Benefits of Using Free Resume Templates

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In a job market that seems to get more competitive with each passing day, you know how important it is to have a standout resume. Of course, as you may have already discovered achieving this is a lot easier said than done.  Whether you are meticulously crafting your very first resume or you feel like your tried-and-true one suddenly needs a major facelift, free resume templates can be extremely helpful. Not sure where to get free templates? Get started here: 279 free samples in MS Word. No Experience Needed  Well, no experience is needed to write a resume with a template anyway. This may not hold true for the position you are applying for. Many people simply do not know where to begin. They sit there, looking at a blank document on their computer, and just feel a little lost. Does this sound familiar? You may be wondering what headers you should use? Where do the indents and bullets go? It can all be very intimidating. When you use a free template for resumes there is no guess Continue Reading

The Government Is Looking for Hackers — To Give Them Jobs

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When you think of “hackers,” the first image that comes to mind is probably that of a young computer-smart criminal working in a basement somewhere to gain access to private networks and data without authorization. You probably don’t think about hackers collecting a paycheck from a major company like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, or Raytheon — and you certainly don’t expect that they would be working for the federal government. Yet Uncle Sam is in fact looking to hire hackers. So-called “white hat” hackers, who use their skills legally to identify and solve security problems (as opposed to “black hat” hackers who engage in criminal activity) are in high demand. Government networks are under near constant attack from hackers, ranging from minor criminals who just want to see how far they can go to nefarious foreign operatives who want to harm our national security, and agencies including the FBI, NSA, and CIA believe that hackers can help build our defenses against these criminals. Continue Reading

Are You Good With Numbers? Don’t Miss Out on These Amazing Career Opportunities

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  If you’re a numbers whiz, you’re in demand. For those who earn degrees in STEM fields — science, technology, mathematics, and engineering — there are 2.5 entry-level job postings for each new graduate compared to 1.1 job openings for graduates in non-STEM fields. If you’re a numbers guru, check out these five developing fields for people who love to work with numbers. 1. Personal Financial Advisor As a personal financial advisor, you would advise clients on how to spend, save, and invest their money. You might help an investor understand the tax consequences of a purchase, help a couple plan for retirement, or advise parents on how to pay for their children’s college educations. Financial advisors can work for financial or insurance companies, and they also operate their own financial planning businesses. In some cases, your clients might authorize you to purchase investments or insurance on their behalf. You can also earn licensure to sell specific financial products Continue Reading

Join the Health Care Industry With a DNP

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If you think you’d love being a nurse, but want the authority and responsibility to be able to diagnose illnesses, write prescriptions, and maybe even run your own practice, you should consider becoming a nurse practitioner. You must be an RN and hold at least a Master of Science in Nursing in order to become a nurse practitioner, although a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree can open many more doors and may soon become the entry-level standard for nurse practitioners, including nurse anesthetists and nurse midwives.  Continue Reading

Want to Be a Better Manager? Give Your Employees More Chances to Socialize

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  Employees are notoriously off-task during the NCAA basketball tournament. About 50 million employees participate in March Madness office pools, which, according to some sources, can cost companies as much as $1.2 billion in lost productivity during the first week alone. However, a little lost productivity in March could translate into big payoffs down the road. New research suggests that the best way to increase productivity is to encourage your workers to socialize. Continue Reading

Is a Career in Public Administration Right for You?

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  If you’ve ever pictured yourself running a government agency, working in a congressional office, or representing your country overseas, you might be a perfect candidate for a public administration career. Despite what many people think, public administration doesn’t mean spending your life in Washington, D.C. You can use your experience, along with your management and analytical skills, to serve your country in Washington, in your local community, or in other parts of the world. Continue Reading

Spring Clean Your Life

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You know the drill. Months of cabin fever unleash into a firestorm of cleaning fury. From organizing the garage to removing the last of the dust on the chandelier, we prepare our homes for the inevitable chirping of birds and brilliant sunlight the cuts through the verdant bushes on the front lawn. This year, spring cleaning is the last thing on the mind of many Americans, as we continue to dig out of storm after winter storm that has assaulted virtually every part of the United States. It's difficult to plan spring cleaning, when six feet of snow blocks the front doorway. However, tough times bring out the best in people, which means maybe there is something you can do that involves spring-cleaning. Now is a good time to spring clean your life. Continue Reading

Don’t Let Weather Be An Obstacle In Your Client Meetings

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At the core of a successful business lies one enduring idea: customer service. As the widely popular online shop Zappos likes to put it, you’ve got to deliver wow through your customer service. It’s a company philosophy they swear by, one that hugely contributes to the success of the company. Their entire company culture, in fact, is based around the idea.    Wow through customer service Of course, one has to follow that basic idea through to the end. The best kind of customer service means being there to provide your clients with the kind and quality of assistance they need. That includes showing up on time for client meetings, no matter the dark clouds over the horizon, the threat of rain, no matter the sleet and snow. Whatever kind of weather you have to face, you face it. That’s how the old school thinking goes. With technologies such as video conferencing enabling people to work from anywhere and meet anyone from any place on earth, you might have to reconsider that Continue Reading

CAREER PATHS: HOW TO FIND YOURS

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Career paths must be chosen, not issued. Some of us are blessed with a unique gift. The minute we come out of the womb, we know what we plan to do with the rest of our lives. Well, maybe the illustration is a bit over the top, but the point is many professionals know exactly what they plan to do with their lives and they know the career paths to achieve their goals. However, this serendipitous search for the career path that best matches our skill sets and preferences has caused rocky travel for most professionals. It starts as early as grade school and it sticks with us until the day we retire. We spend considerable time trying to find our career paths. Ideally, we should all know where we're going in life, at least professionally. Yet, our career paths are rarely cut and dry. According to the Wall Street Journal, the average American professional can expect to change careers an average of seven times during their working years. Not only do career changes involve moves within Continue Reading

7 Time Management Tips if You Freelance in College

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Freelancing is an excellent way to express your creative ideas, showcase your talents, and enhance your skill set in an unconventional setting. Not only that, but with the growth of online freelancing opportunities, this avenue can be another revenue stream, regardless of where you are in the world. For that reason, more and more individuals in college are turning to freelancing as a means of generating extra income during what can be a stressful economic time. Yet, balancing time constraints and productivity can be a difficult task to master when academic pressures add up. But, with the right tip, you can keep everything running as smoothly and as lucratively as possible. The following are seven time management tips if you freelance in college that will help keep you on track. 1. Timing Matters When it comes to freelancing, or life for that matter, there will be times when you are more productive than others. Some individuals are morning people while others are late night Continue Reading