At one time, a job with a company meant security for life. Your employer was like an extended family. You could count on them to be there for you and your family for as long as you needed a job, providing you came to work every day and gave your all. Today, this is no longer the case.
The competitive nature of business has companies struggling to survive, to hire the best employees at the lowest possible wage and to run as efficiently as possible. Gone are the days when a company felt an equal loyalty to its employees. Today’s mindset is more of a ‘what have you done for me lately?’ type of thinking.
This working environment can leave employees feeling undervalued and vulnerable. You may find yourself feeling stuck or blocked into the job you have with nowhere to go. Should you find yourself in such a situation, it may be time for a career change. Read More “Career Coaching is a Must for a Career Change”→
You know by now that, like it or not, a lot of how we’re seen by the world depends on our appearance. This is certainly true of a job interview, no matter how casual the employment may be. You have one chance and one chance only to make a first and lasting impression. Your clothing, hair, makeup, and jewelry should reflect the best you possible.
How do you know what is appropriate attire? The person in the suit and tie is going to make a better first impression than the candidate in the torn jeans and faded t-shirt because taking the time to dress well says something about how important this job is to you. It gives your potential employer his first glimpse at how you operate. Read More “How to dress for the Job Interview”→
Interviewing for a new job can be a grueling ordeal for some people. Approaching the interview process with a plan can alleviate some of the stress. If you know what to expect, what to watch for and how you are expected to act, then part of the mystery is removed and the stress with it. Ridding yourself of stress makes you more confident and a more appealing candidate.
How do you eliminate stress from the interview? You don’t but you can reduce it to manageable levels. Do your homework well ahead of time. Know something about the company and the position you are applying for. Then, follow these tricks for making a good impression during your interview and success is within your grasp. Read More “The Job Interview – How to Make a Good First Impression”→
An increasing number of teachers are turning from classroom teaching to tuition in search of a more fulfilling experience in their chosen vocation.
With increasing class sizes and renewed demands on teachers to provide a standardized approach to all pupils in their classrooms, those teachers who wish to work with students in a different way feel stifled and frustrated.
Working with students using methods that don’t find a place so strongly in the curriculum and general syllabus can offer teachers a way to explore their creativity and find ways to stimulate their students learning that is tailored to individual preferences. Benefits for tutors
When subject experts decide to take on the role of imparting their knowledge to others, teaching is the natural step from learning to sharing what has been learned. Read More “Positive Learning Impact – The Power of Tuition”→
According to a study from Catalyst, 65 percent of women who were mentored became mentors themselves. Youth.gov also claims that mentorship leads to higher college enrollment rates, improves interpersonal skills and decreases the likelihood of using drugs and alcohol.
Finding a female mentor who is in your corner rallying for your success motivates you to set goals, understand challenges and embrace the diversity of women in the workforce. Here are some insights into the power of female mentors and how to find one:
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama credits her mentor as someone who encouraged her to take chances. She tells More Magazine that her mentor was a single mom who inspired her to open a daycare program for some of her faculty members’ and staff members’ children while at Princeton.
Imagine a classroom brings a picture of a four-walled edifice in front of you with several students in a similar uniform and a teacher on his chair holding a stick in hand. Weird, isn’t it? But times have changed and so has the picture of a classroom. Take also a look at this University of North Texas-Dallas video. Very entertaining and clarifying:
Traditional campus classrooms still exhibit the same portrait, while the virtual classrooms do not. The online education or distance mode of educating individuals signifies virtual learning arrangements, where no teacher with a stick in hand is there to guide the learners.
A classroom without an instructor seems incomplete. But still, online education has been found to be quite effective, also for those who want to upgrade their education for a better future. The credit of making the entire process effectual completely goes to the career aspirants who sincerely go through the course materials and try to study independently with full dedication, as a result of which, they get their desired results. Read More “Online Education Is For Students Who Can Study Independently”→
Education is one thing that can change your life on its own. Very few things have the power to do that, of course very few things also take the work ethic and discipline that a graduate degree program takes. Experience alone no longer cuts it with most companies, or in most fields of work.
You need more than that to get yourself to the top of the ladder. Employers seek skilled and educated individuals, and if you’re competing with a variety of others who have an undergraduate degree a distance learning graduate degree program will give you the one up on the competition. Beat The Competition With a Distance Learning Graduate Degree – How To Educate Yourself Without Disrupting Your Life Style Read More “Upgrade Your Education With A Distance Learning Graduate Degree”→
Semester two is upon us and it’s going to be hell on earth. OK, slightly dramatic, and it’s fine so far but ask me in a few weeks when we get our assignments.
I’m not actually at university until tomorrow but today was my first day at “the Office”
You might wonder how did I get there? It’s a great story about how helping other (good) people you can help yourself.
I was involved in the development of Covcell GED programs for people who want to get their HSE diploma and got recommended by the owners of this website to their friends who run “the Office”. And I am entirely grateful and tell you helping other good people pays off. But going back to my story.
On Friday night Chiefy e-mailed me and told me to come in this afternoon to start work – I asked what time, and if I needed to bring my laptop. Read More “Can A Student Advise A Successful Company?”→
Graduating from university is a landmark event for any student. Having invested three or more years into a course, there’s a tremendous sense of achievement for having come out the other side stronger, wiser and qualified.
For the parents of those students, it’s all about an overwhelming pride for what your son or daughter has achieved.
It can be an expensive, occasionally stressful, experience helping your child through the university experience. However when it comes to seeing them graduate you’ll know that it’s all been worth it.
Most graduations take place at a venue near to the university, such as a theater, hall or cathedral. These establishments help reflect the grandeur of the occasion and provide an opportunity for friends and family of every student to share the moment.
I want to rant. I want to shout out to everyone about what happens in our neighborhood (I affectionately call “The Sac”) and how jaw-dropping some of it is. I want to rant and blow each and every one of you away about some of the egocentric, disrespectful, and yet seemingly ‘nice’ neighbors we have and what they do.
But I can’t. Nope. I was stupid enough brilliant enough when I started this blog to reach into the future in my mind’s eye and see all the damage I would do with such rants. I decided that extended family and neighbors were definitely out of bounds. What was I thinking!?!?
Half, okay maybe ¾ of what ticks me off has happened recently in our neighborhood. (pulling out my hair – ouch). My heart is screaming, “Tell them, just tell them. They won’t believe it either”, sign. But I can’t. I can, however, tell you things about the city/neighborhood I live in.
Some of it is great. Where we used to live (we moved a year ago) on the other side of this metropolis wonderland, everyone was down to earth. They (we) were part of the true middle class; struggling to make a better life for themselves and their children. Read More “What About The Leashed Class?”→