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Future of Work: Using Gamification For Human Resources

By Jeanne Meister

2015 will be the year gamification inside the workplace migrates from a few isolated pilots to a new way to engage and recognize high performing employees. Gaming concepts have begun working their way into key HR processes in two ways: as a serious game such as the example below from PwC in recruiting new job candidates to cloud based gamification engines offered by Badgeville, BunchBall and Axonify.

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4 Ways to Overcome a Lack of 'Relevant' Work Experience

By Ashley Stahl

If an opportunity speaks to you, don’t buy into the belief that you’re not “enough,” especially when the requirements are meaningless indicators of your potential. Overcoming that noise and negativity requires substantial mental fortitude, and your ability to meet those challenges head-on is indicative of the success you’ll find if you refuse to let the naysayers chase you away.

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Demilitarizing Your Military Resume for a Civilian Career

By Adrienne Erin
Online Career Tips, Contributor

Leaving the military can be as much of a culture shock as enlisting. But don't worry; your military resume will transfer to a civilian career. You just have to learn how to speak civilian.

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How Will You Make 2015 a Better Year?

By Rowe Leathers, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

With another year behind us, many are taking stock of their place in all aspects of life: family, personally, and professionally. A promotion in 2014 is strong validation that your career is on an upward trajectory. But what if you didn’t get a promotion? Does it mean that your career has reached a lull? Not necessarily. There are many factors affecting the momentum of your career that are out of your hands, but there are some you can direct.

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Smartphone and App Trends Impact Retail Sales

By George Case
Faculty Member, Retail Management at American Public University

How we access the Internet is changing, with an increasing number of us using a mobile device instead of a computer. In the fourth quarter of 2012, 18 percent of website traffic was driven by mobile devices. Just one year later, the number increased to 27 percent. Mobile devices and the rise of apps have created the new reality: consumers carry with them multiple stores at all times, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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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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