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12
Mar

5 Signs You're Ready for a Promotion

No one thinks your career is as important as you do. No one is going to smooth out the way for you, either. You have to keep track of your skills and the things you can do today that you couldn't do yesterday. You can't sit around and wait for your “turn” in the next highest position. Instead, you need to bump it up  yourself and advocate for yourself. But, how do you know if you're ready for the next new challenge?  Here are 5 signs.

You're really good at what you do.

Are you the one people go to for advice? When the program your department uses goes funny, do your coworkers come to you? Are you the one giving formal and informal training to the new hires? You're ready to go on! While your company loves the idea of someone who is great staying in the same job, most places would rather keep you on in a higher role than lose you.

Fri
07
Mar

A Practical Guide for Getting Through Nursing School

Getting an online nursing degree is challenging, and the stress may cause you to want to give up.

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05
Mar

Downshifting: Life in the (Slightly Slower) Lane

We often think that careers must progress to higher, more demanding and more lucrative positions. For some, however, “downshifting” careers for family reasons, to reduce work stress or to transition to more psychologically rewarding work is worth it. Here are 5 ways some have downshifted.​

Thu
27
Feb

Employment Considerations for Early and Mid-Career Stages

You should consider a full range of factors - as opposed to fixating on only one or two- when you make decisions on which careers to pursue, and which industries and employers you target.

Wed
26
Feb

Why Wouldn’t You Want to be a Teacher?

Choosing a career path and finding a job in your chosen field can be difficult enough.  It would be nice if it was smooth sailing from there.  That’s certainly not the case for teachers, not when almost half of all those who enter the teaching profession don’t reach their five-year benchmark.  During a recent networking event, I spoke with a young, energetic woman who taught fourth grade.  She said she loved being with the children but she “hated all the planning.”  A program coordinator with a non-profit was considering a career change; he said that he was interested in teaching but his biggest concern was student behaviors.  To be fair, I had planned to be anything but a teacher—writer, lawyer, zookeeper—but only because there are so many misconceptions about teaching.

Tue
11
Feb

Teaching Opportunities For People With a Master's Degree in Education

Earning your master's degree in education (M.Ed.) shows employers that you are dedicated to setting high standards in academic settings.

Fri
07
Feb

How to Become a Financial Manager

Some people who decide to pursue a career in business may be fearful that they could be pigeonholed into a particular position.

Tue
04
Feb

Job Opportunities for Business Accounting Majors

There are many job opportunities waiting for people who have earned their accounting degree. 

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13
Jan

How to Become a Network and Computer Systems Administrator

If you know people who have pursued a career in information technology, they most likely have told you about how much they enjoy their work.

Mon
13
Jan

Reading the Numbers: Everyday Mathematical Literacy

Students need literacy as well as quantitative skills to be successful especially as society becomes more technology-dependent.  The emphasis on building children’s numeracy skills should match the efforts of writing and reading intervention efforts.  Just as students who are exposed to early literacy activities are more confident in reading so too are students more confident in math when they are exposed early on to numbers and mathematical relationships.   22% of adults in the U.S. don’t have the basic math skills for an entry level job.  They can’t successfully add fractions, work with measurements or mentally estimate a tip.  They are functionally illiterate when it comes to numbers.

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