Daniel Goodson

Daniel Goodson

Daniel Goodson is a former Content Developer for USF’s Office of Innovative Education. He enjoys researching the latest workplace trends and sharing strategies that can help you get ahead in your career.

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How to Choose a Test Prep Course

Whether you’re preparing for college admission, entry into a graduate program, or a professional certification, the required test can literally alter the course of your future. With so much on the line, it’s no surprise that you have a dizzying number of options to help you prepare for your exam.

Can Workplace Conflict Support Process Improvement?

What good can come out of office squabbles, customer backlash, and hurt feelings? Plenty, it turns out. Those internal issues are signaling something in your company’s processes and procedures that are inefficient or broken. Once you’ve identified those areas for growth, you can then apply process improvement principles to turn things around.


Top 5 Digital Marketing Trends to Jump on in 2022

No matter what new digital marketing trends and tools you may have heard about, content is still king. But the way companies are creating, using, and testing the effectiveness of their digital assets continues to undergo big changes.


From the digital marketing channels used to methods for building relationships with prospective customers, content marketing today is evolving to satisfy new consumer shopping habits and expectations. If you want to keep pace, our top 5 digital marketing trends for 2022 highlight some of the best ways to connect with your consumers and drive results.


FTCE Prep: Ace Your Florida Teacher Certification Exam

If you’re interested in shaping lives as an educator, you have a straightforward path to becoming a Florida teacher. Along with holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited or approved institution, you just need to pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) or Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) to teach in all public schools and many private ones. Even if you don’t plan to take a position that requires you to lecture from the front of a classroom, all educators must pass the appropriate exam. This includes classroom teachers, administrators, college counselors, media specialists, and other support professionals.

Learning from Failure: How to Overcome Leadership Challenges

As a workplace leader, you’re called on for more than just spearheading projects and assigning tasks. Your employees lean on you to foster a positive, structured workplace that promotes productivity and success. Unfortunately, building a healthy workplace presents some of the greatest, most complex leadership challenges you may face. If you’re like most leaders today, you’ve had your fair share of struggles and failures.


Tips for Sleeping Better Before an Exam

If you have an important upcoming exam, the stress and anxiety leading to the big day may not just impact you mentally. It also can impact you physically. Excessive sweating, feelings of nausea, a racing heart, and trouble breathing are common signs of test anxiety, but that’s not all. Poor sleep is another side effect of stress that can hurt your test score.

How to Overcome Test Anxiety

No matter what type of exam you’re facing, it’s normal to experience fear and stress beforehand. You may have trouble sleeping the night before or a decreased appetite. However, if you have a history of letting your nerves get the better of you to the extent that it hurts your score, it’s time to learn some tips on how to overcome test anxiety.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Changing Careers

If you feel stuck in a dead-end job you despise, it’s natural to have an overwhelming desire to get out. The mistake too many people make is making a career leap without looking to see where they’ll land first. Before hopping the fence to greener pastures, there are five questions to ask yourself when changing careers.

Strategies to Prepare for Test Day

The pandemic has added a whole new set of concerns when preparing for college and graduate school admission tests. If you’re getting ready to take an exam, having solid strategies for tests is more important than ever. From scheduling to delivery format to availability, the past year has thrown many changes your way that have probably made a stressful time even more difficult.

Managers Guide: How to Help a Grieving Employee

One of the greatest challenges you’ll face as a manager is how to help a grieving employee. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has only added several more wrinkles to this already difficult situation. Individuals who lost family members due to the coronavirus may not have been by their relative’s side as they passed away. Funerals and family events meant to provide closure have often been delayed. Typical activities and ways to cope with loss, such as surrounding oneself with friends and getting out, are discouraged in the current health crisis.

What to Do When You're Bored With Your Job

Does the thought of clocking in for work stir up about as much excitement as a trip to the DMV? Figuring out what to do when you’re bored with your job can be difficult, particularly when you’ve spent years working to get to your current position. During a time when so many people have lost their jobs, you may feel additional pressure to stay in a role you’ve come to despise.

How to Get the Job Virtually

With all the pandemic upheavals over the past year, hiring was not spared. Among the most notable changes in employment recently was the rapid transition to a virtual environment, and not just for current employees. If you’ve hit the job market lately or are considering it, you’ve probably noticed that at least part of the hiring process includes an online interview component. With this change comes some uncertainty, but also opportunities to shine. Keep reading to find out how to get the job virtually.