The Knowledge Nook

'Never Stop Learning' Is One of Many Career Tips for Paralegals

Posted by Tami Russell on Feb 17, 2017 1:38:24 PM

With the revolving duties of a paralegal, and the many law specialties available to choose from, how can a working paralegal or legal assistant give him or herself the edge when planning for future job security, or possible advancement on the job? Here are 4 tips from the website, a leading career and staffing expert organization, and 4 from, a product and support organization.

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Topics: paralegal

The NAPAC Conference - Still Going Strong in Year 44!

Posted by Tami Russell on Feb 14, 2017 1:48:24 PM

PDI is well-known to many as the provider of a number of comprehensive, career-boosting training and education programs.  As we've shared here at The Knowledge Nook, thousands of people have attended PDI’s certificate programs on subjects ranging from private investigations, forensics, and human resources, to dental assisting, medical assisting and billing, and paralegal training.

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Topics: energy, napac

Valentine's Day Can Be A Great Team-Building Opportunity

Posted by Tami Russell on Feb 10, 2017 2:21:39 PM
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Topics: office culture

Private Investigators Enter Field With Variety of Educational Backgrounds

Posted by Tami Russell on Feb 7, 2017 9:21:03 PM

When it comes to choosing a profession, the career of a Professional Private Investigator is definitely a job for out of the box thinkers.

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Topics: private investigations

Medical Billing, Coding Professionals Enjoy Careers in in the Busy Healthcare Field

Posted by Tami Russell on Feb 3, 2017 2:17:01 PM

Medical Billing and Coding professionals are the women and men who are involved with the billing processes at healthcare facilities across the country.  These employees are found in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, and insurance companies or billing agencies. 

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Topics: medical billing and coding

From Boomers to Gen Z - What Do Generational Labels Say About Us?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 31, 2017 7:59:58 PM

For decades, we’ve identified generations with clever labels.  These descriptions give us a little background on when an individual was born, when they entered school or joined the workforce, and when they retired or are scheduled to retire. Folks from various generations follow traceable patterns in the way they learn, in the careers they chose, in the buying choices they make and the way they interact socially.

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Topics: careers

Where Do Medical Assistants Work?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 27, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Medical Assisting is a career filled with countless possibilities for those interested in healthcare.  Most Medical Assistants can be found in physicians’ offices, nursing homes, and hospitals.

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Topics: medical assisting

What Are Common Job Titles and Duties for People in HR?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 24, 2017 7:21:11 PM

There are a number of job opportunities for people seeking a career in Human Resources.  Some companies, usually small organizations, have no HR department at all, or perhaps one individual assigned to HR tasks.  Other companies, usually larger in scale, may have a very large HR department with dozens of HR-focused professionals working in the same department.

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Topics: human resources

What is a Forensic Science Technician?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 20, 2017 4:45:40 PM

Professionals working in Forensic science, working with other law enforcement personnel, reveal and report on evidence that can be used to solve crimes and prosecute criminals.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) explains that forensic science technicians aid investigations by collecting and analyzing scene evidence.  These technicians specialize in either crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis.

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Topics: crime scene investigations

How Do You Plan to Celebrate Dental Assistants Week?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 17, 2017 4:49:48 PM

We’re not sure if Hallmark has special cards for the occasion, but Dental Assistants are the honorees every year during Dental Assistant Recognition Week, scheduled for March 5-11 this year!

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Topics: dental assistant

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