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Resume Guide: Three tips for creating a powerful resume

Your resume isn’t just a record of past employment. It’s a self-marketing tool; an advertisement meant to persuade employers to contact you for an interview.

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  • Aug 11, 2020
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Resume Guide: Three tips for creating a powerful resume

Your resume isn’t just a record of past employment. It’s a self-marketing tool; an advertisement meant to persuade employers to contact you for an interview.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 2 min read
IT professionals in high demand: AWS skills to advance your career

New and experienced professionals need the skills to align with the industry shift to cloud and AWS systems

  • Jul 28, 2020
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What is a bachelor’s degree?

A bachelor’s degree is a four-year (on average) program of university study that is comprehensive in nature and grants exposure to general study topics as part of a pursuit of mastery in a specific...

  • Jul 13, 2020
  • 3 min read

Available resources and access to care is further limited due to the pandemic

COVID-19 highlights existing healthcare challenges for rural areas

As the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold, much of the attention is focused on the effects on densely populated areas. But rural areas of the country are experiencing the pandemic...

  • Jul 13, 2020
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Specialize to stand out: IT and cybersecurity professionals can’t stand still when it comes to education

UOPX offers elective and certificate options for bachelors and associate students who want to gain additional skills in a specialized area of interest.

  • Jun 30, 2020
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Embracing this teachable moment

As educators, we embrace the concept of learning as a lifelong endeavor. We look for teachable moments, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Jun 30, 2020
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How to help take control of your career

Lost, stuck, bored and unhappy – these are some of the most common words I hear from coaching clients who aren’t yet where they want to be in their career. They know they want something more,...

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 2 min read
How to decline a job offer during a pandemic

Challenge and uncertainty are a part of any job search. You can invest a lot of time and effort into the process, but there’s no predicting when or if you’ll hear back from an employer.

  • Jun 16, 2020
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Take 5: Learn more about our Career Services

Got five minutes? Steven Starks from University of Phoenix Career Services is here to catch you up on five exciting, career resources, including support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Jun 16, 2020
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Small business branding during COVID-19

Dr. David Aiken, lead faculty area chair for the College of Business & IT at University of Phoenix, will provide tips for marketing and branding, maintaining business continuity and reinventing...

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 4 min read

UOPX career counselors advise now is the time to plant seeds for the future

Job searching during the COVID-19 pandemic

It can be tempting in times of turmoil and change to push the pause button on a job search, but University of Phoenix career coaches say that’s not necessary — or even wise — during the...

  • Jun 16, 2020
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Tips for maintaining business operations in times of crisis

The pandemic provides opportunities for employers to authentically engage with their employees and customers.

  • May 26, 2020
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Strategic Networking

Strategic networking is the ability to proactively build and maintain relationships that support your career goals. Whether you’re networking for information, advice, referrals, or job leads, this...

  • May 21, 2020
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Resume Guide

Your resume isn’t just a record of past employment. It’s a self-marketing tool; an advertisement meant to persuade employers to contact you for an interview. Creating an effective resume requires...

  • May 21, 2020
  • 11 min read
Writing Effective Cover Letters

As the document that personally introduces you (and your resumé), a cover letter can be a powerful tool in a job search.

  • May 21, 2020
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UOPX Linkedin® Profile Guide

LinkedIn is a professional networking site that enables its members to connect with each other for career and business purposes. You can use LinkedIn to search for opportunities, keep in touch with...

  • May 21, 2020
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Interview Guide

The purpose of an interview is for the employer to gather as much information about you as possible, in order to determine whether or not you are the best fit for the position. At the same time, this...

  • Jun 19, 2020
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Interview tips

In this webinar, you’ll learn interview success tips from instructor and certified career coach Jodee Ledford.

  • May 14, 2020
  • 5 min read
Data collection strategies in the time of COVID-19

By Shawn Boone, Ed.D. is Associate Dean of Instruction for Research and Residency in the College of Doctoral Studies at University of Phoenix

  • May 14, 2020
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A new way of learning and teaching

Alumna Rebekah Poe uses Instagram to help parents navigate the unfamiliar world of virtual education

  • May 14, 2020
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3 Ways You Can Be a Leader, Even When You’re Not in Charge

By Dr. Alisa Fleming, Assessment Director for the College of Business & Information and the College of Doctoral Studies at University of Phoenix

  • May 07, 2020
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You have career questions. We have answers.

Answers to the tough career questions you always wanted to ask

  • May 07, 2020
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3 tips to get noticed

Learn how to outsmart digital filters and get your resumé into human hands.

  • May 07, 2020
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Q&A with Career Coach Steven Starks

COVID-19 has changed the way we apply for jobs. Get advice on how to move forward with your search.

  • May 07, 2020
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Q&A with Social Sciences Associate Dean Dr. Sam Dutton

Turning uncertain times into professional development opportunities.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

Discover how to stand out from the competition

5 steps to build your personal brand

Discover how to stand out from the competition

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

Increase your knowledge in 5 simple steps

Turn industry trends into your interview edge

If a job hunt is on your horizon, it’s essential to improve your prospects by staying on top of rapidly changing industry trends. Industry knowledge will help you prepare for networking...

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Don't underestimate the importance and value of an active LinkedIn® profile

Being MIA on LinkedIn® is a career misstep

Most of us spend countless hours each day on Facebook and Instagram, carefully crafting what we want others to see. Why not shift some of that time to something that can be fruitful? Today, more than...

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Start your New Year’s resolution NOW

While many will usher the new year (and in this case, a new decade) with promises they are not prepared to keep, you can start January with your professional ball rolling.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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10 tips to optimize your LinkedIn® profile

Do’s and don’ts for enhancing your brand on the world’s largest professional network.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Employment gaps raise red flags, but they can be overcome

Learn resumé and interview workarounds to fill gaps and explain situations.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Tactics for transforming a business idea into a business reality

Are you an entrepreneur ready to hit the ground running with your business idea? Consider these tips.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Network your way to a great reputation on LinkedIn®

How to build and nurture your connections for maximum impact

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Get the upper hand on impostor syndrome

Five ways to silence your inner faker and reframe your accomplishments

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 4 min read
Working at home for the first time? A career counselor’s advice for how to make it work.

Many employees are currently shifting to remote employment for the first time. In addition to completely changing work environments, many are tackling the use of unfamiliar communication tools,...

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Why Employers Should Consider Combat Boots A Bonus

Your new hire may not be wearing combat boots. But employers would be wise to look for them on a resume when making hiring decisions.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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What to wear?

Tips on how to dress for your interview, and the career you want.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Three creative ways to hire top talent

Are recruitment issues putting the brakes on your business? Are you struggling to attract talented employees who can help accelerate business growth and innovate for the future?

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Taking great care of customers in a crisis

Ruth Veloria, Chief Strategy & Customer Officer, will provide tips on how to handle customer relationships during a time of crisis. In the video she will talk about how to strengthen your...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 4 min read
Secrets to a successful career change

Something’s not quite jelling in your career – the pay, the organization, the team or even the nature of the work itself. You know you want to make a change, but the thought of doing something...

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Resumes that get noticed

Alice Rush, Certified Career Counselor at University of Phoenix, provides tips to sharpen your resume

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Q&A with UOPX Career Services

Haley Foutch and Alice Rush share insights to help students transition from education to career

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Personality traits of a cybersecurity hire

By Kathryn Uhles, associate dean of IT, College of Business and Information Technology

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Nail your next job interview

These dos and don’ts will help you show off your best self and be well-prepared for the interview.

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Morale in the workplace: It’s up to managers and employees

By John Ramirez, dean of operations, College of Doctoral Studies, University of Phoenix, USA CSM (Ret.)

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Structure. Opportunity. Support: Mentorship for Military Students

How American Corporate Partners advocates for mentorship opportunities

  • Apr 28, 2020
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LinkedIn: Your online brand

Heather Livingston, Certified Career Counselor at University of Phoenix, provides tips on how to create your LinkedIn profile and expand your network

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Keeping your workplace healthy from the spread of flu and coronavirus

By Kathleen O’Grady Winston, PhD, RN, College of Nursing Dean at University of Phoenix

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Improving Gender Equality in the Workplace Requires Effort from All Employees

In 2019, the U.S. achieved progress toward gender equality in the workplace, but a recent University of Phoenix survey measuring perceptions of equal pay among men and women in the workplace...

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Four Lessons I Learned When my Company Replaced Annual Reviews with an Everyday Performance Development Approach

By Jeff Andes, vice president of talent management

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 4 min read
Forming a mutually beneficial mentor-mentee relationship

Mentees can make an impact, too, here’s tips for your next mentorship opportunity

  • Apr 28, 2020
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5 career myths that must be debunked

By Steven Starks, Sr. Manager, Career Counseling Programs & Operations, University of Phoenix

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Entrepreneurs’ and small business recommendation guide for COVID-19

Dr. David Aiken, Lead Faculty Area Chair for the College of Business & Information Technology, will provide recommendations for entrepreneurs & small business owners during this COVID-19...

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Ensuring equal access in a digital world

As many businesses move to embrace a remote work model in response to COVID-19, now is an excellent time to check the accessibility of your online environment, including your website.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 4 min read
Employment Gaps Raise Red Flags, but They can be Overcome

By Steven Starks, Senior Manager, Career Counseling Programs and Operations

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Diversity matters, so make it a matter of business when going remote

By Saray Lopez, director of student diversity, equity and inclusion, University of Phoenix

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Become a better mentor with the “RISE” Phoenix Mentoring Method

An effective mentor can play a pivotal role in the positive trajectory of someone’s career. Here are tips to becoming a mentor to make that impact.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
6 Ways to Stay Current on Industry Trends during the Job Hunt

By Steven Starks, Senior Manager, Career Counseling Programs and Operations

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 4 min read
5 Tips to Get a Resume through Applicant Tracking Systems

By Steven Starks, Senior Manager, Career Counseling Programs and Operations

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
5 steps to help you talk to your boss about your goals

From what you’ve achieved to where you’d like to go, get your boss on your support team

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 4 min read
5 Steps to Defining a Personal Brand

By Steven Starks, Senior Manager, Career Counseling Programs and Operations Editor’s Note: This article was previously published in HR.com.

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 3 min read

Life skills and well being

How to Reach Your Educational Dreams While Juggling Multiple Responsibilities

Busy working parent shares time management tips

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