Turning Your Passion Into a Career

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Most people don’t love what they do. They go to work every day to earn a paycheck, not because they’re passionate about the work they’re doing. According to a recent Gallup poll, 70% of Americans are not engaged in their current job. I can’t say the statistic surprised me, but I can say, it made me sad. I never wanted to be that 70%. Since I was 18 and I transferred from … [Read more...]

Easy Wardrobes for Working Women

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I have been working for over thirty years and I have noticed that many women do not know how to have a working wardrobe. There are three types of women in the work world. One group of women wears the same outfits every week over and over again that they bought as a set from the department store. The second set of women look like they are wearing the first thing that they … [Read more...]

Ever Changing Life

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As women today we find ourselves in a lot of different roles. Some of us may remember when women were only expected to play certain roles in life such as mother and housewife. Most though do not even have a recollection of those days. I lived on the fringes of these times and I have experienced both in my lifetime. I watched my own mother in those roles and I was convinced that … [Read more...]

Adding Excitement to Your Work from Home Job

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Summary: The greatest pitfall of working from home is the distraction of the home. Cleaning often becomes an excuse for working, doesn’t it? This article will give you some tools to overcome the challenges of working from home so that you can get the most out of both your work and your home! Take a tip from Google. According to spokesman Jordan Newman, Google wants to “to … [Read more...]

Excelling as a Woman with Who You Are

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I was born in the latter part of the nineteen-fifties and most of my learning years were the sixties and seventies. As a young girl growing up in these years we were taught very different ideas about what a woman’s position was in this world than the girls of today or even the girls from the eighties until now. The primary objective, at least in my home, was to learn how to be … [Read more...]

From Mom to Business Owner

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I am now a business owner. Wow! I never thought those words would come out of my mouth. When I was a little girl, around the age of seven, I would make these little insects with this Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker machine and set up a little shop, using a piano bench in our living room, and sell them to my sisters. I can clearly remember getting all the little bugs lined up into … [Read more...]

Helpful Tips For Networking

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By Lauren Joan Marvin Perhaps you’ve attended career fairs, networking events with the hopes of making valuable connections, but you may be ignoring a wealth of prospects that you are not even aware of. Even if there is no one in your immediate circle that is in your profession, don’t forget that your friends have friends. Furthermore, you never know who you might encounter … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Special Accommodations On The SAT

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When I was in graduate school, I learned exactly how eligibility for accommodations on the SAT is obtained. My advisor not only had taught assessment classes for the past decade, but she also personally reviewed accommodation requests and psychological reports for high school students preparing to take the SAT. She told me what psychologists who are trained in cognitive … [Read more...]

Be Your Brand

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By Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence There’s an emphasis in today’s job market on knowing exactly the kind of employee that you want to be. Gone are the days when you left education and got a job as soon as possible, then stayed there for the next 40 years and retired to a nice, cozy pension. Those days are over. The focus lately is on becoming your own brand. ‘A brand, you say?’ … [Read more...]

Which Oracle Certification Should You Get?

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With the impressive number of Oracle certifications now available, it can be difficult to know exactly which one may be right for you. When deciding which certification you should attempt to achieve, you’ll need to consider a number of factors, namely, your current level of experience, your current position, your short term career goals and your long term career path. Your … [Read more...]