Laura O. Tolentino's Blog (28)

How to buy the right work-from-home laptop

Working from home necessitates a high reliance on our personal computers. Laptops have become imporant components of our productivity and success at work. A new laptop usually serves its proud owner for 3-8 years. Purchasing a new laptop is a more involved decision now than ever before. Here are some ideas on how to invest in the right machine.

Form factor and size

Laptops are synonymous with portability. Fixed computers at the office are almost always desktops. They are…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 16, 2020 at 3:27am — No Comments

5 Tips to Maintain Effective Team Communication During the Pandemic

While COVID-19 presents many dangers to the general public, a difficult truth to face is that the suspension of work does the same. For those who are still lucky enough to have a job, there are a plethora of challenges that any team…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 3, 2020 at 9:51am — No Comments

Less is more: what to consider leaving off a business card

Even in a digital age, business cards are still critically important to the development of your business. Business cards form part of your introduction to prospective contacts, clients and customers and help you to create a sense of legitimacy and professionalism. They are a highly personalised marketing tool that you should be optimising.

All too often, however, business cards are poorly designed,…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on August 28, 2020 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Top Tips to Grab an Employer’s Attention

Nowadays, with the proportion of people gaining university degrees and there being wider access to higher education, it can feel as though the competition within the job market is increasing. It is not always enough to just hand in an average resume to an employer. Sometimes, employers have to sort through hundreds of these, and unsurprisingly, it gets repetitive for them. To stand out from the crowd and grab the attention of the employer fully, follow these…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on August 21, 2020 at 4:16am — No Comments

How immigrants enrich the US tech sector

The US strategy for attracting foreign talent is focused and objective. Unlike many nations in the developed world which have points-based immigration systems, the US relies on H-1B visas. Applicants rarely initiate this process. Instead, it is US firms who take the lead by sponsoring visas for the skilled foreign professionals they hire. The Silicon Valley has used the immigration system most effectively for decades. Today, according to some estimates, nearly 70% of tech employees in…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on March 7, 2020 at 8:14am — No Comments

3 Ways Your Tech Startup Might be Leaking Money

Cash flow is essential for a budding startup, and too many end up sinking because of a lack of it. The worst thing is that many of these businesses are performing as they should. What ends up destroying them is the mismanagement of their overheads and overspending. In some cases, they might be leaking money either out of negligence or ignorance. That’s why you need to be able to spot those…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on February 13, 2020 at 4:18am — No Comments

When to Claim Income Protection

There are many different types of insurance intended to help you when you are sick or injured including health insurance, disability insurance, or income protection insurance. Most people know what health and disability insurance are, and they can get it through their employers. However, income protection…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on February 6, 2020 at 7:28am — No Comments

5 modern trends candidates want to see in an employer

No matter what sort of business you run, it’s important that you show any future candidates that you are a company worth working for. Potential workers won’t just settle for anything. They know their rights and expect to be treated in a way that incorporates their lifestyle and personal values into their work. If you…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on January 6, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why Your Company Needs a Corporate Communications Specialist

Both new and established businesses can benefit from hiring a corporate communications specialist. A person with this job is responsible for communicating about the company internally and externally. If you have not hired someone for this role, here is why you should consider it.

What Does a Corporate Communications Specialist Do?

When most people hear the term corporate communications specialist, they think of public relations or PR. Although a large part of this role…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on October 25, 2019 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Obscure Health Care Professions That Require No Degree

The largest segment of the economy and with a workforce that's growing much faster than the job sector at-large, healthcare remains a vital component of the economy. As larger percentages of people are living longer lives and the number of people alive is increasing with each passing year, it's no shock that this crucial segment of daily life is seeing rapid growth in economic terms.

Most people are familiar with the “bread and butter” occupations in the healthcare…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 20, 2019 at 6:33pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to Become a Medical Scribe

If you’re looking for a career in healthcare, starting as a medical scribe may be the perfect option for you. If you’re a pre-med student who would like to progress into a healthcare program, becoming a medical scribe can give you the upper hand over other candidates. There are various roles and responsibilities that medical scribes perform and many advantages these give you, so here are 5 reasons why to become a medical scribe.

Think Like a…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on August 30, 2019 at 10:39am — No Comments

Why Every Business Needs A Business Operation Policy

When you put in so much work and dedication into your business you want to make sure that it is protected. In most states, having a business insurance policy is the law. A Business Operating Policy (BOP) can help to protect you and your employees.

 

Even if you are just starting out and don’t even have a full staff, an insurance policy that covers your interests and protects you from liability issues can save you money. Don’t get stuck paying…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on July 2, 2019 at 5:49pm — No Comments

What to Look for when Choosing a Business Attorney

Many small businesses don’t think about hiring a business attorney until a customer files a lawsuit against them. They decide it’s a waste of money and assume it will be just fine. Unfortunately, this decision will eventually come back and bite them in a painful place.

Business attorneys are there to protect you and your business. They are on your side if you are hit with a lawsuit. They can advise you on all areas of the law, including contract law. Hiring an attorney after something…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on March 22, 2019 at 6:28pm — No Comments

5 Great Reasons to Become a Medical Scribe

If you’ve ever wanted to gain first-hand healthcare experience, and the opportunity to work alongside licensed physicians, training to become a medical scribe could be the best decision you ever make.  The job is especially suited to pre-med students as it provides them with real-life experience that gives them an edge over other applicants later in their careers.  Need more convincing?  Below are five great reasons to become a medical scribe.

1. Learn Whether the Healthcare Industry…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on January 12, 2019 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Finding Work in Thailand

For many people, Thailand is just a country to go on vacation. For others, however, it is a place to live as an expat and find work. If you are the latter, you are in luck: Thailand is one of the most friendly and welcoming countries when it comes to foreigners looking for work. Most of the jobs exist in teaching English as a foreign language, but many opportunities exist for those who want to work in other industries such as tourism or IT. In fact, there is a huge variety of different jobs…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on October 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

What to Consider if You're Switching Careers into Healthcare

Healthcare is a rewarding and well-paid career with excellent prospects. While this is an exciting field of work, it can be demanding and requires attributes such as compassion, quick thinking, and the ability to cope in stressful situations. If you’re thinking of switching careers into healthcare, ask yourself these six important questions.

1. Can You…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on July 26, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

What Can You Do To Impress The Recruiter?

Recruiters are very hard to impress. They see thousands of CVs and talk with so many people that in most cases the candidates are simply seen as numbers. If you are interested in getting a job, there is a pretty good possibility you will need to impress a recruiter or at least the interviewer. How do you do this? Obviously, there is no recipe for success since different supply chain recruiters are going to look for…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 29, 2017 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

Big Mistakes Modern Experienced Recruiters Make

Experience is always important for a recruiter but this does not mean the highly experienced recruiter cannot make mistakes. In fact, some make more mistakes simply because they do not evolve to the changing business world. Recruiters need to get the job done right or the business is not going to hire the very best talent available. This can so easily lead to huge problems and it is the company that suffers. If you are an experienced recruiter, be sure that you do not make the following…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 29, 2017 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

How to Prepare for a Medical Scribe Interview

There is no denying that doctors have a lot of work to do, as well as quite a bit of paperwork to keep up with. The job of medical scribe was created to assist doctors by doing some of the paperwork so that the doctor can focus more on the patient. Working as a medical scribe is an opportunity for people interested in medicine to learn more and to work one-on-one with a doctor.

As with most jobs, the interview…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 20, 2017 at 4:36am — No Comments

The Skills You Need to Become a Medical Scribe

If you’re looking to work within the healthcare industry, you’ll find there are thousands of jobs in a variety of industries to choose from. One popular job that seems to be on many candidates’ radar these days is a medical scribe. A medical scribe is primarily a personal assistant to other medical professionals, such as a physician. As a scribe, you’ll need to examine patients’ past medical histories, as well as perform other duties.

If this sounds like a job you’re interested in,…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on July 31, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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