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How to Transition Your Professional Biography to a Resume

By Willie Davis
Faculty Member, School of Business at American Public University

How does your resume look? Or more importantly, what will be your new employer’s first impression of you when he or she reads your resume? Will they scratch their heads when attempting to translate your military jargon to their world?  While the questions may be rhetorical, the answer is the difference between a resume that is saved for future consideration or one that results in an interview. 

Learning to Balance Your Perfectionism at Work

By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Services

While presenting high quality work should always be your goal, perfectionists take it to an extreme that can be detrimental in the workplace. The amount of anxiety and stress from overanalyzing your efforts may contribute to producing low-quality work, missing deadlines, and may even hold you back, career-wise.

How Social Media Can Reinforce Your Personal Brand and Attract Employers

By Susan Hoffman
Online Career Tips Contributor

Landing the right job is much more complex than merely finding an ad and applying for an open position. Your chances of attracting an employer and getting the job you want may increase if you prove that you are a “purple squirrel” (an outstanding match to the employer’s requirements for that job) and demonstrate enthusiasm for working at the company. You must also develop a memorable personal brand that clearly distinguishes you from other applicants.