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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?

Help Me, Help You!

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

Applying for a new job is sometimes a necessary evil, with candidates often finding themselves overwhelmed with job descriptions, resumes, and cover letters. While the process of applying and interviewing for jobs may be daunting for candidates, take a moment and consider the process from the point of view of recruiters and hiring managers.

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How to Utilize Similarities Between House Shopping and Job Hunting

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Much like the job search, house hunting is about doing numerous walk-throughs until you find something that fits. When you're down to the wire to find a dwelling, like I am currently, you may get pushed into an option that you would otherwise pass up. Don't sell yourself short by going with the closest option. Just like with the house, it's where you'll be for a year, two years, or maybe even five years from now. Every job influences your career so be cognizant on where you plan to "hang your hat" even if it's for the short term.

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Alexander Hamilton’s 10 Tips to Organizational Management

By Nathan Raab

In a letter that has been for generations in a private collection, a letter our firm handled earlier this summer, the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury laid out his vision for how to not only run the organization but also to allow it to evolve. It’s “Management 101″ from the school of Hamilton.

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Is a Bad Credit Rating Hindering Your Career?

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

Having a poor credit rating can do more than just keep you from getting a job. Simply knowing that your credit rating is limiting your employment options can reduce your self-confidence, and in turn, can negatively impact your attitude, outlook and overall demeanor. Unfortunately, your demeanor can send a message of doubt and desperation that potential employers can sense, and quite frankly, avoid.

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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

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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