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Tips for turning a temporary job into a long-term career

Temporary unemployment positions provide experience and add to your value.

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  • Jan 22, 2021
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Tips for turning a temporary job into a long-term career

Temporary unemployment positions provide experience and add to your value.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 3 min read
The ABCs of job search

Establishing a clear set of goals and devising a plan for a solid job-search strategy can help you stay organized and motivated.

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Tools and resources to help you explore possible career fits

Wherever you are in your career journey, you can benefit from exploring how professional paths align with your strengths, interests and values.

  • Dec 17, 2020
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The four stages of career planning

To help you navigate the changing career landscape, University of Phoenix offers a unique perspective on career planning. We call it the career development cycle.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 3 min read
Academic counselors offer career support, from your first class to last job

Academic counselors help students explore paths to a fulfilling and fitting career from the beginning, serving as a touch point for resources and support to meet a student’s needs.

  • Dec 09, 2020
  • 3 min read
A “Stark” difference to career approach

Career Advisor Steven Starks’ mother motivated him to help others find a fulfilling professional path.

  • Dec 09, 2020
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Accelerating staff skills during the pandemic through agile solutions

Enterprises need to lean on a new model for upskilling that is more agile to create the relevant content they need as quickly as possible.

  • Nov 27, 2020
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5 ways to improve remote performance evaluations

While it may seem easier to delay performance conversations or even scrap them entirely, don't do away with the opportunity to provide feedback and support for your team members.

  • Nov 06, 2020
  • 3 min read
Moving beyond conversations to address systemic inequities

Takeaways from the "Essential conversations in diversity, equity and inclusion" webinar series provide a blueprint for industries across the board to begin implementing solutions.

  • Oct 13, 2020
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Cybersecurity certificates help workforce stay ahead of an ever-changing threat landscape

The cybersecurity landscape is changing quickly, and the industry is girding itself by making the call for skilled professionals to continually upskill.

  • Oct 13, 2020
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6 steps to develop your strategic networking plan

Whether you’re networking for information, advice, referrals or job leads, you can develop a plan to create valuable connections.

  • Oct 12, 2020
  • 4 min read
Competency-based education offers students an expedited, flexible degree option

CBE programs assess student learning and knowledge through real-world professional application.

  • Oct 06, 2020
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What to do before, during and after an interview

Interviews are an opportunity for potential employers and employees to determine whether the job is a good fit for both parties. Be prepared to answer and also to ask questions.

  • Oct 05, 2020
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Top tips for optimizing your LinkedIn profile

You can use LinkedIn to search for opportunities, keep in touch with past and current colleagues, grow your professional network, or stay updated on industry trends by following your favorite...

  • Oct 02, 2020
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Learn the anatomy of an effective cover letter

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

  • Oct 01, 2020
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5 tips to build your personal brand

To stand out in a competitive labor market, you must be intentional about the reputation you wish to create for yourself and be ready to communicate how you add value to employers.

  • Sep 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Alum 40 under 40 winner fulfills his dream of helping others achieve financial literacy

Spencer Carpenter honored in Legacy South Florida Magazine’s 2020 “Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow.”

  • Sep 24, 2020
  • 3 min read
8 tips for choosing a college program to help meet your career goals

Whether going to school for the first time, changing careers or looking to learn new skills, choosing the right degree program often requires factoring in variables unique to each person’s academic...

  • Sep 14, 2020
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Make yourself memorable to hiring managers

The sum of your verbal and nonverbal interactions and the impressions they leave are what will ultimately land job candidates in the “yes” or “no” column. Consider these steps to position...

  • Aug 26, 2020
  • 3 min read
How to build a career self-reliant workforce through upskilling

Business needs change fast and organizations need to be nimble, but that doesn’t mean we need to downsize in times of change.

  • Aug 25, 2020
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Well-being is a critical factor in employee engagement

As the pandemic continues, can the heightened levels of support and communication many employers offered employees during the initial transition to a work-from-home-environment be sustained over time?

  • Aug 25, 2020
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Investing in entry-level employees for long-term success

When you get it right, entry-level hires can become a conduit into the upper levels of your organization.

  • Aug 17, 2020
  • 3 min read
Master of Health Administration student serves New York COVID-19 patients during pandemic

As a registered nurse, Tanya Marie Stramel felt strongly that she needed to be on the frontlines of COVID-19 in March, even though it meant leaving her husband and four children home in Las Vegas,...

  • Aug 12, 2020
  • 2 min read
Career Corner Q&A with Steven Starks

If you’re considering working with a recruiter as part of your job search strategy, it can be helpful to understand a bit about how they work.

  • 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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Benefits of being a nurse preceptor

UOPX nurse practitioner students share the mutual benefits of preceptor-student relations and emphasize the need for support moving forward.

  • Jul 13, 2020
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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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Meet Alumna Kathy Cano-Murillo: Turning a passion into a profession

UOPX grad “The Crafty Chica” shares how she became a ‘creativepreneuer.”

  • Jul 13, 2020
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Joining the military as an act of service and gratitude

UOPX alumna Dr. Sarah Maokosy overcame childhood adversity by joining the Army and going to college.

  • 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
  • 4 min read
Pride celebrations in 2020 are an opportunity to listen and learn

Annual LGBTQ celebrations have moved to virtual spaces amid the pandemic, offering new opportunities for deeper conversations about diversity and inclusivity in the workplace

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 3 min read
A manager’s guide to empathy in the workplace

Leading with empathy begins with listening, letting your employees know you hear them, and supporting them to strive for success.

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

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

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 3 min read
Actions speak louder than words when it comes to diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace

As civil unrest spreads across the nation, we are seeing the result of people’s exhaustion with “talk.” People demand action and change. They are calling for an end to conversations and research...

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 4 min read
UOPX alumni rise up to support their communities during coronavirus pandemic

People are struggling as a result of COVID-19 and, in most states, small businesses have been hit the hardest. It is now more important than ever that we support one another through the pandemic.

  • 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
  • 3 min read
UOPX and its Allies of Pride Employee Resource Group continue to push boundaries for equality

In celebration of Pride Month in June, UOPX’s vice president of human resources talks about the University’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 3 min read
From injury to advocacy and adversity to success

UOPX Alumna Amber Perez turns a back injury into a career training nurses and hospitals how to prevent injuries.

  • 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
  • 3 min read

UOPX alumnus Cheyenne Bostock hopes to inspire others through sharing his own story

From homeless single father to motivational speaker, author and life coach

Cheyenne Bostock believes that hardships in life often shine a light on our intended purpose. His own path to finding his passion as a motivational speaker, author and life coach is rooted in...

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • < 1 min read
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
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Being effective while working remotely

Doris Savron, Vice Provost at University of Phoenix, will provide tips for maximizing benefits and minimizing challenges while working remotely.

  • 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 advisors say that’s not necessary — or even wise — during the...

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 4 min read
Alum launches College of Adaptive Arts to provide equitable education experience for adults with special needs

A George Bernard Shaw quote was a catalyst to something life-changing for Dr. Pamela Lindsay. It reads, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” She includes it in...

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

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

  • Jun 16, 2020
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Alumna Rebekah Poe uses Instagram to help parents navigate the unfamiliar world of virtual education

A new way of learning and teaching

The coronavirus pandemic changed everything K-4 resource teacher Rebekah Poe thought she knew about education.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 9 min read
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
  • 9 min read
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...

  • 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
  • 7 min read
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
  • 11 min read
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,...

  • Jun 19, 2020
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Interview tips

In this webinar, you’ll learn interview success tips from instructor and Nationally Certified Career Counselor, 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
  • 4 min read
Meet alumna Marie Zoutomou-Quintanilla: Author, mother, motivational speaker and cancer survivor

University of Phoenix graduate Marie Zoutomou-Quintanilla (BSB/M, ’14; MBA, ‘16) is the epitome of perseverance and determination. As a teenager, she moved to the United States from West Africa,...

  • May 14, 2020
  • 3 min read
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
  • 3 min read
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
  • 3 min read
Coping during COVID-19: Nurses on the frontline

UOPX Dean of the College of Nursing shares ways nurses can cope with shouldering the unprecedented stress due to the coronavirus.

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

Answers to the tough career questions you always wanted to ask

  • May 07, 2020
  • 2 min read
3 tips to get noticed

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

  • May 07, 2020
  • 3 min read
Spotlight Story: Dr. Medgar Roberts

Dr. Medgar Roberts has always felt that schools serve a function in our communities far beyond providing academic instruction.

  • May 07, 2020
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Prioritize your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

UOPX counseling program chair provides tips for staying connected and thriving during social distancing.

  • May 07, 2020
  • 2 min read
Q&A with Career Advisor 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
  • 3 min read
Q&A with Social Sciences Associate Dean Dr. Sam Dutton

Turning uncertain times into professional development opportunities.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read
MBA graduate makes “sweet” impact on her community

Alumna Felicia Evans Long turns childhood passion into a career

  • 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
  • 3 min read
All that glitters is gold for this Crafty Chica

Alumna Kathy Cano-Murillo believes Hispanic Heritage can’t be confined to a month. So, she built a cottage industry celebrating it all year round.

  • 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
  • 2 min read

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
  • 2 min read
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
  • 3 min read

Mentorship was the key to success for one veteran's transition into civilian life

Veteran turns to mentor to find his strength

His time in the military taught him to push past his limits, but it also made him aware that "without great teachers and mentors, we can only accomplish so much," says Army veteran David Fletcher...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
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
  • 3 min read
Alumna has sweet reason for earning 40 Under 40 honor

Cori Smith is recognized for supporting low-income families in Memphis through her nonprofit Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 4 min read
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
  • 3 min read
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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Alumna evolves from a career in social media to a calling in social empowerment

Business owner Jennifer Maggiore is on a mission to raise up entrepreneurs

  • 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 advisor’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
  • 4 min read
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
  • 3 min read
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 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
Rosie the Riveter: An icon that changed the American workplace

Few images defined a generation as powerfully as this one did. The spotted kerchief. The rolled-up sleeve with a firm fist. The determined features of a woman ready for war.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Rose Aghahowa inspires others to “never quit”

UOPX doctoral candidate shook off abuse and disease to pursue her educational dreams

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Resumes that get noticed

Alice Rush, Certified Career Advisor 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
  • 3 min read
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
  • 3 min read
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
  • 3 min read
Structure. Opportunity. Support: Mentorship for Military Students

How American Corporate Partners advocates for mentorship opportunities

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Creating personal and professional mental health wellness plans

By Dean Aslinia, program chair for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of Phoenix and president of the Arizona Counseling Association

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Mastering “self-talk” can help you overcome obstacles to a successful career transition

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

  • Apr 28, 2020
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LinkedIn: Your online brand

Heather Livingston, Certified Career Advisor 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
  • 3 min read
5 career myths that must be debunked

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

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • < 1 min read
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 Advising Programs and Operations

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Strange as it may seem, your helpful to-do list could be the ultimate distraction

Does your brain resist productivity?

Don’t let the pleasure of checking items off your list distract from accomplishing your long-term goals.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
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
  • 2 min read
American Red Cross asks UOPX to answer the call for blood donations

Social distancing mandates to help slow the spread of coronavirus have caused a severe blood shortage across the U.S. at a time when our healthcare system needs it most. So many of you have asked...

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

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

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