What an Interior Designer Does (& Doesn't Do) at Work

Jun 2, 2021 11:32:38 AM

You may be familiar with the basic interior designer job description: create indoor spaces that are safe, functional, and attractive.

But you may not realize the full scope of the role.

Interior design is a broad and varied field, with many potential specializations and career paths.

You could work on all kinds of spaces, including condos, hotels, restaurants, factories, hospitals, airport terminals, retail stores, and more.

At the same time, there are many misconceptions about what interior designers actually do. (Hint: it's not all about picking pretty fabrics!)

In this post, we provide an inside look at the job of an interior designer and debunk some common myths about the role.

Find out what this career really involves so you can decide if it's right for you.

4 Computer Networking Jobs That Are Growing During Pandemic

May 31, 2021 1:31:29 PM

It's no secret that the pandemic massively disrupted many sectors of Canada's economy.

It dramatically changed the way many people work, shop, socialize (and pretty much every other aspect of our lives).

But while some industries have suffered large job losses, sectors like information technology experienced substantial growth.

With everyone stuck at home, relying on digital systems to keep them connected to the outside world, the demand for computer networking professionals has kicked into high gear.

In this post, we walk you through 4 computer networking jobs that have seen increased demand during the pandemic.

Find out which IT careers offer promising opportunities both now and in the years ahead.

What is a Medical Office Assistant (MOA)? Roles & Responsibilities

May 28, 2021 9:46:48 AM

Want a healthcare career that offers a blend of clerical and clinical work? A role as a medical office assistant could be ideal.

But just what is a medical office assistant? If you took on this job, what would you actually be doing all day?

Medical office assistants (MOAs) are the first point of contact for anyone calling or arriving at a clinic, hospital, or other healthcare facility.

They greet patients, update files, prep exam rooms, and carry out a range of other duties that keep the medical office operating smoothly.

In this post, we outline the essential role of MOAs and the many tasks they perform each day.

Get a full picture of life on the job and see if this career is a good choice for you.

Top 10 Community Service Worker Skills & Qualifications

May 26, 2021 4:33:27 PM

Wondering if you have what it takes to be a community service worker (CSW)? 

CSWs deliver front-line services that have a real impact on the lives of their fellow Canadians.

They assist people who are dealing with serious social and personal challenges, including addiction, unemployment, homelessness, domestic abuse, poor mental health, and more.

You need specific training and a special skillset to succeed in this role.

Are you a good fit?

In this post, we outline the top 10 community service worker skills and qualifications.

This is what you'll need to make a positive impact in people's lives and build a successful career in social services.

Popular IT Diploma Programs in Montreal: Compare Options

May 25, 2021 11:03:57 AM

Want to begin a new career in information technology? At Herzing College Montreal, we've helped thousands of students do exactly that.

We offer IT diploma programs in 3 popular areas: programming, networking, and IT support.

So how do they compare? Which program should you choose?

In this post, we provide a snapshot of each of our IT diploma programs, including how long training takes, what skills are taught in class, and what jobs graduates are qualified for.

We also provide Montreal career outlook and salary information for each program, based on data from the Government of Canada Job Bank.

Compare our IT diploma programs and see which career path is right for you.

Is Administrative Assistant a Good Career? 5 Points to Consider

May 19, 2021 3:27:30 PM

Administrative assistants play a pivotal role in every office.

They are multitasking rock stars who handle the clerical, organizational, and communication tasks that keep a business running smoothly.

So is an administrative assistant career a good choice for you? Does this role fit your needs and goals?

Before you can answer that, you need to weigh some key factors. These include things like job options, earning potential, and career outlook in your area.

You should also think about whether you have the personality and natural strengths this role requires.

At Herzing College, we've been training office administrators for decades. Based on our experience, these are the 5 points to consider before you make a decision.

The 7 Most In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills Right Now

May 19, 2021 9:24:02 AM

It's no secret that skilled cybersecurity professionals are in huge demand.

Some experts project that by 2022, the world will have close to 2 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs.

And in a 2020 survey of Canadian IT security executives, more than three-quarters said they were having trouble hiring and retaining cybersecurity talent.

There simply aren't enough qualified people. That spells big opportunity for newcomers with the right cybersecurity skills.

But which specific skills are currently in demand? Which ones can boost your employment potential the most?

In this post, we round up the 7 most important cybersecurity skills right now, based on market research and employer surveys. 

5 Smart Ways to Prep for the CCNA Exam

May 18, 2021 10:09:04 AM

The CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is one of the most sought-after certifications in the industry—and a resume requirement for most network technicians.

Successfully challenging the CCNA exam means you have mastered the ability to configure and maintain a wide range of Cisco network devices, and can apply the networking, security, and troubleshooting skills needed to support an enterprise network.

The CCNA exam is difficult by design.

Passing it requires considerable effort and a smart study strategy.

Already working in the field and need the certification to advance your career? Just starting out in the industry?

No matter where you're starting from, these 5 steps will help you nail the CCNA exam.

Health and Safety Officer Training: What Will You Learn in Class?

May 18, 2021 9:31:34 AM

The goal of health and safety officer training is to produce graduates who know how to keep people safe in the workplace.

Occupational health and safety officers are responsible for inspecting work sites and making sure regulations are followed.

They help develop health and safety procedures, deliver training, and follow up on claims and complaints.

A good training program will prepare you to handle all of those challenges.

But what can you expect in class? What will you actually learn?

In this post, we detail the top 5 core skills covered in a quality health and safety officer training program.

Meet Moe Tabesh, CPA: Hiring Herzing Accounting Grads Since 2017

May 13, 2021 9:34:25 AM

Photo: Moe Tabesh, CPA, CGA (left) at an event with Tony Robbins

Moe Tabesh is not your typical accountant.

He's lived a life full of adventure and danger, fleeing Iran during the war, getting thrown in jail, and starting life from scratch after finally escaping to Canada.

And he did all that before the age of 21.

After years of driving a taxi in Ottawa to save money for school, Moe finally completed university and became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

A few years ago he started his own accounting business, called Numetrica City. But it's no ordinary accounting business.

Just like Moe, Numetrica City does things a little differently. They go beyond your standard tax prep and bookkeeping services, offering next-level support and coaching to Ottawa entrepreneurs.

Moe also partnered with Herzing College Ottawa to support the next generation of accounting professionals.

He provides internships for our Business Management students, and continues to hire talented grads straight out of the program.

This week, we interviewed Moe to learn more about his business and background.

We talked about his partnership with Herzing, what it takes to be successful in accounting, and some great advice for overcoming adversity. Read on for the highlights.