Career Advice

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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Topics: Tips

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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2015’s Hottest Jobs for College Graduates

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 20, 2015 7:41:00 AM

Online degree programs offered through the Donald R. Tapia School of Business could help prepare you for one of the year’s top jobs. 

Supply and demand.

It may sound like a chapter from your high school economics textbook, but in today’s job market, supply and demand is about talent deficits – a lack of qualified people to fill available jobs.

In other words, it’s about opportunity.

And the possible next step in your career.

According to a new list compiled by employment powerhouse CareerBuilder, the future is bright – particularly for business and computer information professionals with college degrees.

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Topics: Trends

Why You Should Be Aware Of Your Digital Footprint

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Dec 9, 2014 7:24:00 AM

Dr. Ronda Mariani offers common sense tips on how to make your online image work to your advantage when you’re looking for a job.

“There is no branch of detective science which is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps.”
– Sherlock Holmes

These days, you don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes, bent at the waist, peering down at the ground, and puffing on a pipe to track footprints.

You don’t need a deerstalker cap or a magnifying glass.

And you don’t need to be a deductive genius.

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5 Reasons Why Earning Your College Degree Is Worth It

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 28, 2014 8:02:00 AM

If you’re looking for some hard numbers to back up what you feel is true, check out the highlights from two recent studies.

More than a quarter of adults plan to return to school someday, but with rising tuition costs over the past several years, is it really worth it to get your degree?

According to 2014 Pew Research Center and Federal Reserve Bank of New York studies, it is worth it.

In fact, the Federal Reserve Bank study, “Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs,”  concludes that, “investing in a college degree may be more important than ever before because those who fail to do so are falling further and further behind.”

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Topics: Trends

The LinkedIn Group All Online Students Should Join

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 31, 2014 8:15:00 AM

Tap into one of the most powerful business tools on the planet by joining the Center for Online Learning’s Career Services group on LinkedIn.

Social media use for hiring is at an all-time high.

According to Jobvite’s 2014 Job Seeker Nation Report, 93 percent of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social profile.

Their social media channel of choice?

Hands down, recruiters prefer LinkedIn.

When searching for job candidates, 94 percent of recruiters use the business-oriented social networking service that has attracted more than 300 million members.

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