Resume and cover letter tips that will make you stand out from other candidates

Whether you’re still a college student or a recent college graduate, you’ll need a solid game plan when you begin job hunting. For college students, resume and cover letter tips are essential to your success.

Stand out from the crowd with a great resume. (Credit: TARGETjobs)

Stand out from the crowd with a great resume. (Credit: TARGETjobs)

Although you may not have as much experience that other candidates have, there are ways that you can spruce up your job application materials and write a cover letter in a creative way to help you stand out from the rest of the crowd. Read on for the best resume and cover letter tips and advice. Read more

Discuss the effects of a shared economy in your research paper

You may like using Uber to help you get around the city but there are many who fear the effect such a business model will have on the future of the workforce. Uber has provided a way for anyone to work freelance and earn decent money for a few hours a week of driving. Some predict that if more businesses adopt the freelance model that a race-to-the-bottom is inevitable.

The shared economy is a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical assets. (Credit: Share a Mortgage)

The shared economy is a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical assets. (Credit: Share a Mortgage)

This kind of business arrangement where people use the Internet to offer their labor or property for income is called the shared economy. The growth of such services as Uber and Airbnb signals a wealth of good topics for your next research paper. Read more

Discuss the Iran nuclear deal in your next research paper

A historic Iran nuclear deal was struck on July 14, 2015, that will limit that country’s ability to create any nuclear weapons. Meanwhile the U.S. and other countries are expected to be lifting the economic sanctions that have restrained Iran’s economy. Many are critical of the deal because it does not require inspections at any time or anywhere.

Key nuclear facilities in Iran, most of which are impacted by the ongoing Iran nuclear deal. (Credit: IISSmaps)

Key nuclear facilities in Iran, most of which are impacted by the ongoing Iran nuclear deal. (Credit: IISSmaps)

However, the Iran nuclear deal does grant more powers to the International Atomic Energy Agency, to not only be given information about Iran’s nuclear program, but also allowing the Agency to check into any suspected nuclear facilities in the country. For your next politics or government research paper you can cover any of these areas as your topic. Read more

Economic conditions: Business and economics research paper topics

Whether you’re looking into job creation, budget deficit or economic indicators, there is never a shortage of business and economics topics for a research paper. Economic conditions have a way of affecting just about everything else that’s going on in the news. No matter your major, it’s a good idea to learn what you can about how the economy works and how it affects you.

How do economic conditions affect you? (Credit: Kheng Guan Toh)

How do economic conditions affect you? (Credit: Kheng Guan Toh)

For that reason, if you’re fishing for a good research paper topic, consider delving into economic conditions. Here are a few resources and some background information to get you started. Read more

Women and minorities in STEM fields as your research topic

In July 2015, U.S. News hosted a symposium on ways to attract women and minorities to STEM fields in higher education.

Discuss the disparity in STEM fields in your next research paper. (Credit: OnlineUniversities.com)

Discuss the disparity in STEM fields in your next research paper. (Credit: OnlineUniversities.com)

Good research paper topics for a science and technology or engineering class could be to discuss the disparity of women and minorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and ways to encourage more participation. Read more

Health research paper: What our bad eating habits really mean

While we may have more knowledge than ever before about what constitutes a healthy diet, we aren’t following through on that information when it comes to our eating habits. A new study on Americans found that a vast majority isn’t eating the recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables.

The Carl's Jr./Hardee's "Most American Burger" is an example of eating poorly. (Credit: Borderless News and Views)

The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s “Most American Burger” is an example of eating poorly. (Credit: Borderless News and Views)

But it isn’t just the decrease in healthy choices versus the increase in junk food that is a problem, it’s also the amount of food wasted in America that has many people upset. Read more

Discuss the underground railroad saving Yazidi women from ISIS in your research paper

A new Frontline documentary shares the story of an underground railroad created to save the Yazidi women. Called Escaping ISIS, the film focuses on how these women and girls, who live in northern Iraq, are being enslaved and tortured by Islamic militants.

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

For your next religion based research paper, consider discussing the documentary and how it will help the Yazidi women escape ISIS. Read more

Take on technology for your next research paper

What does technology mean? The Oxford dictionary defines technology as “application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.” The advancement of technology has changed every major career path that you are likely to pursue. Whether it’s the use of computers in creating music, genetic engineering in creating new crops or artificial intelligence in computer science and medicine, you’ll find the application of technology.

Learn more about technology for your research paper. (Credit: Forbes.com)

Learn more about technology for your research paper. (Credit: Forbes.com)

Because of its influence on future developments you might want to consider looking at technological innovation in your field of study for your next research paper. Read more

Inside Out movie and the psychology of emotions for your research paper

If you think that animated films are just for kids then the Inside Out movie will change your mind. In a twist on the traditional plot format, Inside Out features five main characters in the form of basic human emotions inside a young girl named Riley. The story follows the efforts of these emotions in helping young Riley adjust to a move from Minneapolis to San Francisco.

Learn more about the emotions featured in Inside Out. (Credit: Pixar Post)

Learn more about the emotions featured in Inside Out. (Credit: Pixar Post)

It’s an inventive illustration of how emotional intelligence, short-term and long-term memory converge to help the individual to grow and adjust through life’s challenges. You might want to consider exploring the psychology of emotions for your next research paper. Read more

Research topic: Was the Chattanooga shooting a terrorist attack?

Four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Officer are dead after shooting suspect Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on two military centers in Tennessee on July 16, 2015. The suspected shooter also was killed in the Chattanooga shooting.

Answers unfold on whether the shooting in Chattanooga was a terrorist attack. (Credit: Fox 8)

Answers unfold on whether the shooting in Chattanooga was a terrorist attack. (Credit: Fox 8)

So far authorities have not indicated that Abdulazeez was affiliated with a terrorist group, and many are wondering if this was a terrorist attack or a more random act of violence. Read more