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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?

Who’s the Boss?

Some managers aspire to be the ‘cool guy’ that everyone loves and is fighting to work for. Very rarely does this ‘cool’ manager want to be the big bad wolf, forced into situations where he or she is made to have those hard, professional conversations. However, when does this type of attitude and need of being liked cross over into dangerous territory?

How to Utilize Twitter for a Job

By Rachel A. Adler
Online Career Tips Contributor

Twitter and job search don’t usually go hand in hand, but Twitter is a fantastic tool to help you with your job search. You can use twitter to learn about the industries you are interested in joining and follow thought-leader and maybe even connect with them in a conversation.

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The Design of the Creative Multi-Year Local and State Budget

By Dr. Pamela Scales
Professor of Public Administration, American Public University

Budgeting has been an imaginative adventure these days. Short term plans and solutions are no longer viable. This past recession has shown everyone in government that long term planning is a necessity. Even if your state did not experience the severe impact of the recession or has fully recovered from the recession you see the potential issues that can occur. It is only prudent to take heed to what has happened elsewhere and try to ensure it so that it does not happen to you.

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3 Career Oriented Ways to Use Your Personal Domain Name

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

There are many purchases that could ultimately help you advance in your career. Some of them might include tickets to a conference that’s associated with your industry, a new laptop that can more capably handle a robust graphics program you use at your design firm, or even a sleek new wardrobe that shows you’re ready for the professional world. However, a personal domain name could be just as important as those tangible items.

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Why Didn’t I Get that Job?

By Eileen Shackleford
Contributor, Career Services

Haven’t we all asked that question at some point?If you have ever been in a job search, you know there will be times when you leave an interview thinking, “I nailed that! The job is mine.” Then what? A “thank you for your application” email arrives.If you are like me, you like the unvarnished, plain ole’, unarguable truth.Sometimes in today’s corporate speak, it is hard to drill down to what expressions like ’not a good fit’ mean.

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Updates to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act: What Every Woman Should Know

By Rachel A. Adler
Online Career Tips Contributor

Did you know that about 75 percent of the 68 million women working in the United States will become pregnant at some point in their lives? Historically, pregnant women and women with pregnancy-related medical conditions have at times faced significant discrimination in the workplace. Here is some great background for women in the workforce that are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

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7 Reasons You Should Check Your Own Background before Your Employer Does

By Michael Klazema
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

The concept of “checking your own background” may sound like a bit of an oxymoron. After all, if you know your own history, then why should you have to compile a report about it? This thought process has led countless job searchers – especially young people just out of college – to dive headfirst into the interview process without sparing so much as a worry for the background check part of the process.

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How to Conquer 5 Common Workplace Distractions

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Though you’ll probably never be able to eliminate all of your workplace distractions, it still is worth it to identify what your biggest ones are and to work towards minimizing those. You still might have some pesky coworkers interrupting you to show off some beach pictures, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the next half hour after they’re gone wasting time online.

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The Power of Please

By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services

June 5, 2014 marked the end of my nephew’s 8th grade school year, an occurrence that was celebrated by a graduation ceremony. In addition to our attendance, both sets of my nephew’s grandparents traveled to the ceremony as well. Since the grandparents had traveled quite some distance, they asked my niece if her grandmother could please sleep in her bed for the night, to which my niece responded, “Yes.” My nieces’ mother instilled in her daughter the value of sharing, though here was a chance to see it in practice.

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