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  • Stress Management for Workers in Helping Professions

     

    CareerCast.com lists several helping professions among its Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs. For example, in 2013 public service jobs like military member, firefighter and police officer were mentioned in the list. Other stressful jobs include social worker, nurse, physician and educator...

  • What Makes a Happy Worker? 5 Key Contributors to Employee Satisfaction

     

    What do you want from your new job? A corner office? Flexitime? A short commute? Job searchers often think certain factors are the most important when looking at potential positions. In addition to obvious things such as money, overall job satisfaction can’t be overlooked. However,...

  • 5 Reasons to Study Accounting

    College students nationwide have returned to the classrooms this fall, many unsure of what they are eventually going to major in. If you find yourself in similar place, maybe it is time you consider a degree in accounting, whether you attend classes on campus or want to earn your accounting...

  • Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Job Fresh Out of College

    It's not as hard as it might seem to set yourself up as a prime candidate for employment before you even put on the old cap and gown. Plenty of college graduates (and students nearing graduation) worry needlessly about their post-college career, seeing a vast expanse stretching out before them...

  • What You Should Know Before Starting a Career in Education

    It used to be the case that obtaining an education was considered a privilege, something that only the wealthy elite could aspire to. It has only been within the last century that the public masses have benefited from ongoing education. And because public education falls under the purview of...

  • How to Advance in the Workforce, Even if you’re a Stay at Home Mom

    When young children are within a year of starting school and toddling off into the big, bad world, it can be an exciting and bittersweet time for first-time moms. Eager to join other young ones in play and learning outside of the home, children often handle this transition with confidence and...

  • The Importance of Ongoing Education for Employees

    Many businesses (especially small businesses) are not too keen to offer extra benefits to employees these days (or ever, for that matter). And there's no denying that supplying ongoing education and training (or an education assistance program) can cut into the bottom line. But it may be worth...

  • Crossing The Digital Divide

                Technology's integration into the modern classroom shows huge promise for education. But there are a few stumbling blocks on the path toward universal technology implementation in every classroom. If teachers and administrators are not advocates for new technologies in the...

  • Google+: Reaching for the right tool

    Professional carpenters are distinguished from inept nail benders by their knowledge of what tools best match certain tasks. Unlike the person whose only tool is a hammer, social media users should view Google+ for what it is, not what some wish it were; it’s another tool. Just...

  • Women Starting Businesses Have An Edge

              The presence of women-owned businesses in the United States is substantial, but they still continue to represent a minority. Though the 7.2 million majority-women-owned businesses – 1.2 million of those women of color – are a significant force in the economy, a number of factors...

  • A Successful Woman Starts with a Successful Education

    You probably have a woman (or women) in your life that is practically perfect.  She is smart, funny, put-together, and a super-achiever.  No matter what she’s doing, from planning an ad campaign to taking a product to market, or helping the kids with their homework and making sure they get...

  • Make Yourself Through the Use of Online Social Media Networks

    In today’s computer-technology dominated world it can be difficult to make a name for yourself in your field of business, especially if you are a freelance entrepreneur. It’s crucial for all freelancers to understand and utilize the web and all its properties.

    Starting Out:...

  • Social media policies for teachers? That old feeling, again.

               Most of us don’t remember when teachers had draconian restrictions on their personal lives as a condition for employment. However, a nationwide barrage of legislative activity has revived the specter of those generations in which women began entering the teaching profession but were...

  • Finding a Better Balance

    Keeping a healthy balance in your life can be hard.  And if you're contemplating going back to school as an adult, maintaining some kind of equilibrium in your life can appear nearly impossible.  But remaining at the top of your game while introducing another element into your work/life equation...

  • Women in Business

    Women are leading men when it comes to enrolling in college. The gender gap in higher education flipped a few years ago. As of 2010, 57% of college students are female, while just 43% are male. This new...

  • Making a Difference through STEM Education

    There's a huge need for science and math teachers in America.

    Research shows that the most effective way to promote high-levels of student success is to have excellent educators in every classroom, but the demand for teachers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math...

  • Computer Science: Females Included

    When you think of female-dominated college majors, computer science isn’t likely to be at the top of your list.  This is largely because associated fields like IT, engineering, programming, and so forth are populated with men.  But the tide may be turning for this predominantly male degree...

  • How Important is Education to Your Job?

    In a word: very!  Some jobs don’t ask for anything beyond a high-school diploma, but these are generally low-paying positions that won’t offer you any room to advance.  Most employers worth working for will require that you have a degree before they’ll even hire you, while...

  • Is a College Degree Worth it?

    The problem with addressing this question is that there are so many variables to consider.  In most cases, employers give preferential treatment to applicants who have earned a degree, so in this respect it certainly could pay to have one.  And with most of the globe still mired in a recession...

  • Is a Business Degree Really Worth It?

    The short answer to this question is: YES!  It is always worth your while to expand your mind, embrace knowledge, learn new skills, and earn a degree.  Many employers don’t necessarily even care what you have a degree in (although, of course, a related field is generally preferable).  They...

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