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Sedentary Job? No Way!

In today’s computer driven world, more jobs are playing into the sedentary lifestyle that defines modern America. However, there are still jobs that get people up and moving and can even help people stay in shape.

Here is a brief list of some of these jobs and the things that one can expect to do in them.

Personal Trainer

A personal trainer helps others achieve their fitness goals. Because the job is exercise driven, one must be fit and healthy to do this job well. Maintaining a high fitness level and a healthy lifestyle will help attract clients and provide a strong model for them to admire. Jogging, weight training, and even yoga may be among the daily activities of a personal trainer.

Chef

Chefs are always on their feet as they move about the kitchen preparing food for their diners. A chef must have impeccable culinary skills, a creative mind and an untiring spirit. Being a chef is a fast-paced and energetic career that any active, food-minded person may enjoy. To get a good job in this field, job training and certification from a culinary program is essential.

Parks and Recreation/Landscaping Jobs

If you enjoy being outside and working with plants, these jobs may be ideal for you. They do require a fair amount of physical labor, so a strong back is a must. You can expect to use heavy machinery for mowing and cleaning landscapes and planting flowers and shrubs to beautify yards and parks.

Don’t pick a job with great vacation time. Pick one that doesn’t need escaping.

anonymous

Nanny

A nanny job may not be the best paying gig out there, but it’s certainly active. No one knows how to move all day long like children. As a nanny, you can expect to run and play, make lunches, and drive the children to lessons and other activities. Some nannies may also have light cleaning or laundry duty. Even if you do nothing but play with the children all day, you’ll feel that you put in a full and active day.

Field Service Technician

Many companies, especially utility companies, need people in the field to make repairs or answer customer calls. Many of these types of jobs will require a great deal of local travel as you drive from place to place. This means a constant change of scenery and never having the same day twice.

Construction jobs

Most construction jobs will have workers outside on a day-to-day basis. If you like to work with your hands and be outside, these jobs will be great for you. They combine building or remodeling with an outdoor atmosphere. Like landscaping jobs, these will require heavy lifting and manual labor, so a strong body is a must.

These jobs provide an opportunity to be outside in the fresh air while using your hands or bodies in a much more active way than the typical office job. These are ideal jobs for people who would feel too restless and pent up by doing a sedentary job that keeps them tied to a computer all day.

 

Working in Education: Job Search and Opportunities

Careers in the field of Education come in many flavors and varieties. Most of us just think of teaching positions when considering a job in education. There are many positions available in education that do not require a teaching credential or any classroom involvement.

For example, if your resume shows your solid background in business, do not overlook the education section when searching career sites. Colleges and Universities are Institutions of Higher Education and have many positions available, your business knowledge could be put to good use. Financial Aid is a vital area for most Higher Education Institutions. Your background in business could be the ideal fit for positions within the Financial Aid Departments. Remember, most Colleges and Universities rely on Financial Aid in the form of loans, scholarships, and grants, as their major source of income. Another example is using your resume filled with customer service related jobs allows you to emphasize those skills to become an Academic Advisor at a College or University. There are many education related positions available in School District Offices, County Offices of Education, and at the State and Government levels for individuals with diverse backgrounds.

Your resume should reflect keywords used in the education position for which you wish to apply. Often these keywords include ‘Best Practices’, ‘Rigorous Standards and Practices’, ‘Fully Qualified Educator’, and other terms that apply broadly throughout the education industry. If your strengths include logical, progressive thinking abilities, be sure that your resume reflects those talents. Credential Analysts are needed in nearly every area of education, but that position requires strong abilities in analyzing and evaluating documents as well as people. There is little or no tolerance for mistakes or errors in this area, so place emphasis on projects you have done that reflect successful qualities with measurable results.

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.

Bob Beauprez

If you are interested in pursuing careers in the field of education, or looking for ways to fund your own education, this is a great field to pursue. Many Colleges and Universities will provide free education to their employees, and free or reduced tuition costs to the employee’s immediate family members. This is an ideal way to obtain a teaching credential without paying high tuition fees, and it has the added benefit of interacting with school district personnel who can prove to be invaluable contacts to find a teaching position once you have obtained your credential!

Do not limit your future by limiting your job search to a narrow range defined only by what your current career may require. Jobs in education are available to individuals from every industry. Use your resume as a flexible tool to place particular emphasis on skills required by a job posting in the education field. You may find that taking a job in education allows you a platform to use as a springboard to a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in nearly any degree plan offered and may open doors to careers that may previously have appeared out of your reach. A job in education may prove to be the best career choice for your live and your entire future.

 

What a letter of Introduction and Resume for Teaching should Look Like

When applying for a job as a teacher there are two sections to your application.

  1. The letter of introduction
  2. The resume.

Here is a sample letter to a high school:

Dear Principal Jones,

Attached please find my resume for your review in consideration of a teaching position at Grant High School. I have always enjoyed the marvelous sense of accomplishment that comes from teaching and would appreciate the opportunity to use this enthusiasm at Grant High School.

For me, teaching is an opportunity to create a place for students to learn in a positive, creative, fun environment. I can contribute to History, Government, English, and Literature studies. I possess a full accreditation and I have experience teaching at all high school levels in addition to teaching pilots and navigators to speak and understand English while stationed in Japan

I have no doubt that the students as Grant High School will benefit from my varied professional accomplishments. I hope you agree.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to setting a time for us to meet in person and discuss the possibilities further.

Sincerely

James Gleason

In any resume there are some very obvious things you must cover. Objectives, Skills, Experience and Education. Here is a summary of how to use these headings to create your resume as a teacher.

OBJECTIVES

I am seeking an opportunity utilizing my teaching skills with an organization that strives to stay at the forefront of their industry. My diverse and rich background allow me to fit into any situation that calls for calm demeanor while working under pressure and using creative ways to problem solve. I have extended knowledge of developing curriculum for a classroom setting.

SKILLS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent record keeping abilities.
  • Skilled at making presentations to large groups as well as on a one-on-one basis.
  • Instrumental at developing a classroom atmosphere that is scholastically safe, enriching & creative.
  • Able to cultivate excellent working relationships with students and associates.

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.

Karl A. Menninger

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2011-2012: George Washington High School, Mission Hills, CA; English Literature; History
  • 2010: Wilber Prep Wood Hills, CA; English; Physical Education
  • 2002-2010: Wilson High School, Bayside, New York; English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • 1990-2002 Defense Language Institute, San Antonio, TX; English as a Second Language (ESL)

EDUCATION

  • American University, Washington D.C.; Bachelor of Arts / Social Science
  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE – Honorable Discharge; Worked as an ESL teacher to Pilots and Navigators while stationed in Japan…

ACIVITIES

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB, American University, Washington, DC

Membership Relations

Responsible for expanding Membership. Instrumental in developing and implementing outreach programs for other Academic organizations.

Also served as a member of the Board of Directors; KTRC RADIO, Washington DC (Campus Radio Station), On Air Personality News, Sport and Play-by-Play Announcer & Interviewer.

I hope you find this helpful in your job search.

Sunny jobs: Web Travel Consultant, Travel Consultant

Whether one is entering the job market for the first time, has lost a job, or is simply looking for a new direction in life, the sky is the limit. It is up to the individual, goals that are set, and dedication. If sunny jobs are on the horizon such as being a web travel consultant or travel consultant, then it is time to pursue those jobs with unswerving determination. One of the best parts about becoming a travel consultant is the fact that it can be done out of the home and the amount of training is up to the individual.

The potential to become a first-rate travel consultant lies within the individual. It is important to be a people person, someone who likes interacting with others and actually thrives on socialization. Being a travel agent is not for the shy at heart. The next order of business is a love for travel and a true interest in new places. Becoming a web travel consultant is perfect for the person who has always loved to travel, keeps photo albums from every trip, gathers brochures at each road stop, and is always dreaming about the next getaway. Having a love of travel and interaction with others makes for the perfect combination.

Once the groundwork has been laid with an intrinsic desire to connect others with the travel destinations of their dreams, a person needs the education to go hand in hand with experience. This can be accomplished with online courses, start-up business opportunities on the internet that provide training, business and computer training at community colleges, and trade schools. Preparation is key for success.

I like the opportunity to travel the world and work in close company with other people.

marc garneau

The search is next to make the job happen. Individuals need to create a resume that paints a glowing picture about experience, learning opportunities, and personal qualifications. There are many services available that will help motivated individuals to form resumes that are winners and to narrow the search for the right jobs. Resumes are the introduction, the way for potential employers to meet a candidate on paper. If they are polished and well-written in a way to catch attention, there is a better chance of finding that sunny job.

It has never been easier for people to gather all of the information needed on the computer. Everything can be done at home with a flexible schedule, organization, and planning. A course of action can be created to get the proper training, create the resume, and get started in the field of one’s dreams. It is rewarding to choose a job such as web travel consultant or travel consultant in an actual office as clients have their fantasies come true through the travel consultant’s efforts. While there are numerous job listings, the possibility of working at home is also favorable. A person can work according to his or her schedule, revolving work around other obligations such as children and other jobs. If the main goal is to work for someone else, preparation can make it happen.

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