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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Some Career Opportunities That Require Travel

There are many people out there that just love to travel. With these
people they generally like to always be on the move. They really want
to find a career that will allow them to travel around the world and
still pursue their career. With this in mind people choose the
wonderful field of Archaeology. With Archaeology this gives
individuals the flexibility to travel around the world, and look for
civilizations that had never been uncovered before. An individual
could also visit many historical sites and also be able to restore
historical civilizations.

Some other careers that are out there that requires travel are travel
and hospitality. These two fields will allow individuals to travel,
and still get paid. While traveling either by air, ship, these people
will enjoy seeing the world while still earning an income. Many people
will look into the field of Consult ting. This could be a teacher or
professor. In this field they could take part in an exchange program
for a year, and be able to teach anywhere in the world. The job
opportunities are endless. The opportunities could range from
politicians, missionaries, medical field, or even volunteers. The
potential is endless, and it gives individuals a wonderful opportunity
to be able to travel and still enjoy a life

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Union Jobs - It's Time to Put Hard Working People Back to Work!

As 2008 experienced the largest job loss recording since World War II,
many of those jobs included union jobs. However, with the new stimulus
package on the horizon and as consumer confidence returns in 2009,
more and more jobs will be created.

When searching for a job you should always ask yourself:

1. What am I really passionate about?
2. What am I actually good at doing?
3. How much money do I need to make for my family to survive?
4. What are my geographic limitations when looking for employment?
5. What industries have I previously worked in and would I like to
continue work in that field?
6. Am I qualified for my dream job or do I need some additional
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The one place to turn to look for open union, trade and staffing
positions is the Internet. There are union job boards, there are
individual sites dedicated to providing information on union jobs and
so on and so forth. A good site will have jobs that are posted across
the United States and Canada in multiple industries. Search virtually
anywhere for your next great job!

These online resources have a simple purpose; provide jobs for hard
working families. If you are a union employer, a labor union or any
union affiliated organization seeking workers, apprentices, staff or
any other position, please consider posting your job online. Job
seekers are always on the lookout for new positions and cannot always
afford to travel from city to city to find work. The Internet is the
best tool for finding and locating that next union.

Let's put Union Workers in America, Canada and across the world back
to work in Union Jobs!</div>

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Interview Techniques

First impressions really count. From the first time someone reads your CV to the first time you walk in the door, every impression either sets you apart or makes you a rejection letter waiting to be posted.

Here's how to make your interview top notch:

1. Be on time.
Apart from force majeure being late is quite simply unforgivable. You can guarantee it will not be forgotten and can only be detrimental. The night before your interview look up the address of where the interview is (especially if the company has multiple offices) and prepare all the documents you need to take with you. Plan your route and know what time you need to leave. Now add half an hour minimum. Travel problems and bad weather can affect your journey so be prepared. If you are early, scout out where the building is, check the time and go for a coffee making a note of how long it took to get to the coffee shop and therefore how long it will take to get back. It may seem like you are planning a SAS mission, but it will be preparation worthwhile.

2. Firm handshake
A firm handshake gives a good impression. It states that you are confident and that you are serious about the interview. Even if you have to wipe your hand because you are a sweating wreck, get it right.

3. Interview them
The most impressive candidates are the ones who not only ask questions but are the ones who are keen to make sure the company is the right move for their career. Don't be aggressive or pedantic but make the interviewer sell to you. This presents a good impression of you and provides you with valuable information for later interviews.

4. Give them everything they need
When your interviewer walks out the door they need to have pretty much made up their mind that you are progressing to the next stage. To help them, make sure your answers are full explanations and not one word answers.
Ask at the end of the interview if they need any other information to help in their decision. This is a nice way of suggesting that they voice any concerns they may have or alternatively if you feel you have built a rapport, ask them straight out if they have concerns. This is a personal decision as you may feel it too bold or that the interviewer will react negatively, either way, when the interviewer leaves the room they need to have all the information you can give them to make their decision.

5. Hunt down your interviewer
This will not always work, however, the internet gives you a massive advantage and may well pay dividends. More often than not the HR department will forward you the name of the interviewer. Use this information! Google, facebook, linkedin are all libraries of personal information. Finding out before you walk through the door that your interviewer has the same interests as you or that they studied the same course at the same university can be a massive advantage. However, this works both ways and it may be worth looking to see what your name brings up - is it the image you want to portray?

6. Dress code
On many occasions I have heard that wearing a suit and tie is the safest bet for an interview. As a rule yes, however, dress code in a company is usually a reflection of the culture there and many now operate casual dress codes. If a company specifically says that you can wear whatever you want, then smart casual may well be the way to go. To be safe, wear the full works for an initial interview and take it from there. Be aware - I know personally of companies that have frowned on candidates walking in to latter stage interviews after already seeing the dress code and being told they can wear whatever they like. If you are not sure, ask in the first interview and gauge the reaction from there.

7. Build Rapport
How you do this is up to you but I would advise against cracking jokes. Be friendly, smile and be open.
Psychological barriers can have an impact - try to have as few obstacles as possible between you and your interviewer such as don't fold your arms and if possible sit on the corner of a table next to an interviewer. This is better than across a boardroom, however, it cannot always be helped.
It is common practise to create an interview panel from different departments in a company and levels of seniority. Regardless of whether they are going to be your peers, your new boss or will never even be on the same project as you, every interviewer has to answer one simple question - Would I want to work with this person? Make the answer a simple one...

8. Documents.
I have never heard of a hiring manager or interviewer refuse an applicant to have their CV in front of them. You should know your CV off by heart, but they may select a particular phrase or section of information, which without context you might struggle to answer. Check at the start of the interview if they mind.
Have a pen and pad to hand. At the start of the interview ask if the interviewer minds you jotting notes down. Every interview is a chance to learn more and taking notes can only highlight your interest.

9. Ask for a glass of water.
Asking for a cup of tea or coffee may result at best in a burnt tongue or at worst turning up in a cup and saucer. Nerves and chinaware do not mix. Having a dry mouth may inhibit your performance and a glass of water can be a great technique in an interview to buy extra time. If you are asked a tough question, a few sips of water and returning the glass to the table looks far more presentable than umming and erring your way through.

10. Be positive.
This includes your aspirations, reasons for leaving jobs, past employers and answers to questions. Interviewers and companies will be reluctant to hire someone that they think will be hard to work with or may be negative. If you have to answer a potentially negative question then at least tag positives on to it. Being able to draw positives from a damaging scenario can make all the difference.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Online Degrees A Smart Way To Educate Yourself

It has been quite a few years now that people have experienced a revolutionary change in the education industry. It is the online mode of education. Unlike the earlier days where you needed to go to colleges in order to pursue a degree, nowadays, an alternative has come out, especially for the working professionals who do not have enough time to attend regular classes. Here come the online degrees. Online degrees are the college degrees including high school diplomas and non-degree certificate programs that can be earned through internet, from the comfort of your home, and without attending regular classes. Online degrees are tailor-made for those who are currently working somewhere or have some other engagements, but want to pursue higher education without hampering their present work. It has become an increasing trend to enroll for online degrees, as thousands of students throughout the world are going for these. To meet this high demand, a number of colleges and universities all over the world have also come up with a wide range of online degree courses.

There are several reasons why you should go for online degrees. First and foremost is its flexibility. You can control your own pace while pursuing degrees online. You do not have to attend regular classes, which means, you can continue with your current work while pursuing your course.

Online degrees help to increase your educational qualification, which in turn, brightens your career prospect and increases the probability of getting a better job. You can pursue more than one degree concurrently from different university, which means, you can increase your educational qualifications in a faster way.

Online degrees are more often less-costly than the regular ones. In that way, it saves money also.

Online degrees can eliminate distance between you and your university. You can enroll for an online degree from the university of your choice, no matter where you reside at.

Finally, online degrees could also be pretty good for the students for the fact that, getting admitted to an online degree course is much easier than the regular one.

In order to get proper value and recognition from the degree, one should always go for online degrees that have proper accreditation. There are educational accreditation boards in every country that regulates the education system of the respective country with a goal to ensure acceptable levels of quality of educational programs provided by various institutions. In United States, there are six regional accreditation boards, which include Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. There are also Department of Education, Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which deal with accreditation for distance learning institutions and online degrees.

There can be several levels of online degrees offered by various universities, which include Associate’s degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees, Doctorate degrees, and also some certificate programs, and high school diplomas as well. In most of these degree programs, students can choose a wide range of subjects that may include Arts & Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Healthcare, Humanities & Social Sciences, IT & Computer Science, Law & Criminal Justice, Science etc.

There is no dearth of universities that offer online degree programs. You have a huge list of universities to choose from while selecting one. Kaplan University, Baker College Online, Bellevue University, Ashford University, Ashworth University, California Southern University, Capella University, AIU Online, DeVry University, Ellis University, Edinburgh Business School, Columbia Southern University etc. are a few to name.

So rip the benefits of new age education and go for an online degree in order to enhance your educational qualification. It helps your career in a great way.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Work From Home "Legit" Jobs

The Internet is by far the largest marketplace in the world! Finding "work from home legit jobs" online is the best option for you to consider if you're out of work. Times are tough out there. A lot of people are out of work. Me included. What are people going to do? The particular field of work you may be in just isn't offering much hope for the future. I'm seeing more and more folks turning to the internet for answers. Whether searching for employment, looking into some form of online education, or just trying to sort through all the "money making opportunities" online. It can be a daunting task indeed. Lets consider some possible options together.

I think I can best explain this from my own experiences. Maybe your like me, you lost your job, got laid off, or your in the position I'm in, whereas work is just really slow right now. If it wasn't for my wife being in the health industry we'd be sinking fast. I'm in a position to where I have more time on my hands. I have not seen it this bad since the late 70's. It's not good. I need to stay busy. If not, my mind wanders and I'm apt to get discouraged and negative. To stop that from happening you start to look for "money making ideas" online. Finding "work from home legit jobs" on the Internet is like the "finding the needle in the haystack thing". You can spent days searching and searching for something "legit". The hard part is finding a way to make income while not having a lot of computer experience.

The fruits of all your labor will pay off. After weeding though all the garbage; things like, " make $500 a day taking surveys" or, "read this marketing secret's e-book and earn $10,000 a month, or I love the one where they say, "you can make $1000's of dollars each and every day by using this secret stock trading formula, GUARANTEED ". If that were the case all the brilliant minds down on Wall St. would be doing it. Them and all the rest of us. That was the most important thing I learned. Nothing is for free, and to make money online takes WORK. You can't expect to pay $30 to $200 for these scam's, press a button or two and just sit back and watch as the dough rolls in. It just doesn't work that way. If these things worked it would be more well known than McDonald's.

To my point: If you really want to find "work from home legit jobs", I suggest "Internet Marketing". It does take work, "no matter what any one tells you". And there are some fee's involved, but they are minor. You can get educated by a "LEGITIMATE" organization for around $40 a month.That's nothing compared to what it would cost for you to reeducate yourself through traditional schooling. If you need to put your energy into something, why not do something from home on your computer. The economy is tanking, but the Internet keeps growing and growing.

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