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Job Search Jitters? Tips for Recognizing and Coping with Anxiety

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Years ago, in his research on learning and socialization, Edward Schein, now Professor Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, made an important distinction between two kinds of anxiety: “learning anxiety” and “survival anxiety.” It turns out these concepts, which he applied to organizational change and growth throughout the course of his career, can […]


Make Friends with Your Interview Anxiety

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You’re on your way to a job interview! You must be so excited, right? Then why do you feel like throwing up, why is your shirt soaking wet, and what is that ringing in your ears? It’s your friendly sympathetic nervous system doing its job by shifting into gear as your body responds to its […]


When Self-Care Isn’t Enough: How to Take Control of Your Mental Health

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There is always another deadline to make, another donor to meet, another person to help. For those in social impact, it can seem like the work is never done. It’s easy for stress to build up. And while there is a lot of talk about self-care in the nonprofit sector, sometimes taking a day off or […]


5 ways to cope when your ambition causes anxiety

Your career pace is a part of your story, and thus is part of your purpose. Don’t ignore what you can and are doing now as you strive to advance your career.