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Career Guidance: Benefits of the Mock Interview The Value of a College Education Millennials Are Reshaping the Workplace 6 Things to Do During the Interview

Career Guidance: Benefits of the Mock Interview

Vlog with Jaymie PompeoContributor, Career Services Preparing for an interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. Without proper preparation a lot of mistakes can be made, and they could potentially hurt your chances of getting the position you applied for. In this vlog Jaymie talks about the real-time interview experience with the APUS Career Services Team. All you need is 30 minutes of your time, your resume, and an interview-ready outfit.

Education at Work

The Value of a College Education

By Guy Williams Alumnus at American Public University What is the value of a college education, especially to working adults? I asked myself this question several times and heard the same question echoed by my peers, students, faculty members, politicians, newscasters, and several prospective employers. Then there are deeper questions around topics such as whether there is a way to quantify the value of a college education or whether traditional brick and mortar school degrees carry more weight than online schools. While the list of questions appears endless, I believe a few truisms exist about college degrees earned at any age.

Millennials Are Reshaping the Workplace

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University I think millennials may become the new knowledge management generation. People like Matt share knowledge to find answers. They like to have fun doing so. Today’s retirement generation ran on rules and regulations, placing fences around knowledge- sharing and competing with each other for a share of the work.

6 Things to Do During the Interview

By Joey Trebif Founder of CareerAlley We all know how important it is to appear professional, experienced and eager to work when we arrive for a job interview. But how many of us actually follow all the common sense rules? Having a successful job interview is much more than simply dressing nice, sitting up straight and showing a good résumé. There are many tips and strategies that should be used and taken advantage of in order to increase your chances of getting the job. Follow these tips, and it’s possible you can even beat out candidates who might have been better suited for the position, but just didn’t do as well during the interview process.

Recruiting in the Digital Age: Making the Most of Virtual Career Fairs

By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Services

In a previous blog, I introduced the idea of job seekers attending Virtual Career Fairs (VCF’s). It is a valuable recruiting tool that is becoming more and more popular; but what should you expect from this new form of recruiting?

A VCF is essentially a platform that hosts private chats between you and a recruiter. Each VCF may be different in specifically how the chats are handled; however, you will typically be able to chat one-on-one with a recruiter.

You should expect to make a connection with the recruiter rather than walk away with a job offer. You should consider the event a success if you end the chat with the recruiter’s direct email or LinkedIn profile for follow up purposes; especially if the recruiter asks you to send them your resume!

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How to best market yourself

Update Your Resume Even if You Aren’t Looking for a Job

By Joey Trebif
Founder, CareerAlley

Before looking for a new job, we all invest a fair amount of time updating and reviewing our resume to ensure it is perfect and will get us that interview.  Once we score our safe and well-paid “dream job”, we tend to we tend to forget about our resume because it is no longer needed. Years go by and your resume becomes outdated.

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Staying Inspired Through the Holidays

By Nichole Ahlstrom
COLL100 Faculty at American Public University

With the holiday season quickly approaching, your educational agenda may threaten to disappear. The hustle and bustle of shopping, parties, children home on vacations, traveling, family, etc., can leave you feeling lost when it comes time to studying and attending class. There are ways to enjoy your loved ones and keep your education on track, too.

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Keeping It Real with Your Career

By Brent Webber
Faculty member, School of Business at American Public University

Careers are very similar to life and personal growth: things change all the time. Career changes can often cause psychological and physical turmoil. However, when it comes to your career, do not be afraid of change and make sure that you are true to yourself.

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Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

By Dr. Dani Babb
Faculty member at American Public University

As an author of many books on entrepreneurship, a CEO of a business helping professors find jobs, and a former guest anchor on a program that helped entrepreneurs with business problems, I have talked with hundreds of business owners about how to solve problems and get past obstacles that they face.

Here are the top 10 pieces of advice I offer young entrepreneurs.

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Facebook Effect: 8 Of America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 Have Ties To Social Network

With a record-breaking 1.55 billion active monthly users and a soaring stock price, Facebook has made many of its executives and early employees very, very rich. Eight of the nation’s 40 wealthiest entrepreneurs under age 40 — including the three richest — can trace their wealth back to the social network.…

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Google searches itself to build more productive teams

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google coddles its employees with free food, massages and other lavish perks, yet some of its best engineers still grouse about their jobs and bosses as they struggle to get assignments done.…

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Getting Ready to Land a Great Job

By Jeremy Smith
Faculty Member, School of Business at American Public University

Before completing a college degree, have a plan so that you can pursue the job you desire. People often finish a degree just to find out they need additional credentials. Many positions require a college education, but also require experience and certifications.

It can also take a lot of time to put together a resume and position yourself for a quality career. Therefore, you should develop a plan so that you can work on all of the qualifications you need to land a great job.

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Find your Best Practices through Conferences

By Dr. Randall Cuthbert
Associate Professor, Emergency & Disaster Management at American Public University

Greetings from beautiful Las Vegas, where I am attending the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) annual conference. The admitted weakness of online learning is the lack of ability to network in person with fellow students, faculty, and industry professionals, so attendance at conferences such as this one is highly recommended as part of your education.

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