Ed4Career Blog | Category: Career Education

4 Unconventional Ways to Find the Perfect Job

By Guest Blogger | April 7th 2021

Job search

If you had to estimate how many jobs the average adult holds before retiring, what would you guess?

If you thought to yourself, at least a dozen or more, then congratulations: you’re correct. Unlike past generations, when a twentysomething found a job and stuck with it throughout their lives, today’s employees travel varied, meandering career paths toward retirement.

In fact, in 2020, a freshly-minted college grad can expect to cycle through a dozen or more jobs, career expert Marya Triandafellos tells NBC. And that means if you aren’t satisfied in your current role, then you have ample opportunity to look elsewhere.


8 Tips to Make You Hire-ly Marketable

By Kris Powers | November 30th 2020

Professional man sitting in front of laptop

If you are seeking a promotion, looking for a job change or are considering a total career change, now is the perfect time to gain a professional advantage by enhancing your skills and qualifications to set yourself apart in today’s competitive business environment.

Online opportunities have made it easier than ever to brush up on skills you need. Where do you start?


Rejoining the Workforce

By Kris Powers | November 4th 2020

Young male on job search website

I’m an optimist; already looking ahead to a time when COVID will be a thing of the past – a horrible time in our history that will be talked about by future generations.

When we come out on the other side of this, and we will, there are going to be many men and women looking for employment. Perhaps you were laid off as a result of COVID, maybe you took a sabbatical to home school your children, or to care for an elderly parent. Whatever the reason, if you are planning on reentering the workforce again, there are steps you can take to make yourself more attractive to companies and more employable overall.


Practice Your Acceptance Speech

By Kris Powers | September 8th 2020

From the American Music Association to the Golden Globes, recipients of awards stand in front of the crowd and give thanks to all who helped get them there. Some speeches are short and concise, others drag on a bit too long and the music is cued to close them out. Whether short or long, those speeches have one thing in common. Those being recognized take the time to acknowledge that they did not get to that point alone.

If any part of your workday involves collaborating with others, my advice to you is “practice your acceptance speech”.


Mental Health Technician Professional Program

By Kris Powers | July 23rd 2020

Female mental health technician

Mental health technicians care for people who have mental illness or developmental delays. Mental health technicians, also known as psychiatric technicians or aides, are also responsible for the following according to BLS.gov:


COVID-19 and Remote Worker Burnout

By Kris Powers | July 21st 2020

Stressed young female professional at laptop

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of people have made the transition to remote work, many of them for the first time in their careers. In fact, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom states that 42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full-time.

The compounding factors of the pandemic, having children home from school, worry about employment, health and community have all taken their toll. Concerns of downsizing and increased pressure to continue to be a top performer while working from home lead some employees to put in what feels like 125% while working remotely. Many are finding it difficult to “log off” from work and regain the work/life balance they may once have had.


HVAC/R Technician Program

By Kris Powers | May 26th 2020

HVAC Technicians working on an A/C unit

HVAC technicians work on heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration systems. Their job duties, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, include:


Nutritional Consultant Entrepreneur

By Kris Powers | March 25th 2020

Food choices - unhealthier options versus healthier ones

Nutritional consultants, according to Ziprecruiter, provide sound nutritional and health advice to clients. Their clients could include private companies, individuals or public health organizations. Some of their responsibilities consist of:

  • Planning well balanced meals
  • Advising on best nutrition practices
  • Suggesting lifestyle changes
  • Preparing food for clients
  • Setting up food programs and services within the community
  • Shaping wellness in the community
  • Participating in health fairs

AFPA lists these five careers that you may hold with a certification as a nutritional consultant:


Cyber Security Professional Program

By Kris Powers | February 5th 2020

The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines a cyber security professional, or information security analyst, as someone who plans and carries out security measures to protect networks and systems within an organization. As the number of cyber attacks continues to increase, their job and responsibilities are continually expanding. Some daily tasks include:


Medical Transcription Associate Program

By Kris Powers | January 22nd 2020

Medical transcriptionists are responsible for listening to recordings left by physicians and other healthcare professionals and turning that information into written medical records. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they: