Let this year be the year to take the necessary steps to jumpstart your career. We’re helping you with the hardest part – identifying which steps to take. Believing in yourself is up to you.
1 - Believe in Yourself.
Only you can take control of your career. If you know it’s time for a change, trust your instincts.
2 - Rethink Your Resume.
If you think your resume is boring, employers will too. Remember - show, don’t [...]
Posted on January 15, 2014 by Beth Dumbauld
Let this year be the year to take the necessary steps to jumpstart your career. We’re helping you with the hardest part – identifying which steps to take. Believing in yourself is up to you.Read More...
Posted on October 19, 2013 by Barry Lenson
When life puts obstacles in the paths of ambitious people, they often turn to education as a way to get back on their feet and get moving again.
A few examples . . .
From teacher to pharmacist. Mark G., a public school teacher in North Carolina, retrained to become a pharmacy technician. “After 30 years as [...]Read More...
Posted on October 8, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Students who graduate college with a degree in psychology have a lot of career options today. According to “The Top 10 Reasons to Major in Psychology,” an article that Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD., Wrote for Psychology Today, there are some very good reasons why a psychology degree leads to success.Read More...
“Workforce analyses of psychology majors show [...]
Posted on October 3, 2013 by Beth Dumbauld
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In his column in the New York Times, As More Attend College, Majors Become More Career-Focused, Nate Silver talks about the value of certain degrees over others.
Namely, the worth of an English degree.
I understand where he is coming from. I, myself, am a previous English Major. I have since switched to getting my [...]
Posted on September 18, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“8 College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment,” an article that Dawn Dugan wrote for Salary.com last week, offers some advice for college students who are trying to pick their majors.Read More...
“While there's no doubt that a college degree increases earning power and broadens opportunities,” Dugan writes, “today's high cost of education means it makes [...]
Posted on September 10, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Take a moment to fill in the blank in this sentence . . .
I am not moving ahead in my career because ____________.
Now look at what you wrote. You’ll probably find that it falls into one of these categories . . .
A situation, like “My company is laying people off” or, “There aren’t opportunities for [...]Read More...
Posted on September 5, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re looking for a job, you know how hard it is to stand out from all the other job-seekers today. Here’s one way to gain an edge over them . . .Read More...
Take the CLA+ Exam
What is the CLA+?
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a problem-based assessment test developed by the Council for Aid [...]
Posted on August 19, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I recently met a young woman who graduated from a top university back in 2012, but who was still having a hard time landing a job she wanted at a bank or investment company. The problem? She majored in philosophy. The companies where she was interviewing found that interesting, but they were wondering why she [...]Read More...
Posted on August 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“Therefore, students, study mathematics and do not build without foundations.” - Leonardo Da Vinci
If you’re eager to pick a college major that promises you the greatest chance of getting hired after you graduate engineering is among the first you should consider.
Here is some proof that jobs in engineering are booming . . .
The authoritative Occupational [...]Read More...
Posted on August 2, 2013 by Barry Lenson
After working in the banking and brokerage business for more than 21 years, Diana Stone decided it was time to make a change.Read More...
“I’m someone who has always wanted to help people fulfill their full potential,” Diana told us during a recent chat. “So I decided to earn a degree in business and start a new [...]
Posted on July 20, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Back in the ancient days when I went to college, few of us had any idea why we were going to college. We lined up and paid our tuition simply because the thought that college was a “good thing” to do, or because a college was a good place to “find ourselves” or have a [...]Read More...
Posted on June 24, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“. . . there's one degree that gives you the education to succeed at just about anything in the business world. It's an accounting degree. Accounting opens doors in every kind of business coast to coast. It can give you the foundation you need to go on and become a CPA. It can prepare you [...]Read More...
Posted on June 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
What’s the best career for you? If that question is on your mind this summer, the editors at StraighterLine found some online tests that can help you decide. Most of them are free, and they can help you discover the career that suits you best.
John Holland Career Aptitude Test. This test takes 20-30 minutes to [...]Read More...
Posted on June 21, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Are you dreaming of getting a degree in nursing, healthcare, business, criminal justice . . . or something else?Read More...
No matter what degree you’re dreaming about, StraighterLine offers you an easier way to earn it. (Who says dreams don’t come true?)
To help you get started, StraighterLine is now offering you a series of free reports that [...]
Posted on June 19, 2013 by Barry Lenson
For the last 21 years, Jennifer Howe has been enjoying a successful career at Scripps Health, a nonprofit consortium of four hospitals located in San Diego. But when she discovered StraighterLine recently, her career began to move forward in new ways.Read More...
“I started with Scripps as a Unit Secretary, went to school to get my LVN [...]