Ed4Career Blog

6 Tips to Become a Better Listener

By Kris Powers | February 6th 2019

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Steven Covey once said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply”. Active listening is a gift. The more that we stop and fully engage in meaningful conversations, the better our relationships will be.


Personal Development can be Fun!

By Kris Powers | January 23rd 2019

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In order to be competitive in your field, it's important to stay on top of news, trends and developments in your industry. By actively working to expand your knowledge on a regular basis, you show your employers that they are getting the best you at all times. Even if your professional life doesn’t require it, continuous learning can be beneficial for anyone – feeding your curiosity and learning new skills can result in feelings of personal satisfaction and growth.

Personal development can be fun! In addition to reading news articles and listening to podcasts, you can attend classes, seminars, webinars, and enroll in online courses. All of these will enhance your skill set and ensure that you are up to date on the latest information available.

How to be successful with personal development?


Planning for a Successful Career Change

By Kris Powers | January 9th 2019

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It’s estimated that the average person will change jobs 10 to 15 times (with an average of 12 job changes) during his or her career. Some of these job changes may be out of necessity (company downsizing, etc.), others by choice. Armed with this knowledge, you can take steps to plan for career changes in your working life.


How to Reach Those Resolutions!

By Kris Powers | December 19th 2018

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As the New Year approaches, we conjure up visions of a clean slate, a fresh start. Make this the year that you properly set yourself up to reach your personal and professional goals.


30 Questions to Help You Reach your Goals in 2019

By Kris Powers | December 12th 2018

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As you go about setting goals for the upcoming year; it’s important to take time to reflect on the past year (or more) and take stock of where you are and where you want to be.


10 Meaningful Gifts on Any Budget

By Kris Powers | December 6th 2018

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. If you have run out of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’ve gathered great suggestions for you – some of which don’t even cost a dime!


How to Choose the Right Online Course

By Kris Powers | November 28th 2018

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You’ve made the decision to sign up for an online course. But with thousands to choose from, how do you select the right one to help you meet your needs?


National Career Development Month

By Kris Powers | November 14th 2018

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Career development is an ongoing process that forms an individual’s work identity. It begins when, as a child, you notice that grownups have many different jobs; policemen, doctors, retail workers, teachers, etc. and continues as you grow and discover other types of occupations through observation, exploration or education.


Make Time for Career Training

By Kris Powers | November 7th 2018

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Have you considered training for a new career but are concerned about finding the time to fit learning into your schedule? If you already have other commitments (job, family, home, etc.), even thinking about finding the time to go to school can create a sense of panic! Before you put your dreams aside, take a deep breath and explore various ways to “find time” in your day for learning.


You May be Good, but What if You Could be Better?

By Kris Powers | October 31st 2018

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You may be good at what you do, but what if you could be better? You’ve come to a point of familiarity in your job. You pretty much know what to expect day in and day out. You know your tasks, and you handle them well. So, what’s next?