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How Track, Trace, and Big Data Are Shaping Modern Logistics

By Dr. William Oliver Hedgepeth
Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

Who in your organization tracks goods? Who in your organization traces the path of the goods? Tracking and tracing goods is not the same thing. These two terms help define complex functions in reverse logistics, logistics, transportation, and supply chain management processes.

5 Mistakes Most Job Seekers Make

By Joey Trebif
Founder, CareerAlley

For every item you need to get right for your job search, there are probably 100 things you don’t want to get wrong. The top 5 mistakes most job seekers make are listed below. Following are a few tips on things to avoid.

Making Your Handprint on the World: Occupation Versus Vocation

By Jane Cors Smith
Faculty member, Religion at American Public University

Teaching in the department of religion, and working in the field of social work, I often encounter students or caseworkers who are trying to discern their calling in life. They believe they have a purpose ascribed to them, and are constantly seeking and searching out just what that might be. They want to make a handprint on the world by using their gifts to somehow make the world a better place.

Regain Focus and Confidence with Mindfulness at Work

By Linda Barnes
Alumna, American Public University

Practicing some degree of mindfulness at work can help you focus on your job, get along better with co-workers and management, and give you confidence, thereby reducing job stress.

5 Ideas for Starting Your Own Business

By Joey Trebif
Founder, CareerAlley

Are you tired of the 9 to 5 grind? Maybe your industry or the company you work for are headed for failure. Or maybe you are just tired of working for other people and want to manage your own destiny. Whatever your reasons for thinking about making a drastic change in your career, there are tons of career alternatives that you can consider.

More Need to Know Info on Landing the Interview

By Ryan Bradshaw
Faculty member, Retail Management at American Public University

“If I could only just get an interview then I could present my case and convince the committee I am their dream candidate.” Each year hundreds of thousands of individuals graduate from higher education and seek out a job. Added to this is an ever-changing job market where established professionals are frustrated by the fact that, despite their marked credentials, they cannot get past HR to the initial interview phase.

Time to Set SMART Goals

By Dr. Latanya Hughes
Assistant Professor,
School of Business at American Public University

It’s a new year and you’ve resolved to accomplish some very important goals. You take a moment to work on your vision and to write down your goals for 2016. Among those goals is pursuing your education.

What Employers Want in an Employee

By Anthony Patete, JD, MBA
Faculty member at American Public University

You want to get that dream job in your career. Sure you have successfully passed, even excelled, in your academic career; however, the question you are faced with is “what do employers want?” The fact is, a degree is just the ticket to the movie.

People Need People for Successful Project Management

By Dr. John Richard Horne
Faculty member,
School of Business at American Public University

Sophia came back from lunch and noticed that she had a recording on her phone; it said to be at a meeting in the department conference room at 2 p.m. She had been selected to be the project manager for a new web page upgrade project that her employer, Prism Technologies, had just finalized with one of their biggest clients.