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Old 10-26-2013, 11:34 AM
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Question Recommend certification, training, or degree?

Hi, I'm new here. I'm in the beginning stages of trying to figure out what I can do to work at home. I understand that I need to figure out what I'm good at and find a niche (easier said than done!), but I'm just wondering if there are any fields that are particularly easy to find a job in (hopefully other than sales/customer service - I'm pretty shy) and/or that are higher paying than most. I'm at a point right now that I could pursue some kind of training. I already have a bachelor's, but it's not in a field that I want to work in.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:10 PM
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If you want to work from home, obtaining certifications or additional
education will be based on the type of work you plan to do. For
example, if you want to be a web designer or software developer,
then I think its best to get formal education in this field.

Last week I was reading an article online about a coding bootcamp
that last for 9 to 12 weeks and they teach you how to develop
web applications. At the end of the bootcamp, they have employers
come to the school to interview the campers and many of them
get jobs.

This is a field where you can eventually outsource yourself to work
from home as an independent contractor, but you will need some
type of training to get your foot in the door. It's easy to get into because
there's a shortage of workers who actually have the skills that companies
are looking for. If you can do the work, you are pretty much guaranteed
a job.

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:55 AM
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Besides figuring out what you are good at, I think you have to figure out what you are passionate about and would enjoy doing the most. Make out that list to help narrow down what you are looking for. A great paying job isn't going to keep you happy if it are miserable doing it or it takes too much time away from your family. Do you want to start your own business or do you want to work for someone else?

I think breaking down everything you are looking for will at least give you a direction to where to start.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:19 AM
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It sounds like you are at a crossroad in your life and you are looking for some serious long term changes. And you are willing to invest time and money into doing it.

I suggest you look to yourself first and the following 2 links is a good start. Then you can start building your goals from there.

Oprah - Discover Your Passion

Oprah-Find Your Career Path
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:36 AM
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It sounds like you are at a crossroad in your life and you are looking for some serious long term changes. And you are willing to invest time and money into doing it.

I suggest you look to yourself first and the following 2 links is a good start. Then you can start building your goals from there.

Oprah - Discover Your Passion

Oprah-Find Your Career Path
Hi Jess,

I have a BA and an a MA in marketing, and while both are useful, you truly don't need recognized qualifications for working online. Seriously. To be blunt: colleges simply don't know - and therefore cannot teach - everything you can pick up by getting involved in online communities. WAHM is a nice place to start, and a lovely, friendly community, but you'll also want to branch out into communities where the typical member has more experience, and therefore more to teach you. Avoid wasting your money on e-books; instead, garner what you can from free sources: recognized authorities on forums, blogs, and free e-books.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:18 PM
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I would suggest hanging out on LinkdIn. There's a lot of professionals and biz owners there to interact with and check out the job board. Join other small biz forums and again, check job boards. You may find a cozy niche you're comfortable with B2B (biz to biz) relationship or you can go for recession proof jobs. We can't really help since we don't know what you're in the mood for but can only offer some directions. Good luck!
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:11 AM
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my training was for secretarial
but I never used it
I work in graphic design from home but I am working in a completely unrelated job
I do think the training did help me working for myself
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:03 AM
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Smile free certification courses

Someone posted in another work at homes area there are free certification courses that are online and that they are good ones. Anyone else see this too?

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in PA
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