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How to Prepare for a New Career (While Keeping Your Current Job)

While plenty of people change careers at some point in their lives, it’s not something that should be taken lightly. Research and planning is needed before you can make a move. Most importantly, you need transition time, which means you just can’t just quit your job and go do something else. For one thing, you’ll probably need the salary of your current job.

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College Degree Jobs in Construction
Jobs in Construction that Require a College Degree

Job reports over the past years have tracked a steady decline in the construction industry but more recent federal estimates show a rebound in demand for workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts the need for workers in nearly all trades – including carpenters, electricians, plumbers and even laborers – easily outpacing the nation’s overall job growth of 11% through 2022.

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No GRE Graduate Programs
Graduate Programs Without GRE Requirements Make Achieving Your Goals Easier

The expense and pressure of the test can be a barrier for some students considering graduate school and cause them to avoid applying. But GRE use is not mandated for graduate school admissions departments and a growing number of schools offer programs that do not require the GRE for admission.

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Statement of Purpose Writing Tips
Tips for Writing a Statement of Purpose for PhD or Grad school

Advanced-degree programs want candidates with defined goals, unlike undergraduate programs, which are more understanding of students still trying to find their way. A statement of purpose — which will vary in length from 300 to 1,000 words, depending upon the school -- should describe your interest in the chosen discipline, while demonstrating your background

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Best Master's Degrees for C-Level Jobs

More and more people now understand that getting to the executive suite – and many other prestigious, well-paying positions -- requires a master’s degree. Fom 2000 to 2012 the annual production of master’s degrees increased 63%. And a master’s degree generally means more money.
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Monday, Apr 14 2014 11:00 AM

GRE vs GMAT: Which is the Best For You?

If you are thinking of returning to school to get a master’s of business administration, one of the first considerations is whether you should take the GMAT or GRE. Most schools accept both, which means that the choice is often yours to make. Both are designed to test your readiness for graduate school, but they take different approaches.
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Saturday, Apr 12 2014 09:00 AM

PhD in Psychology Degree Profile, Career Options and Salary Potential

A doctoral degree in psychology is a requirement for many jobs in this incredibly diverse field, including most clinical, research and university teaching positions.
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Wednesday, Apr 09 2014 09:00 AM

7 Top-Paying Careers in Computer Science

Driven by strong consumer usage of computer technology and applications in a number of different fields, computer science is gaining ground as a popular degree and career choice.
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Monday, Apr 07 2014 09:00 AM

Four Good Reasons to Attend Graduate School

Graduate programs take large amounts of time, money, and energy, and deciding whether or not to attend can be confusing. However, exploring your motivations for attending graduate school can help you determine if an advanced degree is the right option for you.
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Monday, Mar 31 2014 09:00 AM

Ten Ways to Advance Your Career in 2014

You’ve been in the workplace for some time now and while things are OK, you haven’t advanced up the career ladder as far as perhaps you’d like. Maybe the co-worker you think is inferior got promoted ahead of you. Perhaps a less-qualified new hire got a higher-ranking position. Or maybe it just seems as if the boss always makes you the scapegoat. Well, there’s no reason to just sit there and take it. And maybe you are at least partly at fault. But what can you do to break the logjam, get promoted, earn more money or maybe get a new and better job? Here are a few ideas to make you stand out.
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Tuesday, Mar 25 2014 09:00 AM

Back to School – Continuing Education Online & Adult Learning Articles, Guides

So you’ve decided to go back to school – congratulations! This section of the U.S. News University Directory resource center features articles about adult education and continuing education, as well as guides on how to go back to college after being away for years. They can help you figure out the best way to return to school and earn the credentials you need to advance your career!