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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’ve got a full-time job or other responsibilities, online classes can help you get your education on your schedule. Here are five things you can do to help make yourself more successful

  1. Choose a good school. Find a school with a good reputation, like Everest. It’ll help you in the long run.
  2. Show up. While there’s no classroom, it’s still important to participate in discussions online or participate in a work group.
  3. Learn your online tools. Before classes even start, learn how to use your online tools. That’s everything from what buttons to click to what’s available to you online.
  4. Use a newer computer. Technical problems can throw a wrench into an online education. Don’t let an old computer hold you back, and make sure you install anti-virus software to keep things running smoothly.
  5. Get to know your teachers and peers. Create an online profile with a picture of yourself and connect with your instructors and fellow students online or over email.

For more about what makes Everest a great choice for your online education, check out the Everest University Online.

#1We at Everest have always recognized James Tokley’s talent with words. But now it’s official. The Everest English teacher is now Hillsborough County’s poet laureate.

It’s an official title to an unpaid job that he’s been doing for years. His words can be seen etched in stone in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse and at Chillura Park in downtown Tampa. And he’s written inaugural poems for three Tampa mayors, as well as for former governor Charlie Crist.

Tokley compares being a poet to being a sanitation worker, saying, “We rummage through the garbage of yesterday and look through the wastebaskets of history and we pull out things and write poems about it.”

When he’s not writing poems, Tokley teaches English at Everest University in Brandon.

You may know that an education through Everest is the perfect starting point for moving your life forward and landing your first job. But with today’s changing job market, many people are considering continuing education and online training as a means of getting an edge in their current job or even moving ahead.

Continuing education courses provide a way to stay on top of changes and emerging trends in many career fields. For some careers, continuing education credits are a requirement for maintaining certifications or licenses.

Continuing education can be the next step in your journey that opens the window to a whole new world of exciting career opportunities. And now, Everest is excited to offer online continuing education courses in a variety of fields!

Online IT Certification

With Everest’s online IT certification courses, you get the knowledge and skills needed to get your IT career moving in the right direction. Employers will know you have the ability to support their business with the proper industry-required certifications.

Online Business and Legal Certificate Training

If your goal is in the business world, get the professional edge to set yourself apart from the crowd and advance your career with skills that many employers value.

Online Health Care Certification

With the right training, experience and skills, you can advance your career in the health care industry and perform the vital support functions that medical facilities and doctors’ offices depend on.

Online Industrial Certification Training

If your goal is working in a hands-on industry where quality and safety, then an online industrial certification can help you stand out when it comes time to make a career change.

Online Insurance Pre-Licensing

Online insurance training can be a good career fit if you enjoy serving the community. Pass your insurance license exam with confidence and move to the next level of success.

Online Real Estate Training

For many, buying a home is an important investment. You can set your sights on success and help others in the home-buying process with training that prepares you for real estate licensing.

Everest Continuing Education can be your key to continued success. Want more information? Call us at 855-806-9716.

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.

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.


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