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Taking a Second Job: Why It Might Be Worth It and Why It Might Not Be

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

It doesn’t take a genius to know that, economically speaking, times are tough. Cuts in pay and horror stories about companies laying off employees left and right have made many Americans uneasy – prompting them to seek a second job.

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How to Provide a Service Through Entrepreneurial Means

By Shun McGee
Contributor, Career Services

Today’s tough economic times have called and caused many people to go into business for themselves. I consider that a good thing. People sometimes come up with their best ideas in the midst of challenging circumstances.

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Ten Things for Your Professional Bucket List

By Tiffany Young
Online Career Tips Contributor

The traditional bucket list is a list of things to achieve before you die. I think this is an idea that can also be used by any young professional who wants to achieve specific career goals by a certain age.

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6 Rules to Consider Before Relocating for a Job

By Rachel A. Adler

Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

You just got offered a great job, in a new city, new state, and far away from the life you currently live…so why would you relocate for it? Relocating is a lot like writing a research paper. Recently I relocated for a job and a lot of my friends and former colleagues thought I just packed up my nomadic lifestyle and decided to move. That is not what happened.

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An Academic Degree or Professional Certification for Logistics Professionals? Why Not Both?

By Dr. Jennifer Batchelor
Program Director of the Transportation & Logistics Management program at American Public University

Should I get an academic degree or professional certification? That is a question I get quite often. My response usually begins with explaining the differences between the two in relation to the career and personal goals of the inquisitor. There is no one right choice for everyone.

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7 Ways to Give Yourself an Annual Career Checkup

By Nancy Collamer, Forbes
Special to Online Career Tips

2014 could be an especially good year to make a job change, if you’re so inclined or you must. Economists in a recent Wall Street Journal said they expect the U.S. to add nearly 198,000 jobs a month this year — that’s the highest estimate since 2005.

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The Art of Finding the Right Mode of Transport

By Dr. Keith A. Wade
Associate Professor of Transportation & Logistics at American Public University

What’s the best way to transfer goods from one point to the other? There are many different modes of transport, each presenting advantages as well as shortcomings. Finding the best answer for each situation is part of the art of the transportation and logistics professional.

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How to Tell When It’s Time to Quit Your Job

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

There was a time when you loved getting up every morning to go to work. Somewhere along the road however, something changed. Now, your dream job is more like a nightmare. How can you tell if you’re going through a rough patch or if it’s time to pull up stakes and leave?

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