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30
July
2015

Paying for College – What are the options?

Paying for College – What are the options?

The average cost of college is $23,000 per year and rising annually. This is intimidating for both students and parents alike. However, there are tons of scholarships and financial aid tools out there. Just knowing where to go for information is worth reading this article.

27
July
2015

3 STEPS TO BETTER LEADERSHIP

3 STEPS TO BETTER LEADERSHIP

Leaders make more leaders. You aren't a leader if you don't. But how do you go about making more leaders? By acting as a career agent, you can successfully combat disengagement and serve the role that a leader is meant to serve- growing others.

But how do you play the role of career agent?

22
July
2015

Resumes – A Must for High School Students

Resumes – A Must for High School Students

A resume is essential for college or career bound high school students. Applying for colleges is competitive, as is applying for a job. An easy to read, well-developed resume that sets you apart from others can help put you in a favorable position.

21
July
2015

How to Write a Killer College Application and/or Scholarship Essay

How to Write a Killer College Application and/or Scholarship Essay

Writing essays for college or scholarship applications can be intimidating. Just getting started can be a daunting task. Here are easy to follow steps for writing a killer essay:

15
July
2015

What you need to complete a college application

What you need to complete a college application

Every college application is different, and before you begin your college
applications, you need to make sure you understand the ins and outs of applications. Once you understand the basics, you can gather information that will most likely be standard on most applications, to save you time and effort in completing all the materials.

13
July
2015

Ins & Outs of College Applications

Ins & Outs of College Applications

Completing college applications can be a tedious and daunting process for high school
students and their parents, especially if you are applying to multiple schools. What can make this process even more difficult is not understanding the college application lingo as well as not having a method for keeping up with the details of what each school you plan to apply to requires and when.

08
July
2015

Career Exploration for High School Students – The Key to Choosing a Satisfying Career

Career Exploration for High School Students – The Key to Choosing a Satisfying Career

College and career is just on the horizon for high school students. Starting career
exploration during high schools is important, and the earlier the better. When
the average cost of college is over $23,000 and rising every year… Can you
afford to go to college without a purpose and plan?

06
July
2015

4 ways that the changing world of work is changing education

4 ways that the changing world of work is changing education

We’ve been talking a lot on The Point blog the last month or so about the changing world of work. Unfortunately, until recently, the changing world of work wasn’t doing much to change education. The structure of education has remained very much a product of the industrial revolution. The fact that education’s purpose is primarily to train people to be successful, working adults emphasizes the importance of our educational system adapting to the world of work.

29
June
2015

4 Outdated Career Myths You Should Probably Forget

4 Outdated Career Myths You Should Probably Forget

Have you ever noticed that your career looks nothing like Mom's did? We've got a post-recession economy, technological advances resembling something from Gattaca, and a radically different generation of workers entering the labor force. It only takes one Google-second to realize that the entire world of work is changing.

If the evolving work-world gives you a headache, here are 4 outdated career myths you can safely forget.

24
June
2015

Give Back Feature - Tara Manufacturing

Give Back Feature - Tara Manufacturing

Quality products cant be delivered without quality people, or at least that is Tara Manufacturings philosophy when it comes to being a leader in manufacturing pool liners and safety covers. By giving back to their employees and to their community, they have been able to grow a business through stewardship.

18
June
2015

The Changing World of Work: Is the Policy Going to Die?

The Changing World of Work: Is the Policy Going to Die?

You all know I hate policies for the sake of policies. Rules follower I am not, so when I see that one of the potential trends in the way work is changing is a swing away from policies, I get excited. Now throwing policies out the window isn’t being adopted by all, case in point this experience I had recently but with the need for innovation and adaptability in order to attract and retain talent and therefore meet customer needs, trends are arising to simplify or scratch policies all together.

16
June
2015

It doesn’t matter how and where work gets done. The death of office space, office hours and the employee-employer relationship.

It doesn’t matter how and where work gets done. The death of office space, office hours and the employee-employer relationship.

My brother started a new job in business development for an international company about six months ago. His boss lives in Toronto. He lives in Memphis, TN. In fact, he didn’t meet his boss until after he was hired. He works from home, or his car, or an airplane, or a hotel room, a Starbucks or really anywhere as long as he has a WIFI connection and a cell phone, it doesn’t matter where he is.

We at Horizon Point just finished a project on wage analysis. Neither I nor our other full-time employee did any of the number crunching for it. The data analysis was done by a contract employee who works comp projects for us from time to time. She lives two hours away and has a full-time job by day. I never saw her once face-to-face throughout this project. I have met her once in person two years ago.

10
June
2015

What happened to the newspaper? How technology is changing the way we market and communicate

What happened to the newspaper? How technology is changing the way we market and communicate

In my eight years at Red Sage Communications, change has been the norm rather than the exception. When I started with the website and marketing firm, most of our customers came to us for a basic website, a logo, a brochure, or some other similar basic item. Now, it is a website that is search engine optimized and mobile friendly, a strategic online
advertising and social media plan, and advice on how to reach their customers
since many of the traditional advertising and marketing methods are no longer working as well as they did not so long ago. The hard part is that by next year, that whole list could change again.

09
June
2015

If you want to make a difference, start a business not a charity

If you want to make a difference, start a business not a charity

“An idea hit me: Why not create a for-profit business to help provide shoes for these children? Why not come up with a solution that guaranteed a constant flow of shoes rather than being dependent on kind people making donations? In other words, maybe the solution was entrepreneurship not charity.” Blake Mycoskie, TOMS Shoes

04
June
2015

The World of Work is Rapidly Changing. Are You and Your Organization Adapting?

The World of Work is Rapidly Changing. Are You and Your Organization Adapting?

The world, and especially the world of work, is changing at a rapid pace. In fact, from a technological perspective, Moore’s Law postulates that the rate of change is exponential, doubling on itself approximately every 18 months. Many of the things that are driving the changes in work are due to technology, but some are not.

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