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One of the best ways to prepare yourself for the job market is to acquire the appropriate day-1 ready skills. There are several ways to acquire the skills at an affordable cost and in the shortest time possible.

Should You Acquire Day-1 Ready Skills? How?

Fancy going into a new career? It’s much easier to get a job when you have the most in-demand skills in the industry you want to join. This is because these skills enable you to start working immediately after being hired. Having them on your resume greatly impresses the hiring managers and could give you […]

By Heather Zielinski

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LinkedIn tips to set you apart & how the platform can benefit those searching for jobs in allied health and trade fields.

LinkedIn Tips When You’re Looking for a Job

For job seekers, having a LinkedIn profile is critical. Often when a hiring manager or HR representative is evaluating a candidate, the second place they look (after the resume) is their LinkedIn profile. But, is this true for all types of positions, including positions in allied health or trade-based positions? The answer: Yes! Our career […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Get the most out of your mentor-mentee relationship with these tips from our Career Services Team.

Mentor-Mentee Relationships: How to Make the Most of this Relationship

One-on-one mentorship is a trend that continues to grow in popularity and works best when the mentor-mentee relationship is a compatible match. Mentor-Mentee Relationships: The Backbone of Career Success Business owners who use mentors are more likely to experience growth in their businesses than those who don’t use mentors.  Seventy percent of entrepreneurs who seek […]

By Heather Zielinski

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One of the most common questions asked by new grads and job seekers is whether they need a certificate vs certification? Or is a license required?

Certificates, Certifications, Licenses, & SCI Badges — An Explanation

Recent high school graduates and mature career changers have something in common. New grads and job changers alike are exploring the training and education options they’ll need to kickstart their future career. One of the most common questions asked by both is whether they need a certificate vs certification vs license. And what the heck […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Tried-and-true, and a few brand new, interview tips and techniques for talking your way into a job offer.

Um, Is the Way You Speak Like, Hurting Your Chance at Getting the Job?

Especially in job interviews, it’s important to communicate with confidence and sophistication to impress your potential employer. Knowing the latest (and some tried-and-true)  interview tips and techniques provides a foundation for any future workplace interaction. How you speak during your interview communicates your hireability to the hiring manager (i.e.., your future boss), recruiter, or human […]

By Heather Zielinski

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What is the best choice in apprenticeship vs internship?

Apprenticeship vs Internship: Which Should You Choose?

When you enter the job market fresh out of college, it is important to have marketable skills you can leverage to potential employers. Apprenticeship, internship, and externship are excellent ways to get these skills and to learn which career path works best for you. What is the best choice for you: Apprenticeship vs Internship?  What […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Choose Your Career, Choose Your Future: Career Assessment Tool

These days, it can be difficult to figure out exactly which career you’re best suited for. There are no wrong answers here, rather, it’s all about discovering which career is the best fit. Our career assessment tool does just that. Can I Take a Quiz to Help Me Choose a Career? When you take the […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Recent graduate shaking hands with a hiring manager. Rocked the interview by knowing the soft skills employers are hiring for in 2021.

10 Soft Skills Employers are Hiring for in 2021

Hiring the right person isn’t just about finding someone who can perform the duties and tasks of the job. Hiring managers look beyond certifications, degrees, and technical skills and evaluating a candidate’s soft skills. While your credentials may get you the interview, soft skills will get you the job offer. Our career services and curriculum […]

By Heather Zielinski

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What is SCI Connect?

One of the methods we employ to reach the goal of helping students find jobs that suit them well is our SCI Connect Platform. As a part of student career services, the platform connects graduates to employers who are looking to fill available positions. It also gives employers a taste of who our students are and […]

By SCI Administrator

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What is an Externship?

At Southern Careers Institute, an externship is required in several of the training programs. But, what exactly is an externship? Some people have an idea of the kind of work they would like to spend their lives doing and others have no clue. It’s hard to know what a career is really like unless you have […]

By SCI Administrator

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25 Reasons To Continue Your Education

According to the United States Census Bureau, 90 percent of Americans have a minimum of a high school diploma. Similarly, a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that citizens who have technical training, like electrical technicians, medical assistants and nurse aides, have the highest projection for job growth over the next 10 […]

By SCI Administrator

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Why is Work Ethic Important?

Work ethic is one of the driving factors in workplace productivity. There are three key reasons why work ethic is important. First, it is highly desired by employers worldwide. In fact, research shows that a good work ethic is the number one soft skill sought by employers. For this reason, many interviewers will ask you […]

By SCI Administrator

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What is Lifelong Learning?

Whether you’re looking to enter a new career path or simply expand your horizons for personal reasons, most people can benefit from lifelong learning. But what exactly is lifelong learning? How does one continue their learning? What makes a lifelong learner? And what are the benefits of lifelong learning? Is it worth the time spent […]

By SCI Administrator

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What Are the Advantages of Online Learning?

As education evolves, so too evolves the ways in which people receive that education. According to the U.S. Department of Education, as late as 2017 there were over 6.6 million post-secondary institution students enrolled in some sort of distance online learning course. This is mainly because online learning offers a lot of advantages over more […]

By SCI Administrator

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