Should You Make a Career Change into Tech?

Switching your career isn’t nearly as impossible as you may have been led to believe. Perhaps a career in IT is right for you. The first thing you should do before setting out on this path is acquire some necessary technical skills. If you want to succeed in the IT field it isn’t even necessary to get a college education all that is necessary is to obtain a Microsoft (or other Manufacturer’s) Certification. IT employers don’t care if you took English Literature as long as you know your field of computers.

How to Increase Your Earning Potential

Here are four ways you can increase your earning potential while taking care of your family and other responsibilities.

Becoming a Good Mentor

Serving as a mentor in business can be rewarding and valuable for both you and the person to whom you are providing this service. Becoming a good mentor requires thinking about the qualities that have enabled you to be successful in business in the first place. If you are looking to lead others through the path you followed, research your own success and use these skills to offer good advice and become respected in your community.

Outside the Box: Employers Aren’t Just Whining: The “Skills Gap” Is Real

By John Mauldin Paul Krugman and other notables dismiss the notion of a skills gap, though employers continue to claim they’re having trouble finding workers with the skills they need. And if you look at the evidence one way, Krugman et al. are right. But this week an interesting post on the Harvard Business Review […]

15 Great Healthcare Careers

With the baby boom generation aging there is more and more demand for healthcare professionals and not just in nursing homes either. Todays seniors are more active (and interested in staying that way) but their bodies aren’t necessarily cooperating. Here are 16 Health Care occupations with good prospects to consider. 1) Audiologists – Audiologists diagnose and treat a […]

10 Reasons You Should be Blogging

No experience is necessary to become a blogger. So, if you enjoy writing and have a lot to say – what are you waiting for? It could open up a lot of doors… Here are 10 reasons why you should enter the blogosphere. 1. You can use it as your new CV Your blog can act […]

What Skills are Needed to Become a Plumber?

To become a plumber you may not need any previous experience or academic qualifications, but there will be certain skills you need to demonstrate. Some courses and apprenticeships may require a number of GCSEs, whereas others are open to everyone. Despite the lack of need for formal qualifications, plumbing isn’t for everyone so you need […]

Teaching Assistant: The Next Best Thing to Being a Teacher

Teaching Assistants often lead rewarding careers in education.  People who enjoy being around children and helping them learn find that TA jobs can be enriching experiences.  Such positions are also a great way to determine if working in an academic setting is the right life-long career choice.  While entry-level TAs can become valuable supports for […]

What “IT” Skills Pay Most for Undergraduate and Experienced Developers?

The IT field has blossomed over the last few decades, with the UK labour force climbing from a few thousand developers thirty years ago to more than one million today. The skills available for an IT student to learn have also proliferated with the development of new programming, scripting and markup languages, which appears to […]

Tutor Others While Between Jobs

Searching for a job can be frustrating as you put in application after application. If you’re looking for something to do while you are between jobs, then you should definitely consider becoming a tutor. Here are a handful of benefits that you can gain from being a tutor. A Reliable Source of Income The amount of money that you will make […]