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Posted May 08, 2015 by

Why You May Want to Consider Earning Your Degree Online: Personal Perspective of a Doctoral Candidate

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Deborah Anderson

Years ago, when you stated that you were going to earn a degree online, it was not surprising to have someone respond with a question of whether or not the degree is legitimate. Or, worse yet, were you “purchasing” the degree (which obviously isn’t a degree at all).

Nowadays, it is not unusual to have online opportunities to earn a degree, from the Bachelors, to Graduate School with the Masters and even the Doctorate. There are respectable schools from the known-for-online, like University of Phoenix and Capella University, to the brick-and-mortar schools. Yes, even the state universities have arrived and have opportunities for people to go to school “online.” (more…)

Posted July 23, 2014 by

Job Prospects Of A Cell Phone Technician Related With Visually Impaired Smartphone

Cell phone technician at recycling plant working on mobile phones

Cell phone technician at recycling plant working on mobile phones. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are some special options, which you are bound to get hold of, when the main area of concern is associated with mobile phone developments. Building some of the best software and tools for the visually impaired can be defined as the right way of helping them communicate with others, without even feeling dependent all the time. With the advent of modern technology, there are some prospective career options, for you to try and get hold of, and one such can be defined as a cell phone technician. The main aim of this group is to offer a proper fault diagnosis, which can help in improving the quality of the phone. (more…)

Posted June 23, 2014 by

Résumé Writing for New Grads

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Laura Brown, PhD

You’re graduating — congratulations on your achievement! If you’re like most new grads these days, though, you’re probably not spending a lot of time resting on your laurels — you’re on to the next big challenge in life: finding your first full-time permanent job. Your résumé is the centerpiece of your job application. Although many new grads worry their résumés are too brief to tell a good story about them, don’t worry — no one expects you to show 20 years of work experience on your résumé. Even if you have little or no relevant work experience, you can still create an impressive résumé that will catch the eye of recruiters and hiring managers. (more…)

Posted February 24, 2014 by

College Grads, Haven’t Found Those Entry Level Jobs Yet? 5 Ways to Use Your Time Wisely

College graduates who have not found entry level jobs to this point can do five things to use their time wisely.  Learn what they are in the following post.

Today’s post is about that awkward phase (no, not puberty) between graduation and the time when your job-in-shining-armor sweeps you off your feet! You all know how tempting it is to just be a bum and live off mom and dad forever, but yeah, not going to happen!

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Posted November 18, 2013 by

Applying for an Entry Level Job? How to Get an Employer to Read Your Resume

Do you think about the person who will read your resume?  If you do, then your resume is more likely to be read because that person will find what they are looking for.  So, if you’re applying for an entry level job, learn how to get an employer to read your resume in the following post.

Here’s a plea from all employers out there to all job seekers: If you’re going to send your resume to apply for a job opening, please take the time to tailor your resume to the specific requirements of the job posting. Please! I’ve posted two jobs recently and have been so dismayed by what I’ve

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Posted June 06, 2013 by

Want to Earn a Degree But Fear Computers? How Online Schools Can Help

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Teacher and student doing work on a computer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Just because you may not be the most tech savvy person does not mean you can’t earn a college degree.  With the right assistance, you can achieve this goal.

Computers are the technical, magical portals to knowledge. That’s why the best online schools are prepared to show adult students how to get up and running quickly and easily.

“Computer skills are commensurate with confidence, yet many professionals are struck with computerphobia – the fear and anxiety about computers and their use – once they are asked to complete tasks other than checking e-mail or surfing the Web,” says Jen Chavez, new student success advisor at American Sentinel University. (more…)

Posted October 23, 2012 by

75% of Employers Want to See Leadership, Problem-Solving Skills on College Grad Resumes

Attributes Employers Seek on a Candidate's ResumeWhen a new college graduate puts together a one-page resume (as experts recommend), every word must count.

An employer spends just seconds scanning each resume to decide if it’s going into the “interview” or the “toss” pile.

In addition to a solid knowledge of the new grad’s field (noted by earning a good GPA and participation in internships), employers are looking for grads who have a number of “soft” skills, according to a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Employers taking part in NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 survey say they look for a range of soft skills, including leadership abilities, initiative, the ability to communicate, and more.  (more…)

Posted May 14, 2008 by

Highlighting Your Resume

Do not discount yourself. Do not underestimate yourself. Do not sell yourself short. These may all sound like cliche lines to make you feel better about yourself, but they are the truth. These days, employers are looking for a lot out of an employee. So, keep in mind that you have a lot of skills to offer.
It may seem trival to include a computer program you know how to use, or any software that does not apply to your skills set, but employers notice. Essentially, what this does is make you more marketable. With the way the economy is splashing, an HR person is going to want to know if a potential candidate can do the described job. But after that, they will want to know what else you can do for them.
Include on your resume any and all computer skills you have. But, be prepared to explain what you know and how you have applied them. Give it a try, you would be suprised at how much it can help!