How to sign up for Mike Rowe’s trade scholarship

How to sign up for Mike Rowe’s trade scholarship

If you or someone you know is interested in a job in the trades — such as plumbing, electrical work or welding — former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe is offering a scholarship program through his charitable foundation that will offer money for skilled jobs training. This is the fifth year in a row that the organization has offered its Work Ethic Scholarship, which is taking applications through June 4. The amount awarded has not been specified in terms of dollars, but the organization refers to it as a “pile of money” and, in a video announcing…

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How to Get Student Loans When Returning to School

How to Get Student Loans When Returning to School

  If you’re looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential, going back to school for a master’s degree or professional certification can be an important step. However, the cost of returning to school can be expensive. According to education resource Peterson’s, tuition at a public university totals nearly $30,000. A private university could cost you close to $40,000. If you don’t have that much money in the bank, and few people do, you’ll likely have to turn to student loans to cover the bill. How to get student…

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Are you paying education loan; here’s how you can avail tax benefit

Are you paying education loan; here’s how you can avail tax benefit

Among many categories of debt, education loan is one of them which helps students to accomplish their studies either in India or in foreign country. With this financial support, provided at low-interest rates, youngsters have been facilitated by the government to pursue their dreams. Here are key benefits of education loan, as per PolicyBazaar. Anyone can opt for Education loan to study in India for graduate, post-graduate, professional and/or doctoral courses/degrees.  Loan cannot be assigned to the student alone, the parent or guardian needs to be co-signor for the loan….

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New Career, New You: How To Navigate A Career Change

New Career, New You: How To Navigate A Career Change

For many of us, work takes up a large portion of our life. Therefore, it’s natural that we tend to adopt our work as part of who we are. We say things like, “I am a lawyer” or use the term “we” when referring to the company we work for. But, what happens if you’re not passionate about what you do? When you’re not happy with how you spend your days? When you realize that maybe you don’t want to be, do, or work for X? When this happens, things can get…

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Students voice: How to pick a career you actually like

Students voice: How to pick a career you actually like

In India, the foundation of career-building starts right after class 10, where a student has to select mainly between science, commerce and arts subjects. This is followed by choosing to go for the ‘right’ type of graduation and/or post-graduation degrees at ‘appropriate’ colleges after class 12, searching for the ‘correct’ job(s) afterwards and finally ending at accomplishing the same. Whenever asked about choosing a career, great people like APJ Abdul Kalam(former President of India), Steve Jobs (co-founder: Apple Inc.), Priyanka Chopra(Indian actress), etc have insisted on “doing what you love.” They have always emphasised…

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Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply

Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply

The Nurture Merit cum Means Scholarship 2018 invites applications from students pursuing graduation. It is an initiative to support meritorious graduates, belonging to the underprivileged section of the society. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students need to go through the below-mentioned procedure: Eligibility criteria Educational qualification: Candidates interested in applying need to posses Bachelor’s degree with 75 per cent and above from a recognised university/institute. Also, interested candidate should have a family income less than Rs 2 lakh per annum from all the sources. Scholarship reward: Each…

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Book Review: “Stretch” Shows How to Future-Proof Your Career

Book Review: “Stretch” Shows How to Future-Proof Your Career

Something really frightening happened to me the other day.  I was exploring some of the new job sites out there like Indeed and FlexJobs when it hit me.  It wasn’t like a ton of bricks, rather, it was a sort of sinking feeling.  Honestly, I don’t even know why it mattered.  I wasn’t looking for a job. But what if I was looking for a job?  What if something happened and I needed to get back into the corporate world?  I realized that my current skill set was so specific and so…

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How To Create A Career Bucket List

How To Create A Career Bucket List

If you’re always working for the weekend, you’re not alone. Just one-third of employees are actively engaged at work, leaving the majority of us unhappy on the job, according to the most recent State of the American Workplace Gallup poll. Instead of keeping an eye on the clock and the calendar, take the reins by creating a career that you love, experts suggest. “People often find themselves on a lifelong career journey without a destination in mind, only to look back at some point and realize they are not where they expected…

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How to get hired after a layoff or a career break

How to get hired after a layoff or a career break

Layoffs or looking for a job after a career break can be challenging. Here’s how you can realign your goals to triumph through life’s struggles. Layoffs are tough. It is the beginning of a rough battle filled with bouts of anxiety and uncertain paths, but let me tell you one thing — nothing is permanent, not even the adversities in your life.   Life is a bitter-sweet symphony of success and failures but do not let one misfortune break your confidence. Don’t panic! It may sound impossible to do, but…

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How To Make A Successful Career Pivot Over The Age Of 40

How To Make A Successful Career Pivot Over The Age Of 40

Rebecca Bosl Career Strategist and Executive Resume Writer at www.dreamlifeteam.com. Stunning, top-tier resumes that land offers in as little as 4 weeks. Shutterstock Feeling the need to transition to a new career after age 40?  You’re not alone. While you can make a career change and leave one path to go on a completely different and divergent one, a career pivot is a bit less dramatic. In a career change, you’re often starting all over from scratch, whereas a career pivot is when you leave one path to join a parallel path. To successfully execute…

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