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Signs That Your Job Searching Skills Are a Little Rusty Making the Most of Social Media at a Conference Your Next Big Opportunity Is Closer Than You Think: Applying For Jobs Where You Currently Work Startup Casual: A New Dress Code for a New Generation
 

Signs That Your Job Searching Skills Are a Little Rusty

By Cathy FrancoisContributor, Career Services The days of circling ads and faxing your resume is so 2000 ‘n late. I remember a time when I used to pick up the Sunday classifieds to check out the job postings just for fun and to see what was in demand. I even went door-to-door inquiring about job openings. Although these methods have their place, technology has enhanced the way we find information, but has added a greater level of complexity to the job search process. How long has it been since you’ve searched for a job outside your current workplace? Here are some signs that you may be a little rusty.

Making the Most of Social Media at a Conference

Vlog with Madeline RobertsOnline Career Tips Contributor This video describes how social media can enhance your experience before, during, and after a professional conference. From updating your business cards to include your Twitter handle to following the event hashtag at home, these tips will help you make the most of social media at a conference.

Your Next Big Opportunity Is Closer Than You Think: Applying For Jobs Where You Currently Work

By Ann EasthamContributor, Career Services Sometimes your new perfect job is one at your own company, which can be exciting and awkward at the same time. Whether you are applying to a different department or for a promotion, consider these tips.

Startup Casual: A New Dress Code for a New Generation

By Adrienne Erin Contributor, Online Career Tips If you land a job at a startup company, consider yourself lucky that you don’t have to invest in a typical business wardrobe of stuffy power suits and unforgiving shoes. When your work clothes are comfortable, yet polished and pulled together, you can focus on what’s most important: your job.

Expanding Your Hospitality Career Search

By Steven Cooke
Instructor, Hospitality Management at American Public University

When starting out, it is easy to fall into the box and forget to look outside. Highly recognizable job types will be at the forefront of the job search and can limit the opportunities that are available. Hospitality is more than just the front- line positions associated with different industry segments. There are a wide range of opportunities out there for anyone interested in creating an experience and interacting with others.

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7 Ways to Master Your Professional Image

By Dr. Suzanne Minarcine
Faculty Director at American Public University

I recently interviewed by a young woman who was wearing a very pretty dress but it was so short that, when she sat, I saw much more of her than I needed to see. She spoke in a sing-song voice and almost sounded like a young child.   Her hair was a distraction, at best. I was not sure whether I should assume my coaching role or whether I should just let it go, but I never could take her seriously as a professional.  

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The State of Hospitality Customer Service

By Steven Cooke
Instructor, Hospitality Management at American Public University

Baby Boomers are retiring and millennials are taking over the workforce. The word “millennial” is increasingly appearing on top trends and current issues lists as more and more managers and leaders are figuring out how to not only relate to the workforce, but how to maximize productivity. However, it doesn’t stop there. Not only are millennials taking over the workforce, they are also becoming the largest consumer group.

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How to Do Keyword Research for a New Site (And Is It Really Necessary?)

There’s no doubt that keyword research has changed over the past few years. If I had written this post even 2 or 3 years ago, I would probably have provided a detailed, step-by-step guide to finding high volume, low competition keywords using a number of popular keyword tools.…

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Safety in the Hospitality Industry

Interview with Latanya Hughes
Faculty Member, Hospitality Management at American Public University

In this podcast Latanya addresses situational awareness in a hotel setting. She talks about safety concerns in the industry, offering great advice for hospitality professionals and consumers alike.

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Risky Business: Global Expansion

By Keith Wade
Associate Professor of Transportation & Logistics at American Public University

Part of the strategy of most businesses is to expand global operations. The world is a global village and expansions to various parts of the world bring goods and services closer to the consumers.

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Incorporating Self-Employment On Your Resume

By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Services

While applying for a corporate position can be stressful after a period of self-employment, it doesn’t have to be. By incorporating these tips into your resume, you will help your skills and experience shine through and overshadow any concerns a hiring manager may have.

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Crisis Can Happen Anywhere: Prepare to Work with the Media

By Anthony S. Mangeri, MPA, CEM, EMT
Faculty Member,
Emergency and Disaster Management Program at American Military University

Any organization can find itself in a crisis that gains public and media attention. The ability of the organization to communicate strategies and inform the public through the media is essential. Equally important is the value engaging the media as a partner to provide accurate information before and after a crisis.

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