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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Graduate Careers in the UK

Developers, engineers and designers in the information technology field have been at the forefront of one of Britain’s hottest fields. Every company needs an IT infrastructure and every consumer needs a computer in order to get their work done on a daily basis. Graduates with knowledge of computers, the Internet and the complex relationships involved in data streaming can forge strong careers well into the future.

The steadiest field for UK graduates is in banking and finances. This career path is highly competitive as thousands upon thousands of graduates leave university each year with banking and finance degrees. While some graduates may shy away from this field because of the competition, savvy professionals should enter banking and finance positions because the competition indicates a vibrant future for participants.

Graduates who want to steer clear of the complex numbers and pressure of banking can head into the hospitality field. A career in hospitality can span from management of a small hotel to customer service with a major resort in the United Kingdom. These positions are perfect for graduates with a pleasant disposition, an eye for detail and a desire to help others have a great stay in the UK.

Young professionals who want to mix their creativity, drive and technical acumen into one field should consider new media positions. New media positions encompass websites, blogs, CD-ROMs and other technological devices that help make information mobile. This field is growing rapidly in parallel with information technology fields but allow graduates to spread their creative wings instead of focusing on the mechanical aspects of technology.

A final field that UK graduates need to consider in terms of future prospects lies within green or environmentally friendly industries. Green construction firms, recycling plants and green education organizations require skilled graduates who are committed to a cleaner world. Young engineers, designers and educators who enter this field need to be prepared for growing pains in their new jobs as most green industries are still in their infancy.


Hate Your Job, Do You?

Most millionaires are still working.

Now there are a lot of people who just cannot understand why someone who is worth millions of dollars is still working. Why? They have plenty of money. They don’t need to work.

They could be on the golf course every single day. They could be lying on the beach somewhere, sipping those drinks with the little umbrellas. They could even be on an exotic world cruise. Why in the world are they working when they don’t have to?

There are a great number of people who dream of having millions of dollars and not doing any work at all. They can see themselves spending their days just relaxing, finally done with that nasty four letter word, “work.”

One of the biggest reason people think that way is because they hate their job. So many feel like a slave to a company. They feel like all they do is simply make the company a lot of money while getting paid a meager salary.

And so, they go to work each day grumbling and complaining. They just put in their time. And, please don’t expect anything extra from them because they hate their job!

Well, first of all, let’s not forget the arrangement we make when we accept a job. No matter what job we take, we are simply agreeing to do certain things for a certain amount of pay. We are not given a job because someone feels sorry for us. We are hired to do a job so that we earn money, and so that the company can not only make money, but also make a profit.

If a person is not happy with their current job, they need to find a different one and stop blaming “the man” for taking advantage of them. They simply need to look for something better.

Because so many people do not like their job, the words, “work” and “job” have become negative words. You hear people say, “I gotta get up and go to work,” or, “I hate my job,” or “Maybe I can get off work early today.” You’ve probably heard someone say, “With the amount of work I do around here, I don’t know why they won’t pay me any more money,” or, “This job sucks.”

That’s why many people if they had a few million dollars, would never work a day in their lives again. And yet, there are countless millionaires who are still working. Why?

It’s because they love their work. They love what they do. They feel fulfilled in doing their job. So they stay at it. Now, of course, many do not work a 40-hour week. And sure, they take plenty of time off to enjoy life. But the point is that they enjoy what they do.

A big key to being successful, and you’ll read it in nearly every success book, is to find something that you love doing, and then do it. And if you can’t make that transition today, start planning to do so.

And it really doesn’t matter what the job is. No job is insignificant. Just find something that you can do that you also love to do, and your whole perspective on working will change. You will feel fulfilled. And, you it will open big doors for your success.

By the way, the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, worth billions, finally retired from Microsoft. He did that so that he could spend all his time managing his charities. Yes, he’s still working, and still loving doing what he’s doing.

A Career in Library

Library science and education is a challenging field with a great deal to learn to provide for a career there. In the United States, the American Library Association and the Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees advocates the improvement of salaries and conditions for nearly all library workers. This means that at times they are not paid what their education and work efforts are worth strictly speaking.

The average salary for a librarian in 2006 was about $51,000 with salary ranges from $22,000 to $250,000 at the upper level. Educational requirements for librarians are about the same as for a teacher or instructor with some minimal differences dependent upon which area of library science or which type of librarian you wish to become.

For a Teacher-Librarian the mandatory requirements for an entry level position in this field will be:
1. That you obtain a bachelors degree from any accredited institution of higher learning
2. Hold a masters degree in library science, educational media or school library media
3. Have a provisional or professional teaching license
4. Have completed a one year teaching experience or internship in the classroom
5. Pass the library content area test.

To become a school librarian the recommended educational values are different, somewhat less stringent than for those of a Teacher Librarian. These will include:
1. Get your bachelors degree from a university or college.
2. Hold a provisional teaching license of a professional teaching license
3. May or may not have classroom teaching experience

For the School Librarian licensure there are some other methods to achieve this which may be helpful for those who are not in a position to accomplish the first set of criterion.

Those methods will include:
A. Complete all the requirements necessary to get your provisional or professional teaching license through an approved ATPP (Alternative Teaching Preparation Program) or a Teacher in Residence program
B. Complete thirty hours or more of graduate level library science programs.
C. Complete 24 or more hours of graduate level library science programs for an added endorsement
D. Pass the library content test

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics offers a set of trends and statistics for the position of Librarian and publishes a Library workers fact sheet which is available for your perusal at Department of Labor.

The typical concepts of the librarian have changed drastically in recent years and as such new opportunities have arisen in many areas that were not thought to be the province of a librarian per se. Librarians are now needed to work in places that house some of the more advanced types of media such as micro film, CD-ROM and remote access libraries. As a consequence, the position of librarian is far more technically oriented than it has been at any time in history.

Librarians have the task of assisting people to find many kinds of information that is used for anything from professional to personal to employment related and must often do so when the given information is minimal in nature. They also manage staff, accounts and the aspects of the library that require their input. Library science today meets several types of work load that include management, technical and administrative and as such are required to know more or learn more daily.

Some companies do not pay their librarians according to these factors but instead pay them according to a national scale of what is the norm in their area, taking into account in some cases additional educational expertise. As a general rule, the larger the area or library, the higher the pay scale will be.

How Important been Polite Is

A good way to comprehend how important been polite is, is to place yourself in the other persons position, as an example imagine you were the one looking for a new employee and you had two applicants to interview. One of which responded with “please” and “thank you” while the other just spoke to you as if the whole thing was a waste of time, which individual would you go for? It’s most likely that you would pick the polite and well mannered contender. Generally employers desire respectable and polite people as their employees.

A good polite employee can help a business develop. This is very true when direct customer contact is required as part of the job. For example in the retail area an employee with a bad attitude can cause distress to the customers who will in turn take their custom somewhere else, where as a kind polite employee will make the customer feel good and pleased with the company. That is the same reason why it is vital to be polite when dealing with all potential employers as they will be looking at how you deal with people, no matter which kind of industry you are interested in working for.

When applying for a job its crucial to be polite at all times and not just during the interview, this is a mistake loads of job seekers make as they think the only person they impress is the interviewer. This is a huge mistake because after you have left the interviewer might ask other people such as the receptionist about your attitude. It is also extremely important to be polite when talking to anyone over the phone as you might not be aware of who it is you are chatting to, or how well they know the management. to summarize whether you are having a discussion with a secretary or head manager you should always be polite and courteous.