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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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