Lying on Your Resume Could Be the Best Thing You Could Do For Your Career

Have you ever been passed over for a job despite the fact you KNEW you could have done the job in a stellar fashion? Are you frustrated because you never got a college degree yet do the EXACT same job as someone who does and you get paid thousands of dollars less? Have you been hampered from moving up in the professional world because you lacked the "right" job title despite the fact your employment experience was exactly what the job description listed? If this describes you then sometimes it's time you wrote a fake resume.

As an executive recruiter (headhunter) for many years I saw first hand how that was played by the "rules" more often then not lost the best jobs to those that lied on their resumes. I'm not talking about a bit of embellishment, but outright lies such as mentioning degrees never earned or positions never held. According to the Society of Human Resource Managers over 53% of all job applicants lie to some extent on their resumes. Over 70% of all college students said they would lie to get a job. The higher the salary, the more often candidates lie. The web site http://www.fakeresume.com was started as a way of teaching people how and why they are unknowingling losing jobs to those that lie.

Why write a fake resume? There are many legitimate reasons for writing a fake resume. Perhaps your current job title did not properly convey all the duties or responsibilities that you had. Maybe you were unemployed for a period of time. Everyone knows that does not look good on your resume. Did you assist a manager who was incompetent and you made them look good on the job? Better yet, YOU did their job but for whatever reason, because because of nepotism you could never get promoted to their job. Out of frustration you quit but now you CAN NOT put that fool's job title as your own despite the fact that you did his / her job! Worse yet due to jealousy or animosity because you quit and now for the first time they have to do their own work they will not give you a good reference.

The bottom line is if you know you can do the job, then why should not you fluff up your resume a bit? We all know a great deal of people who have held jobs that they were not qualified to have. Yet there they were day in and day out collecting big paychecks while other people corrected their frequent mistakes.
Can this be considered lying? Perhaps, but do not you deserve a shot a job you know you can do?

What about your prospective employer's honesty? How open and honest are they to their employees and future employees? Anyone who's read the newspaper or watched the evening news has witnessed the lack of integrity that runs rampant in today's corporate world. In my experience very few employers will fully reveal any …

Hip Hop Music Is Timeless: Do not Put an Expiration Date on Your Favorite Music

Music is an art and Hip Hop music is not only an art but a culture. Hip Hop artists should strive to make their music timely. Think of artists like the O'Jays, The Rolling Stones, and The Isley Brothers. They have been making music for many, many years and what if someone would have told them they could only make music until they were 25 years old?

What if the world put a time limit on how long we could create art? Can you imagine Eddie Levert doing something other than making good music? What about Chuck D from Public Enemy or KRS-ONE? I can still enjoy a good show by De La Soul any day of the week.

These artists have been around for years and they are true to their craft. They put out good music consistently and they do not let anyone tell them when to stop doing what they love.

That love for what they are doing is the key ingredient to a successful career. When you start making music just to make some money or to satisfy a record label or whatever ever, then you are on the way out. The people with long careers are passionate about their music. They are passionate about their fans. They are in touch with their fans and their fans are in touch with them.

Their music is not about winning awards or fancy marketing and promotions tactics. It is about making good music. Music they can be proud of … music that will stand the test of time and create a mental shift in the mind of the listener.

We will always remember the first time we heard a song from one of our favorite artists and when we hear it now it makes us feel a certain way. That is what artists should strive to do with their music. Then, the music will be memorable and timeless!

So what is the formula for making timeless music? It can be summed up in the following steps:

  1. Have a passion for your music
  2. Find a way to record and distribute your music
  3. Promote your music to as many people as possible
  4. Give great live performances
  5. Repeat Steps 1-4

Using this formula, any artist, Hip Hop or otherwise, should be able to record and distribute their own brand of timeless music as often as they want to. So what are you waiting on? Now is the time to get started creating a legacy for yourself and your music. …

Will Confidence Help To Make New Friends In College?

A while back, I was at a house party. I arrived with some friends. On the way to the house party we ran into another crew of people. The leader of that crew was very confident. He was louder than everyone, he kept egging on some of the guys in my crew just for the sake of causing drama. It was all in good fun. He put all of us into a good mood.

When we all got to the house, the party was not very exciting. Some people were dancing in a comatose fashion by themselves, one or two other people were "grinding", but that was it. Our crew of people were more excited to get to the party than the people who were in the party.

This confident guy I spoke about grabbed the cutest girl he could find. Dragged her to the dance floor, and immediately started "daggering" her. If you do not know what this is, it's a Jamaican dance move. Look it up on YouTube right now, and you'll understand exactly why everyone at the party immediately amped up their excitement by at least 1000%.

I was taken off my guard, (I rarely expect other guys to out do me at the party), so I was the second guy to grab a cute girl and we took the boring party, and turned it into one of the most electrifying bash I've seen in University.

When people are around someone with confidence, they feel relieved. It's like they have permission to do the things that they wanted to do in the first place. This is literally what people me when they say, "He was the life of the party." Without that confident guy, people would not feel like they had permission do have the fun that they were having.

People are silently looking to be lead, that's why when you have confidence, people follow you. There is a direct correlation between confidence and leadership. As the party went on, I noticed that EVERYONE in the room was looking at my confident friend. If he did something, that meant that they could too … However, while everyone was looking at my friend friend, he never noticed them, he only focused on himself. Confident people have the ability to forget outside circumstances and focus on only on themselves. They can do what the famous spiritual author Eckhart Tolle calls, "be present".

Being present, allows you to have that full confidence that other people admire you for. It is the opposite of being self conscious – or caring what other people think. Spiritual leaders have all sorts of weird esoteric methods for being present. I will teach you how, without getting to complicated.

Confidence and insecure are the opposite ends of the same spectrum. Do not try to get from one end to the other. This is too difficult. When you feel insecure at a party, just try to get to the half way point of the spectrum. That …

Herbal Remedies – Ancient Wisdom Now Tested By Science

Herbal remedies have been known to man for thousands of years, right from early civilization, though it is impossible to put a date on their discovery. The oldest records of herbs being used as medicines date as far back as 2800 BC; these records were discovered in China.

It is well known that people belonging to Persia, India, China, Egypt and even the Red Indians (America) used herbal extracts to treat the ailing members of their community. Scientists also have evidence that animals, especially apes, know about the medicinal properties of some plants and therefore, scientists reason that herbs could have been used as medicine even before the first human evolved on our planet.

After humans discovered the medical values ​​of plants, herbal medicine became part of folklore and it spread by word of mouth and other antiquated means of communication through the centuries. In the 15th century, the printing press was invented, which helped in spreading the popularity of herbal medicine – herbal medicine recipes were printed on paper and passed around; naturally, they caught on like wildfire. By the 17th century herbal medicine was all over the place. Then allopathic medicines caught on and proponents of the allopathic chain of thought rubbished herbal medicine and claimed that it was too weak as compared to the stronger and effective allopathic medicines.

In 1985 the World Health Organization (WHO) was of the view that herbal medicines are an important constituent of health-care. Even today, debate rages on over the efficacy of herbal medicines. Here are a few herbs which natural healing properties have been scientifically validated:

Ephedrine was an early asthma drug that was derived from the herb, Ephedra.

The plant Meadowsweet contains salicyclic acid and polyphenols – salicyclic is related to aspirin and polyphenols protect the stomach.

St. John's Wort is known to be effective in treating depression.

The plant, Echinacea, has been proven to be effective in boosting the immune system.

Garlic is recognized for its effective cholesterol-lowering qualities.

The goodness of ginger helps protect against heart disease and fight cholesterol too.

Digoxin, a heart medicine, comes from the foxglove plant; Quinine, used to treat malaria, comes from the bark of the Cinchona tree; and, Morphine, the painkiller, comes from the poppy plant.

Although herbal medicines are effective, doctors prefer to stick to the regular medicines because there are many unknown quantities of herbs that still need to be known. Only time and effort will tell how and when the medicinal properties of herbs are fully understood. …

Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing As a Career Change

In every property market around the world there is an abundance of residential real estate. It’s not hard to understand how to sell residential property given that we all live in houses and know the local area in which we live.

On that foundation you have lots of real estate agents selling and renting residential property in all markets and locations. The same agents however are not always as skillful when it comes to commercial property sales and leasing. Here is why.

The commercial real estate agent has to have a sound knowledge and skill base in things such as these:

  1. Property performance and analysis
  2. Return on investment, capitalisation, summation, and comparable price analysis methods
  3. Rental types used in the current market for different commercial properties
  4. Lease types and terms used in different lease situations
  5. Marketing methods for investment property
  6. Income generation from properties of all types
  7. Expenditure controls and benchmarks from property
  8. Tenant mix strategies together with anchor tenant opportunities
  9. Lease documentation and strategies in different property types
  10. Vacancy analysis and minimisation as part of property performance
  11. Supply and demand for commercial property and space
  12. Tenant movement and placement
  13. Business sentiment in the local area
  14. Services and amenities required by tenants in the current market
  15. Comparable prices and rents with local properties sold or leased over the last 5 years
  16. Landlord investment requirements and strategies that can solve them
  17. Time on market for selling or leasing commercial property currently

To start a career in commercial property from a base of residential property experience, there is a reasonable amount of study required in the local market, and with the types of property that changes hands. The information is available from convenient sources such as the local existing property listings, existing agents in the region, internet, and property owners.

Importantly the reason a property owner will use a particular agent to market a commercial property for sale or for lease, centres on knowledge of the local market, market share, and experience in handling the property. If you as a real estate agent are considering changing or expanding from residential real estate property sales, then the opportunity awaits.

A career change to commercial property will take some time but the rewards are many. Choose to be the best in the market and build your skills towards that.…

Children’s Educational Activities

Toys have become one of the latest and most effective tools of learning. There are many different toys which develop different skills in children. Toys will ignite children’s interest and desire to learn. There are also toys designed specifically to meet the needs of children faced with learning difficulties. Some of today’s toys are STEM toys. They are designed to enable a child to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. All while playing and having fun! There are also SNAP toys for special needs children. Magnetic and manipulative toys are construction toys which inspire creativity, eye-hand coordination, fine-motor skills, dexterity and shape sorting.

One of the best options for helping children with reading and writing is books. Books are valuable at all levels of children’s education. A baby’s senses are piqued early on while you are reading to them. As they grow older, they can see the pictures and begin to read along. Reading will also help in all subjects including math, reading and writing. Books also teach sounds and develop social skills.

Another teaching activity is playing card and board games. Many of these are designed to unknowingly help a child learn while playing the game. Some games will enable children to learn the alphabet, spelling, numbers and counting. The focus should be on helping the child to learn rather than just winning the game. The learning process of children of all ages is aided by card and board games, and is also a great way to socialize and have fun!

Playing “dress-up” is a time-honored activity. We all did this when we were growing up. Imaginative play helps creative thinking in our children. They love becoming Mom or Dad and having tea parties or going to work. They have control over themselves and it builds their self-esteem. They role-play, practice and experiment with various situations. They develop real-world skills without any consequences.

Computers are a big part of our children’s activities in today’s world. The hand-held models start with very young children and, as they grow older, keep progressing up to laptops. They significantly improve the learning process. Regardless of the program on which they are based, the games will aid children in their process of learning while being engaging and fun. They are usually based on words, sounds and a variety of images. They provide basic and advanced activities for learning. They are a useful tool to assist children in the process of learning. They are becoming a part of all educational schools. More and more programs are being developed for computers which are teaching many job related skills. They are valuable tools in the education of children, and are giving them a head start on their future. The teachers and caregivers are now seeing the importance of computers, and they are becoming part of the school curriculum.

Educational activities are very important for early childhood development. Even with computer technology taking over a lot of life’s aspects, the educational toys, board and card games, books and …

Things to Look for When Going a Motorcycle Repair School

A passion for motorcycles is a basic requirement for being a successful motorcycle mechanic. In fact, most motorcycle mechanics started their career simply as a hobby. They were motorcycle lovers who were toying with their bikes to make them run more smoothly until they realized that they could earn money doing something they enjoy. Some of them work in repair shops equipped with their own personal experience in motorcycle repair while others further their knowledge and skills by enrolling in a motorcycle repair school. Being a motorcycle mechanic is meticulous work and it can be tough knowing that a rider's life depends very much on one's skills.

When equipment breaks down, a mechanic is responsible for diagnosing the source, nature, and extent of the problem. A highly skilled mechanic is able to diagnose mechanical, electrical, and fuel problems and to troubleshoot quickly. To be able to quickly and accurately diagnose problems is a mark of an expert mechanic and this is also an exhibition of their great problem solving ability, as well as their comprehensive knowledge on how the equipment operates.

A mechanic's job also includes minor tuning or replacement of a single part of the motorcycle. They may also be asked to perform complete engine overhaul, although this job could take many hours as they need to take down the engine and replace defective valves, bearings pistons, and other interior parts. Those who are highly skilled utilize specialized machineries and the most advanced computerized equipment to adjust and tune motorcycles, especially those that are used for racing.

To qualify for a trainee mechanic position, some employers prefer applicants with a high school diploma or the equivalent, but there are also some who accept those with less education as long as they exhibit satisfactory reading, writing, and math abilities. However, due to the growing complexity of motorcycles, those with a diploma or a certificate from a formal training program in motorcycle repair have more employment opportunities. This is why enrolling in a trade school or institute to be a certified motorcycle mechanic could be a wise decision.

Would-be motorcycle technicians can either opt for a technician diploma or an associate degree in applied science or mechanics. By attending a trade school, a student will receive the needed job training and basic credentials to be a motorcycle mechanic. After completing this program, he will be certified as a trained technician in this field.

Meanwhile, the associate degree is designed for mechanisms to earn the educational qualifications that match the needs of their profession. The program can be completed within one or two years. Courses taught in an associate degree include math, basic management, human relations, infrastructure and resources, and hands-on experiences such as disassembling, assembling and overhauling of motorcycle equipment. Online courses are available for those who can not manage to attend an on-campus program.

Because there are many schools that offer motorcycle repair classes, it is important that prospective students choose a school that can develop their full potential and …

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Most New Daycare Owners Make – And How to Avoid Them!

What does it take to be successful in child care?

Obviously, you should have a deep & passionate desire to take care of children, a huge amount of patience, and the ability to juggle several tasks at once (such as warming a bottle while helping toddlers with an art project).

It also helps if you have a separate space in your home, such as a finished basement, where you can run your child care business.

But as if that isn’t enough, there are many things that a successful home daycare owner needs to be good at besides caring for children. Honestly, it can be quite daunting.

Things like getting paid on time from parents, writing solid policies & contracts, marketing your business to new potential clients, obtaining the right insurance policy, understanding record-keeping and how it affects your taxes, and overall, just getting started in a manner that will optimize success.

To help you get started more successfully, here are seven of the biggest, costliest mistakes women make when starting their own home-based child care business, and how to avoid them.

BIG MISTAKE #1: Not doing the proper research on the child care market in your town or city.

This is a crucial step that many new child care business owners miss, usually because they’re not sure how to go about it. Or they may think that it’s not really necessary to do the research, because they don’t understand how it could impact them.

After all, it’s just a small home-based business, right? Why do you need to do all that extra work up-front?

The goal here is not to spend weeks or months completing some huge market research project that you’re not ever going to use.

I’m talking about spending a few hours over the next few days, calling around (or maybe visiting some other child care businesses) and asking key questions.

Let me give you an example of what I’m talking about. My neighbor Mary, who runs a child care business in her home, discovered a couple things about our local market that helped her create a more profitable business. The first thing was, our town has ½-day Kindergarten, not full-day. By talking to other Moms in our town, Mary found there was a need in our town for “before-and-after care”, that is someone who could watch Kindergarteners & older kids before and after school. She structured her daycare to fill this need. All she had to do was make sure the buses were able to pick up & drop off these kids at her home, and she was able to start taking kids.

So what you want to uncover, when you do your upfront research, is a “pocket of unfulfilled need” in terms of child care. You don’t need it to be a huge pocket, but something unique about your business that will bring you customers who have that need.

Other examples of this are:

– offering second or third shift care if you have large companies …

Financial Education 101 – For Sovereign Wealth and Emergency Financial Preparedness

It is similar. As a culture and a society we have not been very well financially educated. At times it is important to cut through all the confusion and get down to the basics of financial knowledge and financial security to help lead us into sovereign wealth. Do you know the old saying, "a dollar just does not buy what it used to", well, keep that in mind as you read this article.

The question was posed to me, "How does the value of a dollar relate to a declining economy?" And the simple answer to that is, "what can it by you?" It's all about PURCHASING POWER. Think commodities, the simple things that make your life easier. The oil that makes the gas that drives your car. The food ingredients to the meals that fuel your body. The materials used to dress you and your family.

Now if you have ever held stocks, more definitively, a stock which has split, you get double the amount of shares, although each share only has half of its buying power. For instance, if you have 100 shares at $ 100 dollars, and it splits, well then suddenly you have 200 shares at $ 50. It's the same with the value of the dollar or any other fiat currency.

There are essentially 2 reasons why the value of a fiat currency (aka the dollar) will lose its value.

  1. The amount of dollars increases in circulation (ex- the federal reserve printing money out of thin area often to cover outstanding debts to other countries – think China)
  2. A decreasing demand for that said fiat currency (ex- the United States dollar, when steeped in so much debt, other countries or loaner's lose faith on ever being paid back, will stop buying into it – think China)

So now, say that the same example happened with the dollar as did the stock in our above example of a stock split. Either supply doubles or demand gets cut in half, and the value of our dollar is cut in half. Now when you want to go out and fuel your car, feed your family, or cloth yourself … you dollar will only buy half as much as before, so "a dollar just does not buy what it used to." This is an important basic of knowledge to keep in mind when planning for your financial security, especially when speaking of growing sovereign wealth and planning for emergency financial security. …

Make Sure You Have All the Information You Need Before You Make a Career Change

Choosing to make a career change in the current economy is not a decision to make lightly. Of course wherever the decision for a career change is one you made for yourself or one that has been made for you makes all the difference in the world.

If you have suddenly found yourself without a job, you will need to consider where you want to go from here. Be realistic. And be honest. Determine what your good qualities are as well as what your bad qualities are. And think about what you may really want to do. If it is possible it is always good to consider something you have an interest in or are passionate about as a career. Having the luxury of enjoying your job is worth a great deal if you have to work for a living.

Are you able to transfer something you care about to a career change? For instance if you really have a need to take care of people, you may be thinking about a nursing career. There is certainly a lot of responsibility in nursing, but if you are able to deal with it and you are able to make decisions quickly, this could be the perfect job for you. There is no doubt that you can consider this a long term career, there is always going to be a need for nurses. And you can pretty much write your own ticket. You can go anywhere in the country and you can choose to specialize and make more money than regular nursing.

If you are considering nursing as a career change, unless you are already in the medical field, you will need more education. The best place to begin is with your local college, university or training center. They can advise you what you need to be able to get the certification you need to begin your new career as a nurse. Of course you will need to be sure that the training program you choose is recognized by the hospital or medical center you are choosing as a potential employer. Some of the programs work in conjunction with hospitals and medical centers, they provide the practical experience needed and often they will provide employment after you get your certification.

If you do not have a career change in mind already, you may decide that starting a business of your own is the best course for you. Of course, you will want to consider a business of your own very carefully. You will need to determine if the business is something that is needed. If it is a proven business, is it still a necessary business, or is it on the down swing? The computer industry has been very lucrative but there have been so many changes to the manufacturing of computers, that many of the suppliers and employees are no longer needed. You need to be realistic when you are thinking about your career change, do not start a business that …