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Posted June 30, 2015 by

Strategic Ways For Students to Jump-start Their Career This Summer

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Create Your Future card with a beach background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summer is the time for students to relax and have fun. After all, a whole year of studying is not a joke. But if you want to secure a healthy career right after college, you have to spend your summer wisely before you lose the chance.

Planning for the future this early is great for your success. You’ll gain experience early and boost your confidence when you start a real job. Experience is the key in establishing a good foundation for your career. And the earlier you build it, the more competent you become, no matter what job or career path you take.

There are plenty of ways to establish your career. Here are some of the activities you can do this season: (more…)

Posted June 18, 2015 by

Android application development online courses for students

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Modern touchscreen smartphone. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

I have been working as a web application developer for a top web application development company for the last two years. As my career progresses, I learned that mobile application development is on a rise and each day we have companies and businesses looking for a mobile app solution. So, I decided to learn mobile app development too.

Once, I am done with the decision, I started to look out for resources that could help me with learning Android application development. I was also lucky that I had some wonderful mentors in my company, who suggested me some very useful resources.

So, if you are a student and looking to start your career as a mobile app developer, this article will help you in finding a better head start. (more…)

Posted May 08, 2015 by

Why You May Want to Consider Earning Your Degree Online: Personal Perspective of a Doctoral Candidate

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Deborah Anderson

Years ago, when you stated that you were going to earn a degree online, it was not surprising to have someone respond with a question of whether or not the degree is legitimate. Or, worse yet, were you “purchasing” the degree (which obviously isn’t a degree at all).

Nowadays, it is not unusual to have online opportunities to earn a degree, from the Bachelors, to Graduate School with the Masters and even the Doctorate. There are respectable schools from the known-for-online, like University of Phoenix and Capella University, to the brick-and-mortar schools. Yes, even the state universities have arrived and have opportunities for people to go to school “online.” (more…)

Posted April 13, 2015 by

How Can You Carry More GCSEs from Your Home When You Need Supervised Coursework?

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Rear view of students with hands raised with a teacher in the classroom. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

General Certification of Secondary Education (GCSE) is an academic qualification for a specific subject. Pupils of age 14-16 take this exam as secondary education in England, Wales and North Ireland.

If you genuinely wish to improve your comprehensive resume and earning likely, gaining more GCSEs is the best way to do this. If however going to college is not on hand and you want to use home study or learning online courses to do this, how you do will get around the fact that GCSEs now involve that coursework must be done under exam conditions. This will not lend itself to learning online or home analyzes courses.

Well, there is now away to achieve this. It’s called IGCSE (International General Certificate of Second Education.) The IGCSE is assessed by a final exam. There is no coursework. This causes it to become particularly suitable for home study. (more…)

Posted March 27, 2015 by

How a Radiology Degree can Help Jumpstart Your Medical Career

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Closeup portrait of intellectual woman healthcare personnel with white labcoat, looking at full body x-ray radiographic image, ct scan, mri, isolated hospital clinic background. Radiology department. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Health care professionals enjoy many benefits of steady income, job security, job satisfaction, etc. Obviously, it is everyone’s desire to get into this field of study. Many, however, face a challenge due to stiff competition, limited financial resources, and restrictive admissions. One easy way to jumpstart your medical career is to get admission to a bachelor’s degree program in radiology and become radiological technician. With experience, and gained practical knowledge, and professional contacts, it will be easier to become radiologist for a brighter future. (more…)

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Is Bookkeeping the Dream Career you’ve been Looking for?

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Boris Dzhingarov

Accountants are among the few professionals who wear many hats. Consequently, a career in bookkeeping is versatile and offers very many opportunities. The primary role of a bookkeeper is to keep track of a company`s financial spending so that when it comes to preparing the financial accounts, there is an accurate trail of all transactions. Bookkeepers are the lifeline of many businesses; they help the managers keep accurate financial records that are used in decision-making. Bookkeeping is a highly regarded career in the business world; but how do you know if it is your dream job? (more…)

Posted February 10, 2015 by

Affording the Unaffordable: Empty Pockets Don’t Equal Empty Life

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Melissa Burns

How often do you say to yourself or hear it from those near you: “You can’t afford it”? But the truth is, there are very few things you really can’t afford. Even if your financial position leaves much to be desired, it doesn’t mean you should skimp on everything – and it doesn’t mean you cannot do anything to improve it. Here are 5 ways to afford the unaffordable: (more…)

Posted December 05, 2014 by

5 Tips for Finishing a Degree While You Work or Travel

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College student reading outdoors lying in the grass. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Not every high school student or young adult is set on acquiring a college diploma through the traditional four-year college experience, or right away. And with so many options to obtain and finish degrees at your disposal, you simply don’t have to. Whether it’s because you’re already working hard at your own start-up or you’ve just secured the internship of your dreams, you may find that an undergraduate or graduate degree is something you are only interested in pursuing on the side.

If you know a college degree is important, but you don’t want to take a break from the life you’re living to get it, here are five tips to finishing your college degree while you travel the world, intern for public radio, or slave away at your very own tech start-up. (more…)

Posted October 29, 2014 by

The Go-Getters Guide to a Smart Career

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Successful career. Winner on the top. Concept 3D illustration. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

All you youngsters out there that are starting off a new, and very important chapter in life, you’re probably a little jittery about the future. It is scary going into the great unknown that is a career, making hard choices, choosing your life’s path, going to the office every day, and all the other myriad responsibilities that crop up when you make the transformation from free-spirited teenager to career-focused grown up.

The apprehension then, is normal, but that shouldn’t take away from the seriousness of the situation and the possible ramifications of misguided choices made at this stage. So, if a successful career is what you’re looking for, here are some tips, tricks and lessons that will help you achieve just that. (more…)

Posted September 25, 2014 by

Want a promotion? 5 Tips to Move Your Career Ahead

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Robin Ryan

“People lack initiative” says this Senior HR director sitting across from me. “They come to me and say ‘what do I need to do next to get promoted?’ It seems so obvious to me and yet they can’t see the opportunities in front of their faces.'”

Is she talking about you? Do you just expect your boss or HR to lead the way? You must take the lead in managing your own career. Managers and mentors can advise you but the real work starts with you. Here are 5 ways to move yourself and your career forward. (more…)