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Labor Market Info TODAY
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Medical Geneticists Have the Prescription for Success

Work to find a cure for many diseases. New discoveries in genetics have
already resulted in numerous medical advances.

Read the exclusive feature from Bridges
http://careerpronews.bridges.com/explorer/browse/op/geneticists/main.htm

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Industrial Security: Keeping Businesses Safe

Security has become a top concern for industries worldwide. And that concern
is translating into a variety of career possibilities.

Read the exclusive feature from Bridges
http://careerpronews.bridges.com/explorer/browse/op/keepsafe/main.htm

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Greeting Card Writer

Successful greeting card writers create a conventional or humorous message
that captures an individual buyer's sentiment, yet has appeal to a broad
audience.

Read the exclusive feature from Bridges
http://careerpronews.bridges.com/explorer/browse/se/greetcard/main.htm

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CAREER NEWS HEADLINES

Work-Life Balance Good for Business

A recent study found that companies that place an emphasis on the need for a
healthy work-life balance also have higher profits.

Read the Miami Herald article
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/worklifebalancingact/2009/10/work-life-balance-leads-to-higher-earnings.html

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Beware of Fake Job Postings

Fake job ads can be more than misleading. Some ads are actually ploys to get
personal information from applicants, leading to identity theft or
unauthorized debt.

Read the Monday Magazine article
http://mondaymag.com/articles/entry/phish-food/news/

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Business Incubator Helps Entrepreneurs

Starting a small business can seem like a daunting task in today's economy.
Read about a business incubator that is helping entrepreneurs get off to a
positive start.

Read the BBC article
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolpda/ifs_news/hi/newsid_8290000/8290555.stm

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STUDIES, FACTS & TRENDS
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Finding Creative Ways to Use Social Networking Sites at Work

More companies are banning social networking websites in the workplace. But
enterprising employees are finding ways to still get their social-networking
fix by working around the barriers.

Read more from the Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/personal-tech/employees-skirting-office-web-blocks-to-get-facebook-twitter-fix/article1319130/

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Universities Struggle to Find Jobs for Alumni

Universities are getting more creative in order to help their graduates find
jobs. Read about some solutions a few alumni offices have put in place in
order to launch their grads into the workforce.

Find out more from the Christian Science Monitor
http://features.csmonitor.com/economyrebuild/2009/10/09/universities-try-innovative-ways-to-get-grads-jobs/

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Skilled Workers Still Hard to Find

Despite a high unemployment rate, some job openings remain difficult to
fill. That's because many employers are looking for specific skills that
remain in short supply.

Read the Associated Press article
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/classifieds/news/jobcenter/careeradvice/stories/DN-unfilledjobs_05bus.ART.State.Edition1.3cf6657.htm

 

 

We Have Choices!

Windham High School is please to provide an education and career planning service for students.  Choices Planner is an online program that helps your child explore education options, discovers a wide variety of occupations, and make plans to achieve his or her goals -- from school or from home!

A motivated student who chooses a pathway is a more focused, achievement-oriented student.  This passion and enthusium can lead to better study habits, better grades and greater course involvement.

Does your child have a solid plan for the future?  Choices Planner helps students build effective plans quickly and easily with the Career Plan Builder in Your Portfolio.  Your child can save as many plans as he or she desires while exploring all the options and finding the right career path.

Choices Planner provides effortless access to detailed information about more than 7,000 colleges, techical schools and graduate schools.  There are even tools to help build impressive resumes, practice job search and interviewing skills, and much more.

The Basic Skills Survey shows occupations that may be good matches for the skills your child identifies.  All sophomores complete the Interest Profiler to see occupations related to things that interest them.

Choices Planner offers many ways to learn more about yourself and your possibilities.  Please encourage your child to ask about using Choices Planner.

To access Choices Planner: go to:  www.bridges.com

Enter our portfolio name:  1034005    Password: P2y5j3Q

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Department at 892-1810 ext 429 or 456.

Sincerely,

Janet B. Caner

Coordinator of Student Services