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  • According to the Design Institute of San Diego (DISD), residential design is the most lucrative career choice for interior designers. Many designers are drawn to this field because of the relative freedom it offers. Clients may come to designers to try something completely different and often give designers a great deal of autonomy to make design choices. While this career can be arduous with long hours and a variety of pressures, there is also a generous dose of sheer...

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  • Software migration is the process of switching from one operating system, application or software program to another. The inherent problem associated with software migration centers is that the transition can be a bit bumpy due to factors including: In many instances, the new software cannot be used alongside the old software, so once the switch occurs, there's often no “going back,” as it can be difficult or impractical to revert back to the old software system. Compatibility issues often arise...

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  • It’s probably a safe bet that in the first culture, time, and place where food was plentiful there was someone looking for a way to lose weight. A lot of people have tried a “fad” diet at some point in their lives – either to lose weight, live healthier, or try to find a more balanced diet. However, if most people are being honest, it’s usually to look better naked, in a swimsuit, for a special occasion than to...

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  • August 27, 2013

    Email Marketing Basics

    Email has been such a staple of every aspect of business, including marketing, for so long they may seem like second nature. However, keeping an eagle eye on marketing-oriented emails that reach customers and clients is particularly important. Sometimes it’s a good idea to go back to the basics and remember that emails are actually just as important as print materials that clients read. Email Marketing and Direct Marketing Campaigns The US Small Business Administration (SBA) stresses the immense pros of...

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  • A paralegal's duties can vary significantly among legal jurisdictions, so it's important to consider the potential issues that one may encounter when relocating to a different state or region. Certificates and Paralegal Training Course Accreditation The first consideration concerns paralegal accreditation. Paralegal certification is not state-specific, and therefore, accreditation is portable and valid throughout the entire United States. But the training courses that paralegal must complete before taking the examination are often state-specific. Paralegal training courses may be accredited by one...

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  • August 7, 2013

    IFPO Certifications

    There may not be any federally-mandated certifications for security professionals, but there are certainly avenues for advancing a career. The nonprofit International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) offers three different certifications. Holding a certification may help candidates secure new jobs or assist employees with career advancement opportunities. Certification serves as tangible proof of a professional’s skills, knowledge, and commitment. Certified Protection Officer (CPO) The CPO program is designed especially for security officers who are interested in taking the next step...

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  • July 31, 2013

    The HRCI Exams

    The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) offers a number of certifications to those in the HR industry. Certification is not required by individual states or nationally, but some employers may require or prefer HRCI certification. Professional in Human Resources (PHR) This exam is three hours long and consists of 175 multiple-choice questions. Requirements for taking this exam include one year of experience plus a master’s degree, or two years of experience with a bachelor’s degree, or four years of experience with...

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  • Marketing professionals learn more than a few tricks of the trade in a MBA program, undergraduate degree course, or on the job. However, it’s well worth the time to partake in a little refresher course every now and then. Sometimes work can get so hectic, and an expert so caught up in a particular project, that the foundation of marketing can be pushed to the wayside. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) offers key insight into marketing methods: Marketing Precedes...

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  • July 17, 2013

    International Nursing

    Once one has acquired the requisite training to become a nurse in the United States, it is possible for an individual to choose to work abroad. Indeed men and women from across the country have elected to practice nursing internationally, both for other first world countries as well as to work in areas of poverty, war, and other crisis. Therefore, if one hopes to see the world, choosing a career in nursing is an excellent way to fulfill this...

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  • Most people have probably seen those shocking stories about mistakes made at pharmacies. Pharmacy techs might groan when another breaking story hits the web, like when a Colorado woman was mistakenly given a strong anti-cancer drug instead of an antibiotic. This is, of course, a rare occurrence. The vast majority of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are skilled professionals – but human error can still happen. At-Risk Populations Pharmacy professionals need to keep a sharp eye on at-risk populations, such as the...

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