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Tue
17
Sep

Classroom Organization Tips for Teachers

One of the most exciting things you'll do as you begin your career in teaching is decorating your classroom.

Thu
12
Sep

5 Reasons Your Boss Won't Take You Back After Quitting - Evil HR Lady

Have you ever turned in a letter of resignation and then changed your mind? Texted your boss when you were upset about something and said, “I quit!” and then, after you calmed down, realized that wasn't the best idea? Or what about resigning because you have a new job all lined up, but then that falls through? These things happen all the time to people and then they write me (EvilHRLady@gmail.com) and ask me what they can do to get their old job back.

The answer is usually nothing. Managers don't often allow you to rescind a resignation—even if your reasons seem perfectly logical to you. For instance, if you resign because your childcare fell through, but then your neighbor offers to watch your kids, why shouldn't your boss welcome you back with open arms? After all she'll have to hire and train someone to replace you and that costs money. Why not just keep you on?

Tue
10
Sep

How to Get Your Nursing License in Another State

If after you've begun your career in nursing you have to move to another state, you may be wondering what to do about possibly transferring your license.

Tue
10
Sep

Top 4 States for IT Jobs

If you are thinking about a career in information technology, you're lucky in that the tech industry has seen steady job growth in recent years.

Wed
28
Aug

Evil HR Lady Explains the Importance of Getting Your Degree

Go to college. The message has been clear since kindergarten (and for some, even earlier). But, lately, you read things about staggering college loans and people with degrees working fast food counters and checkout lines. Why go through all the work and sacrifice to land a job your teenage brother could get?

Today's new media focuses on what will get hits and no one clicks on “College students graduate and get entry level jobs, just like every generation before.” No, they click on stories of hardship and horror. The reality is, college graduates still make more money than people without degrees and many stints behind the counter are either short stops on the way to a better career, or are the first steps on a path of retail management. (Don't mock retail management—large store managers can make 6 figure salaries.)

Tue
20
Aug

Math and English: A Marketable Combination

Even teachers need to make themselves marketable.  That might mean an expertise in ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language), PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies), or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), or better yet a combination of endorsements.  A unique combination of skill sets and a variety of experiences can really set you apart from other candidates.

Tue
13
Aug

4 Factors Job Seeking Parents Should Keep in Mind

When considering a potential job offer, we are often acutely aware of such factors as pay, opportunities for advancement and benefits like health insurance. These are important, but sometimes the less-obvious features of a job/employer can be the difference between a difficult situation and a job situation that well suits you and your family situation. When assessing jobs and employers, be sure to consider the following:

Time Demands-  Doing some comparative research on industries, sectors (for-profit, nfp, private, public) and employers may reveal that similar jobs may come with different work cultures and time demands. It may be worthwhile to explore positions at various types of employers, as time benefits may be worth more to you than higher pay.

Thu
01
Aug

Traits of Great Business Leaders

Successful careers in business management require the mastery of a number of skills, not the least of which is leadership.

Fri
26
Jul

California Needs Special Education Teachers

Teachers who are interested in reorienting their career trajectories by earning a master's degree in special education may want to move to California when they are ready to look for work.

Fri
19
Jul

4 Family Advantages of a Career in K-12 Education

Choosing a career in K-12 education can be both financially and psychologically rewarding. These four work-family advantages also make education an attractive career choice, especially for parents of school-aged children.

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