Dental Career Overview for Community College Students

Career Alley

The dental professional has remained strong even through the recent economic downturn and is considered a promising career area for the future. Anyone interested in health care and personal aesthetics might especially want to consider a career in the dental industry. Some of the factors that point to dentistry’s strength as a career include: Anticipated improvements in dental care insurance coverage. Related posts: Different Career Opportunities in the Dental Industry.

Majoring in Employment – College Job Search

Career Alley

You are somewhere in your (hopefully) four year college career and, if you’ve not already figured this out, the experience is likely to be different than you envisioned when you began. Whatever your major (and no matter how many times you change your major), your ultimate goal is to have a career in the field of your choice (which is hopefully your dream career). But your four years of college may not be enough to land the job of your choice.


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New Job or New Career: Planning Your Next Move in a Tough Economy

Ms. Career Girl

There are a number of options that neatly everyone can take advantage of to improve the quality of their career. If you find that you are dissatisfied with your job, you many wonder whether you should begin the search for a new job or change career paths entirely. Clearly the decision to begin looking for another job or to change career fields is not one to be taken lightly. However, some adults may not need to obtain additional training to change career paths.

College Grad Job Search – Preparing for Graduation

Career Alley

If you are one of the thousands of people who will be graduating from college this Spring, there is a very good chance that you’ve not yet started your job search. We are still in one of the worst job markets we’ve seen for recent college grads. Career planning during college is very important and most colleges and universities have Career Offices to help in planning and in job search. College Grad Career advice Job Search

2015 264

Now Hiring College Students and Recent Grads Vol I

Career Alley

Whether you’ve just started college or you graduated last year (or anywhere between the two), it’s never too early or too late to create or update your Job Marketing Toolkit. Career planning during college is very important and most colleges and universities have Career Offices to help in planning and in job search. Another very important activity during your college years is internships.

2015 219

Will You Be Shut Out of Popular Education and Career Choices? 3 Tips for Career Planning Success

Career Key

When changing careers or choosing a career , you may be considering a career option in which many people are interested. Competition to get into some education programs required forin-demand careers can be stiff. Funding is being cut for community colleges and public universities, makingthe situation worse. Dig deep into choosing a career , college major and training program– as early as possible. 3 Tips for Career Planning Success: 1.

2012 146

Tips for Motivating Yourself for Career Planning

Career Key

It’s tough to get motivated to evaluate your career path, whether you’re a directionless college student or a well-established professional with family obligations. A big stumbling block to career change is the fact that something about your current situation works for you. You’re a college student who has chosen a major but has no idea what career path you want to take after college. Negatives of your current career situation.

2009 100

Can't Decide on a Career or Education Program? Get Career Planning.

Career Key

skip to main | skip to sidebar The Career Key Blog Making a lifetime of smart career decisions about career options, college major and education choices, being self-employed, & the right career test. Welcome to our career blog. The Career Keys mission is to help people make the best career, college major, and self-employed choices. Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Can’t Decide on a Career or Education Program? A new career path?

2010 100

Earning a College Degree: How to Make the Right Choice

Career Alley

True career planning starts before you even begin your post-secondary education. Anyone who applies for college without a solid (yet malleable) career plan will find that it is difficult to choose a degree of study without first deciding on a career path. Before you choose what to study, make sure you analyze your career interests and choices by using the following tools. Career Guides. Career Interest Tests. Career Counselors.

5 Tips To Help You Decide On Your College Major

Ms. Career Girl

Big decisions shape the course of our lives, and the biggest one you face as a young person in high school is choosing a college major. You’ll also move ahead in your career much faster. Although it’s a lot of pressure to make the right decision, it’s practical to make the effort to engage in the process of career planning. Here are some ideas on how to make a good decision when it comes to choosing your college major : 1. Career Girl.

2017 155

Career planning success whether you are 17 or 50

Career Key

Learning about your career options and planning and preparing your career path are proven success strategies, regardless of generation. Top guidance and career counselors are trained to provide this kind of help. A good example of top notch career guidance is Ilene Frommer, who was recently profiled in the New York Times. Visit her high school’s online college and career planning resources to see what top quality advice she provides her students and parents.

2008 100

6 Career Advancement Strategies


There are many paths you can take towards career advancement. A good place to begin your plan for career advancement is to get both your personal and professional life organized. Create Your Career Roadmap. You may also be able to take free online college courses.

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Interested In A Career In Health Care?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Interested In A Career In Health Care? Career Girl. This week our columnist Kelly Christiansen invites guest writer Dr. Ryan Baker to offer inside insights on careers within the health care industry. . The long term career satisfaction is low. For a long time, I thought I wanted a career in health care, and I was completely right. These careers train you for a specific task. Study and Plan. Career Girl.

Searching for a Career not a Job

Career Alley

There is a difference between having a job and having a career, and it’s not always the hours you have to put in or the money you get out. A career is something you excel at and find fulfilling in every aspect. If you’re unemployed and need the money, take a job, it can keep you afloat until you can make the right move into a fulfilling career. Which career is right for me? A career in the arts would probably best suit you. Written by Arlene Chandler.

2013 209

Changing Career Paths as You Age

Career Alley

It can be challenging to choose a career at a young age and continue the same path all the way to retirement. Here are some examples of people who have changed careers with time. Her first career affected millions of people. However, with proper budgeting and planning, she has broken free from the restraints that kept her from living a fulfilling life. This change in careers allowed her to provide training to law students. Sound Career Paths: Jobs in Music.

2013 215

Want to Land Your Dream Job? Tips for Recent College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

Tips for Recent College Grads appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. You did it, congrats on your college graduation! The bad news, is that having a career is sort of like having a final everyday of your life for the next 40 years. To help you enter your career with a positive mindset, ready to kick ass and take names, it’s imperative that you have a definitive guide to get you started off on the right foot. HAVE A PLAN. Career Girl.

2017 116

4 Tips for Learning about a New Career

Career Alley

If you’re thinking about starting a new career, you aren’t alone. There are many reasons to make a career change, but the key to a successful transition is finding a career that will ultimately provide job satisfaction, which might mean more than better pay or a shorter commute. Moving to a new employer only to find that the work doesn’t fit with what you want to do can be a disaster, so learning about a new career before making a commitment is a good idea.

2012 241

Different Career Opportunities in the Dental Industry

Career Alley

The dental profession offers numerous career opportunities. To become a dental lab technician, a college degree is preferred. But lab technician careers can also begin with on-the-job training in dental offices and labs. Related posts: Job Search – 7 Career Links Hot off the Presses! Reinvent Your Career and Job Search – Part 2. Reinvent Your Career and Job Search – Part 1.

2012 207

Reinvent Your Career and Job Search – Part 1

Career Alley

I ran into an old friend (metaphorically speaking) that I used to work with very early in my career. Reinvent Your Career: Before you reinvent anything, the first question you should ask is “why?” Career Regrets: Maybe your career choice has not turned out as you expected. Or, perhaps your career has not progressed in the way you had planned. As with job loss, this is the perfect time to take a pause and review your career situation.

2012 185

3 Signs It’s Time for a Career Change

Career Alley

However, it is important to realize that just because your job isn’t your dream career doesn’t mean you have to hate it or even dislike it. Pinpointing whether or not it is time to consider a career change is a difficult process. Feeling morally secure about your career is a very important aspect of remaining happy with yourself and your job. It may be time to look for a position or career that will truly ignite some excitement and inspiration in you.

2012 197

Fifteen Great People in History Who Never Earned a College Degree

Career Alley

Are you in a current career rut and wishing you would have gone to or finished college? Earning a college degree can lead to a great career, if approached correctly. However, you shouldn’t fret so much about not having your degree, because there are many college graduates who are still having a hard time finding a job, let alone a career. Listed below are ten of the greatest people in history who never earned a college degree.

2012 197

The Atlantic: Do Employers Overestimate the Value of a College Degree?

Burning Glass Technologies

Expanding apprenticeships to occupations that were previously reserved for college graduates would put individuals without degrees in entry-level positions that lead to more advanced careers by giving them in-demand work experience. Read more >> The post The Atlantic: Do Employers Overestimate the Value of a College Degree? In The News apprenticeships career planning college degree vocational Work experience

Looking to boost your CV? Work experience abroad might be better than another qualification

Career Alley

If you are a graduate looking to widen your career opportunities then work experience is crucial. Related posts: College Grad – Will Work for Food. Job Search – 7 Career Links Hot off the Presses! Career advice Career Planning Careers College Grads Guest Post Job Hunting Job Search Who's Hiring Advice Career Advisor Jobs“ One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. ” – Henry Miller.

2012 197

Reader’s Choice – Job Search Resources

Career Alley

– Some interesting short job-tip videos from Dick Bolles (Dick Bolles is a highly esteemed job-hunting/career-changing expert, best known for his best-selling book, What Color is Your Parachute?). The videos give job-seekers practical tips to help them land careers they love and start the new year off right. Job / Career Articles: 8 Great Pep Talks for Generation Jobless – A very interesting article, the topic of which I’ve seen first hand.

2012 197

Young and Out of Work? Check Out These Options!

Career Alley

Whether you have just graduated from college into the middle of a rotten job market or your previous job has disappeared, it is essential that you get back into the game and that you do it as quickly as possible! Try a new industry : A career change, especially when you’re young, is a good choice if you are worried about being in the wrong field. College Grad – Will Work for Food. 5 Great College Career Sites for Summer Interns.

2012 197

Job Search – 7 Career Links Hot off the Presses!

Career Alley

Top 10 Cities for Recent Graduates – This is a neat infographic for college grads. Career Search Database – This is site is a career and job search database and guide. The home page also has lots of great information, including top careers with salaries, market outlook and more. If you’ve been thinking about going back to college, take a look at this article. Related posts: Reinvent Your Career and Job Search – Part 2.

2012 215

Utilizing Non-Degree Skills for Temporary or Permanent Employment

Career Alley

Whether a degree is in your future or not, these skills are housed somewhere within you; that’s not to say that experience from college or university won’t strengthen them. In fact, employers who took part in a 2011 job survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers placed communication skills at the top of desired skills among future employees. Britania Starr is a content writer for, and enjoys writing about online education and career planning.

2012 278

Three Keys to Success in Your Career and Your Life

Ms. Career Girl

Yes, Virginia, you can have it all: a successful career doing something you love and a life outside of that career. We all know that basic academic skills are necessary for school and college success. But there is far more to managing both your career and personal life than just being able to keep up with emerging technology and continual learning. This is why Emotional Readiness skills are essential to success in any career, as well as in your personal life.

2011 160

5 Ways To Get Noticed and Earn a Full-Time Writing Job

Career Alley

Entering the writing field, whether you aim to be a journalist, a copywriter, or a novelist, has never been easy, but coupled with a slumped economy, it almost seems impossible to secure a lucrative career as a wordsmith. Brittany Behrman began her writing career prior to college graduation reporting for her school’s newspaper and contributing to two sponsored blogs. By: Brittany Behrman.

2012 245

Who Cares What a College Degree is Really Worth? It's Career.

Career Key

skip to main | skip to sidebar The Career Key Blog Making a lifetime of smart career decisions about career options, college major and education choices, being self-employed, & the right career test. Welcome to our career blog. The Career Keys mission is to help people make the best career, college major, and self-employed choices. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Who Cares What a College Degree is Really Worth?

2010 123

Finding Your First Entry-Level Job

Career Alley

But if you are a recent college graduate with only an inkling of what you want to do with your life, finding work can seem practically impossible. I know this, because for four months – including my final two months of college – my life was consumed by the job search. Related posts: The Best Companies for College Grads and Entry Level Jobs. Dazed and Confused – College Job Search. “ Don’t rule out working with your hands.

5 Top Tips for Freelancing Success

Career Alley

Five Career Tips for College Freshman. Career advice Career Planning Careers Guest Post Advice Career Advisor“ It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste time.” ” – Henry Ford. There are many advantages for those who work on a freelance basis. Freelancing allows greater flexibility and a level of control over your life that full time employment simply can’t compete with.

Looking Toward the Future? Five Ways to Choose the Right Career Path

Ms. Career Girl

Deciding what you want to do with your life and your career is not revolutionary – it is evolutionary. Deciding on a career is part art and part science. It is a science because it is a five-step process requiring assessment, investigation, alignment, career choice, and company choice.

2020 200

Exploring Other Career Development Theories in addition to.

Career Key

skip to main | skip to sidebar The Career Key Blog Making a lifetime of smart career decisions about career options, college major and education choices, being self-employed, & the right career test. Welcome to our career blog. The Career Keys mission is to help people make the best career, college major, and self-employed choices. Her website and transition tips are relevant to other transitions in addition to career transitions.

2010 159

7 Steps to Achieving Your Career Goals

Career Alley

Most of us start our career with a goal in mind. Sometimes it does not work out as planned. But no matter what your dreams are, it’s never too late to make changes to your approach to your career and get a fresh start on your goals. People restart or refocus their careers all of the time. Some of the key factors that determine success are a solid plan and commitment to get it done. What have you accomplished in your career and your job(s)?

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Are Gunsmiths a Dying Breed?

Career Alley

As far as careers go Gunsmithing is a highly specialized field. Typically it is those who appreciate firearms, use them, and take care of them that find a career in gunsmithing rewarding. One option is to pursue a vocational certificate or degree through colleges offering programs in gunsmithing, another is to find a sponsored apprenticeship, or some combination of both. Related posts: Reinvent Your Career and Job Search – Part 2.

2012 207

Take Charge of Your Career as a Freshman


Welcome to college! Believe it or not, your first year of college is the best time to begin your career planning and preparation. Either way, it makes sense to write down some specific career goals for your four years of college. Pursuing internships and other experiences that match with your academic and career interests should be a significant element of your plan. Inquire about the credit policy so you can plan ahead.

2014 121

8 Career Related Articles You Will Want to Read

Career Alley

I get regular emails from my readers suggesting career or job search related articles. 43 Things Your Future Boss Wants You to Know – published this article (I wish I had this advice when I graduated college – about 1 million years ago) which provides some great basics. Some of this stuff you would learn the hard way (which can be painful and hurt your career prospects). Reinvent Your Career and Job Search – Part 2.

2012 252

Hot Careers for 2011


A new year may have you thinking about a new career, or it may just have you wondering how "hot" your current career is. Twenty careers in healthcare, technology, business and education are reported on, with helpful information on what they entail, salary information and why it's "hot". I recommend the e-Book especially for college students who are in the process of narrowing down their career options. 5 Quick-Change Careers for 2011.

2011 152

Should you have a 5 Year Plan for your Career?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Should you have a 5 Year Plan for your Career? Career Girl. If you retrace your steps, you will find that your desires, choices and plans regarding a career path have evolved through the years. Very few people end up doing exactly what it is they thought they would do when they were 6 or even when they left college. So is there any point to having an x-year plan for your career? Get an insurance plan. Career Girl.

2016 148

6 Steps To Maximize Your School’s Career Center As The Path To Job Success

Career Realism

6 Steps To Maximize Your School’s Career Center As The Path To Job Success. RELATED : What’s Up With College Career Centers? The not-so-secret weapon for college students to launch a career is a no-cost resource that is included with that tuition check your parents write every year – the Career Planning Center. the point to be made is that the Career Center is only as good a resource as you make it.

2016 87

What the Walmart VP Termination Over a Resume Teaches Us

Career Key

But why did Walmart’s former Vice President of Communications David Tovar feel the need to demonstrate he graduated from college? You need to graduate from college if you want to make a living wage working for someone else. Like most employers, Walmart will not hire you for salaried sales or management without a college degree ( example ). Finish college. That''s as bad as saying a college degree = a high-paying job.

2014 171

ResumeBear: Should You Use a “Career Coach”

Resume Bear

Should I use a career coach? Can a career coach really help me get what I want? If you’re wondering about these questions, then you’re probably in need of some career help, but still skeptical about the efficacy of career coaching, or you just want to find out more about the merits of getting career advice. We’ve put together some useful information about career coaching to help you decide whether you should go see a career coach.