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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
An overview of the ups and downs of working in retail. A cashier's own story of working in the retail environment.
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.
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.
There are a number of online business networking sites that seem to offer efficient and effective networking opportunities for small businesses. But are they worth it?
When a T-shirt description says "5.5 oz.," what does that mean? Learn what T-shirt weight is and why it's important when purchasing custom T-shirt printing.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainability jobs are becoming more popular and greater in number around the United States. This should make for a brighter economic growth and a healthier country. Some of these jobs are fun, too!
I will help you find the best free press release services that will generate ongoing publicity for your business, new product or service...or whatever it is you need to promote to a global audience. Having worked in public relations and SEO marketing for more than a decade, I have handpicked the following free PR services that I use frequently—and repeatedly—for my business and clients.
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.
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.
Need web hosting and domain name solutions in Kenya? Here is a comprehensive list of the best 5 web hosting and domain solution companies in Kenya to work with.
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.
My dear younger self, You have come to a point in your life where you must decide whether to remain on the academic career path you thought you were destined for or to step into the exciting world of applied project finance and become a financial modeler...
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 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.
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 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.
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 writing describes how to use the less advanced features of Google Ads to create an advertising campaign. You'll learn how to use Google Ads to create an ad campaign with a goal to increase website and phone traffic while targeting a geographical area of Google searches of related AdWords.
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.
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!
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.
Learn how to increase productivity as a medical transcriptionist and improve your accuracy rate while making automated speech recognition work for you.
Did you ever wonder if you have what it takes to be an operating room nurse? Here are 10 skills all OR nurses have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article reviews public and private sector employment and some of the major differences between these two work environments.
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.
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
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.
Millenials are changing internet marketing at the increasing speed. They crave omnichannel, personalized experiences and share the content they find valuable. Learn how you can use it in your business to supercharge your sales.
A former flight attendant shares the inside scoop about practical jokes and on-the-job training for the airlines.
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.
Influencer marketing is one of the hottest freelance gigs at the moment and has been for a while now. What was once a difficult industry to get into has been made easy thanks to social media. Learn how to become a paid influencer with this complete guide.
Pinterest and Instagram are both visually oriented social media platforms. But which one wins for business? Advantages and challenges of each are discussed.
What is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.
Electronic billboards are the billboards of the future. Find out what an electronic billboard is, as well as best practices and challenges for using them to advertise a business.
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.
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.
Who actually makes money online? And how do they do it? This article will examine the Blackhat world of Internet Marketing and the techniques available and employed by Blackhat Internet Marketers.
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.
Serving in a restaurant can be the start of a good career. Be the best and you will have happy customers and get noticed by management. Waiting on tables need not be a dead-end career.
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.
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?
Antiques pickers can make money while saving the past. Find out what a "picker" is and how to make money doing it.
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.
This is a true story about a conniving and deceitful eBay customer. My experience shows how eBay is carefully protecting both buyers and sellers.
As easy as modeling may sound, there are many unsuspected obstacles one may face during this demanding career. From social, physical, and even emotional.
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.
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 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?
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.
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.
Surveys can be a great way to get people engaged online and to get valuable market research for your business. Find out what you need to know when you create a survey online.
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 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 definition of mass media is changing as the Internet, mobile and social media continue to evolve. Find out exactly what is mass media today.
Many people make product or entertainment choices based on what they read on Internet review sites; this can be a big mistake.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
One of the top luxury brands in the world, this article discusses the various elements that make up the Brand Equity of Gucci.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Poshmark vs eBay for sellers: which is better for resale of used clothing? Discover eBay's and Poshmark's sale fees and listing fees and which is better for you.
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.
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.
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.