Working Remotely: The Tools You Need

There are many benefits to working remotely. No longer are we limited by our geographical presence when all that is required is a laptop and a good Internet connection. We can now attend overseas meetings without stepping foot onto an airplane. However, what you do to prepare yourself can have a monumental impact on your productivity. Equipping yourself with the proper tools for your specific needs can save you much more than the time of a tedious commute. Location, Location, Location You can have all the tools that you need but without an organized, quiet workspace, distractions can hinder your productivity. Find a bland space that has everything that you need and nothing more. You do not want to be fixated on that dining room wall that needs painting when facing an impending deadline. Ignore personal email that sets you off course and make sure you are not surrounding yourself … Read More ›

The History of Google – then and now

It is hard to imagine life without Google. It has become so embedded in our daily web searching that we almost take it for granted. We certainly cannot imagine how we would function without it. Well, thanks to Larry Page and Sergey Brin, we don’t have to. Google began as a research project conducted by the two Stanford University students in 1996. Page, who was already intrigued by the Web for its mathematical characteristics, was encouraged by his advisor to choose the exploration of mathematical properties of the World Wide Web for his dissertation theme. While search engines at that time ranked results according to how many times the search term appeared on a page, Page preferred to incorporate into the search function the number of links each website had. For instance, a website with more links would be more valuable than a site with fewer links so the search … Read More ›

Best Websites to Find a Job

The most common method for finding a job is by exploring the numerous job search sites available online. The job seeker has a multitude of options to choose from, including social media, job boards, and staffing companies. While there are thousands of job sites to choose from, the best career websites stand out for their user-friendly search tools and their innovative characteristics. While there are many other sites to consider that are not discussed below, the following job search sites will give you a good head start. LinkedIn – This social networking site enables users to establish connections through their extended network. It is the top site for recruiters and hiring managers, and as the largest professional site, has more than 400 million members in over 200 countries. In 2011, its membership increased by two new members every second. Membership is free with a basic account that allows for messaging, … Read More ›