I have been unemployed now for a couple of weeks since my company went under. It is very encouraging for me to see so many opportunities in my small-medium sized city of Greensboro NC to have so much to offer at the Community College for our citizens.
I am not sure that people understand the opportunities that are awaiting their investigation. If you are out of work, please don't assume that school is above your head. Don't assume that unless you go to a four-year school taking impressive math or programming classes that you can't get good training in 2 years or less and still earn a substantial salary with benefits.
People complain about how technology is taking away jobs. "It's putting people out of work, replacing them with computers and robots". Look, the reality is that naturally, as society evolves and grows the technology will improve and the default of that means it will be applied where possible if a business is smart in running their operation.
That being the case, it pointless to cry about the results of that reality when that energy could be investing in paying attention or researching where technology is taking us.
Technology is a double-edged sword just like guns. You may not be able to own it in the same way as a gun, but you can use it as a tool to your advantage like a gun. It doesn't have to destroy.
Opportunities exist because of technology that requires what I see as the light investment when I look at comparing it to a four year time and money investment of the more traditional type degree programs. In two years you can be certified to do Computer Security for the criminal justice system or large companies. It is also safe to assume that network security, website security, information security etc.. will be an issue for all types of companies as times goes on with more users online.
As an example is Linkedin- social media tool that is still very new for many job seekers and social media users. The profile writing is one of the most common concerns of the LinkedIn user. It provides its users with significant benefits that can be utilized to improve your online resume and workforce presence. While it is a great tool to connect with other professionals and learn more about your industry, many users still have questions about how to create a Linkedin profile and set up a resume in Linkedin. We offer LinkedIn profile optimization and resume editing services to make your social account more professional.
I want to keep the post short so if you interested in this article, please, continue reading in my next post! See you there!
So, speaking of more users online, still only a fraction of businesses are using the internet to their advantage. This presents opportunity for anyone who learns how to be the person who can help those businesses. I am using a system to do that myself, been doing it for a couple of years. I was so impressed that I wrote a blog about that website development software which teaches you to use it for your own use or to build a website for others. Mastering such tools is also a great way to prepare for the future. You can find programs such as these at your community college also.
Medical related 2 and 1 year programs are also widely available at community colleges. Technology has made it possible for so many break off specialties in medical field that you need to do a little research depending on what you want to do. For instance travel, work in your community or go to a specific area of the country. Alternatively, there may be a type of work you like over another. Explore the different courses your community college has to offer.
One of the fastest growing needs in the medical field are Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Ever heard of it? Maybe not, but that's my point. Research what is available. It's a specialize career in high demand with upper level training at 4 years but entry level job certification starts with training that can be done in 2 years or less and median salary in the field is $60,000.
So, if you're unemployed, don't assume there is nothing at the community college that you will find appealing to you. What I mentioned is a fraction of what I saw offered that appealed to me. I saw too much that I wanted to take actually that was more computer related.
Just thought I would pass this along in case you were initially not interested in Training for a Career at your local community college. It is some of the most bang you can get for your buck.
In Greensboro NC, GTCC has really impressed me with it's offerings.
If there’s one ultimate secret that any seasoned professional can bestow on a college hopeful, it’s this: learn to network. Whatever your selected career path, maintaining the ability to socialize and communicate with individuals in and out of your field is often the absolute core of a successful career. For nursing students, this is even more critical – you’re entering a highly competitive field, and if you aren’t willing to invest the energy to network and make connections, you won’t likely have the same options and opportunities in the medical arena. Below are some great tips on how best to find the right people, organize your contacts, and network your way to the top of the pack. Let’s get ready to mingle!
Why network? There is no greater truth in the professional world that it’s not as much about what you know as who you know. Trying to get a job in a hospital or related field by cold-calling or applying to general want-ads can be a way to get your foot in the door, but it’s so much easier if you actually know someone on staff. A little recommendation goes a long, long way. There’s an art to networking, as you never want to appear needy or demanding, but realize that everyone – and I do mean everyone – does it. This doesn’t mean you’re using the individual, as you have to be just as ready to assist them as well (today’s college student is tomorrow’s hospital director, after all), so take heart that what comes around will go around.
Now, let’s master this notion – how, when, and with whom do you network?