Thursday, 1 September 2011

Career Change After 40 - How to Market Your Experience

Making a career change over 40 isn't any easier than it was in your 20s or 30s. Whether your decision is based on your desire to finally pursue your dreams or a need to find a new career path due to an ever-shrinking market or faltering industry, making a career change in mid-life can leave even the most confident job seekers asking themselves, "How do I find a new career?"

Before you start sending out resumes, you must first take the time to make a plan for your next career - assessing your skills (including those that may be transferable in your new field) and really plotting a new trajectory for yourself.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

3 Things You Didn't Know About Physical Therapists

Physical therapists are commonly mistaken as masseuses and this may be because the job of a PT involves massaging the patient. However, being a PT delves more than just the typical tasks of a masseuse. And not only does the work of a masseuse different from a PT but the benefits of being a professional PT far outweigh those of a masseuse. Here are 3 things you didn't know about physical therapy.

Keep in mind that a PT is schooled for a good number of years while a masseuse is only trained for a few months and then they can now knead and pound to give relief to tired and stressed out muscles. Physical therapy is a science. It does not give instant relief of tired and cramped up muscles instead it finds the root cause of the pain and cures it.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Tips on Passing the CPIM Certification Exams

There are five modules total in the CPIM certification; each one requiring its own examination. There are plenty of courses available online which may guide the student more quickly through the material. You can also purchase a guide with sample questions through the APICS website. You will be taking the exam at a computer-based testing center. All of the questions are multi-option. There are 105 questions in the Basics of Supply Chain Management module. The rest of the modules have 75 questions. By doing your preparation on actually taking the exam, you're in better shape walking into the examination center than the unsuspecting, unprepared layperson. It should also help you when you study and when you are managing your time during the test.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Police Training Courses - Preparing Yourself for a Police Career

As police officer opportunities become more competitive, police training courses likewise become more vital. Fortunately, the ever-increasing access to quality police training courses, both online and on campus, has made the completion of vital police training courses easier than ever.

As an overview, consider these educative options as your introduction to an array of valuable police training courses.

Vocational Diplomas

It's a good idea to begin with an online search for vocational schools that provide police training courses. Many present classes online, others in a more conventional setting. In either case, although a vocational diploma should not be considered as a replacement for a college degree in criminal justice, it does provide a sound introduction to law enforcement. As an added benefit, the diploma serves as strong foundation for students who are eventually attend a police academy, or for those who are not certain if they want to invest in a criminal justice degree.
Typically, vocational schools separate their programs into segments or modules. The curriculum will most probably begin with an introduction to criminal justice system and all of its parts, such as the court system and juvenile justice as examples.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

How to Start Off A Career As A Paralegal

Paralegals are commonly known as legal assistants. Although they can carry out the same jobs as lawyers, they are not allowed to perform duties and responsibilities that are within the scope of practice of law. Therefore, they are not authorized to provide legal advice to clients. They are also interdicted to practice law without obtaining a license. Most of the job duties of a paralegal will involve preparing paperwork for trials and hearings, conducting research to assist lawyers they are working with, drafting legal documents and writing reports. This profession requires completing an examination for the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) or a paralegal certification given by the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Things to Remember on Your FIRST JOB!

Graduation time is around and a lot of my young friends are preparing for their placements and their first foray into the big corporate world! Most of my students wrote to me last week sending their queries on various things like resume, interviews etc. on number of points to make sure that they secure their dream job offer. However some of them surprised me by asking me if I had any advices for their first day at work! And so here I am, with important pointers for your first day at work on your first job. (I wish I had known all of these when I went for mine.)

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Paralegal Career Information: Is Certification Needed to Become a Paralegal?

Behind those skillful lawyers are a group of individuals called paralegals or legal assistants. Paralegal is defined as a profession employed by a lawyer, governmental agency, law office or another entity that performs legal work. Although legal assistants may act as a lawyer, they are not allowed to represent as lawyers to the public or to present cases in open courts. Essentially, they work under the supervision of a lawyer, who is the officer of the court. Certification is not mandatory in the US. But, in order to obtain more job opportunities, anyone who wishes to become a paralegal needs to undergo paralegal training or take on further courses.