April 8th, 2010
1. Do you wake up every morning regretting going to work?
2. Are you stuck in a job where you have no opportunity for growth and promotion?
3. Do you find your job to be boring and non-stimulating?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then maybe it’s time to make a change. How about starting a career that is in demand in today’s work force such as Medical Assisting, Accounting Technology or Vocational Nursing?
Career Point College is a great place to learn all of the skills you will need to succeed in these industries and get the future you want! In as little as 8-11 months for a Diploma or 18 months for an Associate’s Degree, you can graduate and join the workforce. Whether it is because of our accelerated programs, hands-on training, personal attention, flexible schedules, on-site daycare, lifetime placement assistance or lifetime refresher training, you will see Career Point College is the right school for you!
For more information on changing your life for the better, click here!
March 10th, 2010
If you have a talent for baking the perfect cake or making the best chocolate ice cream ever, than you should consider a career in Pastry Arts! Notter School of Pastry Arts offers highly specialized curriculum, global job placement and instruction from award winning chefs. You can start a new career in just 24 weeks at Notter School in Orlando, FL. For more information, click here!
January 14th, 2010
Chances are you made one or more resolutions for yourself in the new year. Was yours lose 20 pounds for my summer cruise? Or stop smoking ciggarettes? How about go back to school and earn my degree? If you have been working a dead beat job, with endless hours that are taking you nowhere, you may have considered making a change in 2010. Going back to school is not only one of the smartest resolutions you can make but probably the easiest (it beats running on a treadmill and eating celery all day!) By checking out some of the schools found on Americolleges.com, you can expect excellent schools that offer a program of interest to you in your area. Americolleges.com also offers many online schools where you can earn your degree right from the comfort of your home!
Imagine waking up every day and being excited about going to work. How about a career you feel good about and one that exemplifies your talents? If you are ready to make your resolution for 2010 a reality, find a great school near you today and get on the path to your dream job!
December 28th, 2009
If you have seen the 2006 movie, The Fast and the Furious: Toyko Drift, then you’ve heard about the latest street racing trend, drift racing. Drift racing is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed.
UTI, Universal Technical Institute, was named “Official Technical Institute of Formula DRIFT” and Host to Formula DRIFT Pre-Season Tech and Preview Day. The Tech and Preview event provides pre-season technical inspections for many of the top Formula DRIFT teams. For some teams, this is the first time their competition vehicles will be inspected. For prospective students interested in automotive training, UTI will provide tours and information about its various technician training programs and financial aid. (Financial aid is available for those who qualify.) Instructors and former students will be available to speak to individuals interested in careers in the automotive industry.
Entering its sixth season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver’s driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete in 7 events nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown.
Universal Technical Institute, Inc. is a leading provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. The company offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 10 campuses across the United States, and manufacturer-sponsored advanced programs at 19 dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. offers specialized technical education programs through several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). For more information, visit www.americolleges.com/uti.
December 9th, 2009
Everest College Phoenix makes careers convenient and accessible. Our courses are tailored for working students and others who need a more flexible class schedule. Everest College Online allows students to learn from home and offers the same well-respected curriculum available at our traditional campuses.We offer career-oriented degree programs in Business, Accounting and Criminal Justice. Choose from our Associate or Bachelor Degree programs and complete all your coursework online.
The beauty of an online education is that you decide when and where you want to learn. Our virtual classroom is always available to you morning, noon or night. And you will receive the same support from your professors as students who go to a traditional campus.
If you struggle with the question of how you will pay for your education, let our student finance planners help you explore all of your financing options. We have helped many students identify and apply for financial aid to help them finish their education. Financial aid can help you pay for any legitimate school-related costs, including tuition, books, supplies and basic living expenses.
At Everest College Phoenix Online, our commitment to your success extends beyond graduation. Our Career Services staff offers job-placement assistance to every student and graduate. We’ll give you valuable information and tips to help you with your job search.
For more information, click here!
November 17th, 2009
Americolleges.com introduces our newest launch: CanadaCareerColleges.com! Canadian students can find the resources they need to find a school in their province that has the program of their choice. Some of the programs that can be found at CanadaCareerColleges.com are Massage Therapy, Travel & Tourism, Business Administration, Computer Programming, Childhood Education, Medical Assisting and Electronic Service Technology.
All of the schools found at CanadaCareerColleges.com strive for excellence. They are dedicated to helping their students every step of the way, not only during their course of education but after graduation. These schools provide superior employment support by guiding their students into the workplace and giving them the extra edge to land a great job! Faculty and staff are highly accredited and administer hands on training and real life experience to ensure their students receive the highest quality of education.
Be sure to check out CanadaCareerColleges.com today and start on your path to success! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
October 28th, 2009
Everyone needs to work. You work to make money. You use your money to pay your bills and living expenses. The average person who works 40 hours a week, from age 17 - 60, will work over 80,000 hours during their lifetime. Wouldn’t you want to spend that much time of your life doing something you enjoy? If you feel like you are unhappy with your current job, check out these top ten reasons and see how many apply to you. Maybe it is time for a change…
- Every morning you wake up thinking how many hours left in the week you have to endure.
- As you begin to do your work for the day, you find your mind wandering off thinking of what else you could be doing with your time.
- You work only for the money, even if it is good.
- You are in a career that impresses your parents or other loved ones but doesn’t make you happy.
- You live for the weekend.
- Your days at the office are long and boring and provide you with no excitement or mental stimulation.
- You have no passion or interest in what you do.
- Work stresses you out and you bring that stress to your home life.
- You feel like you have no control of your future or potential for growth and promotion.
- You feel like just another number among all of the other employers and that your hard work is not valued or appreciated.
If you apply to at least three of these reasons, you should search your options. The start to a great new career is education. Go to school for something you love. Check out Americolleges.com to search for a career school near you.
October 27th, 2009
Networking is a great tool for developing business and social relationships. Building rapport with potential future employers, clients, colleagues and affiliates will not only help you land a great job after you have completed your education but also increase your chances of being promoted, earning raises and being successful in your future. Here are five great tips to help you network yourself to the best of your ability.
- Get Involved – Attend social events, business meetings and parties where you may run into people in your industry. Join organizations that are related to your field of work. For example, if you are studying to be a medical assistant, you could join the American Association of Medical Assistants.
- Be Prepared – Before you attend any social gatherings, do your research. Find out how the event or organization will be beneficial to you. Also, make sure you have personal business cards to give to people you meet so they will better remember you. Your business cards should include your name, address, phone number(s), email address and business logo or slogan if you have one.
- Create a Pitch – Before you meet new people, prepare a short 15-30 second pitch about yourself. Your pitch should be an introduction of yourself and explain what you can do for that contact now or in the future. When you are presenting your pitch to a new contact, avoid “selling yourself”.
- Ask Questions and Be Assertive – While you are mingling with new contacts, ask them questions about their business so you can better determine what you can do for them. Don’t wait for people to approach you. Introduce yourself to new faces and do not spend too much time networking with people you already know.
- Be Professional – Social events such as parties are bound to have alcohol but if you are there to network yourself, you should watch your alcohol intake and behavior since you are there to represent and present an image of yourself. Be sure to avoid asking new contacts for favors such as aiding you in getting a job. Instead, ask for information and tips.
Making contacts is one of the first steps on your path to professional success. The first step is gaining your education and you can find your perfect career school now on Americolleges.com!
October 26th, 2009
Negotiating your salary with a future employer can be stressful but it is important to know your self worth and earn a salary that reflects it. One important piece of advice that you can take is that you will never get what you want unless you ask for it. If you do speak up, future employers will be impressed with your confidence and be more willing to offer you a higher salary. Even if the salary offer is lower than your expectations, you can wait for after the probationary period is over and ask for a raise.
Before you even go on an interview, you should do your research. Research what the average salaries are for your occupation, location and experience. Keep in mind that the average income varies from state to state. California, New York and Illinois have the highest median salaries but they also have higher living expenses. You should also research the company you are applying for. Find out if they are booming or not. The success rate of the company will reflect your salary.
Also, be sure to research yourself! Familiarize yourself with your skills, talents, experience and work ethics so you can sell yourself to the company. Put your talents on the table and explain to the interviewer how integral you would be to the company. When filling out a job application, simply write “negotiable” under salary expectations. If you are directly asked about your salary expectations during the interview, stall a bit by asking what the salary range is.
For more information on how much you are worth and average salaries for your future occupation, go to salary.com.
Be sure to check out Americollegs.com to embark on your journey towards your dream career today!
October 23rd, 2009
What exactly is a blue collar job? No, it doesn’t mean your uniform is a blue polo and khakis. In fact, a blue collar job is classified as manual labor with hourly wage. The term, blue collar, originates from 19th century uniforms in industrial workplaces. Workers had to wear durable clothing that could be soiled or scrapped at work and in most cases; they were light or navy blue in color.
A recent article on Yahoo Hot Jobs lists the Ten Highest-Paying Blue Collar Jobs with salaries ranging from $87,000 to $57,000. To check out the top ten jobs, click here.
Most blue collar jobs require a high school diploma or GED but also some sort of specialized training, certification or apprenticeship. Americolleges.com offers school training centers that specialize in several trade and technical careers that lead to great blue collar jobs. For example, ATI – Miami offers training programs in Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration, and Appliances and Electronic Systems Technology. South Texas Vo-Tech offers training programs in not only Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration but Combination Welding as well. Starting a career as a trade or technical worker is great for people who work well with their hands, are hard working and learn quickly.
Blue collar jobs will continually be available because there will always be buildings that need air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and other servicves that break down and need to be repaired. In general, blue collar jobs offer steady work and higher than average salaries.