• The Best and/or Easiest College Courses at Trinity Western University

    January 31, 2008 by


    Provided By: Associated Content, Inc.

    Trinity Western University is a private liberal arts university. The school, located in Langley, British Columbia, was recently rated by the Globe and Mail (sort of like the Canadian version of the US News and World Report publication) as one of the best universities in all of Canada.

    Trinity Western University requires a handful of “core” classes for all college students to take.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Web Developer

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    Name: Paul Sweatte

    Age: Twentysomething

    Industry: Technology

    Job Title: Web Developer

    Number of years in the field: Seven

    What is the salary range for this position?
    $50-$100K annually

    What type of education/certification is required for this job?
    A bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering.

    Describe a typical day at work: Check emails and voicemails; strategize a to-do list; work on resolving any lingering issues from the previous work day; answer questions and concerns from internal and external customers; attack new problems; and strive to complete daily tasks established earlier in the day.

    What exactly is it that you do?
    As a web developer, I write the scripts that determine how a user interacts with a website.

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  • Avoid job search blunders

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    Reprinted courtesy of TheCareerNews.com
    CHICAGO, IL — You talk too fast. You avoid eye contact. You ask too many questions. You wear too much perfume. You lie about your work history. You show up late to interviews… and you wonder why you haven’t gotten a job yet? Don’t shoot yourself in the foot during your next job search. Here are five mistakes job seekers should avoid:

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  • Chapter 19: No Sucking Up – Look & Be the Part…

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    Many people are fond of saying “dress for success.” This phrase has become very clich√© and even trite, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. Of course how you dress is only a part of what makes you promoteable. We will take a quick look at the influence your appearance can have on your status and then discuss a few other character revealing behaviors that can also have an impact on your success.

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  • Unemployed are Unemployed Longer

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    We recently conducted a survey and found that job seekers are increasingly pessimistic about how many more months it will take them to find a new job. Unfortunately, I’m starting to see more support for their pessimism including a report that people who are unemployed are unemployed for longer periods of time now than they have been in the past.
    I really hope that we’re not heading into a long or deep recession. The economic indicators are really mixed right now. The housing market is down yet exports are up. The labor market is softening yet we’re still adding more new jobs each month than we’re losing. Consumer optimism is down yet spending is up. What does this all mean? Those with crystal balls step to the front but I suspect we’re teetering on the edge of heading further into recession or coming out of a short, mild recessionary period.

  • Maneuvering Within the Schoolyard

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    All I ever needed I learned in kindergarten. There’s a book that makes a great case for this concept and while I’m not sure I totally agree, one point is indisputable…the concept of the schoolyard.
    The schoolyard is the community in which your identity is first formulated, and it’s both this identity and recognizing the identity of others that determines everything from who you will play with in the sandbox to whether you will someday be a leader or follower. Are you the football quarterback, the cheerleader, the geek, the bully, the rich kid or the kid that, to date, no one has noticed?

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  • Tips for Successful Employment Negotiations

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    In the job offer context, negotiation is a non-confrontational, business focused discussion aimed at resolving differences between two parties with the same goal. In order to be an effective negotiator, job seekers need to understand the dynamics behind the conversation and use this information to create a give and take dialogue with potential employers. What often gets in the way of rewarding win-win conversations is our fear of rejection or potential conflict. Successful negotiators view the process as one of collaboration. They listen to the employer’s needs and recommend outcomes that benefit both parties. They recognize that savvy negotiators build relationships and never give ultimatums. Strategic job seekers understand that the negotiation is hopefully the first of many relationship building conversations they will have with their future employer. Here’s tip #1 in this series.

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  • Important Questions to Ask a Gen Y in an Interview – Part One

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    A year ago, I asked my readers to send me some of the questions they thought were the best to ask Generation Y applicants prior to a extending a job offer. I was overwhelmed with responses, both in quantity and in quality. Obviously, the tremendous costs associated with employee turnover means that it’s more important than ever before to make good hiring decisions, and the job interview is the first step in this process.

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  • Applying to College: How to Choose the Right College for You

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    Welcome to your senior year in high school. You’ve been working over a decade to get to this point in your academic career, and now it has finally arrived. You’ve got a year full of easy classes, field trips, dances, parties, senior cut days, driving your car to school for the first time, and trying to make sure you don’t lose touch with friends when you head off to college.

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  • A Day in the Life: American Student Studying Abroad in London

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    Small-Town Girl Lands London Television Internship

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    Andee Scarantino, 21 was a ‘big fish’ at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania’s Wilkes University. She was a multi-media guru and a 4.0 student. And, the big fish swam across the Atlantic for a semester in London, where she is not only studying abroad and interning for British television, but also getting used to a new culture.

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