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As a writer on mystery shopping, paid surveys and other forms of incentivized programs, I've also had to experience taking surveys and doing paid shops. In order to share my views and recommendations, I've had to take a detailed insider's…

When you are considering embarking upon a specialized job-training program, the last thing that you want to hear is that the cost of doing so is prohibitive. After all, chances are that a reason why you're looking in the first…

Thirty year broadcast veteran Barry Michaels, ('Michaels In The Morning') has quite a few stories to tell! His life began quietly enough, growing up a on a picturesque strip of land in the southeastern United States, with a Mom and…

Thirty year broadcast veteran Barry Michaels, ('Michaels In The Morning') has quite a few stories to tell! His early life was an idyllic one, growing up on picturesque farm land in the southeastern United States, with a Mom and Dad…


Today's job applicants are encountering a lack of courtesy that is all too common. Businesses are flooded with applicants for every opening and many are showing a lack of respect for job seekers by failing to respond to their applications.…

How valuable do you consider your current job to be? Sure, every occupation provides some sort of service; otherwise, the position or the company would not exist. However, can you honestly say that you make a difference in people's lives?…

"Thank You" is such a beautiful phrase. When you say, thank you, it makes a world of difference. Recent research suggests that discourtesy in the workplace is rapidly becoming an increasing dilemma for businesses and organizations. Workplace incivility is growing,…

Don't people already know this? Well seems like "Noteverybody!" Both seasoned IT entrepreneurs as well as developers make this common mistake. They don't seem to quite understand the difference between calendar days and work days. So let me ask you…

Do you work well with children? Enjoy helping others? Teaching is one of the most important jobs for society and also one of the most fulfilling. Demand is high right now and the supply is low. According to the National…

As anybody who has ever looked for a job fresh out of college or sought to change career fields can attest, it is exceedingly difficult to find an entry-level job that pays well enough to make the change worthwhile. In…

Being a freelancer is a tough job for anyone.  Whether you are a writer or a web designer you know that the competition is fierce and you must always be on the look out for more jobs when working on…

With the pending severe worker drain prompted by boomers in full or partial retirement, keeping good employees has never been more critical. The most significant word in retention, however, is "engagement". Too many workers are present but their imagination, spirit…

Establish the date, location and budget of your event. These factors will play an important role in determining the pool of keynote speakers available to you. Your date, for example, will affect which keynote speakers are available, whereas your budget…

Creating an environment that exudes a corporate culture geared toward overachieving is key in any industry.While it is easier to measure in some industries than in others, measuring and creating performance criteria in any business can be challenging. But it…

With today's tight market making it more difficult than ever to afford top talent,smart companies are seeing internships as a way to grow their workforce.According to Dave Bracken, the author of "How to Get the Internship you Want", "Firms are…

Let's face it: The construction industry just is not for everybody. While the work itself is steady and readily available, the nature of it can change frequently. One job might find you clearing rubble from a winding mountain road, while…