Resigning Gracefully From Your Job

Life happens and at some point you may need to leave your current job. Whatever the reason, it is advisable to not burn bridges by resigning in a graceful manner and with connections intact. In this informative and interesting article we look at some ways in resigning from work gracefully whatever the reasons.

1. Resigning

The first step of reassigning is actually communicating that you will be resigning. The best way in which to do this is in a formal resigning letter via email. Be professional, concise and keep it…


You’ve Been Laid Off! Now What?

Millions of Americans have been laid off over the last few years, something that can be gut-wrenching and traumatizing. So what should you do if you are downsized? Here are some steps you can take in the immediate aftermath of being pink-slipped:

Find out what you may be entitled to from your employer in an exit package

Some companies may offer some sort of severance; others may just pay you for unused leave time. Some may not offer anything, other than agreeing not to contest your unemployment claim. You may…


How to Handle the New Job Jitters

You’re so excited and happy – you got the job! But as your first day approaches, the excitement and anticipation turn into nervousness and anxiousness. The “new job jitters” are extremely common, and they can range from almost unnoticeable to downright debilitating. Some people actually get physically ill before their first day on the job. If you’re worried that you’ll make a mistake or somehow leave a bad first impression with your coworkers and boss, you don’t have to be. If you recognize and accept your new job jitters, you…


Should You Bother with Childcare Training and Certification?

Being a nanny or childcare proivder is a great job for you if you’re a new high school graduate, or just looking to change jobs. There will always be a demand for childcare and that demand will continue to grow as the economy gets back on track.

This job doesn’t require any licensing, only because none exists. However, you can demonstrate that you do indeed take your job seriously, which increases your chance of finding a good family to care for. The most well trained caregivers will find the best…


How To Ace Your Nanny Interview

So, you want to be a nanny. You’ve got the qualifications, the nice shoes and the Mary Poppins countenance down, all you need to do is ace the interview. As a childcare professional, I’ve experienced a great number of this time of meeting and they all follow much the same pattern. If you follow this simple checklist, you can ensure that you’ll be prepared and ready to wow those parents into hiring you on the spot.

  • References are key

    Don’t underestimate the importance of references in this most trusted


Top Five Responsibilities of a Health Care Administrator

Pursuing a master’s degree in health care administration is a great achievement on its own. The reason behind the high rating of this master’s degree is the fact that it provides you with various skills and ideas that very few people possess. For instance, United States health care system is extremely complex, and hence it requires people with specialized skills and exceptional knowledge in health care, Master’s degree in health administration is pursued as a crash course. By pursuing this degree, you are able to practice health care, since you…


Careers in Marketing Research

Think of the last time you bought a snack at the grocery store and why you bought that particular brand. Was it on sale? Are you loyal to the brand? Did it have attractive packaging? Did you wanted to buy something new? Was the description on the package what persuaded you?

Market researchers ask some of those same questions every day. They investigate why people buy certain products or use specific services. Companies can use such information to target their products to appropriate audiences. Characteristics such as age, status, gender,…


Get Focus for Your Job Search With These Tips

If you’re currently on a job search, you’ll know exactly how long and difficult the process can be; staying motivated and focussed over a long period of time can be difficult and downright frustrating. However as you monitor your job search and the focus becomes fuzzy, take a step back and take a deep breath; we’ve got some invaluable tips and tricks to help make the process of finding that dream job a little more bearable.

Find a Legitimate Motivator

Firstly you need to understand why you’re looking for a…


7 Career Paths for Psychology Majors

Psychology majors possess an amazingly diverse skill set that leaves open to them a sea of potential job opportunities. When one with a degree in this field is willing to apply to jobs that they previously may not have considered, usually they will discover that their degree has left them much better equipped for a diverse job market than they ever knew. Skills such as understanding how human beings communicate and are motivated, and analyzing data and calculating outcomes, are all necessary in many positions. Here are some titles that…


Where to Look for Green Jobs

The idea of green jobs is still fairly new, but what we do know is that these environmentally-friendly occupations aren’t going away anytime soon.

Earlier this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report on Employment in Green Goods and Services, which found that there were 3.1 million green jobs throughout the nation in 2010. That equates to 2.4 percent of the nation’s total employment.

Why should you care about green jobs? Because they’re only going to grow as technology continues to evolve and they’re only going to get…


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