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30. Look-at-all-this-Work-I-havent-done-yetWe’ve all been told, “I need this done now.” Often, we hear it from several people at the same time. The question is if everything is a priority, how are you supposed to prioritize?

  • Make a list. At the beginning of the day, write down everything that you have to do. Then start categorizing them by urgency.
  • Assess the value. Weigh the benefits of completing a task first versus the possible consequences of completing it later. This can help you order your priorities.
  • Be honest. Know your limitations and don’t make promises you can’t keep. You don’t want to set yourself up for failure.
  • Be flexible. As you get more work, your priorities will shift. It is helpful to adjust to these changes.
  • Cut the cord. There comes a point where you just need to finish a task and move on. The perfectionist in you may want to keep fine-tuning that last task, but it’s better for productivity to cut the cord and move on.

graduation cap and cash roll, closeup Balancing your student finances can feel like a circus tightrope act. Don’t sweat; you’re not up there without a safety net. Here are some tips to help with student finances:

  • Be careful with your credit card. On one hand, it’s good to start building credit history. On the other hand, credit spending can quickly spiral out of control.
  • Create a budget and stick to it. Find out how much you make and then how much you spend per month. Of your spending, figure out what is necessary and what is luxury (Sorry, no matter how you spin it, beer is not a necessity).
  • Save early and often. Even if you put just a little away at a time, it can help you out a lot down the road.
  • Borrow as little as possible. In addition to loans, there are many scholarships and grants available to all types of students. If you do have to borrow, make sure you understand all costs and terms before agreeing to anything.
  • Use coupons. Sites like Groupon offer great deals that can save you money.
  • Use technology to your advantage. You can get alerts for credit cards, bank accounts and other payments to help stay on top of it. This way, you can avoid unnecessary late fees.

If you watch AMC’s hit cult series “The Walking Dead,” you know life following the Zombie Apocalypse won’t be pretty. The infrastructure will collapse. Government will disappear. The military will be reduced to ruins. Hospitals, grocery stores, cell phone service? Gone, gone and gone. With millions of flesh-eating zombies roaming the earth in search of fresh brains, all we’ll have is our guns, the clothes on our backs and the skills we acquired before the zombies took over.

So what careers will be most in demand when the dead walk the earth?

In his best-selling novel (and soon to be major motion picture) “World War Z,” author Max Brooks imagines hundreds of thousands of Zombie War survivors hunkering down along America’s West Coast. What remains of the U.S. military will try one last counter attack against the flesh-eating hoards. And civilians will be drafted to perform basic services and keep what’s left of civilization operating.

Ironically, people who were once “professionals” and highly paid are now the least valuable. These “moochers” include actors, agents, managers, CEOs and lawyers. They will get to dig ditches and perform basic manual labor.

Who are the most valued? People who can make things work. People like:

Electricians – Because modern civilization runs on electric current, and people who can keep the juice flowing are worth their weight in gold.

Plumbers – Because nothing is more critical to hygiene than running water and a functioning sewer system.

HVAC Specialists – Because they make it possible to live in inhospitable climates. Think about 100 degree heat, 90 percent humidity and no A/C. Zombies may love it – but not the humans.

If you’re concerned about your place following the Zombie apocalypse – and who isn’t? – you can get the technical training you need to restore civilization at Everest. From electrical to HVAC, we have the programs that can help you help the world fight zombies and rebuild civilization. Learn more today.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. View additional disclosures here.

If you’ve responded to one of Everest’s advertisements, you will likely receive a phone call from an Everest representative. This first call is basically a “get acquainted” conversation. We want to find out a bit more about you. We want to give you a chance to find out a bit more about us, too.

Be prepared to talk about your educational background and your field(s) of interest. Let us know if you expect to go to school full-time or part-time while you hold down a full- or part-time job. You’ll likely be invited to tour a campus where you can see an Everest school for yourself, meet the teachers, talk to students and see for yourself if Everest is right for you.

The call is the first step in a process designed to get you into a position where you can make the best possible decision about your education and your future.

Four things to remember when applying for a job online

Follow Instructions

A large number of resumes are automatically disqualified for failing to send it to the correct e-mail address. Double-check the email address and the title of the person you’re writing to. Make sure your job application includes the details the ad or listing requested: experience, salary requirements, etc.

Send a Cover Letter

A cover letter attached to your job application can immediately place strong emphasis on the qualities that make you valuable to the company.

Spell Check!

If your resume or cover letter has a spelling or grammatical error, it won’t make it past the inbox and may likely end up immediately in the trash. Employers will worry that you won’t be detail-oriented in your job.

Use a Professional Email Address

Use an email address that includes your name or part of your name vs. something like tinymittens@hotmail.com — you want to be taken seriously.

This approach, coupled with solid experience and career-related education, can make all the difference in your job search.

Contact Everest today to learn more about the programs and courses offered, and how we help graduates with the skills they need to apply for the entry-level positions they’ve trained for.

For All Everest Enthusiasts
If you’re an Everest student or alumni, we are proud of you for taking a big step toward following your educational dreams. If you’re an Everest employee/staffer, then we know you’re helping change students’ lives every day. Whether you’re connected to an Everest College, Everest Institute, Everest University or Everest University Online (a division of Everest University), we want to give you a chance to show off your school pride with a special Facebook Twibbon!

What’s the “Everest for life” Facebook Twibbon?
The “Everest for life” Facebook Twibbon is a small, transparent graphic that you can add to your Facebook Profile picture. It’s really easy to add and is a great way to show that you’re proud of your connection with Everest.

How Do I Get the Facebook Twibbon?
To add the “Everest for life” Twibbon to your Facebook Profile picture, first make sure you’re signed in to Facebook. Then, just click on the image above or click here to go the “Everest for life” Twibbon page:

  1. Click the big “Facebook Connect” button to add the Twibbon application to Facebook, then click on the Facebook “Allow” button to finalize.
  2. You should be back on the Twibbon.com page. On the left, you’ll see the preview section for the “Everest for life” Twibbon and how it’s positioned on top of your Facebook Profile picture.
  3. Resize the “Everest for life” Twibbon however you’d like by using the “Twibbon size” slider bar. Drag/drop the Twibbon into the desired position over your Facebook Profile picture.
  4. Edit the “Optional Message of support” if you feel like it, then click the blue “Show my support now!” button to finish.

An update will automatically be posted to your Facebook Profile Wall and you should also see a new Facebook Photo Album called “Twibbons.” This will help your fellow Everest enthusiasts learn how to get their own “Everest for life” Facebook Twibbon!

Did You Know Everest Is on Facebook?
Yes, Everest has Fan Pages on Facebook! Check out your different options for joining the Everest Facebook community:

DECATUR, Ga. (Dec. 20, 2010) — Everest Institute, one of Atlanta’s leading career colleges, has announced it will add a dental assistant program this January at its Decatur campus.

To accommodate the new program, the campus, located at 2460 Wesley Chapel Road, Suite 500 in Decatur, Georgia has undergone a recent renovation to add dental assistant technology labs and classroom facilities.

“The addition of dental assistant and over overall growth is based on the employment demands of our community,” said campus president Barbara Holliman.

The dental assistant program consists of coursework in:

  • Dental Office Emergencies
  • Dental Radiology
  • Dental Specialties
  • Operatory Dentistry
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Dental Anatomy and Orthodontics
  • Dental Assistant Externship

Graduates in the dental assistant program will be prepared for careers at dental offices.

In addition to dental assistant, Everest Institute-Decatur offers job training in: dialysis technician; electrician; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); massage therapy; medical administrative assistant; medical assistant; medical insurance billing and coding; and respiratory care.

The three other Everest Institute campuses in Georgia are:

  • 6431 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro
  • 1600 Terrell Mill Road, Ste. G, Marietta
  • 1750 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross

Also, Everest College recently opened at:

  • 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW, Atlanta

Everest Institutes in Georgia are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

About Everest Institute

Everest Institute is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. The Company’s mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. Corinthian offers diploma programs and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of high-demand occupational areas, including health care, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology. For more information, visit http://www.everest.edu. Media may contact Jamie Floer, APR, with Wragg & Casas Public Relations for Everest College, call: 407-244-3685 or email: jfloer@wraggcasas.com.


Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.

SHOW OFF YOUR EVEREST PRIDE

Show off your Everest Pride with a custom "Twibbon": a small graphic you can add to your Facebook and/or Twitter profile pictures.

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