The 5 Best Note-Taking Methods for Students in College

Effective Note-taking in Lectures Most students take notes during lectures, but why? What is the purpose of taking notes, and how can lecture notes help students learn better and improve their performance on graded assignments? Note-taking can serve two related purposes: external storage and encoding. The first function, external storage, is probably what most students have in mind when taking notes: to ensure they won’t forget essential information and create a repository they can consult when studying for exams or otherwise reviewing the course material in the future. However, the process of taking notes can also facilitate encoding, or learning Read More

How to Start a Business With No Money

How to Start a Business With No Money Despite this, it remains a dream to many due to funding constraints. In fact, according to Zapier, 63% of Americans haven’t followed through with starting a business due to a lack of funding. Even if you actually know how to make a mouthwatering pie that people would line up for, you need a lot of money upfront. Besides a physical location, you need key equipment like pizza ovens. Simply going the food truck route would also cost a pretty penny. Another option? About taking your passion and knowledge and sharing it with Read More

12 Best Interview Questions Small Businesses Owners Should Ask

How To Ace The 50 Most Common Interview Questions In 2012, the search giant asked a candidate, “How many cows are in Canada?” while Bain challenged an interviewee to estimate the number of windows in New York. Amazon asked a candidate, “If Jeff Bezos walked into your office and offered you a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea, what would it be?” The moral of the story was that job seekers need to anticipate less conventional interview questions, and that they should think of oddball queries as an opportunity to demonstrate their thought process, to communicate their values Read More

Information architecture

Nick is a 12-year veteran of the web and considered a web craftsman by trade. His skills traverse web design, web development, user research, web analysis, information architecture, and web publishing. He is the author of numerous web design-related articles for various publications. What is Information Architecture? Information architecture is a more difficult field to define than many others. Unlike content strategy, which is accomplished by content strategists, or interaction design, which is accomplished by designers, information architect is very infrequently a job title. It is, however, a valuable and necessary field which crosses multiple roles. In other words, information Read More

The Highest-Paying Jobs for Making Your Own Hours

Freelance work, massage therapy, medical coding, and driver jobs commonly allow flexible work schedules. Most of these jobs will require you to sign a contract. If you have experience as a real estate agent, you can work as a representative or a manager for a real estate company. 25 Jobs Where You Can Choose Your Own Hours Jobs where you can choose your own hours have become increasingly common with the prevalence of technology that allows people to stay in constant communication. Finding a work schedule you can control can give you more options for balancing your career with other Read More

How to Start a Career in Content Marketing (Without Experience)

It is not necessary to obtain a specific degree if you want to become a content marketer. Having relevant experience can be good enough. However, if you have a degree in marketing, journalism, communication, advertising, or publishing, you will be at an advantage. How to Start a Career in Content Marketing (Without Experience) In this guide, I will explain how you can get into content marketing even if you do not have any experience. You’ll learn what skills you need to develop, how to best position yourself in jobs, and what to expect from the career path. Content marketing continues Read More

How to Interview Someone for a Job in 7 Steps ( Free Checklist)

Another benefit of effective documentation is that it offers the opportunity to reflect on a previous event. By reviewing and considering this information, one can oftentimes discover errors and flaws in technique and improve his approach. Without such specific means for learning, the same mistakes tend to become routinized until the point is reached where they become, unintentionally, an integral part of the interviewer’s technique. Strategies of Effective Interviewing The executive engaged in the normal conduct of business devotes much of his time to interviewing. However, there is an appalling lack of effort given to systematic attempts at building improvements Read More

How To Write A Good Non-English Post That Will Give You Traffic

A non-English post is an effective form of local marketing for countries that prefer to use their native language for marketing materials. For example, most Asian and Middle-Eastern countries prefer to communicate in their local language rather than English. It is more effective because the majority of the population hasn’t mastered the English language yet. However, your topic is just as important as the translation of your content. For example, if you are writing about something general, someone else has already provided that content in the country that you are targeting. In this case, your topic has to be something Read More

My Checkered Past: False Simplicity

A few days ago I came across this essay about the relatively new concept of false simplicity in design–specifically web design, of course. Though you may not have heard of the term, you’ve probably encountered the problem. If you’ve ever gone to a website with navigation buttons that are so subtle you either a.) have no idea what they do or b.) don’t even see them, you’ve been a victim of false simplicity. As I was reading the above article at inspiredology, I realized that I was perhaps a little TOO familiar with the idea… And then I remembered some Read More

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