Rekindle Your Career with Legos and a Dream

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Rekindle Your Career with Legos and a Dream

Posted on November 14th, by Marc Plooster in on the job. No Comments

Four weeks ago, I was approached with an opportunity some only dream of, and many, myself included, never thought was a possibility.  I met with a Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a small to medium size city, and in essence, I was asked what I can and want to do.  There are many ways one … Read More »


Gender Wage Gap: What No One Reveals

Posted on November 14th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

There was a recent study conducted by Payscale that illustrates the harsh truth behind the gender wage gap. Women earn 25.6% less than men when all men are compared to all women. This is only a dismal 74 cents on the dollar. Ladies, we are worth a lot more than this. While this study emphasizes … Read More »


Career Preparation for Graduate Students

Posted on November 10th, by Jessie Agarwal in education/training. No Comments

The graduate school you choose will determine the direction of your future career, as well as your entire life. At college, you have many options and you’re left with a great level of flexibility. When you’re supposed to make the decision for a specific graduate school, you need to narrow down your interests and commit … Read More »


Conversational Interviews: Make a Lasting Impression

Posted on November 10th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

By Jaymie Pompeo, Career Coach at American Public University

Interviews can be static formalities that offer the opportunity to present your best self. Think about it: there is always the expectation of the interviewer controlling a rigid Q&A session to find that right fit for a job. As the interviewee, you may focus efforts on preparing … Read More »


Is an Umbrella Career Right for You?

Posted on November 9th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

Is an umbrella career right for you?

Imagine you are holding a large umbrella. What colour or colours is your umbrella? Is the rain lashing down or is the sun beaming hot rays?

Under your metaphorical umbrella are all your varied interests, the ones that energize you and the ones that don’t, but they pay the bills. … Read More »


The Art of Effective Networking

Posted on November 9th, by Hasib Ahmed in networking/interviewing. No Comments

What does it take to become a master in effective networking? Should you follow up while networking? This article will try to answer all those questions that you have about networking. Read on!

For most, networking is as tough as striking a conversation in a strange party. You know there is a huge chance you will … Read More »


What Is the Best Month to Apply for a Job?

Posted on November 9th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in Career Advice. No Comments

Let’s get this out of the way right up front: there is no 100 percent definitive answer to this question. Different industries operate on different schedules and seasons, so May might be the “best” for some of you, while October might be the “best” month for others.

That being said, there’s one month that can actually … Read More »


Go Beyond Choosing a Career Field

Posted on October 10th, by American Public University System in education/training. 1 Comment

By Jacquelyn Brookins, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at American Public University

You’ve reached the finish line. After years of learning new methodologies, skills, and job specific knowledge, you are obtaining a college degree. Whether it’s your Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or beyond, the degree you sought is a reflection of the direction you have decided to go. … Read More »


Closing the Gender Wage Gap Benefits the Economy

Posted on October 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

The gender pay gap has been a persistent national issue. The latest data illustrates that while the United States has made great progress, there is still more work to be done. According to the 2014 Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum, there is no nation in the world where a woman earns … Read More »


Rewriting Career Myth Stories

Posted on October 8th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

One of the challenges of being a job seeker and finding career direction is being bombarded by advice from so-called experts. How do you know who and what to believe?

Unfortunately, these expert’s shoulds, needs and musts sometimes contradict each other. Accepted wisdom can also be overtaken by events. Like urban myths, their advice seems plausible … Read More »