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  • 5 Online Jobs for Online Students

    5 Online Jobs for Online Students
    Beth Dumbauld

    Balancing work and school sometimes feels impossible, especially when you think of the time lost commuting to and from work. Just as more and more students are looking to attend college online, they’re now looking for work from home jobs. So what kinds of work from home jobs are out there for you? We’ve skipped through the scams and looked for those high demand jobs and career paths to help you work from home and build your future. Here’s our list the top five emerging work from home jobs for online students. Want to see how it works? Take two free lessons on us today! 1. Market Research With the rise of big data, inbound marketing, and social selling, market research analysts play a big role in helping companies underst ...

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  • How To Get Ahead In Your Career Over Spring Break

    How To Get Ahead In Your Career Over Spring Break
    Beth Dumbauld

    [Updated 3/2016] Plans fall though, budgets shrink, and even Florida gets cold sometimes. You can use this to your advantage by embracing a travel-free Spring Break this year – and focusing on your career. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Use your time off to get a jumpstart on your job search, tap into a network of professionals, and be confident that you have all the credits you need to graduate on time. Here’s how: Give your resume the 15-second test. Hiring managers typically spend 15 seconds looking over a resume before making the keep-it or toss-it decision. What kind of first impression does yours give off? Ask several people to look over your resume and make the necessary changes to ensure that yo ...

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  • College Majors that Aren’t Worth the Money

    Barry Lenson

    “8 College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment,” an article that Dawn Dugan wrote for last week, offers some advice for college students who are trying to pick their majors. “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 sense to more carefully consider which degree you earn. When it comes to return on investment (ROI), not all degrees are considered equal.” Dugan analyzed the salaries that are earned by students who majored in different fields. Here are the eight majors that generated the lowest payback . . . Sociology – Social workers earn a median salary of $47,121. Fine Arts ...

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  • Retraining to Get a Better Job

    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 advancement in my firm” or, “I’d like to go back to college, but I don’t have enough money now.” A function, like “I need to learn more about online marketing” or, “I’m not up to speed with the latest computer technology” or, “I didn’t study business in college.” Something personal, like “I’m too young [or old] to move ahead” or, “I just feel stalled” or, “The demands of being a parent. ...

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  • Get Hired Faster by Taking the CLA+

    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 . . . 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 to Education (CAE). It measures your analytical reasoning, problem-solving skills, written communication skills, and critical thinking. Why would you want to take another test now that you’re done with school? Because your scores will show employers that you have the specific skills, and smarts to fill the jobs that they’re trying to fill. Here are two reasons why . . . Hiring companies are starting to doubt that students ...

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