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How to Get into a Career in Pest Control

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An article by contributor Dixie Somers. Pest control experts are a godsend when both domestic and commercial interests, such as homeowners, renters or business owners, find themselves facing an infestation by such creepy-crawlers as roaches, scorpions, mice or rats, mosquitoes, termites, ticks, ants, wildlife and more. The most recent national outbreak of bedbugs proved an example of how critical the services of an exterminator are. For someone who wants to become a pest control expert, the following is a brief outline of what it takes to get that job: Exactly What Does a Pest Control Expert Do? Unwanted pests are eager … / Read more »

How Can I Compete for a Summer Internship as a Freshman Student?

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Celine from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) asks: “So, I’m in my freshman year studying graphic design.  However, I’m more into character design when it comes to digital arts, so I think that I should switch to animation or illustration. My parents are telling that I should get a summer internship in order to get an idea of what career I might want to do in the future, but I’m feeling conflicted. I agree on the part of getting experience from the internship, but I don’t think a freshman like me who still has yet to discover what her … / Read more »

IT Certification And Career Guide

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Although it may not appear to be at first glance, IT infrastructure is like any other type of infrastructure — especially when it comes to having qualified professionals to keep it running. Today’s increasingly digital business world requires teams of people with specialized knowledge of how IT works and how to keep it working. IT is so complex that it may require several types of expertise working in conjunction to keep it running smoothly. If you’re considering a career in IT, you can be sure that your skills will be in high demand across multiple market segments. Virtually every type … / Read more »

How Can I Steer an Employer’s Focus Off My Poor GPA During an Interview?

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Emmit from ITESM asks: “At the beginning of my college studies, I had some personal problems that affected my classroom performance.  As I approached graduation, I did well in my courses, but unfortunately, I have a poor cumulative GPA. How should I handle this situation on an interview?” Thanks for your question, Emmit.  This is not uncommon as I have heard this from a number of students who did not do well initially in college, but found their wings later on and finished strong.  Don’t let your GPA solely define who you are or let it determine the value that … / Read more »

How Can I Transition from Finance to Sonography While Finishing My Degree?

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Anthony from Tacoma Community College asks: “I am a financial manager that recently went back to college to pursue a technical degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. I just completed my EMT Basic certificate and want to gain experience in the medical field to acquire patient care hours. What is the best way to transition out of banking and into the healthcare industry, but still be able to continue my education and financially survive?” Thanks for your question, Anthony.  Congratulations on completing your EMT basic certification.  This is a great step forward towards both your technical degree in diagnostic medical sonography … / Read more »