What’s New in Office 2019

At first glance Office 2019 looks very similar to Office 2016. However, 2019 contains several updates and changes that you should know about. One big change is that Office 2019 is only available for computers running Windows 10, or if you have a Mac, one of the three most recent versions of Mac OS. Regarding new features, Office 2019 comes with several visual updates. First, there’s a new library of graphics called icons that you can use and customize however you like. It also lets you insert interactive 3D models into your projects. Finally you can turn your drawings into standard shapes with the ink to shape function . In Word, new learning tools can make text easier to read without making permanent changes to your document. For instance, you can change the text spacing, page color, or even have Word read the text aloud. Once you’re done, you can close the tab to return the document to its original state. Excel has also gained a few upgrades, such as its two new chart types: map and funnel. It’s also more user-friendly thanks to features like precision selection, which lets you deselect individual cells after you’ve highlighted them. One of PowerPoint’s more interesting updates is the More function, which lets you animate objects between slides in a short amount of time. Also, if you like to save your presentations as video files, PowerPoint can now export your presentation at 4K resolution. Keep in mind that Office 2019 does not have as many new features as Office 365. If you’re interested in more cutting-edge updates, you may want to look into the subscription-based Office 365, but even though many of its additions and improvements are fairly small, Office 2019 will hopefully make you more productive. GCF Global: Creating opportunities for a better life.

Career Exploration: Salary.com

Salary.com offers free salary information
and more for thousands of jobs across the US. Their salary look-up can help you understand
what your skills and experience are worth, whether you’re preparing to re-enter the job
market, or just curious to see how your current salary measures up. To get started, go to Salary.com, and look
to the top of the homepage. You can click Browse Salaries to browse by job category…
or you can use the search box to search for a specific job title. In this example, we’re
going to look up salary information for a store manager. Next, enter your city, state, or zip code
to tailor your results to your location… then press Enter on your keyboard, or click
the magnifying glass to continue. Your search results appear on the next page.
Now’s your opportunity to find your job title, or the one that sounds the most appropriate
based on your skills, job responsibilities, and expertise. Let’s take a look at Retail
Store Manager. Here you can view the full job description
to make sure it’s a good match. If you still can’t decide, you might want to return to
the results page, and try comparing a few different jobs side-by-side. To do this, check the boxes that say Compare
(you can check up to three at time)… then click Compare Selected. Now you can view and compare all three job
titles at once, which should help you narrow it down. Once you’ve found the appropriate job title,
all you have to do is click View Salary Info. You may have to click “skip this advertisement”
to continue to the next page. Every salary report includes the average salary
for someone in your position, plus insight to other important things like bonuses and
benefits. Your base salary appears on a graph, which might look confusing at first, but it’s
easy to understand once you know what the figures mean. The number on the far left is the typical
minimum salary for someone in this position, and the number on the right is the maximum.
That means the average retail store manager can earn anywhere from about 39,000 dollars
per year to 85,000 dollars per year. In between, where the wave on the graph is
slightly higher, these two numbers represent the most common salary range. That means that
most people in this position earn somewhere between 48,000 and 72,000 per year, with a
median salary of 58,543 dollars. Keep in mind, though: your salary is going
to vary, depending on your location, your level of experience, and the company you end
up working for. To move onto the next tab, click the link
that says Salary + Bonus. This tab takes your base salary, and adds the average bonus for
someone in your position. Here we can see that the median salary has gone up by about
4,000 dollars, from 58,543 to 62,958. Click Benefits to go to the next tab on your
report. This tab calculates base pay, plus bonuses, plus benefits. It summarizes the
total compensation for someone in your position, including things like healthcare, time off,
social security, and more. When evaluating a job offer, this can often be just as important
as the overall salary, depending on your circumstances and long-term goals. If you’d like to learn more about the rest
of the career resources at Salary.com, just click the Salary.com logo in the upper left
corner… and you’ll be taken back to the homepage.

Writing a Powerful Business Report

When a company needs to make an informed
decision, a business report can guide the way. These documents use facts and
research to study data, analyze performance, and provide recommendations
for the future. Business reports are always formal and objective, and every
fact must be clear and backed up by a legitimate source, no matter if the
report focuses on a single issue or an entire company. Let’s look at the
structure of a typical business report. First, list your name, contact information,
and the date of submission. We also recommend giving the report a
title. Next, provide some background on the topic you’ll be discussing, along
with the purpose of the report itself. In the key findings, provide relevant facts
and data using bulleted lists, charts, or any other medium that can help make your
point. Be clear and specific, because the entire report revolves around this
information. When you reach the conclusion, summarize and interpret the
key findings, identify issues found within the data, and answer any relevant
questions. Then, recommend solutions based on what you’ve presented. Remember to
stay objective, impersonal, and focused on the company’s perspective. For the
references, list the sources for all the data you’ve cited. This allows your
reader to learn where you got your information.
Some companies may require an executive summary at the beginning of the report.
An executive summary includes the background, key findings, and
recommendations within a single section. This lets a reader learn the highlights
without having to read the entire report. While business reports may seem
intimidating, you have the ability to create one of your own. Collect and
present the facts in an organized manner, and you’ll help your company make
informed decisions.

How to access DOL’s new Professional and Business Licensing

(upbeat music) – [Narrator] In November 2019, the Department of Licensing upgraded to a new computer system for professional and business licensing. This video demonstrates how
to access that new system. Start by going to professions.dol.wa.gov. Click the button that
says Log In or Sign Up. (clicks) That’ll bring you to this page, where it says that DOL uses
SecureAccess Washington, or SAW, to protect your personal information. SAW is a gateway to many
different state services. You can access many of your state services with just one SAW login. Let’s demonstrate how to create one. Click here, where it says, Continue To SecureAccess Washington. The appearance of this page may
look at bit different to you depending on whether you’re
using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile
device to access it. The first thing you wanna do is click this button that says Sign Up. (clicks) Enter your first and last
name, and email address. You’ll also need to create
a username and password for your SAW login, and enter it here. To verify that you’re a real person, click here where it says, I’m not a robot, and then select the images requested. (clicking) Click here where it says Verify. Now that the system knows
you’re a real person, click the button that says Submit. You’ll receive an email from [email protected] That email will include
an activation link. Click that activation link, and the SAW website will tell you that your new SAW login
has been activated. Next, click the Login button. This is where you want to
enter the username and password you created a moment ago. Click Submit. (clicks) You’re now logged into
SecureAccess Washington. Next, click the button that
says, Add a New Service. (clicks) That takes you to this page,
where you can add new services. Again, the appearance
of this page can vary depending on what device you’re
using to access this site. Next, click here, where it says, I would like to browse a list of services. (clicks) Now, scroll down this list, and look for Department of
Licensing, and click it. (clicks) Look for Professional
and Business Licensing, and click Apply. Your registration is complete. Click OK. (clicks) The SecureAccess Washington
website shows you that professional and business
licensing has been added to your list of services. Click the link. (clicks) Click the button that says Continue. (clicks) This is where the system
adds a new layer of security for your login, called
multi-factor authentication. You’ll be asked for your email address and your phone number. Click the button that says Begin. (clicks) Go ahead and enter your
primary email address. We highly encourage you
to add a secondary email, if you have one. If you lose access to your
primary email address, you can still access your login through the secondary email address. Click Next. (clicks) Now, add your primary phone number. Adding a second phone number
provides another backup method for accessing your login. Click Next. (clicks) This screen displays your
phone and email information. Be sure to check that the
information is correct. Next, click Submit. (clicks) Now you can manage DOL’s professional and business licensing. From this page, your options include
applying for a new license, and linking your existing
license information. Thank you for watching. (music gets louder) (music fades)

Business Writing Tips

Business writing is any written
communication used in a professional setting, including emails, memos, and
reports. It’s direct, clear, and designed to be read easily, and with practice, you
can become an effective business writer. So whenever you’re writing a business
document, get to the point quickly. Tell your readers what they need to know
up front so they don’t have to hunt for it. Make every sentence short and direct
while keeping your paragraphs brief. Doing this will add focus while making
your document easy to read and remember. Most business writing needs a call to
action, which is information that instructs and encourages a response from
your readers. It lets them know what they should do, where to go, and so on. In
addition to being professional, keep your writing polite. Consider using a brief
greeting or conclusion, and remember that offering courtesies like “please” and
“thank you” go a long way. Revision is a key part of good writing, so after you
finish your first draft, read it over and figure out what works and what doesn’t. Clarify sentences, simplify word choices, and organize the structure until
everything flows in a logical order. As part of your revision process, try
reading your work aloud, or ask someone to give you feedback. Both of these
methods can help you discover new perspectives and ideas. With so much to
read and rewrite, don’t be surprised if it takes a few revisions before your
document is polished and ready to go. Remember, business writing is a skill
that takes a lot of practice to develop, but as you improve, you will possess an
incredibly valuable job skill.

Per capita population growth and exponential growth | Ecology | AP Biology | Khan Academy

– [Instructor] In a previous video, we started thinking about things
like population growth rate and how it relates to the birth rate and the death rate within a population, and we related that to some of the seemingly complex formulas that you might see on an
AP Biology formula sheet. Now we’re going to
extend that conversation to discuss some of the other
formulas you might see, but to realize that they
really are just intuition using a little bit of fancy math notation. So just as a little bit of review, we looked at an example where, in a population, the birth
rate is 60 bunnies per year, we’re talking about bunnies here, it’s a population of bunnies, and the death rate is 15 bunnies per year, well, what’s the population growth rate? Well, in a given year, you would expect 60 bunnies to be born, so that would add to the population. And you would expect 15 bunnies to die, so that would take away
from the population, for a net increase of 49 bunnies per year. And to put that in the language of your AP Biology formula sheet, the notation they use for
population growth rate, they use a fancy notation, so actually, let me
just write it over here, they say N is equal to your population, N is equal to population, and then your population growth rate, they use calculus notation. So our change in population
per change in time. This is really talking
about something in calculus known as instantaneous change, but we don’t have to get too bogged down with that just yet. But your population growth rate, which you could use this notation for, is equal to your birth
rate, 60 bunnies per year, and the notation they use
for birth rate is just B. They don’t use the same
rate notation for that. I probably would have, but that’s fine, I’m just trying to make you familiar with what you might see. And then minus the death rate. Minus D. So this right over here is something that you would see on that formula sheet, but it makes fairly intuitive sense. Now the next idea we’re
going to think about is something known as a per capita growth rate of population. Let me write it out in words first. So, here we’re going to think about a per capita growth rate, or population growth rate. Per capita population growth rate. Now per capita means you could view it as on average per individual. What is the average growth
rate per individual? What is that going to be? Pause this video and
try to think about it. Well, one way you could think about it, is the total population growth rate, divided by the population, divided by the number of people there are. So it’s going to be our
population growth rate, growth rate, divided by, divided by our population. Population. Now, let’s say that we have
a population of 300 bunnies. Actually, let’s make the
math a little bit simpler. Let’s say we have a
population of 450 bunnies. So what is going to be our per capita population growth rate? Pause this video and
try to figure that out. Well, if we have a
population of 450 bunnies, 450 bunnies. Our population growth rate
per the number of people, or number of bunnies, I should say, is going to be equal to, our population growth rate is 45 bunnies, bunnies per year. And that’s going to be for every 450 bunnies. 450 bunnies. Which will get us to, 45 divided by 450 is 0.1, and then the units, bunnies
cancel with bunnies, so it’s 0.1 per year. Now why is per capita population
growth rate interesting? Well, it tells us just how likely, and in most populations, you need at least a male and a female in order to reproduce, but there are some organisms that can just split and
reproduce asexually. But it tells on average
per individual organism how much are they going to grow per year? So it gives you a sense of that. Now connecting it to the notation that you might see on an
AP Biology formula sheet, it would look like this, the per capita population growth rate is usually denoted by
the lowercase letter r, and then they would say that
that is going to be equal to our population growth rate. Which, we’ve already seen that notation. The rate of change of our
population with respect to time, dN dt, divided by our population, divided by our population. Now we can algebraically
manipulate this a little bit, to get another expression. We could multiply both
sides times our uppercase N, times our population. And we’re going to get dN
dt is equal to N times r, or r times N, let me rewrite it. We can rewrite this as dN dt is equal to our per capita
population growth rate, times our population. Now, this once again makes sense. If you say, okay, this is how many people, how many individuals I have, and if in a given year, they
grow by this much on average, well, if you multiply the two, you’ll know how much the
whole population has grown. So if we didn’t know these
numbers and someone said, hey, well, actually, we
can think about this, let’s think about now a
population of 1000 bunnies. So if N was equal to 1000. And I’ll say they’re
the same type of bunnies that have the same
probability of reproducing, and the same likelihood, so we know that r is equal 0.1 per year. For this population of bunnies, what is going to be our
population growth rate? Pause this video and
try to figure that out. Well in this situation, dN dt is going to be our per
capita population growth rate, so it’s going to 0.1 per year, times our population. Times 1000 bunnies, bunnies, I’ll keep my units here, bunnies, and so this is going to be equal to, 1000 times a tenth is 100, we’re in that color. It’s 100 bunnies, bunnies per year. So hopefully you’re
getting an appreciation for why these types of formulas, which are fairly straightforward, they’re using just a fancy
notation, are useful. Now, this is also an
interesting thing to look at. Because even though this is
in fancy calculus notation, and they’re saying that our
rate of change of population is equal to r times our population, this is actually a differential equation, if you were to think about
what this population, the type of population
this would describe, this would actually be a population that’s growing exponentially. So this is often known as an
exponential growth equation, let me write that down. Exponential, exponential growth. And, in other, in your math classes, in your calculus classes, or even in your precalculus classes, you will study exponential growth. In a biology class, you’re
really just thinking about how to manipulate this a little bit. But just to give you a little sense of what’s going on with
exponential growth, if you have a population of bunnies with this type of exponential growth, what is happening here, this is time, and this is your population, so you’re going to have some
starting population here, and it’s just going to grow exponentially. And the higher the r is, the steeper this exponential
growth curve is going to be. But this describes how
populations can grow if they are not constrained
by the environment in any way. They have just as much
land, as much water, and as much food as they need, eventually, the bunnies will
fill the surface of the earth, and the universe, and now, obviously, we know that that is not
a realistic situation, that any ecosystem has some
natural carrying capacity, there’s only so much food,
there’s only so much land. At some point, there’s
just going to be bunnies falling from trees, and
it’s going to be much easier for predators to get them,
and all these other things. And we will discuss
that in the next video. How do we adapt the
exponential growth equation right over here to factor
in a little bit more of a real-world situation, where at some population,
you’re going to be hitting up against the carrying
capacity of the environment?