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.
Multi-level marketing, i.e. MLM / network marketing, has five fundamental flaws that you need to know before you join.
SlideShare is an uber-awesome tool and platform; It’s the exact site that jumpstarted my design business. It boasts a large user-base of PMEBs (Professionals, Managers, Executives, and Businesspeople) and extensive viewership.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The medical interpreter career field is growing rapidly. This article is an introduction to the medical interpreter profession. It answers basic questions about credentials, training, and national certification.
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.
Pinterest and Instagram are both visually oriented social media platforms. But which one wins for business? Advantages and challenges of each are discussed.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Here are 10 simple rules to keep in mind when you are selling face to face, over the phone or even via the internet.
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.
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 reviews public and private sector employment and some of the major differences between these two work environments.
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.
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.
Need web hosting and domain name solutions in Kenya? Here is a comprehensive list of the best web hosting and domain solution companies in Kenya to work with.
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.
After the 9-11 tragedy, airlines took back a great deal from loyal employees, using the tragedy to build their bottom-line profits.
Don't buy an email marketing package without knowing these simple tips. Learn how to find the right marketing agency, get the most out of your email marketing campaign, and stay within budget, from a 10-year veteran of internet marketing.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
As a waiter or waitress, fulfilling customer expectations is often easier said than done. Follow this 10-step guide and you will end your next shift with less stress and full pockets.
Choosing a career in nursing is a decision not to be taken lightly. Ask yourself the right questions to decide whether nursing is right for you. And if you are already a nurse, take the proper steps towards being a successful nurse.
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.
What is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.
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.
A former flight attendant shares the inside scoop about practical jokes and on-the-job training for the airlines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The subject of Postal 204B Supervisors often arouses intense emotions. Veteran Regular Carriers resent being bossed by newbies with limited experience, but are reluctant to do the 204B duties themselves. Does the City Carrier Assistant deserve a place in the supervisor's chair?
How many times do you see an angry or frowning sales associate? Almost never, because we have to hide it. This is what working in retail is REALLY like.
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.
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.
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
An overview of the ups and downs of working in retail. A cashier's own story of working in the retail environment.
This article shows how you can harness the power of the internet to advertise your 'brick and mortar' business with some free and low cost ideas.
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.
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.
For smaller brands it can take time to build a solid reputation amongst consumers. One way to accelerate the process is with innovation. Here are five companies that are spinning old ideas into fresh, new and exciting concepts that are helping to shape the future of their respective industries.
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.
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.
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?
Retailing giant, John Wanamaker, is famous for saying that only half of his advertising worked, but that he didn't know which half. His quote still accurately expresses the frustrations with advertising businesses of all sizes feel. Discover why it's so frustrating and what to do about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many people make product or entertainment choices based on what they read on Internet review sites; this can be a big mistake.
If you watch CSI and CSI Miami on television, you are watching criminology at work. Criminology is an important science in the field of sociology that can help prevent future crimes and help prisons become rehabilitative.
This is a true story about a conniving and deceitful eBay customer. My experience shows how eBay is carefully protecting both buyers and sellers.
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.
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"?
Samsung is a global technological conglomerate which has been on the forefront in pushing sustainability practices. The company has won many awards for incorporating sustainable materials in its products.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
To become a professional in the interior design industry requires you get an interior design education. You can decide on an associate degree or go further by enrolling for a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. After this, you may or may not enrol for the Master of Arts degree program.
IPS stands for Indian Police Services. How is their service life? What positions can they reach in their service life? What post does an IPS get during his career?
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.
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.
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.
How much do machine learning engineers make? Find out the salary ranges for entry level and average machine learning positions.
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?
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 they seriously resort to the sabotage of the Surepost product, even at the discomfit of its own customers? Mel investigates.
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.
The interior designing 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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Postal OJI and web author Mel Carrier provides City Carrier Assistants with advice to simplify their thought processes and daily work flow.
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.