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Could a Return to Higher Education Benefit You?

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The vast majority of us engage with compulsory education. But when it comes to the age of leaving school, many skip the opportunity for higher education and will start working straight away. This is fine for many of us. There are plenty of industries out there that don’t require degrees, where you can start from the bottom and work your way up. But later down the line, you may find that you grow interested in pursuing a role that does require qualifications, or where qualifications could significantly increase your chances of getting your foot in the door. Here are a few pieces of information that can help to give you the confidence to pursue this venture, as well as guide you in the right direction!

You’re Never Too Old for Higher Education

Most of us associate higher education with people who are just leaving compulsory education and who are taking the next steps of our journey. We think that students are aged between 18 and their early 20s. Of course, many students do fall within this age category. But it’s important to remember that this isn’t the only group who can attend university or college. Instead, universities and colleges are open to anyone who’s interested in learning or who wants to add a specific qualification to their resume. Every institution has plenty of mature students who have started their education once they’ve passed the age of 21 and these students play just as important and valuable a role to universities as any students younger than 21.

A Return to Higher Education Can Completely Change Your Career Path

Pursuing an undergraduate degree or any other course being offered by a university provides you with a great opportunity to alter your career path. If you’re already within a job and simply don’t enjoy it anymore and want to try something else, or if you’ve always wanted to do something but have never had the confidence, a qualification like a degree on your CV or resume could open the door to the career you’ve been dreaming of. Alternatively, it can help you to progress along the career path you’re already on. If you’re hoping for a promotion or want to advance into a role that requires more expertise or responsibility, completing a degree is a good way to get the ball rolling in the right direction. Whether that’s an undergrad degree from CHC Christian Heritage College or a complementary master’s degree from a traditional Ivy League or red brick institution.

Choosing the Right Course

Of course, any form of higher education comes with a high price tag attached. You’re likely to have to pay a large sum upfront for the course, or you’ll have to take out a loan or apply to scholarships and grants to cover the costs. You’re obviously going to want to choose a course that works for you in order to enjoy your experience, in order to gain the right qualification with a good grade and in order to get the career path you’re planning started off on the right foot. There are so many options out there. From full-time courses to part-time courses, online courses, and more! Check league tables, browse reviews, and take your time to find the right one to suit your needs and preferences.

These are just a few tips and tricks that can help to get you off to uni. Hopefully, some will help!

 

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Ways To Make Your Clients Feel Valued

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Your clients are the most important commodity for you. It is time you treat them with a little more love and care. It will be a win-win situation. Great customer service breeds more customers. Plus it will make your end of the day will feel like you truly impacted someone’s life. Every person loves to feel valued and appreciated. If they feel that, they will keep coming back for more. Your business will keep thriving because you consistently show your clients how much you appreciate them giving you their business. If you are unsure on how to make your clients feel valued, here are some tips.

Give Your Clients Personal Attention

Roll out the red carpet for them and pull out all the stops without being annoying. Let them know that you acknowledge they are here and you are happy to see them. Avoid being pushy, but make yourself visible and available so if they need help, advice, or have a question they know where to find you. This not only works for those with storefronts, but this can also translate to those who operate solely online. Make yourself available via email, or if you have that kind of relationship with your clients, let them know they can text you if they need anything or have any issues.

Thank Them

Saying thank you is the best way to let someone know how much you appreciate them and everything they do for you. The same can be said about your customers. Let them know how much you appreciate doing business with them. As a cheap but effective marketing idea, give out a promotional product that not only lets them know how much you appreciate them, but it could also be a way to further promote your services.

Listen To Feedback

When your clients tell you what they enjoy, like or dislike about your business, listen to them. Take their feedback into account. Doing so can make sure you are appealing to their tastes, making them more comfortable to keep giving you business. Entrepreneur explains that knowing what your customers like and dislike allows you to better service them. If something new is coming in the shop and you know it might be something your client will like, you can let them know ahead of time, further building a great rapport with them.

Create A VIP List

For the clients that are loyal and do tons of business with you, put them on a VIP list. This list can come in handy when you are planning special events, sales, or talks. Since these people are always giving you good business, this is a good way to let them know how much you value their business.

Return The Favor

Some of your clients are more than just your clients. They may have businesses, side hustles and passion projects just like you. Return the favor and give them your business. If you need services or products that your clients can provide, keep them in mind.

 

Homeschooling Tips: Learn a new language

Our homeschooling has been going really well. Some days are better than others but overall we are all enjoying learning new things from home. The kiddies (especially my daughter) are really into languages and they learn love learning new words. Japanese, Spanish, German and French words are really popular in our house. They are forever picking up new words which I find amazing. Learning different languages is a life skill that can take you places. The more languages you are fluent in, the better. So this is something I am very interested in and will be encouraging even more.

Homeschooling Tips

How is your homeschooling going? One tip for a successful homeschooling is to ensure you have a flexible routine. That way the kids know what to expect and there’s flexibility for when life happens. Another great homeschooling tip is make sure you stick to the regular school day routine as much as possible. That way there are no massive adjustments when school starts. Sticking to the school day routine also ensures the kids acts like they are in school. These tips make homeschooling a lot easier especially if you have active children like mine.

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We published our first YouTube video of 2020 yesterday, yay! And the video is all about my daughter reciting 1 – 10 in Japanese and Spanish. The video is below for your viewing pleasure. We enjoyed filming this and more will follow shortly. I think I have finally gotten back into publishing YouTube Videos again. For a funny reason, I am usually only in the mood to post regular videos during the spring/summer months. I really don’t know why that is the case but I will be changing that going forever, so do subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you haven’t done so already, so you don’t miss any new videos. I like posting different kinds of videos so do expect a varied content.

 

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