The Least Stressful Jobs of 2015

Finding a job where stress is rarely an issue is the goal of many job seekers. But how can you tell whether a job will be stress-free before you’ve actually spent time managing the daily duties?

Some measures of stress are easy to define. If you or the life of others may be at jeopardy, chances are it’s a pretty stressful job. If the deadlines for getting work done are tight, and if you have others closely watching your every activity, you can bet the stress may be unbearable. On the other hand, if you spend your days working one-on-one with others helping them in some way, and your schedule tends to be set more by you than by others, you likely have a job with a low, healthy stress level. “I’ve worked in the beauty industry for so many years, and the greatest gift you can give someone is when they turn around in the chair and they get to see themselves ‘revealed,’” says Billy Lowe, a hair stylist in Los Angeles. Lowe says that the entrepreneurial side of being a hair stylist is stressful, but the personal relationships working with clients provide an “incredible experience.”

In those moments, Lowe says, “I don’t even feel like I’m working at work.” Job satisfaction and the pleasure of helping others can certainly go a long way to outweighing stress. Of course, what induces stress can vary from person to person. And make no mistake: No job is completely free from stress. Consider Darlene Veghts, the interim director of Barbour Library at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Veghts has nearly 20 years of experience working as a librarian, the No. 9 least stressful job of 2015. Jobs Rated Stress Links • The 10 Most Stressful Jobs of 2015 • Stress Methodology • Infographic She says that librarians’ work is evolving because of technology, with much of their holdings now stored digitally.

Yet she says that being surrounded by books makes it an ideal work environment for her. “A lot of people think we read all day, but very few librarians do that,” she says. Among librarians’ duties is assisting patrons, which Veghts says is a rewarding part of the job. She adds that being a librarian can be a great career path for someone who loves books—Veghts says she got started in the field after fulfilling a work-study as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh library. But serving others offers the greatest reward, she says. Being of service to customers also is the case for jewelers and tailors, which can boast of a low level of stress on the job. And while certainly different in nature, other less stressful jobs on our list include tenured university professor, medical records technician, dietician and medical laboratory technician, which all are service jobs. University professors provide the service of advanced education to students, while medical records technicians, medical laboratory technicians, audiologists and dieticians provide services that either streamline healthcare processes or make patients’ day-to-day lives better. The following are the 10 least stressful jobs of 2015, according to our CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report: [[node:book:37942]] Author:  CareerCast.com Created At:  01/06/2015 – 15:32

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The Underestimated Importance of Personal Networking

The Underestimated Importance of Personal Networking CareerCast.com Fri, 08/02/2013 – 08:49 Author Georgina Stamp Searching for jobs is an arduous task that can take a lot of time, however there are ways of shortening that effort. The majority of job hunters underestimate how useful their network of contacts can be and how they can use this network to extend their search to increase the chances of finding a job. With the development of online social networks, your personal collection of contacts is considerably larger than those of job hunters 10 years ago and should be fully utilized in your search for work. Understanding Your Network More Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; Georgina Stamp works in the executive recruitment industry, specifically at Marble Hill Partners, where she searches for and analyses potential candidates for executive roles at credible companies. Career Topics Networking

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How to Find High-Value Networking Contacts with Google and Bing

How to Find High-Value Networking Contacts with Google and Bing CareerCast.com Wed, 11/28/2012 – 14:08 Author Martin Yate, CPC   Supercharge Your Job Search A winning job search focuses on getting into conversations with hiring managers – and the people who know them – as quickly and as often as you can. Who are these people? They hold: More Martin Yate, CPC, author of Knock ’em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World, is a New York Times and international bestseller of job search and career management books. He is the author of 11 job search and career management books published throughout the English speaking world and in over 50 foreign language editions. Over thirty years in career management, including stints as an international technology headhunter, head of HR for a publicly traded company and Director of Training and Development for an international employment services organization.  Career Topics Networking

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Resumes Win Interviews, but References Win Job Offers

Resumes Win Interviews, but References Win Job Offers CareerCast.com Mon, 08/20/2012 – 14:57 Author Martin Yate, CPC Resumes win interviews, so like most people your job search has probably focused on writing your and tweaking your resume and landing job interviews. You probably haven’t given your references much thought, but in a tough job market references win job offers . You must be certain that your references will seal the deal, not blow it away. More Martin Yate, CPC, author of Knock ’em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World, is a New York Times and international bestseller of job search and career management books. He is the author of 11 job search and career management books published throughout the English speaking world and in over 50 foreign language editions. Over thirty years in career management, including stints as an international technology headhunter, head of HR for a publicly traded company and Director of Training and Development for an international employment services organization. Career Topics Networking

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How to Rock a Virtual Job Fair

How to Rock a Virtual Job Fair CareerCast.com Mon, 06/11/2012 – 16:03 Author CareerCast.com What if you could guarantee yourself an initial interview with a recruiter without ever leaving the comfort of your couch? What if you could get your resume in front of 5, 10 or even 20 hiring managers–all in the same day? It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it is true, thanks to virtual job fairs. More Career Topics Networking

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