Are You a Confident Writer?
When you have to write something, how do you feel? Do you dread writing, as many people do? Do you procrastinate and stall? Do you experience writer’s block and stare at a blank computer screen, unable to put down your first words? And when you are done, do you worry that [...]
Posted on August 18, 2013 by Barry Lenson
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Posted on July 12, 2013 by Beth Dumbauld
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Over the next year, several changes large and small will update the current ICD guidelines. These will affect the way advanced nursing certification courses are taught, and those working in the medical field will have to adjust to the ever-evolving landscape of medical coding.
As a refresher, the International Classification of Diseases (also known as [...]
Posted on June 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
What’s the best career for you? If that question is on your mind this summer, the editors at StraighterLine found some online tests that can help you decide. Most of them are free, and they can help you discover the career that suits you best.
John Holland Career Aptitude Test. This test takes 20-30 minutes to [...]Read More...
Posted on June 15, 2013 by Barry Lenson
In just the last month, I’ve seen more and more magazine ads for online business programs. I’ve seen ads on websites too. Heck, I even saw a flashy big billboard by a highway in New Jersey that pitched an online MBA program.Read More...
There’s no doubt about it. There is definitely something in the air about earning [...]
Posted on June 13, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’ve been to job fairs, you know how frustrating they can be. You show up with a pile of resumes – just like hundreds of other people do. You talk with representatives from a few companies and give them one of your resumes – just like hundreds of other people do. You attend a [...]Read More...
Posted on June 10, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Not too many years ago, entrepreneurs were people with big ideas who were interested in making a lot of money. Social activists were people who wanted to improve the world. Very different people, right?Read More...
But that has changed. Today, we have social entrepreneurs. They are people who want to use their vision and business skills to [...]
Posted on May 29, 2013 by Jeffrey Simons
The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program at StraighterLineRead More...
By Jeffrey Simons
Let’s face it: good ideas are a dime a dozen. Everybody gets them all the time. Especially when it comes to the “save the world” kind of good ideas.
Does this sound familiar? You and a bunch of your friends are hanging out and someone brings up some [...]
Posted on April 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
StraighterLine is proud to announce that Herzing University is now one of our Partner CollegesRead More...
When you first hear about Herzing University and investigate what it’s all about, the first thing you’ll probably think is, “Herzing is America’s only university that is owned by a woman, Renée Herzing. That’s unique.”
Then you read about a Herzing student [...]
Posted on April 5, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Its 2013. And it’s a great climate for online students. Students who have shown the ambition to take courses and/or finish college by taking courses online have won new respect in the marketplace. The days are gone when online students had to learn to present themselves as second-class citizens in the world of American higher [...]Read More...
Posted on March 11, 2013 by Jeffrey Simons
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Criminal justice in America has come a long way from the days of six-gun slinging sheriffs keeping the peace in frontier boomtowns with bullets and bluster. Nowadays, your local chief of police may have a Bachelors of Criminal Justice and a Masters in Public Policy.
Ever since 1916, when August Vollmer, the police chief [...]
Posted on February 8, 2013 by Beth Dumbauld
By Guest Blogger: Marcela De VivoRead More...
Community colleges have always been a place where students could go to further their education and or career, without the high-tuition fees and strict entrance requirements of four-year universities and colleges.
Unfortunately, many community colleges are experiencing a crisis that doesn’t look like it’s going to get resolved any time soon.
Posted on February 7, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Everyone knows that firefighters are brave. Fewer people seem to know that firefighters also need to possess a lot of knowledge, and wide range of critical safety skills.Read More...
Could you stand outside a burning building and understand what has happening inside it, just by making a visual determination? Could you formulate an immediate strategy for fighting [...]
Posted on January 27, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Boy, did I love snow days when I was in public school. I’d wake up in the morning to the sound of the town’s firehouse siren, which signaled that schools were closed. I’d look out the window to confirm that there was white stuff on the ground. Then I’d grab my sled and meet my [...]Read More...
Posted on November 5, 2012 by Barry Lenson
It’s Monday morning. You’re going through your daily routine of job-hunting online. Suddenly there it is . . . . your dream job! You click through to the company’s career page, fill out the online application, and upload your resume and cover letter. Then you shut off your computer and head out to Starbucks to [...]Read More...
Posted on October 17, 2012 by Barry Lenson
The National Day on Writing is reminder that writing well is a critical skill. Let’s all use it as a nudge to improve our writing – and reap the rewards – in the year to come.Read More...
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