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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

    Social media can kill your career. That’s not surprising, nor is it new. But right now, with recent college graduates out there job hunting and since it is an election year, this is a great time to be warned again. People are overlooked for job interviews and promotions and they get fired, all for making inappropriate posts on social media.  “People need to be reminded,” said Deborah Brown-Volkman, professional certified coach at SurpassYourDreams.com, “just like e...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    Virtual Assistant positions have grown popular in recent years as education and online tools have created new opportunities in the field. Kathy Colaiacovo, Past President of the International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) and principal at Time on Task Virtual Assistant Services shares some advice and insights into virtual assistant opportunities for students considering this career path. Virtual assistant positions have emerged in recent years due to ever-changing communication technolog...

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  • Administrator

    You’ve probably heard that social media can be a great resource in your job search. We’ve even recommended it a time or two on this blog as a way to improve employability skills. Social media can be a way to research companies, create a personal brand and stay on top of industry trends. It can also be an excellent way to build your professional network with people you otherwise might not meet. Navigating relationship building on social media can present some challenges though. At a ...

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    For a job opening employers can sometimes receive thousands of resumes. Among that stack, getting prospective employers to notice your employability skills can be challenging. A good resume or a strong cover letter can help, but with elevated competition and sparse job openings you may have to employ some creativity in order to get recruiters and hiring managers to notice you. In addition to replying to job postings, you should find ways to proactively share your experience and expertise. Accord...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    In earning a hospitality management degree you have the ability to further develop your skills and knowledge in working directly with customers or behind the scenes to ensure positive guest experiences. It used to be that guest experiences were shared with family and friends in person. Thanks to social media, an individual can now share their experiences with hundreds of people in their network—with just a quick click of a mouse—which has the potential to have a tremendous impact. Yo...

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  • Kim Doirty

    The great thing about starting a new year is that you can resolve to change all sorts of bad behaviors – you know, things like downing four glazed donuts every morning or a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey every Friday night, spending way too much money on that online gambling site, or waiting until the last minute to get started on your course assignments. Right. We all know that probably most of those resolutions will be toast by, oh, mid-February at the latest. However, the...

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  • Administrator

    Everybody has lapses in judgment now and then – usually in the company of friends, loud music, and a multitude of alcoholic beverages.  But not until the advent of social media sites did those momentary lapses in judgment have the possibility of wreaking long-lasting damage on your job prospects and career. So now’s the time to make sure you’re avoiding any of these career-busting social media “bad ideas”: Bad Idea #1: Focusing more on personal than profession...

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