Careers

Real Estate Course – The Key To Riches

By on December 21, 2012

It is a well-known fact that people have always considered the real estate industry to be quite a wealthy one because land is the only thing that never depreciates in value with the passage of time. Today, the global real estate market is a highly competitive one with so many buyers, sellers and developers of properties. The real estate industry also creates employment opportunities for many people out of which there is always a high demand for property sales professionals, marketing professionals and leasing professionals.

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Studying a course on the real estate sector from real estate classes online definitely offer a lot of rewards. When an individual completes a course on real estate s, he/she would be able to assist real estate property developers and individuals in buying, selling, renting and leasing property. A real estate course is going to provide one with immense knowledge required in order to function in the real estate industry. Real estate courses are going to teach one the basics pertaining to real estate and the common procedures. The students learn about the duties and obligations of a real estate agent. In short, this kind of course helps to polish the students and make them more job-ready so that once they complete the course they would be eligible and skilled enough to apply for a job pertaining to the real estate industry.

Trainees going for courses pertaining to real estate, be it online ones or regular ones gain a lot of knowledge about property financing. They learn the basics of mortgages and also about different funding sources, these two topics are absolutely essential in order to build up one’s knowledge about the real estate industry. Apart from this, the students opting for such courses would also be able to learn about property valuation. Different methods for valuation of a property would be taught to the students. Thus, if you wish to equip yourself with knowledge about this aspect then there is no better solution than signing up for a real estate course.

Of course when it comes to such courses, you don’t always have to opt for conventional ones or the ones wherein the training is given in person and one has to attend classes. If you are a person who is pressed for time or if you find it really impossible to attend real estate classes then you’d be better off attending online courses on real estate management. Also known as real estate home study courses, these are designed for individuals who would prefer to learn about the real estate industry from the comforts of their home. The fee for this kind of course is generally going to be cheaper because there is no need of having physical classes to impart education.

Potential real estate agents, appraisers and brokers are polished through such courses. It is best to select a reputable establishment as far as such courses are concerned because you want the best for yourself. If you want to make a lot of money out of the real estate industry then you have to be willing to put in some money first in order to receive education and training!

Post submitted by Kristine Long

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Blogging: A Great Stepping Stone to Help Launch Your Career

By on December 18, 2012

 

In our modern digital world, it has become more acceptable to use social networking platforms to see and be seen. Infect, with competition for jobs becoming increasingly fierce, potential employers are looking for candidates who have an edge over others and a blog can be a great way to do this.

There are plenty of budding writers out there and luckily there are lots of keen readers too. Blogging is an instant way to get your thoughts out into the public domain with little or no cost.

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Content

Content is key, if you are looking for your first job since graduating or perhaps a change of career, you should focus your blog around your areas of knowledge and expertise.

Promoting

Use your Facebook and Twitter networks to promote your blog. With interesting content you are likely to gain followers from like minded people as well as those who are interested in your knowledge or storytelling.

Readers can get a good feel about a writer’s personality through reading a blog so use it as a way to promote yourself as well as your skill set. If you can engage readers whilst remaining relevant and current, they are likely to share your blog with their social circles and so on. You never know who may see it and approach you to take on some work.

Twitter is an increasingly powerful tool to not only market yourself, but your blog too. Share links with businesses and people who you think will appreciate your posts. Don’t be too pushy as that can put people off and remember that Twitter is a two-way relationship. Be sure to help promote other blogs and engage with ‘tweeps’.

When tweeting it is important to try and follow the 80/20 rule, only 20% of your tweets should be about promoting yourself, whilst 80% should be engaging in conversation or promoting others.

When sharing your blog on Twitter, add in one or two hash tags as these will ensure that your blog appears when users search for these words, thus expanding your potential reading audience. For example if you are looking to get work with solicitors in Warrington you might use #solicitor #Warrington.

Write regularly

You will want to demonstrate to potential employers and clients that you are keeping up to date with trends and news. Try and update your blog on a regular basis, a minimum of two posts a week is good to keep the buzz and momentum going.

Think about your audience

Whilst it’s important to be yourself and have the freedom to write about what you want, if you are specifically using your blog to try and boost your career then you need to bear in mind who will be reading it and target your posts accordingly. Keep it professional and punchy. Whilst employers will read a blog that’s of interest, most are limited on time and you need to be able to get to the point quickly.

Be unique

There are hundreds and thousands of blogs that crossover on content. Think about how you can make yours different and give it a unique edge.

Don’t let your blog become a chore, enjoy what you are writing about and let it lead you to success. 

This guest post has been contributed by Zoe, a British blogger with a keen interest in all things digital. She has written this post today on behalf of Hughes Carlisle, family law solicitors who provide advice and support for personal injury.

  

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One Day (David Nicholls)

By on December 3, 2012

Your favorite #book deserves to be read more than ten times...here's my fave (one of), what's yours?

 

Your favorite book deserves to be read more than ten times…I boldly say that. For me, One Day  is one of those books you would want to read again and again for you feel really connected to the characters and somewhat can identify them as your closest friends. It’s another one of the rare gems you’d want to pull an all-nighter for – I mean I would, I did even if I’ve read it three times now. But, why did it took me this long to write about it? Nothing really, I was just busy blogging. And I didn’t really feel the need to write about this because I don’t need to convince anybody to read it…it can convince on its own.

One Day, David Nicholls’ third novel, tells the story of Emma and Dexter. Two college graduates who meet on St. Swithins Day (July 15th) on the last day of university, fall in love but not admittedly, then part ways. It was set in the 80’s-90’s so I could well say that it speaks to my generation – a story I could easily identify with…which is so disturbing and at the same time beautiful.

The book presented the two either together or individually on July 15th for twenty years, thus, narrating a life-long friendship and love that was filled with what could have beens, what have actually become and perhaps what was regretted. At first we see Dexter being successful and Emma was struggling and it goes the other way around. It’s like putting the cliche life is what happens when you’re too busy with what you think will make you happy into the works. Disconsolate.

The circumstances in the story that would set the characters apart are very realistic that it is not surprising I’m not the only one who feels it too familiar- pulling those emotions of optimism, fear, regret and hope from your thoughts that you never knew were there. It leads one to believe that there is a silver lining to every dark cloud and then leave you grieving again, especially in the end.

Read this book with only little illumination to avoid being distracted by other things. ^_^ I cried, I laughed, it stirred so many emotions in me, it’s now time to have yours bothered!

PS. Watch the film too. It’s good.

  

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