Small Biz Success Story: Mycoterra Organic Mushroom Farm
When Julia Coffey returned to her home state of Massachusetts, she couldn’t find a job. After some time on the job market, Julia started to think entrepreneurially and quit her job search, choosing instead to apply her previous work experience in mycology to building her own small business—Mycoterra Farm.

While on the West Coast, Julia had spent four years working for Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti, a master mycologist. This experience emboldened her to begin organically growing mushrooms and selling them locally. Each week she quickly sold out at the farmers’ market. In year two she quadrupled her business. Now in her third year, demand continues to outstrip her supply and requests are now coming in from restaurants and farmers’ markets in Boston. Organic farming has been a hit!

Julia’s business, Mycoterra Farm, is expanding and hiring. What she thought would take eight years to achieve has happened in less than four. Julia and Mycoterra Farm are a small business success story—revenue positive, creating jobs and loving life in western Massachusetts! For a fascinating lesson in mycology, stay tuned at the end of her story!

This is another segment in CareerFuel’s “How America Works” series, a collection of job search and small business success stories. Do you have a small business success story? If so, we would love to hear about it!

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Day in the Life: Software Engineer

Day in the Life: Software Engineer

Victoria S. creates aesthetically captivating user interfaces for Homejoy’s website. Watch our latest Day in the Life release and find out what it is like to be a software engineer and the path that got her there.

Career info:

Description: Software engineers design, develop and maintain software, write and edit code, and create computer programs.

Knowledge Required: Most employers require software engineers to have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer software, math or science, as well as broad experience with computers systems and applications.

Skills: Attention to detail, deductive and inductive reasoning, communication, mathematics, psychology, observation and problem solving, cooperative and collaborative personality.

Career Path: Software engineering is a rapidly changing field: training in software is available at nearly all learning institutions, and most software engineers continue to learn on the job, as languages and development environments evolve.

Software engineers tend to specialize in a few areas of development, such as networks, operating systems, databases or applications, and each area requires fluency in its own set of computer languages and development environments to best cater for the business.

Best Cities for this job: San Diego,CA; San Francisco,CA; Boston,MA Philadelphia,PA; Atlanta,GA; Houston,TX; New York City, NY; Phoenix,AZ; Seattle, WA;

Median Annual Income: National: ,374 CA: 3,367

Future Growth: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that jobs for software developers will grow by 22% from 2012 to 2022, making software engineering one of the faster growing sectors in the job market.

From the field: “Because I know how to build software, one day I can change my mind and build games or build an iOS app; I can build something for your phone. There are so many different kinds of possibilities.” – Victoria S.

Did You Know: The first computer programmer is a woman named Ada Lovelace. In 1842, she translated an article about Charles Babbage’s proposed Analytic Engine and her notes described an algorithm that is cited as the first computer program. In her honor, the U.S. Department of Defense named Ada, a computer language after her.

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CAREERS IN LITERATURE – B.A,M.A,Diploma,Lecturer jobs, PG, P.hD,Recruiters,Distance Learning

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To achieve highest level of writing Literature is required. It takes into account poetry, prose fiction and drama. India has English as the language which is well read and written apart from mother tongue. Plenty colleges are available in India which offer literature courses and advanced studies in the same field.
The study deals about fiction, drama, technical writing, and best communication. The basic qualification required for the study is 10+2 from recognized board. Students who have a flair for English writing and interested in enjoying reading English can opt for this course.
The course as usual has a number of groups as mentioned below. All these courses are available in reputed colleges in India.
• B.A. (English Literature)
• M.A. (English Literature)
• Post graduate diploma in English literature
• PhD in English Literature
• Master of Philosophy in English Literature
• M.A. ( Comparative Indian Literature)
When decided to study Literature abroad, some best countries are preferred. London, England as they are grounds of Shakespeare, Austen, and Orwell. Dublin, Ireland is also a preferred city for literature. St. Petersburg, Russia, and Paris, France are other destinations which can be opted for literature studies. Free literature courses can also be obtained online from Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT), university of Notre Dame, university of Oxford, New Jersey institute of technology, and Yale University.
Distance learning is another option offered for literature graduates from a number of universities. London school of journalism which is an international university offers distance learning course. In the same manner IGNOU, Kota Open university, Yashwantrao Chavan open university, Netaji Subhash open university, Madhya Pradesh Bhoj open university, Rajarshi Tandon open university, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar open university are few universities in India which offer distance learning education.
The job opportunities for literature graduates are abundant in India and abroad. With good skillset and subject proficiency obtaining a job is never a tough task for literature graduates. Translators are highly required in private as well as public sectors and literature graduates can get into the same. When jobs abroad are considered, foreign embassies pick these graduates as interpreters. These graduates can also get settled as online content writers and decoders. BPO’s, mass communication, KPO’s, and entertainment field recruit literature graduates. Private and government schools, colleges and universities hire these graduates to work as teachers and lecturers. Language interpreters earn from 300 to 500 an hour and teachers can very well earn up to 20,000 per month.
Literature graduates can prepare and attend UPSC exams and get to civil service jobs. SSC can be attended and aimed for government teacher’s jobs and other government related posts. In the same manner police, agriculture, research and transportation jobs can be obtained in government sector.

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Manufacturing Jobs in Massachusetts – Lampin Corporation is Hiring!

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We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.

The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.

For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.

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