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Breaking Into Acting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Breaking into acting takes more than catching a lucky break. Take steps to show up prepared for your acting audition, like keeping your clothes measurements with you. Keep accurate records of your acting [more…]

At-a-Glance Plan to Reach Your Dream Career

Finding your dream career is like searching for a hidden treasure. Your best strategy for success is to collect as many clues as you can about what works for you. The following points are a nuts-and-bolts [more…]

Informational Interview Questions to Ask in Search of Your Dream Career

When you’re searching for your dream career, talking with people in a field you’re interested in is one of the best ways to gain a realistic and current picture of a potential new career — you want to [more…]

Identifying Your Passions in Search of Your Dream Career

Evidence of your passions is in front of you every day. Use the passions that bring you alive to find your dream career. Use the following filters to follow the clues to find your passions and interests [more…]

How to Use the Web in Search for Your Dream Career

The Internet is full of information on all sorts of topics, including careers. You can’t go wrong starting your search for your dream career by clicking the Web sites in the following list. They’re good [more…]

Considering Alternatives to the 9-to-5 Schedule in Your Dream Career

When changing careers, you may find that your dream career fits into a nontraditional work arrangement. An alternative schedule may suit you better than working 9 to 5, five days a week. Some of the alternatives [more…]

Keeping an Open Mind about Your Dream Career

As you explore options for a new dream career, you’re putting one toe into the unknown. Although it can be unnerving not to know The Answer to your career puzzle, the key to success is to keep an open [more…]

Your Dream Career For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You’re taking a chance on yourself and embarking on a search for your dream career. As with any seach, you need a plan, which includes doing informational interviews to find out about jobs in different [more…]

Mediation Process for Resolving Conflict at Work

If you’re a manager dealing with a conflict in the workplace (and what workplace doesn't have some conflict?), you need a strategy to approach and defuse the disagreement. You can effectively mediate the [more…]

How to Handle Minor Behavior Problems as a Rookie Teacher

Any teacher’s toughest problem is maintaining discipline in the classroom. As a rookie teacher, you can benefit by using the tips in the following list to help solve minor problems without involving the [more…]

How to Plan for a Substitute Teacher

As a rookie teacher, you know the queasy feeling you get when you walk into a classroom unprepared. Don’t leave your substitute teacher in the lurch! Don’t just leave lesson plans — make sure you also [more…]

Keys to a Successful Classroom Observation

As a rookie teacher — or an experienced teacher — you’ll get periodic classroom visits from a supervisor or administrator whose purpose is to rate your class and your abilities as a teacher. During these [more…]

Rookie Teaching For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As a rookie teacher, you face a brand new world of establishing classroom rules, handling minor misbehavior, and standing up under scrutiny from higher-ups. And when you can’t be in your classroom, you [more…]

Must-Have References for Copyediting and Proofreading

If you’re a copyeditor or proofreader, you know the importance of good reference sources. Much of the information in desk references can be found on the Internet, but a good copyeditor or proofreader should [more…]

Web Sites for Proofreaders and Copyeditors

Whether you’re a copyeditor or a proofreader, you probably do a lot of your work electronically. And the Internet is a great place to find helpful and interesting resources, such as those in the following [more…]

The Proofreading Symbols

As copyeditor or proofreader, you need to become familiar with the proofreading symbols so that you can make your edits understood. The following tables list proofreading symbols every proofreader and [more…]

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As a copyeditor or proofreader, you know that you can’t know everything, so you need outside resources and references and lots of them. Although most resources are available online, it’s still helpful [more…]

How to Manage Time by Prioritizing Daily Tasks

Prioritizing daily tasks is key to successful time management. When you prioritize, you make sure you accomplish the most important tasks first. Make time management a habit — your stress level [more…]

Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Thriving in today's workplace — despite longer workdays, larger workloads, and less job security — is possible. To survive (and thrive) at work, take stock of the qualities that your employer values and [more…]

Green Jobs in Regulation, Compliance, and Enforcement

Progress toward a sustainable future relies on eco-conscious action, which can mean enforcing the repercussions against environmentally harmful actions. A green career transition may yield job opportunities [more…]

Ten Ways to Green Your Current Job

An eco-friendly career doesn’t have to start in a sustainable enterprise, and a “green job” is only as green as you make it. No matter where you work, you can put environmentally sound principles into [more…]

How to Know If a Company Really Is Green

Being green is trendy, even in corporate America. An environmentally conscious job hunter can’t afford to buy into a company’s eco-friendly image — at least, not without vetting that image first. Don’t [more…]

Ten Great Green Career Resources

Finding a green job takes more than an interest in environmental issues. In fact, being on top of the issues, trends, and innovations is the name of the job-hunting game in the green economy and a sustainable [more…]

How to Successfully Find a “Green” Job

Changing your career direction is a significant decision on a good day. Making the choice to enter the green economy ups the ante even more. Successful job-hunting is about more than landing a great job [more…]

How to Define a “Green Job”

You want to find a “green job,” but eco-friendly job-hunting isn’t as simple as asking how to find a job that helps the environment. Defining green jobs [more…]

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