Workplace stress and what to do about it

One out of seven people in the Netherlands suffer from workplace stress (TNO, 2015). This comes down to more than one million employees a year. This high number is possibly an aftermath from the recession of the last couple of years. During the recession many people continued to work despite complaints they might have experienced. […]

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How to increase your self-efficacy?

Many Young Professionals have low self-efficacy concerning work related tasks, which can cause feelings of stress. Self-efficacy is the extent to which a person has the idea/feeling that he or she is able to complete a task (Bandura, 1977). Assigning stress to the fact a certain task is new instead of not being competent enough […]

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Some tips to control perfectionism!

Young Professionals experience a lot of stress. This is partly due to their perfectionism, which i.a. developed because of all the prominent competition nowadays (you can learn more about different sources of stress in our blog ‘Young Professionals and Stress’). Good isn’t good enough. Work has to be done perfectly to stay in the game. […]

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Having your own business: what is it like?

Hi there! My name is Julie Ottevanger, 28 years old and owner of the Make My Day concept store located in Nijmegen. After a lot of trial and error, I feel like I finally am where I want to be. I took me a couple of years to get there, though. At the age of […]

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Emily the Infomaniac

Are you like Emily and is it time to fight back against “Infomania” Emily came at the last year to me with the coaching question; “how to deal with the challenge I face on daily base regarding email, twitter feeds, instant messaging, text messages, and other snippets of information that are coming at me so […]

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Lecture @ University of Amsterdam

Last Tuesday (January 12, 2016) we (Jacqueline Weesie and I) gave a lecture to students of the University of Amsterdam about stress experienced by Young Professionals and collaboration issues between younger and older employees. They were already aware of the fact that young workers are having a hard time coping these days, but after showing […]

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The Internship

In the beginning of september it was time: the time to have a first taste of working life. My internship at Digne Consult started and I was really looking forward to it. Finally I would be able to put my knowledge of work and organizational psychology into practice, instead of just having to imprint the […]

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Young Professionals and Stress

Young Professionals often experience persistent tension, also called stress. Research by the ArboNed (2015) showed that 33% of the long-term absence in the past year had to do with stress-related complaints such as heart palpitations, especially among workers between 25 and 34 years old. About ten years ago there was a similar trend in absence […]

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Am I not good enough?

Some of you may recognize the following thoughts: ‘I checked this paper for grammar mistakes ten times already but I’m going to do it once again, just to be sure’, ‘if I’m not being liked by all of my colleagues, I’m probably just not likeable’, ‘I need to flawlessly prepare this PowerPoint presentation, otherwise I […]

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