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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Quitting Your Job? What's Next For Your Career?

For whatever reasons, you’ve decided to quit your job. Perhaps you’ve already found a better job. Perhaps you just can’t tolerate your boss anymore. Perhaps you’re bored silly by the end of the day.

Heed these reminders before you quit:

Be prepared. Think ahead about how you’re going to address this subject with your boss, so you don’t come across as overemotional.

Make sure it’s legal. If you signed documents at the beginning of your employment to give two weeks’ notice, be sure you do. Don’t quit one day and not show up the next.

Keep a cool head, Give your boss legitimate reasons, and write a professional resignation letter.

Reveal your reasons only if it benefits you. For example, say you got a better offer with more responsibilities. That sounds more positive than putting down your current situation in any way.

Try to get a good reference. If you address the situation professionally, chances are, your boss will be happy to provide you with a good reference and there will be no bad feelings afterwards.

What’s Next?
If your job was stressful, take a break. Take that vacation you were always too busy for, or visit a friend or relative. This may also be the time to go back to school and pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field or one that interests you. You’ll be much better prepared for that next job, with a better education to back you up.

Don't forget to check out our resignation letters.

Friday, November 04, 2005

New Opportunities For Women With A New Career

Times are changing rapidly, and opportunities for women to further their education are increasing. There was a time when women were expected to stay at home, while men were the breadwinners. At that time, there seemed little point in educating women beyond home and childcare skills.

Now that women are seen as intellectual equals and have proved their worth in the marketplace, many are seeking to improve their education. Some women leave high school and are anxious to start a job or a family as soon as possible. Later, they do not have the time or resources to study and hold a job or care for a young family at the same time.

Maybe you are one of them, but now you feel that your lack of education is holding you back from promotion, a management role, or more interesting work.

Adult Education
Adult education online could be the answer you are looking for. While the children are at school, you can study in peace and quiet. Many adult education programs are familiar with the demands placed on your time by childcare, so there are many part-time programs that are designed to be flexible.

More and more women are finding that the flexibility and quality of an online education is the key to achieving their ambitions. We have the technology, and the cost of computers and Internet access have fallen dramatically. Whether you work part-time, full-time, or have a young family to look after, there is no reason why you shouldn't join the rapidly growing number of women who have decided to improve their lives.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Satisfied In Your Current Job?

If you have been thinking about improving your earning potential and job satisfaction through adult education, you'll be joining a growing number of women who are glad they did. The opportunities available to you today are things that your mother and grandmother could only have dreamed about.

A U.S. Census investigated the educational achievement of a range of ages. Only eleven percent of 65+-year-old women enjoyed the benefits of a bachelor’s degree. Now, nearly thirty percent of young women benefit from this route, a two hundred percent increase over the last forty years.

Most of us are aware of the benefits that further education can bring. You could enjoy more interesting work, responsibility, promotion, job security, or a raise. A Bureau of Labor survey suggests that adult education could greatly improve your job satisfaction.

An Ideal Learning
Even if you are one of the many who went straight to work or decided to raise a family, adult education is widespread and freely available. Learning online is ideal for busy mothers or people who cannot take time out to study.

You can learn any time, anywhere. Some women find that they can concentrate better on web casts and tutorials when the children are in bed. Not many campus-based colleges can offer that! Every day, women are discovering the freedom offered by adult education and how it can improve their lives.

Why not join them - you'll be glad you did.