My college freshman was home this weekend, panicked that he had not yet decided on his exact major. The question of "what do I want to do the rest of my life?" is weighing heavy on his mind. The truth is that many students change majors or areas of study during their schooling; sometimes multiple times! And some of us don't know exactly what we want to do until we have entered the workforce and experienced what we DON'T want to do. Others of us make career changes mid-stride, as we discover new passions or avenues we want to pursue.
To stand out in the job market, a comprehensive education, coupled with hands-on experience and training can play an essential role in getting the ideal job upon completion of your program.
Portable careers are perfect for those who either have to move frequently (i.e. Military spouses) or for those who want to move around the world without worrying about their career.
Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s called work and not fun for a reason”? Doesn’t make you very excited for your future in the workforce, does it?
Well have no fear; Ed4Career has created training programs to help you turn your hobby into a profitable career! We offer training in a wide variety of fields - here are just a few careers you may not have considered:
Interested in a portable and sustainable career? For many, that concept translates into seeking out work-from-home opportunities. But there is one in-demand field that is often overlooked; one that holds the interest of everyone, regardless of location (in the US and abroad).
I speak from experience when I tell you that fitness is a fad that will NEVER go away. I have a closet full of neon workout outfits that prove it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and promise of results! The best part: You can get PAID to exercise! Yes! I said... PAID! Now, do I have you attention?
Becoming a fitness instructor can be very rewarding. Here are a few benefits:
REWARD #1: Your fitness career is PORTABLE. That the magic word! Whether you are interested in cycling, lifting, swimming, or even dancing, this career allows you to bring your knowledge and certification to any location, anywhere.
For many adults, career goals and aspirations have a tendency to span across a wide variety of industries. How many times have you heard "I don't use my degree for what I'm doing now?" If you're like us: countless. That's not saying a degree isn't worth the time, sacrifice and hard work. It’s simply saying that limiting yourself to only the scope of that degree program may be holding you back more than you thought.
Have you ever thought to yourself "I'd like to try a new skill" or "I'd like to pursue this industry" but then listed the reasons why you couldn't? Did time, energy, and expenses make it onto that list? For many, going back to school full-time isn't an option. Swapping a briefcase for a backpack or trading story time for study time is nearly impossible for a lot of adults.
There is one area of higher education that is often left unexplored however - continuing education.
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new career path is your personal strengths and interests. Being successful is so much easier and rewarding when you are actively pursuing a career doing what you love! Almost every skill set, hobby or interest can translate into a meaningful career and Interior Decorating and Design is no exception.
If you love rearranging furniture, decorating and playing with colors and fabrics then a career in decorating and design might be for you! Want to know the best part? Interior Decorating and Design is the perfect portable career, allowing you to become your own boss in an exciting and growing industry. Becoming an Interior Decorator and Designer Entrepreneur will allow you to create your own, flexible schedule, meet new and interesting people, put your creative talents to use and take your business with you if you should need to relocate. So, how do you get started on this path?
The school year has begun and you may find yourself home all alone for the first time in years! The first week or two were probably great and a well-deserved break from a busy summer. However, in time, you may find yourself wondering “now what”? Here are some ideas to keep you busy while your little ones are off learning.
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Have you ever considered a career in Hospitality Management?
What exactly are your responsibilities when you are hospitality manager of a hotel? Hospitality is the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, and strangers (thank you, Webster). Hotels are a service industry. Webster Dictionary defines serves as “the action of helping or doing work for someone”. Service and hospitality go hand in hand. You definitely want to offer the best quality when someone is paying to stay somewhere other than their own home. When you study how to manage quality service in hospitality you learn how to treat all visitors as esteemed guests. Who wouldn’t want to feel that way? You learn how to give them the “WOW” factor. You even learn strategies on how to increase your quality of hospitality.
I recently read a blog on The New York Times written by Julie Scelfo entitled, “Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfection“ and the stories and statistics are shocking.
Six University of Pennsylvania students committed suicide in a 13-month stretch in 2014, Tulane lost four students in 2015 and Appalachian State at least three. Cornell faced six suicides in the 2009-10 academic year and five New York University students leapt to their deaths in 2003-2004.