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  • How to Get Ready for a Job Interview

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

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    A little advanced preparation makes a big difference

    If you are in the job market right now, you know that getting a job interview is a key step in securing the job you’ve been looking for. The interview is your first opportunity to meet the hiring manager. It’s your chance to make an impression and convince the interviewer that you are the best candidate for the job. Given how important it is, you will need to spend a little time preparing yourself. Follow these tips to get ready for the big day.


  • Set an Example as a Medical Assistant

    Category(ies): Medical Assistant

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    This is a profession where your attitude goes a long way

    We all have the experience of walking into a doctor’s office and encountering a staff that’s thoughtful, attentive, and conscientious. Unfortunately, most of us have also had a negative customer service experience. If you’re training to be a medical assistant, then you know that dealing effectively with patients is an important aspect of what you’re expected to do.


  • Sample Medical Assistant Resume

    Category(ies): Medical Assistant, Job Search Tips

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    How to write a resume—it doesn’t have to be hard!

    If you are enrolled in medical assistant school, it will soon be time to write a resume that highlights your new job skills. To begin, you will want to do a little thinking about the categories you want to include. You will probably want categories such as Professional Skills, Education, and Work Experience. Spend a little time gathering the information you will need for each of these categories.


  • What a Graphic Designer Does

    Category(ies): Graphic Design & Animation

    Learn about this career at the intersection of art, technology, and commerce

    Are you interested in a field that requires creativity as well as computer skills? Graphic design might be a great fit for you. Branford Hall provides a career-focused training program on the fundamentals of graphic design and animation, and how to apply them in both print and digital applications. This article provides an overview of this profession, to help you evaluate it as a possible career choice.


  • Social Media Tips for Job Seekers

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    Find out how social media can benefit your job search

    Using social media strategically can help your job prospects and show potential employers that you are interested and engaged in your job field.


  • How to Be a Better Medical Assistant

    Category(ies): Medical Assistant

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    Find out how you can stand out in this important healthcare role

    How do you know if you’re doing a good job as a medical assistant? Your supervisors might tell you that you’re competent and efficient. But being great at your job—especially in a hands-on patient care role like this one—means that interpersonal skills and some other seemingly small details can be central. And so is bringing your best attitude to your work every day.


  • Finding Balance in a Stressful World

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

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    Dial down the stress with these eight tips

    Does it seem like time goes by faster and faster every year? Do you find that your level of stress builds up with each new responsibility you take on in your life? Whether you are student with a big course load or a top executive with an overflowing inbox, stress can get the better of you if you are not careful.


  • What Does Massage Therapy Training Involve?

    Category(ies): Massage Therapist

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    Here’s what you need to complete the massage therapy training at Branford Hall

    Do you love the idea of working as a massage therapist? Many people in this profession find their work rewarding because they get to help people and build meaningful connections. Many clients seek massage for relief from life’s stress, and this can be a healing and positive influence.


  • 5 Things to Know About the World of Work

    Category(ies): On The Job

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    Working your first job is different from life as a student

    If you just completed college or career school and are starting out in your first job, congratulations are in order! You will have a chance to put your career training to use, and better yet, all those nights of studying will finally pay off!


  • Learn about Our Surgical Technology Program

    Category(ies): Surgical Technology

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    Here are some things you should know if you’re considering training as a surgical technician

    If you’re thinking of a career in healthcare, one interesting option is to become a surgical technologist. This is a professional who assists in surgical operations, is in charge of sterilizing the operating room, and keeps track of the equipment there. Sound intriguing? Well, it’s worth learning more to find out if a career as a surgical technician might be right for you.


  • SMART Goals: Step by Step You Can Find Success

    Category(ies): Student Life

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    Setting goals can pave the way to better achievement

    Have you ever set a goal for yourself and successfully achieved it? If so, you know the satisfaction of a job well done. One common trait of many successful people is their belief in setting goals. Goals help you to define what your priorities are. They help you to focus your efforts on reaching a specific target. And they give you a feeling of accomplishment when you have achieved them.


  • What Traits Make a Good Medical Billing and Coding Specialist?

    Category(ies): Medical Billing and Coding / Health Claims Specialist

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    Do you have the skills and personality that would be valuable to a career in health claims?

    Choosing a fulfilling career is exciting, but it can also be daunting. There are so many potential career fields out there, and you want to make sure you get started on a path that fits your personality traits, interests, and skills—as well as offers decent employment prospects. In a job that matches your motivations, it’s likely you’ll put in the time and effort to learn the skills the job requires.


  • Helping Your Teen Talk about a Career Path

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

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    Parents can play a supportive role as their teens finish high school

    As your teenager is nearing adulthood, there will be important decisions they need to make. As a parent, you know you can’t make these decisions for your teen, but you want to be supportive and help steer them in a good direction. What’s the best way to do this? What are some resources that can help? 


  • A Day in the Life in Computer Networking and Security

    Category(ies): Computer Networking, Security and Management, Computer Networking Management

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    See if you have what it takes to play this essential role on an IT team

    From designing and setting up secure networks to emergency recovery plans, a computer network and security role carries a lot of responsibilities. Setting up, maintaining, and managing a secure and fast network is essential in today’s climate, in which many companies now rely so heavily on technology to run their businesses. This position requires being able to solve technical issues quickly, so that your client or employer’s business is not compromised. Sound exciting?


  • Recent Events on Southington Campus Bring Students Together

    Category(ies): Student Life

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    Students enjoy a special series of mini celebrations to kick off the summer

    On Wednesday, May 24, the Southington Campus held an Italian Ice Day for the students. This was the first in a series of upcoming students events to be held on campus over the next few weeks.


  • 5 Reasons to Become a Paralegal

    Category(ies): Paralegal

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    Working as legal assistant can be a smart career choice

    Have you considered working in the legal field as a paralegal? Do you like to do research? Do you have the patience to examine detailed documentation to discover hidden information? Would you enjoy interviewing clients and witnesses in advance of a trial? If so, this might be a good profession for you.


  • Healthy Treats for the Summertime

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

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    Take advantage of the fruits and vegetables in season

    Berries, melons, squash, corn… the fruits and vegetables of the summer season are starting to fill up the grocery store shelves. With all the options available, there’s no better season to eat healthfully! This summer, try some of these ideas to bring a rainbow of colors to your kitchen.


  • A Day in the Life of an HVAC/R Technician

    Category(ies): HVAC/R

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    Find out about the skills and knowledge you’ll apply every day in this technical field

    If you pride yourself on practical skills and like working with your hands, training to be an HVAC/R technician may be an excellent career choice. If you choose this profession, you will learn to maintain and repair a wide range of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. Your work may take place in commercial buildings, hospitals, government agencies, schools, private residences, or even places like airplanes, trucks, and ships.


  • Great Tips for Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

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    Don’t miss the benefits of this online career networking site

    One of the most important tools for job-searchers today is the career networking platform LinkedIn. LinkedIn is used by over 467 million people worldwide and offers services such as job postings, networking, career resources, and more.


  • A Day in the Life of a Personal Fitness Trainer

    Category(ies): Professional Fitness Trainer

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    Find out if you have the energy and enthusiasm to work in this profession

    For some people, the demands of being a personal fitness trainer come naturally. If you enjoy staying fit and healthy, then working in this field may be the ideal way to marry your personal passion for fitness with a desire to help others. Do you have what it takes to be a personal fitness trainer? Like many careers, it takes dedication, hard work, and commitment to succeed in this field. With the right approach and the right attitude, you may find becoming a personal fitness trainer to be a good path for you.


  • Why These 6 Massages Are So Popular

    Category(ies): Massage Therapist

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    If you’ve never tried them, you may be missing out

    Massage therapy is gaining more and more attention as people discover its health and wellness benefits. Some people love a massage as a way to pamper themselves after a long week. Others get massages to help with muscle stiffness, back pain, or recovery from an injury. Some others get massages on a regular basis to promote and maintain a general sense of well-being.


  • Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

    Category(ies): On The Job

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    You can avoid common mistakes on the job by following these suggestions

    Being a good communicator is important in almost every job. Certainly every job interview is your chance to convey to another person that you have the skills they’re looking for, so that they hire you over your competition. But once you have a job, it’s still important to show your employer and your colleagues that you are attentive, receptive, and responsible. Communication skills are how you demonstrate that, in small gestures throughout your day.


  • The Students’ Guide to Saving Money

    Category(ies): Student Life

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    Try these do’s and don’ts and see how much you save

    Everyone knows that being a student means you are living on a tight budget. Going to career school or college is an investment in your future, but for the here-and-now, it means tightening your belt. To help make your dollars stretch further every week, try these do’s and don’ts. They won’t make you rich, but they may help you have a little extra spending money when you most need it.


  • Cool Factoids about Graphic Design

    Category(ies): Graphic Design & Animation

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    It’s fun to look past the words we read every day to notice the shape the letters take

    If you’re studying graphic design and animation, then you are learning to see the digital world in a way that not all of us do. But everyone’s surrounded by typefaces, fonts, and logos all day long. It can be fun to know a little bit about the history of this field, and it can inform creative decisions you make in your own work, or in projects for school. We hope you find these facts to be a fun source of inspiration!


  • Join in the Fun on National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    Category(ies): Professional Fitness Trainer

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    This May it’s time to move!

    Every May is National Physical Fitness and Sports month, and this May, the Presidential Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition is encouraging people to get on the move with their campaigns #0to60 and #MoveInMay. More people are finding that a sedentary lifestyle is not the way to go. People are realizing that it simply feels better to move! They are lacing up their shoes, turning on a fitness tracker, and heading out the door to exercise. Why don’t you join the trend?

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