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Posted January 16, 2015 by

5 Career trajectories for graduates who earn doctoral degrees in education

 

If you want to move into educational leadership, getting your Ed.D. degree could set you on a path to advancement. People who earn an Ed.D. don’t just become school principals, although more than half of them do. They also lead by becoming superintendents, academic deans, or community college presidents. Still others become college professors who educate tomorrow’s teachers and administrators.

Generally speaking, the Ed.D. is for people who want to go into hands-on, day-to-day administrative roles, while the Ph.D. in education would prepare you for a life of educational scholarship and quantitative research. Both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. require a dissertation, but Ed.D.’s tend to perform more qualitative research. However, all of these differences are just generalizations. Plenty of Ed.D.’s go on to become tenured education professors, and Ph.D.’s can become school administrators. (See “Ed.D vs Ph.D in Education: What’s the difference?”) We will take a look here at some of the career doors that can open when you earn your doctoral degree in education.  (more…)

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Bedroom Hacker? You Can Get a Career From That

Professional hacker working on laptop

Professional hacker working on laptop. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Hacking has long been considered the “black magic” of the Internet and tech communities. There are strict laws in place that are meant to prevent hackers from breaking into websites, databases and other prime online targets for malicious reasons.

Hackers who’ve been in the game for years often seek employment in other sectors. Their hacking skills are kept secret because anonymity can mean the difference between freedom and time behind bars, and frankly, just because being anonymous is “the thing to do” among hackers. Development in recent years, however, have led many would be criminal hackers on the path to success as gainful employees in the information security industry. (more…)

Posted November 09, 2014 by

One day conference for govt HR leaders: learn how to better recruit recent college grads, students

Jamara Cheek

Jamara Cheek

What are you doing on Monday, December 8th? No plans yet? Good.

Join your fellow government human resource specialist and other leaders from dozens of agencies at the GSA office across from the L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. as they learn how to save time, make their budgets go further, and recruit the most sought after college grads and students.

From 10am to 3:30pm (with a break for lunch) you’ll be immersed in eight presentations of 20 minutes each. No time for fluff. No time for stupid jokes. The eight, outstanding presenters will each be razor focused and so will you. How do I know that? Because this will be our 8th College Recruiting Bootcamp. (more…)

Posted October 08, 2014 by

Which College Degrees Are Most in Demand?

Prospective college students have so many career fields to choose from.  As they consider what fields to major in, they might be curious about the ones that are most popular among students.  In the following infographic, learn which college degrees are most in demand. (more…)

Posted September 18, 2014 by

College Student, Before Getting Jobs, Think about Factors to Consider for Your Degree

Before getting jobs, a college student must first think about his or her degree.  In the following post, learn some factors to consider before deciding on what degree to choose.

Choosing the right degree is the first step on your career ladder. When you are deciding what area to major in, you may find yourself stressing about the wide array of options. The degree that you opt for now will help to scope your future career path. That means that the

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Posted September 16, 2014 by

About to Graduate from College and Want an Entry Level Job In Freelance? 7 Steps to Follow

If you are about to graduate from college and have an interest in getting an entry level job freelancing, the following post has seven steps to move forward in your search.

You have many good reasons to start your freelance career as soon as (or even before) you graduate college. Even if you’d prefer to work an office job or want to explore another type of traditional employment setting, think of how “running your own business” will look on your resume. Plus, as you trudge

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Posted September 12, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Looking for Jobs Abroad? Employment in India on the Rise

For recent college graduates searching for jobs outside of the United States, India may be a good place to look at.  Learn more in the following post.

Quoting trade-analyst.com: “Studying the trends of various sectors, the media & entertainment industry has rocketed a 62% growth. Robust growth is exhibited by almost all the industry sectors monitored by the index like IT/ITES, Healthcare, Engineering& Construction, Production & Manufacturing, Travel and Education which indicates that the business sentiment is turning positive. We are

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Posted September 12, 2014 by

Recruiters, Want to Help Find New Talent and Ideas for Employers? What You Can Do

For recruiters who want to help employers find new talent and ideas, perhaps they can find the answer in the following post.

On this week’s Women of Washington radio show, Anne Altman, head of IBM Federal, joins hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black to discuss how successful companies bring new talent into their organizations.

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Posted September 08, 2014 by

Want to Go Green with an Entry Level Job? Tips for Your Job Search

If you want an entry level job with an environmentally conscious company, the following post offers a couple of tips you should consider.

The term “environmentally friendly” is like catnip to consumers nowadays. Claim your business is an eco-paradise and you’ll gain entrepreneurial Brownie points from customers and the government alike. Indeed, it’s a strategy that’s helping out many big businesses. The Bank of America, for example, decreased paper usage by 32 per cent between 2000 and 2005, yet saw

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Posted August 06, 2014 by

Will Decrease of Young Federal Workers Lead to Loss of Jobs for College Graduates?

College graduates interested in federal government jobs might have a challenge getting hired with a decrease of young workers.  Learn more in the following post.

The lack of 30-and-under talent in the federal workforce means agencies will be facing significant shortfalls in the future, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

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