Unless you’re working on campus, it can be hard to find a job as a college student, and often even harder to find one as a college grad. Unfortunately this isn’t the model most of us bet on. After all, isn’t the idea of going to college that it should both prepare you for a career and also make you readily employable? The idea that college leads to career advancement may not be a thing of the past. Instead, we now face what’s known as the gig economy. (more…)
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More people are realizing that health is important, and that doesn’t just mean going to the doctor when something is already wrong. More people are adopting preventative services, and alternative therapies, to help keep themselves from getting ill in the first place.If you are looking for a rewarding career, you may be interested in one of the following jobs. (more…)
Information Technology, or simply IT, includes a whole range of technologies related to managing and processing information. The field is expected to continue growing significantly in the upcoming decade as companies are increasing spending on salaries, training, and budgets for IT.
What comes immediately to mind when someone says “IT worker” may be a nerd hunched over a computer, but the career pathways span far beyond just programming into design, development, support, and management of computer hardware, software, and information networks. Those trained in IT can take a number of different career paths, both specifically in the IT industry as well as a variety of other career paths outside the tech area that value IT skills. Here are just a few of the exciting IT career opportunities available. (more…)
Today’s job market can be a jungle with companies and businesses wishing for previous experience and degrees. It can be overwhelming to search for jobs and sometimes there are positions that one may not think their degree or skills would qualify them for when, in fact, they can be just right. Colleges have dedicated time and money, as well as research into programs that help people who struggle with finding a job that is right for them.
Where to Begin
Many college students do not know what sort of career they wish to pursue, so seeking help is critical before they graduate and find themselves thrown into a world full of staggering choices. To do this, it can be as easy as looking on the homepage of the college you attend. There, students will find plenty of information as to where they should start in their career search before progressing.
This page on the Pittsburgh Technical Institute website assists students with their job search by offering services for cover letter and resume building as well as the resources to upload information for potential employers such as samples or transcripts. Students have the option of narrowing their searches using keywords that will link them to companies searching for employees who have specific qualifications. For those who wish a more in-depth look into places of employment, job fairs can be found and placed on a calendar with reminders to attend.
Coming out into the world with a brand new degree waiting to be used can be daunting, especially to those who are left reeling with the choices offered to them. Not only can colleges assist with finding a job but they can also help students navigate what it is to begin a career and narrow the search to find something suitable specifically for them.
There are those just coming in to college with little decision as to what major they wish to follow. In this case, an example from NC State University’s website has options that will not only help students choose a major but track what sort of careers they will be looking at once they have finished. The university outlines advising for students who would like advice on what could affect their academic careers as well as assisting with those who wish to remain in the world of academia.
Once a major and career path has been established, there are a host of opportunities waiting for undergraduates that will give them a peek at what their major has to offer them. Options like working for the college, research opportunities and internships all assist with showing a student what he or she is in for once they step out into the job market.
It would not be beneficial for students to come out of college with knowledge filling their minds and indecision wracking them as to what they wish to use all of that information for. Universities are helping to make sure that their students are taken care of, both in the classroom and out when it comes to what they will pursue. These resources are invaluable and highly recommended for everyone to take advantage of.
Finding a job requires more than you having the skills and experience requisite for the position. It also requires you to sell yourself to a prospective employer and provide them with the confidence that you are the right person for the job. Although the right job may be before you, you need to know how to put yourself in position as the only candidate capable of doing the work. (more…)