Finding ESL Jobs on the Internet

If you can speak and write good English, an ESL job is right for you. You can take your pick of countries all over the world. There are websites on the Internet that can help you launch your ESL career. ESL job seekers and schools hiring English teachers as a second language can visit the sites for reliable ESL jobs sources.

Getting to reputable sites can help English teachers secure positions in schools and companies in Asian countries and in other exotic non-English speaking communities world wide. ESL jobs offer top-notch English teachers good pay and premium positions.

Through these sites, schools can select the right candidates without having to sort through a pile of applications. Applicants seeking ESL jobs will be confident that they get the right jobs immediately without spending so much time seeking the right placements. Both sides get the needed advantage.

Finding ESL jobs through networking is faster than looking up newspaper classified ads. You get immediate results, the right posting, and the location where you want to work! You can choose exotic Middle East countries, European settings, or Asian communities.

Wherever you wish to go, you can have the best of everything, a good job and the opportunity to see the world is at your fingertips when you course your application through creditable ESL jobs sites in the Internet.

It is an advantage to have a resume ready. Once a school needs to hire a new ESL teacher, they inform the sites. Your resume is immediately sent to the right school authority and does not have to pass through endless channels or bureaucratic red tape. References for ESL jobs through the reputable sites will eliminate the thousands of dollars that will cost you in relocation. …

Unusual Conference Venues

Many companies understand the importance of conferences for their staff. Conferences are a chance to network, share ideas and to learn, but boy are they boring. Yes, your staff gets loads of new ideas and meet lots of interesting and useful people, but given the choice they would rather not attend again next year. Fortunately, the people who run conferences are starting to wake up to this fact and beginning to try to make conferences less tedious. This has led to some great new conference events being held. If you are a business about to hold an in-house conference you can learn a lot from this new trend.

So the question is 'Where can I hold a conference?'. Basically as long as they've got the license and you've got the cold hard cash, then you can hold a conference just about anywhere you like. As the legend of Kevin Costner understands 'If you build it, they will come' and yes, you can host a conference at a baseball diamond!

Museums and art galleries. Being surrounded by creative exploits really stimulates the mind. Therefore a great venue for a conference has to be a gallery or science museum. Our favorite is the Vancouver Museum of Anthropology – mingling amidst ancient totem poles is quite the experience. Another great museum venue is the Science Museum in London, that even offers a IMAX cinema or a motion theater as two of the 8 conference halls it has available.

Marinas, Aquariums and Planetariums are also great places for conferences, most have lecture theaters for the presentations, with plenty of divers during conference breaks. In some Aquariums such as the one in Barcelona you can enjoy a spectacular conference dinner completely surrounded by fish. Although sitting down to the fish course does make you pause.

Blackpool Tower – yup sounds strange but come on, it's also pretty exciting and sort of kitsch!

In the mountains. Being amid inspirational landscape opens the mind to fresh and new ideas. Check out the Fairmont Springs hotel in Banff, you are literally a step away from heaven.

Want to impress, rent a castle! You can do it for weddings and you can absolutely do it for your conference!

Observatories – enjoy a daytime conference and finish with watching the stars – there's a metaphor in there somewhere!

Middle of the Rainforest? Lots of nature retreats host conferences and events. Bali anyone?

The zoo – yes it has happened, one crazy and obviously very talented events planner held an event at a tiger exhibition.

Like we said, you get the right equipment, shelter, catering and speakers and people will come. If you have an event dream – make it happen. Your conference will be memorable and people will definitely want to come back next year. Where you hold a conference says a lot about you and your industry. Conferences are designed to stimulate people's creativity and make them come away full of ideas. An inspirational venue is everything, so think …

How to Fool a Breathalyzer

Want to trick a breath machine into a low test result? Or make sure that you’re not causing a false high reading? Not that difficult, says a law firm of San Diego DUI attorneys and lawyers: just control your breathing.

The simple fact is that these breath machines which determine guilt or innocence in DUI cases are not exactly the reliable devices that law enforcement would have us believe. There are dozens of factors that can cause false test results. An example of that unreliability is the fact that the results will vary depending upon the breathing pattern of the person being tested. This has been confirmed in a number of scientific studies.

In one, for example, a group of men drank moderate doses of alcohol and their blood-alcohol levels were then measured by gas chromatographic analysis of their breath. The breathing techniques were then varied. The results indicated that holding your breath for 30 seconds before exhaling increased the blood-alcohol level by 15.7%. Hyperventilating for 20 seconds immediately before the analyses of breath, on the other hand, decreased the level by 10.6%. Keeping the mouth closed for five minutes and using shallow nasal breathing resulted in increasing the blood-alcohol level by 7.3%, and testing after a slow, 20-second exhalation increased levels by 2%. (“How Breathing Techniques Can Influence the Results of Breath-Alcohol Analyses”, 22(4) Medical Science and the Law 275.)

Dr. Michael Hlastala, Professor of Physiology, Biophysics and Medicine at the University of Washington has gone farther and concluded:

“By far, the most overlooked error in breath testing for alcohol is the pattern of breathing… The concentration of alcohol changes considerably during the breath… The first part of the breath, after discarding the dead space, has an alcohol concentration much lower than the equivalent BAC (blood-alcohol concentration). Whereas, the last part of the breath has an alcohol concentration that is much higher than the equivalent BAC. The last part of the breath can be over 50% above the alcohol level… Thus, a breath tester reading of 0.14% taken from the last part of the breath may indicate that the blood level is only 0.09%.” 9(6) The Champion 16 (1985).

Many police officers know this. They also know that if the machine contradicts their judgement that the person they arrested is intoxicated, they won’t look good. So when they tell the arrestee to blow into the machine’s mouthpiece, they’ll yell at him, “Keep breathing! Breathe harder! Harder!” As Professor Hlastala has found, this ensures that the breath captured by the machine will be from the bottom of the lungs, near the alveolar sacs, which will be richest in alcohol. With the higher alcohol concentration, the machine will give a higher — but inaccurate — reading.…

The Psychology of Starting a Career

It strikes me that just about every impressive public speaker that I have ever seen has given the impression of having energy to burn. Enthusiasm is contagious and people seem to respond positively to those who radiate energy.

Further enforcement this notice includes research that suggests that a whooping 93% of communications involves information other than words. This includes visual senses as well as the tone and pitch of ones' voice.

In my experience people in general are well tuned to these non-verbal signals. Have you ever walked into a room where a friend or family member has asked "what's wrong?" – even before you have spoken a word? Or has anyone commented that you look tired despite your best efforts to hide the fact?

Understanding your non verbal communications will serve you well at the beginning of your career. Because there is often very little difference between entry level job mandates in terms of prior experience there is usually a higher emphasis on potential rather than immediate value to the organization.

And one key factor in identifying potential is the job mandates' willingness to learn, listen and adapt. Not only does genuine positive energy convey enthusiasm but it also helps to subconsciously convince the employer of untapped potential even before a word is spoken. And given that only 7% of communication involves words it is theoretically possible to convince an employer that you are the most suitable candidate even without the most elegant rhetoric.

But beware the gotcha. Remember we mentioned that most people are well tuned to non-verbal signals? This means that it would be difficult to fake enthusiasm or energy. You may think that you can achieve that without much problem. But over the course of a nerve-racking one hour interview the cracks are sure to surface.

Indeed, the best way to ensure that you portray the right energy levels and attitude through the entire interview is to actually have the right energy levels and attitude. This means ensuring at least a few good nights sleep prior to the interview and living life in a positive way. Develop a keen interest in the company that is interviewing you and communicate your findings to them so that they can see that you have been proactively preparing yourself for the occasion.

As you can see, what I am trying to say is that the phycology of starting a career starts at home. Living, learning and enjoying the challenges of life helps you to prepare what is probably the single most important characteristic of a great job candidate – your perceived attitude. …

Getting Your Teen Moved In To College

It's the saddest day of your life. It's also the happiest day of your life. Your baby is ready to go away to school, and you're lost and scared, and thrilled and proud. It's moving day!

Getting junior off to college is a lot of work. There are endless forms and documentation, traveling for campus review sessions, entrance tests and the dreaded checks to write. The work continues with gathering the supplies, transporting all his stuff, and setting the dorm room up.

Dorm rooms are small and stuff tends to get crowded. Many long-term friendships can not survive sharing close quarters under the stress of school and part-time work responsibilities. Remember when you pack for junior – less is more.

Start with a few moving boxes and other moving supplies. Consciously limit what you pack to items that are functional and practical, while reserving a little space for the fun and the comfortable. When packing fragile items like framed wall posters or desk lamps, considering getting some moving blankets to help protect the fragile items during transport. Do not forget to bring your screwdriver set and fasteners or you'll find yourself making a run to the store soon after you arrive.

Other helpful items during move-in include a broom and dust pan, cleaning spray and paper towels, and some light bulbs. These things will help you start off right in the new space, which may have been vacant during the summer (and therefore a little dusty and musty)

Getting – and staying – organized is one way to keep your sanity. Take your first step by purchasing some moving supplies and moving blankets to help get you and junior on your way. And bring along the tissues, you're going to need them. …

Career Coaching Vs Career Counseling – What’s the Difference?

So what’s the difference between career counseling and coaching?  If you are like many people these days who are in work transition, this distinction may come in handy.

The truth of this is that many career counselors and coaches may be very similar and in both lines of work there are variations in practitioners which may make them more like one than the other.    However, in counseling in general, there is an assumption that someone (the counselor) is an expert and has expertise to offer.  And this can inherently make it somewhat more of a directive approach.  Meaning that the counselor may gather information about their client’s skills, style, likes, etc and then direct them to a line of work that the counselor thinks they will be satisfied with.  A counselor would be more likely to have a list of possible career-paths and to know all sorts of resources for you to get information, pay rates for different fields, etc.

A coach fundamentally comes from the perspective that you are the expert in your life and it is the job of the coach to support you to grow, develop and make powerful choices for yourself, including career choices.  So, in the coaching model it would likely be more about self-discovery, finding what career will really light you up, have you excited to go to work each day.  And then your coach would ask you the right questions to make sure you put together a plan that will have you investigating different career choices and pursuing them so that you can come to your own answers.  The idea and the key distinction is that if the client comes to the answers on their own, it is potentially more powerful than if they are told by the career counselor a recommendation or prescribed course.

With all of this being said, the most important thing in choosing either a career counselor or a coach is that you feel chemistry and feel good about the person’s ability to support you in this very important aspect of your life.  So, don’t be afraid to interview a career coach and a counselor (or multiple) to see which is best for you…tell them about yourself, what you like about work, what you don’t and any details about your situation.  At the end of the call, ask yourself-do I feel empowered and confident in this person.  You don’t need to hire the first person you speak to.  Speaking to a handful of coaches and counselors will only take a couple hours of your time and can pay off greatly if you find the right relationship to guide you to making the best career choices for you.…

Going to Beauty School Seen As An Attractive Career Choice

Whether you're seeking to change or begin a new career, becoming a cosmetologist offers a rewarding option for a satisfying profession that is in constant demand. Best of all, Cosmetologists enjoy being a part of a service business that helps others look and feel great about their personal appearance.

According to the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), cosmetology and aesthetics comprise a healthy, growing industry that generates over $ 60 billion a year in revenue for those in the beauty industry.

Depending on the state you plan to work in, becoming a licensed cosmetologist requires completing a set of practice hours and passing a state board exam in cosmetology. The number of practice hours will vary based on the type of services you wish to provide. Licensed cosmetologists can provide a variety of personal services which include hair, nails, and skin.

Cosmetology training programs provide all of the education and oversight needed to become a licensed cosmetologist. Instructors at cosmetology programs are accomplished practitioners who have chosen to teach others the skills necessary to seek employment in the beauty industry. Cosmetology programs can vary depending on their areas of specialization. Not all programs will teach every aspect of personal services for hair, nails and skin. Below are list of the major areas of study:

Hair Styling and Design: cutting and styling hair including coloring and use of wigs and hair extensions.

Esthetics: the study of applying makeup and performing facials, massages, waxing and reflexology.

Nail Technology: the study of the art of nail art, design, tips, forms, wraps and gels.

Barbering: cutting and styling of men's hair which may include coloring and beard trimming and shaving.

Electrolysis: a medically recognized permanent hair removal method for face and body.

Teacher Training: instruction to prepare a cosmetologist as teachers of future cosmetologists.

Besides working in an occupation that gives you the personal satisfaction of making others look their best, another benefit is that your salary can be commensurate to the level and class of services that you provide. If you want to go for glamor and the bright lights, you might want to consider working in the entertainment industry as hair stylist and makeup artist. If you want to run your own business, there is plenty of opportunity to open your own salon or work as a contractor in an established salon where the level of pay you receive depends on the clientele you attract and build in your practice.

Another fact to consider, especially during times of tough economic times, is that cosmetology will always be a service service because hair and nails never stop growing. Just like the restaurant business where eating is a primary human need, there is always room for new places to eat out. Likewise there will always be a need for hair salons and barber shops in every community. Also consider that styles are ever changing and the need to keep up with the current trends will provide economic opportunities for those who can provide …

The Gaia Cell – Mythology and Science

Can a goddess of myth help us understand the science of stem cells? Often, in the pursuit of "truth", we can dismiss views that are not expressed in the proper language.

For example, we often think of mythology as storytelling, and science as the language of truth. However, there is no agreed on language of truth. Science has a way of telling stories that takes us back to mythology. Arguably mythology may contain universal truths. Consider recent discoveries about embryonic stem cells. Canadian researchers have discovered that embryonic stem cells produce a host of supporting cells that keeps them immortal. Embryonic stem cells have so much potential because of their unlimited capacity for self-renewal. In the developing embryo, they result in the different types of cells that make up the body.

Dr. Mick Bhatia is principal investigator and scientific director of the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at McMaster University. Dr. Bhatia and his team are the first to have shown that, in the laboratory, embryonic stem cells can build their own environment.
They create supporting cells that feed them growth factors they need so they can reproduce indefinitely and become skin, muscle, bone, heart, liver, kidney, brain or more than 250 other kinds of specialized cells.

"The idea that a stem cell has the power to make its own niche, its own environment, to feed itself, no one had ever looked at," says Dr. Bhatia, whose work was published in the July 14, 2007 online edition of the journal Nature.

Stem cells building their own support network, probably takes place as well in human embryos, Dr. Bhatia says. Scientists have known the environment in which a stem cell lives dictate what cell it becomes. In adults, for example, stem cells found in muscle tissue produce muscle cells. But until now, they did not know that stem cells can build their own environment. Says Dr. Bhatia, "This means the stem cells' decisions, at least in the embryonic stem cell, are self-programmed." Previous studies in mice have shown that various types of stem cells hole up in little nests of cells known as niches. These niches are found in specific spaces within various tissues, said Dr. Bhatia,

Drawing a metaphor, Bhatia says a blood stem cell, for example, has a house found in one spot. These stem cells strategically locate in a particular place and surround themselves with cells that have special roles.

"That house is not just a place where they hang out," Bhatia said. "It turns out that house can regulate what they do." Working with cells in petri dishes, his team discovered that an embryonic stem cell makes its own niche out of daughter cells it gives birth to, and these cells in turn "feed" their parent. "We knew the house existed, but we did not know the person that lives in the house kept making the house, made making the bricks," he explained.

"And we did not know the bricks were not just protecting it, …

Ways For College Students to Make Money Online – Becoming an Internet Marketer

As a student, I know how much time we waste during our breaks and supposed study time on the internet-whether is it playing games on Facebook or just chatting to each other about what has been going on. Any possible reason to avoid doing study or college work.

Well, how about instead of wasting your time on one unproductive internet activity you start multitasking. Begin learning about new ways for college students to make money online using internet marketing. It’s a tried and tested method of making money online by 1000’s of people who have quit their jobs to become full time internet marketers.

So what is this new ways for college students to make money online? Well, I’m glad you asked. It is a process called affiliate marketing, which is a form of internet marketing. Great, so what is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the process of an affiliate (you) selling a product for the merchant (company) to a customer and making a commission off the sale. It works similar to the structure of a regular salesman commission, only you are doing it online instead of face to face.

College students all over the world are hitting the debt crisis hard with the current economic meltdown and with the unemployment rate increasing. For a college student to try and get a job it is getting harder and harder.

Learning about the new ways for college students to make money online could not only support your student lifestyle, it could also pay for your college fees like I have done with mine. I will be graduating from my university in 2011 debt free thanks to affiliate marketing – one of the best new ways for college students to make money online.

Whenever my friends ask me how I do it I simply tell them I took the risk and gained the rewards of learning new ways for college students to make money online. I then started educating my friends about how it worked and guided them away from the affiliate program scams to the legitimate programs I was using to learn affiliate marketing.

I now have formed an affiliate group with my friends in which we make monthly sales of over $2000+ (been together over a year now) so we have some experience behind us. We don’t expect you to be making that much out of the blocks as that would be an unreasonable expectation.

Affiliate marketing -among the most lucrative of the new ways for college students to make money online-is the way of the future for student jobs, especially in this economic crisis.

The best thing though about these new ways for college students to make money is you get to be your own boss, work around your college and study schedule and work when you want. Don’t feel like working today? Well, you don’t have to. It’s as simple as that. No one to answer to but yourself.…

16 Most Inspiring Famous Failures

To succeed in business or life, I came to realize that we must continually take remedial actions. Putting myself on the line day after day can be extremely draining, especially when things do not work out as I desired. Hence, each time I face a disappointing event or undesirable outcome, I NEVER FORGET these famous failures:

1. Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Microsoft, has literally changed the work culture of the world in the 21st century, by simplifying the way computer is being used. He happens to be the world’s richest man for the last one decade. However, in the 70’s before starting out, he was a Harvard University dropout. The most ironic part is that, he started a software company (that was soon to become Microsoft) by purchasing the software technology from “someone” for only $US50 back then.

2. Abraham Lincoln, received no more than 5 years of formal education throughout his lifetime. When he grew up, he joined politics and had 12 major failures before he was elected the 16th President of the United States of America.

3. Isaac Newton was the greatest English mathematician of his generation. His work on optics and gravitation made him one of the greatest scientists the world has even known. Many thought that Isaac was born a genius, but he wasn’t! When he was young, he did very poorly in grade school, so poor that his teachers became clueless in improving his grades.

4. Ludwig van Beethoven, a German composer of classical music, is widely regarded as one of history’s supreme composers. His reputation has inspired – and in many cases intimidated – composers, musicians, and audiences who were to come after him. Before the start of his career, Beethoven’s music teacher once said of him “as a composer, he is hopeless”. And during his career, he lost his hearing yet he managed to produce great music – a deaf man composing music, ironic isn’t!

5. Thomas Edison who developed many devices which greatly influenced life in the 20th century. Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S patents to his name. When he was a boy his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. When he set out on his own, he tried more than 9,000 experiments before he created the first successful light bulb.

6. The Woolworth Company was a retail company that was one of the original five-and-ten-cent stores. The first Woolworth’s store was founded in 1878 by Frank Winfield Woolworth and soon grew to become one of the largest retail chains in the world in the 20th century. Before starting his own business, Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21. But his employer would not let him serve any customer because he concluded that Frank “didn’t have enough common sense to serve the customers”.

7. By acclamation, Michael Jordon is the greatest basketball player of all time. A phenomenal …