2014’s Smoking Hot Careers

By Scott Rutherford Prepare for hotness. That’s the theme of today’s post. Can you handle it? Earlier this year, the Orange County Register honed in on the six hottest careers of 2014. In case you didn’t catch the story (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jobs-616137-county-angeles.html), these fields are expected to be among the fastest growing in Southern California over the […]

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Switch Careers, Change Your Life?

For anyone who is burnt out, jaded or bored at work—or who has been laid off from their job recently—there’s good news from the paralegal field! This multi-faceted career not only pays well and offers a variety of exciting, fast-paced and fulfilling work every day on the job, but it also maintains reasonable hours and […]

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Daring Adventures

By Janet DiVincenzo Helen Keller was quoted as saying “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” I took a daring adventure myself not long ago.  I signed up for an online art workshop. Now, let me just say, I was just about the last person who would ever take an art class in high school […]

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How to Network Like Casanova

  By Melissa Allison & Zen Yieh Assuming you’ve read hundreds of articles on the virtues of networking, we won’t waste time trying to convince you of its importance. Think of this post more as a means to assess your current perspective on networking, and perhaps even your prowess. So, pretend you’re on a date. […]

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Social Networking by the Numbers

There’s no arguing that social networking has become a global phenomenon.  As of the end of April (4/24) Facebook had established 1.28 billion users, and of that number, 757 million of those users visit Facebook daily.  There is an average of 58 million tweets per day on Twitter, and 60 percent of those come via […]

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Implementing custom corporate education for improved productivity and bottom line results

By: Brian Breen, Director, Corporate Education, UC Irvine Extension Competition is fierce in today’s increasingly complex business environment. As your customers demand that you deliver more than just good products and service, gaining and sustaining a competitive industry advantage will depend on how well your staff executes. Research shows that well-trained employees are more efficient, […]

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Hashtags: A History & Basic Guide

 By Lalida Sriyordsa Every minute, social media is changing around us. With the evolution of popular sites like Facebook and Instagram becoming integral parts of everyday life, the way we market our companies and businesses must also adapt to the way society conforms. If you’ve ever seen images followed with the pound sign and a […]

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Why Healthcare Needs Project Management

By Martin Wartenberg, UC Irvine Extension Instructor At the dawn of the 20th century, Wilbur and Orville Wright developed the first airplane capable of sustained heavier-than-air human flight. Working from their bicycle shop, the Flyer was built of spruce, linen, and wire, and fitted with a crude engine of their own manufacture. It flew successfully […]

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