WRITING TO WIN: MANAGING EXPECTATIONS IN BUSINESS WRITING

It would be a wonderful thing to know exactly what people expect of you over and above your duties and responsibilities on the job.  You’d know exactly what to do to meet these additional expectations in your day-to-day performance. Being that the probabilities are high that most of the population cannot read minds, you must Continue Reading…


Texas Instruments Administrative Assistant Job Opening

Texas Instruments is looking for someone who possesses great organizational skills and who can act in the capacity as a highly proficient administrative support person. Click the following links to get more information about careers at TI and, specifically, to get a detailed job description for this Administrative Assistant opening. Thank you, Texas Instruments, for Continue Reading…


Minding Your International Manners—Are They Culturally Correct?

If you have to travel overseas for your company, you need to be sure that your international manners are correct according to the culture of the country you are visiting. The last thing you want to do is to offend or insult the people and the culture of the host country. Ashley Rossi of SMARTERTRAVEL Continue Reading…


Writing to Win: Consider the Data

WRITING TO WIN:  THE ART OF DETAIL If you asked a room packed full with one-hundred college level sophomores, what is the value of detail?  What do you think would be the response? But let’s make this more interesting. Ask those same college sophomores what is the value of detail if their political science final Continue Reading…


Accounting versus Currency Format in Excel

When formatting numbers, do you understand the difference between the Accounting number format and the Currency number format? When you click the $ button on the Home Tab in the Number group on the Ribbon, you are applying the Accounting format. To apply the Currency format, you would need to either click the down arrow Continue Reading…


WRITING TO WIN: HOW LONG IS TOO LONG?

WRITING TO WIN:  HOW LONG IS TOO LONG? One of the greatest realizations seasoned professionals come to find out is the fact that ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’, meaning, you may not realize that even though you have years of experience in the office, this does not necessarily mean you are a great Continue Reading…


October: Cyber Security Awareness Month

We lead Internet-connected, digital lives—we work, learn and play online.  Whether we are shopping online, social networking, checking our bank accounts, or downloading a new app on our phone, it is critical that we practice good cyber security in today’s interconnected world.  For the thirteenth year, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber security Continue Reading…


EXCEL 2016 Offers New Chart Types

If you have ever examined Excel’s charting tools, you may be wondering what other chart types could there be as previous versions of Excel offered eleven chart types.  These included Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, X Y (Scatter), Stock, Surface, Doughnut, Bubble, and Radar. Microsoft’s newest version, EXCEL 2016, brings with it some new and Continue Reading…


Congratulations to Professor Dee Hobson!

Congratulations to Professor Dee Hobson on being selected as Richland College’s 2016-2017 Excellence in Teaching recipient! “Dee,” as she is known to colleagues and to many of her students, is a full-time BOSS faculty member in Richland’s BOSS program, where she has taught for the past 17 years. Dee holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Continue Reading…