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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 »

What Do I Need to Do to Land an Entry-Level Job in Graphic Design?

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Isaiah from Southern Oregon University asks: “Can you tell me some ways to find entry-level Graphic Design jobs?  I apply to jobs on sites like Indeed.com, but they usually require several years of experience.  I graduated last year with a BS in Art and Graphic Design concentrations.” Thanks for your question, Isaiah.  It is competitive in today’s job market, even for entry-level positions.  When you consider that 250 resumes are received on average for each corporate job opening, it isn’t hard to imagine your struggle.  Here’s the good news, though.  The job market is continuing to improve as the US … / Read more »

How can I address my career change and new degree on my resume?

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Britany from Johnson & Wales University asked: “I have a finance background, and have decided to change fields to Information Security. Grad school starts soon, and it has been hard to land a job in finance. Should I pursue IT roles now instead? If, so how do I address that on my resume? Thank you” Congratulations on starting graduate school and thank you for your question. I understand wanting to apply to positions within IT since you have been having a difficult time finding a job in finance. Prior to starting graduate school, I was in a similar position.  I was … / Read more »

Strike work-life balance in your first job after graduation

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An Article by contributor Chloe Taylor. Landing a well-paid job in your field of expertise immediately upon graduation is a huge success, but managing to achieve work-life balance as a newbie in the business hoops is nothing short of a miracle. Blame it on youthful enthusiasm or desire for validation, but many graduates wind up chained to their work in a matter of weeks. And while the newly-acquired sense of purpose, self-importance, and responsibility might feel great in the first few months, all that work and little or no play will at some point begin to deplete your batteries and … / Read more »

5 Ways to Get Hired Right After College Graduation

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An article by contributor Anica Oaks. Nearly $10,000 is the most recent average tuition, according to the College Board, for one year at a public, four-year, in-state university. That is no small amount of money, and four years is no small amount of time. If you pursue a college degree, the last thing you want to do is graduate without career prospects. Here are some tips to get started off on the right foot. Choose Your Degree Wisely Pursuing a degree because you “like” a subject is poor career planning. Also realize that one degree can open diverse career paths. … / Read more »