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4 Business Administration Skills That Will Put You Ahead of the Competition

Jul 30, 2018 1:37:38 PM

Updated November 2022

There is no doubt that office administrators are the backbone of every business, not-for-profit, government office, and corporation. From answering phones to managing projects to processing payroll, administrative professionals make sure the operation runs smoothly. No organization could survive without their skills.

4 Popular Career Options After Community Services Worker Training

Jul 16, 2018 5:28:03 PM

A group of Community Services Worker students at Herzing College Ottawa

Updated November 2022

What will your life look like after community services worker (CSW) training? Where will you work, and who will you work with?

This is, obviously, a key question for anyone considering a career in community services.

Our goal in this post is to give you a clearer idea of your options and opportunities as a freshly graduated CSW.

Should You Become a Community Service Worker? Advice for New Students

Jun 25, 2018 7:11:43 PM

Updated December, 2020

What's drawing you to a career in social work?

Some of our students have experienced the Canadian community services system first-hand—and are inspired to pay forward the help they received.

Others feel a strong sense of social justice, and want a career that focuses on improving the society we live in.

And we often train students who have a particular goal in mind—like working specifically with neglected children, mothers escaping domestic abuse, or new immigrants who need help adjusting to life in Canada.

If you're not totally sure which career path you would choose, or if community services worker training is right for you, take a few minutes to think about your mindset, motivations, and professional goals.

By the end of this post, you'll have a much clearer idea of whether you should pursue training (plus some handy links and steps for what to do next).

7 Skills Every Network Technician Needs to Land (& Keep) a Great Job

Jun 22, 2018 4:48:53 PM

Updated November 2022

Have you seen the latest job outlook for computer networking careers? So many of these occupations are booming right now as we move further and further into digital dependency.

There are very few businesses who don't rely on computers—and specifically, computer network technology—for everyday operations. From governments to private corporations, start-ups to medium-sized businesses: networking is the new normal.

The problem is, as our digital networks grow more complex, they become much harder to set up, maintain, protect, and enhance.

Working at a Halfway House After Community Services Worker Training

May 28, 2018 3:24:30 PM

Updated November 2022

What happens to someone who has served time in prison and gets released back into the community? How do they find a job and a place to live? Who can they turn to for support to get their life back on track and start building a better future for themselves?

In many cases, ex-offenders find that support at a halfway house. Like the name suggests, a halfway house is a bridge between prison and the outside world—a place that is "halfway" between incarceration and the free community.

What's it Like to Work as a Business Development Officer?

Mar 19, 2018 3:28:03 PM

Updated October 2022

There are so many career paths students can pursue after earning a business diploma. Accounting, office administration, marketing, client services, human resources, sales...even starting your own business.

Where does business development fit into the equation?

Should You Take PSW Training? 4 Things to Consider Before You Enrol

Feb 18, 2018 1:48:18 PM

Updated November 2022

Inspired to begin a career in health care? Looking at your local training options?

Many students are attracted to personal support worker (PSW) training because of the direct focus on patient care, flexible work schedules, and high level of demand across Canada for PSWs. Students also like this program because it's quite short (usually less than 10 months) and is an excellent entry point for other health care careers, such as nursing.

Career Paths After Business College: What Is An Account Manager?

Feb 12, 2018 11:15:12 AM

Updated November 2022

Business college opens up so many career paths for graduates. Sales, marketing, client services, accounting, starting your own business—the possibilities are both exciting and a little overwhelming.

Which path should you take? Which business career best suits your natural abilities, interests, and professional goals? Where should you start out after earning your diploma?

In this post, we look at the role of account manager, one of your possible pathways after business training.

PSW Training in Nutrition Management: Meal-Planning Tips for Seniors

Feb 6, 2018 11:09:23 AM

Updated November 2022

There are so many factors that can influence our relationship with food as we age. For example, while caring for seniors after PSW training, you will meet patients who have lost their sense of smell and taste, making meal time far less appealing.

Your Top 5 Challenges as a Freshly Graduated Medical Office Administrator

Jan 30, 2018 9:54:40 AM

Landing your first job after medical office training is a major accomplishment. But next comes the real challenge: settling into your new role, learning how the medical team likes things done, and of course, getting to know the patients you'll be working with.

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