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35. Difficult Decisions

One of the challenges that often accompanies change is the need to make difficult decisions. This weeks tip looks at decision-making, the unhelpful ways we often approach it, and some thoughts and a tool to make it easier. Difficult decisions 'I don't see the point of making a decision until you absolutely have to.' David, a 'perceiver' Some people find it easier to make decisions than others. If you read my tips about judging and perceiving types (Tips 26 and 27), you may remember that judging types tend to like closure, while perceiving types tend to like openness. Decision-making tends to come harder, therefore, to the perceiving

34. Getting A New Job

This year looks like being a tough one, economically, and large numbers people will be looking for jobs for one reason or another. Many have been made redundant and are looking for new jobs. The public sector is facing up to half a million job losses, and many will be applying for their own, or somewhat modified, posts in the next few weeks. For young people, each job or graduate scheme has hundreds of applicants and even an interview seems more or less impossible to achieve. More people than usual are on the job market so it's a good time to brush up your techniques for applying for jobs. This tip just looks at the initial stages of applying for a job. If you would like to read more a