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boston globe magazine
March 7, 2010
Overworked? Here’s how to deal (Photo-illustration by C.J. Burton)

The Careers Issue: Overworked? Here’s how to deal

The good news is you still have a paycheck. The bad news is, as staffing ranks have shrunk, your workday is lengthening and your in-box is bursting at the seams. What’s an overwhelmed employee to do? Try these eight tips from career counselors.
Chat Mon at noon Career counselor Amy Mazur takes your questions
  • Chin up: The few, the proud, the holdouts
    Some fields are thinning fast, but if -- like these intrepid folks -- you’ve got drive, flexibility, and a competitive spirit, you can endure in the job you love.
  • Powering up your resume
    In tough times, spamming the world with the same old resume just doesn’t cut it. Don’t give up -- change your strategy.
  • They’re hired!
    Right now, even the best and brightest are being ejected from promising jobs. But it is still possible to find another. Here are lessons from six determined people.
  • It's a living
    From salaries to job satisfaction levels, here's the bottom line on careers.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

A mother’s tally

Is it wise to count your children’s sexual partners?
dinner with cupid

Down east dreams

Can a shared passion for Maine summers spark a winter romance?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

A present danger

Why gifts shouldn’t be ignored, plus demanding-but-sweet siblings and the rules of invitations.
pierced column

Take two

When it comes to Oscar hosts, more is less.
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Don’t forget us, Oscar

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Power play
First Person

Power play

After a spinal cord injury, Taylor Chace, 23, turned to sled hockey. The UNH student will help captain Team USA at the Vancouver Paralympics, March 12-21.
Pasta with clam sauce

Pasta with clam sauce

New ways to make an old favorite.
Recipe Pasta with clams, roasted onions, and arugula

More in this issue

Tales from the City
Career goals
Looking forward to getting laid off, and confusion courtesy of Vineyard mail.
On the Block
For the modern Brady Bunch
These five-bedroom homes are ideal for big families.
Fashion Snapshot
Lining up
Horizontal or vertical, stripes make their mark.
Living with less
Limited space helps a designer focus on just the things he loves.
Parenting Traps
When in Rome
A family readies for a teen daughter’s trip to Europe.
Letters to the Magazine editor
Readers sound off on “The Ms. Myth” ... and Miss Conduct.

Explore more

Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.