Monthly Archives: November 2009

How to Prepare for a Career Fair


So, a career fair is approaching? Do you know how you can best prepare for the career fair? To extract the maximum of a career and job fair, students and jobseekers should prepare themselves in advance. While visiting a career fair, a number of things need to be considered including your interview preparation, your targeted companies, resume making, getting dressed, keeping in touch with companies after you come back from the fair etc. There are a number of other things that you need to know to be prepared in advance for the career fair you are visiting. 

Given below is a video that tells you more about how to prepare or get ready for a career fair. Check it out.

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Career & Job Articles [EzineArticles]


Given below are some useful articles published on EzineArticles.  Whether you are a student, a mid career changer or a jobseeker, you should find these articles really useful. Check them out.

Bartenders – Job Description, Education, & Salary

The food and beverage service industry offers immense job opportunities to candidates. The job of bartenders is to fill drink order from customers. These drink orders can be taken in two ways – at the bar itself or from waiters who cater to customers sitting in the dinning room. The bartender has the responsibility..

How to Find Scholarships on Internet

Students think that scholarships are available only for students that have scored good grades. Internet has proved to be a wonderful resource for finding different kinds of scholarships. There are scholarships for student of every background. Finding scholarships on the Internet requires some tips and suggestions, so that students or parents do not fall prey to scholarship scams …

Chemical Engineers – Career, Education & Salary

The field of engineering offers abundant career scope for candidates. One of the most fulfilling career options in the field of engineering is becoming chemical engineers. These engineers use the principles of chemistry for the manufacturing a variety of chemical products. Besides chemical products production, chemical engineers also design equipment to be used at chemical plants. These engineers apply principles of chemistry and physics and engineering technology to manufacture a wide range of products like synthetic rubber, plastic, gasoline, detergents, paper, cement etc. While doing their job, engineers are confronted with …

Food Science Technicians – Career, Education & Earning

Food science technicians perform research and development work to help improve the qualities of food and beverage products. The job of food technicians is a highly responsible one. These professionals work in close contact with scientists to  conduct tests on food and agricultural products. Whatever research and tests on food products are performed, food technicians need to comply with the guidelines put forth by the Food and Drug Administration. The field of food and science technology …

Common Sense Places to Look For Scholarships

Are you worried about paying your college tuitions? The tuition costs are rising and you really find it quite difficult paying for college. In any case, the college tuition fees has to be paid to continue education. You went for the SAT three times but were unable to get an over the board improvement. So, scholarships are the only hope for you. In cases like these, students do not need to limit themselves to university and colleges scholarships alone. Today, scholarships are available in a variety of types, sizes and shapes, suiting students from a variety of backgrounds. All you need to do is look beyond the university and college specific …

Online Degrees in Healthcare

Candidates who aspire to obtain jobs in healthcare industry need to go for a degree that kick starts their chosen career or the job position they want to achieve. Today, people not only go for campus degrees in healthcare, but they also prefer getting these degrees online. Online degrees not only save people time, but they save them lots of money as well. To become eligible to enter the healthcare industry, basic education required is …

Forest & Conservation Workers – Overview, Education & Career

Forest and conservation workers perform a range of manual tasks to ensure the protection of forested areas. Forests have always been a rich resource of commercial and recreational benefits for every nation on the planet. It is therefore very important to take care of the forests, protect and maintain them. Forest and conservation workers’ career comes with a lot of roles and responsibilities. While the career is one of the most fulfilling, it also demands a lot of dedication, loyalty …

Who is a Station Chef?

Have you ever wondered how the food from restaurant’s refrigerator arrives on your plate? Perhaps, not. All you care is whether the meal is served warm and tastes delicious. And you begin to devour and relish it. But even if you have the least interest in food and cooking or if you are just thinking of a career in cooking, you might also be interested to know what a …

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Chef

Positions of chef in high end restaurants happens to be one of the most craved for and competitive. There is tough competition in the culinary or cooking industry to acquire the position of a top level chef. The cooking industry, apart from bringing candidates a highly profitable career for top level cooks and chefs, also asks for expert skill set required to pursue a career in culinary …

Best Part Time Jobs For College Students

College students are always searching for part time jobs that are not only keep them close to campus, but also pay them nicely. Job search is a process that never stops and students keep on trying to find out some best part time jobs available on campuses. Are you a student and looking for good employment opportunities …

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The World’s Top 100 Universities List [2009]


The study has been conducted by the Times Higher Education and QS Top Universities. The total number of Asian universities in world’s top 100 universities list is 16 in 2009 (last year it was 14). The University of Tokyo, ranked at 22, happens to be the highest ranked Asian university in 2009. Have a look at this Top 100 Universities 2009 Ranking List.

SOURCE: Times Higher Education & QS Top Universities

1 HARVARD University     United States
2 University of CAMBRIDGE     United Kingdom
3 YALE University     United States
4 UCL (University College London)     United Kingdom
5 IMPERIAL College London     United Kingdom
5 University of OXFORD     United Kingdom
7 University of CHICAGO     United States
8 PRINCETON University     United States
9 MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology (MIT)     United States
10 CALIFORNIA Institute of Technology (Caltech)     United States
11 COLUMBIA University     United States
12 University of PENNSYLVANIA     United States
13 JOHNS HOPKINS University     United States
14 DUKE University     United States
15 CORNELL University     United States
16 STANFORD University     United States
17 AUSTRALIAN National University     Australia
18 MCGILL University     Canada
19 University of MICHIGAN     United States
20 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)     Switzerland
20 University of EDINBURGH     United Kingdom
22 University of TOKYO     Japan
23 KING’S College London     United Kingdom
24 University of HONGKONG     Hong Kong
25 KYOTO University     Japan
26 University of MANCHESTER     United Kingdom
27 CARNEGIE MELLON University     United States
28 École normale supérieure, PARIS     France
29 University of TORONTO     Canada
30 National University of Singapore (NUS)     Singapore
31 BROWN University     United States
32 NORTHWESTERN University     United States
32 University of CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles (UCLA)     United States
34 University of BRISTOL     United Kingdom
35 HONG KONG University of Science and Technology     Hong Kong
36 ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE     France
36 University of MELBOURNE     Australia
36 University of SYDNEY     Australia
39 University of California, BERKELEY     United States
40 University of BRITISH COLUMBIA     Canada
41 University of QUEENSLAND     Australia
42 École Polytechnique Fédérale de LAUSANNE     Switzerland
43 OSAKA University     Japan
43 TRINITY College Dublin     Ireland
45 MONASH University     Australia
46 The CHINESE University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong
47 SEOUL National University     Korea, South
47 University of NEWSOUTH WALES     Australia
49 TSINGHUA University     China
49 University of AMSTERDAM     Netherlands
51 University of COPENHAGEN     Denmark
52 NEW YORK University(NYU)     United States
52 PEKING University     China
54 BOSTON University     United States
55 Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)     Germany
55 TOKYO Institute of Technology     Japan
57 HEIDELBERG University     Germany
58 University of WARWICK     United Kingdom
59 University of ALBERTA     Canada
60 LEIDEN University     Netherlands
61 The University of AUCKLAND     New Zealand
61 University of WISCONSIN-Madison     United States
63 AARHUS University     Denmark
63 University of ILLINOIS, Chicago (UIC)     United States
65 Katholieke Universiteit LEUVEN     Belgium
66 University of BIRMINGHAM     United Kingdom
67 LONDON School of Economics and Political Science     United Kingdom
67 LUND University     Sweden
69 KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science     Korea, South
70 University of YORK     United Kingdom
70 UTRECHT University     Netherlands
72 University of GENEVA     Switzerland
73 Nanyang Technological University (NTU)     Singapore
73 WASHINGTON University in St. Louis     United States
75 UPPSALA University     Sweden
76 University of CALIFORNIA, San Diego     United States
76 University of TEXAS at Austin     United States
78 University of NORTH CAROLINA, Chapel Hill     United States
79 University of GLASGOW     United Kingdom
80 University of WASHINGTON     United States
81 University of ADELAIDE     Australia
82 University of SHEFFIELD     United Kingdom
83 DELFT University of Technology     Netherlands
84 University of WESTERN AUSTRALIA     Australia
85 DARTMOUTH College     United States
86 GEORGIA Institute of Technology     United States
87 PURDUE University     United States
87 University of STANDREWS     United Kingdom
89 University College DUBLIN     Ireland
90 EMORY University     United States
91 University of NOTTINGHAM     United Kingdom
92 NAGOYA University     Japan
92 University of ZURICH     Switzerland
94 Freie Universität BERLIN     Germany
95 National TAIWAN University     Taiwan
95 University of SOUTHAMPTON     United Kingdom
97 TOHOKU University     Japan
98 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München     Germany
99 University of LEEDS     United Kingdom
100 RICE University     United States

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Career Change Tips


If you have made the decision to change career, it is definitely a courageous step. Not just anyone can change careers. It does take a lot of courage. But, while changing careers, you should also know whether it is a right decision or a wrong decision considering the current job market and employment situation. There is always a right way and a wrong way while you change careers. Given below are a few essential tips that will help you understand whether changing careers at a particular time is a right decision or not. Have a look.

  • Focus on Your Talents & Strengths
  • Conduct Research
  • Check Out Transferable Skills
  • Go Back to School to Obtain Required Certification/Training
  • Make Use of Your Professional Network

It is very essential to find out when you actually need a career change. Candidates need to find out the reasons behind a career change and then analyze them. Therefore, always remember to give it careful thought and consideration when it comes to changing careers.  However, there are many of us who are very apprehensive about a career change even after our current job has stopped serving us for a longer period. Candidates should also be quite open and ready to explore career opportunities. Because, change is the only thing which is permanent in this world. The whole point is to make sure that your decision for changing career is a right one.

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America’s Best Careers 2009-2010


Jobseekers should be aware of the most fulfilling career options while trying to establish their career. Being informed about profitable careers and latest job trends pays a lot while looking to kick start a career that proves useful to you, both personally and professionally. Given below are some of the best careers in America. Have a look and check out whether you are interested in any of these America’s best careers.

Audiologist
While you choose this career option, you will be required to take care of adults and children who suffer from impaired hearing and use hearing devices. It will be really a good feeling to help people improve their life. You might also be a part of a research team working on the next generation of hearing aids.

Biomedical Equipment Technician
Who is to be thanked for those heart monitors and ventilators working properly for patients in hospital bed? It is the duty of biomedical technicians to ensure that these equipment and others, that are used during a surgical operation, function properly.

Curriculum/ Training Specialist
If you want to join the field of education and yet not get into teaching a classroom, the curriculum specialist’s career may be just perfect for you. As a curriculum or training specialist, you will be doing text book and curriculum selection at schools. You may also train teachers, develop training programs and recruit instructors.

Genetic Counselor
It is one of those healthcare professions where around 90% of the professionals are satisfied with their job. Genetic counselors perform diagnosis work on a patient’s or family’s genetic history and work in close contact with physicians and medical geneticist.

Hairstylist
The job of a hairstylist ranked no. 1 in a recently conducted British job satisfaction survey. It is one of those careers where you are supposed to make almost everyone happy. Exceptions may be those that say : What have you done to my hair?

Health Policy Specialist
Errors made by medical providers take the lives of more than 100,000 Americans every year. Around 47% of the people in America are uninsured. Health policy experts or medical policy experts have the responsibility of reinventing healthcare.

Landscape Architect
Do you know that you can make a great career in landscape architecture by becoming a landscape planner, a landscape manager, a landscape scientist or a garden designer? As a landscape architect, you would be designing zoological gardens, hill resorts, golf courses, gardens and parks, residential areas, walkways, gardens, public parks etc.

If you are interested in these careers, you can log on to DegreeAuthority now and find out the details on accredited bachelor degrees, master degrees, diploma, certification etc.

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Best Jobs for College Students [Part I]


There are some of the best jobs that really look good on a student’s resume. Today, students are not only required to obtain good grades but need to have some professional experiences as well. Hiring managers are looking for candidates that are already trained in the basics of life on a job. Given below are the best jobs for students that not only add weight to the student’s resume but also offer decent pay and work around class schedules quite well.

On-Campus IT Support Job
These work study jobs prove to be one of the best for college students. They help students acquire some real world experience while they continue with their education. Technology services work train students on how to solve technical problems. On campus IT support jobs prove to be convenient and are quite lucrative that those unpaid off-campus internships.

On-Campus Career Services
It is quite obvious that students find it hard to acquire professional world experience while working to obtain good grades. Working in career services enables students to become aware of the job hunting procedures and provides them with comfortability while conversing with employers and recruiters.

Paid Internships
This is really one of the best jobs for college students who want to gain professional world experience and expand the working world connections. What’s more if the job matches the career you wish to pursue there’s nothing better. Paid internships also help decide students whether a career is actually right for them. And students not only acquire knowledge and real world experience but they are also paid while taking up paid internships, truly one of the best for college students.

Unpaid Internships
This is one of the best options for those students who are not actually looking to fill their wallet. The good news really do not care or ask you whether you were paid or not during that internship. All that matters is how much real world experience you can gain. Summer internships and part time internships are some of the best options for students. Unpaid internships are definitely going to pay off later in your career.

Waiter or Waitress
This is honest and hard work. A hard work history informs employers that you do not take things for granted. While working as waiters or waitresses, you can gain a lot of real world experience as well as earn a decent income. Definitely, the waiter or waitress’ jobs are one of the best for college students.

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