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Leigh Goessl
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Hi! I have been writing on the Web since 2007. Prior to moving into content and ghost writing, in a former life I worked in the community college setting in a variety of administrative support roles. I loved working with students.
Today my freelance writing work covers a broad spectrum, but primarily I write about careers, business, tech, higher education and Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia travel.

Having lived in the DC area for close to 10 years now, I love to share my enthusiasm for this region on my blog, Visiting the Washington, D.C. Metro Area (www.washingtondcmetroarea.blogspot.com). I also run a photography blog that highlights the DC area, New York and beyond, mostly regional and nature photos (www.photosbyleighgoessl.blogspot.com).

Leigh Goessl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Why Take the Time to Write a Letter of Resignation?

Writing a letter of resignation is an important step to take once the decision to leave a job has been made. Submitting this letter should generally be considered a part of the separation process when a person quits his or her job. While it may not seem to be a priority as you desire to move on, writing a letter is a professional courtesy that will keep you painted in a good light.

History
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
American Civil War Battles Fought in Virginia

The American Civil War was a divisive war that would change U.S. history forever and have long repercussions in its aftermath. Many of the battles fought in this war occurred in Virginia. This article provides an overview of these battles.

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
8 of the Weirdest Internet Fads of All Time

Over the years several Internet fads have come and gone. Many web trends have been fun and light-hearted, while others were just plain weird, with some Internet crazes being stranger than others. This article looks at some of the trends that have come and gone, and in some cases resurfaced again and again, throughout the history of the web.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Ways Food Labels are Deceptive

While governments require food labels to carry tight criteria, the rules relating to other types of claims are not too clear. Companies often find ways to meet requirements but may or may not be entirely straightforward. This article seeks to demystify some of these types of labels.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Effects of Social Media on Interpersonal Communication

While social media, at its core, is built around the idea of socialization and connectivity, it has had a dynamic effect on how people communicate with one another. On one level it brings people closer, however, does it also distance people?

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
What is Cyberloafing and How Does it Affect the Workday?

Computer technology has transformed workplaces across the globe. While technology is clearly designed to increase efficiency, cost effectiveness, productivity and, ultimately, profitability, there are some drawbacks to it being so heavily present in the workplace. One problem reportedly cropping up in recent years is phenomenon called cyberloafing.

Travel & Places
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Guide to New York's Best State Parks

New York State is full of fun outings, including its state parks. For those who enjoy outdoor recreation, or simply love seeing new places, the natural beauty to be found in a number of New York offers it all.

Travel & Places
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Exploring Historical Landmarks in New York's Hudson Valley Region

The Hudson Valley is a picturesque region of New York State with a history dating back centuries. Since those early American days, partially due to the close proximity to New York City, the Hudson Valley River region remained a pivotal location for trade, business and residencies. If you are visiting the Hudson Valley, there are many things to see and do if you are a history buff. Here are a few top picks.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Is Your Trash Can a Treasure Chest for Identity Thieves?

A trash can is a treasure chest for identity thieves. Think of all the sensitive information which still transpires on paper nowadays, eventually ending up as trash, and all the possible ways thieves could use this information.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Keeping a Professional Appearance on Social Media

How social media accounts affect a current or potential job could be negative or positive. Employers routinely use social media in a number of ways, all the way from hiring to firing. It is vital today to keep a close watch on and safeguard your social media profile to ensure it doesn't hurt your career.

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Why Deleting Files From a Hard Drive Isn't Enough to Prevent Identity Theft

A large amount of private information is routinely filtered through personal computers. Identity theft is big business, the losses associated with this type of crime is cited as being more than $50 billion a year. Without proper disposal when ready to upgrade, you could be subjecting yourself to ID theft.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
Why You Should Be Careful When Using ATMs

People often do not think twice as they slip their card inside the machine and withdraw cash from their bank accounts. However, anyone using an ATM should proceed with caution. While not a new form of theft, a number of reports have emerged in recent years about ATM fraud being on the uptick.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
How to Handle a Situation with an Angry Customer

Good customer service is a part of the foundation of any successful business. At some point, it is likely a person will get upset. If an angry customer situation occurs, it's important both you and/or your employees to know how to handle it.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Home

There are many considerations and questions you should ask yourself as you evaluate the options you have when purchasing a home. This article looks at several aspects to think about when buying a home.

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
What is Crypto-based Malware and How Does it Work?

CryptoLocker and Cryptowall are classified as variants of ransomware which seize computer user files and demand payment in return for access. This article looks at this recent variant of malware and how it can impact victims.

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
How Copy Machines Can Contribute to Identity Theft

Copy machines are handy devices, but are also a serious risk when it comes to data breaches. This article takes a look at the ways exploiters can use the sensitive data stored in copy machines.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
4 Benefits to Taking a Second Job

Working two jobs is often a difficult balance, but when the benefits outweigh the drawbacks it may be worth the effort. Second jobs may offer an opportunity for fringe benefits, professional development, additional job experience or training, and networking capabilities.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
Cybercriminals Target Third Party Vendors

As evidenced by the evolving trend of hacking, combined with an increased level of corporate partnerships and dependencies, no company, large or small, is immune to a data breach. Cybercriminals are getting savvier, even using third parties to access systems, and businesses have to work hard to stay ahead of this curve.

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