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Job-Hunting In A Pandemic

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Job-Hunting In A Pandemic
Hunting for a job is always nerve-wracking but even more so in the aftermath of a global pandemic. Read on to learn some job-hunting tactics and tips for remote interviewing.

As of April 2021, the unemployment rate in the United States was 6.1%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While numbers have significantly improved over the past year, there were still an estimated 9.8 million people unemployed – this is compared to a 3.5% unemployment rate with 5.7 million unemployed persons in February of 2020. Though the job market is slowly recovering, 2021 college graduates will need to be patient and flexible as they start their job search.

The COVID-10 pandemic caused millions to lose their jobs and many to start working from home. While some companies have started to transition back to in-office work, many processes are still being carried out virtually – including the hiring process. As a community college graduate, you may find your job search looks different than graduates who came before you.

Read on to learn some simple tips for finding a job and how to ace a remote job interview.

10 Simple Job Search Tips for Graduates

Even in a non-pandemic year, graduating from community college and looking for a job can be stressful. Your first job out of school may not be your dream job, but it’s a steppingstone in the path that leads to a successful career. Though things are certainly improving, the economy isn’t what it was a year and a half ago and the job market hasn’t fully recovered.

With millions of jobseekers out there, your job search may be a little longer and more challenging than it normally might be.

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Tips for Finding a Job After Community College

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Tips for Finding a Job After Community College
Finding a job after graduation can be tough but using the tips and helpful information in this article you can achieve success.
Follow these tips to find a job after graduation.

No matter where you choose to attend college you will eventually be faced with the challenge of finding a job. Some schools do a better job of preparing their students for life after college than others, but in the end, it is really up to you to determine the course of your future. The more effort you put into your job search, the easier it will be to find a job you love.

Going to community college is not the right choice for everyone, but it does have a number of important benefits. For one thing, many students find that community college is much more affordable than a traditional university. Class sizes may be smaller and students may receive more one-on-one mentoring from academic advisors in community college. Still, finding a job after community college can be just as tough as finding one after attending university. In this article, you will receive some useful tips and helpful information to help you find a job after graduation.

What are the Top Community College Degrees?

When it comes to choosing a degree program it is important to select something that you have an interest in. After all, it will likely be what you are doing for the rest of your life. In addition to choosing a field you love, you should also consider the job market in that particular field. As much as you love a particular subject, if there are no jobs available in that field you might be better off choosing another

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10 In-Demand Jobs for Community College Grads

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10 In-Demand Jobs for Community College Grads
From nuclear medicine to physical therapy, consider 10 in-demand jobs for community college graduates. With salaries ranging from $50,000 to even $100,000, opportunities are ripe for those with the right training from community colleges.
Going to college represents a piece of the American dream. Students can expand their minds, learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy intellectual, social, and cultural experiences they might otherwise not have a chance to experience. But it also represents an opportunity for students to improve themselves by preparing for employment after college.
 
Advantages of attending a community college
 
The advantages of attending a community college are numerous.
 
  • You can graduate sooner, usually in just two years.
  • The skills you acquire are often immediately applicable to the workplace, making you an attractive candidate for fast employment. Community college is much less expensive than four-year institutions, meaning that more of the money you begin to earn goes into your pocket and not towards paying off student loans.
  • Many of the most in-demand jobs are those that require only an associate’s degree. An added bonus is that a number of these jobs offer excellent income potential, with starting salaries for many of these in-demand occupations in the $40,000-$50,000 range. Some jobs even offer the potential to earn a six-figure salary with just a community college degree!
 
The trick is to find something that you are both passionate about and that will allow you to earn a comfortable living. Unfortunately, not everyone’s passion will be in a career area that is growing quickly, or that pays well. However, if you have an interest in a job in the medical field, you are certainly in luck because the majority of the jobs on this
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High-Growth Jobs You Can Land With A Two-Year Degree

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High-Growth Jobs You Can Land With A Two-Year Degree
Here are some jobs with serious growth potential you can land with a two-year degree.
A two-year degree can launch a lucrative career in a variety of industries today. For those looking for the best job stability and security after college, high-growth careers are a good option. These fields are predicted to enjoy faster than average growth over the next few years, ensuring more jobs will be available for those trained to move into positions. Check out these high-growth jobs you can land with a two-year degree to determine which career is right for you.
 
Nurse
The field of nursing is one of the hottest in terms of growth right now, according to Yahoo Education. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts this field will grow by 26 percent through 2018. As the baby boomer population ages, the need for health care workers, particularly nurses, will continue to increase. Many enter this field with an associate degree in nursing and vocational certification. The average annual salary for a registered nurse is $60,010.
 
Dental Hygienist
Yahoo Finance states that the predicted job growth for dental hygienists through 2018 is a whopping 38 percent. This field also offers excellent income potential, with an average annual salary of around $68,000. Many earning that amount work part-time hours. More dental hygienists will be needed as the demand for high-quality dental care increases across the United States. Most dental hygienists enter the field with a two-year associate degree.
 
Medical Coder
Medical coders and medical information technicians maintain patient records for doctors’ offices, clinics and hospitals. The
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Top Careers You can Land with a Two-Year Degree

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Top Careers You can Land with a Two-Year Degree
We list some of the hottest careers that you can enter with just a two-year degree from your local community college.
Make this year your most lucrative year yet, by launching a degree program in one of the hottest career fields out there. Some of the most in-demand positions of this decade can be landed with a two-year degree from your local community college. Training is relatively short and cost-effective, and the potential in some of these fields provides plenty of prospects for the future. Check out the best careers that you can start with an associate degree.
 
Dental Hygienist
Still holding the top spot as one of the most promising careers of the decade, the job of a dental hygienist involves working directly with patients to provide education and preventative care. Dental hygienists typically work in the offices of dentists or orthodontists, keeping regular office hours. Many work part-time with flexible scheduling and job-sharing options available. According to U.S. News and World Report, the average annual salary for a dental hygienist is $69,280, and the outlook for job growth is excellent as more dentists add hygienists to their staff in order to increase the patient load.
 
Real Estate Appraiser
According to MyKelly.com, both commercial and residential real estate appraisers should enjoy significant job growth over the next few years. This position involves assessing all types of properties to determine the current value for resale or financing purposes. Appraisers must have a solid understanding of real estate principles and practices, as well as basic processes involved in appraisals and property sales. MyKelly.com cites 22 percent growth for this industry
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