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4-Steps to Using Social Media to Land Your Dream Job

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

When you hear the phrase “dream job,” what comes to mind? What field is it in? What position is it? With what company? And what would you spend your days doing?

Now here’s another important question: What does it take to land this type of job?

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Topics: Career Planning

Do These Things to Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM

According to the most current Statista numbers, LinkedIn has 450 million users. Yes, that’s million. So, even though you may have a stellar education and impressive work history, if your profile doesn’t stand out, it likely isn’t going to matter because you’re not going to be found.

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Topics: Adult Learners, Career Planning

Final Round Interviews: What to Expect and What Questions to Ask.

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Jun 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM


13903388778_3fb5f59efd_k_1.jpgGoing through the interview process can be both exhilarating and exhausting. With each notification that you’ve made it to the next round comes hope that you’ll be hired, but it is often mixed with a bit of anxiety or even fear over whether you’ll make a good enough impression to beat out your competitors and be offered the job. If this is you, you aren’t alone.

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Topics: Career Planning

I’ve Got (or Am Getting) a B.A. in Accounting, So Now What?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on May 6, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Some people call a degree the “key” to their future, but the reality is that it is more of a step and earning your Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting is no different. Sure, it gives you the education you need to excel in the accounting profession of your choice; however, where you decide to ultimately take it once you graduate (how many steps you decide to climb) is all up to you.

All in all you have two general options. You can either work in the field with your bachelor’s degree or you can continue with your education and go for a Master of Accounting degree. Let’s look at each option now.

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Topics: Career Planning, Accounting

What Can You Do With a Criminal Justice Degree?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Trying to decide what area of study you want to get your bachelor’s degree in is a major decision. And it’s one that you shouldn’t take lightly because it is the degree field you choose that ultimately dictates how satisfied you will be with your career, both short and long-term.

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Topics: Career Planning, Criminal Justice

Advice for Veterans Writing Cover Letters

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Mar 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 

There is no better person to offer advice on writing a cover letter than the person who actually reads them on behalf of their company. A group of hiring managers were recently surveyed and asked about the key information they look for when reviewing a cover letter. Responses and suggested takeaways are provided below.

 

By: Rob Liddell Director of Career Planning

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Topics: Career Planning

How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Professional Network

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Feb 5, 2016 1:30:00 PM

According to eBizMBA, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest are the four most popular social networking sites as of January 2016, accounting for almost 2 million unique visitors per month combined. Based on these numbers, chances are good that you have an account on at least one of these already for personal enjoyment. Why not use it to grow your professional network too?

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Topics: Career Planning

How to Make Your Next Career Fair or Expo a Success

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Feb 2, 2016 4:16:14 PM

Career fairs and expos are great networking opportunities for students and attending businesses alike. These types of events provide both groups the ability to learn more about each other in a more direct way than simply reading the company website or reviewing electronically submitted resumes, ultimately helping each one better decide whether they’d be a good fit for the other.

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Topics: Career Planning

Common Resume Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Jan 29, 2016 4:45:24 PM

Unless you’re currently working and planning to return to the same company upon graduation, you’re going to need a resume to show potential employers that you’re the best person for the job. While this may sound easy enough as all you have to do is list your education and experience, in this world where competition can sometimes get pretty fierce, one little mistake on this important document could actually keep you from your dream job.

Therefore, before you start sending out your resume, check it over first to make sure you didn’t make one of these potentially career-inhibiting mistakes:

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Topics: Career Planning

Take These 5 Steps Before Graduating To Set Yourself Up for Professional Success

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Jan 15, 2016 10:30:00 AM

One of the most satisfying parts of your journey at Saint Leo University will be the moment you can walk across the stage on graduation day with your degree in hand, ready to take on the world.

There’s nothing like leaving school with the knowledge and skills needed to kick start your dream career, but as you approach the end of your college career, there are a number of ways you can prepare yourself for a successful transition into the workplace.

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Topics: Career Planning