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How Would You Categorize Your Career

To quote the R&B group the O’Jays, “I love music.” Though unlike the O’Jay’s, I do not love just any kind of music, but prefer anything that can be considered funky. Typically, this includes Rock, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Caribbean, roots Reggae, some Classical, R&B, and Rap. Music is a huge part of my life. When I am working, I usually listen to some type of music. I sing when I run, and when I am quiet, music is going through my mind.

Resume Lifecycle: Process Guidance for the Right Career Perception

By J. Mason Online Career Tips Editor Here, at Online Career Tips, we are focused on providing intellectually stimulating content in the realm of the professional sphere, as well as tips to help push you in the right direction. I have compiled a list below that will help you flow through the resume lifecycle with a little less turbulence.

Careers in Real Estate – You’re Not Just Showing Houses

A licensed real estate agent with over 30 years experience, Pat Watson, shares all the different careers available to real estate professionals.

Good Looks and Lucrative Business – What You Should Know

What is a main element that interacts with physical appearance to give some people an attractive leg up? And more importantly, what are some traditional and not-so-traditional things can you do about it, no matter who you are when you step out the door in the morning?

Three Content Sharing Wins for the Non-Writer

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

You know that providing content is a way to establish your expertise and get visibility online. Great concept, but what if you really don’t like to write? You don’t have to be a writer to be a thought leader online.

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How to Quantify Your Accomplishments on Your Resume

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

No prospective employer wants to read a dry, detailed-yet-vague laundry list of job duties from your recent employment. Chances are that you find your job duties as boring to list as employers find them useless to read. If you’ve never been taught to quantify your accomplishments on resumes, it may seem a confusing and daunting task. Luckily, it’s really quite straightforward.

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Mentoring Millennial Teachers to Best Serve Their Students

By William M. Gillum, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, School of Education at American Public University

The once heated debate about the merit of technology in the classroom has switched from should we use technology to how do we best utilize technology in today’s rapidly changing classrooms. The good news is that the latest generation of teachers is poised to help with this change and, with the right support, can have a great impact on the nation’s classrooms.

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How to Get Noticed During a Virtual Career Fair

Cathy Francois
Contributor, Career Services

Have you ever been to a virtual career fair and felt like one in a swarm of bees competing for employers’ attention? And then, when you finally get to a chat session, you’re just referred to the company’s website? Don’t give up! Next time, try these tips to gain the attention of employers and maximize the opportunity that a virtual career fair (VCF) offers.

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Work-life Balance: A Method of Sacrifice, Understanding

By Kym Klass
The Montgomery Advertiser

Finding the time to meet work deadlines and still find time to attend family events, school functions, or even take that much-needed vacation creates sacrifice at the workplace and on the home front. When work receives more attention, the family suffers. When the family is priority, work is put on hold.

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7 Ways Microwave Engineers May Have Changed Your Life

By Patrick Dever, P.E.
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University

RF and microwave engineering is a specialty area within the electrical engineering profession that deals with circuits and systems that operate in the RF and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. These signals, which fluctuate between 100 million and 300 billion times per second, are the backbone of many of the wireless devices that we take for granted.

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Finding Your Own Work-Life Balance

By Todd Defren

Before we ask the question, “How well are you balancing your professional and personal lives?” we need to first ask, “What does work-life balance mean to you?” After observing me at work for a full day a few years ago, my daughter wryly observed, “Basically, your job is to write and respond to emails. All. Day. Long.” With that frame of reference in mind, here’s what work-life balance means to me...


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Fake It ‘Til You Make It

By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services

Generally, the phrase “fake it ‘til you make it” has a positive connotation, meaning that while you may not have the job or position you want, you should always maintain the type of confidence a person who has grasped his goals would have. This sounds great, but how do we exact this rule without losing ourselves? Doesn’t faking rebut the wisdom imparted on us as kids to always tell the truth? Does faking it until we make it include living a lie?

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