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Making the Transition from the Military to a Civilian Career

Veteran employment is on a steady rise due in part to the great skills that military professionals bring to the workplace. According to an Office of Personnel Management news release the percentage of veteran new hires hit a new high of 33.2% in 2014, surpassing the previous mark set in 2013, when 31 percent of all new Federal civilian hires were veterans.

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6 Sectors Set to Explode with Career Opportunities

By Anica Oaks
Online Career Tips Guest Contributor

While the competition will be stiff, here is a look at some of the fastest growing sectors in the world and how potential employees can edge out the competition for the top spots.

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Digital Archiving: The Marriage of History & Technology

By Stan Prager
Alumnus, American Public University

During my course of studies, digital archiving rapidly became my key area of interest. The museum had little experience in digital archiving techniques. As such, I brought to the table a background in technology as well as my studies in digitization at APU.

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Landing Your First Online Teaching Job

By Dr. Dani Babb
Faculty member at American Public University

With interest in online education high, credibility for online institutions building and more state schools and private colleges developing online programs, the demand for professors is growing. I will walk you through many of the steps required to get into the field of education as an online professor and what to expect along the way.

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Thousands of Jobs Open in Reverse Logistics

By Robert Gordon
Program Director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University

A quick look at the major job search websites such as Indeed, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and CareerBuilder shows thousands of available jobs in reverse logistics and reverse logistics management. In the past, the primary driver of reverse logistics roles has been the retail sector; however, more and more industries are finding value in reverse logistics. Major increases are occurring business, professional services, health care as well as retail jobs – which all points to growth in customer service industries.

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Market Your Skills for a Second Income

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

If you are one of the many who would welcome a second income, it may be a good time to assess your knowledge and talents. Instead of taking a part-time retail job that may not be related to your current field, consider freelancing to further develop your key skills.

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Careers in Forensics: Investigating Death

By Jennifer Bucholtz
Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Faculty Member at American Military University

Working as a medico-legal death investigator for a medical examiner or coroner is not for the faint of heart. Not only is it gruesome, but it is physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. However, it is also a career that is rewarding, fascinating, and continuously educational.

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From Being a Simple Fisherman

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

Throughout my career, I would tell anyone who asked that the great opportunities in life began when I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, and I’ve never wavered from that assessment. Similarly, I attained my master’s degree to achieve advancement within the profession, but during that process, something unexpected happened; I began to see my participation in our society as something more than my own economic interests. I began to understand that I was making a contribution to our society as a whole and had some responsibility for making sure that happened.

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