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 No degree? No problem!! A lack of a degree shouldn't stop you from creating your resume and applying for prospective jobs. Even though employers historically have preferred candidates with college degrees, more and more employers are understanding that degrees don’t guarantee skills. They are valuing experience and other soft skills. There are a few ways you can set your resume apart and get selected for your desired job over...
Do you have the jitters because of an upcoming job interview? Most people do since, they don’t know what questions will be asked by the interviewer.  Zig Ziglar once said “success occurs when opportunity meets preparation”. A job interview is one of many opportunities that can lead to success. Preparation increases the likelihood of being selected. So say goodbye to pre-job-interview jitters and nightmares. Here are...
Many people have gotten new career opportunities as a result of networking. And you can too, whether you have a degree or not. Sixty percent of people surveyed by the Canadian Networking Survey reported that networking helped them find new clients, referrals or job opportunities.  Nowadays you no longer have to wait for networking events because there are many platforms online that allow you to network in the comfort...
If you've had your eye on a sweet, high paying job in the information technology field but felt like it would be hard to land one without a degree, you've come to the right place!     We've had multiple guests on the  NoDegree  podcast  that are just like you.  T hey don’t have college degrees but still landed great jobs in the IT industry. And  in some cases, they didn't have a...
Data, data, data. Over the years, we have witnessed how this four-letter word has upended industries on a global scale. With the emergence of the pandemic, data has been catapulted at the forefront of the economy in a matter of weeks. Where data was once just a tool to move businesses forward, it has now become the business—a force that’s become so indispensable, companies are scrambling for individuals who can wield it expertly...
Women have faced a long history of being held back in the workplace. Today, however, we are faced with the opportunity to be thought leaders and innovators across all fields. This is not to suggest the barriers are gone; only that those before us have strengthened us to a degree where we can take those barriers on. Here are a few tips for women with big dreams and the will to get them done:      Recognize (and...
  Some of the most successful people have interesting twists in their career path. They strive for greatness and commit to meaningful growth. They may not aim to be the CEO but they somehow become irreplaceable. This article is for those people who desire to have a career progression like Sunder Pichai (CEO of Alphabet/Google) or Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft). This is not for those who want to rise just for the sake of moving up....
According to the Canadian Networking Survey, 60% of people say that networking has helped them find new clients, referrals, and job opportunities. Understand that networking is all about talking to people, making connections, and developing long term relationships for mutual gain. Allow me to explain it in simple words. How does networking make you productive? At work, networking can increase productivity. It facilitates...
So you want to start a podcast? What microphone do you get? Where do you host your podcast? How much does it cost? What can you use to edit? These are probably some of the questions that you have. It isn't too difficult to get started. It may seem overwhelming but don't worry. It sounds harder than it is. At it's core, you don't really need much. There are people who record their podcasts on their phones. So the fact that you are...
       Security guards are responsible for acting as the eyes and ears that monitor buildings and other areas to protect against disturbances, alarms, trespassers, theft, and violence. Businesses and institutions small and large count on security guards as their first line of defense against incidents which can impact staff and customer safety. Guards can be employed by office buildings, stores, restaurants and clubs,...
Do you have an interview coming up?   Congrats!   98% of job seekers are rejected before the first interview. How will you prepare for it? A job opening, on average, receives 250 applications. 98% of those applicants are rejected. This means that 245 out of 250 hypothetical applicants will not be considered beyond the resumé stage. 4 out of the 5 remaining candidates will get rejected during the...
     Its tax time! Many people’s favorite time of year….some people, not so much. All depending on if you owe taxes or if you will receive a refund. Taxes may seem very confusing but it’s rather simple once you understand how it works. I will break down why you receive a refund, why you might owe taxes, how to prevent owing, and easy and cheap ways to file your 2018 tax returns. In the United States...
Description      Welders utilize heat to weld or join different types of metals together. There are different techniques to do so and welders choose the best techniques for the situation. TIG, MIG or Arc welding are some techniques used to weld metals together. Welders also monitor, adjust and maintain welding equipment. Welders work with molten metal and use welding machines to assist them in their line of work....
Description      A glazier is a person who installs, removes or repairs glass. Glaziers work on cutting, installing and repairing glass in all types of environments. Glaziers install glass in window frames and other surfaces. They work in stores, residential homes, commercial buildings, museums and other environments. They have to follow specific blueprints for each job. The work includes driving specific trucks...
     So, you’ve done it! After many long weeks searching for jobs, applying to as many as humanly possible, or at least the ones you felt would be a good fit for you and the company, going through several rounds of interviews, you have finally received an offer (or several). Now what should you do? The salary may not be as high as you hoped but it is more than your current salary. You don’t have as many...
      Moving and renting can be extremely exhausting. This is especially true for those attempting to rent in big cities that have very competitive rental environments, such as New York City and Los Angeles. The good news is that you can certainly find your dream rental or at least be on the path to one if you understand the logistics of the rental game. There can be many obstacles preventing someone from renting in their...
     What is phishing? The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information. This personal information that is obtained can be things such as passwords or credit card numbers. You yourself have probably received an email or two stating that your bank needs you to verify your info or perhaps that you need to log in to a known...
      Life is unpredictable, and sometimes we are dealt a bad financial hand from the start. It is very important to understand what to do when we have hit rock bottom and see no way out. Everyone has the opportunity to be financially free. Here is what you need to know.      Hitting rock bottom implies that you are financially exhausted. You are in massive debt and have no way of getting out. It...
Description      A pharmacy technician works under the supervision of a certified pharmacist and assists with tasks. They make sure the labels are correct, measure doses, and mix medications when necessary. Pharmacy technicians dispense medicine and make sure everything is administered in a timely manner. Types      Pharmacy technicians can work in several environments. They can...
Description      Tax preparers are individuals that formulate and file tax returns. They also provide tax advice and guidance for the work performed. Becoming a tax preparer requires adequate knowledge of certain federal tax laws and regulations, as well as adequate state and local laws in which the tax preparer has jurisdiction. Generally a tax preparer will deal with many types of 1040 documents pertaining to...
Description      The higher we elevate from the ground the more beautiful and awe-inspiring things seem to be. Next to astronauts, pilots get to experience this first hand. Commercial pilots are those that fly aircrafts to deliver cargo and goods for various companies, or more common-- passengers for major airline companies. Types:  Cargo Carriers, Passenger Transport Qualifications/Skills...
Description      When it comes to exceptional craftsmanship there’s not much that can compare to a handcrafted watch with precise movements. Watchmakers and repairers are the ones that create masterpieces such as Rolex and Patek Philippe. These watches can sell for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars based on the hard work and time that a watchmaker puts into mastering that specific movement....
Description      Firefighters are often simply defined as a person who fights fires. Although this is true for the most part, their jobs are more involved than people may realize. On average, a typical fire station is not fighting fires every day; therefore, they respond to various other emergency calls. To become a firefighter a person needs extensive training in EMT and CPR coursework. Requirements vary by state...
Description      A police officer is one of the most common aspirations for a young child growing up. Becoming a police officer can be one of the most rewarding professions available, but it is certainly not for everyone. Police officers’ primary objective is to protect and serve the citizens of the area in which they have jurisdiction. “Protect and serve” can be anything from responding to a...
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