WHAT IS АNGЕR?
“Pѕусhоlоgiѕt T.W. Smith says аngеr iѕ “аn unрlеаѕаnt еmоtiоn rаnging in intеnѕitу from irritаtiоn оr аnnоуаnсе tо fury оr rаgе.” Whiсh supports Mеrriаm Wеbѕtеr'ѕ dеfinitiоn оf Angеr as “а ѕtrоng fееling оf diѕрlеаѕurе аnd uѕuаllу оf аntаgоniѕm.”
We all knоw whаt аngеr iѕ, and wе'vе аll felt it: whеthеr аѕ a flееting аnnоуаnсе or as full-flеdgеd rage.
Anger iѕ a completely nоrmаl and hеаlthу human еmоtiоn.
But whеn it gets оut оf соntrоl and turnѕ dеѕtruсtivе, it can lead tо problems – at wоrk, in уоur реrѕоnаl rеlаtiоnѕhiрѕ, and in thе оvеrаll quаlitу of your lifе.
It also makes уоu feel аѕ thоugh уоu'rе аt the mеrсу оf аn unрrеdiсtаblе аnd powerful еmоtiоn.
Thiѕ article is mеаnt tо hеlр уоu undеrѕtаnd and соntrоl аngеr.
Anger iѕ “аn еmоtiоnаl ѕtаtе that varies in intеnѕitу from mild irritation tо furу аnd rаgе,” ассоrding tо Chаrlеѕ Sрiеlbеrgеr, PhD, a рѕусhоlоgiѕt whо specializes in the study of аngеr.
Like other еmоtiоnѕ, it iѕ ассоmраniеd bу рhуѕiоlоgiсаl аnd biоlоgiсаl сhаngеѕ; whеn you gеt аngrу, your hеаrt rаtе and blооd рrеѕѕurе go uр, аѕ dо the levels оf уоur energy, hоrmоnеѕ, cortisols and аdrеnаlinе.
Anger саn be caused bу both еxtеrnаl аnd internal еvеntѕ.
Yоu соuld be angry at a specific реrѕоn (such as a соwоrkеr оr supervisor) оr an event (a trаffiс jаm, a саnсеlеd flight), оr аngеr соuld bе caused by worrying оr brооding аbоut your реrѕоnаl рrоblеmѕ. Mеmоriеѕ оf trаumаtiс оr enraging еvеntѕ саn also triggеr аngrу feelings.
Thе results, frоm a ѕurvеу conducted in thе U.K. by thе Mеntаl Health Foundation, suggests thаt many of us will encounter situations at wоrk whеrе еmоtiоnѕ run high, аnd саn ѕрill оvеr into anger.
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Are you ready to request for a salary increase?
It might well be that you are due one – in the UK, the national salary surveys from the CIPD reveal how only 58% of public sector companies gave annual pay rises to employees in 2016 when before the financial crisis the figure stood at 73%.
Since purse strings have been tightened in many organizations across the globe, you need to know how and when to seek a raise. In this guide, you'll receive four of the most important salary increase tips to arm yourself with.
These will reveal:
So, keep reading to guarantee you are in for a pay rise this year.
#1: HAVE A SUM IN MIND AND MAKE SURE IT'S REALISTIC
The most important thing about asking for a raise is to be specific about what you want. You can't just walk to your boss and go “I'd want a raise”.
Your boss might well answer to you by asking “How much?” and if you don't know what to respond to this, you might not end up with a raise you wanted or deserved.
The secret to any negotiation – and that what salary discussions are – is to know what your desired outcome is.
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Do you have a company in mind you would love to join? It might be that you know the kind of organizations you'd love to work for but there's a problem: they aren't hiring.
But just because a company isn't openly looking to fill a position does it mean they wouldn't be interested if the right talent comes along.
It never hurts to try if you want your favorite career. For these occasions, you want to send a letter of interest to the company to test the ice. In the following sections, you'll learn:
There will also be a template for formatting your letter and two examples for inspiration.
WHAT'S A LETTER OF INTEREST?
You'd use a letter of interest when you want to work in a specific company or in a specific role but you're not sure about the job opportunities available. This letter is also known as an introduction or inquiry letter because of its querying nature. It's to showcase your interest and to find out about opportunities. You might have a desire to work with a specific corporation and you just want to try the ice to see if opportunities are there.
In the letter, you will outline your interest in the company as well as a specific position with the company, looking for more information about the opportunities available. It's about checking whether employment options are out there.
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Whenever you're faced with a situation where you're in a room with random people, you can feel a little cautious. Meeting and training sessions can be awkward. Even when you've spent a lot of time working in a team, you might realize you don't really know the people around you that well.
For these moments, ice breaker games and teambuilding exercises can be a great way to kick-start things. While there are plenty of bad games out there, the following ten are sure to break the ice and help the team become better at communicating with each other.
1. FIND THE COMMONALITY
The game is a perfect team bonding game.
You'll need a group of people divided into pairs or larger groups of three to five, depending on the group size. You can play this game in any office setting.
The game will take around 10 to 15 minutes to finish.
The groups or pairs will have to take a few minutes trying to find one thing they have in common. This could be a thing they have or something they like doing. You can even make it about statements they both agree with.
However, it can't be something obvious such as that they both have a nose or they all work for the same company.
You also don't want it to be something broad, such as that they both love to eat. Better commonalities would be things like “We both liked Band X in High School” or “We both made our first travel abroad at the age of 20”.
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Why it's good?
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You've done your studies and you're out there looking for a job. You might spend months trying to find one and the job offers just don't seem to come. It's common to start feeling the panic kick in. Why can't you just find a job?
The employment rate for recent graduates has declined. According to the latest figures by the European Union, the region is still suffering from the financial crisis of 2008 and the young people are feeling the heat the worst. The situation isn't much different elsewhere in the developed world.
But, surely, you can do something to find job? Here's some expert advice on how to get your career started.
UNDERSTAND YOUR OPTIONS
Before you sink into the mindset that finding a job is the only option you have right now, you need to take a breather.
Your graduation doesn't automatically need to result in employment and even if you go down that route, you still have different options in terms of the kind of employment you seek.
Therefore, you need to stay calm and understand what paths are available and which might be the best for you.
The four paths to follow after graduation
So, take a moment and think about your options before you jump on the job hunt bandwagon. You have four major routes to follow as a recent graduate. The first two are options that don't involve getting a job. You could: