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How to Handle the Move From Function Chief to General Manager

By Roger Trapp

When an organization loses its way, there are almost inevitably questions about its leadership. And these, just as predictably, tend to focus on such matters as whether the leader in question was too charismatic or not charismatic enough, whether she had managed to convey their vision and whether the strategy they had decided upon was correct or even achievable. Often, though, the problems are more basic. For all the time, effort and money spent on leadership development, many executives find it difficult to make the leap from being a functional expert to becoming a general manager.

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Public Health Top 10 Priorities That Should Be “No More” in 2015

By Samer Koutoubi, MD, PhD
Program Director and Faculty Member, Public Health at American Public University

In the past calendar year the U.S. faced a number of public health scares. At the top of the list was Ebola. Moving on into 2015 there are still a number of threats to look out for in the public health arena. In the field of public health we need to strive to constantly keep ourselves informed, as well as informing the public around us. Here is my list of the top priorities in the field for 2015.

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5 Tips to Landing Your First Online Teaching Job

By Annette Clayton
Faculty Recruiter, American Public University System

It’s always challenging to land your first college teaching job, especially if it’s online teaching. Working from home is highly desirable and you will be competing with applicants from all over the country, making the applicant pool with your competitors even larger. Here are 5 quick tips for those seeking an online adjunct position.

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The 4 Traits of a Great Public Relations Professional

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

I was fortunate to be able to attend the recent PRSA-NCC Thoth Awards Gala during which 41 public relations efforts received awards. The program highlights the best of DC area communications programs and the professionals behind them. For me, the gala an annual reminder of why I chose public relations as a career: PR professionals get to do amazing things!

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Interview Follow-Up: The Do’s and Don’ts

By Adrienne Erin
Online Career Tips, Contributor

Get ready for the post-holiday hiring rush! If it's that time of year for you to start fresh then make sure you're going about the interview process the right way. If you’re looking to gently remind an employer that you are the perfect candidate after an interview, there are some right and wrong ways to do so. Here are some tips for following up with an employer after an interview, without driving anyone (including yourself) crazy.

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You Have to Tell Your Career Story Fast

By Richard Sellers

A recent New York Times article by Stuart Elliott about retailers using Vine provides solid guidance on how to better tell your personal story to advance your career. While I’m focusing on resumes, the concept applies to most communications. It seems that the time we’re expected to present our career story has decreased along with TV commercials as :60 became :30 became :15.

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How to Land Your Dream Job in 2015

By Roberta Matuson

One of my job searching coaching clients, who is a recent grad, just landed the job of his dreams in spite of having some tough challenges to overcome. He’s considered disabled by many because he is hard of hearing and wears a cochlear implant. He’s never let his loss of hearing stop him from moving his life forward. A great example to those of you who are seeking your dream job in 2015. If you are really going to accomplish this goal next year, then you best get moving. Here are some lessons he learned through our work together that will help you make your own dreams come true.

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How to Boost Your Career with a Seasonal Position

Cathy Francois, MBA, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

A seasonal position can be more than just an opportunity to make some extra cash. It could also serve as an opportunity to network within an organization, or feel a position or industry out. When searching for seasonal opportunities, consider your long term career plan and the skills you would like to acquire or enhance. These skills may include customer service, sales, marketing, communication, inventory management, loss prevention, and event planning. Top seasonal industries include retail, warehouse & production, sales & marketing, customer service, media & entertainment, hotel & hospitality, law enforcement and security.

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