If you have been to the A-B Tech website, seen our billboards around town or received our postcards in the mail, you may find yourself a little panicky that you need to register for your non-credit, continuing education class by mid-August. Never fear; here is some clarification about the difference between registering for non-credit classes and credit classes, and the good news is…YOU STILL HAVE TIME!
Health care programs, especially those centered in allied health are a major focus for community colleges. No sector since 2001 has been as consistent in employment growth year after year. Private hospitals and nursing residential care facilities have been among the biggest gainers adding over 2 million jobs since 2001.
Research shows that bad or negative interactions with bosses and co-workers can have as much as five times the negative influence on you as positive interactions. When you are trying to do excellent work, build a team, or start a new project, the negative trumps the positive.
Your job search efforts have finally paid off, they called and invited you for an interview. Your resume and cover letter were excellent. You know to never be late for an interview and make a reconnaissance run just to make sure you know where the company is and how long it will take you to get there. You always treat people with respect and kindness and you always make good impressions. Appropriate eye contact is important; too little and you may appear untrustworthy, too much and you will make the interviewer uncomfortable. You also know that about 90 seconds is all you want to take
How many afternoons do you struggle to stay awake at either your computer, your meeting or during a class? Surely, at some point during the day, you have wondered how much more effective you might be if you just had enough sleep and felt fully rested. Too often we accept this sleep deprived state as the norm instead of taking a serious look at how important sleep is as a habit vital to not only our good health but how we perform at our jobs and how we learn.
In our society we constantly see things that cause us fear—shootings, price increases, job losses, home foreclosures, muggings, murders, bullying, war, the possibility of war, cancer and this is only the beginning of a long and fear-inducing list.
You can’t fly that kite today, there’s not enough wind.
When kids hear that, you know what they’re most likely to do? They ignore it and take that kite out to play anyway. If there’s not enough wind, then they will take matters into their own hands, running along and dragging the kite into the sky if they have to. Is this just an example of childhood stubbornness and defiance, doing something simply because someone said they couldn’t? Or maybe, those kids looked out at the beautiful, sunny day and decided that they were going to have fun, even if it took some work.
With nearly 15 million Americans out of work, there is a lot of competition for just about all job postings. Those job seekers who want to learn and develop, are ambitious and have a clear vision of where they want to be in the next three to five years may find that a bottom-rung job may be their leg up the ladder. Even in those so-called “dead-end” jobs, you will learn something and develop some new skills, that is, if you don’t carry around a load of resentment.