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.
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.
The line between a profession and an occupation can be a fine one. This article takes a look at what sets a professional apart from his or her peers.
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?
Hub examines "micro" marketing environment, elements external to marketing management, and the effects exerted on a firm's ability to serve or respond to customers, suppliers, and others.
If you have ever seen those boats pushing barges down a river and wondered what life is like on them, or have given thought to working on one, then this is a must read. "It's a good life on a boat."
The United States Postal Service faces many challenges and changes to begin the new decade. New delivery vehicles and scanners are positives, but the selection of a new Postmaster General and talk of privatization hang over the organization like a cloud of doom. What will 2020 bring?
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.
An overview of the ups and downs of working in retail. A cashier's own story of working in the retail environment.
Are you ready for the changes in the new decade? Social media will bring in many such changes with new updates. Check out the upcoming social media trends in 2020 to stay informed and have a better social experience. Read on!
Do you run out of ideas while writing social media posts? Get rid of the writer's block with the help of these 21 unique tweaks to make your Facebook and Twitter posts engaging and interactive for the audience. Read on!
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.
Multi-level marketing, i.e. MLM / network marketing, has five fundamental flaws that you need to know before you join.
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.
This article reviews public and private sector employment and some of the major differences between these two work environments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Generation Z. Gen Z. The iGeneration. Just who are they and should your business invest in marketing to them? With a population size of 74 million and approaching their earning years, marketing to Gen Z will soon be imperative to your business's success.
What type of jobs are available to nurses in the operating room. Here is a review of the circulator, scrub and float nurse roles. These are a few of the opportunities available to a nurse in the OR.
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.
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.
What is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.
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.
What does the circulating nurse do in an operating room? What is his or her role during the surgery? Read and find out.
A detailed how-to on making a failing pub business succeed and thrive. Taken from years of experience and success, I share some of my simple tips and tricks to help improve your revenue.
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.
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
A skillful 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Employment and career opportunities abound in the interior design industry, but many new interior designers and interior design students are not fully aware of this. If you are looking for employment or desire to start your own career path as a professional designer, find out what the options are.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having a forklift license can help you when looking for a job. Even though each company has its own certification, these certifications serve as proof of experience to get your foot in the door.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many people make product or entertainment choices based on what they read on Internet review sites; this can be a big mistake.
Why market to Millennials? With an estimated 1.4 trillions dollars of spending power in 2020 and 80 Million people in their generation, Millennials may very well be the most powerful living generation for the U.S. economy in the nation's history.
There are many of aspects to cashiering you may not have realized before. If you're considering applying for a cashiering position, take a look at how to cashier from someone with years of experience.
Keyword research and on-page search optimization is an art akin to poetry; the trouble is, there's a lot of people out there who write doggerel.
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.
This is a telling of my experience as a USPS CCA in New Orleans, as well as a "what to expect" tutorial for anyone considering this profession.
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'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.
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.
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.
Did you ever wonder if you have what it takes to be an operating room nurse? Here are 10 skills all OR nurses have.
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!
Social impact co-marketing has traditionally been focused on event sponsorship. With the success of co-branded advertising, why are brands reluctant to work together to support non-profits and social causes? #givingtuesday
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.
The Internet has fundamentally changed the advertising business. Discover the different types of Internet advertising.
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.
Learn the techniques for creating stunning window displays that not only look good, but help increase sales too.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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"?
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.
This is a true story about a conniving and deceitful eBay customer. My experience shows how eBay is carefully protecting both buyers and sellers.
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.
Reverend Mel Carriere, Ordained by the Church of The Perpetually Independent Mind, puts on the collar and preaches a sermon. The subject? Sin. Specifically how you, the Regular Postal City Carrier, can avoid sinning against (bottom-feeding?) City Carrier Assistants (CCAs).
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.
The Postal Mobile Delivery Device (MDD) is not just for scanning anymore. The little blue machine contains several powerful, under-utilized features that can assist the upstart City Carrier Assistant, and Rural Carrier Associate, to avoid Postal sharks that devour the scanning-challenged.
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.
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.
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.
Thinking of starting a new podcast and don't know where to begin? Learn the basics from the host of the Throwing Bones Podcast, and student at Berklee College of Music.
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.
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.
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.
Clearly a subjective question, for anyone seriously considering graphic design as a career path I'll explore some of the possible careers in the field.
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.
Since meeting and welcoming visitors is the first chance to make that lasting impression with a valued customer or client, an organisation needs to take utmost care in following certain procedures
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.
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.