Doing postdoctoral research after finishing a PhD is now a necessary step to a tenure track position. However the terrible career structure in science leaves many scientists in the postdoc trap.
This article explores Dell's competitive advantage in the industry, documenting it's rise and fall. What led to Dell's initial success as a market leader and what caused its eventual decline?
HVAC(R) professionals are in high demand and choosing a career isn't always easy. This article will give you a sneak peek into an HVAC career.
How did cashiers know how much change to give back before computers? They counted it back by hand. This tutorial makes it easy to give back the right amount of change.
No matter what fancy tag you apply to it, being a USPS letter carrier is grueling work. This article compares the entry level Postal positions of Rural Carrier Associate and City Carrier Assistant.
So you, Postal CCA, have been asked to move up to a 204b supervisor position, and you're pretty full of yourself! Although Mel does not want to burst your bubble, you need to know the grim realities.
Basic duties of a cashier are to greet customers, ring up merchandise, bag the items, take the customer's payment and thank them for their business. What training or skills are needed?
This article details how to increase the numbers of sales appointments you successfully make over the phone.
If you wish to use Kanban to pull production through your Just in Time (JIT) process as part of your lean manufacturing initiative then you need to understand how to calculate your Kanban quantities. There are several different factors you need to consider when calculating your Kanban quantities from your daily demand, your production lead times, container (bin) sizes and of course the all encompassing safety factor.
Career opportunities for Child Life Specialists continue to rise with virtually every children’s hospital across North American creating a “child life team.” Learn the details about this unique field of work.
Effective promotional product buying does more than help promote your company, it can also help you save marketing dollars. Learn how to develop a good promotional product strategy with these tips.
So you are considering or you've just been accepted as a Postal City Carrier Assistant (CCA) and you are wondering what is in store for you. Warning - results may vary! Be prepared to travel.
What is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.
This article looks at personal characteristics of individuals that influence consumer behavior. What does your personality have to do with marketing? Can/does it benefit marketers and manufacturers to be interested in the concept of personality, and those things that are linked or related to it? Are people's personalities relevant to what they consume? The answer, of course, is "yes," as this Hub reveals.
There are all kinds of jobs that fall under the purview of a merchandiser, but the main job is to make sure that the manufacturer's products that you represent are well-stocked and attractively displayed inside the retail store. Usually the merchandiser will have a weekly route and visit the stores they are responsible for servicing at least once a week, but this can fluctuate seasonally depending on what kind of merchandise we are talking about.
This article explores four of the biggest roadblocks to happiness encountered as a CCA (City Carrier Assistant), and asks the question of whether you really want to subject yourself to this insanity.
This page describes how to get started in the fishing industry. It includes links to various resources to help you find work on a fishing boat.
If you are exhibiting at a trade show with a stand or booth, get helpful advice and tips for successful preparation: display stand staffing and training.
Learn everything there is to know about joining the Army as a combat medic. This guide takes you from the day you start thinking about becoming a medic to the day you graduate.
Are you interested in becoming an x-ray technologist in the medical radiography field? Learn what school subjects you should be proficient in and look at what your training may entail.
Working a customer service job can be harder than anything else out there, as customers are picky and difficult. Learn what you need to do to help your customers, business, and yourself.
This article reviews public and private sector employment and some of the major differences between these two work environments.
If you've just received excellent customer service at your supermarket, thank the store's trainer. They are responsible for ensuring the staff's training is up to date and everyone is working safely.
What are the benefits of lean manufacturing, what are the advantages of lean production? Lean manufacturing can benefit your business in many ways, from reducing your scrap and space required to reducing lead times to a fraction of your current lead times. In addition to this expect your productivity to rise and your profits to improve. Implement lean manufacturing if you want to see these significant and proven benefits.
Native social media posts are content that is designed around the limitations of a particular social network. Native posts are favored by the social networks since they keep users on the network and see ads. This presents challenges for marketers. Discover ways to work in this new social landscape.
With the Post Office always hiring, I thought a job working outdoors might be just the change of pace I was looking for. Boy, was I wrong.
Advertising aims to attract customers to a business and generate revenue in the form of sales. But advertising alone can never guarantee this. To see why that is so, we need to look at the larger concept of marketing, of which advertising is just a part.
A press release can be a low cost and cost-effective PR and marketing tool for small business. Find out what is a press release and how to write and distribute it.
A former flight attendant shares the inside scoop about practical jokes and on-the-job training for the airlines.
I recently performed a job that was the worst job I ever had - delivering phonebooks. It was such an awful job for me that I was really embarrassed that I even performed this job. I didn't even know if I was going to get paid at all. But...
Sales isn't just a skill necessary for those who rely on selling to earn a decent living. Successfully mastering the art of selling can propel you in life in more ways than you can possibly imagine!
There is can be little doubt that United Parcel Service (UPS) enjoys being a Big Brown roadblock to the potential success of the United States Postal Service, but would UPS resort to the sabotage of the Surepost product, even at the discomfit of its own customers? Mel investigates.
Build-A-Bear Workshop is one of the few surviving toy retailers today, outlasting Toys "R" Us. What's behind the company's success?
You are a CCA who just got word you've been promoted to Regular Carrier, but are you ready to sell your soul to the Postal Devil and make this a career? Mel covers the grim and the grins.
A good talent agent needs to recognize talent and needs to know what gets his client at the top of the A-list in their particular trade. Read on and find out how to become an agent.
In this article, we focus on the interesting and remunerative world of public relations writing. This is a field offering many opportunities for copywriters. It requires a different approach from advertising copywriting, however, and in this article, we will try to explain the important differences.
If you're a new Avon Independent Sales Representative, you will probably have some questions that weren't answered in your first meeting. Read through these Questions and Answers to learn more about the Avon business.
The Internet has fundamentally changed the advertising business. Discover the different types of Internet advertising.
Buying supplies in bulk and calculating shipping cost by weight and size are just a couple ways of saving on shipping. For more frugal tips, use this free guide created by a Top Rated eBay Seller.
If you're a small business owner or even someone who runs a business from home, you could still benefit from the use of QR Codes. Here are some ways companies are leveraging QR Codes.
The interior design industry has several top-earning specialized fields. So, to provide interior design services in a highly professional manner, rather than be a Jill-of-all-trades, focus on one or two areas. Good job opportunities remain mostly for interior designers with a specialization.
A career in HVAC requires the use of many tools. These lists of tools, with pictures, will show you what you need to start out on the right foot in your heating and air conditioning career.
As a social worker you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of populations. In addition to becoming familiar with constructing a culture gram or genogram, you may have to do assessments. Here are some ones you might encounter in the profession.
People often ask me what the police academy is like and how best to prepare. Here are a few things you can do beforehand to make you life at the academy a whole lot easier.
Thinking about becoming a Postal City Carrier Assistant (CCA), but you want to know if you have the right stuff to get through the training process? Described here are the rigors of CCA bootcamp.
If you watch CSI and CSI Miami on television, you are watching criminology at work. Criminology is an important social science that can help prevent future crimes and help prisons rehabilitate people.
Mistakes you make with your telephone voice and 6 tips for correcting. What is your image? Sound more confident and successful. Pause and take a deep breath before answering a call.
I have been asked these questions for years and decided to put the answers in this article. This is a must read for Costco fans.
There are numerous adverts on the Internet promising lucrative typing and data entry work from home. Are these scams, or is it really possible to earn a living in this way?
Harland David Sanders didn't have enough money to retire at 65. He decided to open a restaurant selling his special fried chicken. It resulted in one of the most successful franchises in U.S. history.
Answering your phone at work can be a little more stressful than taking a call at home. Find out ways to be a professional on the telephone, and keep your customers satisfied.
Do letter carriers get their kicks punting pooches? Or are there legitimate reasons why flailing feet sometimes launch furry footballs into orbit? The Postal Tsunami explores a San Diego case.
There are crazy myths about being a Mary Kay Consultant, but as with any opportunity, you have to put in effort to make it work. Take the time to find out for yourself if Mary Kay is right for you.
McDonald's can be a great way to earn money for teenagers who are looking for their first job, retirees who need extra cash, people who need a second job, and everyone in between.
Many Texas firefighters are unaware that state law grants tuition exemption for a number of professional certifications and degrees. This explains the process and reasoning for using the benefit.
Exhibiting at trade shows can be a huge expense... especially for small businesses! Discover helpful ideas for creating an effective trade show booth on a budget and optimizing the investment.
Retail work is polarizing—some love it while others can't stand it. If you're considering jumping into a career in retail, read on for a list of the major pros and cons of working in a store-based sales environment.
There are a number of online business networking sites that seem to offer efficient and effective networking opportunities for small businesses. But are they worth it?
Do you work in an environment that requires lots of phone contact with customers/clients? Are you looking for ways to improve your customer service? Review these tips and make them a daily habit now!
The definition of mass media is changing as the Internet, mobile and social media continue to evolve. Find out exactly what is mass media today.
There are many qualities to being a good customer service representative. In this hub I will go over some of the things that will help you to be a great CSR!
Often, one small event is enough to change the direction of our lives. One phone call, made while on vacation in Texas, was instrumental in changing my career path and fulfilling a lifetime dream.
Peachtree by Sage is a great choice for your small business bookkeeping needs. It is easy to setup, easy to use, affordable, and plenty of reports.
Cashiers everywhere groan when a customer wants to use cash rather than swipe a credit card. Making change really doesn't have to be all that difficult if you know these tips.
Whether you're fresh out of school or looking to change careers, this article provides insight into the various ways a person can make their way into the HVAC industry and why one may be better for you than another.
Are you looking for a job where you can use your people skills? Consider a job in retail! Before you send in that application, find out what you can expect as an entry level sales associate.
Pop Up Displays are Exhibition Stands with Pop Up Graphics. A compact, portable display stand is a great way for your company to earn from Exhibitions and Trade Shows.
Electronic billboards are the billboards of the future. Find out what an electronic billboard is, as well as best practices and challenges for using them to advertise a business.
Due to increasing competition in various sectors of the market these days, there is a need to establish an effective Customer Complaint Management System that balances the company's and the customer's objectives.
Curious about a career in data analysis? It's a relatively secure job that pays well and comes with a lot of job satisfaction for the right person. Here's an overview of what you can expect if you're starting out on the path to become one.
Software development roles often have well defined role guidelines, these guidelines as well as developer levels have become similar among top tech companies. This article dives in to how to get promoted as quickly as possible as a junior software engineer.
You are an overwrought potential City Carrier Assistant who is terrified about your impending interview. Relax on Mel Carriere's postal therapy couch. Maybe he can soothe your worried mind, maybe not.
This is a true story about a conniving and deceitful eBay customer. My experience shows how eBay is carefully protecting both buyers and sellers.
The City Carrier Assistant (CCA) is a newly created Postal position that has been controversial among the ranks of letter carriers. Mel advises the CCA how to adapt to a hostile postal environment.
So are you looking for a job in a call center. Know more about working in a call center or BPO. What are the positions available in a BPO. Know the job description of the same. Also get an idea of the growth in the BPO industry and the salary that it offers.
So, you want to be a restaurant server? Waiting tables and working in restaurants is very popular work that may be easy for some job seekers to come by, but the job isn't all fun and games.
PPC, CAC, CTR, RoAS... what do they all mean? Advertising professionals throw these terms around that could baffle those unfamiliar with them. Common advertising acronyms are decrypted and their importance is explained.
Here we explore the relationship between staff, consumers and management of day programs for people with developmental disabilities and how the programs can run more efficiently and smoothly.
Many people make product or entertainment choices based on what they read on Internet review sites; this can be a big mistake.
Many businesses wish they were the only game in town, believing that it will give them competitive advantage. Unfortunately, just the opposite is true. See why it's good to be near competitors.
What is Lean Manufacturing, just what is a good lean manufacturing definition? If you want to implement lean manufacturing then you need to understand Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts. This article will try to give you a concise lean manufacturing definition and show how it compares to Agile Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
This article is about professionalism in education. It provides teacher etiquette tips for the modern professional. There are general professional etiquette tips as well as tips about teacher etiquette with other teachers, non-teaching staff, administrators, parents, community members, and students.
An account of my training in plumbing as an adult. Re-training in plumbing in France at the age of 52 was a big step, but worth every minute. This account of the course will help you decide if you would like to qualify as a plumber and if training in France is for you.
If you're unable to qualify for merchant programs or struggle with creating affiliate links, this Viglink and Skimlinks review could be the answer to your prayers.
This page will give you an idea of the reality of fishing for a living. Fishing may sound like an ideal job, but it requires a lot of sacrifice and work to be successful.
The Winter Solstice is upon us. If you are a letter carrier for the USPS, you are probably already delivering at night. Here are a few dark delivery tips for the fledgling City Carrier Assistant.
An antique dealer with many years of experience in selling from booths in antique malls, and who has worked behind the counter for 12 years in an indoor flea market, gives invaluable tips and advice.
Suggestions for how to choose a creative name for your technology domain or business. Find out more to come up with the perfect name.
This article is my best advice to new nurses in the OR. Most of the advice is for the circulating role. Although, much of it pertains to the scrub role also.
Your Postal MDD Scanner has a tendency to freeze at awkward moments and run out of battery power on those long, gloomy postal nights. Do you know what to do?
Being a medical laboratory technologist is an interesting career and one that happens to be in high demand right now. However, it is not for everyone.