Showing posts with label Distance Learning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Distance Learning. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Want To Grow In Your Career? 5 Ideas That Will Get You Noticed

Even if you believe you're completely secure at your current job level, know that job promotions and salary increases don't grown on trees. If you want to grow in your career, here are five ideas that will get you noticed and on the road to a higher job title and the higher income that goes with it.

Go Beyond your Current Job Performance

Make sure you know exactly what your particular career description entails in all of its duties and functions. Compare it to what you have been accomplishing on a daily, weekly and quarterly basis. If sales figures or quotas are involved in your job, take that into account as well. Now make an effort to perform those tasks at 110% of your abilities at all times. Management and higher ups will be sure to notice your dedication.

Knowledge is King

Impressing upper management with your increased knowledge and education in your field, can make you a highly sought after team member. Advanced college degrees and certificates in most fields can now be granted by taking courses over the internet. An excellent form of web learning is the system at Here you will find software tools for excellent e-learning design, delivery and development strategies. Online courses can be customized to meet your needs for best results and understanding.

Take on Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Be proactive in your approach to job requirements and leadership roles. Ask for an additional assignment or chair a committee or meeting without being asked. Volunteer to organize a holiday party, social event or community project.

Learn to Delegate Judiciously

While maintaining a heavier workload for yourself, be sure to learn the fine art of delegating items to fellow employees when necessary. Make sure you are fully bound to the project material so that other workers asked to help carry the burden do not feel exploited or taken advantage of.

Cordiality is the Key

A congenial and cordial tone is crucial to being liked and respected by fellow employees within your office or corporate environment. Show deference to those in management above your ranking, while showing respect to employees below your title or company stature.

An increasingly competitive job market could mean that a fork in the road or a wrong turn on the corporate highway can lead the most experienced employee astray. Especially at a time of corporate downsizing, each individual must make an effort to stand out amongst his or her company comrades.

Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn't writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Five Ways To Save Money and Learn New Skills at Home

Earning and saving money while learning new skills or a new trade can seem impossible at times, especially with the rising cost of traditional education. If you are looking for ways to save money while also expanding your knowledge, there are a few different methods available that can be completed from just about anywhere, including your own home. 

Read Free EBooks

Reading free eBooks online is one way to save money while learning new information or skills. There are libraries of thousands of free eBooks on everything from survival in the wilderness and canning food to understanding the mind and even neuroscience.

Browse Official Publications

Browsing official publications and documents that have been released online is another way to learn new skills without having to invest any money to gain the knowledge you are seeking. Be sure to verify the publications or documents you are reading are truly official and from a reputable source when learning a new trade or skill.

Learn With Videos

Learning with do it yourself, or "DIY" videos is another way to save money and learn new skills at home. Watching videos online is a way to avoid enrolling in paid classes while learning and picking up new subjects entirely free and from the comfort of your own home. When you want to get working around the home, there are plenty of DIY videos to get you started. With Garage Door instructional videos it has never been easier to get actively involved with DIY projects around the house.

Get Creative

Get creative and begin designing or working with photo-editing, programming and even web design. Working from home and saving money is possible by picking up computer-related skills, especially if you consider yourself to be somewhat inclined to technology. Find your passion and choose a niche to focus on.

Join New Start-Ups

If you truly want to immerse yourself in an environment from home that allows you to learn new skills, join new start-up businesses or online groups for entrepreneurs and self-learners. Becoming a member of online communities, message boards and social networks is a great way to pick up new skills without being required to attend traditional classes.

Knowing how to get resourceful at home when you want to learn anything new is a great way to save money while still enhancing your knowledge. When you put various resources to use online while you are learning new material it is much easier to find the experience enjoyable and more memorable long-term.

AUTHOR BIO: Tommy Mello owns Garage Door Nation, a website specializing in wholesale garage parts and providing helpful DIY videos. 

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