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association_EVPost042114Considering joining a professional or trade association? Associations can help jumpstart your career and make new connections. Here are some tips for finding the right association for you:

1. Ask for suggestions from your classmates or instructors.
2. Find one that concentrates on your specialty.
3. Look for mentorship opportunities.
4. Location, location, location. Pick a professional or trade association that is easy for you to attend meetings regularly.
5. Have fun and make new friends that share your interests.

bigstock-stress-disorder-from-acute-wor-41515405A recent survey paid for by Everest College found that a surprising 83 percent of workers say they’re stressed out at work. That’s a 10 percent jump from 2012, and John Swartz, regional director of career services at Everest College, puts a lot of the blame on the economy.

“The economy has improved, but choices employers made three and four years ago are starting to impact employees,” he says.

That means heavier workloads, low pay and greater fear of being laid off, for starters. But even people in high-paying jobs are stressed, but for different reasons.

One popular source of stress, they say, is constantly being available. Smartphones and tablets now mean that more people are never “off the clock,” and instead, they are working all the time. But for those with household income of over $100,000, the biggest group blamed unreasonable workload for their stress.

But some employers are finding ways to help reduce workplace stress. For example, Ocean Bank in Miami has started wellness classes, lunch and learn workshops on time management, and exercise classes to help their staff.

Another important step is for workers to find ways to reduce stress such as taking short walks on lunch break and eating healthier. Even little things can make a big difference.



bigstock-Asian-woman-with-big-surprise--33674468Being honest in the workplace is a good thing, but there are still some things that bosses just don’t want to hear. So here’s what Monster.com says are five things that you should never say to your boss.

  1. “I need a raise.” Companies don’t care what you need. They care about what you deserve. So make your case and show them that you really are worth more.
  2. “That’s not possible.” Bosses want to hear about what can be done, not what can’t. So focus on what is possible, or what it will take to get the job done.
  3. “I’m so hung over.” If you made the poor choice to hit it a bit too hard the night before, you can make the choice to suck it up and carry on the next day. That’s why we have coffee.
  4. “I don’t know.” You can’t know everything. But when there’s something you don’t know, simply say, “I’ll find out right away.” And then do it.
  5. “It’s not my fault.” They probably hear enough of that from their kids. At work, they’re looking for people who can take responsibility and solve problems.




Every job, no matter how great it is, has its ups and downs. Any time you get people together for eight hours a day, challenges will eventually arise. Politics, personalities, stress. The key is how to deal with all of these things and still end up looking like the star you are. Below are just a few tips borrowed from Lifescript.com to help you earn some great office karma.

Listen more. Argue less. Being good at your job is important. But being nice to work with is just as important.

Protect your reputation. Be on time, don’t take shortcuts and focus on doing your job well. It’ll go a long way toward earning you the reputation you want.

Respect your boss. You won’t like every manager you have. But suck it up and show them some respect and you’ll be much happier.

Be positive. Every place has complainers. Don’t be one of them.

Focus on your job. Most important, make doing your job your priority and you’ll earn yourself a solid place on the team.

With a little effort, you can succeed anywhere!

Some of us learn by listening. Others by doing. Still others by reading or talking or experimenting. We call these “learning styles,” and we all learn a little differently. What that means is that, to get the most out of school or anything where you need to learn, it can be helpful to understand how you learn best.

The three main learning styles are:

  • Visual – Visual learners pick up written information quickly—books, blackboards, overhead projectors.
  • Auditory – Auditory learners learn by listening to lectures or other spoken information.
  • Tactile – These are hands-on learners. People who learn by trying things themselves.

Which of these sound like you? Maybe you’re a mix of two or three? Understanding your own learning style can help you choose classes or opportunities that highlight your learning skills. It can also give you a clue as to where you might need to put in a little extra effort.

Fortunately, Everest offers a great mix of classroom and hands-on learning opportunities, so there’s something to fit every learning style. Contact Everest learn more about which learning opportunities can help you be most successful.

Here’s the challenge:  Your job takes up your time. You need your time to go to school (to get a better job). But to pay for school you need your job. There is a way to do it. And these tips will help!

  1. Be determined. First, decide that you will succeed. Remember that thousands have done it before you. If they can do it, you can.
  2. Be organized. Keep all your school stuff in a folder or bag, and keep it together. And mark a calendar with upcoming dates for exams, homework due dates and schedules.
  3. Use time wisely. Make sure you use your downtime for studying and getting things done before you “play” or watch TV.
  4. Make priorities. You’re only human, and you won’t always get everything done. So do the most important things first and make a plan for finishing the rest.
  5. Be good to you. Don’t stress out or make yourself unhappy. Just remember you’re working toward something better.

You have what it takes to succeed. With a little work you’ll get there!

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