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How Will You Make 2015 a Better Year? From Hourly to Salary – the Pro’s and Con’s How Would You Categorize Your Career Resume Lifecycle: Process Guidance for the Right Career Perception

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.

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.

4 Ways to Turn Every Rejection Into a Possible Success

By Annette Clayton
Faculty Recruiter, American Public University System

After a long job search, it’s a very rewarding feeling to find out you have been selected for an interview and an equally strong feeling to receive notice after the interview that you were not selected. Though it’s disappointing, there are some positives in this situation and it’s important to handle a rejection appropriately.

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Self-Promotion is a Leadership Skill

By Bonnie Marcus

Despite the fact that most women understand the importance of self-promotion for their advancement, they do not intentionally use it. We have been conditioned to take the back seat and wait to be recognized. As a consequence, we often have this inner argument about how to proceed with self-promotion. We know we should do more of it. We know we should be better at it. But at the same time, it’s much more comfortable to stay focused on doing our work.

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Conquering Bullet Points One Accomplishment at a Time

By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Services

Creating resume bullet points for past work experience can be quite the mission. We all know listing job duties will not impress anyone. Only the job function is mentioned, which doesn’t provide any insight into who you are. Accomplishments, on the other hand, explain how well you execute the task. Not only do they provide a glimpse of your successes, but they demonstrate the potential you have as a future employee.

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Dealing With Limited Resources

By Ben Silverman

It has taken me a while to get a handle on dealing with my limited resources and all of my PR duties, but I have come up with some simple rules to get me through the day.

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Making Your Job Search “Pinteresting”

By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Services

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent hours on Pinterest searching for recipes that you never make, crafts you never start, and workouts that you never, ever intended to complete in the first place. While Pinterest allows us to ignite creativity in our personal lives, it can also help us in our professional lives! Below are just a few ideas on using Pinterest to benefit your career:

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Demilitarizing Your Military Resume for a Civilian Career

By Adrienne Erin
Online Career Tips, Contributor

Leaving the military can be as much of a culture shock as enlisting. But don't worry; your military resume will transfer to a civilian career. You just have to learn how to speak civilian.

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Annual Review Time Tip: Update Your Job Description

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Getting ready for your upcoming annual review? Before you start digging through emails for compliments and all the projects you’ve worked on, hold off and pull up your original job description. With your highlighter at the ready emphasize all the tasks you still manage, and make notes if those specific responsibilities have increased.

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5 LinkedIn Mistakes to Avoid

By Justin Wilson

LinkedIn is a massive social network – with over 350 million members, it is the world’s third largest social network, behind only Facebook and Twitter. However, lots of members does not mean that everyone is doing it right – for example, 50% of Twitter users have never actually sent a tweet.

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