Using Trade Books In The Classroom

Looking for a way to encourage your students’ interest in a topic? Trade books can provide the needed spark. Trade books, which are primarily designed to entertain and inform outside the classroom, can be used successfully in the classroom to heighten motivation in your students. Trade books cover just about …

What Are The Pros & Cons Of Online Schools?

While online education has become a popular option among students, there are many distinct differences between the online study and traditional classroom-based learning. For certain students, they may fit well into online learning format; for others, a campus-based school’s program is a better fitting option. Before you decide which education …

The Importance Of Good References

Appearing for an interview is like selling a product- the product being you. Resumes get you invited for an interview, where you get to market yourself. But references are what closes a deal. When a company is hiring you, it is making a big investment. It is obvious that anybody …

Up Communication With A Prospective Employer

Many employment consultants write articles that give job applicants high-level resume advice that will, if followed, increase your chances of getting positive notice by a recruiter / employer. This isn’t one of those articles. I am the first point of contact for all the resumes / candidate messages that come …

What Is Business Development?

Too often, I have encountered business managers hiring Sales people and classifying them as Business Developers. The same holds true when managers call their Sales people Marketing Professionals. Main reasons behind this misclassification are twofold: First, many people DO NOT understand what the differences are between sales, marketing, and business …

Why Part Time Jobs Are Popular

Part time jobs can be described as an occupation in which there is an absence of commitment between the employer and the employee to maintain a lengthy working relationship. These jobs are usually meant as a temporary refuge for people who suddenly find themselves retrenched and are looking for better …

The Six “Cs” Of Team Building

Teambuilding is both an art and a science. As such, no “one size fits all.” There are, however, some fundamental principles of teambuilding which, when followed, will produce impressive results. Here are six I think you’ll find helpful. Establish a Clear Vision In order for any team to get where …

Top 10 Winter Jobs For College Students

With winter slowly drawing upon us and the weather starting to get colder, it is now the perfect time for students to begin applying for winter jobs. Not only is it a good way to make extra money but it can also be an opportunity to network and build valuable …

Why Learn Foreign Languages?

Our world is getting ever more connected and the citizens of the world are rapidly bridging national, social, and linguistic differences. When crossing cultural boundaries, language is the single most important tool. Language provides the key to broadening career and educational opportunities, enhancing the exchange of ideas and information, and …