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Bad job worse than secondhand smoke?

July 21, 2022

If you are working at a job or in a career where you feel little control over your work and are miserable, it’s time to do something about it! Living with a terrible job or bad career fit can affect your health big time!

\Want stats? See below ⇩ This scale was recently presented at the National Career Development Association conference 2022.�

You'll notice that secondhand smoke ranks lower than a terrible job. 🤯 Wow... If you aren't thriving in your work, or worse, struggling in a bad situation, please consider making a change as a matter of your health. (If this applies to someone you care about, show them this newsletter.) Some truths about making a change:

  • it can be uncomfortable

  • it can make us vulnerable

  • it can be challenging

  • it requires desire and willingness to alter how you think, feel and behave

What will nudge you into action? Or, better question...What is holding you back? (Please reply with your answer, I really want to know!) 1. Finances 2. Lack of self-confidence 3. No network 4. Lack of clarity on the 'right' direction for you � The odds ratios in the scale are synthesized from data from 228 studies on the workplace's impact on health outcomes. Each study had 1000+ participants. The researchers are from Harvard Business School. Judy Garfinkel helps you clarify "what's next." Her expertise in building confidence and resilience supports personal growth and the ability to navigate career and work transitions – especially now! She crafts bespoke resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and bios that open doors for her clients and land jobs. Judy is Immediate Past President of the International Coaching Federation - Connecticut Chapter, where she led 250+ member coaches. You can reach her at

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