Thursday, March 12, 2020
Hey, Pet Lovers This is the New Benefit Your Employees Want (and Furry Friends Need) Whether you rescue, purchase, or inherit a new pet, the first week of having them in your home is a crucial time for their development. Its the iabsprache time to bond with, train, and socialize your new family member. But many people especially single pet parents have to miss out on this opportunity because they have to work.Thankfully, missing out on that week is starting to become a thing of the past enter pawternity leave. A number of companies have introduced this new benefit that allows new pet parents to take time off to help their pets through this transitional time.Mars Petcare was one of the first companies to offer employees pawternity leave, giving new owners 10 hours of paid leave plus the option to bring their pet into work with them. Minneapolis marketing company Nina Hale embraced the benefit this summer by giving employees the ability to work from home to help them welcome their n ew pet. And New York-based software company mParticle has jumped on board theyprovideemployees who have adopted rescues with two weeks of paid time off.While welcoming a new furry friend into our lives is a celebratory (albeit, chaotic) time, another benefit designed to help pet owners through a gloomy time is also making the rounds pet bereavement leave. Rather than having employees put on a brave face and soldierthrough a pets passing, some companies are providing grieving pet owners with paid leave to mourn. Having been through my own pet loss, I know coping with the loss of a pet can take a major emotional toll, and having time to properly deal with such tragedy is extremely necessary.While many companies have given this benefit unofficially, pet bereavement leave is finally earning its place as an official benefit. Kipton Hotels and Restaurants provide grieving pet parents with three days of leave, Seattle-based pet insurance brand Trupanion offers employees one day leave, and VMware and Maxwell Health offer flexible days in the wake of a pets death.When companies implement pro-pet policies, employees and employers win. A study conducted by Nationwide and HABRI confirmed that employers who practice pet-friendly policies are more likely to have employees who feel connected to their companies. Offering pet-friendly benefits champions employees and makes the company as a whole a better place to be. Think about it if a pet owner is choosing between working at two companies, all other things being equal, they are more likely to choose to work at the company that would best support their furry one.--Kayla Heisler is an essayist and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet. She is a contributing writer for Color My Bubble. Her work appears in New Yorks Best Emerging Poets anthology.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
A Guide to Writing Ana Anticipated Certification on Resume The Hidden Facts About Writing Ana Anticipated Certification on Resume Resume certifications may also land a larger paycheck. Ultimately, its quite important to not incorporate any certifications that you dont possess, that is to say its strongly advised not to lie on a resume You simply dont find out how to list certifications on resumes. Listing certifications on a resume is a means to showcase your training and techniques. There are various sorts of certifications which should be included on a resume based on the form of jobseeker and the business and position that the resume is for. Your summary of qualifications should incorporate a wonderful assortment of examples which make your resume really stick out. You may browse certified list below which is in no specific order or look for a writer that specializes in your career seekers using the links below. Students learn in various ways through different tools. In that situation, you may add your latest certification to your education section. You may take action to raise the section with certifications or other expert development achievements. Youll have practice quizzes after every module to make sure youre confident on this issue youve completed before proceeding. Adding to your education is excellent. Whats Truly Happening with Writing Ana Anticipated Certification on Resume If youre lacking in the experience department, it may be better to try out a different resume introduction. For instance, if youre asking for a job for a network analyst, you dont need to list your house health-aide certification. All you need to do is make certain the certification program is not just a class and that its coming from the appropriate authority. Our award winning learning system offers you all the advantages of a live class at merely a fraction of the price. Whether you are in possession of a long academic career with various degrees or ma sters, or vocational or technical courses that have resulted in professional certificates, there are lots of approaches to include certifications on a resume to pull the hiring managers interest. For instance, if you have CPR certification and youre asking for an accounting position it isnt relevant and would fruchtwein likely be better left off your resume. There are a few professions like finance or healthcare where specific certifications or degrees are important to getting the job. Dont forget, youre an educator. Writing Ana Anticipated Certification on Resume Fundamentals Explained At exactly the same time, in the event of freshers, all the certifications matter a good deal. Youre able to receive a fair idea of accredited on-line certifications on the subsequent link. Whether your resume is already online or still in paper form, its likely to wind up in a database sooner or later and you have to make certain it comes up in the fruchtwein suitable searches. If you own a LinkedIn profile, include that, too. As soon as you build your LinkedIn Profile, look at listing your private URL below your name. In that situation, you will want to set your certifications at the peak of your resume beside your name. For a Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing and advertising Certification goes a very long way in letting the recruiter know the extra skill in an identical domain. Writing Ana Anticipated Certification on Resume at a Glance The NCRW Certification Commission is composed of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting the greatest standards of resume excellence. You may place Certification ahead of Education if you want. If you neglect to point out necessary certifications and licenses, for example, an employer may not keep reading in order to discover more about you. Learning the ideal place to list your certifications can allow you to land that all-important interview.
Friday, January 3, 2020
6 Warning Signs of Pointless Internships I recently met a young woman who is trying to break into the PR field. Not having any background in PR, she looked up local PR firms, contacted each one and finally landed an internship. I use the word internship lightly. For the past 6 weeks this woman has done some work, but nothing substantial. The firm is small with just a few employees, the majority of whom work remotely.This woman drives 45 minutes three days a week for herbeibei so-called internship. Most of the time when she arrives, her boss (the head of the firm) is not even there. And some days her boss fails to show up, leaving the woman with no work to do.Now, she desperately wants to break into the PR field and truly believes in the potential of the company shes interning with. She admitted to me that it could be more organized. And I admitted to her that thats not the only thing this firm is lacking.Were constantly receiving advice on when to jump ship in ur 9-5pm jobs, but what about students and internships? Or not even students, but those who have taken on a supposed internship with a company hoping to break into a field? Why dont we offer these types of people the latest tips and tricks on how to spot the its-just-not-working-out signs? Well, Im here to put an end to all of that.Nearly half of college graduates are underemployed and 6.3 percent of 2012 graduates are unemployed. Whats worse is that studies show that businesses only plan to hire 2.1 percent more college graduates from the class of 2013 than they did from the class of 2012.Getting the required skills necessary to obtain full-time employment (and in your degree field) is not something to be taken lightly. And internships are one of the best ways to learn those skills. College students and the inexperienced workers looking switch fields do not have time to work at just any internshipthey need to actually benefit from these positions.So, below are six red flags of a faulty internship. Ladies and gentleman, students and inexperienced trying-to-my-foot-in-the-door-workers If you are looking for an internship, be aware of these signs that may show it wont end up being in your best interest. And if youre currently working at an internship, measure its features by this list to determine whether or not you need to jump ship1. No ContractThis is very important. Just as new employees have to sign all the important documents when hired by a company, so should interns sign the correct papers for an internship. You know the saying, Get it in writing. Why? Because writing makes it official.Make sure you have a copy for your records that 1) explains the duration of the internship 2) your duties 3) compensation (if any) and 4) any causes for termination. This helps bring the formality into the internship process.Why is it okay for the young womans boss to show up late or not at all? Because they never made a binding agreement for her internship. It was only talked about. Having written documents helps set things in stone.2. Getting food/running personal errandsAs an intern you are not your bosss personal assistant I dont care what you see in the movies. Being at your bosss beck and call, buying his/her lunch and running the persons personal errands is not your job. Your job as an intern is to contribute to the company while gaining knowledge and insight to help you in your chosen career field.I had the opportunity to work at 7 different internships while in college and not once did my managers ever ask me to buy them lunch. Dont get me wrong I dont think theres anything wrong with you picking your boss up a Starbucks latte or sandwich from the nearby deli if he or she is super busy and asks or if youre already out and your manager requests this. But, this should not be a regular thing or something that is expected of you.3. Doing busy workSure, interns are there to pick up the slack, in a sense, and help with the important tasks other employees just dont have time to fulfill. I understand that, but, just like being the coffee boy/girl this shouldnt be a regular occurrence. The work you do at an internship needs to benefit your future career. If what youre doing is in no way connected to your major or career aspirations, talk to your manager about it. If he or she leise gives you busy work, its time to move on.*I understand that most people, especially students, would not want to leave an internship before the required end date. But, remember you having the necessary skills to get a job post-graduate is crucial. You do not have time to waste doing something that isnt benefiting your career. If you decide to leave an internship early you can 1) leave it off your resume (especially if you were only there for a short period of time) or 2) explain how the internship didnt help you excel during your next interview.4. Not doing enough workThis is similar to point no.3. Again, an internship should offer you real-world experience. It should challenge you. If you find yourself sitting idle, ask your manager for more tasks. Doing nothing (even if youre getting paid) will not help your future because youll be missing out on the opportunity to acquire important skills.5. Manager isnt interested in career growthThe main thing I appreciate from each of my internships (and what benefited me the most) was the fact that each of my managers were invested in my career growth. Every single one of them set out to make sure I took away all the necessities as I worked. They constantly asked for my ideas and feedback and monitored my strengths and weaknesses throughout the internships. The acted as mentors, always looking out for my best interest.Interns need managers who not only care about what they can do for the company, but what the company and experience interning there can do for the interns careers.6. Unorganized/no structureA unorganized intern ship program is a definite red flag. Just like you wouldnt want to work for a company that lacks structure in its different processes, you should avoid the saatkorn thing when interning.
Sunday, December 29, 2019
ASME Honors Nine Engineering Innovators at IMECE 2016 ASME Honors Nine Engineering Innovators at IMECE 2016 ASME Honors Nine Engineering Innovators at IMECE 2016Dec. 9, 2016 ASME President Keith Roe (left) presents the ASME Medal to this years winner, J.N. Reddy, at the 2016 Honors Assembly.The professional achievements of nine distinguished engineers - including J.N. Reddy, Ph.D., of Texas AM University, James Duderstadt, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, and Helen L. Reed, Ph.D., of Texas AM University - were recognized by ASME at this years Honors Assembly. The multimedia ceremony, which welches held Nov. 13 during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and ausgesetztsein in Phoenix, was co-hosted by ASME President Keith Roe and Krishna Gupta, chair of the Committee on Honors.Dr. Reddy, the Oscar S. Wyatt endowed chair professor, distinguished professor, and Regents Professor of mechanical engineering at Texas AM University, received the Societys h ighest award, the ASME Medal, during the awards ceremony. The ASME Medal, which was established in 1920, recognizes eminently distinguished engineering achievement. Reddy, an ASME Fellow, received the award for his contributions to applied mechanics through authored textbooks and the development of shear deformation plate and shell finite elements for the accurate determination of interlaminar stresses in composite structures, which have had a major impact on engineering education and practice. Helen L. Reed, professor of aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University, received the ASME Kate Gleason Award at this years Honors Assembly.Dr. Duderstadt, president emeritus and university professor of science and engineering at the University of Michigan, was presented the ASME Ralph Coats Roe Medal, which recognizes an outstanding contribution toward a better public understanding and appreciation of the engineers worth to contemporary society. Duderstadt was honored for his s ignificant contributions to the engineering profession and society through research, teaching, public policy and tafelgeschirr activities. In his current lokalitt at the University of Michigan, he is co-director of the schools Science, Technology and Public Policy Program and director of the Millennium Project, a research center that explores the impact of over-the-horizon technologies on society.Dr. Reed, professor of aerospace engineering at Texas AM University, received the ASME Kate Gleason Award for lifetime achievement in the fundamental understanding and control of boundary layer transition for high-efficiency aerospace vehicles, and in pioneering small satellite design and implementation. The award, which was established in 2011 in honor of the first female engineer to become a full member of ASME, recognizes women engineers who are either highly successful entrepreneurs in a field of engineering or who have had a lifetime of achievement in the engineering profe ssion. Reed, an ASME Fellow, is currently Regents Professor, Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence and holder of the Edward Pete Aldridge 60 Professorship at Texas AM. Bernard E. Hrubala, who recently retired from TV Rheinland AIA Services LLC in Houston, received the ASME Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal at the ceremony.Evangelos Trifon Laskaris, Ph.D., chief engineer in diagnostics imaging and biomedical technologies at GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y., was also among the honorees at the event. Dr. Laskaris was the recipient of the Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal, for pioneering contributions to the frontiers of engineering leading to breakthroughs in existing technology or leading to new applications or new areas of engineering endeavor. Laskaris was honored for his pioneering contributions to the design and construction of superconducting magnets for magnetic resonance imaging systems and energy applications, and for his continued efforts to increase the affordability and availability of MRI equipment within the worlds underserved regions.Bernard E. Hrubala, until recently the global business development manager for pressure equipment certification at TV Rheinland AIA Services LLC in Houston, received the ASME Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal for his outstanding leadership in ASME Standards and Certification, particularly the advancement and promulgation of the Societys conformity assessment programs, the global acceptance of ASME codes and standards, and the implementation of key initiatives that continue to enhance ASMEs position as a world-renowned standards development organization. An ASME Fellow, Hrubala has nearly 40 years of experience in the pressure equipment industry in such areas as international conformity assessment, ASME codes and standards compliance, jurisdictional requirements, inspection, and auditing. Lijie Grace Zhang (center), winner of the 2016 Sia Nemat- Nasser Early Career Award, with ASME President Keith Roe (left) and Krishna Gupta, chair of the Committee on Honors.Lijie Grace Zhang, Ph.D., an associate professor at the George Washington University, was this years recipient of the Societys Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award, which honors research excellence in experimental, computational or theoretical aspects of mechanics of materials by young investigators within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. degree. Dr. Zhang was recognized her pioneering research in tissue engineering and biomechanics for the development of novel biologically inspired nanomaterials and for research in the integration of nanobiomaterials with advanced 3D bioprinting for complex tissue and organ regeneration. Three ASME Fellows - Christina H. Amon, Ph.D., Ashwani Gupta, Ph.D., and Shiv G. Kapoor, Ph.D. - were elevated to the highest level membership in the Society, Honorary Membership, at the Honors Assembly this year. The award, which was fir st bestowed in 1880, the founding year of the Society, recognizes a lifetime of distinguished tafelgeschirr by individuals whose work has contributed substantially to the highest goals of the engineering profession. Dr. Amon, the dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and alumni chair professor of bioengineering at the University of Toronto, was recognized for her outstanding contributions as a researcher focusing on heat transfer, as dean of engineering at the University of Toronto, as a leader in ASME and the engineering community, and as an advocate for increased diversity within the profession. In addition to her role as dean, Amon is also a renowned researcher in the development of computational fluid dynamics for formulating and solving thermal design problems subject to multidisciplinary competing constraints, with a focus on nanoscale thermal transport in semiconductors, energy systems and bioengineered devices. Christina H. Amon, the dean of t he Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and alumni chair professor of bioengineering at the University of Toronto, was one of three ASME members who were named as Honorary Members of the Society this year. Ashwani Gupta of the University of Maryland and Shiv G. Kapoor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were also named as Honorary Members during the ceremony.Dr. Gupta, a distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland (UMD), was honored for his distinguished research and educational contributions, particularly those related to energy and environmental sustainability for mentoring high school students and for providing services to government and industry. An expert in combustion engineering with more than 40 years of experience, Gupta is internationally recognized for his contributions to energy and environmental sustainability. Guptas current research focuses on the development of near zero emission combustion with uniform thermal field u nder high intensity combustion conditions for stationary gas turbines.Dr. Kapoor, the third recipient of ASME Honorary Membership at the ceremony, was recognized for his more than 30 years of pioneering contributions to manufacturing engineering through basic and applied research with close collaboration with industrial users, the education and mentoring of young engineers, and lifelong service to ASME and other professional societies. Currently the Grayce Wicall Gauthier Chair in mechanical science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kapoor is the director of the Manufacturing Research Center and a former director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Machine Tool Systems Research.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
How to Show Promotions Multiple Positions on Your ResumeHow to Show Promotions Multiple Positions on Your ResumeYou came to the right place to learn how to write about multiple positions on your resume. Just give this a thought firstLets say youve been with the same employer for 15 years.At your company, youve held many different positions. Youve even had an internal versetzung or two and held senior positions.CongratulationsBut now, youre ready to move on to a new adventure. So, its time to make a new resume.And thats about the moment when you realize that you dont know how to show a promotion on a resume. Not only that, but youre struggling to list multiple positions at the same company.Do you write the name of the company over and over again? It looks weird.How do you show off your promotions? How do you show off your career progression?If you dont know where to start, you arent alone.Thats why this article will show youThree different strategies for how to show a promotion on a resume.How to list multiple positions at the same company on a resume.How to draw attention to your career progression to impress hiring managers.Want to save time and have your resume ready in 5 minutes? Try our resume builder. Its nicht weit davon entfernt sein and easy to use. Plus, youll get readys of Resume Action Words for Every Profession2How to Show a Promotion on a Resume When Duties ChangeAgain, ask yourselfAfter your internal promotion, were your duties the same? No?In that case, youll want to use strategy number two.Strategy Number Two Separate Entries for Each TitleWhen each position is different, each position will need a separate set of bullet points.So, youll want to create separate entries for each position. But you can still use the companys name as an umbrella to save space.Again, start with the name of the company and add your starting and finishing dates.Next, add your current position with dates. Add up to six bullet points describing your responsibilities and achievements. Be sure to include one bullet point that explains your promotion.Finally, add your previous positions and dates. As you go back in time, you can add fewer bullet points and less detail. Focus on the reasons leading up to each promotion. Then add your best achievements for each position.Heres an example of how to show a promotion on a resume using strategy tworightChunky Monkey Jeans(June 2011 s)When making a resume in our builder, drag drop bullet points, skills, and auto-fill the boring stuff. Spell check? Check. Start building your resume here.Create my resume nowWhen youre done, Zetys resume builder will score your resume and tell you exactly how to make it better.3How to Show a Promotion on a Resume When Theres a BreakLets say theres a situation where you leave a company and come back later.On your second time around you get a promotion. How do show a promotion on a resume when you left a company and came back? Thats where strategy number three comes into play.St rategy Number Three Adding the Company TwiceThis is the only strategy that requires you to list the name of the company twice.As always, you will start with your current job first.After, list all previous jobs in reverse-chronological order. If you held other jobs in between your stints at the same company, put them in between your two roles.Youll add your dates and a bullet list of responsibilities and achievements as usual.Heres an example of how to show a promotion on a resume using strategy tworightShift Manager (June 2016 - Present)McDonalds, Kettering, PAAchievementResponsibilityAchievementResponsibilityAchievementResponsibilityCashier (September 2015 - June 2016)Hearts of Gold, Kettering, PAAchievementResponsibilityAchievementResponsibilityCrew Member (June 2015 - September 2015)McDonalds, Kettering, PAAchievementResponsibilityAchievementwrongMcDonalds (June 2015 - Present)Kettering, PAShift Manager (June 2016 - Present)Crew Member (June 2015 - September 2015)AchievementRespo nsibilityAchievementResponsibilityAchievementResponsibilityHearts of Gold (September 2015 - June 2016)Kettering, PACashierAchievementResponsibilityAchievementResponsibilityThe example is incorrect because the jobs are notlagelage listed in reverse-chronological order. Your jobs need to appear in the order they happened. That way, a hiring manager can get a clear picture of your work history.Pro Tip Lets say you are working two jobs at the same time. Youve gotten promoted in both. Does it matter which you lead with since theyre equal? In that case, lead with your most relevant job first. Which one is the most like the job for which youre applying now?Not sure how to list professional experience on a resume? Need more help constructing interesting bullet points? Read our guide Job Description for a Resume How to Describe Your Experience with Bullet Points4How to List Multiple Positions at the Same Company on a ResumeLets say that youve held multiple positions at the same company, but not because you were promoted. These are called lateral moves.Lateral moves can happen for all sorts of reasons.You switch departments and change titles.Your company goes through a merger.You change roles within the company.Whatever the case may be, youll use the same three strategies for listing multiple positions at the same company on a resume. The only difference?You dont need to add a bullet point explaining how you got the role.So, the good news is that if you know how to show a promotion on a resume, you know how to show multiple positions at the same company.So what would it look like if you change your position or job title but your duties remain the same?Dangling Modifier Department Store(January 2012 - Present)HollyOak, MOAccessories Sales Associate (January 2013 - Present)Fragrance Sales Associate (January 2012 - January 2013)AhievementAchievementAchievementAchievementAchievementAchievementAnd how do you list two jobs at the same company on a resume when the duties are d ifferent?Captain Captain Business(January 2012 - Present)HollyOak, MOBusiness Development Representative (January 2013 - Present)AchievementAchievementAchievementAchievementAchievementAchievementSales Development Representative (January 2012 - January 2013)AchievementAchievementAchievementAchievementAnd what happens if you left your company but came back after some time to fill a different position at the same company? You add all your roles to your resume in reverse-chronological order as they happened.The other thing you may want to remember is that you dont have to group multiple titles under companies. You can lead with job titles on a resume and add company names underneath.The benefit of stacking multiple job titles under the umbrella of a company name is to save space on your resume. It also signals that you have clear career progression within one company.Pro Tip The most important resume tip is to do what you can to draw attention to your best qualities. To do that, you can adjust formatting and layout to accommodate your needs. What you decide to highlight should be as close to the top of your resume as possible.Want to know more about how to format several positions a resume? Not sure which resume format is best for you? Read our guide 3 Resume Formats How to Choose the Best One ExamplesKey TakeawayFor professionals with a lot of experience, organizing a resume can be daunting. So, its not surprising that many professionals find it difficult to figure out how to show a promotion on a resume. And yes, it does take some thought.If you do it well and follow a strategy, a hiring manager can tell right away that you are a valuable hire. You are someone who gets promotions and does good work.If you do it wrong, hiring managers may never even see your career progression.When writing about your promotions, remember to highlight them properly so that they immediately pop.Be consistent with your resume layoutwhatever way you choose to list promotions and mult iple position, stick to it throughout your resume.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Top 10 Work-At-Home Jobs for TeachersTop 10 Work-At-Home Jobs for TeachersWhen youre getting up at 5 a.m. to commute to work after staying up half the night doing classroom prep, a job that lets you work in your jammies sounds pretty darn good. It might also sound unlikely- obviously, you cant teach from the comfort of your own home, right? Telecommuting jobs are attractive to workers in all kinds of occupations, but for teachers especially, opportunities to build careers in digital instruction grow stronger and more diverse each year. Thanks to technology, it is totally possible to combine your love of education with a full-time work-at-home lifestyle. This is especially true if youre willing to blend roles to build your new career by, for example, mixing educational consulting with some online teaching, etc. If youre thinking about making a big change youre a former teacher or retired, or youre looking for a job outside the traditional classroom, one or more of these 10 work-at-hom e jobs for teachers might fit the bill. erreichbar Teacher For teachers who still love the job, but want to work at home, online teaching offers opportunities for every focus. Some virtual teachers focus on home-school students, for example, while others might focus on adult learners or corporate training programs. Information on virtual teaching salaries versus in-classroom teaching salaries is hard to come by, but judging by job advertisements and anecdotal reports, K12 teachers should be prepared to take a pay cut to teach from home. However, if youre contemplating a move to a location with a lower cost of living or you plan to supplement your teaching salary with another focus or two, this gig could be for you. Online Tutor Whether your specialty is ESL, computer science, or SAT prep, online tutoring can be a lucrative way to make a living from home, or pad your salary at your day job. Technologies like Skype and other video conferencing software have made it easier than ever to replicate an in-person tutoring session and cut out the commute. Online Adjunct Professor/Instructor Tenured gigs are hard to come by these days, but one upside for post-secondary educators is that virtual professor/instructor jobs are likely to keep growing. The relatively low pay for adjunct professors is a lot easier to stomach when you can teach from the comfort of your own home. Writing Coach In a 2016 PayScale report, 44 percent of managers stated that writing skills were the hard skills most lacking in new grads. You can help reverse the trend by working with students and corporate clients to brush up on these essential skills. Similar to tutoring, writing coaching gigs have benefited from technologies like video conferencing, making it easier than ever to communicate with students remotely. Curriculum Developer Chegg describes studienordnung developers this way If the classroom were a theater, the Curriculum Developer would be the Playwright who creates the story and writes the dialogue. If youve spent significant time in the classroom teaching your own materials, you know what works and what doesnt. Put that expertise to good use, and build a second career as a curriculum developer. Major job boards always have listings for curriculum developers. Some, likeIndeed, will let you filter for home-based opportunities. Teaching Materials Provider If you already have your teaching materials, honed by years of trial and error in the classroom, why not share that wealth of knowledge and make your hard work pay off again and again, at the same time? Teachers Pay Teachers allows you to share your lesson plans, activities, classroom dcor and more- and earn money from it. You probably wont make a fortune from the site, but you could make a couple extra hundred a month, which comes in handy when launching a post-classroom career some sellers seem to do quite well. I currently make much more selling teaching resources than I would have if Id continued teaching, writes Rachel Lynette at Edutopia. According to TpT, the top seller has made over $2 million, 164 teachers have earned over $50,000, and thousands more bring in a few hundred dollars a month, which can make a big difference when youre living on a teachers salary. Educational Writer/Editor Educational publishing is a natural fit for teachers who leave the classroom. Freelance writer/editors generally command hourly wages of $15-75, depending on the intensity of the focus, depth of research required, and level of writing/reporting to be done. But if the freelance life doesnt appeal, dont count out the possibility of working for a company. Increasing numbers of employers in all industries are embracing flexible schedules, including full-time telecommuting roles and contract assignments. If youre willing to do some careful job searching, you might find the perfect educational writer/editor job allowing you to work from home. Test Scorer Educational Testing Service (ETS) is always looking for online and onsite test scorers for the TOEFL, GRE, and other tests. This is typically a part-time job and cyclical, as need varies over the course of the year. Blogger/Writer As mentioned earlier, solid writing skills are valued. If youre ready for something entirely new, you might put your abilities to use as a blogger or writer, focusing on educational topics- or any topic near and dear to your heart about which you have a lot of knowledge. To get started in this field, prepare to start pitching before you flip the switch and leave the classroom for good. Full-time writing careers are built on connections, and youll need to build up your network before you commit. Educational Consultant Its a dirty little secret of professional life that consultants often earn more than employees for offering similar expertise. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you can build a business coaching teachers and administrators. Note that this job isnt e ntirely home-based, as youll likely need to consult with clients directly. However, being your own boss comes with a great deal of flexibility (as well as responsibility). If this sounds like something that interests you, Angela Watson offers a good primer for aspiring educational consultants at her site, The Cornerstone for Teachers.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
New Grads What to Expect on Your First Week of the JobNew Grads What to Expect on Your First Week of the JobAs a new college graduate, your first job is a momentous and once a in a lifetime opportunity. And, as with beginning any new experience, you may feel nervous and uncertain about what to expect during your first few days and how to make the best impression. Consult this list to see how to thrive in your first week at your job and use it as a building block for professional success.No ExpectationsDont expect the workplace or your job to be exactly like college. You wont have marketing or chemistry class every Thursday from 300 to 430. Every week, and even every day, can be different. Even better, expect the unexpected. Before you begin your job, write down a few possible scenarios of events that could occur in your first week and how you will act and adapt if you are asked to attend certain meetings, trainings, or are placed in different social settings. This way youll feel bett er prepared for any challenge and wont feel caught off guard. It is to your advantage to be flexible and go with the flow, as you never know exactly what youll be doing your first week. People may pull you into a last-minute meeting or you could go through a week of training with no notice. Part of being flexible is your ability to have a positive attitude no matter what you may be doing. Filling out tax forms and learning the basics can seem laborious, but you should not complain. Being open to anything will create a smooth transition into your new workplace and eventual routine.Make a Good First ImpressionPeople place great value on first impressions, and it is important you pay attention to how you act, dress and communicate to ensure youre consistent with your workplace and culture. According to research about first impressions done by professor Frank Bernieri of Oregon State University, as reported in an article in The Guardian by Rosie Ifould, first impressions and the brief moments of meeting new individuals are what drive our relationships. We analyze other individuals by a first handshake or hello. This is the concept of thin-slicing, where we assess a person by spending just a few seconds with him or her. Thus, your first week on the job is a critical time for establishing your reputation and credibility.Be Aware of and Combat Millennial Stereotypes Individuals could have preconceived notions about millennials in the workforce, especially regarding your work ethic and the way you interact with others. Be aware of the stereotypes. Do what you can to dispel them by being proactive, respectful and flexible. Some conversations that may have been appropriate in the classroom should be avoided in the workplace. Avoid gossip and referring to weekend activities that could be deemed not suitable for a professional environment. This isnt to say you shouldnt introduce yourself to your new colleagues and be friendly. Establish a sense of trust and a connection right away by finding and discussing shared hobbies or interests. Be prepared to work and collaborate with people of all ages, as opposed to just your peers.Youll be spending a lot of time with your coworkers so create relationships early on.Learn As Much As You CanYou are no longer in a university structured learning setting, but you should still expect to learn a lot. At this point no question is a dumb question. Youre probably nervous that you may make mistakes in an unfamiliar environment, but dont let this cloud your ability to enjoy the experience and people youll be surrounded by. Write things down such as recommended web pages or set up processes that are of basic importance it will help you remember the vast amounts of information you will receive in your first days, and you can refer to your notes later, as opposed to asking repetitive questions. People will be impressed with your conscientiousness and organization, and you can save the questions you ask for insight into your projects and deeper company topics. No matter how many questions you ask, expect to make some mistakes as you learn and adjust to your new environment and role.Get Ready to Feel ExhaustedEven professionals who have been in the workforce for years and start a new job are tired during their first couple days. Transitioning from a university atmosphere to the 9-5 (and beyond) life can take months. Dont be surprised if your first thought after arriving home in the evening is about lying on the couch and watching your favorite television show. Ensure you go to sleep early during your first week. Pre-plan a bedtime and stick to it to mitigate added tiredness. Youll need all your energy to absorb new information and adapt to your workplace environment.Your First Real Job Is DifferentYou may have interned before, but your first real job is different. Besides the complex process of navigating benefits and asking for time off, fellow employees will treat you differently as a full-time em ployee and hold you to higher expectations. You are fully responsible for when, where and how your work is completed. Be a self-starter and jump right in. Be proactive and ask your new supervisor How can I help? Showcasing your work ethic and dedication early on is important, but also ensure you are taking breaks and taking care of yourself. You are responsible for your own time, so if you need to take a break and stretch throughout the day, do so. While it sounds like a contradiction, expect to feel extremely busy, but also have what may feel like too much downtime. Your new boss is probably trying to ease you into the work so you dont feel overwhelmed.Youll also feel like there are thousands of things you dont know and thousands of ways that your working day differs from a day at the university. You may have been first in your class at school, but this is a new start and people have been in the workforce and at the company longer than you. Your first week will be full of more list ening than talking. It takes time to adjust, but in no time youll feel like an expert explaining to the next new hire how you successfully pulled off your first webinar or coded your first page on the website.