Beat workplace stress by taking charge of your career


(BPT) – Many of us are working jobs that lack opportunity for advancement. Others are working jobs outside of our chosen careers, driving long commutes and enduring a poor work-life balance.

“It’s easy to get stressed if you’re working a job you weren’t particularly excited about in the first place,” says John Swartz, regional director of career services at Everest College.

According to a recent survey by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College, 73 percent of people with jobs report being stressed by at least one thing at work.

Maybe it’s low pay, a heavy workload, fear of being laid off or simply an annoying co-worker. Whatever the reason, the fact is the majority of employed Americans suffer from workplace stress.

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