Starting Something New

It is often difficult to start something new such as a job or a new training course but if we want to take steps to better ourselves and improve then we need to take the steps.

For many mature students starting back with their studies is difficult, not only do they have to come to terms with studying again after years on occasion, but going into this environment that is often filled with younger people can be quite daunting. Why do people put themselves through this then? In order to give themselves better prospects when job hunting is often the key reason as employers will be impressed by people with qualifications and a little bit of experience. Some people already have jobs and want to further their chances of progressing withing the industry and some people may just have an interest in that particular subject and want to learn more.

Studying can make people feel better about themselves and this new found confidence can inspire people to better things. Another way to improve confidence that has been gaining in popularity is cosmetic surgery to correct small imperfections, click here for further information, these small procedures can make people feel a lot better about themselves and can boost confidence allowing the person to do more.

So, whether you are wanting to improve on your knowledge or appearance you will be able to stand taller by the end of it and who knows what that will lead to.

Planning ahead for College

Thinking about what you’re going to do in life can be a daunting thing. How many times have you been having a conversation with a friend about careers, only for one of you to say something like “I’ll worry about that when it comes around”? Planning ahead for your career is really the only way to find a job that you can see yourself doing for a long time, as well as finding one that will make you happy. While we are young, and developing a view of the world, we have an idea of what we want to do based on our experiences of these jobs; I always wanted to be a fireman as they seemed strong, brave, and valued members of society. I often read blogs of parents of young families and think about what measures they have in place for their children to achieve what they hope to.

Once they have this idea they may wish to influence their children, or help them to plan ahead, and then thinking about what to do at college or university becomes an easy option. Too often people go to university with no idea about what they want to do with their lives and either end up dropping out, or completing a degree that they have no interest in, this means a waste of time and a lot of money. It can put your life back a number of years as you then waste time thinking about what you wish you were doing.

The important thing is to do your research, and of course the internet is the perfect place to test this.  If you’re looking to investigate abroad then you’ll be well advised to buy IP address from a VPN service which will allow you access to more resources in that country.

It will make a huge difference, not only will you be able to make a more informed choice. You can also get many more ideas than might be available from your immediate circle, investigate foreign colleges and Universities.  See what they offer and how much they cost, sometimes studying in a foreign university might be cheaper than you think and it offers other chances for personal development.

Planning ahead for college or university will save you time and money, as well as meaning that you will have more years in a job that you actually want to be doing and that will make you happy.

Further Reference:

Colin Hanson: Nomad Articles, British IP Address, 2012

Some Tips on Completing a College Application

It’s really just like applying for a job but sometimes can be even more competitive – the college application form.  For many it’s the first challenge from school – finding the college and securing a place on your chosen course.   Here’s some tips you really should follow –

  • Make sure You Application is neat and well presented – sounds obvious but you’d be amazed at the scruffy looking application forms that many colleges receive. At best they’ll get a cursory look, at worse it’ll go straight in the rejected pile.
  • Think about why your applying. The admissions officers want to know why you chose their college and that course. Try and personalise your application, make it stand out and be different.
  • Plan any free sections – if you are given blank areas to fill in, perhaps ’why do you want to study here?’. Then plan before you start writing, decide on the key points and make sure you include them – write a draft first.
  • Follow the guidelines and requirements – ensure you complete everything and follow all specific instructions. Read the application form carefully to make sure you’ve completed it properly.
  • Photocopy before sending the form – this application is important, stuff does get lost. If you’ve got a copy and better still proof of posting then you will ensure that your not penalised if the form is lost.

Sounds like simple advice but worth taking.  If you’re planning to apply to a foreign college then it’s even more important to do some research too.  Find yourself a proxy server in the country your applying to using sites like these – and use it to browse the web with.  This will able you to research properly and access any geo restricted sites based on your IP address.

After College Jobs

I was talking to a guy, well actually a friend of mine who has been struggling after college.  Maybe it is his Chinese History major, but things haven’t exactly gone how he would have hoped, despite easily being among the smartest and most intelligent people that I know.

Anyway, he does a part time job every Decemeber to pay for his Christmas gifts to family and friends, as well as his plane ticket home-putting together wine gift baskets for a local company, which is largely based online.

A large part of going to college is getting a job after right?  I mean, what’s the point in piling up student loans and debt for just an experience?  Finding a good job after leaving should really be everyone’s main goal, no matter where they are in their college career right now.