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Your Next Big Opportunity Is Closer Than You Think: Applying For Jobs Where You Currently Work How Will You Make 2015 a Better Year? From Hourly to Salary – the Pro’s and Con’s How Would You Categorize Your Career

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.

How Will You Make 2015 a Better Year?

By Rowe Leathers, GCDFContributor, Career Services With another year behind us, many are taking stock of their place in all aspects of life: family, personally, and professionally. A promotion in 2014 is strong validation that your career is on an upward trajectory. But what if you didn’t get a promotion? Does it mean that your career has reached a lull? Not necessarily. There are many factors affecting the momentum of your career that are out of your hands, but there are some you can direct.

From Hourly to Salary – the Pro’s and Con’s

Many people, myself included, have a moment in our professional lives when we decide to go from hourly to salary. When I received an offer for my first salaried job after working hourly positions since high school, I felt like I had finally “made it”. I was no longer measured by the numbers of hours worked but by the quality of the work I was doing. However, I failed to realize the cons of working a salaried position and began to miss the pros of working hourly.

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.

Benefits and Disadvantages of Teleworking – An Employee’s Perspective

By Jessica Bigger
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

As more and more companies shrink their office space and move in the direction of 100% teleworking for their workforce, more individuals are starting to question whether the advantages of telecommuting outweigh the disadvantages.

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Wedding Etiquette in the Workplace

By Adrienne Erin
Online Career Tips, Contributor

Engaged women everywhere know the deal: planning a wedding is fun, but can also be a major headache. One instance that typically causes stress: balancing professionalism with wedding-related giddiness and planning in the workplace. Here are some wedding/workplace etiquette tips to keep you from looking like a fool… or a jerk.

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12 Fantastic Tools to Keep Your Productivity Level Up

By Megan Ritter

Staying productive in today’s digital age is challenging since data and information seems to be coming at us from all different angles. Most clever content marketers have already heard about or are already using Google Drive, Hootsuite, Trello and WordPress, but there are some other, lesser known online tools out there that are worthy of our consideration.

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Using Social Media to Build your Brand

By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services

The other day, I was watching a commercial showcasing the talents of an up-and-coming designer of men’s clothes. I tried looking the designer up on the internet to I could learn more about his apparel, but I was unable to find the company’s website. How could he have been exposed to such a big advertising opportunity when he did not even have a website?

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4 Tips to Keep Yourself Focused & Marketable During a Career Transition

By Jessica Bigger
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

There are many things you can do to stay marketable and keep focused when in a career transition, even if you are still working. Below are few tips to help position yourself for the next job or promotion.

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Social Media Best Practices

Vlog with Madeline Roberts
Online Career Tips Contributor

This video discusses the importance of understanding your company's target customer profile and where they spend their time online. It examines demographic details of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram users and how each platform can be used for your business.

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Is Bigger Really Better?

By Eileen Shackleford and Barbara Ellis
Contributors, Career Services and Corporate & Strategic Relationships

Where do most people start career searches? Often it begins by thinking about the dream companies from which they’d like to receive a job offer. Those companies are usually the highly branded companies we see or hear about in the media and experience in our everyday lives – Coke, UPS, Raytheon, Dell, Disney, or Price Waterhouse Cooper. These are just a few of the Fortune 500 companies with whom many of us interact on a daily basis and might think of first for a new job search. The question is: Is bigger really better?

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The Evolution of Money Laundering and its Effect on Modern Financial Markets

By Juan E. Román, DBA, CPA, CGMA
Program Director, Accounting and Finance at American Public University

The negative impact of money laundering on the global financial system has caused market participants to recognize and implement strict measures to deal with these illegal activities. However, the modern financial system fosters an environment in which money laundering has become increasingly elusive.

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