Ed4Online Blog | Category: Career Education

4 Steps Closer to a Career You'll Love

By Kris Powers | March 20th 2019

Chalkboard drawing of business professional

Do you dread going to work every day? Does something feel “off” in your current job? Here are four strategies that’ll help you decide if it’s just a "slump" or if it's time to pursue a different career.


6 Tips to Become a Better Listener

By Kris Powers | February 6th 2019

Image depicting confusion with multiple listeners

Steven Covey once said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply”. Active listening is a gift. The more that we stop and fully engage in meaningful conversations, the better our relationships will be.


Personal Development can be Fun!

By Kris Powers | January 23rd 2019

Group of three learners around a laptop

In order to be competitive in your field, it's important to stay on top of news, trends and developments in your industry. By actively working to expand your knowledge on a regular basis, you show your employers that they are getting the best you at all times. Even if your professional life doesn’t require it, continuous learning can be beneficial for anyone – feeding your curiosity and learning new skills can result in feelings of personal satisfaction and growth.

Personal development can be fun! In addition to reading news articles and listening to podcasts, you can attend classes, seminars, webinars, and enroll in online courses. All of these will enhance your skill set and ensure that you are up to date on the latest information available.

How to be successful with personal development?


Planning for a Successful Career Change

By Kris Powers | January 9th 2019

Image of job seekers with the words "career change" at their feet

It’s estimated that the average person will change jobs 10 to 15 times (with an average of 12 job changes) during his or her career. Some of these job changes may be out of necessity (company downsizing, etc.), others by choice. Armed with this knowledge, you can take steps to plan for career changes in your working life.


How to Reach Those Resolutions!

By Kris Powers | December 19th 2018

Man with arms upraised in sign of success

As the New Year approaches, we conjure up visions of a clean slate, a fresh start. Make this the year that you properly set yourself up to reach your personal and professional goals.


National Career Development Month

By Kris Powers | November 14th 2018

Woman in front of computer with "improvement" written on the screen

Career development is an ongoing process that forms an individual’s work identity. It begins when, as a child, you notice that grownups have many different jobs; policemen, doctors, retail workers, teachers, etc. and continues as you grow and discover other types of occupations through observation, exploration or education.


Make Time for Career Training

By Kris Powers | November 7th 2018

Student holding alarm clock

Have you considered training for a new career but are concerned about finding the time to fit learning into your schedule? If you already have other commitments (job, family, home, etc.), even thinking about finding the time to go to school can create a sense of panic! Before you put your dreams aside, take a deep breath and explore various ways to “find time” in your day for learning.


You May be Good, but What if You Could be Better?

By Kris Powers | October 31st 2018

A young businesswoman showing growth on a chart

You may be good at what you do, but what if you could be better? You’ve come to a point of familiarity in your job. You pretty much know what to expect day in and day out. You know your tasks, and you handle them well. So, what’s next?


Overcoming Your Fear of Failure

By Kris Powers | September 5th 2018

Individual in super hero cap standing on top of a mountain

The premise behind "failing forward" is that we should learn from our mistakes and become better because of them. Setbacks shouldn’t hold us back, they should give us the knowledge we need to move forward.


Careers with Great Growth Potential

By Kris Powers | August 29th 2018

Man standing in front of directional arrows pointing left and right

When choosing a career path, it’s important to not only follow your interests, but to consider the education or training needed, potential pay, benefits, room for advancement, and the anticipated future growth of jobs in that field.