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  • 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.

    The Ups and Downs of Working in Retail

    The Ups and Downs of Working in Retail

    by Kate H11

  • Have you been considering joining the US Military? More specifically, have you been considering joining the United States Air Force? The US Air Force is a great thing - you defend the country, have a nice quality of life, a good stable income, and...

    The Air Force BMT (Basic Training/Boot Camp) at Lackland AFB

    The Air Force BMT (Basic Training/Boot Camp) at Lackland AFB

    by Evan Hutchinson23

  • United Parcel Service and the United States Postal Service have both had a rocky relationship with corporate conglomerate Amazon.com, led by Jeff Bezos. Which company is better equipped to survive the Amazon onslaught, and are they aiding and abetting their own demise?

    USPS Vs UPS - Who Will Survive the Amazon Onslaught?

    USPS Vs UPS - Who Will Survive the Amazon Onslaught?

    by Mel Carriere14

  • 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.

    What Are the Principles and Concepts of Lean Manufacturing?

    What Are the Principles and Concepts of Lean Manufacturing?

    by Tony19

  • Many independent insurance agents think the job is easy because you can ‘be your own boss’, ‘set your own hours’, and become wildly successful at the same time. However, many discover that being self-employed is one of the hardest jobs ever. Here are some ways to improve your success.

    How Independent Insurance Agents Become More Successful

    How Independent Insurance Agents Become More Successful

    by BringingSpring0

  • 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.

    Child Life Specialist: Job Description and Outlook

    Child Life Specialist: Job Description and Outlook

    by Sharon Smith32

  • Suggestions for how to choose a creative name for your technology domain or business. Find out more to come up with the perfect name.

    Unique Name Ideas for a Tech Website

    Unique Name Ideas for a Tech Website

    by Busy Mother0

  • 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.

    How to Get a Job on a Fishing Boat

    How to Get a Job on a Fishing Boat

    by Glen Kowalski20

  • Brochures can be a very important part of your business or organization as far as publicity. Thankfully, the World Wide Web offers some alternatives to high-cost brochures. There are plenty of tools you can use online to make some good brochures for free.

    How to Make a Brochure With Free Online Tools

    How to Make a Brochure With Free Online Tools

    by glassvisage161

  • 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.

    Does UPS Surepost Deliberately Sabotage the United States Postal Service?

    Does UPS Surepost Deliberately Sabotage the United States Postal Service?

    by Mel Carriere15

  • This market intelligence report uses several techniques including PESTEL analysis to investigate and summarize Kmart’s external environment and 4P technique to examine Kmart’s marketing mix and its consumers, and offer some strategies for future development.

    Kmart: Market Intelligence Report

    Kmart: Market Intelligence Report

    by Hanh Vu1

  • HVAC was already a great career choice with a lot of opportunity for growth but with over half the U.S. and Canada now legalizing marijuana in some shape or form a whole new HVAC career opportunity has been created.

    Marijuana HVAC is a Hot New Career Opportunity

    Marijuana HVAC is a Hot New Career Opportunity

    by Dan Reed4

  • 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.

    My Former Life as a Flight Attendant

    My Former Life as a Flight Attendant

    by Peg Cole240

  • Do you want to be an operating room nurse? Learn a little about what the job entails and what to expect from the environment. Becoming a surgical nurse is the best move you can make.

    One Nurse's View of the Operating Room

    One Nurse's View of the Operating Room

    by Kari Poulsen153

  • 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.

    Teacher Etiquette Tips for the Modern Education Professional

    Teacher Etiquette Tips for the Modern Education Professional

    by Rose Clearfield27

  • 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.

    4 Easy Ways to Reduce eBay Shipping Costs

    4 Easy Ways to Reduce eBay Shipping Costs

    by Jesse James1

  • Memories from almost ten years of doing retail price change work, and four or five years before that working in other retail areas. Being stalked by customers, human behavior and interesting happenings were all in a days work.

    Recollections from a Retail Price Change Worker

    Recollections from a Retail Price Change Worker

    by KathyH2

  • The installation of Postal Vehicle Cameras is imminent. This raises the question of whether Letter Carriers have an ¨expectation of privacy¨ in the previously sacrosanct realm of the driver´s compartment, or can the Post Office snoop on their sanctuary with impunity?

    What Is an "Expectation of Privacy"? Postal Vehicle Cameras Exposed!

    What Is an "Expectation of Privacy"? Postal Vehicle Cameras Exposed!

    by Mel Carriere34

  • 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.

    The Real Deal About Being a Mary Kay Consultant

    The Real Deal About Being a Mary Kay Consultant

    by Dani Alicia48

  • 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.

    How to Develop a Good Promotional Product Strategy

    How to Develop a Good Promotional Product Strategy

    by Heidi Thorne2

  • 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.

    BPO Jobs: Description and Salary

    BPO Jobs: Description and Salary

    by Kannan Reddy27

  • Given all the excitement surrounding Central Bank Digital Currencies, I explore three key reasons why I feel that the concept of a central bank digital currency does not make sense, and is indeed, an oxymoron.

    Why Central Bank Digital Currencies Don't Make Sense

    Why Central Bank Digital Currencies Don't Make Sense

    by Russell1

  • 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.

    How to Count Back Change

    How to Count Back Change

    by Peg Cole65

  • 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.

    How to Prepare for the Police Academy

    How to Prepare for the Police Academy

    by Kate Daily27

  • 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.

    So You Want to Be a Mailman - The CCA Experience

    So You Want to Be a Mailman - The CCA Experience

    by Mel Carriere144

  • A former flight attendant shares the inside scoop about practical jokes and on-the-job training for the airlines.

    Flight Attendant Memories

    Flight Attendant Memories

    by Peg Cole67

  • 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.

    Six Important Tips for Your Phone Voice

    Six Important Tips for Your Phone Voice

    by Audrey Hunt60

  • You can easily bolster the credibility of your organization by deploying surrogates - individuals outside of your organization who can speak on behalf of your organization. Make sure to do so thoughtfully and strategically for maximum effect.

    Using Surrogates to Enhance Your Organization’s Credibility

    Using Surrogates to Enhance Your Organization’s Credibility

    by C D Hundley0

  • 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.

    Using Kanban to Calculate Your JIT Bin Quantities

    Using Kanban to Calculate Your JIT Bin Quantities

    by Tony4

  • Silicon Valley has been called the “birthplace of the 21st century.” For more than 50 years, it has served as an incubator for companies that have changed the world.

    The Silicon Valley Startup Advantage

    The Silicon Valley Startup Advantage

    by Robert Nicholson0

  • 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?

    Online Audio Transcription Jobs: The Reality

    Online Audio Transcription Jobs: The Reality

    by Annabelle Johnson48

  • This is a no-nonsense, practical and down to earth guide to how you can increase sales in your shop on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. There is no strange marketing jargon, or tricky sales psychology to learn - just sound advice and simple sales techniques that you can implement today.

    15 Methods to Increase Retail Sales

    15 Methods to Increase Retail Sales

    by Linda Liebrand23

  • 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.

    Top Specialized Fields in the Interior Design Industry

    Top Specialized Fields in the Interior Design Industry

    by viryabo2

  • 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?

    Training, Skills, and Duties of a Cashier

    Training, Skills, and Duties of a Cashier

    by Peg Cole38

  • What is Shigeo Shingo’s Single Minute Exchange of Die or SMED and how can you use it to reduce setup or changeover times for your process. Full details of how to implement this powerful lean tool.

    SMED: Shigeo Shingo's Single-Minute Exchange of Die

    SMED: Shigeo Shingo's Single-Minute Exchange of Die

    by Tony10

  • This part 1 article aims to explain some of the key concepts and fundamentals that act as the basic framework for grasping an understanding of marketing. This article answers the question: "What is principles of marketing"?

    Principles of Marketing - Basic Concepts and Fundamentals

    Principles of Marketing - Basic Concepts and Fundamentals

    by Sethughes38

  • 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.

    What Are Native Social Media Posts?

    What Are Native Social Media Posts?

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • Advertisers have always pushed the edge when it comes to getting the word out on a product. Here are 5 tried and true advertising gimmicks that are guaranteed to coerce the consumer into spending their money.

    Top 5 Advertising Gimmicks That You Have Fallen For

    Top 5 Advertising Gimmicks That You Have Fallen For

    by Christopher Wanamaker16

  • 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.

    What Is Mass Media?

    What Is Mass Media?

    by Heidi Thorne3

  • Delta Airlines has a very successful business model. How did Delta create the winning organization we see in the skies today This article explores Delta Airlines as a Machine Bureaucracy to explain.

    Delta Airlines: A Machine Bureaucracy

    Delta Airlines: A Machine Bureaucracy

    by John Lannoye3

  • Many people make product or entertainment choices based on what they read on Internet review sites; this can be a big mistake.

    Can You Trust Online Reviews?

    Can You Trust Online Reviews?

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • 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.

    My Training as a French Plumber in AFPA Limousin Campus

    My Training as a French Plumber in AFPA Limousin Campus

    by Les Trois Chenes12

  • 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.

    How to Receive Free College as a Texas Firefighter

    How to Receive Free College as a Texas Firefighter

    by Daniel J Owens3

  • 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.

    How to Make Change Without Using a Calculator

    How to Make Change Without Using a Calculator

    by Peg Cole32

  • 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.

    Proper Business Telephone Etiquette Tips

    Proper Business Telephone Etiquette Tips

    by Kieron Walker2

  • 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.

    Working on Fishing Boats

    Working on Fishing Boats

    by Glen Kowalski9

  • 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.

    Trade Show Booth Ideas on a Budget

    Trade Show Booth Ideas on a Budget

    by Heidi Thorne16

  • 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.

    Personality and Related Characteristics That Affect Consumer Buying Behavior

    Personality and Related Characteristics That Affect Consumer Buying Behavior

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD24

  • 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.

    Benefits and Advantages of Lean Manufacturing

    Benefits and Advantages of Lean Manufacturing

    by Tony10

  • 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.

    Becoming a Talent Agent

    Becoming a Talent Agent

    by Kenna McHugh501

  • What is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.

    Becoming a Zookeeper: Salary and Duties

    Becoming a Zookeeper: Salary and Duties

    by Leah Lefler24

  • Selling items online is big business. A great description is essential when it comes to converting a browse to a sale. Find out how to write a product description that works.

    How to Write a Good Product Description

    How to Write a Good Product Description

    by Susan Hambidge2

  • Independent insurance agents may not understand what the meaning of IMO, FMO, or NMO is, what these organizations are supposed to do, and how to tell which ones are right for them. This simple guide will help you make sense of these terms, and help you figure out which one is best.

    How Independent Agents Can Choose the Best FMO

    How Independent Agents Can Choose the Best FMO

    by BringingSpring0

  • 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.

    What Data Analysts Do, Their Prospects & How to Become One

    What Data Analysts Do, Their Prospects & How to Become One

    by Redberry Sky5

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