When choosing a career path, it’s important to not only follow your interests, but to consider the education or training needed, potential pay, benefits, room for advancement, and the anticipated future growth of jobs in that field.
Most of the decisions we make each day don’t require much thought. In fact, many decisions are made either unconsciously or very quickly out of habit. But are the quick decisions made from habit what’s best for us? Have we become so complacent in some areas of our lives that we don’t even realize we have a choice anymore?
Online education, when done right, is no easier than education provided in a brick and mortar building. However, to be a successful online learner requires a certain skill set. For some, these skills are innate. For others, they may need to be learned and practiced.
As a student, understanding what moment of need you are seeking to meet can help you select the best type of course or learning method to reach your goals.
Are you trying to decide on a career? Looking to change careers after a few years (or more) in the workforce? Need to learn more about your current field? Or perhaps you are interested in turning a favorite hobby into a lucrative business. While many of us dream of growing in our current occupation or starting a new career; we might struggle with the concept of finding more time for career training in an already jam-packed day. The good news is that there are many different ways to obtain training and development in your field.
With today’s technological advances and options for online learning, it’s easier than ever to have a career growth plan that incorporates a myriad of training and development methods. This type of learning can easily fit to your schedule – it’s learning on your time and on your terms.
Here are a few simple ways to keep motivated, even on your toughest days.
87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work. Don't be a statistic!
With the rise of online learning institutions and adult learning scholarship programs, there are more viable options to study for a degree later in life.
From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. This year marks our 242nd year of celebration!
On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. On that day, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that July 2nd “will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival” and that the celebration should include “Pomp and Parade…Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.”
Negative thoughts can become self-fulfilling prophecies and can affect our personal lives, relationships, careers and much more. It is much better, instead, to think and give voice to positive thoughts, to build ourselves up instead of tear ourselves down.