Sunday, April 27, 2008
If I were you and about to start this class I would make sure to keep up with your blogs. This seems like an easy task, as well it should be, but if you wait until the last minute you will more times than not forget to write the post. This is not a huge past of the grade for the class, but I assure you it will make a difference. The other thing that I would suggest is to keep up with going to class on the regular. Most of the assignments you will have time to get started/done in class. Therefore, it is beneficial to you to go to class on a daily basis. My final piece of advice would be to go to the professor if you have a problem because more times than not they will work with you.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
This article seems to be addressing the issues of ethical decision making in the work place. The article says that 3 in 4 Americans experience ethical problems in the work place. This seems to cause the workplace environment to be somewhat volatile. 1 in 10 Americans believe that an ethical issue in their workplace will or could lead to a corporate scandal or nationally televised event. Ethics is always a problem because people go to work to make money. If an opportunity arises that could bring them more money and all they have to do is look the other way what would you do? That is the main question. Today most people will look the other way. This will increase your short term wealth but could bring your long term wealth/life into jeopardy. Unethical decisions will ultimately hurt the company's image in the eyes of the public. If this doesn't hurt the image it will definitely hurt the internal company moral. In the end, it all comes down to the golden rule and do to others as you would have them do to you. This is easy to say, but even harder to live by.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Paper and web writing, today, are pretty much that exact same thing. Today you can use programs like seamonkey or dreamweaver that help put your writing on paper into a html language that the web uses. Htlm stand for hypertaxt markup language I that allows the computer to read what you have written and put onto a page in a web browser. This language allows people all over the world to have access to your site or your work. Paper writting is easy to use and easy to hand to people face to face. When writting on the web you have to fully finish the piece of work and post it similar to how we post our blogs.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
The end of the semester is up and coming. I have been in college for some time now and I still don't know why it seems that at the end of the semester everything gets pilled on. I never see why it seems that we go pretty slow at the start but then at the end we go into overdrive. On the flip side I don't know why I never get my work done at the beggining of the semester when I have the time. It seems that I always want the pressure of not knowing what to expect. It is not that it is difficult to get the work done it is just that my time mangement seems to be off enough that I have to push it to the limit at the end. The only positive I have right now is that in about five weeks I will have another break but that soon ends with the start of first summer session. I am happy to say that I will soon be done with all of this college stuff at least for my undergrad. I do not see myself going to grad school unless my future employer wants to pay for me to go, but that will all pan out in due time.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
The business interview was an interesting experience. I knew that it was going to be kinda formal, but it turned out to be not that bad. I feel as though I did slip up on some questions that I was asked but I did alright. If it were a real job interview I feel as though I would not get the job. I am not exactly sure how these questions that possible future employers ask help them to determine the right candidates and I never will. The interview process is a joke because most of the time it is who you know that will help you to get a job. There is really no such thing as equal opportunity employers because favoritism and nepotism will always be prevalent.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Well, what can I say? So far this school year has strated out with a bang. I have been sick for the majority of the schhol year and am just now starting to feel a little bit better. All the while, school work is piling up and I am getting behind. If this trend continues I may never get to do anything other than study for the rest of the school year. I have a test tomorrow afternoon and am trying to study while I am writing this post. I also have work in business writing that I am falling behind in, but that will change soon when I get to class. On a good note, I am feeling better and may get to start workingout again soon. I am hoping that everything works out. I know in the end everything works out but it does stink to have to wait, right?
Monday, February 11, 2008
The advice given is telling us that we only need to write and send resumes/cover letters it you have investigated the company. It says that a leeter should be specific and personal. It seems that most people have the misconception that by sending mass resumes. cover letters out to people it is going to land them a job. The problem with this thinking is that it is too much paper for human resoureces to go through and the chances are that you are not going to land the position if you do not show some sort of intrest in the company its self. I agree with the advise but I also thinnk that given a great cover letter you can increase the odds of getting an interview drastically. The one area hat I was unaware of something that could be done is the follow up. This helps to show a future employer that you are really willing and wanting to work for their company.