Marianne StengerMarianne Stenger is a London-based freelance writer and journalist with extensive experience covering all things learning and development. She’s particularly interested in the psychology of learning and how technology is changing the way we learn. Her articles have been featured by the likes of ABC Education, The Huffington Post, Lifehacker, and Psych Central. Follow her on Twitter @MarianneStenger. Twitter
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How to Choose the Perfect Career When You Have No Idea What to Do
Looking to make a career change or choosing a career path for the first time? Here are some tips to help you choose a career that suits your personality.
Ready to change the world? Start with these 7 social work courses
Making the world a better place, for a living.
5 Benefits of engaging in Community Services
What Traits Should Caregivers of Disabled Persons Have?
5 Ways To Nail Your Next Job Interview
Project Management Checklist
5 Essential Pieces of Advice for Women in Business
Why You Need to Start a Career in Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
Well, let's start with the fact that Social Media Managers are also some of the most highly paid social media professionals out there.
8 Expert Tips on How to Write a Business Plan
Writing a business plan? Business professional, David Lang shares his expertise to help you succeed.
5 Big Reasons You Need A Business Proposal
Learning how to write a business proposal is an important first step for anyone starting a business.
How To Start Your Professional Development
Ready to grow your career? Here are some vital first steps to take in your professional journey.
5 Things You Should Do Before Asking For A Promotion
Being well-prepared will make it easier to explain to your employer why you deserve more.
6 Warning Signs You’ve Become Too Comfortable In Your Job
Recognise one of the following signs? It might be time to make some changes.
How to Resign From Your Job the Right Way
Here's 6 smart steps to take to resign from your employer on a positive note.
How To Request A Professional Reference Letter
A great reference letter can improve your job prospects. Here's how to get a glowing one.
4 Resume Writing Tips To Get The Interview
Need expert job advice? Get 4 modern resume tips from established career counsellors.
5 Foolproof Tips For Creating The Perfect Cover Letter
The cover letter is generally the first thing prospective employers see. Are you getting it right?
What is Passive Voice and Why Should You Avoid It?
A Day In The Life Of A Zookeeper
Is a day in the life of a zookeeper as exciting as it sounds? Get the inside scoop from Zookeeper and Manager, Paul Whitehorn.
3 Reasons Writing By Hand Is Still Important
Although the days of scrawling out manuscripts with a quill pen on yellowed parchment are far behind us, many writers still swear by a simple notebook and pen to record their ideas and observations.
5 Common Body Language Mistakes to Avoid in a Job Interview
Did you know that your body language can reveal much more about you than what you say in a job interview?
Considering a Career Change? 3 Important Questions to Ask Yourself
Did you know that few of us actually end up doing the same thing for the rest of our lives?
Captive Animals Certificate III and IV: What’s the Difference?
Considering a career in zookeeping or wildlife management? How does the Certificate III differ from the Certificate IV?
Zookeeper Courses – Frequently Asked Questions
Some common questions about what it's like to have a career in zookeeping.
What Career Suits My Personality?
Matching your career to your personality could make you not only a happier worker but a more successful one too.
Study Reveals the One Thing You Should Do to Become a Better Writer
Every time you write something new, you’re learning and evolving.
5 Things to Keep in Mind When Writing for Children
5 Signs You Might be Ready for a Career Change
Considering that most of us will spend more than 40 years of our lives in employment, it’s not hard to see why a satisfying career is so important to our overall sense of wellbeing.
My Career Snapshot | Chris Hosking, Program Manager for Captive Animals
We chat to Program Manager for Animal Care, Chris Hoskings about his exciting career with captive animals.
3 Things Science Tells Us about Writing a Best-seller
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple formula you could follow to ensure that your upcoming novel would sell out? While it will never be quite as easy that, researchers from Stony Brook University in New York believe they’ve developed an algorithm that can predict whether or not a book will be successful.
Want to be a Romance Writer? Here Are 5 Things You Should Know
Romance is one of the most popular genres of fiction, so it’s not surprising that many aspiring writers try their hand at it at some point during their career.
Working in Hospitality: 5 Things to Consider
Are you thinking of pursuing a career in hospitality and tourism? Here are five of the most important things to consider.
4 Things to Keep in Mind When Using Idioms
An idiom is an expression or phrase that has a figurative rather than a literal meaning.
What to Wear to a Job Interview
It's important to ensure your outward appearance will send the right message.
How to Get Your Pitches Noticed By Editors
Once you’ve come up with a brilliant idea for an article, the next step is to pitch it to editors who can help you get the visibility you’re looking for.
Think You Don’t Have Time to Write? These Tips Will Change Your Mind
Very few writers are actually able to spend their every waking moment doing what they love most.
10 Ways to Strengthen Your Writing Skills
Writing, like most other skills, can only be strengthened with time and effort.
15 Brilliant Words that Don’t Exist in English
Ever wanted to say something but couldn't find the right word?
15 Creative Resumes That Will Inspire Your Imagination
What do you think of some of these wacky methods?
How to Make Your Resume Stand Out
Recruiters can make up their mind about a resume in just 6 seconds.
4 Tips for Developing Compelling Characters
Characters can make or break your whole story.
4 Time Management Strategies for Managing Your Day More Effectively
Did you know the average worker is only productive for 3 hours a day?
10 Commonly Misused Words in Writing
It's important for writers to know the meaning of the words they're using.
Why “Write What You Know” Doesn’t Mean What You Think
What to Do When You Make a Mistake at Work
What can you do when you make a mistake?
What Should You Do After a Job Interview?
A few ideas to help you improve your chances of getting the job.
How to Find Your Freelance Writing Niche
Find your writing niche
5 Job Interview Preparation Tips To Help You Stand Out
Know what to research before your interview.
Social Media Dos and Don’ts for New Writers
Social media is a great tool for writers.
The Dos & Don’ts Of Using Social Media To Find A Job
Are you using social media for job hunting?
5 Productivity Tips For Working From Home
Find out how you can boost your productivity when working from home.
5 Tips for Acing A Phone Interview
Phone interviews are becoming an increasingly popular way for employers to screen candidates.
6 Ways to Add More Suspense to Your Writing
Every story no matter what the genre needs some suspense, and even a good romance novel will keep readers guessing with a few twists and turns.
Copy Editing vs. Proofreading – What’s the Difference?
Copy editing and proofreading tend to be thought of as the same thing, and although the two often go hand in hand, there are some significant differences.
5 Tips for Better Travel Writing
What’s the difference between a mediocre travel piece and the sort of narrative that makes you want to drop everything and get on a plane tomorrow?
3 Strategies for Finding a Title That Works
Whether you're writing a novel, short story or magazine article, the title is one of the best tools you have at your disposal to hook editors and readers. So how do you find a title that personifies what you're writing and captures your audience's attention?
Strengthen Your Writing by Eliminating These 10 Words
Good writing uses words sparingly, and if you’ve ever read a book or article that seemed poorly written but couldn’t work out what the problem was, there’s a good chance that it contained too much padding.
Web Writing vs Print Writing: 4 Differences You Should Understand
Web writing and print writing are similar, yet are also very different skills. Find out how to tweak your writing to work both online and offline.
8 Tips for Tackling Writer’s Block
Writer’s block is a problem that every writer will run into at some point during their career. It can be caused by any number of things, from a lack of motivation or inspiration to feeling pressured or stressed.
Why Rejection is Good For You, and How to Learn From It
Everyone faces rejection at some point in their career, and most successful writers and authors had to overcome more than just a few rejections before they finally made it big.
7 Tips for using Twitter as a journalist
Twitter has come a long way since its release in 2006, and according to a recent survey of 14 countries, nearly 60% of journalists now use it for everything from developing new stories to verifying facts and finding sources.
10 of the Best Photo Editing Apps
Although most apps will never be able to replace professional photo editing software, the fact remains that these days we take the majority of photos with our phones, simply because they are always easily accessible.
8 Important Skills Every Freelance Writer Must Have
5 of the Best Free Photo Management Tools
Smartphones and compact digital cameras have drastically changed the way news and other content is produced, distributed, and consumed. Anyone who happens to be in the right place at the right time can obtain photographic evidence of things that would otherwise never make it into the public eye.
5 Essential Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Freelance Writers
There are some things in life that can only be learned through trial and error, but fortunately, most things can be learned from those who have gone before us.
Content Writing – 7 Ways to Get It Right
Believe it or not, there is no magic formula for writing great content; it requires a lot of hard work, a little bit of know-how, plenty of research, and, of course, a knack for putting the right words together.