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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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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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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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Using Social Media To Get Hired

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Technology and competition have forever changed the job search process. A new e-book offers 10 tips for using social media to get hired.

If you’re a busy adult enrolled in an online degree program, chances are you’ve been in the work world for a while. But you probably have some sort of career move in mind: to advance with your current employer or maybe it’s to change career fields altogether.

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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

Business Ethics: When Actions Speak Louder Than Words [Interview]

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Saint Leo University’s Joe Little says ethics isn’t a matter of what you say, it’s a matter of what you choose to do.

Do you think you have strong business ethics? If you’re like most people, you probably think you do.

But have you ever been put to the test?

Have you caught your boss telling a lie?

Found a discrepancy in the books of your biggest client?

Overheard an associate promise a service your firm couldn’t possibly deliver?

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Topics: Trends

30 Embarrassing Grammar Gaffes You Must Avoid -- And Why

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

March 4th is National Grammar Day, a day to remember that good grammar is everyone’s business and could affect/effect your career.

Do you know when to use I or me in a sentence?

Better yet, do you think it even matters?

iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens ignited a firestorm of debate when he wrote in a blog post for the Harvard Business Review that he won’t hire people who use poor grammar.

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Stand Out In The Job Market: Build Your Personal Brand

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Feb 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

How do you position yourself so that hiring managers will notice you? Who better to ask for insight than a seasoned recruiter?

If you think branding is something that concerns only ad agencies, big corporations and maybe celebrities, it’s time to heed the legendary words of management guru Tom Peters in “The Brand Called You.”

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Topics: Tips

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