We are all on the road to success! To reach our success of completing our degrees, there are steps we should follow, in achieving such a fascinating goal. My thoughts are not only to stay determined but to develop studying habits that will allow us to complete each course with success. Through great study habits, you can see your results in your passing grades and completed courses, that can only bring you closer to the finish line.
I suggest know yourself. Find out what is working for you and what needs more attention. Fit your studyng habit into your schedule. Make time to study, just has you would make time to watch that favorite TV show you just can't turn off!
Your goal is to expand on your achievement, whether it be professionally, personally, or educationally...so get and stay motivated. You want that degree...we all do....so if you want to stay motivated...those studying habits can only result in greater success, that can only lead you into greater motivated and determination. We all can agree with better grades, a completed degree...can only bring on more career options. So, my advice would be stay motivated!
When planning your time for the day or week...plug in those study time. Scheduling time for studying, means you are developing the behavior of following through with completing your degree. When the time arrives, get those books and pencils...and start the process and make sure you are in an environment that allows for studying. Eliminate distractions....yes, and that does mean turning off the TV and logging off of Facebook!!
Taking small steps and lead to big results. Set small deadlins on completing each course or written work. Stay on track! Maybe on goal is to complete one reading exercise in one day...stick to your goals and schedule.
And remember ==> It is ok to monitor your progress....one of the best advice I can share is: Develop a Study Habit that works for you!!!
If you're considering taking online career courses or continuing your education at an online career school, have you also given thought to how you’ll market your new skills once you graduate? Networking in a digital world can be scary, and considering all the choices at your fingertips, you should understand how to effectively use social media for networking and securing a new job. What should this mean to you? Nearly all recruiters are using social media to find candidates!
Here are tips for effective self-promotion on 3 of the most popular digital tools:
LinkedIn should act as your online resume. Your contacts have greater opportunity to get a robust view of your professional experience through your profile. Where a hardcopy resume is traditionally limited to a single page to highlight your accomplishments, LinkedIn provides a wider berth for potential employers to you shore you up as a total package.
Must-haves for LinkedIn Success Make sure you have a good balance of the 3 major types of contacts - Inner-circle contacts (those that know you personally), peripheral contacts (those you have met briefly) and Prospects. Be sure to get recommendations from those you’ve worked with. If you are fresh out of college, ask professors or supervisors from internships for recommendations.
Google+ In the short since Google+ has appeared in the social marketplace, it has quickly become one of the leading sources for B2B and personal networking. By the end of 2011, 50 million people visited Google+ and 200 million pages were viewed.
Must-haves for Google+ Success Once you’ve created and completed your profile begin networking by announcing your availability. You may choose to write a short statement as your “About” info or as a public posting. Cultivate your circles. Similar to LinkedIn, you’ll want to build circles that house personal contacts, acquaintance contacts and prospects. When posting about your availability; be sure to make announcements to your relevant circles as well as publically.
Host a relevant Hang-out! This is Google+’s video-chat service. According to an article Mashable.com, one recently downsized worker planned hangouts with influential contacts in his industry with the intent of discussing relevant topics. He disclosed that he’d been downsized and was open to discussing new positions at the close of his hang-out. His goal? To show potential employers that effectively managing a campaign to get hired showed how he could bring value to their organization. What a unique use of resources and ingenuity.
Twitter The beauty of Twitter is that it allows you to connect with people or companies you have no relationship with based on common interests. Use Twitter for basic networking. Connect recruiters and companies you’d like to work for. When you see tweets relevant to your job search, reply to them. Be sure to consistently communicate your job status so that you remain relevant to your followers and those you are following.
Must-haves for Success in the Twittervers Talk about your job search. Be proactive in mentioning your interviews or people you’ve met. Connect with people you want to network with and ask for a referral. Use appropriate hashtags and retweet those you follow as well as your followers.
Whether you’re new to the workforce or in job transition, understanding social media and how effectively it can be used in your hunt for employment is paramount to successful networking in the connected world.
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