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    Become a Licensed Real Estate Agent

    Become a Licensed Real Estate Agent
    If you're considering a real estate career, plan to study before seeking your first customer. In every state, prospective real estate salespeople must take a basic real estate course. And all states require you to pass a real estate licensing exam before you start selling homes. Hit the Books How many classes will you attend, and what will you learn? It ...
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    The Benefits of a Sales Education

    The Benefits of a Sales Education
    Did you know that 92 percent of most selling professionals do not have a proper sales education? Did you know that the lack of education could hurt prospecting and closing ratios? Unfortunately, many organizations spend little time and resources toward sales training. Many believe lack of time, and most importantly money, impact developing a proper training program. More importantly, when they ...
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    'Mini' Master's Classes Are One Way Some Job Hunters Seek an Edge

    'Mini' Master's Classes Are One Way Some Job Hunters Seek an Edge
    If an MBA is a major asset in getting a good job, hundreds of students in the Twin Cities hope a mini MBA will give them at least a minor edge in their job hunts. At the University of St. Thomas, the Mini MBA Program is a 52-hour version of the master's in business administration degree, typically a two-year program. The ...
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    3 Tips to Start Building a College Savings Account

    3 Tips to Start Building a College Savings Account
    A new survey by online brokerage TD Ameritrade says college is the top reasons teens save their money. The results were a pleasant surprise to educators who are focusing on getting personal finance taught in schools. The survey indicated 78 percent of teens say they want to share the cost of college with their parents. To start building your college savings, ...
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    Families Still Finding Ways to Pay for College

    Families Still Finding Ways to Pay for College
    After spending nearly 10 years working with cars in some capacity - as an automotive technician beginning at the age of 14, and later as a car salesman - Shaun Franks is now a full-time student at Macon State College's Warner Robins campus, studying to become a teacher. Following a dream, the 23-year-old finally took the plunge after saving money for ...
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    Two-Year-Colleges Brace for Busy Year

    Two-Year-Colleges Brace for Busy Year
    Class schedules for Tacoma Community College's fall quarter start arriving in Pierce County mailboxes in a few weeks. But for students who haven't registered, the booklets could end up becoming more of a wish list. "By the time people get the printed schedule," TCC spokesman Dale Stowell said, "probably the majority of classes will be full." Thanks to the recession, TCC ...
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    Despite Economy, Experts Advise Students to Major in What Interests Them

    Despite Economy, Experts Advise Students to Major in What Interests Them
    When Carter Schimpff enrolled at Texas Christian University four years ago, he began work on what he thought was a marketable degree: a bachelor of business administration with a major in finance and a minor in real estate. At the time, housing markets were booming, and millions of dollars were being made in the investment and mortgage industries. No one has ...
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    20 Must-Read Sales Books

    20 Must-Read Sales Books
    Want to learn tricks of the trade? Hear success stories from the very best sales pros? Or maybe you’re just looking for a refresher course. Whatever your need, look no further your local library or bookstore. The best part? Sales HQ has done all the research for you. We’ve made a list of the 20 Best Books for sales professionals. Our ...
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    20 Best Sales Books

    Little Red Book of Sellingby Jeffrey Gitomer With The Little Red Book of Selling, Jeffrey Gitomer has created a real-world, practical, and fun book that salespeople will love and profit from. Salespeople want answers. That’s why the Little Red Book of Selling is short, sweet, and to the point. It’s packed with answers that people are searching for in order ...
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    Bachelor of Science, Human Resources

    Bachelor of Science, Human Resources
    Human resource management covers a wide variety of tasks and functions within an organization, including: recruiting and hiring, employee compensation and benefits, corporate policy, employee assistance, and training. Within the field of human resource management there is an endless list of possible jobs. Some of these include: recruiters, EEO officers, employer relations specialist, benefits managers, training and development managers, and labor ...
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    Increase Your Sales Effectiveness

    Increase Your Sales Effectiveness
    Selling is both an art and a science. Very few people are able to enter a career in sales and work at their full potential right off the bat. And unfortunately, not every organization is willing to invest the resources necessary to train their sales force to be successful. They give their workers a few pointers and the rest is up ...
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    Want to Get into Graduate School? Here's How...

    Want to Get into Graduate School? Here's How...
    If you’ve decided to head back to the classroom for an advanced degree, get ready to face some competition. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of masters degrees granted is expected to increase by 35 percent. To stand out from the pack, get organized to make your graduate application shine. h4. Graduate school applications generally require: • Transcript • GRE or ...
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    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
    Do you enjoy working with computers? Have you ever been curious about the way they work and how they can accomplish all the fascinating tasks they do? These days, it's all about the people behind the magic - computer programmers. Writing code takes a certain problem-solving mindset, whether you’re writing scripts, software, or web applications. If you’re starting a career as ...
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    Bachelor of Arts in Marketing

    Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
    Have a creative knack? Like to think of exciting, cutting-edge ways to catch people's attention? Have you ever been curious about why people make the purchasing decisions they do? Then marketing is right up your alley! With today's competitive job arena, it is important to be an expert in and specialty field you enter. By earning your marketing degree, you will ...
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    Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration

    Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration
    Do you wind up the leader of almost every group project you get involved in? Do other people frequently ask you for financial advice? Do you watch _"The Apprentice"_ and similar TV shows and say to yourself, "I could do better than all these people"? You might never get to be the president of a multi-billion-dollar company, but businesses all over ...
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    Is an MBA Right for You?

    Is an MBA Right for You?
    The master of business administration, or MBA, is often considered the top degree in the business world, although PhDs in certain specialties are certainly available. No matter what industry you're in, an MBA degree will be a enormous asset. Some companies will provide tuition assistance or reimbursement in exchange for your commitment to continue working for them after you earn your ...
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    Meet Entrepreneur & MBA Student, Tim McCormack

    Meet Entrepreneur & MBA Student, Tim McCormack
    The first time Tim McCormack went to college, funding issues got in the way. Several years in the workforce in a variety of sales and Internet marketing positions were enough to make him realize that obtaining a bachelors degree would be beneficial. A stint living abroad in the Dominican Republic led to his choice of the BS in business from online ...
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    An Introduction to The GMAT

    An Introduction to The GMAT
    The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is an annually conducted examination. It is an analysis of the general skills and abilities that one has aggregated over time. The GMAT test is a consistent form of evaluation that aids business schools or ‘B-Schools’ in estimating the skills and qualifications of the candidate; which are essential for advanced study in business and management. ...
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    Is Another Degree Your Ticket to Management?

    Is Another Degree Your Ticket to Management?
    I received my BS (1980) and MS (1982) in education and health sciences and worked in medical research until the mid-1980s. Since moving from the East Coast to California, I have changed careers and worked in computer support (three years) and mortgage banking (10 years). While these jobs paid the bills, I haven't been able to progress to a management position. ...
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    Will an Advanced Degree Advance Your Career?

    Will an Advanced Degree Advance Your Career?
    It seems like all the pieces are in place for the next giant leap in your career: Your friend told you his sister went back to school for a professional degree and, a week after graduating, landed a job with a $10,000 salary increase. So you know a degree would boost your pay. You know from your college experience five years ...
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