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Your Questions About How To Find A New Career

George asks…

Are educational and career goals different or the same? How? Is it essential to set educational and career goa?

Are educational and career goals different or the same? How? Is it essential to set educational and career goals? Why or why not?

New Niche Finder answers:

Educational goals and a career goals are two very different things. Lets start with education. A educational goal is a new skill you want to achieve or to improve a certain skill you may already have. Education is about learning new parts of information and using it to achieve personal milestones so you can have a better future career and street wise. Career goals are goal you want to achieve usually in the work place. For example a career goal might be wanting to achieve that new promotion or to start at the bottom and earn your way to the top. It is important to set goals because if you have some sort of structure showing you how to achieve this goal helps more than you would think. Breaking your goal into small steps will help you slowly achieve that promotion or get your certificate in bushiness is it is an educational goal.

John asks…

What career is based on foreign languages?

Also, please give some detail about the career rather than just giving the name of it. A link to Wikipedia or something works too.

New Niche Finder answers:

A major in linguistics can lead you toward a diverse career path. So, it is best to identify your interests and skill set before graduation day arrives. In order to successfully prepare for the linguistic job of your choice, get acquainted with your career options early on. Keep in mind that some jobs for linguists may require you to have a graduate degree.

Translator or Interpreter
Linguists who are fluent in two or more languages can choose either translation or interpreting (or both) as a profession. Translators and interpreters convert one language into another language. However, translators work only with written texts and interpreters only with spoken language. Both career paths involve some degree of specialization, as it is important to be knowledgeable about the material you are working with. Translators and interpreters often work on a contract and/or freelance basis. They can find jobs within the government, schools, hospitals, courts, corporations, and publishing.

English Language Teaching
Linguists are ideal candidates for teaching languages, especially since they have a specialized understanding of how languages are structured and learned. One popular option is to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). As an ESL teacher, you plan and tailor lessons according to your students’ language needs. You can teach at private language schools or within the public school system. In addition to a linguistic degree, it might be necessary to obtain a teaching certificate. ESL teachers are in demand within the United States and overseas.

Forensic Linguistics
If you have a passion and fascination for the law, then forensic linguistics might be a career path to pursue. Forensic linguists specialize in analyzing and interpreting the language of the law. They are often called upon in criminal and civil court cases. Duties can involve analyzing legal documents, police reports, criminal confessions, eyewitness testimony, and audio voice recordings. Forensic linguists sometimes play a major role in freeing people wrongly accused of a crime. To qualify for this career, you generally need a master’s degree.

Computational Linguistics
Linguists who have knowledge of computer science can choose to specialize in computational linguistics. Although the field can be quite varied, computational linguistics involves helping computers develop language skills. Popular examples of computational linguistics include such computer tools as automated grammar correction, language translation, and voice recognition programs. There are majors devoted entirely to computational linguistics, and career options include working for corporations, government agencies, and research universities.

Academia
The traditional route for linguists is to teach and research at the university level. A graduate degree is usually required, as is previous research and/or publication experience. Linguists can teach in academic departments such as English, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and foreign languages. It is important to note that tenure-track positions in linguistics can be highly competitive.

Read more: List of Different Careers as a Linguist | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6763398_list-different-careers-linguist.html#ixzz1AmECbGE8

Sandy asks…

How many career paths are available for a computer programmer?

Whenever I go to job interviews, I’m asked questions about my career. I’m not sure how to respond. I’ve never had a job before, although I have plenty of technical experience. What should I know about careers before I go for another interview?

New Niche Finder answers:

Possible career paths for a computer programmer:
Computer Programmer itself, Computer Analyst, Systems Analyst, IT assistant, Computer Officer, Programming Assistant, Software Engineer, Data Conversion Technician, and others.

In future you can go for IT Manager, Senior Computer Analyst, Senior Software Engineer, and so on, depending on the circumstances.

When asked during interviews about your career, tell them about your plan to pursue a career in IT. Give them a brief outline of your technical knowledge. You can tell them more if they ask.

If IT is your field of expertise, then it looks like this is where you need to build your career. Unless you want to retrain yourself and go for some other profession. This requires additional time and financial resources.

Charles asks…

How to begin a career as a flight attendant?

I just graduated high school and I have absolutely no idea what career path I want to take in life. i love helping people and traveling so i thought a temporary career as a flight attendant would be beneficial as I decide what i really want to do. Can anyone give me any tips on how to begin or any ways to get and land the job? All answers would be greatly appreciated.

New Niche Finder answers:

Most airlines have a link at the bottom of their websites that says “careers.” I know that both Delta (www.delta.com) and American Airlines (www.aa.com) have links at the bottom of their home pages where you can go to their career opportunities pages. For most airlines, you only need a high school diploma to be a flight attendant. They should have the applications and job requirements online.

I don’t know if you’re planning to go to college or not, but many airlines also attend career fairs at larger universities. I work at Louisiana State University, and American Airlines comes here every year to recruit at the annual career fair. I would guess they go to most large state universities, as well as private universities. American Airlines will even have lists of the career fairs they’re attending on their website (under “Career Opportunities”) You could always go to one of these career fairs in your area and talk to the representative from the airline.

It used to be, years ago, that you needed to go through “flight attendant school,” but most airlines are not requiring that anymore. Most should have the requirements on their websites, and after they hire you, they’ll do their own training program.

William asks…

How did you discover the career that you enjoy most?

What is your career? How long did it take you to discover it? Do you like green eggs and ham?

New Niche Finder answers:

I’ve always liked dead things and the inner machinations of people’s minds ((milk spills)).
So I want to be some sort of doctor, or detective, or psychologist, something in those fields.
It’s not exactly my career, but I’m going to school.

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