Monday, August 31, 2015

Daily Leap Career Video of the Week: 5 Tips to Clear Your Email Inbox

Each week we present our Daily Leap Career Video of the Week. The video we share presents news or advice related to career development, searching for a job, the economy and employment, and other career-related topics.

The video below identifies 5 tips to help you manage that email clutter, including sorting and batching your email. Watch for more tips.

Friday, August 28, 2015

High 5 Weekly Career Transitions Roundup: How to Network Your Way to a Job Promotion

This is our weekly roundup of some of the best career-related articles, interviews, blogs, etc., we've read during the week. We share them so you have some great resources to prepare you for the coming week. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Six Options for Continuing Education and Career Advancement

Every job or career path requires some knowledge or education to be successful. For some careers you might be able to learn on the job. Others, however, require additional education or an advanced degree.

Obviously if you want to be a psychiatrist you'll need to go to medical school. That bachelor's degree in English won't cut it. But there are many others jobs and careers where that English degree can be used broadly and supplemented with other forms of learning and education.

If you need to add some additional learning and education to your resume here are a six options to consider:

1. Local Community College. Many community colleges offer excellent courses to provide you with a specific skill, such as using Photoshop. They also offer associate degrees or certificate programs in many fields that might supplement your career development.

2. Local Government. Most cities and towns offer community education courses in a wide variety of
subjects and fields. You might just find a low-cost course that will help to gain the skill to qualify for that promotion.

3. Local Organizations. Small (and large) nonprofit organizations, along with other local businesses and community libraries typically offer training in the arts, financial management, computer programs, and more at very low-cost and some, like at the library, might be free.

4. Mentors or Tutors. Do not overlook the training and learning opportunities that a mentor or tutor can provide. A mentor might allow you to job-shadow with him or her to learn more about their work and profession. Hiring a tutor can be a great way to enhance those computer skills or to learn a new language.

5. Online Courses. You can learn just about anything online, such as coding or a new language, through free courses at a variety of great online learning sites, including Codecademy. Check out this previous post about online learning.

6. College or University. Of course, you just might have to go back to college or university in order to complete that degree or earn an advanced degree.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Daily Leap Career Video of the Week: Be Willing to Be Uncomfortable

Each week we present our Daily Leap Career Video of the Week. The video we share presents news or advice related to career development, searching for a job, the economy and employment, and other career-related topics.

In the video below Evan Carmichael and T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, discuss the importance of taking risks and being willing to be uncomfortable for success in life and in your career.

Friday, August 21, 2015

High 5 Weekly Career Transitions Roundup: Build Your Brand Through Public Speaking

This is our weekly roundup of some of the best career-related articles, interviews, blogs, etc., we've read during the week. We share them so you have some great resources to prepare you for the coming week. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

5 Great Resources for an Entrepreneur

Last week we wrote about some initial steps to entrepreneurship. Today we'll share some great resources to assist you in starting your own business.

5 great resources for an entrepreneur:

1. U.S. Small Business Administration: Offers loans, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

2. Entrepreneur magazine: Articles and videos for starting and running your own business.

3. The Entrepreneurs: A podcast produced by Monocle bringing a "weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology."

4. The $100 MBA: A free online business course to "show you how to create something YOU KNOW your customers REALLY want."

4. Fast Company: The magazine and web site seeks to "inspire readers and users to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business."

And as a bonus, Evan Carmichael shares 5 resources to be a great entrepreneur in this video.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Daily Leap Career Video of the Week: 6 Ways to Recharge at Work

Each week we present our Daily Leap Career Video of the Week. The video we share presents news or advice related to career development, searching for a job, the economy and employment, and other career-related topics.

In the video below, Cassey Ho, identifies six ways to recharge at work, especially for those sitting at a desk all day.