Free Microsoft Training and Certification for Military Veterans and Families

On November 10, 2011, Microsoft announced the Elevate America Veterans Initiative in partnership with the Department of Labor, which will provide additional support to veterans in their transition to the civilian workforce. Here in Northeast Florida, one of just four regions in the country to receive the grant, Microsoft will offer 2,000 technology training and certification packages to local U.S. military veterans and spouses over a two year period. The technology training and certification will be available at intermediate and advanced levels and delivered through e-learning. This partnership is an extension of the overall Microsoft Elevate America Veterans Initiative which makes a national investment of $12 million in cash, product and related support for U.S. veterans. Continue reading “Free Microsoft Training and Certification for Military Veterans and Families”…

Thinking about majoring in Psychology? Think again.

CBS Moneywatch recently released a list of the college majors with the highest unemployment rates. Five of the list of 25 majors are related to psychology. “Ironically,” the accompanying article goes on to say, “Psychology is the fifth most popular college degree.” Those numbers are probably related, of course; I try to convince jobseekers that they should consider professions where competition is less fierce. In college, that usually means where the classes are much more demanding. There are always a few seats left empty in advanced Physics classes. Continue reading “Thinking about majoring in Psychology? Think again.”…

Pelocity: A Tool for your Career Path

Your Career Path
St. Augustine resident Sarah Powers is 19 years old and making decisions about her education and career path.… Continue reading “Pelocity: A Tool for your Career Path”…

Guest Post: Ready for a Career Change? Try an MBA

If you’re interested in switching careers through an MBA, you'll want to do some soul searching before you apply to a particular program. While an MBA may be an excellent vehicle for career change, it may also require a hefty investment. Therefore, it’s a good idea to figure out where you want your MBA to lead you before you pursue this degree. That process might also help you compile a stronger application essay that contains carefully planned long-term career goals. Continue reading “Guest Post: Ready for a Career Change? Try an MBA”…

Best Jobs of 2015

Each Year, U.S. News and World Report generates a list of the best jobs for the coming year. The occupations selected are those the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022. Those top 100 jobs, from the industries of business, creative, construction, health care, social services and technology, are then ranked based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary and job satisfaction. Continue reading “Best Jobs of 2015”…

How to Hack Your First Job

It’s graduate time, and thousands of young graduates will be entering the market looking for their first “real” job. Many of them (and their parents) find this time to be filled with anxiety. Will I be competitive? Will I get a job that inspires me (and pays the bills)? Will I make enough to move out on my own and start the life I’ve always dreamed of? My best advice: relax. Continue reading “How to Hack Your First Job”…