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Posted June 29, 2015 by

Heading to College: 6 things to Consider to Enhance your Education Experience

Closeup of a personal calendar setting an important date representing a time schedule. The words Start University written on a white notebook to remind you an important appointment.

Closeup of a personal calendar setting an important date representing a time schedule. The words Start University written on a white notebook to remind you an important appointment. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

According to a recent National Student Clearinghouse report, only 40 percent of college students finish their degree from start to finish while another 30 percent drop out. Getting a college education has lifelong benefits for your personal life and career. Below explains six different ways that will enhance your educational experience and help you succeed at college. (more…)

Posted June 09, 2015 by

Looking for Your Creativity? Here is How to Find It

In a world where people value someone or something unique, creativity is a plus.  However, everyone may not exactly thrive in this area.  Believe it or not, though, your creativity does exist.  It is just a matter of understanding how to find it.  So, whether you want to do better at work or improve your personal life, the following infographic has tips to get your creative juices going. (more…)

Posted May 01, 2015 by

Telltale Signs You Need a Break From Work

Office worker takes a break from his work and leans back daydreaming

Office worker takes a break from his work and leans back daydreaming. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Stress among adults is often linked to work. The problem is they don’t know when they are already stressed.

Juliet Schor, writer of the best selling book The Overworked American, tells that people are literally working themselves to death. They get 90 minutes less sleep than they should, resulting to chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and depression.

Overworking can cause serious problems but modern employees have become workaholics. Dean Schabner of ABC news reports that people work longer days, get less vacation time, and feel pressured with competition resulting to so much stress.

So how can you tell if you are too stressed from work? Here are some signs you need to observe: (more…)

Posted June 09, 2014 by

Straight out of college? Here’s how to turn your degree into a job

Smiling female college graduate with her classmates

Smiling female college graduate with her classmates. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There you are, the day of your graduation ceremony, celebrating as though tomorrow isn’t the first day of unemployment. And, before you know it, you’re out of college, wide-eyed, shaking and cradling your degree like it’s the child you never wanted.

But leaving those vast halls of learning needn’t be like a scene from Apocalypse Now. Instead of falling into an unemployed rut, have a look at your degree and consider its practical applications to really make the most of it.

Here are a few of the more popular degree qualification areas and what you can do with them. (more…)

Posted April 23, 2014 by

6 Critical Indications That it’s Time For a Career Change!

Career change just ahead on green sign

Career change just ahead on green sign. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Gone are the days when people wouldn’t mind long hectic hours of employment, unending shifts, extreme-level of office politics or even a bad-tempered boss, as long as they were getting a hefty pay at the end of the month. Nowadays, people are more inclined towards a career which is although lucrative but also less hectic and more rewarding. Nevertheless, things don’t always turn out the way one expected and often end up causing a great stir in one’s life. Following are the telltale signs that indicate when it is time for a quick career change. (more…)

Posted March 06, 2014 by

How to ACE the Job Interview—the First Time

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Do you think of a job interview as a nerve-wracking experience? Do you feel afraid, negative or pessimistic about your chances of succeeding? Maybe you say to yourself, “Other people always get the jobs; why not me?” It doesn’t have to be that way. If a hiring manager invites you in for an interview it’s a good sign. It means you’ve said something in your cover letter that motivated the employer to call you. So rather than letting fear and worry drive you, focus on the positive aspects of a job interview and get it ‘right’ the first time. Here’s how: (more…)

Posted February 24, 2014 by

The Benefits of Having a Part-Time Entry Level Job in Today’s Workforce

When it comes to the job market, you hear about people who are underemployed, also known as part-time workers as if that should be uncomfortable for people.  However, if you have a part-time entry level job, you might be part of a trend in today’s workforce.  In the following post, learn some of the benefits to working part-time.

It appears the traditional 9-5 is more and more becoming a thing of the past. According to The Reed Job Index, part-time work is on the rise. Whether we turn to a part-time position for increased flexibility, as freelance opportunities, because we want to continue our education, start our own business

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Posted February 19, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Avoid 7 Common Mistakes that Could Cost You the Position

There are seven common mistakes an internship finder should avoid so he or she won’t be fired, according to the following post.

Many young professionals are new to the professional world. As such, they don’t yet know the “rules”… both explicit and implied about how to behave professionally. Breaking these rules can have dire consequences… and often there are no second chances. You don’t want to do something you’ll regret and get fired from your internship. Here are seven

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Posted December 19, 2013 by

When Questions Get Personal: How to Handle Inappropriate Job Interview Questions

A business woman asking questions to candidate in an interview

A business woman asking questions to candidate in an interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you’re in a job interview, you can expect to be asked numerous questions about your professional experience, your education, and what you bring to the table as a potential employee at an organization. You may also expect to get thrown some curveball questions designed to reveal your work style and how you would fit into a company’s culture.

In some cases, however, you may be asked extremely personal questions during a job interview that you don’t expect — such as questions about your race, age, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or whether or not you have children or plan to. These questions are not only highly uncomfortable for job seekers to hear, but in some cases they are also illegal for hiring managers to ask as well. (more…)

Posted September 25, 2013 by

Thinking about Becoming a Nurse? Here Are 8 Things You Need to Know

Female pediatric nurse smiling in an office

Female pediatric nurse smiling in an office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Being a nurse isn’t easy. You’ll be on your feet all day working long hours with lots of stress and less respect than you deserve. Your job is a blend of teacher, care giver, janitor, doctor, and psychiatrist. Fortunately, knowing how important your work is and the impact is has on other people’s lives can make it all worth it. But don’t go into this career lightly. Here are eight things to consider as you contemplate a career in nursing. (more…)