Seeking Work Life Balance?By Kris Powers | August 1st 2022
It’s no secret that Covid changed the world of work for many. There were some who lost their jobs, and others who left of their own accord. Known as the great resignation of 2021, a large number of Americans – over 47 million – voluntarily quit their jobs. And the trend continues in 2022. CNBC recently reported that the Willis Towers Watson’s 2022 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey showed that 44% of employees are “job seekers”.
Goodbye Monday BluesBy Kris Powers | July 14th 2022
It’s been a nice, relaxing weekend, but Sunday is coming to a close and in the back of your mind you’re already dreading going back to work Monday. It seems like it’s the same old cycle – what seems like a never-ending workweek and then the all-to-quick weekend.
There are small steps you can take to combat those Monday blues. If you’re able to finish small tasks Friday, you won’t have to worry about those on Monday. Before you leave your desk on Friday, make note of the things you’d like to tackle come Monday morning. Straighten your work area so that you will walk into an organized office on Monday. Try not to schedule any meetings for Monday morning to allow yourself a smooth transition into the work week.
What to Wear to An InterviewBy Kris Powers | June 30th 2022
You landed an interview with a company you really want to work for. Congratulations! Now the question is how do you look presentable and make a great impression? When you’re interviewing in-person, make sure your attire is professional and that you are looking fresh and clean in your outfit. The hiring personnel are going to immediately look you up and down before they have a chance to question you, so walk in confident and feeling good in your outfit.
Handling Test StressBy Guest Blogger | June 1st 2022
Most students experience some stress and perhaps a bit of anxiety when a big test is coming up. Feeling a little on edge is often a good thing because it drives many students to dedicate more time to studying.
But problems can occur when you experience extreme test stress that interferes with your quality of life in one or both of the following ways:
You struggle to concentrate and have trouble studying for big tests. The days and hours leading up to an important test are wasted in anxiety, fear, and overthinking.
Best Jobs for Night OwlsBy Kris Powers | May 17th 2022
When considering a career path or job; consider the possibility of evening or overnight work. For some employees, working at night is a personal preference because that’s when they feel more alert, it’s quiet and they can get more accomplished. For others their spouse may work during the day, and they are with the kids. This makes working at night ideal so there is no need to pay for daycare. In some fields, working at night results in a higher salary. And let’s face it – those evening shifts might have the extra benefit of less traffic on your commute!
If you are looking for a career that allows the benefit of nighttime work; here are some jobs that are ideal for night owls.
Remote Learning NecessitiesBy Kris Powers | April 20th 2022
Remote schooling has been introduced into almost every household within the past couple of years. For some, it is a beneficial way to study and learn, and for others it is a struggle. What we have learned is that you can set yourself up for successful remote learning with the right tools and study environment.
Find a Career that Fits Your PersonalityBy Kris Powers | April 6th 2022
Selecting a degree or deciding what career training path is ideal for you can be difficult. Don’t waste time and money going after a career that won’t fulfill you. Understanding a little more about your personality and temperament will narrow down choices and direct your path toward a job that can make you happy!
The 16 personality types were created by Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs, developers of the MBTI® assessment. Myers and Briggs created their personality typology to help people discover their own strengths and gain a better understanding of how people are different from one another.
The Power of Personal EnrichmentBy Kris Powers | February 27th 2022
As jobs are constantly evolving, we as life-long learners should evolve with them. A personal enrichment course is designed to enlighten you on topics you may already know a little about, or expose you to something you’ve always wanted to learn. These courses can cover diverse areas of learning such as computer applications, communication skills, hobbies and crafts. Ed4Career offers many different topics of classes to help you keep your lifelong learning skills sharp.
Maybe you have decided you want to learn about different topics such as finance or law. We’ve got the courses you need!
Are you interested in starting a business as a photographer? Take the photography course to learn how to take those unique photos and help develop your photography style.
How to Properly Cite Sources in a Written AssignmentBy Kris Powers | February 16th 2022
When completing your courses, in all areas of study, you will most likely be given writing assignments. Information you research will come from outside sources. Unless you are speaking your own opinion or experiences, you will need to cite and reference where your material comes from. Why does credit need to be given from these sources? Because otherwise it is stealing someone else’s work and efforts. Many universities, colleges, and certification programs will suspend or penalize you for not citing your work properly! Your professor will specify which format you will need to use, and the formatting specifics required. Here, we will go over just the citations, references and work cited page,
1. Citation- A quote from an article or book. A way to let readers know this specific information came from another source.
Proctored Exams - Don't Panic!By Kris Powers | February 1st 2022
While registering for remote classes, have you noticed that certain class selections list “online/proctored exams”? When taking online courses or certification exams there are instances when you will need to take proctored tests. A proctored exam is monitored to ensure you have no outside help while trying to pass your test. A proctored exam can be intimidating if you have never taken one before. Read on to learn more about proctored exams and push the worry aside.