The Definitive SHRM & HRCI Certification Guide


Last June, SHRM announced that they would be entering into the HR certification arena. By making this announcement and cutting ties with HRCI, SHRM joined the fight in offering a certification program that would be available for HR practitioners. SHRM is giving previously certified professionals the option to complete the tutorial and receive the SHRM certification designation. Each of these are designed to help the HR practitioner and guide them to career success.

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5 Things to HR Professionals Should Know About #HR Certification


This blog is part of a special series providing insights into HR certification. Look for a follow up article discussing HR certification options for our profession. . There isn’t much debate anymore about the value of HR certification, but there is some confusion about which certification organization to choose. What is the Benefit of Human Resources Certification? Whichever certification you pursue, you’ll stretch yourself and expand your skills and knowledge.


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3 Ways To Get Over Your “Useless” College Degree

Ms. Career Girl

The post 3 Ways To Get Over Your “Useless” College Degree appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. In 2004, I graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in theater arts. Most people I encounter believe their college degrees mean nothing. Statistically around 30% of college graduates actually have careers related to their field. If you’re anything like me, getting to college was a huge accomplishment. Only 40% Americans from 25 to 64 have college degrees.

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10 Quality Careers that Don’t Require a College Degree

Career Alley

There is no denying the fact that a good college education can open up a lot of doors for you professionally, but finishing a four-year university is not a mandatory prerequisite for having a successful career these days. With the economy the way it is, there are many people who simply cannot afford to go to college, nor are they willing to incur huge amounts of debt for student loans without even being guaranteed a good job following graduation.

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5 Well Paying Careers that Don’t Require a College Degree

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Well Paying Careers that Don’t Require a College Degree appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Fortunately, not every well-paying career requires employees to have a four-year degree. If the traditional schooling system is not your forte or the idea of racking up debt is not enticing, here’s our list of five well-paying careers that don’t require a college degree. However, most are required to at least obtain BLS certification.

2017 138

Essential Certification For A Tech Career

Career Realism

Do you want to get into a tech career ? Getting formally certified is an important career step in many skill-oriented industries, as employers almost always prefer candidates with established credentials to those who lack them. Formal certification is proof that you have completed a rigorous career preparation program and displayed some competence in applying relevant skills, which in turn makes you far more employable. Certification In The Tech Industry.

Should I Save or Pay off College Debt Post Graduation?

Ms. Career Girl

Most high-interest savings accounts and CDs (certificates of deposit) pay less than 2 percent interest on an annual basis. The post Should I Save or Pay off College Debt Post Graduation? Career Girl. Life After College Money college debt student debtYou finally have your diploma in hand! It’s potentially the key to a great job and financial independence…and with it comes a heaping pile of debt. Those monthly payments aren’t always easy to maintain.

2018 109

Getting The Degree or Certificate

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. ► November (2) Your Career Development & Hope – 7 Ways To Improve.

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Certifications or Two-Year Degrees: Which to Pick

Career Realism

Certifications and two-year degrees both offer you the opportunity of obtaining a career in the industry you’re interested in. However, they also differ greatly in nearly every aspect including the type of job you can get, the cost of schooling, how long it takes to receive the degree or certificate, and the coursework itself. When it comes down to choosing between a two-year college degree and a certificate, all of these details should be considered.

Decision Time For College Graduates


Before you know it, it’s time to decide what the next step is after college. Enter the workforce: This is the most obvious option—you’ve gone to college in order to better your career prospects and the time has come to finally get that well-deserved job. You may want to start a career in your industry or gain a few years of work experience to get a better feel for which graduate program you’d like to pursue. Senior year rolls around quickly.

The Highest Paying Jobs for Non-College Grads

Career Alley

When it comes to facts and figures a college degree really is the only option even though grads will carry some debt into their new careers. In fact, most American workers with a four-year college degree will earn over one million dollars more than their non-degreed young professionals during their career path, the U.S. Certification and licensing is required and different depending on where you live. Say Yes to College and Goodbye to Unemployment.

2013 251

Ways to Improve Your College Resume

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Ways to Improve Your College Resume. As you begin to near the end of your college career, you may be thinking about which jobs, industries, or careers you would like to apply to. Get a Certification in Your Field.

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Tips for Pursuing a Career in Finance

Ms. Career Girl

People like to say money makes the world go ‘round, so it’s a fascinating career for many people. If you want to dive into personal finance or the world of public funding, these tips for how to pursue a career in finance can help. Getting a college degree isn’t always an option.

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The 5 Things You Should Do Before Going to College

Resume Bear

Let’s say you plan to go to college because you worked in a warehouse for a number of years and your company closed. Formal training is available in high schools and postsecondary institutions, such as vocational-technical institutes, community colleges, and private welding, soldering, and brazing schools. Certification and other qualifications. The American Welding Society certification courses are offered at many welding schools.

LinkedIn Profile for College Students 2014


College students and new grads are the fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn. Are you a college student or new grad? Keep it updated and use it throughout your college years while you are doing internships. Here are 10 important areas to focus on with your LinkedIn profile as a college student: 10 areas of focus on your linkedin profile. Some colleges are now offering LinkedIn workshops and photo booths. Indicate your high school and college.

2014 113

How College Grads Can Get A Jump On The Job Search

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for college graduates is higher today than it was a decade ago, meaning more grads are taking minimum wage jobs or jobs that they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet. Getting a job out of college is not easy. The job market is competitive but there are some things that college grads, and current students, can do to put themselves in a better position. Need help jump-starting your career?

2019 62

8 Fields to Pursue For a Career Post-Coronavirus 

Ms. Career Girl

If you do want to seize this opportunity to switch gears, what careers remain in high demand? Investigate what you need to do to break into one of these growing industries with companies hiring right now and use this time of change to elevate your career to new heights: Health Care.

2020 226

Top Five Careers in MBA Education

Career Alley

Ascendance of MBA Education and the Career Opportunities it Offers. An educational degree in MBA is among the most preferred career options that are chosen by students these days. It offers ample job opportunities and growth in professional career. Most MBAs begin their career with a respectable position and lucrative pay package. There is an array of varied career opportunities that can be explored after completing MBA education in India.

2013 251

Can You Find a Job Without a College Degree?

Resume Bear

Bill Gates never graduated from college. Outside of the tech world, Richard Branson has done pretty well for himself without a college degree, as has Barry Diller. But Sharon Willis is a more common example of the challenges to American workers who never graduated from college. Not having a college degree may not have mattered – until the time came to apply for a new position. So is your dream job, even most jobs, out of reach if you don’t have a college degree?

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5 More Hot Careers for 2014

Career Alley

Or maybe you are trying to figure out what your college major should be to position yourself for the best career. According to Purdue University, approximately 40% of college students change their major at least once (and some change their major several times). Whatever your reason, today’s list of “ Hot Careers ” will help you decide where you should focus for a Hot Career. Internships while you are in college will also help.

2014 269

5 Rewarding Careers in Finance

Career Alley

Some careers are good, some are bad and some are great. Finance is probably one of the more challenging careers (high expectations, but great rewards as well) and is not for everyone. But if you are great with numbers and want a meaningful and challenging career, then consider some of the jobs in today’s post. The job outlook is 16%, faster than the average for careers. An MBA or Masters will certainly help your career.

2014 229

5 Hot Careers in Technology

Career Alley

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for technology careers is looking really good. Whether you’ve just graduated from college, graduated 10 years ago or have just started your college career, it’s never too early (or late) to find a hot career that will fit your needs and (hopefully) experience. There are lots of great reasons to consider careers in Technology. Today’s post covers some great careers in Technology.

Career Booster: Returning to School Can Help All Around

Career Alley

Perhaps you have thought about beginning a new career path, or perhaps you would like to finish that degree that you started. All of these goals can be attained by returning to school for a new certification or degree. The ties and social bonds that you make at school can work for you throughout your entire career. A degree or certificate is much more than a fancy piece of paper. Say Yes to College and Goodbye to Unemployment. Physical Therapy as a Career.

2013 226

Students: How to Create a Resume and Find Your Perfect College Job

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’re close to graduation and you’re interested in finding yourself a college job, having a polished and well-written resume is definitely a must! This is essential in getting that perfect summer job for you so you can make a little extra before starting college. You can also include your special learning experiences and also certifications that you have obtained. Students: How to Create a Resume and Find Your Perfect College Job.

2013 87

Colleges Offering OpenCourseWare

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Recruiters on Twitter | Job Search Shortcut Your Resume – An Employer’s First Impression of You » Colleges Offering OpenCourseWare Need to Beef Up Your Professional Skills? The employed and unemployed are finding themselves attracted to colleges with opencourseware — making it ideal for jobseekers seeking to enhance their professional development, but lack the funds to accomplish the task.

2009 54

Explore Different Careers With Job Shadowing

Career Alley

Finding the right career for you can be hard. College offers so many opportunities with a wide variety of degree and certificate programs. But how do you know if a career is right for you? What if you are considering switching careers, but want some practical information before biting the bullet? Job shadowing is a great way to explore different careers before committing to a specific college program or industry.

2013 251

Choosing A Career Based On Helping Others

Ms. Career Girl

If that’s the case, it sounds like you need to look for a career where you can spend your day working with people to improve their lives and help them get back on track. There are plenty of careers like this out there for those individuals with a kind heart who have a passion for making a difference. Well, that’s start by thinking of a career as a carer. The other benefit of this career is that you will be able to avoid the typical model of business. Career Girl.

2017 109

Five Careers with a Future

Resume Bear

Whether you’re a new grad breaking into the job market, or a seasoned professional looking for a change in pace, you’ll want to choose a career that’s actually going to be around ten year down the line. Healthcare careers are pretty much always a good bet—particularly now that the baby boomers retiring and needing more medical attention. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, biomedical engineering is the #1 fastest growing career in the country.

2011 202

Career Paths – Choosing between Trade School and Traditional University

Career Alley

Deciding a career path is difficult, and not the least among the necessary decisions is the education necessary to get the job you want. College is expensive, but it’s hard to know if a trade school is the better decision for you. You should consider traditional university if: You’re not sure what career you want to pursue. Your desired career specifically requires a certain degree. Some careers like this are: Beautician. Automotive Careers.

2014 243

Can you have a dream career without college?

Corn on the Job

If you go to College, you’ll strike it rich – or so schools like to imply. Instead of fretting about future education, why not try a career that takes more than a nifty degree? Many trade firms offer a microgeneration certification scheme that will help you corner the green energy markets. Whether you’ve got a passion for gaming or a penchant for food, starting a pet project business and allowing it to develop could be the key to turning your hobby into a career.

2015 66

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. Image The post Interested In A Career In Health Care?

How to Advance Your Manufacturing Career


It can sometimes be hard to build a successful career. Yet it can be difficult to create a plan to advance your career when you’re just trying to keep up with modern technology or new business practices. Here are a few tips on how to advance your manufacturing career. We’ll offer a variety of options so that everyone can change or advance their manufacturing career path. And don’t forget to list every online certification and credential you’ve earned.

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Résumé Help: How to Handle the Lack of a College Degree

Careers Done Write

The very first thing we see after Clara’s contact information is a listing of high schools, community colleges, and a university. Did she earn degrees, earn certificates, complete courses? The reader will assume she took a course here and there and because the field of study is only mentioned for one, we will assume it was not related to her current career. Clara’s résumé has many areas we could improve. Overall, Clara’s presentation is very vague.

2012 156

No More College Requirement?

Evil HR Lady

He proposes certification tests for all sorts of subjects as substitutes. I have a PHR certificate, so theoretically I'm now qualified to do all sorts of HR stuff. So, if you were to set up certification exams, how would you do it? So, what kinds of careers would you set up tests for? Having a Bachelor's degree is generally a requirement for a professional job. Sure, there are people who have such jobs without one, but I don't recommend it as the way to go.

2008 109

More Evidence for Supporting Community Colleges

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. Among the recommendations is increased emphasis and support for community colleges.

2009 100

Get College Credit For Life Experience in 3 Easy Steps!

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor? Below are the three major steps required to earn college credit for your life experience.

Flourishing Careers in Healthcare Industry

Career Alley

If you have been in the job market for a while, you would have probably heard that healthcare careers are on the rise. What makes healthcare careers so hot even at a time when other sectors are weighed down by unemployment, pay cuts, and reduced hours? Rewarding career: The truth is that not all healthcare jobs are involved in direct patient care. In fact, let’s look at some flourishing healthcare careers that don’t need a college degree.

2012 207

Career Advantages to Technical School Programs

Career Alley

Many young people are looking for off-the-beaten-track careers and a technical school course provides the perfect opportunity of taking a quick route to your chosen career. More and more young people are realizing that a four-year college education is not a ticket to guaranteed employment in their chosen field- a McKinsey study revealed that almost half of employed U.S. college graduates are working in jobs that require less education than what a four-year degree provides.

2014 233

5 Tips for College Students to Land a Job in a Recession

Resume Help Blog

College grads have an advantage but need to research companies to set themselves apart. Recent college grads face a tough job market in today’s recession. College students usually don’t have a mortgage, children and many of the bigger expenses of life yet. Consider alternative industries and careers. Posted in Advice and Articles | Tags: changing careers , job search advice , Job Search Tips Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.

2009 100

No More College Requirement?

Evil HR Lady

He proposes certification tests for all sorts of subjects as substitutes. I have a PHR certificate, so theoretically I'm now qualified to do all sorts of HR stuff. So, if you were to set up certification exams, how would you do it? So, what kinds of careers would you set up tests for? Having a Bachelor's degree is generally a requirement for a professional job. Sure, there are people who have such jobs without one, but I don't recommend it as the way to go.

2008 100

Top 5 Reasons Online Learning Leads to Career Advancement

Career Alley

One of the biggest reasons people pursue a degree is to start, change or advance their careers. For those who are already working in their preferred field, or have obligations they can’t step away from, online learning is the best option for career advancement. Take a look at the top half-dozen reasons earning a degree online can help you advance your career. There are 37 million Americans with some college but no degree.

2013 307

5 Tips for Military Spouses Pursuing a Career in Teaching

Ms. Career Girl

With 85 percent of military spouses reporting that they want or need to work, finding a stable and meaningful career is highly important for the majority of military wives and husbands. Many military spouses are aspiring teachers or currently have a degree in teaching; however, this career path can be quite challenging due to the frequent moves that are a part of life as a military spouse. Here are five ways military spouses may land successful careers in teaching.

Want the American Dream? Don't Go to College

Evil HR Lady

Dont Go to College In order to be "successful" you must go to college--and when times get tough, go back and get that MBA or Law Degree, right? Dont Go to College Posted by Suzanne Lucas at 2:06 PM Email This BlogThis! I have considered telling my kids that I'll pay for refrigerator college. Anon, or German car mechanic college. As long as my daughter is happy with her career path, than so will I. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

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