Guest Post - Tips For Getting A Job After College Graduation

~ Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM ~

When you spend your years studying in college, the ultimate satisfaction lies in finding employment. Jobs are essential to help you earn an income to move on with your life. However, new graduates face a myriad of challenges. First of all, their resumes are lacking in a big way. This is natural. You were studying in college, not working. The other challenge new graduates face is scarcity off gainful employment. The cause of this is the weak global economy. This article gives you a number of tips to help you find easy to get a job after college.

1. Keep your resume up to date
The biggest winner for getting work is a resume. You need to keep your personal resume up to date with all new skills at all times. Remember to include all your GPA scores and other new skills you have acquired since you graduated.  An updated resume works best because it can give you undue advantage against other candidates. A good resume sample can help you learn to articulate a good one.

2. Connect with your professors
The role of your college professor doesn’t end just because you have graduated. They have to come along for the ride of your life. You can ask your professors to recommend you to potential employers. In their natural work, professors meet many employers. As such, they can be a great source of connection with potential employers. Professors can also give your valuable job interview tips that work for your potential employers.

3. Recruit those who already have jobs
Pride can seem like a great thing to have. Indeed, you need to be proud with your life’s mission. However, to get work, you need to swallow your pride. Keep your pride off limits and ask those people already with jobs to help you search for one. Naturally, people who are already working have a higher preview for new opportunities that may suit you.

4. Social media and internet
The social media and the internet are amassed with numerous opportunities. You need to leverage their prominence to grow your career. Make social professional profiles on sites like LinkedIn and Twitter. They can make your job hunting faster, targeted and more effective.

5. Never give up
Truth is if you are graduating now, there are little opportunities for you. When the going gets tougher, you shouldn’t despair. Many new graduates feel disillusioned according to experts. This should not be the case. Be hopeful that your search efforts will be repaid in full eventually. Keep searching. Being positive and hopeful is the least you can do if you want to succeed.

** Written by Scholar Advisor writer Sheryl L.

Guest Post - Top 5 Car Toys for Kids

~ Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 7:29 PM ~

All kids love toys, and if your little one loves toys with four wheels, then this top 5 is the perfect list for you. Find them their dream car toy, and they'll be a pro-driver before you can even say the words, driving lessons.

Lightening McQueen toddler bed

Not only does it have striking red paintwork and a shiny set of wheels, but this bed even has its very own lightening strike! This practical yet fun car bed is perfect for tots who don't like going to sleep. You'll never have to suffer from that bed time battle again when they have this cool car waiting for them upstairs!


Perfect if your child has a creative streak, the scalextric allows them to build their own track and decorate their cars. If you have more than one child, this toy is great to get them playing together. A scalextric won't take up much room, as it can be dismantled and stored away after use.

Ride on cars

If you have a big back yard, you could treat your little ones to their very own mini car. they come battery powered or pedaled and, although they are expensive, they'll provide hours of fun. You can also get hold of motorcycles, quads, and even golf buggies for your kids to zoom around on. Just make sure they don't forget to put their helmet on!


Car toys don't have to be large and expensive. There are tones of car puzzles out there for your children to enjoy. Watch their faces light up as they get that missing piece in place, creating the image of their future dream car!

Remote controlled car

A remote controlled car is the perfect, smaller and cheaper alternative to the ride on car. The kids will be whizzing around the garden after their car or truck as they navigate the back yard with their remote. Fun for all the family, the remote controlled car will keep them entertained for hours. If on-road isn't their thing, you can also get remote controlled helicopters!

** This is a guest post, written by Isabelle Guarella from

Guest Post - 8 Home Security Tips

~ Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 9:42 PM ~

Despite the many obstacles a mother has to endure to raise her child, it is still one of the most rewarding obligations an adult can have. Being a mother, it’s a natural instinct to keep your child safe from harm, and you’ll go through whatever lengths to teach your children how to be safe. There are many lessons to be taught, but in this article we’ll be discussing some basic home security tips for your little ones.  (Because that’s what they’ll always be to you)

When it comes to being a crime victim, there’s no age limit.  Kids are going back to school, and parents are working longer hours to support their household, leaving more and more children and teens arriving to an empty home after school.

Kids should be taught some basic home security tips, so the chance of your kids becoming a victim is slim to none.  Preparing your child for an emergency can be one of the most important things you can speak to your child about being safe.

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Here are 8 basic home security safety tips that you can speak to your child about for keeping them safe at home:

1. In the event of an emergency, make sure your child knows how to call 9-1-1.
2. Make sure your child has a contact phone number where you can be reached.
3. If home alone, it’s good to teach your child to never answer the door or phone unless it’s a family member or close friend.
4. Never let anyone know that you’re home alone.
5. Instruct your child on how to properly arm and disarm the home security systems when coming home.
6. Never leave the house or yard without permission.
7. Make sure all windows and doors are locked, including the garage door that leads into the home.
8. Make sure your child knows their full name, phone number, and address.

It’s imperative to take care of your children.  Mothers need to make sure that their kids recognize basic home security and safety rules, and obey them.  When it comes to protecting your family and home, taking the time to speak with your children about home security is never a waste of time.  With the tips provided above, you’ll have a safer child and well protected in the end.

** This guest post was written by Kevin Raposo, a blogger for SimpliSafe.  Kevin covers issues related to home security, crime, safety, and consumer issues.  Kevin is a dedicated writer and musician, spreading the word through music and blogging.  SimpliSafe is a leader in the wireless home security field.