Believe It Or Not, Your First Move Should Be Career Training

You can not believe a few years have gone by since you graduated from High School and yet you still do not have a clue what to do with your life. How can you decide what career path to choose? You certainly know that you are tired of low-paying dead end jobs with absolutely no future. So what is the answer?

Online career training.

Career training is a very good way to learn new skills in a short amount of time. There are lots of career training programs, which can help you gain technical and / or business knowledge. Students can attend college for years, but do not receive very specific knowledge in a particular field because they are busy discussing theory instead of what is happening in the real world. Career training utilizes step-by-step online training based on current trends in industry.

Online training has come of age and millions of people annually join online courses worldwide. You just require a computer and an internet connection to study from the luxury of your home. You can access your course from anywhere in the world.

Career training courses are designed in such a way that there are full instructions about the subject typically via streaming video and audio. They help you to gain valuable knowledge on a subject and include many types of questions and tests so that you learn the subject very well.

There are many benefits of career training. You are taught the required skills for doing a particular job and it is a very convenient way to study. If you are working or managing a business, you can study and take your tests anytime, anywhere. There is no need for you to commute or attend classes.

There are lots of online training courses and it is very easy to enroll. You simply register for the course and you will receive login information. Use this information to login to the website and from there you can access the course materials and begin your training. Some websites allow you to take mock tests to judge your skills and knowledge while others provide online career counseling.

Once you complete a course you can get a job because you have skills. Most employers want to hire people who have experience. Your career training course will give you the hands-on experience needed. Yes, career training helps facilitate getting a job because you get the requisite experience you will not receive from a standard classroom education.

There are lots of career training courses available and by doing your research you can join a program that you really like and that will pay off.

Copyright 2006 Sherry Harris …

Hypnosis and Marketing Lessons From a Bumpy Skulled Face Reader

One of my life philosophies is that you can learn something from everyone. It’s not easy to live by. When you’re involved in hypnosis – whether as a learner, practitioner or recipient of it – you meet some colourful characters. There’s a woman who cannot give me advice – if she tried, I’d stick my fingers in my ears and run screaming. Even so, she accidentally taught me a great lesson about hypnosis and marketing.

I met this woman while I had some time to spare. She taught a workshop on how to learn someone’s personality from their facial features. A square jaw suggests stubbornness, for example. It’s a plausible idea that I’m not completely sold on. In other words, a workshop on it sounds perfect.

The first thing the instructor did was establish her credibility. An important part of the hypnosis process, but that’s not the lesson.

She described how she consulted for a specific government agency. As part of the hiring process, she would look at photos of applicants and assess their analytical skills, trustworthiness and so forth.

This surprised me. Not in an ‘oh, how interesting’ sort of way. It was more of an ‘uh, is that… right?’ sort of way.

When I shared this story later, a friend pointed out that hiring a face reader wouldn’t just be stupid and wasteful. It’s against that government’s policy (and maybe its laws) to divulge that information. This friend, I’ll point out, has first-hand experience in the matter.

No, this is not the hypnosis lesson either. Lying to establish your credibility is a loser’s move.

The instructor carried on. I stayed, despite the small voice telling me to run away.

Then, as a throwaway remark, she said that her face reading technique is just like phrenology. It uses physical features of the head to identify skills and personality.

If I’d been drinking water, I would have spat it everywhere.

Phrenology?

Are you sure that’s the comparison you want to make?

If you’ve never heard of phrenology, it’s the idea that reading bumps on someone’s head predicts what they are like. How smart they are, whether they are violent or not, how trustworthy they are – all show up in the shape of the skull.

To be polite, phrenology is an outdated notion. To be accurate, it’s pure nonsense. No one has advocated it in about a century. It’s the poster child for debunked science.

I’ve literally never heard anyone alive treat phrenology as anything but a joke. Except this face reader, apparently.

This isn’t the lesson either. Do not group proven science with disproven science.

So, what did I learn from this bumpy skulled woman with questionable credibility?

Not much more, because I left a few minutes after. And that’s the lesson. I left. But most people didn’t. Most people heard her compare her craft to nonsense and stuck around to learn it. She had built an audience of suckers by driving away anyone with a lick of sense.…

Top Schools For Criminal Justice

The top schools for criminal justice should offer programs that are useful in the real world and programs that are appropriate for a variety of students including busy working adults. If you are a working adult, the following are considered by some experts to be the top schools:

  1. American Intercontinental University Online: This is one of the top schools because it offers an accommodating accredited program for AS and BS degrees with administration, forensics, law enforcement and special population specializations.
  2. Colorado Technical University: The criminal justice associate and bachelor's degrees from this school provide excellent perspective on the theory and history of law enforcement, judicial system and human behavior fields.
  3. Everest College: This school offers comprehensive justice programs in 23 states and online, making it a convenient and affordable option.
  4. Heald College: The business administration department at this school offers degrees in criminology and criminal law with focoes on administration, business management and investigations.
  5. LA College International Online: If you want to begin working in the justice field in as little time as possible, this school is an excellent choice with its 18-month associate of degree and 36-month bachelor of science program.
  6. Liberty University: This Baptist university offers a Bachelor of Science in justice covering constitutional procedure, criminology, ethics and juvenile justice.
  7. Rasmussen College: This East Coast school's offerings include associate's and bachelor's degrees focusing on correction, crime scene investigation and homeland security.
  8. University of Phoenix: This is one of the most well known online universities and is considered among the top schools for criminal justice with studies in criminal courts, criminology, cyber crime, forensics, juvenile justice, policing practices and more.
  9. Westwood College: You can find Westwood campuses in five states, where you can earn a Bachelor of Science in justice with concentrations on ethics, legal systems and sociology.

There are many other top criminal justice schools with more prestigious names, but these are considered the best for students living and working in the real world. …

Do not Stall Your Career Before You've Turned On The Ignition: Student Loan Consolidation

Your parents were right. It's a cut-throat work environment out there, and unfortunately it's a fact that not many employers will give you the time of day if you do not have a University degree. It's a prerequisite if you want to maximize your chances of a smooth entry into the work and a respectable career. However, it's also true that many families find the expense difficult to shoulder, and it is likely that you had to or will have to resort to student loans. These debts can add up faster than you think over your three or four year degree, resulting in a massive financial burden by the time you graduate.

It was drilled into my head that I would need a good degree to have a good career, but I primarily focused on the academic aspects and never actually considered the accompanying debts until until they were on to me. I was naive; for some reason I subconsciously thought that my parents would take care of everything, but more importantly I just underestimated the costs involved. This is a common error among many young people heading off to University, but sooner or later the bills will make themselves felt. I finally started to really watch my finances when I realized the debt that I was accumulating through my student loans, and I did what I could to get some income by applying for numerous grants and working part-time during the summer.

This time, by the time I graduated I had close to 10 thousand pounds to repay. Needless to say, since I did not have a job secured upon graduation, I would have had a spectacular problem if I had not quickly turned to student loan consolidation. I would definitely advise you to do your research and compare what you find, but a good service will consolidate the payments to multiple lenders into one low monthly payment, save you lots of time and stress, and give you room to breathe. Student loan consolidation is indicative for most new college graduates; even those who manage to find a sterling job immediately are not likely to have the savings to clear their student loans.

Student loan consolidation is an excellent option to have after graduation, but you will make it much easier on yourself by properly recording and budgeting your spending as a student. While it is easy to relax and go over your budget, you will often regret it later. One of my classmates from London was lucky enough to start his degree with a comfortable level of finances, but as often as the case, this was unfortunately shown in his spending. By the time he graduated he had accumulated the potentialally disastrous sum of more than forty thousand pounds in debt. However, with the help of student loan consolidation services he thankfully managed to significantly ease his repayments and get his finances in order.

Ultimately, if you are worried about your student debts, it will be well worth …

Disconnected in the Classroom Yet Not in Life

Qualities celebrated in the classroom for the past half century (obedience, persistence, concentration, peace and quiet) are no longer practical or adaptive. In the wake of how family members now interact and the abundance of visual stimulation, children's thought processes and problem solving skills have radically evolved. Many schools have yet to catch up. Stuck in a curriculum of a bygone era, scores of schools are trying to manage an abundance of "difficult" and stressed children.

I recently chaperoned a fourth grade "team building" field trip. The group of twelve students was given a fun yet complex challenge which involved devising a way to cross a pit by obtaining a rope swing position out of arm's reach. Although the notion of brainstorming as a team was clearly both frustrating and alien, the point worth noting is that the four children who absolutely came up with the solution were the ones frequently labeled as disruptive, distracted and challenging in the classroom.

Why is it that many children who struggle in the classroom, are actually quite competent in life? Yet spending the day in an environment that promotes skills in which they may not excel, is it no wonder so many of them have become discouraged?

Striking conversations with anyone from two to ninety-two, my son, has an inborn (and often complimented) knot for relating to people. If he hopes the "rules" at school however, and talks to a friend in the hallway, he is scolded and disciplined. Although often distracted and restless at school, give him a book (of his choice, non-curriculum typically horror) or an electric guitar and he's alert and engaged for hours. During a recent train ride, he began performing a small game of illusion. Shortly thereafter, two co-passengers were marveling at his slight of hand. He hastily continued the demonstration. Upon exiting the train an elderly man tapped him on the back commenting, "Keep up your magic – you are good at it." I suggested he bring it to school. He declined fearing he would "get in trouble." It can be confusing when the behavior for which you get accolades in life, may get you reprimanded in school.

Children, of course, need academies. There is a time and place for magic, rock and roll, creepy novels and live dialogue. What is frustrating, however, is that for twelve years more importantly time is spent in school than is spent in the real world.

One need only look at the myriad of books relating attention and learning difficulties to see how a disconnect is growing between our children and standard education protocol.

Many kids who feel this classroom disconnect are quite vocal about their feelings. Others, however, accept by becoming overly compliant in and endeavor to be what assume school (and often parents) expects them to be. It is easy to slip through the cracks when there are no behavior issues and one's grades are adequate. This "coping mechanism" occurred with our older son. We were neglectless, fortunately to …