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  • Kim Dority

    The last time I was putting together a resume, I had an “Objective” statement at the top that read something along the lines of “Seeking an opportunity to grow and contribute my professional skills in a dynamic corporate environment.” Okay, what I really wanted to say was “After the group of psychotic bosses and co-workers I’ve had so far, I’m desperately trying to find an employer where intelligence and professionalism are actually valued rather than us...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    Wondering if working a temporary job, or “temping,” might make sense for you? Actually, depending on your circumstances, temping can be a terrific option for keeping your career moving forward. It can be a great solution for those in the midst of career transitions or life changes, those who’ve just moved to a new community and need to build professional contacts, or those who prefer the variety of temporary or project work to the predictability of a permanent position. Temping...

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  • Kim Dority

    By now you’ve probably gotten the message that being on LinkedIn is a career must-do. But are you actively using its Groups feature to advance your career? If not, here are five ways to make the most of this valuable LinkedIn function. Build Your Professional Brand Visibility Search for groups in your professional discipline that seem to be the most active (most members, lots of discussions and comments), and join, then lurk for a bit to get a sense of the group’s interactions. Once...

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  • Kim Dority

    By now most of us have gotten the message that we’re all self-employed, regardless of whom we work for. We’re in charge of our careers and job opportunities, and that means being ready to land on our feet should a pink slip happen to land on our desk. And a big part of that “being ready” is making sure that you’ve built up professional visibility – your brand – outside your employer. Although losing a job is tough, finding a new one will be much easier i...

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    The job market continues to be competitive and job seekers looking for career information may find this tidbit helpful: do not wait for your dream company to contact you. If you wait for a company to contact you or post a job opening, you may be losing key opportunities. Still not sure that proactively reaching out to a company is in your best interest? Below are four reasons why it could help your job search efforts. Demonstrates You’re A Self-Starter Companies are looking for employee...

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    The first step in any job search is writing a resume. While some of us have experience doing this, there are many people entering or returning to the workforce who might need resume help. Regardless of if you have written a resume in the past, it isn’t a bad idea to brush up on some basics. At the Employability Summit, hosted by Bryant & Stratton College Online, a panel of HR and hiring experts touched on some fundamentals that can help you prepare your resume. Types of Resumes The...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    We’ve all heard horror stories about individuals who have gotten fired from their job or weren’t considered for a job because of something they posted on Facebook or Twitter. These cautionary tales have us double and triple checking our privacy settings. Does this mean you should stop using social media if you are on the job hunt or as a safe way to approach career management? According to panelists from the “Job Ready or Not?” event, hosted by Bryant & Stratton Coll...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    It's really no surprise that employers want candidates with work experience that help demonstrate employability skills. Why wouldn't they? With so many unemployed and underemployed people, employers have the luxury of being very selective. Work experience is the key College graduates may make themselves more marketable with paid or unpaid experience on their resume in addition to their degree. Students in online degree programs can also make time in their academic schedule to gain the same typ...

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  • Kim Dority

    One of the challenges of rethinking our careers these days is how to most effectively position ourselves with a potential employer for maximum opportunity (okay, first to get hired, then for maximum opportunity!). In other words, you and your outstanding skills are the solution to the problem or challenge they face. Whether you’re writing a cover letter, tailoring a resume, or preparing for a job interview, think about how to demonstrate and document your problem-solving track record. The...

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    There have recently been a plethora of conversations surrounding the importance of including a cover letter with a resume.  Bryant & Stratton College spoke with many industry professionals and found that there are companies, such as Microsoft, who will completely discard an applicant’s cover letter. However, there are many companies and hiring professionals strongly base their hiring decisions on an applicant’s cover letter. The moral of the story is that it is always a gre...

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