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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Several factors have contributed to the success of the Walt Disney Company, and its success is well-known. But the Disney Company also deals effectively with its risks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been an operating room nurse for many years. It is a very challenging and very rewarding profession. Read these funny stories about how we let off stress in the OR!
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.
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?
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.
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.
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A former flight attendant shares the inside scoop about practical jokes and on-the-job training for the airlines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
How much do Community College Professors make? Find out average salaries and how to get information about specific 2-year colleges.
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"?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many people make product or entertainment choices based on what they read on Internet review sites; this can be a big mistake.
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.
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.
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.
This article reviews public and private sector employment and some of the major differences between these two work environments.
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.
People say social media can make your business grow. It worked for Nicole Shiraz, of Boss Ladies, and many others.
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.
Karaoke is a fun and entertaining pastime... but it starts with having a good host. These three tips should help you as both a karaoker and a Karaoke host (KJ)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.
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.
Multi-level marketing, i.e. MLM / network marketing, has five fundamental flaws that you need to know before you join.
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.
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.
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.