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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?

Top Four Fitness Tips for the Cube Dweller

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

I am not a fitness expert beyond my desire to keep myself healthy. As I have gotten older, I have found that my desk job and my fitness goals are at odds. I recently took a new look at my habits, got some advice from a personal trainer, and changed my workplace routines a bit. My overall goal is to move more. As a fitness pro said to me, “Sitting is the new smoking. If you don’t move, you die.”

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Is the Travel Agent a Thing of the Past?

By Latanya Hughes
Faculty Member, Hospitality Management at American Public University

Working with travel agents is now a “lost art,” but it is certainly still alive and well. According to a report by CNN, travel retail locations have dropped from 34,000 in the mid-1990s to about 13,000 today. Even with this decline, travel agents account for a third of the U.S. travel market. This equates to a whopping $95 billion. Is the travel agent a thing of the past? It certainly does not look like it.

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Writing Articles for LinkedIn

By Lavinia Tauro
Business2Community

Many people use LinkedIn’s publishing feature to promote their business and services, but there are very few people who are termed as LinkedIn influencers. There are some tips for optimizing the viewership of published work on LinkedIn.

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The Need for Space Systems Engineering

By Dave Syndergaard
Faculty Member, Space Studies at American Public University

Systems engineering is both an art and a science. It answers the big-picture questions. Formulas and equations are used less often than sheer brainpower, keen organizational skills, and critical thinking. Systems engineering can be taught but also must be practiced.

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When a Functional Resume Really Functions

By Cathy Francois, MBA, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

The most common resume style is the chronological resume. However, sometimes the chronological order of your life doesn't work in your favor. This could be the result of a gap in employment due to school, illness, time served in the military, or a break to raise a family. In addition, you may have switched from one industry or career to other, and your most recent experience does not highlight your potential for your desired career very well. I recommend bringing function to your resume by using a functional style resume, which allows you to highlight specific experience, skills, and/or knowledge as it relates to the career you are seeking.

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Retail and Monopoly: Who Will Be Left Standing?

By Ryan Bradshaw
Faculty Member, Retail Management at American Public University

Playing board games have always been one of my favorite pastimes, including Monopoly. I often think back to my experiences with the game especially when I consider the impact of large business acquisitions.

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Three Things You’re Doing Wrong With Your Company LinkedIn Page

By Justin Wong
Business2Community

When was the last time you even LOOKED at your company’s LinkedIn page? Do you even have a LinkedIn page? For too many companies, LinkedIn always seems to be “behind” Facebook and Twitter when it comes to social media platforms. If you want to start managing your LinkedIn page properly, here are three major pitfalls to avoid.

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Retail Data Theft—Who’s Responsible & What’s Changing?

By Paul Potter
Faculty Member, Retail Management at American Public University

What do hotels, retail stores, and internet services have in common? They’ve all been victims of a data breach. It’s easy to blame the merchant for the stolen credit card information. While each situation is unique, there are actually many parties involved. There is the merchant, the credit card company, the bank, and the processing company.

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