Professional Development Goes Online

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Whether we’re better or worse off than we were four years ago is up for debate (literally!), but one thing’s for sure – we could all use an edge in the workplace. From getting hired or boosting our salary to increasing our job security or advancing in our careers, career success is something we all strive for, but not all of us attain it.

The truth is, if you want employers to invest in you, you’ve got to invest in yourself. And these days, you don’t even have to leave the house to do it. Education programs available through the University Alliance enable you to gain credentials from top-ranked universities – 100 percent online.

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These Careers are Hot, Hot, Hot

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If you’re considering enrolling in a technology, medical or finance degree program, you’re right on track to get the education to fill some of the hottest jobs around.

University of California San Diego researchers released its annual survey of the top 10 hot careers for 2012. The hot jobs study focused on occupations in which an individual with a college degree and some additional education or training, such as a professional education certificate, can qualify for the jobs.

Drumroll, please … the hot jobs are: [Read more...]

Job Outlook for College Grads

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We may still be working our way out of a recession, but the job outlook for college grads is not as dreary as it may appear.

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The Talent Shortage Persists… Particularly for Skilled Trades

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Last Sunday, I was washing my hands in the restroom of my church, which proved to be a challenge since the sink was practically overflowing. An older woman who has been a member of the church for decades was experiencing similar difficulties, and she commented on the fact that these kinds of problems used to be addressed quickly because there was always someone in the church with hands-on skills – in this case, plumbing. But she pointed out that not as many people are entering those trades anymore, hence our overflowing sink. [Read more...]