The Knowledge Nook

Knowing How Long To Keep Records Can Make Tax Day Easier

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 18, 2017 3:45:30 PM

Tax season (for most of us) comes to a close tonight as many of us rush to the post office to mail our Federal tax returns.

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Topics: lifelong learning

How Does A Writer Turn An Idea Into A Story?

Posted by Tami Russell on Oct 3, 2016 7:18:41 PM

Have you ever thought to yourself, “That’s a great idea!  I should write an article, compose a paper, publish a book!”

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Topics: lifelong learning

Returning To School As An Adult Takes Some Advanced Planning

Posted by Tami Russell on Aug 30, 2016 6:30:07 PM

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New Jobs Rapidly Replace Obsolete Careers of the Past

Posted by Tami Russell on Aug 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Every year, new jobs are created as technology advances and the needs and desires of the population changes.  Things are advancing so rapidly that there are intriguing employment opportunities today that did not exist even 10 years ago.  According to Forbes.com, some of them include

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Topics: lifelong learning

Add Skills To Your Resume With Distance Learning Programs

Posted by Tami Russell on Aug 8, 2016 2:02:50 PM

Working professionals have many ways to add skills to their toolkit.  One option is distance learning – where a program is offered completely online and may be completed without ever stepping foot into a classroom or in front of an instructor.

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Topics: lifelong learning

Graphic Design in the Workplace - Creativity on the Job

Posted by Tami Russell on Jul 25, 2016 10:46:42 PM

Have you ever met someone who identified themselves as a professional graphic designer?  It is a job description that can mean different things to different people.  However, at its core, graphic design is a job that combines creativity with the ability to produce creative materials on a deadline.

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Topics: lifelong learning

Is There Value In Joining A Professional Association?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jul 14, 2016 10:23:16 PM

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Is It Time To Declare Your Independence From An Unfulfilling Job?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jul 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Do you love your job? Are you happy with your organization?  Are your co-workers friendly and helpful?  Do you look forward to heading to the office every day?

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Topics: lifelong learning

Moving Your Resume From "No" to "Yes!"

Posted by Tami Russell on Jun 30, 2016 10:40:35 PM

A polished, informative resume is a great way to impress a potential employer.  Unfortunately, many people underestimate the power of a strong resume, and they don’t take the time and effort to create a document that will stand out in a hiring professional’s mind.

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Topics: lifelong learning

Carry The Load: Honoring The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Posted by Tami Russell on May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM

It’s easy, with all the excitement surrounding the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation, to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day.

That is what former NAVY Seal Clint Bruce was thinking on a Memorial Day not too many years ago.  Mr. Bruce wanted to come up with a way to honor military personnel and civilian first responders (such as police officers and firefighters) who had given their all to our country. 

The result of Mr. Bruce’s realization is an organization called Carry The Load.

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Topics: lifelong learning

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