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Nursing Job in Japan

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Typical duties of a nurse include meeting and counseling patients and their families, giving hope to patient, helping them in various day to day tasks, reminding patients about their dosages and medicines, assisting the physician, meeting and greeting guests and visiting physicians, fixing appointments, and providing patient care in the best possible manner, and engaging in various other tasks as may be required in a healthcare setup. Nursing jobs are some of the best jobs where actually you get chance to help people in need. A nursing job in Japan may be available in any city in Japan. Candidates looking for a nursing job in Japan may check out for the same with hospitals, recruiters, job sites or job search engines. Candidates who are trying for a nursing job in Japan may also try for jobs in other areas where it is possible to work from home over an Internet connection.

Jobseekers can also go for various freelancing websites that offer easy or simple work that can be performed over the Internet. One of such sites is The website helps employers post jobs on their sites, so that jobseekers can actually take up these tasks and submit via the website. Employers or seekers can register with jobsites and post their tasks to be solved by freelancers or solvers. Candidates can choose taking up freelancing opportunities than trying for nursing jobs abroad.

Candidates applying to nursing job in Japan or nursing jobs abroad may have a nursing degree. Excellent academic credentials are required for any nursing job in Japan. Prior experience in nursing or healthcare jobs in Japan may be helpful. As an alternative to healthcare jobs in Japan jobseekers may go for work from home jobs over The website offers freelancers or solvers to do virtual jobs over the Internet. Employers also find it very easy and convenient as they enjoy the choice of assigning specific solvers to do specific tasks and make payments on their own discretion only when they find the tasks done satisfactorily. This is a great earning opportunity for solvers and a great opportunity for employers to get jobs done from a workforce spread all over the world.

Architecture Jobs in Dallas, TX are found via ShortTask

Friday, September 17th, 2010

The way to find new work has changed. Employers used to have to hire new permanent employees if they needed a little extra work done. Many people think that this is a good thing but the fact of the matter is, sometimes there is not enough work to go around after a specific task is complete, which could lead to someone getting fired or to layoffs. ShortTask has created a solution that will allow employers to pick from a large group of qualified individuals for work that needs done. For the workers, there is the benefit of being able to make quick cash for architecture jobs in Dallas, TX that they love.

The ShortTask platform allows employers and workers to come together so that the needs of everyone is met. As the employer, you will not have to worry about firing someone if it turns out that they are not exactly someone that would fit in with your company. As the worker, you will not have to worry about quiting for a better gig because once the job is done with – it is done with and the two parties simply split ways. There is nothing more to worry about.

Many workers, or solvers as ShortTask labels them, have found that they are able to take all of their skills and knowledge and find a lot of suitable temporary architecture jobs in Dallas, TX. ShortTask labels the employers as seekers, as they are seeking for someone that will be able to help them with the job that they have or the problem that they are facing. Once you take a look at the ShortTask platform, you will see that it is truly much easier to use than you might have thought. You will actually start to wonder just why it is that such a platform or system didn’t exist a long time ago.

Whether you are looking to advertise that you are looking for someone to help with architecture jobs in Dallas, TX or you are someone who is looking for the additional work, it is important to make sure that you are taking your time and looking through all of your options.

Why You Don’t Marry or Paint Yourself into a Career Corner Before the Age of 25

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

We’ve all heard it before: marriage before 25 is rarely a good idea, and it’s usually our parents who first enlighten us to that bit of wisdom. You don’t know who you are and you don’t know who’ll be ten years from now. That same process goes into limiting yourself in terms of your career, says career coach and founder A. Harrison Barnes (and our parents, too).

One woman revealed in a recent interview that she was the one who everyone thought would be married right out of high school, complete with the mini van, picket fence and 2.5 kids while everyone also assumed her younger sister would be the one who discovered her independence, traveled and with a career to die for. Turns out, everyone was completely wrong. The older sister is the one who’s preparing for a trip to Spain for a series of lectures while the younger sister is busy planning cheerleading camp for her three teenage daughters and juggling dinner and shopping around her appointment with the washing machine repairman. Sound familiar? Turns out, it’s not all that uncommon. This, of course, reiterates what Barnes says: assume nothing.

“Each of our life stages serve definitive purposes”, says the founder. Once we’ve gained our education and realize many doors exist, each one ready to walk through, we learn that our dreams of becoming an engineer one day might now mean our interests are geared towards a career in meteorology instead. This is one reason it’s important to keep an open mind when we’re considering our futures in terms of what it is we will ultimately make our living at. In fact, one of the best ways to see, firsthand, how things can change on a dime is to look at some of your favorite celebrities. There are few, if any at all, that didn’t start out as a teacher or a cosmetologist or even dreams of becoming an airline pilot (think John Travolta). So, you see, while chasing your dreams are important, says A. Harrison Barnes, sometimes the beauty is following an unexpected path. Often, that’s when you find true satisfaction not only in your choice of jobs, but your life as a whole.

Fortunately, changing careers usually doesn’t require a major shift, with the exception of additional educational requirements. Still, and even if the thought of going back for another semester or two is anything but pleasant, keep in mind that those few months can equate to a lifetime of new opportunities and better satisfaction in your decisions.

Finally, A. Harrison Barnes says even if you’re certain by the time you reach thirty that your choices were solid, don’t assume by the time you reach forty that you’re cemented into place. It’s not uncommon at all for any of us to hit that magical number and decide to really shake things up – including our career choices. That said, it’s up to you to turn the corner should you face the realization that you want something different. Besides, changing careers is far less traumatic than facing a divorce with someone you thought you knew when you were 23, only to realize at 33 you not only know him or her, but you didn’t even know yourself at that age.

New to the Workforce?

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Recent college graduates have always known there’s a period of adjustment when transitioning from college campus to employee parking lot. Some are better prepared than others, but usually, there’s always a bit of nervousness until they get their new routines down. A. Harrison Barnes, career coach and founder, offers these tips for those just entering the workforce:

When you accept a position, but sure you understand the company’s policies on everything from the dress code to any professional associations you’re expected to join. Ask questions, take notes and ask for clarification when it’s needed. The new employer wants to see inititiatve and ensuring you understand the guidelines means it’s important to you , too.

Understand that you’re about to transition from a classroom of folks who were likely your own age to a new dynamic that includes people of all ages and with vastly different backgrounds, says A. Harrison Barnes. You’ll meet folks with a lifetime of experience – take the opportunity to learn something. Don’t fall into that trap of thinking younger is better prepared. It’s not always the case.

Keep in mind too that while you’re used to a structured environment with definitive start and finish times in your classroom settings, you’re going to face the occasional early morning or late evening meeting. Prepare to ensure your attendance, says the founder.

Also, you’re not going to be receiving the level of feedback you had grown accustomed to in school. No grades, no notes on returned papers – it’s just you and your job and odds are, you’ll hear more about what you’re doing wrong than what you’re doing right. Rest assured the accolades will come, but not with the frequency of requests to redo a project because the guidelines weren’t followed. Learn to accept the criticism and the requests with grace and maturity.

Understand it’s going to take time to get used to your new environment. There’s a learning curve and no employer expects a new hire to walk in with a complete understanding of what’s expected. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification, Barnes suggests.

Keep in mind, too, that while you may be used to multi-tasking – including grabbing a slice of pizza and eating over your laptop during finals, it could be your new employer doesn’t allow eating in the workspace. If that’s the case, plan accordingly and remember, it’s not a new rule designed to make your life hard – it is what it is.

Finally, Barnes suggests that you steer clear of office politics and the office gossip. It’s never professional and could put you in a light you don’t want. You’re already the new kid on the block; when the office gossip hones in on you, be kind and polite and remain professional, but make it clear your objective is to do your job to the best of your abilities with as little insight as possible as to who’s fooling around with whom.
Before long, you’ll be fully acclimated in your new position. From there, the sky’s the limit in terms of where you take your career.

Jobs Created as a Result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – Part 4 in a Series of 4

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

In this last article in a series, we are going to take a look at one of the most difficult jobs that have come about as a result of the oil spill that continues in the Gulf of Mexico. For anyone who lives in this region of the country, they know too well the rich sea life that exists; not only shrimp and smaller fish, but dolphins, sharks and the millions of birds in the area. There is something so devastating about seeing that footage on television; dolphins that did not survive and seeing them being carried by environmentalists and veterinarians in their arms and seeing the heartbreak and often, the tears, on their faces. That sense of helplessness is something that will stay with these brave souls the rest of their lives, says A. Harrison Barnes, who is the founder of He said it also drives home the need for more personnel trained to assist these animals and mammals; those who chose these fields as their careers find themselves wanting to do more and for many, “more” means relocating to the area.

What many people around the world don’t see, but that those who live along the coast line do see, are the effects, firsthand, of the ruin. Mother pinnipeds (a seal with fur) attempting to clean the oil from her young with her tongue will ingest so much toxic oil that she cannot survive. Seals and dolphins who are so caked with oil their fins or flippers are too heavy to support themselves and will often drown. Now, sharks and other dangerous sea life, in an effort to find oxygen, are flocking to the shores. This could prove deadly for humans. The list is endless and the devastation only gets worse with time.

Even as engineers work on what is likely the most important jobs in their lives try around the clock to find the solution, ecologists and environmentalists are working just as hard to prevent what is inevitable for so much wildlife. This is why there is such a need for these trained professionals in this region of the country. And, says the founder, the need is not short term. It will take years – decades – for any degree of normalcy to return. Many trained professionals will make that region of the country their homes, while others will commit a significant amount of time doing their part. A. Harrison Barnes also points out that while the relief wells are the best scenario right now fifty miles away from the coastline where the oil spews, there are no guarantees.

Many environmental experts say the Gulf, in its entirety, could easily become a dead zone. Areas such as New Orleans, Louisiana; Biloxi, Gulfport and Pascagoula Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola Florida are those areas where makeshift vet offices are being set up and coordinated with those experts who know how to tend to the marine life. Many have already committed their energies, but as Barnes points out, this is one of those undertakings that “too much help” simply does not exist.

Graduate Business Schools up the Ante

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

After years of law schools and medical schools directing their attention and resources to attracting women applicants, business schools are now seeing the reaped rewards from these same efforts of enticing more women into MBA programs. Historically, women enrollees have been considerably lower than their male counterparts. That’s changing, though. More business schools are bringing out the heavy artillery in their efforts, says A. Harrison Barnes, career coach and founder of Private parties, all expense paid trips and other incentives – such as cooking classes, of all things, are successfully wooing more women.

Some of the best business schools in the country are already reporting impressive growth from women applicants; sometimes up to 2 percent. This means more women are going to be entering their business careers higher up the corporate ladder than in previous years. The overall image is changing too, says the founder. “Women aren’t as likely to be intimidated when faced with a tepid response in a classroom comprised of mostly men”.

A University of Michigan at Ann Arbor study revealed the main reasons the numbers have always been low have to do with a lack of female role models, a lack of encouragement by their employers and the belief business jobs would mean they would have to make more compromises in terms of marriage and family. Women have been becoming brilliant physicians and attorneys for decades, now the gap is closing in business, as well. A. Harrison Barnes says there’s one more reason women have sometimes steered clear of MBA programs that’s rather surprising: the quantitative capabilities are sometimes off-putting for women. Still, the report found that more than eighty percent of women business school grads agreed the MBA contributed significantly to their careers and that the challenges were well worth the anxiety and efforts.

One school, the University of Indiana’s Kelley School of Business, offered cooking classes as part of its enticement methods. Enrollment immediately increased by eight percentage points. This is indicative of women who want it all – and believe they can achieve it. From the results of this study, they’re right. From the boardroom to the kitchen to the school plays, today’s contemporary woman is realizing there’s a balance to be had – and they’re defining it to fit their needs.

Women have long since known they can incredible medical and legal careers and now, they know an MBA is within reach – and they don’t have to make the sacrifices those before them might have faced. The Stern School of Business, located in New York, has traditionally had the highest proportion of female students and it’s now reporting ratios of forty percent and growing. With more careers opening up, as evidenced by the trends on, it’s clear there’s a new trend and for many, not a moment too soon.

Getting that First Day Behind You

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Remember that first day of school when you were six? The night before, you couldn’t sleep and you were up and dressed (likely for the last time until you graduated high school) long before the alarm clock went off. It’s the same feeling as you eagerly anticipate your first day in your new career. So much to look forward to and so much you want to accomplish; you want to make a good impression while not shoving your foot down your throat in the process. Overwhelming, right? “Maybe a little”, says career coach and founder A. Harrison Barnes. “It’s natural to feel apprehension and in fact, it’d be surprising if you didn’t experience a bit of anxiety”. So, what does Barnes suggest?

“Your first day’s not the right time to make a statement or to draw attention, or at least, the wrong attention”, says the founder. This means you don’t want to take a risk with your choice of clothing. Dress conservatively. Odds are, you were able to get an idea of what the dress code was (if you weren’t told during your orientation). And even if you’re not sure, it’s always better to err on the side of caution. If you anticipate tours and long periods of time on your feet, women should consider a more moderate heel and steer clear of those backbreaking higher heels. Also, the last thing you want is to be uncomfortable; be sure you choose clothes that fit you well and are in good repair. It’s distracting if you’re wondering if anyone notices that button missing from your shirt sleeve cuff.

Another tip A. Harrison Barnes suggests is to speak up. No one expects you to know the intricacies of the company the first day (or even the first month). If you’re asked to report to the conference room, instead of roaming the halls and risk showing up late for the meeting, simply ask which way to the conference room. No one is going to bite you or roll their eyes or even send you on the wrong route, says Barnes.

Finally, and this tip is good whether you’ve been on the job ten minutes or ten years, do your best to steer clear of the office gossip and office politics. Sure, you don’t want to alienate anyone, but you also don’t want to become your own worst enemy either. Most office dynamics have definitive lines drawn and there’s always the office clown, the office gossip, the office cheater…and on and on. Your goal is to do your job and do it well. Resist the temptation to get involved. Once someone notices you paying attention to a conversation, you’re sure to get drawn in. It’s just human nature.

Finally, the day’s over and you’ll be able to return home fully exhausted from the long day and having gotten little sleep the night before. You’ll also not be as stressed that second day as your first day proved to be.

Beauty as a Career?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Cosmetology is one of those versatile career options that open up a lot of avenues. With a license to practice, one can choose to focus on a single specialty, such as hair or make up or combine several of those attributes so that they make the most of their educations. Before you run out to apply to the local salon, there are a few things you’ll need to have beforehand. founder A. Harrison Barnes says a license is a must for anyone going into cosmetology. There are a lot of different reasons for this, but one of the most important ones includes having a thorough understanding of various things that can suggest health problems. A make up artist needs to recognize contagious skin disorders and those who focus their attention on providing clients the latest hairstyles need to have an understanding of scalp disorders, some of which are contagious as well. This is what’s taught in a cosmetology course. Every state has its minimum requirements that must be met before testing in front of the state boards.

So what about those opportunities? A. Harrison Barnes says the options are limitless:

“  Some cosmetologists go into business for themselves. They open their own salons that might include manicures, haircuts, colors and other beauty treatments such as facials.

“  There is also a growing trend in those cosmetologists who are willing to make their clients beautiful away from their salons. Weddings are just one of those events hairdressers and make up artists are showing up at as part of their services. Whether the stylist has a full time entourage on staff or keeps several part time employees, these professionals are always ready to go where their services are needed.

“  Cosmetologists are going into business with licensed massage therapists to provide a spa-like experience for their clients. It’s beneficial for both – they’re exposed to the other’s clients and because they’re partners in their business, no one person is shouldering the lion’s share of the expenses associated with the day to day operations.

“  Make a success of your first salon and then expand. Many cosmetologists are becoming well known for their chains of shops. It’s a great way to cover the proverbial financial bases while also providing jobs for the communities the shops are located in.

These are just a few of the ways you can make an incredible career with your cosmetology background. Keep in mind, though, if you branch out of the state you’re licensed in, you will need to contact any new states to ensure you remain in state compliance. Usually, it’s only a matter of applying for a license and in most states, says the founder, it’s less than one hundred dollars. It’s a fast paced career choice that provides excitement and provides a sense of satisfaction for those who choose this as their careers.

A New Job or a Vacation: What will it be?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Most of us, at some point in our careers, can relate to being burned out with our jobs. Our work days become burdensome and we find no satisfaction. Too many times, we soldier forward until we realize we’ve forced ourselves into a corner: we either have to find a new job or finally take that vacation that we should have taken months ago.

There are a lot of reasons for avoiding burnout, including physical ailments that can result from carrying that much stress. It’s not unheard of to develop high blood pressure, heart disease, migraines and emotional stress. The resentment, frustration and exhaustion build and before long, it’s all we can do to get out of bed each morning – even on the weekends. Job burnout can affect every aspect of our lives, says career coach and founder A. Harrison Barnes. So what are the warning signs that might serve as a warning that you’re nearing the breaking point?

Are you becoming increasingly difficult to be around at work or home (or both)? Is everyone treading lightly? That could be a sign that you’re burned out, says A. Harrison Barnes.

Does the thought of having to drive to the office cause your heart to race and your breathing to quicken? These are some of the physical signs. Even dizzy spells have been reported by men and women who suffer from job burnout.

Also, says the founder, if you realize your ten and twelve hour days are slowing dwindling down to seven or eight hour days, it’s likely because you’ve come to dread walking through your office door.

You’re not doing yourself, your family or your employer any favors when you’re running on empty. Even if the timing isn’t right for a two week vacation, you and your manager should be able to find a medium ground that allows you to take a week off now and perhaps another week before the summer’s over. It’s to his advantage too, after all.

More of us are spending more of our weekends working. In fact, twenty percent of us routinely bring work home with us on Fridays. Eliminating this habit can go a long way in easing your work related stress, says Barnes.

Finally Barnes suggests upping your resting hours. If it’s usually midnight or later before you finally hit the sheets, try to make an effort to have everything done and in bed by eleven at night. An extra half hour’s sleep can make a world of difference. If you’ve sacrificed your once-cherished workout routine, be sure to find time to include it again in your daily life. Exercise, as we all know, is often the cure all. If after you’ve tried to make these changes and you’re still feeling burned out, it may be time to consider a new career option. If so, you owe it to yourself to make it happen sooner rather than later.

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