Virtual Online Education Learning Classes: New Age of Internet Communication

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Before the Internet became as necessary to daily life as electricity or plumbing, learning had to be found beyond the walls of your home. As the public’s access to the Internet evolved, though, so did the learning process – you no longer need a complete set of the Encyclopedia Britannica to find out how many islands are in the Indonesian archipelago or what South American parrots eat. With this increase in informal learning comes a need for formal learning to keep up with the breakneck pace. By now, you are familiar with the mainstream avenues for formal online learning – the various colleges run entirely online and the auxiliary programs done off the side of an established university’s desk. Virtual learning is also starting to reach the younger demographic, with private primary schools now run online and experimental teaching philosophies being tested at high schools. The classroom is changing with the times, thanks to new technologies and an explosion in Internet access.  Continue Reading

Unique Ways to Keep Yourself Happy at Work

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Your mood can drastically affect the quality of your work. You always work better and time passes faster when you’re having fun. Imagine how great it would be to stay happy at work most of the time. While you can’t control everything at your job, you can take steps to keep a more positive, happy attitude throughout the day. Help Someone Else You probably know at least one coworker who could use some help now and then. Lend them a hand when you get a free minute. Even if it’s something as simple as bringing them back a cup of coffee when they can’t take a break, the act of helping others around you makes you feel happier. You’ll definitely smile more when you hear heartfelt thank yous from your coworkers. Continue Reading

Traveling for Work? Consider Country Inns & Suites!

As my career has advanced, I have warmed up to the idea of traveling for work. Where I used to dread it, I now have a more positive outlook. Aside from getting myself excited about seeing a new place, I now look forward to the amenities offers by the hotels where I stay, The Rest Comes Easy. Of course, the fact that my employer pays for everything doesn’t hurt either! Continue Reading

12 Ways to Keep Yourself Happy at Work

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Your mood can drastically affect the quality of your work. You always work better and time passes faster when you’re having fun. Imagine how great it would be to stay happy at work. While you can’t control everything at your job, you can take steps to keep a more positive, happy attitude throughout the day. Help Someone Else  You probably know at least one coworker who could use some help now and then. Lend them a hand when you get a free minute. Even if it’s something as simple as bringing them back a cup of coffee when they can’t take a break, the act of helping others around you makes you feel happier. You’ll definitely smile more when you hear heartfelt thank yous from your coworkers. Don’t Bother With Gossip  You have no way of knowing what gossip is and isn’t true. Worrying yourself about what you heard at the water cooler is just going to cause unnecessary stress. Avoid gossip as much as possible and never participate in it. Much of what you hear is false rumors Continue Reading

New Employee Introduction Email Ideas

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If you’re welcoming someone new into your organization, then sending a new employee introduction email to those within your existing workforce is an effective, professional way to introduce a new face to the team. Not only is this simply good manners – but it is also a chance for you to create a great first impression of your new recruit, as well as giving off a positive impression of your organization to the new employee. An employee introduction email isn’t just a name and title on a page - it’s a way of welcoming your new employee into your organization with open arms! Continue Reading

Double Airline Rewards When Booking Country Inns & Suites This Spring

Traveling, whether for work or for pleasure, is one of the great joys in life. It can be a chance to break your routine, experience a place you have never been to before and expand your horizons. And I always try to make sure I stay at a quality establishment. It makes the trip that much more enjoyable. Taking a work trip can be an opportunity to network, relax with colleagues in an informal setting and get to interact with all sorts of new people in your industry. The time you put in traveling for your job can pay off for you by being seen as a person who goes all in for the company. That kind of dedication can get you noticed. And, if you play your cards right, you can use your hotel, rental car or any other expense to boost your personal total of airline miles. And that means you could be closer to the dream trip around the world. Or maybe a week in Hawaii. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Job Vent the Healthy Way

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Finding a healthy way to job vent isn’t always easy. You have to be careful what you say to coworkers and you don’t want anyone to overhear you. Keeping the stress in is dangerous and toxic to your health. You have several options for effective venting to make you feel better and make work far more tolerable. How Not To Job Vent  The two worst ways to job vent are publicly at your job and on social media. Facebook is not the place for a work rant. Your employer could see it and the next day you’re fired. This isn’t helpful for your work related stress. A good rule to remember is to never rant publicly where others can easily overhear or see what’s on your mind.  Continue Reading

Sectors Spending the Most on Advertising Positions

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In today’s ever-changing world of advertising, it is difficult to keep track of which sectors spend the most on ad positions. Upwards of 131 billion dollars was spent recently in the United States on promotions, in a single year. According to the Neilson report, the automotive industry expended approximately $3.5 billion, the pharmaceutical industry paid $2 billion, and approximately $3.1 billion went toward wireless communication services and department store publicity. The fast food industry also ranked high on the list. While the amount of resources that go into new ad campaigns increase, the tactics employed by product lines become increasingly creative. Continue Reading

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