success within your career, or wishing you could move to another job role. Some people have multiple career burnouts each year, depending on what it is that they’re doing as a role.

For example, the public services are stretched beyond belief, which leads to long working hours and all whilst done under immense pressure to save lives or to keep the public safe. But someone behind an office desk can easily experience a burnout as well. It’s all about the nature of the business that you work for, or perhaps even run.

Business owners face immense stress to try to keep their investment afloat, which doesn’t always work the way they would want it to. It can cause so many other problems in life. Keep reading to find ways to avoid a career burnout, and why you might be on your way to one.

 

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Signs You’re On Your Way To Burnout

There will no doubt be many times in your career where you want to throw in the towel. You’ll wish that there was something you could do that would mean you don’t have to work for the rest of your life. But chances of winning the lottery are rather slim. 

Signs to look out for are constant stress about work outside of the workplace. If you go home and rant and rave about your day and then find yourself losing sleep over it, you’re on your way to burnout.

Or, if you feel like you have completely given up and you’re putting minimal effort into your daily tasks, you also might be close to burnout. Snapping a lot at your colleagues could also be a sign.

The Most Stressful Careers

Nursing can be a very stressful career. There’s a massive recruitment drive at the minute for nurses. The pressure to do everything right is immense, which has a huge impact on the life of a nurse.

If you’re in a demanding and stressful career that isn’t fulfilling, one way to avoid a burnout is to explore a different avenue. If you do your masters nursing degree you could then go on to do a teaching role. Being a lecturer is arguably stressful in many ways, but not as much as being a ward nurse. There are always different career avenues to explore, no matter what job role you have.  

How To Avoid Burnout 

Avoid burnout by making sure that you do your assigned tasks and nothing more unless you receive more compensation or a promotion that you desire. The most common reason people experience a burnout is that they take on too much responsibility to try to impress others—without a raise or some type reward. And often, this leads to intense personal stress and pressure.

If that happens to you, take a step back and reevaluate whether this role is the right fit for you or if there’s something you need to stop doing or negotiate. Reach out and find the support of others, which will help you to figure out the next best steps to take. 

 

Why a Career in Nursing Is Becoming More Lucrative Every Year

Nursing used to be seen as one of the lower-level jobs in the healthcare industry. After all, nurses were viewed as assistants to doctors, doing smaller tasks that often didn’t require the same level of medical knowledge as their seniors.

This has changed drastically over the past two decades.

Nursing has now become an incredibly lucrative and fulfilling career choice, and here’s why.

  • Nursing opens you up to more healthcare opportunities. A nurse has an intermediate level of healthcare knowledge, but it’s very general and can easily be adapted to fit into different situations.

  • Nursing is a fulfilling career choice. As more people quit their office jobs in search of something more meaningful, nurses have stuck with their profession of choice because it gives them a meaningful career.

  • Nursing offers multiple streams of income. While a lot of nurses have their main job at a healthcare clinic or hospital, starting your own self-employed nursing opportunity isn’t as far-fetched as you think.

  • Nurses are always in demand no matter where you are. Even if you move to a different country in the future, nursing offers you skills that will help you find employment no matter where you are.

Below is an infographic that talks about nurse practitioners and their importance in the industry. Since it’s extremely time-consuming for doctors and physicians to see every patient, a lot of basic healthcare needs are now handled by nurse practitioners that are increasing the overall quality of care while decreasing costs.

 


Infographic by Bradley University

Harmful Digital Marketing Strategies To Avoid

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Looking for ways to promote your company online? There are many ways to do so, but in this post, we’ll focus on what NOT to do. Here are a few dodgy digital marketing tactics that are best avoided:

 

Email Spamming

Spamming someone over and over again with continuous promotional emails isn’t likely to have much of a positive impact. Your emails will end up in their spam folder – which means they won’t get read. Even if that person has subscribed to your mailing list, they may unsubscribe if you keep bombarding them with emails.

Most small companies can benefit from sending no more than two emails per week. Focus on improving the quality of these emails rather than focusing on quantity.

 

Keyword Stuffing

Using keywords on your site can help to bump up its search engine rankings. However,  avoid using too many of the same keyword on one page. Using the same term continuously looks unnatural and will affect the readability of your website. It could even damage your rankings if it looks obviously spammy.

To incorporate keywords more naturally, you’re much better off investing in the help of a search engine optimization agency. Such agencies can also use other SEO tactics like link building and improving site speed – all of which can also improve your rankings.

 

Pop-up Overuse

Most of us hate pop-ups. While they can be useful for getting people to subscribe to mailing lists, accept cookies and accept other notifications – too many of them can start to become a nuisance. This is particularly the case with full-screen pop-ups that interrupt users trying to get information.

Too many of them could even cause visitors to leave your site out of frustration. As a result, it’s best to keep these pop-ups to a minimum – use no more than three, minimize usage of full-screen pop-ups and don’t trigger them all to open the moment the visitor arrives.

 

Buying Followers

Having lots of social media followers can help your business to seem bigger and more successful. However, buying followers isn’t the way to go about it. When you buy followers, they’re largely inactive accounts. Social media sites have taken steps to delete these inactive accounts in recent years to curb this behavior (in other words, you could buy a load of followers, only to have them all vanish in a couple years).

It’ll also look suspicious having lots of followers but little interaction from these followers. All in all, you’re much better off trying to build followers through paid social advertising and by coming up with creative posts.

 

Faking Reviews

Much like buying followers, faking reviews is a way of lying to yourself. If you’ve got lots of negative reviews and want to counterbalance these with some positive reviews, faking your own positive reviews won’t address the real problem.

Instead, focus on making customers happy and then encouraging these happy customers to leave positive reviews. Avoid writing fake negative reviews of competitors at all costs – if found out, you could be sued for defamation.

When building up the presence of your business and brand, think long-term. It pays to be patient, and you’ll have a longer run of success than quick, cheap bursts of results.

5 Steps To Increase Employee Participation In Your Retirement Plan

The benefits you offer as an employer do more than attract the right people to your business. They also help your employees prepare for the future, including any unexpected events that might occur in their lives. One of the most important benefits you can offer is a retirement plan.

However, many business owners and employees don’t think far enough ahead to take full advantage of them. If you run your own company, you’ll want to consider how you can encourage your personnel to participate in such a program. It can benefit their long-term financial health while also providing significant tax savings.

One of the best ways you can boost enrollment in your retirement plan is through education. Taking the time to teach your employees about the general concepts of investing and how it can work for them will demonstrate how and why they should participate. Offering this information in a variety of formats ensures that you’ll reach every segment of your workforce.

Having as many of your people in your retirement program as possible is good for you and for them. For some additional tips you can use to get more employees to sign up, take a look at the accompanying guide.

 

Guide created by Mowery & Schoenfeld

How Can You Take Your Music Career To The Next Step?

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When you’re in your bedroom, writing and recording songs, it can often feel as though you’re doing it for no one but yourself. Sure, you might show things to the people in your life, but the idea of your music being heard by thousands of people all around the world can feel so distant as to be almost impossible.

And, for a long time, that was the case. For a long time, if you didn’t have someone like a record label distributing your music then no one was ever going to be able to hear it. However, all of that has changed, thanks to one thing: the internet. The internet has created an environment in which it really never has been easier for you to not only spread your music to as wide an audience as possible, but also to actually make some money from it. With that in mind, here are some ways that using the internet can improve your music career.

 

Streaming

If there’s one thing that’s changed the face of the music industry more than just about anything over the last ten years, it’s streaming. If iTunes killed the physical CD, then services like Spotify killed the iTunes store. Being able to get your music on Spotify can seem like a serious challenge, but it’s not as difficult as you might think.

Not only that, but it can help you reach an incredibly wide audience that you might have never come into contact with. Additionally, plenty of other streaming services like Soundcloud and Bandcamp means that you’re able to put your music in as many places as possible, maximizing the size of the audience that you’re getting.

 

Social Media

If there’s one thing that has always been difficult for a lot of aspiring bands and artists, it’s getting the word out about their music. And sure, a lot of the old school methods are still great. Putting up flyers, talking to local record shops about stocking your music, and playing gigs are never going to stop being crucial parts of self-promotion. However, the internet has offered us something entirely new that you need to take advantage of. That is, of course, social media.

Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow you to connect directly with your audience and offer a more personal connection than you might ever have been able to achieve before. After all, Twitter gives musicians and their fans a chance to actually talk to each other in a way that has never previously been possible. A band with a strong social media presence is always going to be more successful than one without it. Not only that, but it gives you the chance to record and put out things outside of studio recordings.

Check out this list of the top 10 portable recorders for live music. That way you can record live performances and put them out on social media. Offering your fans and followers a consistent amount of high-quality content is a great way to keep them interested.

 

Of course, just like anything else, the internet is a tool that you need to be able to use. If the music that you’re creating isn’t up to scratch then it won’t matter how well you spread it around or promote it. Make sure that you don’t try to rely on things like the internet to make your career a success rather than actually putting in the work. Quality always comes first.