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10 Essential Job Skills You Gain As An Online Student

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Oct 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As you earn your online degree, you acquire some of the most sought-after skills in today’s job market.

There’s a significant benefit to pursuing your college degree online that may surprise you.

Sure, you probably chose an online degree program for its flexibility and convenience – so that you could continue to work, attend your children’s school plays and soccer games, and have time for family members when they need you.

What you probably did not realize when you enrolled, however, is that an online degree program helps you strengthen fundamental job skills that employers, regardless of industry, seek in today’s job applicants.

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Topics: Tips

13 Insightful Articles To Help You Nail Your Job Interview

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jul 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What are the most important things to do before, during and after an interview? These articles offer excellent tips.

Interviewing for a job is nerve-racking. Just thinking about it can make your heart race.

But it doesn’t have to. With a little preparation and some confidence in yourself and your abilities, you can ace your next job interview.

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Topics: Tips

10 Essential Job Search Tips For New Grads

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jun 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Whether you’re looking for your first job or switching to a new career field, these strategies are fundamental to your job search.

Good news, class of 2016. According to employment-site giant CareerBuilder, this year’s college graduate hiring forecast is the best in nearly 10 years.

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5 Tips For Diving Into A New Career With Confidence

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on May 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many people enroll in an online degree program to prepare for a career change. If you’re one of them, here are a few thoughts to consider as you take the plunge.

Marie Urban knew she wasn’t happy any more in her job as an executive assistant, but it took a phone call from a stranger to convince her to take the leap and change careers.

A man had called her office, and the receptionist was having trouble understanding what kind of help he needed. Marie took over the call and spoke with him for a while, growing concerned about his state of mind. After their conversation, using some of the information he had provided, she called the police in his home state and asked them to do a wellness check on him.

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Topics: Tips

5 LinkedIn Strategies To Energize Your Job Search In A Tough Market

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Doing these five things can strengthen your LinkedIn profile, expand your network, and build a rock-solid foundation for your job search.

Admit it. You’re pretty proud of your LinkedIn profile.

Professional photo? Check.

Compelling summary? Got it.

Relevant job and education info? Of course.

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Topics: Tips

10 Tips For Making The Most Of Twitter In Your Job Search

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Dec 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Sure you can follow your favorite celebrities on Twitter. But more importantly, you can leverage this powerful social media platform for networking and job hunting. Here are 10 essential tips.

If you’re looking for a job, there’s no excuse for not having a LinkedIn account. No social media platform is more powerful for creating a digital presence and promoting your personal brand. In fact, LinkedIn profiles have become just as important as traditional resumes.

While having a LinkedIn account is mandatory, Twitter should also be on your list of social networks. With more than 300 million active users worldwide – individuals and businesses – Twitter has become an important tool for enhancing one’s professional image and networking with potential employers and colleagues.

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Topics: Tips

Getting Started On LinkedIn: 10 DIY Essentials

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Nov 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Don’t have a LinkedIn profile yet? With 120 people joining every minute, don’t waste another second.

Every second, two more people join LinkedIn.

Forty percent of the 347 million members worldwide check in every day.

Students and emerging professionals are LinkedIn’s fastest-growing demographic.

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Topics: Tips

Land A Job Without Experience: 4 Things To Do While Still In School

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

What can you do as a student to prepare for that inevitable job interview question, “What experience do you have?”

You're almost there. Just a couple more classes and you will finish your online degree program.

You're ready for the next step in your career. So you're practicing your interview skills, perfecting your resume, and networking at every opportunity.

But all it takes to deflate that new-grad optimism is a single question: “What experience do you have?”

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Topics: Tips

Write Better Email: Advice From Horton The Elephant

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Aug 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Students in online degree programs understand the nuances of digital communications, including the importance of well-crafted email.

If you have young children or a fondness for Dr. Seuss, you may recall a compassionate elephant named Horton.

As Horton single-mindedly protected an egg belonging to the irresponsible bird, Maisie, he repeatedly stated, “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!”

Saying exactly what one means in written communications, particularly in email, requires equal single-mindedness of purpose – and a laser focus on professionalism, clarity and precision.

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Now, More Than Ever, Our Nation's Economy Relies On College Grads

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jun 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

New workforce study shows high demand for college-educated workers in today’s service economy.

Sure, you know a college diploma opens doors and increases your earning potential. That's why you've enrolled in an online degree program.

But you probably haven’t considered that in today’s postindustrial service economy, a college education is increasingly becoming the admission ticket to the workforce.

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Topics: Trends

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