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Is a Business Diploma Worth It? 6 Things to Consider

Jun 14, 2021 2:13:56 PM

Business administration is a vast field that covers everything from marketing and accounting to management and customer service.

At its core, it's about making sure an organization runs smoothly and effectively.

That means a business diploma can be an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to work in an office, lead a team, or launch a company.

Thinking about taking business training? First, you need to be sure a business diploma will meet your needs and get you where you want to go.

To begin with, you should be clear about what skills are taught in class and what jobs you could get as a new graduate.

Is a business diploma worthwhile for you? Here are 6 things to consider when making your decision.

What's It Like to Work in IT Support? Inside Look at the Role

Jun 4, 2021 1:39:46 PM

Most of today's companies could never survive without talented IT support specialists.

Also known as help desk analysts, IT support specialists are the first people we call when our computers don't work properly.

They handle everything from forgotten passwords, lost files, and broken network connections, to malfunctioning printers, software problems, and slow internet.

Without IT support specialists, daily operations would basically grind to a halt! And that's why these pros are in such high demand.

But what's it really like to work in this field?

What would you actually be doing on a daily basis? And what are the pros and cons of the job?

In this post, we give you an inside look at the role of IT support specialist.

Find out what this career is all about and see if it's right for you.

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.

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.

How to Become an Architectural Drafter: Step-by-Step Guide

May 11, 2021 12:48:16 PM

Interested in architecture and design? Want to learn how to create building plans and blueprints, and play a key role in the construction process?

It sounds like you're leaning toward a career in architectural drafting.

Architectural drafters use specialized software to transform an architect's concept into functional designs, drawings, and guidelines that builders can follow.

And they earn a good wage for their expertise. According to the Government of Canada Job Bank, drafting technicians in Quebec make a median salary of about $51,400.

The highest-paid drafters in the province make over $72,000.

So how can you become an architectural drafter? What exactly is required to get into this field?

In this post, we take you step-by-step through everything you need to know.

Find out what the role involves, how to get started, and where this career can take you.

Import Export Training: 7 Things to Know Before You Enrol

Apr 30, 2021 10:41:29 AM

Moving goods and services across international borders generates billions of dollars and offers a wide range of interesting job opportunities.

Hoping to work in the import/export industry? Your first step is to get some quality training.

But before you jump into a program, you need to be clear about a few basic points.

For starters, you should know what the training covers, what's required to enrol, and whether the program prepares you for international trade certification.

You should also know what jobs the training can lead to and how much those jobs pay.

By the end of this post, you'll understand all of that and more.

Have a look at 7 key things you need to know before starting import/export training.

Your First Industrial Drafting Job: Typical Tasks, Average Salaries & Key Skills

Apr 29, 2021 5:33:50 PM

Wondering if a career in industrial drafting is right for you?

One way to find out is by looking at recent job postings in the field. How do employers describe the role? What skills will you need to get hired?

And of course, what training is required to actually qualify for one of those jobs. 

Don't really feel like spending hours scouring job websites? No problem. We did it for you.

We looked at dozens of entry-level industrial drafting jobs in Montreal, and analyzed salaries, responsibilities, required skills and training.

Read on to get the latest info and decide whether industrial drafting is your ideal career.

5 Tips to Choose the Right Early Childhood Education Program

Apr 21, 2021 9:29:07 AM

It's an excellent time to start an early childhood education career in Quebec.

Early childhood educators (ECEs) are in demand throughout the province. The Government of Canada Job Bank gives this occupation 3 stars for demand and employment growth - the highest rating available.

But before you can get hired, you need to get training. The only problem is, there are so many courses to choose from, it can be challenging to find the right fit.

Which early childhood education program is right for you? What features should you notice when researching options?

In this post, we go over 5 things you should consider when comparing ECE programs.

We also include some helpful questions to ask admissions before you sign up. Find out how to choose the right ECE training and start your career with confidence.

A Network Technician's 5 Main Responsibilities at Work

Apr 13, 2021 9:09:44 AM

Thinking about starting a career in the fast-growing field of computer networking? Your first step is to understand what a network technician's job is all about.

Network technicians have one of the most important roles in IT. They install, optimize, maintain, and protect the computer networks that all kinds of businesses use for daily operations.

Ultimately, the technician's job is to keep the network running smoothly, efficiently, and securely.

But what does that involve? If you take on this role, what exactly will you be doing each day?

Network technician responsibilities vary a bit from company to company. But no matter where you work, there are 5 main tasks you'll be expected to perform.

Let's go through them one by one. Find out if becoming a network technician is right for you and what to expect at work.

Entry-Level Programming Careers and Salaries: What Are Your Options?

Apr 5, 2021 11:38:28 AM

Thinking about a career in programming? Before you decide if this path is right for you, take some time to understand where you can work and how much you can earn.

You've probably heard there's strong demand for programmers and a lot of different job options out there.

But exactly what kinds of programmer jobs can you get as a total beginner? And what salary will you make just starting out?

It can be tricky to get a clear picture of entry-level programming jobs. Employers have very different ideas about what skills a beginner should have, depending on the clients they serve and the projects they work on.

To make things easier, we analyzed dozens of programmer job postings on sites like Indeed, Monster, and LinkedIn. From there, we identified the 4 most common entry-level programmer careers.

In this post, we describe each role, including the average salary for candidates with little-to-no experience (based on data from sites like PayScale and Glassdoor).

Here's everything you need to know about starting a career in programming.

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