Monthly Archives: October 2009

Online Education & Degrees

The way people look at education is really changing. While people are looking to acquire additional degrees and more skill sets, they also want convenient education programs. No wonder, online education is saving people both time and money. More and more people are turning to online education to earn their degrees. Online education is helping people in more ways than one.

How can online education help you find a job? Watch the video below for more information on online education and acquiring jobs.


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How to Apply & Win Scholarships

There are more scholarships available than the total number of students getting enrolled in college this year. If you thought scholarships are available only to those students that scored excellent grades, you need to give it a second thought. There is a scholarship type available for almost every student out there. There are multiple types of scholarships like merit-based scholarships, need-based scholarships, private scholarships, ethnic group scholarships, art and design scholarships, minority scholarships, athletic scholarships etc. There are scholarships available even for your leadership skills. All students need to do to win a scholarship is find them and apply. After the advent of Internet, it has become quite easy to perform online search and avail the benefits of online scholarship search services.

To win a scholarship, you should know how to apply for scholarships. However, students need to keep them safe from scholarship scams as well. To apply for and win college scholarships, you need to find out the complete details about that scholarship including the eligibility criteria, application procedures and other associated requirements.

Given below is a video that would surely help you on how to win college scholarships. Watch the video and keep the tips in mind while you apply for a scholarship program.


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Holiday Job Searching Tips

The holiday season is definitely to celebrate and make fun. However, jobseekers can avail of some rare career opportunities during the holiday season. Most of the people during holidays would be busy enjoying. As a candidate or a jobseeker, you should be ready to grab opportunities that will not be otherwise available during the remaining part of the year. Given below are some of the most important holiday job search tips and suggestions.

Networking at Holiday Parties
Celebrations or parties during the holiday season bring to you a lot of job and career opportunities that you may not be quite aware of. At parties that come in a string, you have the opportunity of getting in touch with a lot of people coming from a variety of backgrounds. However, there are some tips that you need to follow to make the most of this opportunity. Be conservative and do not consume alcohol excessively. Be casual while targeting people for career opportunities. If you become overly aggressive, you make people turn away. And finally, be prepared with your business card to handle to anyone that asks for.

Sending Holiday Cards With a Purpose
You do not need to do some extra work, as you would already be sending cards to a lot of people. Avoid cards that are quite holiday specific. While sending cards to people who may be help you acquire jobs, use simple holiday messages like ‘looking forward to seeing you in the New Year’ or ‘happy to see you this holiday season’ etc.

Working Around Vacation Schedules
As most of the people would be going out on holidays, you need fight with the hands of time. Remember, hiring has never stopped and the early bird will catch the worms. Make yourself available during the holiday season so recruiter can easily get in touch with you.

Beating Holiday Blues
During holidays, you might feel a bit lonely and depressed. So, you can create a schedule for yourself and get busy. Scheduling will give you time for your job hunting activities as well as for holiday celebrations. To make yourself busy and feel joyous, you can also become a part of the volunteer opportunities. Helping others can make you feel happy and fill you with a sense of pride.

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How to Choose a Career

Career options are available in hordes out there. It becomes really difficult to choose a career when you aren’t exactly sure what you want to do. Do you, therefore, think that the task is insurmountable? Definitely, not. All you require when you are set to choose a career is to have energy and put in some effort. Initially, you may find it a bit difficult. In the end, you will definitely feel that the effort you put in for choosing the right was really worth it.

Before you are actually able to make the right career choice, you need to know yourself : your strength areas, your skills, your interests and hobbies, your weaknesses, your personality traits, your values etc. You can also make use of multiple self assessment tools available on the Internet. Free Career Tests or Free Career Assessment Tests can really prove to be quite useful. These career tests can help you make a well informed decision about which career is right for you. While choosing a career, candidates can also turn to career counselors or other professionals that provide career development services. Free career tests, however, are the most used option available on the web to help candidates choose a career.

Depending on the outcome of the career assessment tools that you used, you may have a list of some of the most possible or matching career options for you. What do you do next? Just follow these steps.

  • Make a List of Occupations that You Want to Explore
  • Explore Each of the Occupations on Your List
  • Gather as much Information about these Careers as You Can
  • Keep on Narrowing Down Your List
  • Set Your Career Goals
  • Prepare a Career Action Plan to Achieve Your Goals (both short term & long term)
  • Train Yourself for the New Career

Watch the following video for some more important tips on how to choose a career.

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Database Administrators Career Profile

Expert knowledge of database management systems is required to kick start your career as database administrators. Using various technologies and skills, database administrators try to provide security and safety to computer databases. With the advancement of technology, more and more career opportunities are created for database administrators. These professionals devise plans and offer expert solutions to store and manage databases successfully. While talking about Internet, a huge volume of data requires to be managed efficiently and safely. To keep the databases secure, modifications are also needed to be done in the database. This entire task is performed by database administrators.

Educational Background
Candidates can go for associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, master’s degree or doctoral degree to make their career in the field of database management. Employers, however, mostly prefer candidates with a master’s degree in computer science or information science. Job positions definitely depend on the degrees candidates have obtained. More and more experience can result candidates in acquiring higher and managerial positions.

Salary of Database Administrators
The median annual salary of database administrators is around $64,670. The job of database administrators is one of the most highly paid. By 2016, around 154,000 jobs are expected in the field of database management and database administration.

Jobs for database administrators is available at places like academic institutions, business establishments, government agencies and other organizations that have a large database to be managed.

Watch the following video to know more about the work profile of database administrators. You can also read this – Database Administrators : Career Profile, Education & Earning

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Resume Writing for Teenagers

Find out how teenagers need to prepare their resume, how to write it effectively to attract the attention of employers and what things needs to be included in the resume. Since teenagers have very little or no working experience, it becomes very important to write an effective resume. Even when they have a few month’s experience of doing some internships or summer or other seasonal jobs, it needs to be included in the resume quite professionally. Right from your name and e-mail to your objectives and other description in the resume, everything should be done in a quite professional way. The video below provides you with more tips and suggestions on how to write a professional resume for teenagers while applying for jobs.

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Top 10 Graphic Designer Skills

1.  Know How to Draw

2.  Be Creative

3.  Be Passionate Learner

4.  Know Graphics Software

5.  Be Troubleshooter

6.  Watch Others

7.  Look for Inspiration

8.  Read Client’s Mind

9.  Know Design Theory

10.  Follow Trends

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