Category: Education

The Entire World Wants Only One Thing – Good Job Not Some Job

Do you know what the entire world wants? The answer is “a good job”. This is an important discovery by the Gallup World Poll that got revealed in the book ‘The Coming Jobs War’ written by Jim Clifton.

Gallup has done world polling for more than 75 years. According to the Gallup’s findings, there are 7 billion people on Earth, out of which 3 billion people want a good job. Presently, there are only 1.2 billion jobs, so there is a shortfall of 1.8 billion good jobs.

A good job is a job with a paycheck from an employer and involves steady work. Having a good job brings prosperity, peace and human development; it defines your relationship with your city, your country and the entire world around you.

If there are no good jobs it will be the cause of hunger, extremism, reckless environmental trends and the like. Jobs bring prosperity, peace and human development – but long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities and countries.

It was also found that most new jobs are created by start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses. Hence, small businesses should be encouraged to set up businesses, as it is a solution to job creation.

Jim Clifton says, “Leaders of countries and cities should focus on creating good jobs because as jobs go, so does the fate of nations.”

In the book, The Coming Jobs War, Jim Clifton says that good jobs can only be created if big cities, powerful local leaders and great universities focus everything they have on creating good jobs.

  • Local leaders: All prosperous cities have local leaders. They are highly talented, well-known, respected and unelected group of people who can get things done for the good of their city at a faster pace.
  • They typically include philanthropists, retired senators, CEOs of big businesses, successful local businessmen, presidents of universities and hospitals and people from historically prominent families. They have large networks and more access and influence than the local government. They are the ones who care about the city. They guide, advice and encourage new companies that create new jobs.
  • Universities: According to Jim Clifton, Universities are a critical part of creating new companies with inventions and small business models. “Great universities are the origin of most highly successful startups. Universities have, by design, the best ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation.”
  • Universities have a high number of super mentors that include university leaders, chancellors, presidents, deans, venture capitalists, top executives, city leaders and an enlightened influential family member, who can get their connections through universities to create new businesses and job creation.

The three key sources of job creation are: the cities, the local leaders and universities. If all these three essential things focus on empowering the next generation of job creators to creating good jobs, then they are the ones that will win.

Be Clear before Enrolling in an Online Degree Program

Today, online education has grown a lot, thanks to expansion of the Internet. People are more inclined to go for online education because of the ease of access of resources on the Internet. It is good for those who face time constraint. However, some people are offering sub-par, over priced or even outright fraudulent degree programs. Additionally, even if the degree program is 100% legitimate, you still need to consider whether or not getting your degree online is the proper course of action for you. Therefore, it is important for to make sure to research well. So be clear whenever you are enrolling for online degree program.

  • First ask them is your online degree program legit because this is the number one scam to watch out for when it comes to getting your education online. So called “degree mills” will claim to offer you a college degree without requiring very much work out of you.
  • Check for accreditation by statutory bodies such as professional independent bodies in the country. Such accreditation will ensure that the education program has the required standards.
  • They will pitch these degrees using terms like “life experience degree programs,” which claim to take your previous experience into account, and offer you a “degree” based on them.
  • It is also important to check the grades assigned are recognized by other bodies such as universities. This will facilitate easy transfer from one university to another when you need.
  • Ask them is your online degree program well thought of by employers because some employers still not accept some online degree as a valid program.
  • Ask them whether it is a quality program or not. This is because quality of online programs can vary for many reasons, ranging from quality of the course material, course organization, easy of use of the website, and many more. It is also important to have class room interaction as part of the program. This will help you get better grasp of the subject area you are pursuing.
  • Compare the price with other online colleges so you don’t want to pay more than you have to get your degree, so be sure to compare prices once you’ve picked out the programs that work for you.
  • Finally, ask them whether this online degree program is going to help you to accomplish your goals. You need to make sure that your degree program of choice is helping you achieve your goals rather than simply wasting your time and money.

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More Teens Interested in Pursuing a Geeky Career

Teens are now growing their interest towards careers in technology and science. They want to invent new things to enhance the living styles in the world.

According to Lemelson-MIT Program, more than 85 percent of people are interested to pursue career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This number has jumped up from 64 percent according to the same source conducted the survey the previous year.

What happened to these teens? Are they OK? They want to be geeks in their future.

Keeping this aside for a while, the main barrier that stands in their way of achieving their dream future, is that they don’t know what to do.

If a kid said he wants to become a scientist, he doesn’t know what to do in order to achieve his goal.

They don’t know anybody who worked in those fields of their interest to help them. And the worst of all, some don’t know what they do actually.

Work-Study: A Financial Support for Students

Going with the graduate and undergraduate programs, in Universities is a costlier task and a dream for many. Not everybody, who wants to pursue higher studies, is blessed with financial support from parents or someone else. Work-study is for these people.

Many students rely on small hourly-paid jobs in order to aid their college fees as well as pocket money. Apart from financial aiding, this helps them to enhance their confidence levels, improve their skills and in planning their career.

Many universities in the nation provide these hourly-jobs themselves. Getting help from the college, itself mean full flexibility to do the job along with the studies, without any impact on either of them. However, there are some small and less-wealthy colleges, which are not able to provide these work-study activities consistently in all the years.

Work-studies generally do not extend more than 20 hours a week. More working hours than this will definitely have some impact on the studies.