Posts Tagged ‘Career Training’
Ready for a change? Here are six tips to switch careers at any age:
1. Learn all about your new field. Meet people who already work in the field you want and find a mentor.
2. Make sure you meet the desired qualifications. Check job postings to find out what skills you’ll need.
3. Update your resume. Career Services at Everest can help you stay on top of current job search trends.
4. Consider how to repurpose your existing skills. The skills you already know are valuable too!
5. Research how much it pays.
6. Get the right support. There’s nothing wrong in asking your family and school for help.
1. Ask for suggestions from your classmates or instructors.
2. Find one that concentrates on your specialty.
3. Look for mentorship opportunities.
4. Location, location, location. Pick a professional or trade association that is easy for you to attend meetings regularly.
5. Have fun and make new friends that share your interests.
The fast life had caught up to Becky, leading to health problems, job problems, and even a run-in with the law. That’s when she decided it was time to make a change for the better put herself on the positive path to success. And the best way to do that was with an education.
Knowing that returning to school would ultimately create a better life, Malivuk enrolled in Everest College’s Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program. She quickly excelled in her classes and even became a student ambassador, offering her fellow classmates the support and encouragement they needed to succeed.
As Malivuk pursued her studies, her personal life began to turn around, too. Thanks to her excellent school attendance record and promising grades, a judge repealed all of Malivuk’s legal matters.
“Becky is truly deserving of this award,” said Catherine Killian, president of Everest College in Merrionette Park. Ill. “We are very proud she found a way to succeed.”
The Brookings Institute recently performed a study to find a link between education and unemployment. And they found one. According to their report, cities where more people have a higher education also have more job opportunities.* The reverse was also true; cities with less higher education turned out to have fewer job opportunities.
So what does that mean to you? Education can be the key to a better career and more opportunities. And at Everest, you can pursue a degree in popular fields such as accounting, business, computer information science, criminal justice and paralegal. These are career-focused programs designed to prepare you for jobs in the 21st century economy. Classes are small, instructors are industry professionals and learning is hands on, so you get experience practicing the skills you learn. After graduation, you can get job placement support from Everest’s Career Services professionals.
*Source: Brookings Institute, “Education, Job Openings, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America”
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There are 29 million jobs in the U.S. that pay an average of $35,000 per year and higher, and don’t require a bachelor’s degree. Yet, we don’t have enough schools to train people to fill them. This is according to a report by a public policy group at Georgetown University.*
The report lists five ways high school graduates can get the technical skills employers want (without investing four to five years earning a bachelor’s degree):
- Employer-based training
- Postsecondary certificates
- Registered apprenticeships
- Industry-based certifications
- Associate degrees
The good news is you can find exactly the type of career training the report recommends from Everest, which offers diploma and associate degree programs in health care, criminal justice, business, accounting, computer information science and paralegal fields. Students can usually complete diploma programs in less than a year, and associate degree programs in about two years.
For more information on programs, schedules and locations of Everest campuses in your area, contact Everest today. Programs and schedules vary by campus.
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* Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, and Civic Enterprises http://cew.georgetown.edu/ctefiveways/
Once you complete your Dental Assistant education and start looking for a job, what will interviewers expect from you? Here are some key points to remember:
- Punctuality. First of all, show up to your interview on time. Make your first impression one of dependability.
- Appearance. Your second impression should be one of professionalism. Your hair should be cut and styled. Wear clean, pressed clothes. If you’re a woman, keep makeup and jewelry to a minimum. Try to cover up tattoos, if you have them.
- Knowledge/Experience. This is where your Everest education can help you. Discuss not only what you’ve learned in class, but what you’ve actually done in the lab. Convince them you have the skills to do the job.
- Confidence. Again, this is where your Everest education helps. Your education and training can provide you with the self-confidence interviewers are looking for.