Archive for February, 2014

Education Focus: Benefits of an Associate Degree

Not everyone has the time or the financial resources to go to a four-year university. And if you find yourself in that position, don’t be discouraged. You can still go…

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Essential Job Skills: Communication

Communication. Something we all do in a hundred different ways every day. Chances are you don’t even think about it. And that may a problem.   When surveyed, business owners…

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Interview Skills: Presentation

Whether you’re preparing for your first interview, or a seasoned pro, it’s always a good idea to remind yourself about a few key “presentation” items beforehand. We’ve all heard the…

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Résumé Writing: Simple Resumé Template

Below is a simple résumé template. This résumé template is considered a “combined” resumé because it includes both a “selected skills” section AND a “work history” section.   This is…

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Career Planning: Crafting Long-Term Goals

We mentioned in our article What Is Career Planning? that there are two kinds of goals: long-term and short-term goals. When you create your career plan, you’re going to craft…

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Your Education: Four-Year College and the Bachelor’s Degree

If you’re considering attending a four-year college or university, congratulations. You’ve already decided that you’re willing to commit to a long-term education program that will cost you more in terms…

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Essential Job Skills: Having a Positive Attitude at Work

Next to great communication, probably the best asset you can bring to an employer is having a positive attitude and bringing positive energy to the workplace every day. Not only…

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Making a First Impression: Showing Up and Dressing Up for Your Interview

So you sent out a perfectly crafted cover letter and meticulously targeted résumé, and have landed an interview at a company you’d really like to work for… Time to show…

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How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Résumé

  Your cover letter is most likely the first item a potential employer will see from you outside of a generic job application, which many interviewing managers may never see…

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Career Planning: Research

  So you’re ready to start putting together your career plan.  As we mentioned in our article What is Career Planning?, the first two steps in creating your career plan…

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