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  • Top 2011 Posts on Advancing Your Education and Career

    Barry Lenson

    Top 2011 Posts on Advancing Your Education and Career Now that 2012 is only a few calendar pages away, it’s time to look back at some of the most useful posts from the last six months on the StraighterLine blog! If you like this post and find it useful, let us know! We’ll be glad to post a summary of useful posts from the first half of 2011. Wishing you every success in the year ahead! Kick Off Your 2012 New Year’s Resolutions with Online Learning, November 22, 2011 Closed out of Classes? Now You Have a Fallback Plan!, November 21, 2011 Why It Pays to Think Like an Ant When Getting Into College, November 20, 2011 Busted Myth of the Week: You’re Too Old to Go to College, November 18, 2011 Paying More . ...

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  • New Course Profile: Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Barry Lenson

    New College Course Profile: Introduction to Criminal Justice If you are interested in a career in the criminal justice field, your job outlook is positive indeed. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition (published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), the demand for jobs in the criminal justice fields will continue to see strong growth between now and the year 2018. The report specifically predicts an increasing demand for policemen and policewomen, probation management officers, correctional treatment specialists, and private detectives and investigators. Whether you are already committed to pursuing a career in criminal justice or just want to know more, StraighterLine’s new Introduction to Criminal Jus ...

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  • Want to Earn a Top Salary? Here’s How to Pick Your College Major

    Barry Lenson

    Want to Earn a Top Salary? Here’s How to Pick Your College Major Your college major should be a subject that you love, right? Well maybe so. But if part of what you love is earning a good living, perhaps you should pick a major that promises you a top salary after you graduate. If you’re not sure what that major should be, here’s a list of the top-earning 10 undergraduate majors, compiled by PayScale. (Note that these are only the top 10 majors ranked by PayScale. See PayScale’s salary-ranked list of more than 100 college majors.) PayScale’s Best Undergrad College Degrees by Salary Petroleum Engineering - Starting Median Pay: $97,900; Mid-Career Median Pay: $155,000 Chemical Engineering - Starting Median Pay: $64,50 ...

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  • Your Resume Is Your Landing Page

    Barry Lenson

    Job-Hunting Advice for College Grads Many career experts say that your resume is the “face that you present to the world” when you are applying for jobs. And it is – whether you email it out to prospective employers or walk into an interview and hand a copy to your interviewer. But in our electronic age, your resume will work harder for you if you think of it as your personal website and apply some of these strategies . . . Remember that You Have Only Nine Seconds to Capture Your Reader’s Attention That’s true for websites and for your resume too. There has to be something about it that grabs and holds your reader’s attention, and that something has to appear right at the top of the page, not hidden somewhere in the mi ...

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  • How Online College Students Can Compete with Other Students in Job Interviews

    Barry Lenson

    How Online College Students Can Compete with Other Students in Job Interviews Three tips for competing on an equal footing with applicants who attended traditional “brick and mortar” colleges If a student walked into a job interview back in 2000 and said, “I went to college online,” the interviewer would probably have tossed his or her job application as soon as the interview was over.  Things are different today – and better. Now that distance learning has entered the mainstream of American higher education, employers have come to respect it more. However as you begin to look for jobs after earning a degree online, there are still some strategies you should know that can put you on a more equal footing wi ...

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