If you have a thing for the camera, love to remain in spotlight and possess innate good communication abilities, a career as anchor can be one of the best career choices for you. Here are some guidelines to help you out in the same.
An anchor is an individual who presents news, or programs of any kind on mediums such as Television, Radio or Internet. An anchor acts as a bridge between the channel and the audience, and undoubtedly has the biggest role to play in the success of any program or event. There are varied numbers of programs that require effective anchoring; from a film-based program, to a comedy show to a crime-related realty show. However good the content might be, if it is not presented in the right way, the intended message won’t be passed and entire efforts would turn into a futile exercise.
A person who aspires to be an anchor should not only have impeccable interpersonal skills but should also be quite knowledgeable and aware about the prevalent issues in the society. The most successful anchors are not only good presenters but also reservoir of knowledge and that is how they are able to make an impact, day after day, year after years. It indeed is an exciting and fast paced profession with plenty of glitz and hoopla. However, if you are in it for just the glamour and the love of camera, you might not go very far. A TV anchor or presenter faces rigid deadlines, has to deal with all sorts of people in all kinds of situation, and constantly update him with the latest happenings and trends. Thus, there is a lot of hard work involved.
Do you have what it takes?
As is the case with every profession, anchoring also requires special skills and qualities, which either should be innately present or should be cultivated right from the early stages of learning. While some people are god-gifted, having personality traits such as a good physical appearance, deep & somber voice, which make them a perfect fit for the job of anchoring, there are others who are not as lucky. They have to take the long road, preparing and improvising constantly along the way, to attain respect and success in this career path.
Be an articulate speaker: Your voice is everything in this career. The depth, the pitch, the tone, everything matters. There are things that are beyond your control; however, what you should concentrate on includes projection, enunciation and inflection. Record speeches in your own voice and listen later on to know where you lack. Also, give a hearing to journalists that inspire you and try to emulate them. However, emulating doesn't mean that you should be blatantly copying them. You should have your own unique way of presentation, and style which is necessary to carve an individual identity.
Be camera-confident: A misconception rooted deep about the career as anchor
, especially if it concerns visual mediums like Television is regarding the physical appearance of the person. You do not have to be wildly attractive or look like a movie star or be classically handsome. What is required, however, is that you should be camera-confident, look appealing on camera, and have that special quality that makes people want to watch you doing whatever you do. Your personality should ooze confidence, charisma and an aura that attracts others.
Get educated: However pleasing you look or speak, every company that recruits anchors requires them to be equipped with a bachelor’s degree. A degree in mass communication or broadcast journalism is desirable, which can be further strengthened by a specialized anchoring course. A graduation in English or communications can also be of big help. Besides the regular education, pursuing liberal art courses such political science or art history can also help you get more experience with different aspects of the society make you a well educated and an all round anchor.
Once you are through the graduation, try and gain some experience by interning at a media corp. before hopping on to the master’s degree. Though a master’s degree in journalism is not an indispensable requirement to become a good anchor, it can definitely help you get a leg up in the profession.
Author Bio Saurabh Tyagi
is an expert writer having interest in diverse topics like education, technology, career and Web 2.0. He is a social media enthusiast and a self-confessed gadget-freak, who loves to follow the latest happenings in the tech world.
The National Basketball Association, ho much embraces this notion in itself. Basketball fans are always eager to find their favorite team in the list of this league. The premier basketball league in the world, whose players are the most well paid sportsmen. The Boston Celtics is the team that has won the largest number of the championships. Inclusion of any member of basketball unity to the famous Hall of fame is considered to be the ultimate accolade. The history had known best basketball players and coaches. Still, there are also key moments in the NBA league that had made the history of this association.
The first memorable event took place in 1950 when the first black player, Nat Clifton, signed the contract with NBA and joined the basketball league.
Wilt Chamberlain’s amazing result in one game – 100 points! 1962, he set the single game scoring record. Nevertheless, it was not a single record that Chamberlain had set, there were five more league records of his.
Magic Johnson in the fourth game 1987 showed amazing techniques and the Lakers won the championship. As Johnson stated, the team of 1987 was the best team ever.
The most famous figure in the history of NBA, who played an important role in the popularization of basketball and NBA in the whole world, is Michael Jordan. Most of the great moments in the NBA history are connected with this player namely. The most memorable game of this legendary basketball player took place in the 1998 NBA Finals when with five seconds left the Chicago Bulls managed to change the score to 87-86 and captured their sixth title. All the victories that this player has brought to his team, should be considered magical, otherwise how one can call it when in some ways he managed to bring his team forward?
We can not but name another outstanding figure of the NBA league, the heaviest player ever, whose strength disarmed the opponents. Shaquille O’Neal. The year 2000 was the year of fame for this basketball player. He was named the most valuable player of NBA finals 2000. He gained the Lakers the title three times in succession and had the highest scoring for a center in the NBA history.
Kobe Bryant excellent game with the result of 81 points for Lakers in 2006 is also one of the great moments for NBA. The memorable moments of the NBA history are too many to enumerate. With every year we see new basketball stars to appear on the sports arena.
Only in the year 2012, NBA had a plenty of moments to remember. The announcement of David Stern’s retirement. Many may not love this person; still, he had a big importance in NBA, because he expanded the league all over the world, what helped NBA to be a global sport. Another moment is that LeBron James led the Miami Heat to a title in the 2012 NBA Finals.
The greatest player of our generation got the first ring in his career. Whether NBA will have other distinguished persons in the nearest future or maybe LeBron James will still be the star of NBA for an undefined time? We will see.
About the author: Paul Smith is a sports fan. He works as a writer for
Long before a student picks out their graduation apparel
, or walks across the stage to accept their diploma, there are decisions that need to be made about how to stand out in college applications. One of those decisions, inevitably, is which college admissions test to take. Since virtually all schools accept scores from both the ACT or SAT test, is there one test that is better than the other?
Oftentimes, whether a student took the ACT or the SAT admissions depended largely on where they lived. The ACT had been the prominent test option for high school students in the Midwest and Southern regions of the nation, while the rest of the country’s students typically opted for the SAT. But times seem to be changing.
A New York Times article
recently reported figures from 2012 showing more students (1,666,017) took the ACT compared to (1,664,479) who took the SAT. The same report also mentioned that many students are choosing to take both of the tests and submit their scores to prospective colleges. 8,000 of the 26,000 applicants to Princeton, for example, submitted scores from both tests (overachievers). What’s the difference between the SAT and the ACT?
The main difference is the ACT is considered an achievement test, which tests students on the educational elements they’ve gathered throughout their time in school. The SAT, on the other hand, is considered an aptitude test which focuses on a students reasoning and testing skills.
Additional differences include the makeup of the two tests. The SAT has three main components: mathematics, critical reasoning and a writing test. The ACT consists of five components including: English, mathematics, reading, science and a writing test. The writing portion is actually optional for the ACT and is only required if the college the student is applying to requires it.
Another thing to consider when deciding which test to take, is how the test is graded for missed answers. The SAT will deduct points for missed answers, while the ACT does not penalize for wrong answers or guessed answers. Which test is right for you?
If you want to get a taste of what each test is like, there are sample tests available that students can take. Kaplan for instance has designed a 90-minute sample test that provides 10 practice questions from each section of both tests. Not only can you see what to expect from the tests, it will also enable you to choose the test that appeals to your abilities.
Kristy Hessman is a freelance writer that blogs about education issues at www.yoursash.com, a leading provider of graduation sashes
and graduation stoles.
Starting as early as childhood for some, involvement in sports offers a hands-on approach to learning about working together as a team. It can also teach you about coordination, as well as foster independence, confidence and fitness. And while sports participation continues to have a positive impact on the lives of so many, it is often more difficult for those with disabilities to compete. Disabled Sports Versus Adaptive
Just as there are different kinds of languages, there are different types of disabilities, which typically break down into the following categories:
When referring to ‘adaptive’ sports or ‘parasports,’ you are referring to sports whose rules have been adapted or modified to suit the needs of the disabled person. However, there is a difference between adaptive sports
versus disabled sports
in that not all disabled sports are adapted. [source
] Disabilities and the Sports Arena: Breaking Down Barriers
Over the years, there has been a measurable increase in the number of adaptive sports available to those with disabilities. There are many reasons for this; however, research points to the inclusion of disabled persons into mainstream athletic activities as further assisting in their rehabilitative efforts. When you look at the reason behind ‘Why?” the answers are similar to those who do not have a disability: Being involved with a sport is:
• Generates ‘healthy’ competition
• Helps you connect with your community
• Allows you to network and meet other people
• Helps to build character According to recent statistics
, there are now more than 17 international games for athletes with disabilities. Bearing this in mind, today, the three largest athletics events for those with disabilities include:
• The Special Olympics
- offers year-round training and competition opportunities for those athletes who face intellectual issues.
• The Paralympic Games
- cater to a more ‘elite’ class of athletes who may or may not have intellectual disabilities that range from mild cases to more severe cases.
• Deaflympics - As the name implies, the Deaflympics caters to those with a hearing disability. The organization is, in fact, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctioned event featuring varying levels of athletes - from novices to elites. The Future of Disabled Sports
Formal competition for disabled athletes can be traced back to the early 1920s with The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf. Upon closer examination, sports programs and events stemmed from the very rehabilitative programs that most disabled persons were involved in at the time- further reiterating the notion that persons who face disabilities may reap the rehabilitative benefits that can be had from a healthy diet, rest and the fitness that organized sports can provide. About the Author:
Janelle V. is writing on behalf of Van Products. Founded in 1974, Van Products supplies a wide range of custom mobility products and accessories to those in need. Bringing freedom of mobility to the physically challenged, Van Products is the leading mobility expert and supplier of mobility equipment in the state of North Carolina. Read more about them here: http://www.vanproducts.com/contact-us.html
Community colleges provide a post-secondary education opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to attend a regular four year university, whether it be for financial or personal reasons. With far less selective admissions requirements and nearly one third of the cost of tuition at a four year university, roughly 47%
of all college students are enrolled in one of the more than 1700 community colleges in the United States.
In recent years, the number of students attending community colleges has increased 22%
, from six and a half million students to just over eight million students. The recent economic recession, from 2007 to 2009, is believed to have played a role in the changing number of students attending community college. In a down economy, a prospective student or parent of a student has less money to spend on education. While they would rather go to a traditional university, financial strains have driven students to the far less expensive option of community colleges.
A struggling economy can also have an effect on the job market. With fewer job opportunities available, a student who might have originally decided to join the work force right out of high school may decide to go to community college for further training
in order to make him or herself a more marketable employee.
As economic conditions improve, the number of community college students has begun to slightly slow. In a slightly improved economic climate, more students are enrolling in regular four year universities and more community college students are transferring to those institutions in order to complete a bachelor's degree. However, the enrollment numbers aren't dropping as sharply as they've risen in recent years. The number of students enrolling in community colleges in 2011 was only down about 1% from the previous year.
Community college enrollment has seen a sharp rise in recent years. It doesn't show signs of decreasing, only slowing down. Daniel Black
graduated from Claremont McKenna College in May of 2011 and serves as an education outreach advisor for ClassesandCareers.com
. As a thought leader in the education space, Daniel enjoys providing both students and recent graduates with advice, suggestions and recommendations.
It’s no secret that the once-superior education system in the United States has fallen behind countries like China and Singapore in recent years, particularly in the areas of science and math. How can the US keep pace globally when our rivals in innovation and engineering are turning out university STEM graduates at increasing rates, leaving us to spin our wheels and try to keep up?
In 2010, President Obama announced a privately-funded program where corporations would partner with federal government initiatives to train 10,000 new engineers each year. The focus was to be on enticing students with corporate internships and offering funding to university engineering programs. But will these measures be enough?
US universities continue to attract plenty of freshmen interested in math and science, and significantly, they have a strong foundation already in place from rigorous high school coursework. But the rate of these students changing their majors is huge. To be clear, the problem is not from inadequate college preparation, but from the washout of STEM students once they’ve matriculated.
It has been suggested that many STEM students change their majors because of the barrage of dull classes they’re forced to take in lecture halls with hundreds of other students. This scenario provides almost no personal interaction with a professor, and students can feel like they’re drowning in theory for the first few years of college, with little to no application of their knowledge. Project-based learning would do wonders for retention rates in the STEM majors, as students would feel challenged and their skills valued. College students can be quite passionate, and need an outlet for their creativity that years of classroom study of science and math doesn’t provide.
Shockingly, up to half of STEM-majoring university students in America are foreigners here to obtain an education. Most cannot legally stay to work in this country after graduation, so a large percentage of each year’s graduating class leaves immediately afterward, rather than staying here to fill engineering jobs. Initiatives to close the gap would be well-suited to focus on American students, not just students at American universities.
Project-based learning is one of the more successful homeschool trends
, as effective as it is in giving students a sense of ownership about their studies. But project-based learning didn't originate with homeschoolers, and would likely strongly appeal to university students. Applied knowledge is key; what good is filling your brain with knowledge if it doesn't perform useful work?
Mentoring would also increase STEM students’ satisfaction with their chosen careers, and smaller classes not held in the typical large lecture halls would do wonders for students who don’t want to be just a number, but want their passion to be recognized. Interactive teaching methods would involve students in problem-solving and critical thinking projects rather than didactic note-taking as a professor speaks of his own experiences.
parents take their cues from esoteric strategies at the university level. After all, that is where we hope many of our children to be someday. Project-based learning is the ultimate demonstration of acquiring knowledge. Let’s use it now to maintain our kids’ interest in science and technology so they’re better able to withstand the endurance test college has become. Eventually, Obama may get his 10,000 engineers.
About the Author: Jennifer Needham is a homeschooling mom to five kids, and passionate about science education. She's published a nutrition curriculum
for homeschoolers at Nutrition For Healthy Kids
National Football League (NFL) players are admired by many across the country and the world at large. With a fan following in millions, they have lucrative salary packages in order to maintain a lavish lifestyle. But what if you are given the choice of http://www.excite.com/education/nursing/careers/how-to-become-a-nurse
instead of an NFL player? Chances are that you will opt for the world of fame and money; the world of NFL. However, there are some interesting facts that make nursing an equally attractive area of work.
Professionals in the field of nursing have experienced exponential increase in their salaries over the years. In the last five years, average annual increase in income in the nursing sector stands at approximately 1.5%. This point towards the fact that nurses do not earn much is probably flawed. With the increase in the number of students opting for degrees in nursing, the healthcare sector has seen an overall improvement.
Talking about NFL players and nurses in the same bracket, research shows that the estimated average salary increase for both these professionals for the year 2014 is approximately 3%. The satisfaction that one receives while serving humanity is surely equal to (if not more) the jubilance of NFL players because of their fan following. Nursing is seen as a sacred profession by not only those who practice it, but a significant number as well. Monetary advantages in this area of study make it a perfect match for many people. Although people must opt for work according to their level of interest, but nursing is something that gives inner peace and satisfaction. However, many of them do not enter this field simply thinking that it’s not that rewarding in terms of salary. This is false. And with the annual salary increase touching almost 3%, one can expect a very bright future for those who wish to serve mankind.
Loyalty and dedication:
Dedication is not something to talk about and just says to impress people rather it is to be shown to make others believe. No one believes in words anymore, especially not the employers. They want to see effective results and that is shown by the quality and quantity of work one does in a specific time period. There are few loyal employees and that disrupts the turnover rate of the company. Along with the level of dedication, an employer also tries to figure out if one can be loyal to the organization. Within an internship, people can show the dedication and a form of loyalty
. Talking too much about it will give the opposite impression and thus that should never be done. Being worthy:
One doesn't impress without showing the true potential in terms of the work that is being done in an organization. For example, if a person aims for a Sales manager and is not good at talking to people, there’s no point or if wants to join an Audit firm and is not good at accounts, the employer would never hire them. Internship is the process in which the manager gets to view the strengths and weaknesses of the intern and then decide whether the person has the potential which firms needs in the employers. Therefore, all attempts should make in revealing the best of it. The immediate supervisor is usually the one recommending to higher positions in the firm about the prospect intern and thus standing out is imperative in terms of quality of work done to transform the internship into a future job
Socializing and networking is an important part of the job. It is not just a non-compulsory chit-chat with random people, but they actually target referenced in the future. If one doesn't network in the internship, fifty percent of the objective seems to go in vain of taking an internship. People do not get many responsibilities but what they do get is the exposure into the practical word where people have worked for years and have contact all over the place. The helps also with rising self-confidence of a person and increases the field related knowledge which one cannot get anywhere else except around professional people of that particular field. Constructive Criticism:
Employers often view as to how they respond to criticism and how they are trying to learn from others instead of sitting idle when work is a bit low. This attribute is an important work because in most of the organization team work is being done and that cannot be overshadowed. Therefore, one should try to restructure their education level and be constructive in front of criticism. Author Text
Adam Smith brings years of experiences as an educational consultant focusing on internships, education, selection procedures and in developing an overall career plan. He has expanded over the years to include tutoring and mentoring students anywhere from the pre-college phase to the students transitioning out of college and into “real world”. You can also follow him on Google Plus
How to deal with stress in college? How to manage it if you can't eliminate it completely? Here we are with 7 tips to help you manage your stress the best you can!
1. Do not expect anything unrealistic!
Take it easy! It is impossible to be the best all the time. There is no success without a failure, and the truth is that failures will happen to you from time to time. It is good to set high standards for yourself, but it is also not bad to understand that facing with problems is impossible to avoid. College life is wonderful, so, try to take it easy and enjoy it in full! Be yourself, do your best, and accept the result.
2. Manage your time
Students often complain about a lack of time. They can't organize their daily activities clearly, and that is where all problems and worries appear afterwards. Make a plan of what you will do today, keep a small calendar where you will write all your schedule down and follow it. Such a plan will help you manage your time, and you will have no reasons to worry about that.
3. Take part in different school activities
Being active in school, you will have no time for stress at all. Moreover, it can become your best antidote for stress. Be sociable, attend dance classes for example, meet and develop a friendship with new people. They may become your lifelong friends afterwards! There is no reason to sit in your room after classes and think of how bad everything is.
If you want your body and mind work effectively, you should sleep no less than 8 hours a day. It is impossible to imagine a student without night life of course, but it brings nothing good to your health. So, if you can't avoid night life at all, just make sure that you have a good rest afterwards. When you do not have clear mind, it is difficult to stay positive all the time.
So, you've passed the exam or test. Congratulations! It's high time to reward yourself for that! Relax and watch a movie, or just take a walk around. Such an activity is perfect for you to release stress. Yoga or sports exercising can be your good helpers here as well. There is no need to spend all the time with textbooks, your body and mind need a rest as well.
6. Eat right
We do not notice that, but fast food and junk food can influence our mental condition as well. Try to avoid eating too much of such products, as they contain too many compounds and chemicals that can produce your stress. Vegetables and fruits are not very expensive to have them in your fridge and eat them instead of all those chips and hamburgers. Eat a healthy food. By they way, do not be lazy to cook yourself meal, as it can be a really good way to refresh mind.
7. Do not forget about your close people
No matter how busy you are, try to find time to talk to your siblings, parents, and other loved ones you have. The Internet allows us to stay connected with everyone today! Send them a letter, talk via Skype or any other messenger, or just call them to hear a voice of your dear person. Do not hide anything to them, share your experience in college, tell about your problems. They may help you deal with your stress and focus on your dreams. Provided by a guest author Alex Strike, a passionate writer who works at <a href="http://essay-all-stars.com
</a> and is always ready to help students reach their academic goals and fulfill their dreams.
Customize According to Requirement
Since there is no set way to format a CV, you can always be flexible and alter the layout. Let the job description pinpoint what must remain most prominent in your resume. Carefully go through what the company wants and pen down your words accordingly. It is suggested that you use words related to the profile, rather than writing down the talent you want to showcase.
Also, avoid using industry-specific jargon that may not be understood in another industry. It is best to write explanatory sentences following field-specific terminology. The Modification
While modifying your CV for change in career, it is important to tone down the direct revelation declaring absence of direct experience. It may be a challenge to make your application convincing, but you can always highlight the common skills and abilities required for both your past and potential profile. This way you will be hinting that you have what is required for the given role.
You should aim at creating a skills-based resume
. A functional CV stating your soft skills and other abilities in detail will help you get noticed. The skills should then be followed by only a brief experience section. Such a layout will allow the reader to focus on your transferable skills and delay the surprise element of your work history. If you do not wish to forgo the standard layout of information in chronological order, you could opt for a hybrid CV that entails a detailed profile with skills section, and employment data in a chronological sequence. Put Yourself in the Recruiters’ Shoes
It helps if you see your career history through the eyes of your potential employers. Work hard to avoid giving an impression that you wish to hop jobs without having any clear direction. Your resume should be able to reflect how your career path has been consistent and that there has been a natural progression of your interests and talents that led you to making the next move.
The CV must establish the fact that you have acquired the knowledge and potential over the years. For instance, if you wish to assume a marketing role in the future, highlight any elements or activities from your previous role that reflected your marketing skills. If this can happen, then half the battle is won!
You can then confidently sell your strengths by showcasing voluntary, temporary, part-time work or community service to support your candidature. Make sure you add any sort of qualification or achievement related to the desired profile. However, only give out information that will bring you closer to your new goals, otherwise the recruiter will get confused. Write a Cover Letter
This is the perfect opportunity to clarify why you want to move to another field. Start your cover letter
by introducing yourself as a professional and explain your goals. You can also mention how you were informed about the job opening and how will add more value to the organization, if appointed. Then move on to testifying your career move and mention why you are suitable for the role. You may end by requesting the reader to go through your resume and then thank them for their time. Author bio: A writer by profession, Devika Arora is currently focusing her writing on the extensive domain of job search in India. She has written various articles, news stories and blog posts for the employment sector. The above article is a compilation of latest facts and discusses about Cv format and how to write a resume.