Archive | October, 2008

Part Two: From 9 to 5…There are alternatives

Posted on 30 October 2008

You’ve read about the different types of work options. You are excited about the possibility of working at home. But how do you convince your boss? Read on for tips on how to convince him or her to give your proposal the stamp of approval. Before you approach your boss Self evaluate yourself to determine [...]

Part One: From 9 to 5 There are alternatives

Posted on 29 October 2008

An overflowing inbox. Playing phone tag with clients. A day planner crammed with meetings, where a lot of talking goes on, but nothing gets done. Does this sound like your day? These work annoyances can crowd up your day and steal your time. What happened to having time for creative pursuits? To work on those [...]

Divorced Parents and Graduation

Posted on 29 October 2008

Ahhh, graduation . . . a time to celebrate success and hope for the future with family and friends. The chance to be the center of attention, to be lavished with gifts and words of praise and encouragement. At least in theory. Unfortunately, the reality is that, like other momentous life events, graduation brings with [...]

How to Avoid Online Shopping Mistakes

Posted on 28 October 2008

In the past few years, online shopping has become very popular. Whether you are buying a book at or sending flowers to your mom, it is very easy to click, shop and order. However, there are several common mistakes that new online shoppers make. Mistake 1: Not comparison shopping It’s very easy to sit [...]

Where is Your Diploma?

Posted on 28 October 2008

You’ve been working towards getting your degree for four, five, or maybe even six years — or ten if you’re me and, despite your parents, decided that you couldn’t continue through to junior year without knowing what you really wanted to do. Finally, the nights of passing up concerts and parties and new movie releases [...]

Is Online Learning Right For You?

Posted on 27 October 2008

E-learning has been touted as the easiest, fastest way to get a degree. However, does it really live up to the hype? Will taking online courses help you advance in the workplace? Many people think e-learning is the way to boost their resumes and paychecks. Recent statistics show that more than 2 million people have [...]

Graduation Options for International Grads

Posted on 27 October 2008

For many, though, returning home is not a major priority — employment is. In this case, the INS also generously provides the year-long Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows students to work for one year after graduation. The trick with this is that the permit expires exactly one year from the requested start date, whether [...]

New Stay At Home Mom Tips

Posted on 26 October 2008

It’s what you’ve been waiting for a long time. Being able to wake up and not have to rush around getting the kids ready for school and you ready for work. Becoming a new stay at home mom, especially after years of working, can take some adjusting. Here are some tips to ease the adjustment. [...]

Parental Guidance for Graduation

Posted on 26 October 2008

For the last four years, you’ve been growing up and away from what’s familiar, and what’s familial. Now that you are zeroing in on graduation day, it’s time to reconsider where you’ve been in order to get some perspective on where you might be going – and that involves taking your family into consideration. More [...]

Manage Your Freelance Income

Posted on 25 October 2008

Living as a freelancer is often a “feast or famine” situation. Either there is no work or too much work! While juggling a changing workload, you also need to learn to juggle your finances. First, having 3-6 months of living expenses is essential for any freelancer. This may seem like a large amount to come [...]