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  • Kim Dority

    Have you ever worked with someone who, despite being obviously really smart, was pretty much just clueless when it came to being a productive human being? You know the one. Sheer brain power: off the charts. But people skills? Nada. Team collaboration? Zilch. Empathy? Not in her vocabulary. And as you’ve probably observed, all those smarts often can’t compensate for a lack of people skills. In fact, it turns out that having a high intelligence quota (IQ) isn’t nearly as import...

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  • Kim Dority

    Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will every regret. – Ambrose Bierce Yep, it’s only normal to want to drop-kick them out the office window and through the field goal uprights. You know who I mean: that jerk down the hall the fourth time she breaks out her with her rendition of Barry Manilow’s greatest hits – and that’s the fourth time today…. Or that co-worker who nuked his anchovy pizza in the office microwave and now your nostr...

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  • Administrator

    Though there has been significant progress concerning gender equality in the workforce, women are still lagging behind men when it comes to executive positions in business. According to career information at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Women in Business, women are particularly underrepresented in the C-suite and on corporate boards. The center’s data finds that women currently hold just 4.2% of CEO positions in Fortune 1000 companies. Sheryl Sandburg, chief operating of...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    Congratulations! You’re in your first managerial position. With this likely comes more responsibility, a higher salary and subordinates. It’s an exciting time, but it’s also a good time to reflect on helpful career information, like what makes a good manager and consider what your management style will be. Here are some leadership tips for new managers: Set the example You probably already conduct yourself in a professional manner, but now it’s even more important to b...

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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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  • Administrator

    Most people know and understand that the combination of education and work experience will likely help you earn a better salary. In fact, that is exactly the reason why many adults go back to school after they have been in the workforce. But, does earning your degree while working guarantee you a raise? No, it does not. However, with the right timing and strategy you just might get a raise when you ask for it. “Ideally, you should ask about the raise before you get the degree to set the ...

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    If you are stepping into your first "real" job after college you probably have a mixed bag of feelings about it. It's exciting to meet new people, have new responsibilities and contribute to your new company's goals. And it's also little scary. That's just how it goes when you're a newbie, but that’s a bad thing. Some mistakes are expected and they are easy to avoid or correct as long as you are aware of them. Here are a few: Flying Solo “Although you’re new to the compan...

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    What should you do when you nail the interview, get the job and your potential employer asks: “What are your salary expectations?” Tell her! A recent poll by the Society of Human Resources Management and careerjournal.com found that most job seekers are not comfortable negotiating employment terms, especially money.  In fact, 78 percent of those polled stated that they did not like talking about money. If you are among this group, try following these tips to successfully negotiate your fist ‘r...

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  • Administrator

    One of the workplace capabilities listed on each supplemental syllabus is perseverance. Perseverance requires a level of patience and maturity. In the long-term, perseverance is what allows someone to complete a degree. However, in the short-term, it is what helps us work through the smaller obstacles that can ultimately derail a career path.  Perseverance means going through the sometimes frustrating process of working through technical issues, continuing to grapple with tough course mate...

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    Hot damn, you’ve survived the holidays! (Okay, let’s say we’re working on recovery….) Now it’s time to take a quick look backward and a bit of a longer look forward to keep moving forward toward your career goals. Looking back at 2012, ask yourself what went great and what went, ah, not so great. On the “what went great” list, think about the why of these successes. What had you done that lead to a great outcome? Had you spent some time brainstorming a...

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