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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?

What’s Wrong With the Media’s Portrayal Of Women Today, and How to Reverse It

By Kathy Caprino

Spend a day watching YouTube videos, TV shows, and the “news” and you’ll be as stunned as I am at dichotomy between what we are saying is possible for women today (that they can ascend to leadership, launch their own successful businesses, and sit at the board table equally with men, rather than being relegated to only 16% of corporate leadership), vs. how women are actually being depicted in the media. From my view, popular media focuses much more heavily on a whole host of negative or limiting aspects of women, including an intense scrutiny of and emphasis on their looks (think about the obsession we have with Hillary Clinton’s hair), and a keen focus on how they’re struggling so hard to balance life and work, how catty and demeaning they can be to each other, or how they’ll throw each other under the bus in order to rise to the top.

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Why You Should Always Keep an Eye Out for the Perfect Job

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Regardless of whether you need or want a new position, keeping your eye out for the perfect job not only prepares you for the day you do need a new career, it also keeps you on your toes. In need of a professional challenge? Maybe it’s time to implement a job search.

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Defining Integrity at Work

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

We too often chalk our coworkers interpretations of ethics and integrity to a personality conflict, or differentiating backgrounds, but that's too simplistic an excuse given the volume of time spent with those people. It is extremely important to not only understand your company expectations for behavior, but you need to subscribe to your own code of ethics/values first.

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How To Love Your Job Even If You Don’t Like It

By Kerry Hannon

Boredom is often at the root of unhappiness at work. So take a single step toward modifying what’s getting you down. Challenge yourself to look for one area that would give you more joy at work and then make it happen. If you persistently add worth to what you bring to the job, chances are your boss will notice and reward you for it.

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How to Make LinkedIn Your Social Networking Obsession

By Rachel A. Adler
Online Career Tips Contributor

LinkedIn isn't a magical unicorn, it is a tool and if you know how to use it properly you can build quite an empire. Make sure you aren't sitting on a gold mine and just selling rocks. You have an awesome network so use it, share it, and contribute to it.

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Is Your Introvert Personality Preventing You From Getting Noticed?

By Rowe Leathers, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

Do you need to nail your next job interview? If so, don’t go! Instead, send someone who is a master of conversation, someone who is energetic and charismatic to help you land that job. A charismatic person can convey your skills, experiences and qualifications with purpose. A person with energy can showcase your commitment and dedication for success, and a master of conversation can connect with the interviewer to demonstrate your desire to be part of the team.

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Conference Attendance: There’s More Than One Way to Measure ROI

By Brian Muys
Associate Vice President, Public Relations, APUS

In today’s prevailing budget-conscious business environment, it’s no small feat to maximize, let alone rationalize, your organization’s investment in sending you to an industry conference or trade show. Factor in travel expenses, coupled with diminished staff productivity due to time outside the office, and the declining trend in conference attendance over the last several years is easy to explain.

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A Resume Recipe for Success

By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services

Holiday baking is a big business in our household. In order to keep up with the seasonal demand for sweets, I tend to spend many hours in the kitchen, pressing cookie cutters into dough, and baking little masterpieces that will be distributed, examined, and (hopefully) enjoyed by many.

While obviously different, writing a resume is much like baking a cookie, both needing to win the approval of those who sample it. If you don’t want your resume to leave a bad taste in the mouths of prospective employers, consider following a little resume recipe for success.

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