Thursday, November 1, 2012

Affordable High School Graduation Cap and Gown

Graduation caps and gowns are quite expensive. Even if the school is renting them out, still the charges are high for family budget. Education is a right for everyone. No financial barriers should in the path of education. Attending graduation ceremony is a must for every student as it is on this day that he gets the fruits of his hard work in the form of graduation certificate.
Buying the most beautiful and designed caps and gown will not be easy for all students. But there are ways to save some money in buying them. If you follow these simple steps, surely you will be able to wear the cap and gown on your graduation ceremony.
First find out what color of caps and gown your school wants you to wear on the day. Many schools ask girls to wear a different color from the color of boy's caps and gown. In most of the case the color of the graduation gown is the color of school's mascot. There are many schools that allow the students the freedom to wear caps and gowns of their favorite color.
The next thing is to search for places where you can get cheaper caps and gown. Measure your size, height and width to get the gown of your size. Caps and gown of your size will make you comfortable to move around on the graduation ceremony day.
To search a cap and gown of cheap price the best place will a second hand market. These caps and gowns are used just once in a lifetime so many people sell them in these markets to get some money. The shopkeepers of these markets refresh the returned caps and gowns and sell them again to a new customer like you. The price of these is less now. There is no fault with the dress. They are fit to be used again. Many people think that second hand products are defected but that is not the case always. If the products have no use to you, you easily exchanged them or sell them and in return get some cash. The best thing about these second hand stores is that they have huge collections in terms of colors and designs. You can select whatever comes in your range and utility. Other places to buy them are a discount store. These stores offer good discount on the products. You can buy your new caps and gown from here and that too at the price that comes in your budget.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Learn Simple and Effective Tips to Resume Writing

Resumes are the reflection of your past that encompassed the personal, educational, and professional background. Talking in general terms, all resumes have employment dates, job responsibilities, job position titles, personal background, and list of educational qualifications, then why only a few are selected and called out for an interview? The answer itself lies in the resume.
If the resume is well-written, organized, structured and free from errors with all the relevant information, then it immediately draws the employer's attention or else it directly goes in the bin. A good and effective resume is the one that beholds the words employers want to read and speak the language they want to hear. Such a resume helps you sell your credentials and talents in the job market and also increased your credibility.
Here are some of the basic tips and advices for effective resume writing:
1. The headlines or title of your resume should be in accordance to the type of job you are looking for. It should be clear with a specific objective and purpose of your chosen job.
2. The design and structure of your resume should be such that it should attract the attention of the prospective employer in few seconds. Employers don't spend more than 30 seconds on one resume and so all your relevant qualifications, past job responsibilities, and capabilities should be highlighted.
3. Through the content of your resume you have to sell yourself in the job market. Imagine you are sales professional and think of ways you'll adopt to sell a product. Accept the same formula for selling your talents and skills in the market with simple language and your life's history fused together in an effective resume.
4. Try and quantify your achievements and accomplishments. This leaves a great impression on the employer. If you have worked for about 7 to 10 years in an organization performing similar kind of profile you have opted for, then mention in numbers. If there are numbers of certificates and awards you have received in due course of your past work period.
5. Furthermore, in a specific manner describe all your job responsibilities that you feel will help you get a new job in a descriptive manner.
6. Use rich keywords and job-oriented verbs. Keywords are mere simple words that are either defined in terms of significant qualification, quantified accomplishments, or personal strengths. These keywords make your resume more powerful.
7. Make your resume competitive. Ensure that you mention all the special talents within you and some of your powered personal traits that will make you stand out in a crowd. There should be something extra-ordinary in you to draw the employers towards you.
8. At the end before submitting the resume, re-check it twice or thrice to ensure there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Basic Elements of Resume Writing

Writing a resume seems to be a tough and challenging task. In a few pages it's not possible to pen down your entire life but yet you have to smartly put your life down on papers in a brief yet explanative way to create an effective resume. This short document is significant as it is one key that will open many doors for you to an exciting career.
Every one of you wishes to own the master key to your career. The only way is to write an effective resume that will draw the attention of an employer in no time. Here are some of the basic elements of resume writing that will help you accomplish the basic objective or purpose of a resume:
Clarity is the first element influencing resume writing. It is very important to mention your personal, professional, and educational summary in clear words that is easy for all to understand. Don't try to use heavy and misleading words that the employers have to guess. Be as simple as you can and straightforward as well in your language as well as in your approach.
Clarity also includes a clear structure and simple design of a resume. Don't try to make your resume decorative with flowery outlines, artistic fonts, and designer border. Keep it simple and plain in all its form.
Content is the second most significant element that caters to the style and format of content you use in your resume. It defines the way you combine your skills, how you highlight your capabilities, and how well you formulate the content.
Ensure that you mention your past work experience in a chronological order with a clear description of your job responsibilities listed in bullet points. Also make sure that the content is completely free from errors including spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and typographical errors. It should be well-written and well-structured with all the relevant information.
Character includes a short description of your overall personality. Before hiring a person, employers always tries to know what kind of person you are. In a sub-category of your resume or in a highlighted mode, mention your key strengths and some significant aspects of your inner personality. Clearly mention whether you are optimistic, determined, proactive, reliable, dependable, and results-oriented. These qualities make a good impression and you are likely to be considered for an interview.
Competency is very important in the competitive job market. It is very important to showcase the employer how competent and capable you are among the entire bunch of candidates who have sent across their resumes. In words you have to highlight all your accomplishments. Ensure that the entire list of job related responsibilities and educational qualifications are highlighted. Make your credentials and achievements are clearly visualized by the prospective employer in just one glance.
Cohesion or consistency is equally important while creating a resume. All the information should be pulled together on a piece of paper in one consistent form. Use one common font that is easy to read and understand with bold headlines in the same font. Don't mingle up the words to scatter the summary in an unorganized way.
Create a structure or an outline and then fill in the categories and sub-categories. If using bullet points to list your qualifications, don't use numbering to list your skills and talents. Whatever format, whatever structure you decide to use, make sure that it is consistent throughout without any pitfalls in between.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Top Medical Careers in the Healthcare Industry

There are thousands of different medical careers in the job market today. The healthcare industry is our nations largest and is the fastest growing out of any field. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 2006 over 14 million people were employed with another 3 million expected to go into the industry by 2016.
This is just what is considered the top medical careers. They are the careers that will have the most benefits with the highest need but also the best compensation, life and work quality. These top career ether have the highest amount possible of one of these benefits are balanced combination. They are all highly demanded careers that will have major growth due to the population aging and healthcare advances.
Nurses are the biggest part of the medical workers. They make up over 15% of the workforce and are over 2.5 million strong nationwide. The career of registered nurse alone is predicted to have 25% growth by 2016. The fact that there are so many kinds of nurses, at a variety of places, makes nursing the top medical job. Some of these careers can be started right out of high school, but most take a college degree and preferably and advance degree. You level of education is going to determine your level of compensation and responsibilities.
Doctors have the potential to make the most money of all the medical careers, even with the financial hit that managed care and insurance companies have caused. It may take a harder work and more patients to be seen than before but doctors can still easily make yearly income in the hundreds of thousands of dollar ranges. The doctors that earn the most are surgeons and specialist whose yearly incomes reach well over half a million dollars. It is predicted that the physician profession will see a 17% growth by 2016.
Allied health careers are going to require less formal training but are still very well paid careers. Just having and associates or a four year degree will open up over 100 allied health career options that include medical technicians and assistants. Medical assistants are predicted to have the highest growth by 2016 at over 36%. This very high growth is coupled with added versatility and flexibility that makes being a medical assistant very appealing to many wishing to have a career in healthcare. Also it is a career that can be started with less education than most but still pays very well.
Then there are the staff that support the actual medical workers. These type of administrative careers are 18% of the total job that the healthcare industry has to offer which secures their place in the top careers. The fact that a majority of these careers do not require college degrees is an additional bonus. While they may pay less than other healthcare careers they are just as in demand. Also they have less stress, overtime and the most flexibility. Medical transcriptionist will have the greatest flexibility because it is something that can be done from home. While this career is not growing the fastest they are expected to see over a 10% growth by 2016 which is still pretty high.
The highest growing healthcare field is growing to be home healthcare careers. They are predicted to see more than a 50% growth rate by 2016. This includes hospice care workers that go to the home and home health aides the assist the elderly or disabled. Because this field is growing to have the highest growth rate it is considered one of the top healthcare careers.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Learn to Play an Instrument

Question: Why learn to play an instrument?
Answer: The experience will make you a healthier, happier, and stronger person!
The choice was easily made by many musicians! They heard it calling them through the music that they listened to, saw themselves performing, then became educated about it. These results have ranged from fantastic, to noises that most people would consider to be intolerable. Others were forced into it during childhood, then learned to love, hate, or disregard it completely.
Unfortunately, there have been many who are unwilling to try, due to lack of confidence, previous experiences, responsibilities, or commitments. Several justifiable or lame excuses may have taken them away from treasuring the true, joyful, experiences that music can bring into their lives. Pretending to be a musician on various games, has become an unhealthy substitute, to many people. Learning to play an instrument has become an obstacle, rather than a release, for so many.
If you choose to learn to play an instrument (which I hope you do!), please allow me to forward some advice:
1. Learn to identify instruments while listening to music that you appreciate. This will give you an inclination of which instrument you should choose to play.
2. Take lessons. Make becoming a musician easier, by learning from those who can be trusted and know how to teach. There are many, great online lesson downloads to be taken. You will have the advantage of taking them as often as you wish, whenever you choose.
3. Do not give up, but don't rush!! Be courageous during the learning curve, and remember that you are capable of anything, if you try with enough effort.
You deserve to learn to play an instrument, regardless of who you are, and where you are!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Teaching Children to Make Good Choices

When it comes to childhood obesity, I'm not on the "blame-game-train." Looking for someone to blame is a cop-out. Instead, I vote we take responsibility and fix the problem. How? That's the problem and it's where we all come in, as parents, as educators and as a society.
The job of a parent is to nurture, raise, teach and guide our children. No one should take that away from us, but it is a hefty responsibility. While the schools and others in the community play a role, we as parents are the ones ultimately responsible for teaching our children to make the right choices. It's not going to be easy, but here are a few steps that may help.
Set Limits: While they complain about them, most children want limits they can depend on. This applies to many aspects of their lives. Limits should be set on the length of time the computer is used, the PlayStations (etc.) are used and even how much they can use their cell phones to text their friends.
Instead of these "mouse potato" activities, they need to play. Maybe the can join a team or be on the pep squad/cheer leading team. Maybe there are a bunch of kids in the neighborhood that can get together for a game of basketball or baseball at the park. Look into ways to get them physically active.
Food: Did you know that fast food companies like to put their facilities near schools? They know they'll make a lot of money from the kids. We, as parents, shouldn't blame these companies. What we should do is educate the kids to make good choices with their food.
There are a lot of ways of doing this. If there are fast food places near the school, help the child choose healthy things off the menu. You can find the nutrition information on-line very easily, and these companies are beginning to hear our cries for better, healthier food.
Packing a lunch may not be a bad idea either. Take the kids to the store and let them pick out the healthy options they want. There are a lot of single serving salad, fruit and vegetable items in the produce aisle which can replace chips and cookies. Low fat/low sodium deli meats are also often available at the deli of the local supermarket.
Lead by Example: You knew there had to be a catch, right? Yep, it's us. Our children will do about 80% of what we do right and usually 100% of what we do wrong. Want them to exercise...go play with them, go for a walk, go jogging. It will let them know that this is a lifetime thing, not just what kids have to do.
Do the same thing with food. Eat healthier stuff and be willing to pack a sack lunch. To be honest, you can make a really tasty lunch with good nutrition for a lot less than some of those "value meals" at the fast food places.
Talk to the Schools: There is a debate about whether or not the schools should be blamed for childhood obesity. As I've said before, that doesn't wash with me. However, they do have some responsibility. Perhaps they need reminded. Don't just read the lunch menu in the paper, go and eat one of them. Preferably on pizza day. If you don't want your child eating what's being served do something about it.
There are a lot of reasons schools choose the foods they do, and while I don't agree with their logic I can see the point. When healthy foods are provided, those foods end up in the trash. The kids won't eat the apple or green beans or the salad. Rather than watch hard earned tax dollars head out to the garbage dump, they provide what the kids want.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Five Secrets to Creating Your Dream Career

There are countless career opportunities in this economy for you to create your dream job. Why be unhappy with your career when you can create the perfect job that leads to a happy fulfilling career using a little creativity?
The following are seven secrets to creating your dream job and very successful career:

1. What Do You Want to Achieve in Your Career?
This may seem like a fairly obvious question; however, when I interact with employees who are unhappy with their careers I ask them, "what do you want to achieve in your career?" At that point most employees can't answer the question or I may receive an answer of, "I Know What I Don't Want." I have found out that the lack of career goals is one of the leading factors of job dissatisfaction, conflict, and stress in the workplace.
The foundation of a successful career is knowing what you want from your career. Take the time to develop career goals. Once you have done this, break your goals into manageable pieces and time periods so that you can continuously track how successful you are in achieving your goals.

2. What Are Your Job Requirements
Now that you have developed your career goals, recognize your requirements for success. Some career questions you can ask yourself are:
* What additional education needs will I have?
* Are my career requirements in harmony with my family goals, etc.?
* Do I want to work at home or in the office?
* Do I want the added responsibility of being a leader or would I be happier as a team member (be honest with yourself).
3. Look for Your Perfect Job
Ideas for your dream job are all around you every day. Look for career ideas from the following resources:
* Look for trends for career opportunities in newspapers, magazines, or TV or radio, and the Internet. Act as an "opportunity filter" and look for the career opportunities where others only see the negative.
* Think like your internal and external customers and find out what their biggest challenges are and how you can provide solutions.
* Think like management, and constantly seek to discover the challenges they face and develop solutions. The biggest gold mines for finding organizational solutions are the meetings you attend. Listen for the little gold nuggets of opportunities that will help you develop you dream job.

4. Sell the Solution
Once you have completed the research and preparation, it's time to sell management on your solution and your dream job. Remember to tune into management's W-I-I-F-M, What's In It for Management, when communicating your solution. Stress the benefits of your proposal and why they should adopt it. Stress how you would deliver the solution in your new position. Make sure to discuss your career requirements (resources, telework vs. office, education, etc.) for success in detail and how they relate to the solution. Close with conviction by asking for management's input on your presentation and address any concerns at that time.
5. If You Don't Succeed at First...
If you don't succeed at first, stay positive and continue to fine tune your proposal Remember, there will always be changes in management, the economy, situations, personnel, and organizational opportunities. Constantly be aware of them so that you can rise to the occasion when the career opportunity presents itself again.
Apply these five career secrets to achieve more career success in your life. Act today to start developing the foundation for your dream job tomorrow.