Current IT field related information

09 Oct 09 Free Education Certification

Furthering your education to benefit your career is always a good idea.  The problem with that in many cases is the expense.  Paying for certificates that broaden your career options can put you pretty deep into debt.  Or if you’re attempting to pay out of pocket, you may just not have enough cash to make ends meet.  Which is why free certificates are a great way to get new skills at no personal cost.  The only requirement is offering up your time.  A small price to pay for more education.

There are a wealth of opportunities available online for furthering your Information Technology education.  Plenty of sources offer free certification in programs such as Javascript, business management, and Windows maintenance and operation.  In the IT field you’d be surprised by the amount of education available to you, completely for free, on the internet.  Just make sure to research the websites to make sure that they are legitimate, and honored certifications.  You don’t want to waste your time attaining knowledge that you can’t put to practical use.

Check the technical colleges in your area.  Many of them offer free classes or conventions with the intent to educate and provide skills.  You can use these to your advantage, and learn something new to apply at your job, or in your career.  Scout your local colleges and take the opportunity to get a free education.  The knowledge you gain today, could help you tomorrow in ways you never imagined.

Finally, for a good start at free learning, try a website like  They have a good amount of free courses available, and could lead you the different career options you’ve been waiting for.  More computer knowledge in today’s world is always a good thing.  You never know how that knowledge could broaden your job search in the future.

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08 Oct 09 Turn Your Hobby Into A Dream Job

Having a dream job is as simple as converting something you love doing into a venue for making money.  The real dream is turning your hobby into a real money making venture.  Imagine if you could be doing what you loved, on a daily basis, and get paid for the pleasure.  There’s practically nothing more rewarding than having a job like that.  So how can you make that dream become a tangible reality?

First, think about your hobbies.  You need a good practical one that you really enjoy.  If you enjoy cooking, something to do with the culinary field is a good bet.  Or if you like building projects, fixing up an old car, or even something like golfing, all of those could become viable business options.  Find one that you really enjoy, and that seems plausible, and roll with that idea.

From there you need to become an expert in your hobby, so that your opinion becomes really valuable.  If you like to cook, get some real experience, or better yet, go to school.  A culinary school is a fantastic way to sharpen your skills.  Plus the school will give you an invaluable education into how you could actually run a restaurant.  That could be a helpful skill in the long run, as it gives you different career options.  Go specific to your hobby, and look into educational options to make you an expert.

Before you give up your main source of income, try dipping your feet into the water of your hobby.  Again with cooking, try getting a job on a line at a restaurant, to really get a feel for the environment.  Plus this will provide you with the practice you need to excel.  When your skills are noticed at that level, you can really set yourself to succeed in your business venture.

From there you’ve got a good start, and a good idea of where to take your hobby driven career.  Use your education and your practice, and you’ve found a good starting ground to a job you’ll love.

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