March 6th, 2014
Good news for those of you with a business degree or are currently going to college for a business degree, you can significantly improve your resume with a Certificate in Human Resources Management. Adding another certificate to your resume can not only help you land that dream job, but can also increase your income as well. When you think about your resume, do you cringe? Many people do. Creating that perfect resume is not always easy for everyone, but having complimentary degree’s and certificates, can help you a lot. There are a lot of students in college who are working on double majors for just that reason. Having a double major increases your experience, and prospects for building a great career, not just finding a “job”. Here are a few other double majors to consider;
- Business and business
- Economics and Political Science
- Economics and Engineering
- Foreign Language and Political Science
There are actually many different combinations that you can do, and have a great education and really make that resume pop. Employers want to hire someone who has taken the time to really know their field, and have gone that extra mile. A good resume is not the only thing you need to land that job you want. If you follow the Job Search Basics, you will find one much more quickly. Make sure your Linkedln profile is complete. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, make one immediately.
Many employers will ask for your LinkedIn profile information as part of the application process. This allows them to see your professional network and read some of your recommendations as well. It is a much better way to get a professional reference then to make calls to those people you put down on your application and takes much less time.
Don’t stress out when searching for that perfect job, or trying to build that perfect resume. Ask for help if you need it. There are a great many services that can help you online, and at your alumni center. If you are just going through the schooling process, talk to your counselor and let them help guide you in making the right choices for the career your want.
Planning for a career, rather than a “job” is the best way to succeed. Education and experience are the two major factors that will not only get you hired, but will enable you for promotions and advancements in your chosen career. Having good people skills and learning to be able to judge who will work well together are key ingredients in human resources. Demographics, Diversity, skills and qualifications are all taken into consideration during the hiring process and important for a good Business Admin to know. After all, you never know when you may end up having to fill in for one of your HR personnel. The more knowledge you have the easier your job will be and the more likely that your employers will notice how well you do. Advancement will come to those who are knowledgeable, enjoy their work and are able to lead their team with ease
February 28th, 2014
When it comes time to do a big DIY remodel on your home, it is always best to do it all at once. There are some leasing companies that will deliver a storage trailer right to your home, so you can remove everything from the rooms to be remodeled and put them in the trailer for safekeeping. In this way you do not have to worry about any damage being done to your furniture or other valuables. In addition, the removal allows for you to do the work without anything in your way to slow you down. DIY remodeling projects can take a very long time if you do it piece by piece and will drive you crazy with wanting to get it finished. Make sure you really want to be the person to do the work.
- Decide how long you want the job to take ( a realistic time frame)
- Research what you want to do thoroughly, before beginning a large project.
- Calculate the cost of materials
- Have a good idea of what you would like it to look like after you are done.
- Then decide if it is worth doing yourself or hiring a pro
Many people get into home remodeling projects with no clue as to what they are doing and then have to hand the job over to a professional at a later date, because they have gotten in over their heads. If you have never done any kind of construction work before, it is probably not a good idea to tackle a large remodeling project yourself. It will save you a lot of money in the end to just hire that professional. However, if you are a Handy Manny kind of person, well then you at least have some clue.
Many people like to build up to large projects and that is really good as well. Smaller projects can teach you some of the pitfalls of DIY remodeling. One of the largest problems is changing your mind too often during the project and costing yourself a ton of unnecessary expense. There are many different programs that can layout the project and let you see the finished results in 3D before you even begin. That can save you lots of time and money.
Interior design is not rocket science. Most people know exactly what styles they like and what would suit their lifestyle. Finding what will make your home really special should be a family endevor, after all, you all have to live in the house. Compromise on the little things; in the end it will make everyone happier. Pick stuff that is easily maintained as well. You don’t want to have to spend lots of time and money on cleaning or upkeep.
Last but not least, have fun with what ever project you do. Large or small, each project can be a lot of fun, especially if you involve family and friends. Painting parties or BBQ’s are a great way to spend time with them and get the job done as well. Just make sure to use a lot of drop cloths to protect the floors and tape everything that doesn’t need paint on it. (paint fights are bound to happen, so grab an extra gallon or two) Working together or by yourself, DIY projects are very fulfilling and will make you that much prouder of your home when you are finished
February 22nd, 2014
I have never been that worried about my looks or how in “shape” I am until recently. I have been spurred on by my children to make sure that I stay healthy for their sake. There are a lot of people who would say that I am just fine the way I am and to be honest, I agree. However, there are little things that I can do to make myself just a bit healthier.
I found some coupons to buy some work out clothing and have started a regular routine of calisthenics, just to keep those thirty somethings from catching up to me. (yes it happens) The promo codes listed online at various websites were a big help with saving some money on those items as well. I think the clothes made me feel better about what I was doing right off. Then once I began, I started to feel better about me too. Not that I have any identity issues, but as a woman, you can understand how it makes you feel better and feeling better is what it is all about after all.
Whether it is feeling better physically or feeling better mentally, it is all the same. One of the parts I love the most about working out, is that the children work out with me. They thought it was funny at first and now they just want to hop about like mommy while they yell as loud as they can. Oh the joys of motherhood
February 16th, 2014
There is a new Italian restaurant in town that is completely authentic. It is family owned and operated, complete with the best mandolin player you have ever heard. It reminds me of those old movies where the guys serenade the couple in the restaurant. I haven’t been there yet, but my dad took my mother there for Valentines day and she loved it. I definitely have to go there and soon. I just know I am going to love it. There aren’t many good Italian places left. I don’t like the big chains because they never have certain dishes that are authentic Italian. I can’t wait!
February 10th, 2014
As you all know, boys go through clothes like wild fire on a prairie. Finding the best clothing deals that also coincide with each boys particular style can be daunting. A coupon can help when shopping online, but I have found that allowing the boys to “help” pick out their clothes saves a lot of time and effort on my part. What one likes the other hates and visa versa. I have one that likes Western style like Cowboy boots and hats, and one that likes every thing Camo, last but certainly not least, one that likes the latest “trends”.
I take that as mostly baggy hip hop looking but that is just my take. It was much easier to shop for them when they were babies. I picked out what I liked and that was the end of it. Coupons save me a little time when shopping for my kids. There is always something that I can use and have sent to my eldest while he is off at college and that makes things much easier on my wallet as well.
Taking the others shopping for clothes can be a trial sometimes, but occasionally they will surprise me. That is usually when they want something and are humoring mom, so I will be more amenable to their request. They really know how to work around me, but I don’t mind. I get my way in the end, so it works out.
Walmart is the family go to it all store. If we need something that is where we usually end up. I love that they have a price match guarantee. If I see a sale in the paper that is cheaper then their sale price, I don’t have to run all over the place. Walmart will give me the same deal and I save gas that way on top of it. Don’t you just love it when a store really wants your business and shows it? I know that I do. No matter what I need, I can almost always find it there. Staying within my budget is not that hard anymore. As I have gotten used to it, it has become almost second nature to me and to the family as well. We all know how much we can spend on certain things and that is that.
The kids have found that helping with this gets them more of what they want as well. We are a pretty tight knit family and look out for each other as is right. If my son happens to notice a sale on something he knows we need, he will bring it to my attention. That is a great way for him to start life. I won’t have to worry about his spending habits when he is older because of it. Shopping for the boys can be a lot of fun when we are all together, especially if we are in a silly mood and start trying on all kinds of crazy styles. Having fun while we shop sure makes it a lot easier to deal with then trying to hurry it along. People might look at you a little funny, but who cares so long as it gets the job done with little to no fuss. I definitely recommend having fun while you shop. It takes some of the sting out of the expense.