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Posted September 10, 2014 by

Do Employers Care if You’ve Had a “Real” Job? Tips for Making the Most of Non-Traditional Work Experience

Student getting work experience; printing

Student getting work experience; printing. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You see it in almost every job listing: “Experience required.” Those two little words can be a big problem for college students and recent graduates, many of whom have little to no employment history or professional experience.

It’s a catch-22 for many students and recent grads just entering the job market. After all, how can you start getting job experience, if employers won’t hire you until you have experience? It’s a paradox that adds even more stress to an already hectic time in your life.

But the issue of experience is something that can be solved – or at least worked around. The next time you see an opening for what sounds like your dream job, don’t give up when you see “Experience required.”  Even if you haven’t worked in a traditional setting or gained relevant experience in the field, you probably have some kind of knowledge or skills you can apply to the position. (more…)

Posted September 10, 2014 by

Taking Online Courses Has Never Been Easier

Woman with graduation cap using laptop with thumbs up; online education

Woman wearing graduation cap using laptop with thumbs up; online education. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When it comes to getting an education in today’s society, the online format has made it easier than ever before. With the busy schedules most people face on a regular basis, trying to make room to go to a traditional classroom can become impossible, which makes some people turn away from coursework entirely. This is where the popularity of online courses has stemmed from, because people can do the courses as they have the time. There has also been the addition of apps that can make studying and working together in an online environment easier than ever. Here are some of the best apps available to make online courses easier and more convenient. (more…)