Learn Something New Today!

Recently I’ve taken a huge liking to learning online. There are SO MANY resources for gaining new skills and you can find them right here on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Whether you’re trying to branch into a new career, gain more skills to further the career path you’re on, or you just want to learn something new and exciting, there is a course for you. Take a look at some of my favorites below and get your 2018 off to a fresh start!

New Skills for a New Career or Just for Fun

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If you’re like me, then you want to broaden your horizons for work. I’ve spent many hours on the courses below honing new skills and carving out a new path in my professional career.

 

Coding and Programming is For Everyone

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First off, if you want a large knowledge base to start from before you pick out your new career niche, you can snag The Ultimate Learn to Code Bundle from Citizen Goods for an unbeatable price RIGHT NOW.

This course will bring you through introductory web design, to expert app design and web development. You’ll be able to start stacking skills for a new career in web development or software engineering, or you can simply gain some skills to build your own apps, sites, and blogs.

I’ve personally had the most fun in the Python course, learning to manipulate databases and create simple and fun programs that run right from the command prompt in Windows. Check it out here and get to coding!

 

Make Yourself Irreplaceable in the Work Force

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Spending time in any office environment whatsoever will require that you grasp at least the basic functions of many Microsoft Office applications. However, if you want to really up your game and make yourself a distinguished member of the Microsoft professionals, then you need to grab this course now!

The A to Z Microsoft Office Training Bundle will bring you from beginner to expert in everything Microsoft has to offer; Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and OneNote will all be second nature to you after you cruise through 56+ hours of critical training. Best of all, this bundle is available in a “pay what you want” format, meaning you pick the price you pay and start learning immediately from the comfort of your own home! Click here to start adding valuable assets to your office skill-set.

 

Ever Wondered What Hacking is Really Like?

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We’ve heard the term a zillion times, “hacker.” You’ve seen them in movies, read about them in books, and feared them in local and national headlines. Hackers aren’t all bad, though. In fact, there’s a way to be a completely ethical hacker in 2018 and beyond, and it’s a skill that security firms and businesses the world over are looking for.

Want to be the guy typing furiously at a keyboard and voicing the words “I’m in” dramatically as your day job? I can’t promise you that your experience will be anything like the scenes of the movie Swordfish, but I can tell you that learning how to hack is an absolute blast.

Right now, you can learn how to ethically hack and make yourself an asset to companies that require additional security on their websites, their servers, and beyond. You can get the The Ultimate White Hat Hacker Bundle today in another “I can’t believe it’s this cheap to learn these amazing skills,” pay what you want format.

Click here, start hacking, and make the online world a safer place in 2018.

 

Investing is Easier in 2018 than it has Ever Been

Not a Wall Street Guru? You can be.

Don’t understand what all this cryptocurrency hype is all about? You can learn here.

Have an interest in learning the stock market? Here you go!

In 2018, we can learn just about anything about anyone and any place and any industry we desire. However, the best skills to learn are the ones that pay you back!

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Dive into the financial aspects of Wall Street and become the wolf with the “Wall Street Training” Course Bundle. Get your lifetime subscription to this course for an unbelievable price by clicking here right now.

The course covers fundamental concepts of accounting, finance, modeling, and valuation. If you’re interested in getting involved in Wall Street, then this course is for you!

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Cryptocurrencies are all the rave these days. You can’t go a day without reading or hearing something about Bitcoin, Ethereum, or any of the other hundreds of new block-chain currencies making their names in the market.

If you’re interested in understanding how these work and how you can get involved in investing in your future through cryptocurrecies, then look no further than The Complete Cryptocurrency Investment Bundle. This course will take you from the beginning aspects of learning how cryptocurrencies exist and function, to learning how to invest and profit in this complicated new world of money.

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Finally, get educated and tested on how to survive in the stock market with the Complete Stock Market Toolkit for Beginners. Learn the fundamentals of navigating a difficult and volatile marketplace with this toolkit from and start making trades like a professional.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Christopher Smith

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Looking for a New Job? Your Resume is the First Step!

I recently joined the ranks of the unemployed after my departure from a 13-year term with a company I called home. Suddenly, I was out in the open, with no idea where to look, and no idea where my next check might come from.

The first thing I needed to do was polish a resume that hadn’t been touched for over a decade. As a matter of fact, considering that I spent almost my entire career in the same department, I’m not sure my resume was ever built for anything other than simply having one. It wasn’t there to attract recruiters, it wasn’t there to prove the feasibility of plugging me into somebody else’s department. It was just a piece of paper with my name and a few accolades on it.

Fast forward to two weeks into my unemployment and I’m starting to sweat. The money stops coming in when you don’t have a job, but the bills certainly don’t. I needed to find a way to attract some visitors to my social networking sites and a way to ensure that when they saw my resume they didn’t think twice before picking up the phone and calling me in for an interview.

I started on LinkedIn, and constructed the best view of myself I could manage. It helped as LinkedIn has great networking features and allowed me to connect to various recruiters. Did I land a job from LinkedIn? Nope.

I moved on to Indeed and crafted a similar resume with their platform. I could apply instantly to plenty of jobs and research what I might expect as a salary from most of them. Did I land a job from Indeed? Nope.

Nothing was working because I was still throwing a simple sheet of simple accolades into the inbox of women and men that had already seen my type of resume hundreds of times. I needed a way to stand out NOW.

Take a look below at some of the resume services myself and many others have enlisted to polish their appearance and land the job they actually want.

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You Need a Cover Letter

First things first, a resume needs a cover letter. Most employers will ask for them in their job listings and some won’t even look at your resume if a cover letter is not included right off the bat. Amazing Cover Letters has that handled for you.  Follow their tips in the free video and go from there. As they put it “Your next cover letter will perfectly present the best reasons why a hiring manager should call YOU for the job interview.” Give them a try by clicking here and get your cover letter primed for presentation.

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Time to Craft the Resume Itself

Okay, so your cover letter is looking good already, it’s time for the meat and potatoes of it all, the resume itself!

There are a couple options here: you can have someone critique and build your resume for you or you can train yourself to bring the best out of your resume on your own.

The Amazing Resume Creator is a neat trick and a great service to put the POP in your resume and make it stand out to hiring managers in your field. Take a look at their video, take their free tips, and go from there.

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Why Not Do It Yourself?

If you’re into the DIY of it all, and you know that you can communicate your greatest assets to the employer of your dreams, then brush up on some of the best techniques by enrolling in a course or program suited to make you a resume-writing professional. Also, keep in mind that you can use these tips and tricks to write resumes for your friends, your family, or even your own clients; you’ve got room for a bit of a side-hustle, right?

Blue Sky Resume Writing is an all-in-one course to make you an expert in the art of writing resumes. Click here to check it out and give it a whirl. You’ll be landing your new dream job in no time if you follow their guidance and give it your all.

Do you already have a great resume but you know it could be even better? There’s a service for you, too!

You may have heard of SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, for websites and blogs, but did you know that there’s a service that optimizes search terms for your resume as well? Resume Scanner does just that and matches your resume to the keywords that hiring managers in your field are looking for. Click here and load up your resume to Resume Scanner and see how you can better optimize your resume to show up in the search results of your desired employers.

I hope these tools come together to land you a job that you can enjoy day-in and day-out, and most of all I hope they get you out of the unemployment line fast! That’s not a queue that anybody wants to stay in for very long.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Christopher Smith

 

Getting Started

Hello all!

If you’ve navigated here then it’s assumed you’re looking for ideas, advice, or tips and tricks to help put your Automotive Service Department on the map, or to improve the department you have already.

Good news! You’re in the right place! Also, these tips can be used across a multitude of client-facing environments, not just at an automotive dealership.

Use the search icon on the top to navigate to anything specific or peruse through the articles at your leisure.

If I can ever be of any help personally, please do not hesitate to email me directly using the Contact function above.

Thanks for stopping by, and good luck out there!

-Christopher Smith