Month: July 2013

Quote: Happiness

“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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7 skills you need to impress employers

7 skills you need to impress employers

Whether you’re still a student or a recent graduate, you’ve probably been told about a million times that getting a job isn’t just about your degree. In today’s tough job market, grads are expected to hit the ground running – so if you’ve already got a solid degree under your belt, that’s great, but you will need to supplement it with the following marketable skills:

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Why learning Spanish is essential for a good career?

Why learning Spanish is essential for a good career?

For everyone who does not know, learning Spanish certainly has its perks and advantages. People are recommended to know the language as it is quite easy to learn it, if they spend a good amount of time and study with determination. It is quite an old language and is spoken in many parts of the world currently. People can benefit a lot from knowing the language since it tends to help pretty much while traveling. When people decide to visit Spanish speaking countries, they are likely to find no problem in interacting with the native people.
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Students should say NO to credit cards

Students should say NO to credit cards
One of the major milestones of becoming an adult is taking responsibility for your finances. For many, that process really begins in college. You may have your first checking account and you will probably get a debit card. You will probably also be given the opportunity to apply for a credit card. Don’t do it. Banks love to lure in college students with offers of fast credit and building your financial future. It is an easy temptation to fall into that can have painful, long-term consequences. Many students spend years trying to pay off credit cards they used in college. Try to think differently about your money. Instead of spending more on credit cards, try saving money instead.
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Surviving high school guide for teens

[three_fourth]Surviving high school guide for teens

As a parent of a child moving up into high school it is only natural for you to feel a little bit sad, a tad anxious and excitement. If the parents feel this way just imagine what it’s like for the child. Can you remember your experiences and emotions from your own high school years? If you have a child who is off to the big school or have a teen who might be struggling to cope use this guide and share some useful advice that may just give them some extra confidence.

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Everything you need to know about Massive Open Online Courses

Everything you need to know about Massive Open Online Courses

We have seen this coming for a little while now. We have the Internet in all its glory, and now it’s time to start using it for good. With all kinds of people connecting from every corner of the globe, we can now teach courses online that anyone with an Internet connection can enroll in, in places from Tibet to Australia to Alaska, on subjects from Calculus to Mandarin to Chemistry. Obviously, these courses known as Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) have a lot to offer us. Read more

Five ways MOOCs could change traditional colleges forever

Five ways MOOCs could change traditional colleges forever

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, have the potential to directly and drastically alter the modern world of education. And, presently, they are on the rise. As these courses become more widely recognized and accepted and start counting the same as regular university courses, they are destined to change traditional college in several ways.
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Skills employers need to find in their employees

Skills employers need to find in their employees

According to research performed by the Executive Guidance from the CEB employers are looking to increase productivity in their employees by an additional 20% if they are to reach the goals of the business. However, out of those questioned more than two thirds of the employees said that they were already pushed to their limits with 55% saying they were already too stressed from their current workload.
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7 Strategies to improve your resume

7 Strategies to improve your resume

7 Strategies to improve your resume

In searching for a job, it is imperative that your first impression be a good one. And, for many of us job-seekers, the resume is the cover of our book which our prospective employers are forced to judge us by. Here are seven ways the cover of your book will wow your potential employer and get you that job!
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Three things to look for when searching for an MBA Program

Three things to look for when searching for an MBA Program
An MBA degree (a master’s degree in business administration) can be a big stepping stone to a more rewarding career. Not only are MBA holders generally more satisfied with their jobs than the typical employee, but an MBA degree often leads to larger salaries. What could be better than working in a field you enjoy while collecting a bigger paycheck than ever before?

There are plenty of benefits to getting a master’s degree in business administration, so if you’re not thrilled with the progress of your current career and you’re looking to shake things up a bit and re-route your path in life from dead-end job to successful living, consider applying to an MBA program. However, not all MBA programs are created equal. It’s imperative to choose a college or university that will offer what you need, so be sure to take your time and research your options before attending. Below are three things to look for as you seek out a worthy MBA program.
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