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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.

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

Questions to Ask Yourself before Career Changes

1. Why do you want to change careers? Is the change sought for money, status, economy, or maybe boredom, office conflicts, or it is a desire to work in a different profession? Money is always an issue and in some cases must be the deciding factor; however, those individuals usually end up still unhappy with their career. Researching factors such as job expectations, stress levels, and hours you’ll spend on the job and the amount of expected travel to make sure your expectations are accurate. Lastly, examine your current options to see if there are any alternatives to making the change. Could you change your attitude on your current career? By setting new goals you may be able to you are improve your circumstances and positively manage career boredom or office politics.

2. Will this be the right job for you? Have you thought through what your day will be like? What skills you will be using? What will be expected of you in terms of skills, activities and responsibilities? Thoroughly research what the atmosphere and work environment will be like as well as what the job entails. Is this how you want to spend one third

Quit Your Job Before Finding a New One, Should You?

Are you unhappy with your current job? Whether you are unsatisfied with your pay, with your position, with your supervisors, or with your coworkers, you may be interested in seeking employment elsewhere. If you are interested in finding a new job, do you have a plan of action? If you not, you will want to continue reading on.

Of course, the decision to quit your job, as well as when and how you do so, is your decision to make. With that in mind, it is important to not put yourself, your family, or your finances in danger. That is why you should not quit your job until you at least have a plan of action in place. For many individuals, that plan of action should include a new job already lined up.

When it comes to leaving the workplace, there are many individuals who wonder why it is so important for them to first have a new job lined up. In today’s society, it has been reported that a good percentage of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. If you are one of those individuals, do

Tips to Getting English Jobs in Korea

The economy of American nations is playing a huge role within the global market. On the other hand, its culture; tradition; and history are well known to almost all citizens within various global countries. Because of these reasons, English is among the most popular languages.

With the great number of individuals wanting to learn the dialect, the opportunity of obtaining English jobs is vast. Among the several countries, which are intent on studying it, is Korea. There have already been a lot of people who have acquired great teaching experience within this country. This is possible because they opted to look for a teaching job in reputable and well-known schools. Plus, they make sure that their contract is properly negotiated and written.

When choosing among different English jobs in Korea, it is important for you to consider your option carefully. Reading each of the school’s contract terms thoroughly will help you determine which one holds more edge. Make sure that your living and working conditions are included with the benefit coverage. You might also want to ask for references from the people that you know of; who have previous experience with a teaching job in the

Strategy You Can Use to Rate Your Boss

Think about each statement below and how true it is for your boss, every time, in every way. If it’s true most all the time, put a ‘3’ beside the statement. If it’s usually true but sometimes isn’t, put a ‘2’ beside the statement. If it’s sometimes true but usually isn’t, put a ‘1’ beside the statement. If it’s seldom to never true, put a ‘0’ beside the statement. When you are finished, I will tell you how to rate your boss.

3 = Most always; 2 = Usually; 1 = Sometimes; 0 = Seldom to never

___ Has a clear vision of our mission, why we do what we do.

___ Values employees and what we do.

___ Is committed to excellence.

___ Is responsive to the needs and interests of our customers.

___ Understands where and how he/she fits into the scheme of things.

___ Follows procedures, plays by the rules.

___ Doesn’t pass his/her frustrations down-the-line to employees.

___ Is positive and energetic whether things are going well or not.

___ Accurately understands his/her skills and limitations.

___ Is well-organized.

___ Handles things

Great Job Search Tips

1. Did you know Tuesday is the most productive day of the week? What does this mean to you as a job seeker? You can plan Tuesday as the day to network, to make appointments, reorganize job search files, or possibly re-touch on older leads. However you decide to spend your Tuesdays, make sure you take advantage of its’ natural productiveness in the work week.

2. Did you know that as many as 35% of employers are now using your credit report history as a means of judging personal responsibility, especially in occupations dealing directly with money? Something to think about and get in order before you begin your job search or at the least make sure you are aware of what others are finding when checking your credit history. Conducting a credit check on yourself might be a good idea.

3. Did you know you could research the current earnings rate for your new position using pay comparison internet sites and increase your negotiating power by being prepared and aware? A couple of helpful sites to search and compare pay per job, industry, or location include, or

4. Did you know

Prepare for The Job Interview

Day One

Key Factors

The first step is to get a copy of the job posting and study it. Read it first for content, the second time for words, and the third time for the factors that are needed to do this job – reading between the lines.

By doing this exercise you will be able to identify the “Key Factors” needed for the job. For example, if there are many references to “deadlines and pressure,” you will need good “Time Management Skills.” That will become one of the factors that you will prepare to discuss and how you work well with deadlines and pressure.

How Do You Fit The Requirements?

Next, do a quick exercise comparing what they are looking for against what you have to offer. This is a simple two-column exercise – one side of a sheet of paper list what “They Want” and the other side of the sheet what “You Have to Offer.” How do you size up? Where are you strong? Where will you have to stretch?

You will also want to research the company; the industry, and the competition. The Internet is full of easy-to-get-to

Things not To Do In Your Interview For Construction Jobs

Do not arrive late for your interview. Always allow enough time for traffic or train delays, as these mishaps cannot be avoided. It is better to turn up early and wait in a cafe than to be 10 minutes late.

Do not speak too quickly, mumble or be too quiet. You must speak clearly and project your voice to show you are confident and to ensure they can understand you. Your construction job search will not last long if this cannot be done properly.

Do not lie or hide information from them. If you get caught out, you will look bad and the construction recruiters will be able to spot you are lying.

Do not fidget or fiddle with anything on the desk, in your hands or play with your hair too much. This shows nerves and that you are not able to concentrate on the task in hand.

Do not slouch back in your chair and display a sense of aloofness. At the same time do not sit too far towards the interviewer and speak in their face. This negative body language will convey inappropriate aspects of your character and could ruin your

Using The BIG Job Boards, Pros and Cons


Generalist job boards are a great place to begin the job search for a new job in accounting. Although they do cater for all industries, you do have the facility to search solely within accountancy. They provide many opportunities from a broad range of recruitment agencies and direct clients and allow you to compare the differences between the jobs all on one site. The beauty of these sites is there are so many opportunities to look through and compare.

Accounting Job Alerts
They let you set up job alerts for relevant accounting jobs so they can let you know about new opportunities as soon as they are registered online.

CV Database
Because the generalist job boards are larger than the niche sites, more recruiters will use the CV database and being registered will increase your chances of being contacted about potential accounting job opportunities.

They provide you with a wide range of locations, especially of interest if you are looking to re-locate. You can search through the various accounting jobs online in different locations comparing the salaries on offer and opportunities available.

Career Advice
Most generalist sites can also help you

Mistakes Made In Job Interviews

Since no two interviews are alike, it is difficult to be prepared for what lies ahead, but you can focus on your presentation skills, which may be even more important than what you have to say. Three areas of performance, which should be considered dangerous and deadly, are worth spending some time thinking about before your next interview.

1. Poor non-verbal communication image

It’s about demonstrating confidence –

– Stand straight, and make good eye contact. (Note the color of the interviewer’s eyes.)

– Connect with a good, firm handshake. (There’s nothing like a limp response in a handshake.)

– Sit erect and lean forward in the chair, appearing interested and attentive. (Slumping denotes a lazy attitude.)

That first impression can be a great beginning, or a quick ending to your interview.

2. Poor verbal communication skills

Your interviewer is giving you information, either directly or indirectly.

– Good communication skills include listening and letting the person know you heard what they said.

– Observe your interviewer’s style and pace and match that style, adjusting your style and pace

Some Useful Tips before An Interview

# Scour the job posting for clues as to what the hiring manager is looking for in a candidate. Think of examples where you demonstrated the skills that appear in the job posting and develop answers that clearly show an employer that you are the perfect candidate for this position. All sound bites should be 2-3 minutes in length.

# Use the TODAY acronym to develop additional sound bites of your experiences. TODAY stands for Teamwork, Overcoming Obstacles, Duties of your past positions, Achievements, Your strengths and weaknesses. Remember to clearly describe exactly what you did in each situation. The employer is hiring you, not the other people in your story.

# Research the company. Search the internet for any recent press releases and check out the company’s website. Know what they do, and develop some idea as to how the position you are hiring for fits within the company.

# Think of questions to ask an interviewer. Look at the job posting and your research about the company and think of 3-5 questions you can ask during the interview. What are you curious about? Do they manufacture a product you are familiar with, or never even knew existed

Teach English In Japan

American-English is among the most well-known languages all throughout the world. This is a result of America’s popularity within the global market, ranking high as a huge earning country. Other than its economy, the nation is also famous for its culture, politics, and history. Tourists travel to the United States, wherein their popular destinations usually include Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the beaches of Miami. These are just some of the reasons why there are a lot of individuals who want to study the language. Japan is among the countries which have seen the great need to learn English.

There are other types of foreign languages which are being taught in Japan. However, most of the 5,000 language schools within the country are bent on teaching their students English. What is more, the ministry of education realized that it would be better to start language training at an early age. This way, when the kids reach middle school, they are more fluent with English. Hence, the reason why this is included within the grade school curriculum. In turn, there are lots of opportunities to teach English in Japan. Along with this need is the requirement that the applicant

Career Phases and Its Advice


This is where you start the career. To many people, this stage is not easy. Lack of experience causes lack of delivering the best works. As a result, self confidence may go down and you start to believe that your capability may not be enough. Especially if the working environment doesn’t support your learning to face problems.

Advice : Don’t shy and be eager to ask questions. Be polite when asking for explanation from colleague or supervisor on working details. Don’t forget to review and fix unfinished work. To be more solid, use extra time to learn your working area. If your background education doesn’t match with the job, taking courses outside the work will increase your capability.

Challenging, Want to try all

At this period, you start to skillfully finish the works as required by job description. Energy is high and you feel like want to do all projects. Be careful, don’t be too ambitious! The risk is you can be overloaded and worst is all deadlines are not achieved!

Advice : Take some control. Make priority list and finish all works. If you feel all works have been well done, ask