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5 Ways to Get Through College Without Debt (and a Scholarship Offer)

Posted on June 17, 2013 by Daniel at 1:27 pm

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I accumulated a good bit of debt when I went to college. Initially, I attended a school I really couldn’t afford, but it was by far my favorite school, it was relatively close to home, and I went with my heart instead of my head.

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America’s Pet Frenzy (Infographic)

Posted on June 17, 2013 by Daniel at 1:25 pm

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It’s always strange to realize just how much we spend on things that we don’t consider regular, heavy expenses. American pet care is a $50 billion dollar industry and growing. As infrequently as vet visits seem to come up for my family, the bill for most any procedure is at least $200. Pets are a part of the family, and I’m certainly not one to cut corners, but some of our spending is very unnecessary.

I’m only a part-time high-flyer. This is my happy job

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Daniel at 1:47 am

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BRITAIN’S young people are becoming a generation of part-time professionals, balancing careers in areas such as finance and law to please their parents with “conscience” jobs to satisfy themselves.

The number of people aged 25-34 in part-time employment has risen by 24% since 2008, according to an analysis by the Office for National Statistics for The Sunday Times — more than three times as fast as the wider workforce. This group accounts for nearly half of the rise in part-time employment over the past five years.

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Quarter of workers ‘plan to take different career path’

Posted on May 29, 2013 by Daniel at 1:58 am

curriculumMore than a quarter of workers are planning to change the direction of their career in the next five years, research has indicated.

A survey of 2,030 adults found that of those who are currently working, 26 per cent wish to embark on a new career path. The research by Invest in Cornwall, a regional development project, found that, of these, 24 per cent wished to fulfil long-term ambitions, 23 per cent were dissatisfied in their current role and 23 per cent wanted to earn more money. Only 5 per cent said that they were looking to change jobs because they feared redundancy in the near future.

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Take a new path as a career guide

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Daniel at 2:08 am

The climate is changing for those looking to offer guidance counselling

Recession has left many looking for fresh opportunities and the call for advisers to help them on their way is growing The climate is changing for those looking to offer guidance counselling

There are careers. And then there are careers in careers. You can be a guidance counsellor in a school, a careers officer at a third-level college, an internal coach in a big company or set up on your own as a specialist in career coaching or career management.

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My career in legal aid

Posted on April 25, 2013 by Daniel at 2:13 am

foldersLegal aid work is tiring, frustrating and, at times, emotionally difficult – but worth pursuing, says Lizzie Dilks

With multimillion-pound cuts to the legal aid scheme, you might think that there’s little point going into publicly funded work. But if you can land a placement, then there’s still a good career to be had, even in some of the less fashionable areas of law.

Lizzie Dilks, 25, is halfway through her training contract with Hereward & Foster, a law firm in the East End of London. She read psychology at the University of Nottingham, then took the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law, Bloomsbury. She worked as a paralegal for a year at Hereward & Foster before she was offered a training contract.

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