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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?

The 411 on Informational Interviews

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

One of the new networking strategies that you may have heard buzz about is informational interviews. This term was developed by Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, and its purpose is to gather information on a particular industry and/or specific company you may wish to work at one day. Think of it as an information gathering session, not an opportunity to ask for a job. This is an excellent strategy for a potential job seeker or career switcher to employ; however, it does require substantial initiative and persistence as you must convince these professionals why they should meet with you.

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Ways To Master Customer Service Within the Social Media Space

By Carly Cunningham
Business2Community

There are many platforms to keeping your customers happy, but when it comes to truly connecting with your customers one-on-one, social media can be one of the most effective customer service outlets for B2C businesses – if done correctly, of course.

 

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Are You a Time Micromanager or a Time Strategist?

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

The day starts when you step foot into your office building, and it ends when you put your computer to sleep around the 5 o’clock hour. For some, the eight hour work day isn’t enough, and for others it’s way too much. So, here’s the question you need to ask yourself…do you micromanage your time to stay busy, or do strategically play out your tasks and projects to be more productive?

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Never Work a Day in Your Life!

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

At the end of the day, it is imperative that you know for yourself what you want to do. An oft asked question, designed to evaluate your internal motivation or passion is: If money were not an issue, what would you do for a living? While some may be able to immediately blurt out an answer, others may have to take some time to ponder the matter. Either way, your response typically reveals a true passion.

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Management in Higher Education

By Dr. Marie Harper
Program Director, Management at American Public University

Most of the time when you hear a conversation about higher education, the focus is on the academics and the importance of education. We seldom talk about the running of an education institution, treating that job as if it is a negligible task.

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10 Things to Take Off Your Resume

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Finding employment is a difficult job in and of itself. Having a resume with unnecessary details will only make that job harder for you. When an employer sees your resume, it reflects who you are and whether you might be qualified for the job. However, there are many things that will make them think the opposite.

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Five Tips to Get the Most from Attending a Conference

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

I recently wrote about the benefits to you and your employer of attending a professional development conference. Here are five tips for getting the most from the experience:

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A Three-Prong Approach to Job Hunting

By Jessica Bigger
Contributor, Career Services

Searching for a job is like having a full time job. You have to put in a tremendous amount of energy while staying focused and positive. For me, I was looking to re-enter the workforce after being a stay at home mom, which presents its own challenges. I used this three-prong approach to secure my current job. It took me less than two months to get an interview.

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