Jobless in JulyWritten by Detra Davis
There is really nothing worse than being jobless in July, except perhaps being jobless in January during a snow storm in Cook County, Minnesota. News reports about economy trying to make a come back are no encouragement to someone looking for work. It is a hopeless felling when you are jobless in heart of summer. July is for vacations, taking dips in pool, playing golf and attending summer concerts. What is a jobless person to do? Dr. Phil would probably say, son, nothing happens unless you have a plan. Since you must work, seek summer job opportunities.
Save your major job search efforts for permanent full time employment until after Labor Day. The summer help will go back to school and those who are going on maternity or medical leave will notify boss of their exit dates. Do you need work right away? Swallow your pride and pick-up a summer time job, i.e. restaurants that work until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m., home improvement stores, landscape companies and don’t forget temp agencies. During summer unemployed are competing with high school graduates and college graduates, it is not fair, summer is a bummer.
This can be time when you can also try your hand at starting your own little business. If you like to cook or barbecue, you may want to try it for profit. Start small, keep it simple and be creative. If you truly need a job and you or your spouse, significant other, mother or dad is good with a grill or makes a mean smoked chicken and garlic cheese wrap, give catering a try. The one thing people do all summer is eat. Some eat light, some don’t, but everyone eats.
Should I Get An Online Degree?Written by Fred DiUlus
Is An Online Degree Worth It? A very real debate rages over validity of online education and whether students working totally online acquire an education equal to one exclusively acquired from a brick and mortar classroom. Considering that in a generation most higher education of any consequence to general public will be simultaneously or totally offered and available online, debate is basically dead. Over next 30 years landscape will be completely reversed. The largest and most sought after universities will be those available exclusively online, in many languages, worldwide.
Many of today’s mainstream academics, perhaps soon to be known as dinosaurs of higher education, continue to offer faulty and questionable research that allegedly supports their contention that an online education is neither good or valid, nor rigorous as that with a traditional teacher in a classroom. argue that issue is one of ‘process’ versus ‘content’. In effect, they believe online courses have no content enrichment simply because they are offered online. They are in denial and not unlike educators in Middle Ages who thought that introduction of blackboard would destroy higher education.