Star Wars: Job Searches and Digital Footprints

You leave a digital footprint everywhere you go and it contributes to your overall public image. It’s accessible to current employers, prospective employers and even marketing companies. Don’t get comfortable!  You might think you’re on your personal laptop, cell phone or tablet, privately communicating with trusted friends. But in reality, you are on the world’s...
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So You Want To Be A…

A lawyer? A pro football player? A nurse? An accountant? A mom? A firefighter? A farmer? It seems that at various times in our lives we want to be one thing or another.  Maybe even a couple of things at the same time.  Many times these ideas are influenced by other people or circumstances.  And...
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Understanding the Engineering Method

Engineers and Scientists are often talked about as if they are interchangeable, but it is important for students who are considering a STEM related career to understand that there are actually very significant differences between the two. One way to examine the differences is to look at the methods associated with each. In the book...
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Top 8 Skills for Employability

Have you ever been on a job interview and found yourself wondering what the hiring manager is thinking?  Get ahead of other candidates by getting into a hiring manager’s head.  Here’s how the “wheels are turning” for many hiring managers during an interview: 1. Will this person give great customer service? This is considered by...
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Marketing Yourself for First Dates and Job Interviews

When it comes to the definition of “marketing,” people much smarter than me have written textbooks and taught classes on the subject. At the risk of oversimplifying a complicated concept, I would define marketing as “creating or communicating value through very deliberate messaging.” While we usually think of marketing as it pertains to a company...
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Writing a Resume to Get Hired

In a competitive market place, drafting a resume that will get you an interview for a desired job can be challenging and overwhelming. Everything you include in your resume should be in an effort to reflect your skills, experiences, and qualifications for the position. You will inevitably create several versions of your resume, each targeting...
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8 Tips for Landing a Great Nursing Job

Seek the best match Match your skills, experiences, and values with the agency’s philosophy/mission statement.  Carefully read the job description.  Seek advice from a current employee (if you know one). Write a professional cover letter Write a one page cover letter containing 3-4 well-stated paragraphs summarizing your strengths.  Be sure to match your strengths with...
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