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How I dealt with being bullied at work

Bullying at work is defined as

“repeated, unreasonable behaviours, where the behaviours create a risk to health and safety”.

Bullying can include such behaviours as:

    • Abusive, insulting, or offensive language;
    • unjustified criticism or complaints; and
  • setting unreasonable timelines or constantly changing deadlines.

http://beyondbullying.com.au

Have you ever been bullied at work or anywhere else? Are you stuck in a job where you don’t feel appreciated? What are you going to do about it?

Contact me, and let’s talk about it.

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What do you need?

After working with an awesome coach, Regina green http://makingfaithmoves.com, I’ve realised that I’m not just a career transition coach. I do more than that. I inspire, encourage and empower people to find what they’d love to do and gain the courage to do it, whether that be in their career or any other area of life.

 

I want to add value to you with these podcasts. So, please go to my home page http://amandaheal.com.au, locate this blog post, and comment, letting me know the following:

  • What do you need to be inspired for?
  • What do you want to be encouraged about? and
  • What do you need to be empowered to do?
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Top Tips for Greater Productivity

Time management:
* As time is fixed and energy isn’t, managing energy is far more effective than managing time;
* we are at our most creative when we are most relaxed;
* Most adults need 6–10 hours of sleep per night.

Productivity tip: Manage your energy rather than your time.

Multitasking:
* We don’t multitask, we really just switch between tasks;
* We lose momentum every time we switch tasks;
* We lose 20 minutes each time we switch tasks.

Productivity tip: Do one thing at a time, and remove all distractions

Task lists:
* 80% of the tasks on our lists shouldn’t be there;
* The most important tasks aren’t necessarily the most urgent ones;
* Don’t spend more time managing the list than doing what is most important;
* If a task will take more than 2 minutes to do, don’t add it to the list, but just do it.

Productivity tip: eliminate, delegate or automate as many tasks on your list as possible.

Disorder:
* Disorganised workspaces, hard drives and inboxes increase stress and decrease efficiency and productivity;
* Order makes us feel good, and increases productivity.

Productivity tip: Restoring order, while taking time in the short run, will save time in the long run.

Accessability:
* Being constantly accessible leads to constant distractions;
* Turn everything off when you need to focus – this is only temporary;
* Giving access to everyone reduces your accessibility to those who need it most, so prioritise your accessibility.

Productivity tip: Set aside periods of the day when you are not accessible.

Responsiveness:
* Prioritise who to respond to, and resist the pressure to answer immediately;
* Periods of unresponsiveness are necessary for focus;
* A study conducted by Adobe showed that US workers spend 6.3 hours per day checking email.

Productivity tip: Set aside periods during the day especially for responding to email and social media, and limit responses to these times.

Technology:
* It takes time to adopt new technology , as there is always a learning curve;
* Constant switching can limit productivity;
* If your approach to productivity is broken, new technology won’t fix it;
* New technology doesn’t guarantee improved productivity.

Productivity tip: Evaluate your approach to productivity rather than the device that supports it.

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Top Tips On Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

Photo

  • This should be a current, professional headshot, if possible.

Summary

  • This is very important, as employers won’t read any further if they don’t like your summary;
  • The summary should be concise but should give a good overview of you;
  • LinkedIn doesn’t allow for formatting of headings or bullet points, but you can use asterisks, grater than signs or other symbols at the beginning of headings, or to make bullet points stand out;
  • Include links to relevant videos and documents that demonstrate your achievements.

Employment history

  • as with a resume, employment history should be in reverse chronological order;
  • Include relevant skills developed during each job, and include a maximum of 3 achievements for each job;
  • An achievement is not something you are being paid to do e.g. meeting a target;
  • Use verbs;
  • include any awards received, significant projects, any voluntary work you’ve undertaken, and anything you’ve published in the appropriate sections of your profile.

Education

  • This should be in chronological order;
  • Remember to include TAFE courses, industry related training and in-house courses;
  • If you have obtained any certificate qualifications, include these in the certificates section of your profile;
  • if you are fluent in more than one language, include the additional languages in the appropriate section of your LinkedIn profile.

Skills and endorsements

  • There is debate as to the value of these, as LinkedIn can recommend that your connections endorse you for particular skills;
  • You can invite your connections to endorse you for particular skills, and you can choose whether to accept endorsements from your connections.

Recommendations

  • You can ask your connections to write recommendations for you;
  • If you don’t like a recommendation, you can ask the person who wrote it to amend it, or you can choose not to make it visible on your profile.

For the latest character limits on LinkedIn, eehttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/maximum-linkedin-character-counts–2017-andy-foote-?