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Bank of the Bahamas Nassau, The Bahamas
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Branch Manager Bank of The Bahamas Limited, the institution of first choice in the provision of financial services, seeks to identify suitable candidates for the position of Branch Manager. Key responsibilities: Takes primary responsibility for execution of the branch sales goals around mortgage, loans & overdrafts, credit cards, investment and deposit accounts Coaches the sales and service teams to consistently deliver a superior client experience by demonstrating the Service Excellence standards at every point of contact with all clients; Leads in the implementation of client discovery and financial advice strategies; Demonstrates the essentials of superior customer service by developing a client contact and retention strategy; Coaches the Sales Team on client contact and retention strategies; Proactively develops, maintains and strengthens relationships with Business Partners with a view to providing solutions that meet the financial needs of our clients; Oversees, in close collaboration with Business Support, the branch service(operations) procedures and their integration with the services provided; Represents BOB at key public/community events and develops relationships with key COIs; Responsible for embedding and sustaining a consistent execution of the sales process in all client interactions; Leads Performance Management through regular reviews and on-going coaching discussions; Ensures strict adherence to sound risk management and portfolio quality standards; Takes responsibility for ensuring the knowledge level of employees around operational risk and regulatory requirements meets position requirements; Coaches team to ensure processes/controls are in place & being followed including the areas of account openings, cash and custody, internal accounts; Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in a business related field and Accounting background 3 or more years' experience in Operations of the Bank 3-5 years Credit experience within a Bank In-depth knowledge of governmental laws and Bank policy, regarding credit and financial transactions to ensure branch operations are in order and comply, including RPC policies, current Financial Transactions Reporting Act, Bank and Trust Act, FATF Act to coach staff and ensure all branch operations are in compliance Detailed knowledge of Bank policies and procedures and services to appropriately direct and give guidance to associates and customers Strong supervisory/ managerial skills Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of products Excellent organization, oral and written communication skills Benefits include: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; Group Medical (includes dental and vision) and life insurance, pension scheme. 
Furniture Plus Limited Nassau, The Bahamas
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Assistant Sales and Store Operations Manager Are you an energetic team leader who thrive on excellent customer service, with a drive to train and work with the very best? If we've piqued your interest, let's talk! We are seeking a results-oriented person to manage our Showroom and Sales Team. Primary responsibilities include team development to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. The Plus Group of Companies is an established Bahamian-owned group that is growing and continuing to build its team of professionals in various areas. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as ongoing professional training and development. Requirements: Minimum 3 years' experience. Solid leadership and coaching skills. Excellent communication and analytical skills. A motivational trainer encouraging high staff performance by setting achievable goals. An extensive understanding of the home furnishing industry. A strong work ethic with a high attention to detail. Highly skilled in computer data entry, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Scotiabank Nassau, The Bahamas
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Trader- Scotiabank Caribbean Treasury Limited  POSITION SUMMARY: Scotiabank has been the Caribbean’s leading financial institution for more than a century. Using its extensive branch network and integrated Caribbean wide banking platform, Scotiabank is well positioned to manage client banking needs in the region. Scotiabank Caribbean Treasury Limited (“SCTL”), located in Nassau, Bahamas, participates in international transactions including derivatives and fixed income products. The Sr. Trader serves as Senior Officer II in accordance with Central Bank governance requirements for regulated entities and is responsible for day-to-day operations and risk management of the Treasury Front Office operation encompassing balance sheet management, liquidity management, gap management, investments and foreign exchange where warranted. The incumbent contributes to the formulation of market strategies and the development of investment opportunities using a variety of instruments to drive portfolio performance. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES FOR THIS ROLE:  Actively manages the unit’s funding and liquidity activity to achieve an optimum funding position by: monitoring daily positions and proactively assessing the impact of deals on portfolio performance, profitability, liquidity and limits; Optimizing surplus liquidity by evaluating, recommending investments/trades based upon established investment parameters;  Responsibility for product, pricing and structuring for funding/derivative deals. Responsibility for developing strong productive relationships to balance the needs of the units and those of SCTL for all customers, internal units/branches/subsidiaries of Scotiabank;  Responsibility for Risk Management by ensuring all treasury activity is conducted in accordance with prevailing Treasury Risk Management policies and practices as defined by approved Limit Control Sheets (LCS) and Position Authorities (Dealer letters). Effecting appropriate hedging trades to rebalance portfolio risk; ensuring transactions and positions remain within established limits; and escalating potential limit violations and exceptions together with planned corrective action to the MD/Regional Treasurer/Trade Floor Risk Management;  Contributing to the continued evolution and improvement of the quality/content/ relevance of existing reporting and initiate changes as required. Ensuring adequate and accurate Management Information returns and reports, sufficient to satisfy the requirements of Senior Management/Board of Directors in a timely manner; along with maintaining a thorough knowledge of departmental activity, positions and limit usage, portfolios;  Contributing to the performance and development of all supervised Front Office staff; EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  A postgraduate degree in Finance or related discipline,  Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Preferred  Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in a Treasury environment. FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:  Thorough knowledge of financial markets, products and trading activities gained through formal training and/or on-the-job experience.  Excellent knowledge of money market products including swaps, futures, non-deliverable forwards and asset/liability management.  Thorough understanding of local/regional/international financial markets, economic and business environment and the effects on portfolio performance.  Strong interpersonal skills, professional judgment and tact in dealing with Board of Directors, Senior Executives, Global Treasury, regional/international trading desks, branches and units.  Working knowledge of personal computers and spreadsheet programs  Clear, concise communication skills (both verbal and written) for day-to-day communication in the English Qualified candidates should submit their CV. 

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Lifelong learning is a crucial aspect of career development because it helps professionals remain current, while their willingness to gain new skills and advance professionally helps them win points with their employers. But, most people struggle to find enough time to continue their education, and this is where online courses can help; they allow you to reap the benefits of continuous education from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of the best websites with online courses that allow you to pick up new skills and succeed in the workplace. 1. Udemy Udemy is one of the most popular online learning platforms and is the go-to place for millions of professionals who are interested in advancing their careers. It offers more than 45,000 courses in various sectors, including coding, marketing, business etc. What’s important to note is that Udemy is not an accredited organisation which means that you won’t be able to get certified for the courses you take, but many of the instructors are experts in their fields which means that a course from Udemy will be very useful and provide a lot of information. 2. Coursera Coursera is one of the most vibrant platforms in the online learning sector. More than 25 million learners have trusted this organisation with their education needs, while the site’s partnership with 149 universities gives it a prestige that many would envy. Online classes here vary depending on what you want and they can generally be distinguished into three types: courses, specialisations and degrees. To complete a course you’ll generally need four to six weeks, while specialisations take longer and need half a year to complete. Online degrees operate in collaboration with some of the best universities in the world and require a couple of years to complete. 3. Lynda Lynda is a Linkedin company and a leading online courses provider that allows professionals across all sectors to learn and further their skills. What you should know about this platform is that it’s not free and that it does not operate on a per course basis. Users are instead asked to pay a monthly fee and get unlimited access to the 6,000 courses available. Bear in mind that you can cancel your subscription and reactivate it whenever you want. 4. Alison Alison is driven by the belief that education can help improve people’s lives and as such, strives to offer the best quality online classes anybody can find online. Many of the courses here can lead to a certificate or a diploma, while courses are also organised into ‘learning paths’ (e.g.,. marketing, biology and nursing) to help professionals broaden their skillset, progress their knowledge and master specific subjects. 5. Udacity Udacity is one of the biggest e-learning platforms; it offers a wide range of courses and ‘nanodegrees’ which let students master in-demand skills. Udacity believes that with their nanodegrees anyone can get a job in under six months and is willing to give you your money back if you are unable to get employed in that time frame. But what really makes Udacity unique is that it’s driven by the belief that education is necessary at all stages of a professional’s life. 6. EdX EdX is one of the most prestigious e-learning platforms as it was founded by Harvard University and MIT. Of course, EdX has now moved beyond these two universities and offers top-notch courses from many of the world’s best universities and institutions. There are a myriad of courses available for every level, and you can filter results by partners (universities & institutions) if you are interested in adding a specific university to your CV. Moreover, if English is not your mother language, you’d be happy to know that there are courses available in multiple languages. 7. Open Culture Open Culture has a wealth of resources as it does not just host hundreds of online courses, but also movies, textbooks and ebooks. The online course section features 1200 free classes from some of the world’s most renowned universities. The courses are ready to download and you can choose from a great variety material available that ranges from lectures on literary theory from Yale University to business related concepts such as branding, social media and corporate finance. 8. Khan Academy Another leading online learning resource, Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organisation that believes in a free world-class education. It’s one of the most popular websites for professionals from across the world as the platform can be tailored and personalised to help motivate you. The website also offers instructional videos and practice exercises. Topics covered range from math to science, engineering, economics and finance. 9. Academic Earth Academic Earth is a wonderful website for online learning with a list of courses that is carefully curated and hand-selected by the organisation’s staff to ensure that their users get the best education possible. Courses vary and there’s something for everyone whether you are interested in exploring something new to change your career or advance in a specific area of your current field. 10. Stanford Online Stanford Online is more than just the online version of the University of Stanford. It’s a massive resource that offers professional education opportunities that can cater to the needs of individuals from many different sectors. The platform also operates in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments, and the world famous standard of education at Stanford is maintained on their online platform. Courses are extremely varied and range from theoretical to applied. CV Writing Services 11. Harvard Extension School Similarly, Harvard Extension School works in conjunction with the university and strives to offer the same standard of ivy league education. The primary drive behind Harvard Extension School is to offer classes that can help students gain a new perspective on their chosen field and as such materials are carefully selected by professors and Harvard staff. There are 800 courses available from various faculties including arts and humanities, business studies and management, computer science, engineering and math. 12. Open Yale Courses Open Yale Courses are slightly different to Harvard Extension School and Online Stanford in the sense that this is not a platform curated specifically for distance learners, but rather it’s a platform where some of the Universities best lectures have been uploaded. You’ll find videos from some of the most prestigious professors in each sector and gain the kind of insight that Yale students get on a daily basis. There are dozens of courses available, and you can filter either by course title, professor or date. 13. MIT Open CourseWare MIT Open CourseWare is MIT’s online course content platform. It features extremely varied content and the extensive database (more than 2300 courses) has been built to cater to the needs of a diverse audience. You’ll find that there’s something useful to learn at every turn and that being able to put MIT on your CV will go a long way to helping you get a leg over the competition. 14. University of Oxford Podcasts Oxford Podcasts are the free resources from Oxford University. It has more than 5,000 hours of material which you can download to watch or listen to for free. The database is regularly updated and neatly organised so that you can find podcasts that are of interest to you in a relatively stress-free way. 15. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) MOOCS feature hundreds of online courses that allow students around the world to take university courses. In many ways, these classes are similar to getting a degree, but they typically do not offer accreditation. What makes MOOCS effective is that they are open and free, and the sheer amount of courses available makes the website attractive to anyone who’s interested in trying something new. 16. Memrise Memrise is different because it’s designed to create a unique learning experience. They use different approaches to online teaching to activate parts of the brain to allow their students to learn fast. They also rely on continuous testing and sensory memories to help the brain store and recall information more easily. Although their courses for professionals are quite limited and not as extensive as some other websites, it’s worth looking at what they offer. 17. Six Sigma Training Online Six Sigma is a disciplined approach that has been proven to help employees boost performance and improve results in their organisation. Six Sigma offers four types of certification which range based on the level of experience you’ll gain, these certificates start from the ‘white belt’ certificate and go all the way up to the ‘black belt’ certificate. 18. OpenLearn OpenLearn is the Open University’s online platform and it features over a thousand free courses spread across various subjects and sectors. OpenLearn is a great platform for online courses for professionals who have time limitations as their courses can be tailored to your specific needs; there’s no starting or ending date, so it’s up to you to create a schedule that works for you. 19. Iversity German-based Iversity offers many online classes in English as well as German and other European languages. The courses here are very interactive and they allow students to learn from one another. Iversity is driven by the belief that learning and education are social processes and need to be treated as such. 20. Codecademy Codecademy is one of the most popular online learning websites to educate yourself. Although it’s very specific to coding skills, coding is becoming increasingly important and that in the near future, many professionals might need to have some coding skills or at least be able to read code, so why not get a head start?   Lifelong learning can help professionals achieve their goals and improve their careers. You need to identify what skills you need to improve and find a website that caters to your needs. What course could have the biggest impact on your career? Let me know in the comment section below.
Most, if not every job has a list of professional certifications that can give you a leg-up in the job application process and within the position you are in. These certifications are often what makes you stand out amongst others who have similar qualifications. They don’t necessarily replace educational degrees or professional licensures but they add value to your career. It’s not hard to find certifications either online or in a classroom setting. While some certification can be costly there are quite a few free ones that you can obtain to boost your resume. Whether you are applying for a job or are currently employed certifications can only help you advance in your career. If you are currently employed you should be sure to ask your company if they can cover the cost of these certification. Companies will often pay for your certification because certifications will ultimately help your job performance.   Below are just a few certifications, broken down by career fields. These don’t represent all the certifications out there, just a few to get you started in your search for the right certification for you. Construction Certifications: Certification in civil sitework construction at SD State University -$594 per class Certified Construction Manager ~ App Fee $325-$425; Exam Fee $275 UCLA Construction Management Certification ~ App Fee: $150; Estimated Total Cost: $10,650 Electrical Engineering Certifications: Key Accountant Certification Program ~ $2,450 Certified electronic inspector ~ $600 Electromagnetic compatibility design engineer ~ $220 Certified reliability engineer ~ $498 Environmental Engineering Certifications: Certified dangerous goods professional ~$360 Board certified environmental engineer ~$175 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) ~ Exam Fee $225 Environmental Health & Safety Certifications: REHS Certification ~ App fee $90-125; Exam fee: $175 – $325 Environmental health and Safety Professional Certificate Certified Safety Professional Certification (CSP) ~ App fee $160; Exam fee: $350 Associate Safety Professional (ASP) ~ App fee $160; Exam fee: $350 Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) ~ Exam fee: $350 Safety Management Specialist (SMS) ~ App fee $160; Exam fee: $350 Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) ~ App fee $140; Exam fee: $300 Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) ~ App fee $140; Exam fee: $300 Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) ~ App fee $120; Exam fee: $185 Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer (CET) ~ App fee $140; Exam fee: $300 Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) ~ App fee $120; Exam fee: $185 National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP) Certifications ~ App fee $100; Exam fee: $200 Event Planning Certifications: Certified special event professional ( CSEP) ~ 600 Global travel professional Certification ~190 Certified Meeting professional ~450 Digital event strategist certification ~$175 Certified meeting planning program ~$450 Finance/Accounting Certifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) ~  $1,500 Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) ~ $400 Certification in Risk Management Assurance® (CRMA®) ~ $115 – $495 Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)   ~ $450 – $650 Chartered Global management accountant (CGMA) ~  $325+ Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP®) ~ $115 – $495 Certified Public bookkeeping ~ $100-150 Certification in Control SeUCL lf-Assessment® (CCSA®) ~$115 – $495 Certified Management Accountant ~$1,000-2,000 Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®) ~ $115 – $495 Human Resource Certifications: PHR®: Professional in Human Resources – Exam fee: $395 Application Fee:$100 SPHR®: Senior Professional in Human Resources – Exam fee: $495 Application Fee:$100 SHRM-CP: SHRM Certified Professional – Exam fee: $300-$400 Application fee: $50 PRHi®: Professional in Human Resources — International – Exam fee: $395 App Fee:$100 SHRM-SCP: SHRM Senior Certified Professional – Exam fee: $300-$400 App fee: $50 GPHR®: Global Professional in Human Resources – Exam fee: $495 App Fee:$100 SPHRi®: Senior Professional in Human Resources — International – Exam fee:$495 App Fee:$100 Information Technology/ Computer Engineering Certifications: Citrix Certification (Certified Associate – Visualization, Certified Associate – Networking, Certified Professional –Visualization) ~ Exam fees $200 -$300 Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) ~ App fee $50 Cisco Certification (Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing & Switching) Amazon Web Service (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect Certification ~ Registration fee $150 Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) ~ App fee $50 Project Management in IT Security (PMITS) -$250 Certified Information Systems Security Pro (CISSP) ~ Exam fee $599 Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) ~ App fee $50 Puppet Certification Program ~ $200 ITIL v3 Foundation ~ Exam fee $150 VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Server Infrastructure ~ Exam cost $165 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Windows Server ~ Exam cost ~$150 CompTIA Project+ certification ~$300 Innovation Certifications: Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate ~$995 per online course; $75 document fee UCI Innovation & Product Development ~ $2225 Harvard Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate ~ $10,800 MIT Innovation and Technology Certification Program ~$275 application fee; 1,050 -$5,850 per course  Law enforcement Certifications: Certified law enforcement analyst (CLEA) program ~150 Marketing Certifications: AMA Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) Marketing Management Certifications ~ $99 -$299 Google Analytics ~FREE AMA Professional Certified Marketer (PCM), Digital Marketing Certifications ~ $249 -$349 Google Adwords Certification ~ $FREE Hubspot Marketing Certifications ( includes Inbound, Email Marketing, Content Marketing, Marketing Software, Hubspot Design, Context Marketing, Growth Driven Design and more) ~ FREE Bing Ads Certificate ~ FREE Data & Marketing Association DMA Certification ~ $1499 – $2499 Content Marketing Institute Online Training and Certification ~$995 DigitalMarketer Certified Content Marketing Specialist ~ $495 Facebook Blueprint  ~$150 Code Academy HTML ~$199 Copyblogger Certified Content Marketer ~ $495 Hootsuite Certification (Hootsuite platform Certification, Social Marketing Certification, Advanced Social Strategy Certification) ~ $100-1000 monthly Harvard Marketing Management Certification ~ application fee $50; Four Courses $8,800 W3Schools Certifications ( HTML5 ,  CSS ,  JavaScript ,  jQuery ,  PHP , and  XML )~ $95 Social media communication certification ~ $495 Mechanical engineering Certifications: Professional Engineering License ~ Exam fee ~$350 App fee $50-$377 (Cost varies from state to state) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) ~ Exam Fee $225 Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional ~ $250 -$470 Associate System Engineering Professional ~ $200 Certifications in engineering graphics ~ $50 per exam Certified Technology Manager (CTM / CSTM) ~  $150 Quality Engineer certification (CQE) ~ $498 Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician ~ $195 -$300 ISA Certified Automotive Professional ~ $347 IAPMO Mechanical Inspector (Medical Gas Installer 6010, Medical Gas Inspector 6020, Medical Gas Verifier 6030, Medical Gas Maintenance Personnel 6040, Medical Gas Instructor 6050, Braze Processes, STAR HVACR Mastery, STAR Plumbing Mastery, STAR Fire Sprinklerfitting Mastery, STAR Steamfitting-Pipefitting Mastery, Title 24 Registry) ~ $50 – $250 Certified Manufacturing Engineering ~195 Solar Heating Installer Certification ~$125 – $375 Certified reliability Engineer ~$498 High-Performance Building Design ~ $395 -$545 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Professional – Technologist ~$500 – $599 Test and Balance Engineer Nursing Certifications: CARN – Certified Addictions Registered Nurse ~ $455 Certified Heart Failure Nurse ~$350 CGRN — Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse ~$505 CCRC — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator ~$600 CEN — Certified Emergency Nurse ~$230 Office Administration & Management Certifications: IAAP Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) ~$375-$560 NCCB Administrative Assistant Certification (CAA) ~$175 ASAP Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) ~ $349 Certified Medical Administrative Assistance (CMAA) ~$105 Project Management/ Agile & Scrum Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) certification $200 – $300 Certified Association in Project Management CAPM – $995-$1395 Master Project Manager (MPM) – $300 Certified Project Manager (CPM) – $370 Professional in Project Management (PPM) – $300 Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Agile DevOps Expert ~ $1499 Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) ~ $1299 Agile Scrum Foundation ~ $649 -$999 PMI-ACP Certification  ~ $299-799 Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) ~$1299 Atlassian Certified Professional (ACP)  ~ $350 Certified Project Management Practitioner (CPMP) – ~$200 SAFe* Agilist Certification Training ~ $1299 Quality Assurance (QA) Certifications: Global Association for Quality Management (GAQM)/ Associate in project management – $300 ASQ Quality Assurance Certifications (Biomedical Auditor, Calibration Technician, HACCP Food Safety Auditor, Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Pharmaceutical GMP Professional, Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer) ~$244 – $450 Research Certifications: Professional research certification ~$300 Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) ~ $460 – $600 Certified clinical research associate (CCRA) ~$435 Association of Clinical Research Professionals – Certified Professional (ACRP-CP) Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) ~ $460 – $600 Principal Investigator (CPI) ~ $460 – $600 UCI Clinical Research Certificate ~$1,505 Sales Certifications: Certified Professional Sales Person (CPSP) Credential ~ $595 Accredited in Medical Sales (AMS) programs Certified Sales Executive (CSE) – $899 – $1049 Amazon Web Services certification training Certified Sales Operations Professional (CSOP)  ~$200 Salesforce Certifications ~ $200-500 Hubspot Sales Certification Course ~ FREE Consultative Sales Certification ~ $2799 Certification in Consultative Sales Communication ~ $495 Certified Sales Leadership Professional (CSLP) ~ $200 Certification in Consultative Sales Strategies ~$495 National Retail Federation Certification Social / Psychological  Certifications: List of National Association of Social work Certifications/Credentials Approved clinical supervisor (ACS) ~200 American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapist ~250 Board Certified Psychologist (ABPP ) ~ App Fee $125; Written Exam $300; Oral Exam: $450 Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) ~ Application Fee: $150 American Association of Sexuality Educator, Counselors and therapists (ASSECT) Certified Sexuality Educator ~ $ 300 Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CCBT) American Association of Sexuality Educator, Counselors and therapists (ASSECT) Certified Sexual Counselor ~$300 Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) ~$200 American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapist (ASSECT) Certified Sex Therapist ~$300 Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) ~$295 – $420 National Certified Addiction Counselor Level I (NCACI) ~ $200 -$235 Certified Gottman Therapist (CGR) ~$675 Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT) ~$249 Equine Assisted Psychotherapist (EAGALA) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) ~$150 – $350 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) ~$200 Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) ~$200 – $235 National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (NCACII) ~$200 -$235 Music Therapist, Board Certified (MT-BC) ~$275 Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) National Certified Counselor (NCC) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) ~$200 – $300 National Certified Counselor (NCSC) Software Engineering / Developer Certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer   ~$265 Microsoft (MTA) ~ $115 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Developer ~ $150 Oracle Application Express Developer Certification (Oracle APEX) ~$245 Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCDH) ~ $400 Oracle Certified Professional, (OCP) MYSQL 5.6 Developer . ~$245 Oracle Certified Professional OCP (Java SE Programmer, Java ME Mobile Application Developer ~$245 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Java SE Programmer ~ $245 CIW (Web Foundation Associate, Web Design Professional, Web & Mobile Design Professional, Web Development Professional) ~ $150 Red Hat JBoss certified developer ~$400 Puppet Labs Certification Program ~ $200 Salesforce Certified Developer & Advanced Developer ~$200 – $400 Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) ~ $1,700 – $3,250 PMP Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ~ $435 Harvard Software Engineering Certificate ~ $10,800 Web Developer / Designer Certifications: Adobe certified expert (ACE)  ~ $180 Campaign Architect ~$180 AEM 6 Developer ,  AEM 6 Developer Practitioner ,  AEM 6 Lead Developer ,  AEM 6 Architect ,  AEM Form Developer ~$180 Campaign Business Practitioner ~$180 Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 ~$180 Campaign developer ~$180 Dreamweaver CC 2015 ~ $180  
  A job interview is an exciting but nerve-wracking experience that can leave even the most confident of candidates feeling uneasy. When you’re meeting with a potential new employer, it’s completely natural to feel nervous; after all, you want to sell yourself and your skills appropriately. However, the key to success with any interview is being prepared. As such, we have compiled a list of the nine most important things you should do to ensure that you’re completely ready for your upcoming interview. Research the company and its culture thoroughly We’re not just talking about quickly reading the company’s ‘About Us’ page on their website. To make a great impression in your interview, you should conduct some in-depth research into what the company does, its culture and its future goals and ambitions. Make sure that you’re following the business’ social media accounts on LinkedIn and Twitter. However, don’t neglect other platforms, such as Instagram; you might be able to gain further insight into their culture and their employees. For example, if you notice that employees regularly head out for pizza together on Fridays, you might make reference to their social culture in your interview. It’s also worth looking at any employee testimonials on the website to see what their existing staff enjoy about working for the business. Make sure you’re prepared for any tasks Sometimes, you might be asked prior to the interview to prepare for a particular task; this can include a presentation, a technical skills test or a written exercise. It’s really important to ensure that you’ve prepared what’s been asked of you; don’t just show up to your interview and ‘wing it’. There will be several other candidates who will have prepared thoroughly so don’t give them a reason to choose them over you. Answer some practice questions If it’s been a while since your last interview, search online for some commonly asked interview questions to get you thinking about your answers. If your potential new employer has a Glassdoor profile, search for any interview experiences and reviews that have been left by previous candidates; this should give you an idea of the potential questions you might be asked. Alternatively, if you’ve got any friends or family members who owe you a favor, see if they can spring a practice interview on you; this is a great exercise to see how well you can think on your feet and answer unexpected questions. Prepare questions to ask the interviewer The moment when your interviewer says, “Do you have any questions?” can leave your mind completely blank if you haven’t prepared. It’s important to ask a couple of questions – it shows that you’re interested in the company and the role. Try to prepare 2-3 questions – if you’re stuck, try asking about the company’s future growth plans and what they want to achieve 5-10 years down the line. Alternatively, you could ask more questions about the culture and other aspects of the business that are often skipped over in an interview situation. Plan your route in advance There’s nothing worse than getting lost on your way to your interview; make sure you leave plenty of time for you to get there, allowing for any traffic or hiccups along the way. Plan your route in advance and make sure that you know exactly where you’re going and who to ask for when you arrive at the business. If you’re not familiar with the area where your interview is taking place, it’s a good idea to conduct a trial journey, if you have the time. Dress appropriately It’s important to dress smartly and appropriately for your interview. Even if the company has a laid back dress code, don’t show up to your interview wearing shorts and flip flops. You might not need to wear a suit, especially if you don’t feel comfortable in one, but it’s important to look professional and, most importantly, feel confident. Make sure your clothes are clean, ironed and stain free; check your planned outfit the night before to avoid any last minute panics. Not only will a smart appearance make a good impression on your potential new employer but it will also ensure that you feel confident and ready to nail your interview. Get a good night’s sleep One of the simplest but most important things you can do before your interview is to get a good sleep. No matter how much you prepare, a bad sleep can be seriously detrimental and can leave you feeling distracted, irritable and not ready. Make sure that you go to bed at a reasonable hour before your interview so that you can wake up fresh and ready to tackle any task that’s thrown at you. Have a good breakfast Don’t attend your interview on an empty stomach. Try to have something filling for breakfast, such as porridge or eggs, to ensure that your stomach isn’t rumbling and your mind is focused. However, if you’ve eaten anything strong smelling, such as garlic or onion, before your interview, make sure you brush your teeth to get rid of the odor! Have confidence You’ve done everything you can – make sure you walk into the building with a smile on your face and confidence in your own abilities. Good luck! Looking for a new opportunity? Secure your next interview by applying for a new role today via our job list at 242jobs.com.    
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