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.
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.
The introduction of new products or services can require large outlays of cash. Manufacturers often use test markets to gather information related to sales potential & other marketing considerations.
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
Established in 1985, Travelodge has become one of the most well-known budget hotel brands in the UK. This hub provides a comprehensive business analysis and recommends an international expansion plan
What's the big deal about being an OR nurse? Why would anyone want to be one? This article will tell you some of the reasons operating room nurses love their jobs.
Nothing personal, my fellow letter carriers and other postal employees, but the Postal Service thinks that you are stupid. You might find this a rather shocking thing to say, but it is demonstrated clearly by the creation of the new CCA class of...
HVAC(R) professionals are in high demand and choosing a career isn't always easy. This Hub gives a sneak peek into an HVAC career.
Looking for a rewarding home business. Consider the opportunities available as a Nursing Home Entertainer.
As I continue my Instagram-for-business adventure, here are some dos and don'ts I've discovered that can help build your following and create a positive experience for both you and your followers.
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.
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.
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.
A thirty-year police veteran explains ten arresting reasons why you do not want to become a police officer. This is must-have information for any young man or woman considering a career in law enforcement, and it is presented in a humourous format that makes it an easy and fun read for all.
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.
Learn the techniques for creating stunning window displays that not only look good, but help increase sales too.
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.
I list the pros and cons of whether we should tax the rich more, giving some of the key arguments made by different sides in the debate.
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.
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.
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 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.
Sometimes one phone call is all it takes to change our lives. The call I got while on vacation in Texas about to start a new job changed my entire direction.
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.
A brief history of the last 20 years of the working lives of United States Postal Service City Letter Carriers, with a look into the cloudy crystal ball at the future.
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.
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!
Career Postal employees might think "It's not my problem," but there are reasons why worrying about the Trump hiring freeze is not just for CCAs and PSEs anymore.
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.
Rising labor costs are forcing farmers to embrace new technology. Developments in robotics mean even delicate soft fruit can be harvested by machine.
Planning to launch an influencer marketing campaign, but don’t know how to connect with influencers? Here are some effective ways to use social media for your influencer outreach.
Running a biz is often time-consuming, overwhelming and downright schedule-busting.The last thing you need is trying to promote it on social media, right? Wrong! Find out why it's so critical.
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.
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"?
The job market has been tough, over the past several years, for marketing professionals wanting to change jobs, as well as for new graduates with degrees in marketing and advertising. The good news is that the economic situation has improved a bit, and many employers are once again hiring people with top-notch skills and experience. This article takes a look at jobs, salary ranges, and what employers might be looking for as they seek to fill top jobs in marketing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.
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.
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.
Learn how to increase productivity as a medical transcriptionist and improve your accuracy rate while making automated speech recognition work for you.
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 are infographics? In brief, they are graphical presentations of facts, figures or other information. Learn more about what they are and how to use them here.
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.
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.
What are the jobs that kill the most people? Which occupations are the most dangerous and deadly? Top 1-10 and 11-20 of the most fatal jobs in the US.
Investment opportunities in emerging and frontier markets may not be for the squeamish or faint of heart, but opportunities are available. Frontier markets are capital markets at the beginning stages of economic development that show at least some...
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
It is important for your startup's logo to be effective and to send the right message. These logo design tips can help!
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 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.
Event Coordinator and Promo Model Veteran breaks down the actual steps you need to take to land one of the funnest summer jobs ever - with pro tips on finding legit gigs, and what to beware of!
People continue to shop in retail stores despite the ease of internet purchasing. Here are a few things salespeople do that help run customers out of your store.
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.
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.
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) ensures that equipment functions without breakdowns, downtime or defects. Learn the TPM pillars definition and Implementation for the maintenance of a lean system
There are many choices to make in size and printing options when planning for a marketing brochure. Learn how to use brochure printing for your business.
This article reviews public and private sector employment and some of the major differences between these two work environments.
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.
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.
Find where your blogs and articles have been shared on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, and more! Learn what gets shared to create even more shareworthy content!
This is an overview of the processes a consumer goes through when he or she seeks to make a purchase and how a marketer reacts throughout that process.
A former flight attendant shares the inside scoop about practical jokes and on-the-job training for the airlines.
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 Internet has fundamentally changed the advertising business. Discover the different types of Internet advertising.
Multi-level marketing, i.e. MLM / network marketing, has five fundamental flaws that you need to know before you join.
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.
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.
How a well designed office phone system should quickly route callers to the desired customer service desk.
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.
Advice that will help waiters and waitresses to improve their incomes using proven methods that work!
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.
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.
Before becoming an escrow assistant, it is important to understand the job description and duties that come with this position. What is escrow? What is an escrow assistant? Find all that out here.
Stealing money or merchandise while employed at a retail company may cost you your job, your income and your reputation. Here are 10 things you need to know before you get arrested.
Antiques pickers can make money while saving the past. Find out what a "picker" is and how to make money doing it.
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.
Earned media can be "free" advertising and public relations. But you can't obtain it without an investment. See how media mentions and social sharing are earned.
Why a home cleaning business is such a good business to launch - it's inexpensive and very profitable.
Starting a new small business is exciting, but it can be difficult to get your company noticed during it's first few years. Follow these tips to stand out, gain new clients, and build a reputation
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.
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.
This is an article that I wrote when I went through basic training. My recruiter used this for new soldiers that he enlisted. I know that times have changed but you will get the basic idea.
Pinterest and Instagram are both visually oriented social media platforms. But which one wins for business? Advantages and challenges of each are discussed.
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?
An overview of the ups and downs of working in retail. A cashier's own story of working in the retail environment.
Are you a letter carrier with a sense of urgency? Just what is a sense of urgency? Furthermore, is your urgency my emergency? Mel ponders the particulars of postal philosophy on The Postal Tsunami.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a true story about a conniving and deceitful eBay customer. My experience shows how eBay is carefully protecting both buyers and sellers.
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