The Knowledge Nook

Online Courses, Certificates Give Learners Access to Thousands of Career-Building Topics

Posted by Tami Russell on Sep 15, 2017 11:02:12 AM

It's no secret that we here at The Knowledge Nook encourage lifelong learning.  It's an opinion we share with many educational institutes, as well as researchers who focus on how we age.  There is a lot of evidence that lifelong learning is the key not only to better career opportunities, but also improved memory and cognitive skills.

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Topics: continuing education, careers

Medical Coding and Billing Is Strong Choice for Career Changers

Posted by Tami Russell on May 19, 2017 5:20:28 PM

Many people interested in a career in the health care industry are considering the growing field of Medical Coding and Billing. The field is a valid option for both the career changer and the individual just entering the first stage of their professional life.

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Topics: careers, medical billing and coding

What Careers Are Similar to Dental Assisting?

Posted by Tami Russell on May 2, 2017 9:53:19 PM

If you are on the hunt for a new career, it’s a great idea to look into a variety of options and learn all you can about the ones that interest you.

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Topics: dental assistant, careers

What Are Some Essential Tips For Preparing For A Job Interview

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 11, 2017 2:56:05 PM

Anyone who has ever been on a job interview knows that nervous jitters can get in the way of making a great impression on a potential employer.  What are some must-have preparation tips to make sure you are ready for anything an interviewer might throw your way?

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Topics: careers

Helpful Tips Guide Career Changers Toward New Opportunities

Posted by Tami Russell on Mar 7, 2017 3:30:03 PM

After a few years, or a few decades, on the job, many people begin to dream about a career change.  The average person changes careers three to seven times over a lifetime.  The number varies widely based on what source you read, and what is the definition of a true career change.  Some people change jobs within an industry, while others change almost everything about their professional path.

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Topics: careers

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

Career Change? Four Tips for the 2017 Job Seeker

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 5, 2017 1:36:20 PM

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is finding a new job or starting a new career, it’s best to be prepared for the search.  You should also be aware of what’s happening in the hiring climate in order to increase your chances for success.  So, here are some tips to help you find what you’re seeking in 2017.

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Topics: careers

New Year, New You? Tips For Finding A New Job

Posted by Tami Russell on Dec 13, 2016 3:32:51 PM

2017 is rapidly approaching.  For many individuals, the start of a new year is the spark they need to move on to bigger, and hopefully better things in the career world (think higher salary, more educational opportunities, restored work-life balance).

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Topics: careers

Growing Number of Companies Offer Training, Career Options to Vets

Posted by Tami Russell on Nov 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The Knowledge Nook would like to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you, Veterans!”  Every November, the USA honors the men and women who have served in the American military.  Veterans Day became a national holiday in 1938, and is now a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

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Topics: careers

What Career Options Are Available in the World of Politics?

Posted by Tami Russell on Nov 8, 2016 1:33:10 PM

Election Day!  Tonight, the USA and the rest of the world will know if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next Commander-in-Chief. 

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Topics: careers

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