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Manufacturing Is a Dirty Business: Can We Clean it Up? Learn from the CIA: Writing is a Critical Skill for all Careers Startup Casual: A New Dress Code for a New Generation The Benefits of a Tidy Workspace
 

Manufacturing Is a Dirty Business: Can We Clean it Up?

By Regina Mitchell Student, Environmental Science at American Military University I have worked in the steel manufacturing industry for nearly 25 years, most of them for a large fabricating and machining company that produces equipment for the mining, steel mill, and power generation industries. It is a dirty business, and I felt it was time to clean up our acts.

Learn from the CIA: Writing is a Critical Skill for all Careers

By Leischen StelterEditor of In Public Safety When you apply for a job, what’s the skill most commonly listed in the job description? Communication. Employers, in all fields, seek professionals who can effectively communicate, specifically through writing. Regardless of what field you work in, improving your writing skills can give you a better shot at landing that next job.

Startup Casual: A New Dress Code for a New Generation

By Adrienne Erin Contributor, Online Career Tips If you land a job at a startup company, consider yourself lucky that you don’t have to invest in a typical business wardrobe of stuffy power suits and unforgiving shoes. When your work clothes are comfortable, yet polished and pulled together, you can focus on what’s most important: your job.

The Benefits of a Tidy Workspace

By Adrienne Erin Contributor, Online Career Tips Although cleaning your workspace often doesn’t make your daily to-do list, other than a quick tidying up at the end of the day, it does have many benefits. Your workflow, your creativity and your health could all suffer from a dirty and less-than-hygienic desk.

3 Hints to Rise to the Top at Your Next Job Fair

By Cliff Harmon
Faculty Member, School of Business at American Public University

Job fairs are not really interviews, however, they allow you to put on your best appearance and work on critical interview skills. Below are three hints to get you ready to meet and greet!

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Interested in a Career in Journalism? Start Small

By Carol Froisy
Program Director, English at American Public University

This article is based on a conversation with veteran journalist, chief copy editor: Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Northwestern journalism professor, now freelance writer/editor, and Chicago native Tom Carkeek.

Lately, it’s hard to be optimistic about the newspaper industry, primarily for two reasons: digital competition and media bias.

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Mature Job-Seekers: Your Game, Your Rules

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

With age comes experience, and with experience comes opportunities only afforded to mature workers. That said, seasoned workers must approach their job search differently than the younger and less experienced.

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Do You Want to Be a Government Employee?

By Joey Trebif
Founder of CareerAlley

Flexible working environment, fixed incentives and several perks; who doesn’t want a job with all these benefits? This is what a government job could offer you. If you are one of those who would like to have a relaxing work environment with a steady moving career, a job in the government sector may be the best option for you. Read further to know what the advantages and disadvantages of being a government employee.

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Coming Out of College

By Dr. Latanya Hughes
Assistant Professor,
School of Business at American Public University

Finishing college can feel like being on the precipice of a new terrain. It’s scary, but it will be alright. I can’t promise you roses and champagne, but I can tell you some things (in no particular order) I wish I knew then.

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Your Passion and Earning a College Degree

By Robert Gordon
Program Director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University

As an educator for a couple of decades now, I have met countless adult learners that have returned to college to earn a degree. I find that the people who are pursuing a passion are the ones that are most likely to make it to graduation.

I often hear from students that they have returned to college to be a better role model for their children. When I hear that, I know that the student is going to graduate. Another common reason for returning to school is to earn a promotion at work. Although this is certainly laudable, I find that it might not be enough motivation.

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Why We Can no Longer Rely Only on Schools and Companies for Professional and Personal Development

There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you by the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for. You would go get your four year bachelors degree in whatever topic and that information would stay with you for a little while, then you would periodically take some additional classes offered through your company.…

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Email Etiquette for the Job Hunter

By Joey Trebif
Founder of CareerAlley

** This article originally appeared on the blog CareerAlley.**

When sending an email to a potential employer, it’s important that you act professional at all times as first impressions definitely count!

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The Three Characteristics of Successful Mentoring

By Dr. Ronald C. Johnson and Kevin A. Paul
School of Business at American Public University

Mentoring has played an important role in both of our careers. We wanted to share insights gained as well as some mentoring strategies.

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Posted in Business Insider, Career Tips, Email Newsletter, Work Life

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