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As a resource to all current and prospective students, Allied Schools, Inc. has developed this blog to provide relevant information to students, job-seekers and professionals alike. Use this blog as your "career guide," turning to Allied Schools for industry updates, career trends, and job search advice. We thank you for visiting!

Career Guidance:
Like it or not, technology is here to stay. No matter what job you hold, you are guaranteed that technology will be a part of your every day work activities. Making technology your friend is the greatest gift you can give yourself. The right training and comprehensive courses such as Allied's Appraisal Licensing and Home Inspection courses will give you the technical know-how that is needed to succeed in your given career.

In order to advance within your career however, you must be willing to grasp technology and adapt to the industry technology standards. Learn to run the computer or the computer will run you!
Every industry has its standard set of technology products.
From restaurant inventory systems to home inspection simulator systems, every workplace will contain technology tools to help make your job more efficient.

Technology is meant to make your job easier, not harder. When applying for a job it is important to convey a "tech friendly" attitude to your interviewer. Let them know that you are not afraid of change and that you welcome the opportunity to learn new software programs and tools. Oftentimes interviewers will use your willingness to learn new computer programs as a gauge to see how willing you are to learn in general.

When you begin the job hunt be sure to prepare yourself before your first interview or placement test. If you are expected to know a computer program fully upon hiring, go the extra mile to test yourself beforehand. No one wants to voluntarily take a test, but if it means securing a job, it is definitely worth it.

Here's a small example. If you are applying for a job in the administrative assistant field and you are expected to have advanced knowledge of all Microsoft® Office programs, don't enter into your interview unsure of yourself. You never know when your prospective employer will ask you to take a skills test, or ask you detailed questions on how a program works! In order to be prepared, take all of the classes you can ahead of time to perfect your computer skills. Offer up your Microsoft Office® knowledge before your interviewer even asks. Don't be afraid to show what you know, and don't be afraid to admit to yourself if you need practice beforehand.

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