We asked hiring managers to share the most cliché answers they encounter when interviewing job candidates. Hear what the folks in the hiring seats are sick of hearing, and their advice on how to craft a more impressive response.
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More and more baby boomers are leaving the workplace. This is creating a dire need for skilled, younger workers to bridge the gap and fill these job openings. Keep reading to learn more about this predicament and find out how you can help remedy the shortage.
First jobs are seldom glitzy, glamorous or fun. But every career path has to start somewhere. That’s why it’s important to realize every first job is a chance to develop skills future employers will be seeking.
When you graduate from college and hit the job market, you probably don’t have a resume full of related job experience to rely on. But according to hiring managers, you might have more than you think.
You shouldn't have to accept unhappiness at your job. Whether you're planning to stick it out in your current position or you’re actively searching for a new role, don’t lose hope. We chatted with a few experts about practical ways to find satisfaction and fulfillment in your career.
What if we told you there was an opportunity to get paid to exercise your creativity? The truth is there are several occupations that employ creative people such as you. Here is a breakdown of nine creative careers in the design field to help you find the perfect fit for you!
We talked with a handful of hiring managers who shared their most shocking interview horror stories. Learn from their experiences so you won’t find yourself haunted by a bad interview!
33 percent of employers say they check a job candidate’s online presence. But what are they actually looking at? At what point in the interview process are they searching for candidates online? And what are they even looking for?
Earning a marketing degree is a great place to start, but in an effort to help you become even better prepared here is a list of five insights I wish someone had told me about pursuing a career in marketing.
The term seems to be thrown around so loosely these days, but what does leadership actually mean? To cut through the fog of ambiguity, we asked hiring managers to disclose the traits they look for in candidates and what they define as leadership.
We rounded up a list of jobs that can be landed with only a diploma or certificate, which could save you time and money compared to a traditional degree. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised...
To help get you motivated toward making a career in finance a reality, here is a list of a few highly regarded finance job titles that will look impressive on your future business cards.
Now that the time has come to jump into your “grown-up” career, it’s up to you to choose a path that fulfills your desire to help others. Don’t fall into the trap of taking any old job that comes your way. We identified six rewarding jobs that make a difference, including some you may not have thought of before. One of these could be the fulfilling career you’ve always dreamed of!
There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to crafting the perfect resume. But experts agree there are plenty of things NOT to do. Learn about the most common resume mistakes you should avoid.
With so many specializations within business degree programs, it can be a bit daunting when trying to decide which best fits your interests or career aspirations. To help you decipher the diversity, we broke down a list of some of the most common types of business degrees, the courses to expect and some examples of the jobs you can do with them.
We spoke with career experts and hiring managers to bring you these nine online interview tips. Follow this advice to make the positive first impression you’re aiming for – even from behind the computer screen!
It’s time to seriously consider that career change you’ve been fantasizing about. Many have gone before you and felt the same concern you’re feeling. But they overcame the obstacles and never looked back. We asked a few of these pioneers to share their best career change advice. Keep reading and prepare to be empowered.
You don’t get nine lives in an interview, but here are nine expert interview tips that’ll help you always land on your feet. We understand interviews can be daunting, so we decided to lighten the mood with these furry felines.
If you’re considering a career change or are looking for your first job, you’ll be happy to hear that employers aren’t only concerned with technical skills. They’re also looking for transferable skills which can help indicate a candidate’s potential to develop on the job.
Imagine you’ve been transported back to the middle ages … not everyone gets to be king or queen. So, what would you do for a living? How would you feed your family? How would you fight off the plague and stake your claim in one of the harshest time periods in human history? Take this quiz to find out!
Whether you decide to earn a design degree, prefer to teach yourself or if that part of the journey is already behind you, wouldn’t it be nice to have a bird’s eye view of the options unfolding ahead? We gathered some graphic design pros of all kinds to help you begin planning your custom-made graphic design career path.
LinkedIn has become the premiere social networking site for professionals. We connected with professionals spanning several industries to identify some handy tips and tricks on leveraging this resource. Find out how to catch the eye of enticing employers!
Having a mentor has many obvious advantages, but there are also several benefits for the person mentoring as well. We enlisted a handful of career experts to identify four rewarding reasons to become a mentor!
Rasmussen College focused on legacy leadership-what it means and how you achieve it-during its 4th Annual Leadership Breakfast Oct. 30 at Vadnais Heights Commons in Minnesota. More than 400 community members attended the 3-hour breakfast to visit with 11 nonprofit organizations, hear an inspirational speech from Carla Beaurline, founder and host of "Around Town" T.V., participate in a networking activity and listen to a 4-person panel discussion focused on legacy leadership.
It's no secret-the job search process has changed in the past decade. That means the skills you used to find a job in high school probably won't cut it today because the landscape of the entire workforce has evolved. Here's six digital literacy tips and tricks to help you navigate through this new world.
Every day college graduates deal with a truly frustrating phenomenon in their job search-"entry-level" positions that require anywhere from one to five years of experience. Their first instinct might be to throw their hands up in defeat, but there are ways to make these seemingly impossible experience requirements seem a little more reasonable.
Students, graduates, community members and employers packed Rasmussen College campuses nationwide Sept. 8-12 to participate in this fall's career fair, one of the college's semi-annual events. The career fair is set up to help attendees learn how to better market themselves professionally, learn job seeking skills and introduce them to employers hiring in their fields of study.
We've all heard about how LinkedIn can help you find a job, but did you know there are ways to leverage your favorite other social media networks in your job search? Here's some expert tips!
Our economy is in a much better position than it was six years ago. The national unemployment rate has decreased in many states and people are heading back to the workforce in droves. But even though finding work has become easier in many markets, it hasn't stopped people from searching for their dream job.
One of the first orders of business in pursuing a job is completing a rock-solid accounting resume that can open the door to interviews. Learn tips from School of Business instructor at Rasmussen College on how you can master accounting resume writing.
We enlisted a pair of pros from the Ramussen College Career Services team to explain everything you need to know about your digital footprint. You'll find some handy tips and tricks to managing and take advantage of your online activities.
We enlisted a handful of HR pros and career experts to find out what really makes a great cover letter. You'll learn great fundamentals along with some unique ideas to boost your cover letter creativity.
Whether you were a stay-at-home mom, have a disability, enlisted in the military or just took some time off from your career, reentering the workforce can seem daunting. But it doesn't have to be. Career expert Jessica Koltz, Rasmussen College career services advisor, says there are plenty of ways for you to prepare for reentering the workforce, including everything from volunteer work to your social media privacy settings.
We surveyed 300 Americans via a Google consumer survey to discover what they wanted to be when they grew up and what their dream career is right now. See if you can relate to their responses.
Do you have what it takes to succeed in the high-profile, fast-paced world of accounting? Maybe. Maybe not. But here is what you need to know before you try your luck.
You're ready for a new job. You've begun the job search and landed an interview. However, before accepting the job there is plenty you need to know (and ask). We teamed up with Matt Allen, Rasmussen College career services advisor, to explore the questions you should ask a prospective employer before accepting a job offer.
An internship is an opportunity to showcase your current skills and develop new ones that will impress future employers-think of it as a 90-day job interview! It can be so much more than a temporary job if you know what you want to get out of the experience. So how can you make the most of this opportunity? We talked to career experts and professionals who work with interns to get the scoop for you.
When you are wrapped up in job hunting, you may not realize there are several things you could be doing differently that could make all the difference in how you find a job and whether you get hired. Our career experts revealed several common job search mistakes and how to avoid them during our most recent Career Development Google+ "Hangout on Air" May 19 titled Ask the Experts: How to Avoid the Common Job Search Mistakes.
You've undoubtedly encountered the tangled web of letters graduates list next to their names: AS, AA, BA, BS, BFA, MA, MFA, PhD, etc. You aren't the first to feel confused and intimidated by all of the alphabetical possibilities for your education. So here's a breakdown of the different types of degrees.
Healthcare administrative careers are projected to grow 36 percent through 2022. The Bureau of Labor Statistics named healthcare the fastest growing job sector, and because of the growing number of ailing baby-boomers, healthcare professionals will be needed more than ever in the coming years.
The Rasmussen College Career Services Team will host a Career Development Google+ Hangout on Air about avoiding common job search mistakes Monday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. CST. Our team will take live questions and our experts will give their recommendations on several things related to mitigating the job search, such as online searching, networking and social media, how to follow-up, researching the company and creating your personal brand.
Getting back in the job search can be intimidating, but when armed with the knowledge of how you can carry yourself to make the best impression possible, you'll empower yourself to walk in with professionalism and confidence.
We used real-time job intelligence from BurningGlass.com to identify those careers that had the most job openings over the past 12 months.
It turns out being established in one career track doesn't necessarily mean you want to stay on it. A recent survey conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College shows that 45% of 35-44 years olds considered changing careers.* The survey was conducted in early 2014 and asked more than 2,000 workers aged 18 to 55-plus whether they've ever thought about changing their current job.
It's no secret that happiness is important in the workforce-happier employees are more productive and are less likely to look for work elsewhere. In fact, a study to be published in the Journal of Labor Economics, shows that happy workers are 12% more productive than those for who aren't happy. With that in mind, a recent survey* conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College set out to find which industries have the most satisfied workers.
Job interviews should be taken seriously, but they don't need to be scary. It's all about preparation. Here, hiring experts and consultants share tips for interviewing that you don't want to overlook.
What's the difference between a lawyer and a paralegal? The number of jokes made about them. Now that we've got that out of the way, we've decided to compare the two roles in terms of salary, career outlook, job duties and education required so you can decide which route into the legal field is the best option for you.
You're ready for a career, ready to make some money and climb to the top. Start with our 13 simple yet profound insights from industry professionals and see if becoming a marketer is what you really want to do.
Some of the most successful people in this country didn't start out in the career that they were passionate about. If you feel stuck and are looking for a new pathway, take a look at this article to find how you can still chase your dream.
The opportunity to attend a career fair or interview with a future employer will happen most likely several times throughout your career, so it never hurts to garner as many tips as you can. In an effort to help current and future students, as well as community members, learn more about what to do before, during and after a job interview and/or career fair, Rasmussen College hosted a live Google+ "Hangout on Air" Feb. 17. The topics of the discussion ranged from researching companies before you speak to them, dressing professionally, developing your one-minute "elevator pitch" and the keys to networking. Here's a breakdown of the highlights.
Whether you're nearing graduation, have already graduated or are in search of a new job, you've taken your future into your own hands by attending a career fair. You may find yourself asking, but now what? What you do after the career fair is almost more important than what you did at the career fair, and the two go hand-in-hand. Two career experts share seven of the most important things you (as a jobseeker) should do once you leave a career fair.
Each quarter Rasmussen College's General Education Committee rolls out a new resource designed to help students navigate the various stages of their education. This quarter's is an online resource titled "Ethics and Professional Responsibility." It is designed to help students understand the importance of ethical behavior and how it impacts their personal and professional lives.
The Rasmussen College Career Services team is scheduled to hold its first-ever Google+ hangout on Career Development Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. CST. The Career Development hangout will cover the importance of researching companies before you speak to them, dressing professionally and the keys to networking and developing your one-minute "elevator speech."
Once you have chosen a set career path, you may feel like the hardest part is over. However, there are many stages to a career. Which one describes you best? Do you know in which direction your career is headed? Check out the following infographic for tips to step into your career (and stay there!).
In preparation for earning your degree and entering the job market it's critical to start putting your resume together. This visual guide can help you shine on paper as you start applying for jobs.
If you've completed your military career and are trying to decide what to do next, a common next step is to enroll in some form of secondary education. Though the worlds of academia and the military are incredibly different, military experience provides a base of discipline and knowledge that can make college after military service easier than you might think.
Are you on Google+. Students can utilize this amazing social media platform to gain an edge during their time in school and beyond.
Learn how Pinterest, the visual social network has to do with finding a job or changing careers. Pinterest is a great place to showcase your personal brand, find a job or be a catalyst for those of you looking for a career change.
Through sports athletes can often inspire others to do great things on the playing field. But that inspiration can also be used in the classroom.
When it comes to your career, your age is no excuse to avoid chasing your dream! If you've considered pursuing a career in design but you're worried that you missed your chance, you're mistaken. Meet three individuals who left their careers in unrelated industries to start design careers.
Job searching in today's market is challenging. In this webinar, our Career Services team will help you gain confidence in your job search. We will show you how to build your confidence and show employers that you can get the job done.
Rasmussen College's alumni and career services teams hosted a webinar on Oct. 3 for alumni and job seekers interested in building their personal brand through the social media network Pinterest.
Giving back to your profession is a rewarding and fun opportunity, and getting involved in an association or organization is one way to do this. Professional associations and organizations offer a chance to grow professionally and personally, as well as the opportunity to expand networking, which can be beneficial during a job search or possibility of promotion.
Building community partnerships is a main goal of our campuses, and gaining their feedback helps to determine what skills and abilities businesses are looking for in Rasmussen College graduates. With a goal of better preparing Rasmussen College students for their careers, RasMuscles was created. The 8-week workshop series focuses on active Rasmussen student body and their "soft" or "essential" skills.
If you are wondering if accounting is a boring career then you need to read why these industries professionals say that it is certainly not.
With more than 70 million users to date, Pinterest is the hottest social network on the Internet. It grew from 48 million users to 70 million between February and July this year. And in 2012, it grew more than 150 percent in January alone.
Rasmussen College, in partnership with VOLT Workforce Solution, will be hosting a Military Service Member and Spouse Resource Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The resource fair is open to the public and provides military service members and their spouses a chance to meet with potential employers, develop their job seeking skills with workshops, and learn about the benefits that are available to them.
Rasmussen College campuses across the country were recently abuzz with Career Expo attendees looking to network their way to their next job. The Career and Networking Expo was open to the public, and held on several campuses from Sept. 9 - 13. Attendees were able meet with potential employers, learn of new job opportunities and develop their job-hunting skills through resume critiques and mock interviews.
To clarify the difference between the two fields and help you with your decision, we featured five career categories that will help you better understand these two career paths and help you gain the confidence to take the next steps toward a career you will enjoy.
Good management principles are key concepts to the success of every business. Thriving managers use planning, organizing, directing and controlling (evaluating), as well as Human Resource skills, to ensure the organization runs effectively and efficiently. Here are the key management principles every student (and business owner) should know.
This accounting career guide will help you familiarize yourself with the actual numbers behind pursuing a career in the field of accounting.
Employees who use their strengths daily are more efficient, effective and productive, and not to mention satisfied and happy, too. In this webinar, you will learn to identify your strengths and how to articulate them to the people who need to know, including prospective employers, managers and colleagues.
Rasmussen College hosted a Career Chat on July 26, in honor of System Administrators Day. The Careers in Technology chat utilized Google+ Hangouts on Air to discuss the popular career field of technology with selected subject matter experts.
When is the last time you read a book for fun? Think long and hard. Has it been awhile? Reading for fun can not only be enjoyable and help one decompress from the stresses of everyday life, but can potentially correlate to success in business and one's career field.
Since employers screen many candidates before finding the "perfect fit," it is important to do a great deal of research and ensure that you share similar goals to your future potential employer. Mission statements are an excellent resource in discovering if you are on the same page as a company.
We asked top job recruiters from all over the country which mobile apps they would recommend to those in the job market.
Rasmussen College is hosting a Career Chat featuring careers in technology on July 26. The live chat will feature a panel of tech career experts. Learn more about how you can actively participate in this unique opportunity!
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional online network and holds a wealth of job opportunities across all industries. In this webinar, our Career Services team shows you how to build a professional profile, network with professionals, search for jobs, and give your career a boost using the most popular professional social networking site.
Students can learn a lot from learning center coordinators when it comes to being an active listener. A large portion of their time is spent simply listening to the student body and campus constituents, and hearing out their academic challenges, academic successes, expectations, as well as wants and needs as members of The Rasmussen College Family.
You've always dreamed of working for one of those prestigious companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google, but you're not sure if the skills you possess - or ones you're developing - are what today's tech startups are looking for.
A lot goes into deciding what kind of career you'd like to pursue. Check out our most recent infographic to learn more about what drives us toward a career and the results post-graduation.
Whether you're going into business, criminal justice, education, healthcare, technology or design, chances are there's a professional organization or foundation dedicated to your field of study. Many of these groups offer scholarships, so it's worth the effort to ask.
The American language seems to change as much as our attention span. Somewhere in the midst of this change, more and more of us are ending our sentences with the word "at." What was once considered a major faux pas in public speaking has been creeping into the mainstream.
By learning about the different jobs you can do with a finance degree you can begin to better visualize yourself in the career you've always wanted.
There will always be difficult people in the workplace for a wide range of reasons. It is important to learn what to do to cope and find the best way to handle them.
Be authentic. Be honest. Be true to yourself. This was the overarching theme at the Authentic Leadership Panel on April 26, 2013 at the Rasmussen College Blaine campus. The panel discussed how to be a genuine leader - one that motivates, supports and drives others
Rasmussen College hosted a Career Chat on Mar. 10 in honor of National Nurses Week. The Careers in Nursing chat used Google+ Hangouts on Air to connect participants virtually. Three Rasmussen College career experts were joined by Lee Bonds, a nursing recruiter with more than 20 years' experience.
These days you are much more realistic about your career path. Keep reading to see how you can achieve personal happiness and financial stability with a career in Human Resources.
Developing a career in an area that has a large number of employment opportunities is always a smart idea.
Read more to see why you should finally pursue a career change into accounting.
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week across the United States. Rasmussen College is planning to recognize these important healthcare providers with a Career Chat designed to offer more information about careers in nursing.
Becoming a manager is a common goal that many employees often dream about but never realize. Is it your dream to become a manager? Read on to learn how you can develop your business management skills.
While starting your career from the bottom up doesn't sound very appealing, the fact is, that's typically how it's done. Learn how you can do it too.
Rasmussen College hosted its first-ever live Career Chat on Mar. 21 to honor Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week.
Students may be curious about how they can not only pay the interest on their student loans, but how they can also pay down their student loans faster. Well, it has to do with buying coffee.
Does a higher level of education lead to more employment opportunities? We took a look at 21 separate industries to find out.
As a job seeker, you want to give yourself the best chance of success and the key to landing that job is in knowing what employers want. Watch these four webinars hosted by our Career Services team as they speak with hiring managers and recruiters at a variety of companies
March 17-23 is Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week across the U.S. and Canada and Rasmussen College is planning to recognize those tasked with keeping medical records secure and accurate. The Careers in Health Information Technology Career Chat will showcase all the information you need to know to jumpstart or advance your career in this exciting field!
Have you acquired the skills necessary for becoming a marketing professional? Keep reading to see which skills are must haves.
It's no secret - internships are a critical part of a college student's experience. They not only help students identify career paths, but also potentially build connections within a career field leading to a permanent position. Career Services Advisor Jamie Hufford says there are always internships available, and students should start looking for one as early as their first quarter.
If you're thinking about a career in healthcare, it might be a good time to start considering what it will take to get there. What basic nursing skills and qualifications will you need when you enter the field? How will those qualifications and skills change after 10 years of experience? Of course there are skills and qualifications you'll draw upon throughout your entire career. Some skills you'll learn through coursework and others you'll develop with on-the-job training.
Searching the web is a great way to find positions, as well as discover positions or job titles that you never considered before.Here are some helpful job search sites to help during your job hunt.
Support from your First Phone Call to Starting Your Career: Part Five - Career Services Advisor & Alumni Association
For many students, starting or advancing a career is the primary reason to attend college. But finding that first job can become a difficult challenge. At Rasmussen College, students and alumni have access to individualized career services and a career services advisor who will help them prepare for a successful career.
Ever attended a networking event and gotten extremely nervous? If so, follow this advice from a successful professional recruiter who gives insider tips and advice on how to be triumphant at a networking event.
The employment opportunities for individuals that earn a business degree are tremendous. But which opportunity is right for you?
Many people might hem and haw about attending a Career Expo, but it actually has more advantages than you might imagine. People may make excuses for not going - the most common, "I can apply for jobs on my own online." However, statistics show that's just not good enough.
The Rasmussen College Career and Networking Expo is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to read up on interviewing and networking tips, what to wear and not to wear, and advice for perfecting your resume. We have included nine blog posts that will help prepare you for before, during and after a career expo.
The answer to a question people often ask themselves when they're considering going back to school for accounting.
We've all heard the saying, "jack of all trades, master of none." It should come as no surprise that the specialist vs. generalist debate is also alive and well in the world of graphic design. So as an aspiring designer still learning the ins and outs of the industry, sooner or later you'll have to answer the question for yourself.
At just 22-years-old, Tyler Reisenauer of Fargo, N.D. is well on his way to a successful career. Thanks to the Rasmussen College Career and Networking Expo, Reisenauer says you too can be working in your field of study right away.
here are many different reasons why people pursue a management position. Some people are trying to avoid doing any real work; others enjoy telling people what to do; and still others just want an office with a window view. But, jokes aside, a higher salary is often a major contributing factor when folks are looking to move up the corporate ladder.
Your professional image starts with the way you are dressed and is reinforced with your personal mannerisms and actions. Professional etiquette not only makes a difference when you are looking for a job, but can make a difference in your ability to be successful on the job and even keep a job.
Support from your First Phone Call to Starting your Career: Part Three - Student Advisor & Technical Support Specialist
College is challenging, especially the very first quarter. At Rasmussen College, the staff knows each student is a unique individual with a very different set of course requirements and goals. That's where a Student Advisor comes in - to help students manage all their obligations.
Many students view transferring from one institution to another as a seamless and stress free process. This is the ideal situation all colleges strive for, but to have this ideal process take place, potential students need to know the basics of what to do and what not to do.
If you're ready to take pride in a new career, the financial field may be exactly what you need. Let me tell you why pursuing a career in finance will make your friends jealous of your success.
In these economically difficult times many people have reinvented themselves because their once secure job was lost. In this article, we'll take a look at three life-changing situations and how people were able to reinvent themselves.
Critical thinking skills are extremely important in developing a successful career. In an effort to help you make sense of it all and finally get some answers, I broke down the six core critical thinking skills you need for your career to help you both understand why you need them and how you can develop them.
Internship and volunteer experience can be exceptionally valuable to your career if you are lucky enough to snag those opportunities. We have compiled a list of reasons why landing an internship or volunteer opportunity can be one of the most important tasks while in search of a job.
While working in business for many years, I picked up tips along the way that made my career more successful than it otherwise would have been. Some of these I learned later in my career rather than earlier, so I thought I would share the results of my experience now.
Whether a student, employee, manager, director or CEO of a Fortune 500 company, we all feel the need to lead, but what exactly is leadership? Furthermore, what is effective leadership?
Like you, many adults are choosing to go back to school to gain the knowledge and skills they need to step into a new career field. Upon your decision to go back to school I'm sure you've notice the majority of your courses will focus on the programmatic area you chose to study; such as business, technology or criminal justice. And while these courses often receive the most attention during your time in school, you will also need to complete the necessary general education requirements in order to earn your degree.
Throughout my 25 year career as a business professional, I have seen business world communications evolve from letters on beautiful business stationary and personal handwritten note cards, to personal assistants answering your business phone and transferring the call or taking personal messages. Now, we have become much more relaxed in our communication in the business world.
These days, one of the best ways to market yourself is by blogging. We're not talking about what you ate this morning or your favorite reality shows, (unless you want to work in the entertainment industry). Instead, consider a blog that showcases your professional work and skills. It will help you build your personal brand and turn you into a force in your industry, sometimes without even knowing it.
Professionalism is not just dressing nice or having an advanced degree. In the working world, there are many more guidelines to follow in order to be considered a professional.
Do you feel there is not enough time in the day? Have you begun to feel you are falling behind or getting overwhelmed? Don't fret. These time management tips will get you back on track - David Letterman style.
Earning your animation degree can be an exciting process with many rewarding career options. With a degree in animation, you can choose multiple paths including advertising, design, and animation. Let's explore the many facets of earning your animation degree and what to expect during your program.
Are you currently pursuing a degree in criminal justice or thinking about a future in criminal justice? We want to keep you up-to-date on the lingo of today's criminal justice field; you may need to know these criminal justice terms if you're going to pursue a criminal justice position.
Labor Day is fast approaching! Do you have vacation plans? Believe it or not most working Americans won't get away for the long weekend. If you have unused vacation time, but no vacation plans our latest infographic may encourage you to get out of town.
As we go through our everyday lives we tend to get into a groove; a groove that stems from accepting where we are in our lives and becoming accustomed to the people we interact with, and the places we frequent. As people, we have a need to feel comfortable, secure, and in control of so many things: our jobs, our family, our friends, our self-image, etc.
Finding that first job after graduation can be stressful for any college student, but fortunately after five tough years, the job market is finally starting to look better. See how college students feel about finding their first job in our Infographic below.
You can't avoid it. Students, parents, schools, businesses, non-profits, politicians, athletes, and celebrities are all tweeting. Many of you will be tweeting on behalf of a company or organization in the coming months, if you're not already. That's why it's so important to remember the Internet is forever, and an inappropriate 140-character tweet could potentially break a career, before it even starts.
More often than not, unemployment is viewed in an unfortunate light. However, I beg to differ; I believe it is more of an opportunity to pursue a goal that has been itching to be scratched. While experience in the workforce is important, many employers nowadays are seeking individuals with that coveted piece of paper showing that you have been formally educated. Even if you haven't completed your degree, it is still vital that you add any college experience or relevant coursework you may have had to help make your resume stand out to potential employers. Keep in mind that a resume is a marketing tool that allows you to showcase your talents and skills.
There are many opportunities to volunteer in your community, and many valuable reasons to contribute your time. With so many options to volunteer for organizations in your area, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which one is right for you. Don't stress! We have outlined some of the biggest options for local law enforcement volunteer opportunities to make your decision easier for you.
When you are starting a new business there are many different steps to complete prior to opening your doors. One of the most important steps includes writing your business plan, so you can properly identify if you should start a business and how to make it successful.
Millions of dollars are spent every year and countless surveys are conducted in order to gauge the level of employee satisfaction and professional growth, but sometimes we catch ourselves engaging in behavior that somehow isolates us from the people with whom we interact in our professions.
Similar to how Magellan circumnavigated the globe, exploring careers in the world of marketing can sometimes send you on a journey filled with twists, turns, and unexpected destinations. The world of business is constantly changing and those interested in pursuing a career in marketing need to be ready to steer their professional ship toward their ideal occupation location.
Remember your last Career Fair? You probably made 20 copies of your resume, showed up, walked around, met a few people, dropped off some resumes, and waited for calls that never came. Don't feel bad because many people do the same thing. Why? They're not prepared for the day.
Congratulation graduates, you've earned yourself a degree. Now, you might be asking yourself where is that degree going to take you or how much are you going to make throughout your career. To see the future of your degree, check out our infographic below.
You hear the term "Dress for Success" often in the business world. You hear it in every field and in every type of career even though not all positions require the same type of dress attire. So, how do you "Dress for Success"? First, make sure you dress appropriate for the job interview
Prior to joining Rasmussen College as a Program Manager, I worked in Human Resources at a four star, four diamond hotel for 21 years, and 11 of those years I worked as the Employment Manager. I saw the best and worst of applicants and interviews. With the annual Rasmussen College Career Expo coming up on Thursday, August 16, I thought it would be a good time to discuss the do's and don'ts of job interviewing.
For eight years, Petty Officer 2nd Class Iris Clark of Waco, Texas served her country with the U.S. Navy as a mechanical engineer. She finished two deployments aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, one to the Mediterranean, the other to the Persian Gulf. Clark is a proud servicewoman, and a proud mother of two.
Congratulation graduates, you can now call yourself alum. It's a title you get to carry the rest of your life, so why not take advantage of it by joining your school's alumni association? It's a great way to keep in touch with classmates, an excellent way to network with other alumni, and who knows; those connections could land you a job.
Remember back in elementary school when you would get the weekly vocabulary list to bring home and memorize the definitions and spellings? In our daily lives, we are constantly learning new words and phrases, and as a student studying or looking to study in the field of criminal justice, there are some need-to-know criminal justice vocabulary words.
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur in search of some inspiration? Becoming a successful entrepreneur is something that doesn't happen overnight. Almost all business owners struggle with starting and building their business from the ground up. But by learning about entrepreneurship, you discover how to bring your ideas to life, prepare for success, and understand how to build and manage a growing business.
Leaving or taking a break from college is rarely part of the plan when trying to earn a college degree. However, did you know approximately 89 percent of students who have dropped out of school have put at least some thought into returning? If you're considering reentering school to finish your degree, there are ways you can prepare for your return.
Check out this video with our Career Services experts as they discuss how to stand out during a job interview.
Check out the helpful infographic to learn more about social networking and where you can begin to help find a job.
This webinar is presented by our experienced Career Services team as they explain everything that you need to know and how to prepare for a job interview.
This video dispels some myths about healthcare management and how a degree can help you advance your career within the healthcare field.
You just say the words 'telecommute' or 'work from home' and people start to salivate. I mean, who wouldn't love to work in their pajamas and avoid rush hour traffic? That dream is a reality for 2.9 million Americans who consider their home their primary office, according to a study from the Telework Research Network. That trend is expected to grow with today's technology and the ability to stay connected from virtually anywhere. The same study found forty-five percent of the US workforce currently holds a job that is compatible with at least part-time telework.
You've done it! You have completed all of the required academic courses that you needed to earn your degree. Now, you will be tasked with applying that knowledge to the "real world." In order to obtain that dream job, there is one important thing you will have to do; interview. For many, interviews can be scary and intimidating.
The shocking news of Yahoo! CEO's fibbed resume is just the icing on the cake for the troubled internet company. Scott Thompson did what many people do - he embellished his resume and landed a great job! Don't stop reading here though - the moral of the story is very important!
As an experienced career professional, I find that while we live in a day and age where self expression is encouraged, it does not necessarily translate well into the corporate world when we try to merge our personal "self" with our professional lives. This is particularly true for those of us with body art, or tattoos.
With a fluctuating job market becoming the new norm, landing that dream job is hard enough for college graduates, let alone finding one in the field that you studied for.
Have you ever applied for a job you thought you'd be perfect for, only to never get called for an interview? If so, you are far from alone. Before you start letting it affect your self-confidence, rescan your resume. Often a resume is ruled out before the employer even sets eyes on it thanks to new scanning technology. The difference is all in the words you use. It's called resume keyword optimization, and it has become common practice these days. In fact, it is said that up to 80% of employers use this technology as a way to filter through the mountains of resumes they receive for each opening.
Check out the latest from our What Should I Do With My Life video series as we discuss the wide open career field as an MLT.
Did you know that the jobs with the fastest growth projections through 2020 will require some type of postsecondary education?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs with the fastest growth projected through 2020 will require some type of postsecondary education.
Did you know that 40 percent of employees in the United States hold jobs that could be done from home? The Generation Y workforce is looking to take advantage of this job trend by creating a shift in demand for more work options including telecommuting, job sharing, or flexible work hours.
Check out this webinar presentation regarding utilizing the vast amount of resources available at the Rasmussen College Library to help advance your career!
Rasmussen College - Brooklyn Park, MN and the Rasmussen College Alumni Association welcomed Chris Martin, Recruiter/Talent Acquisition for Target Corporation, for an Information Night on February 28, 2012 at the campus.
According to Gallup research studies, individuals who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life.
With the height of the recent recession coming to an end, there are still many communities across the U.S. with high unemployment rates.
Do you ever wonder how you are going to get that next job? Or ask yourself, how can I get a promotion? Or even what career path should I take?
Networking serves as one of the most effective ways to find internships, employment opportunities and advance your career. Join us for our webinar called "Networking: The Most Important Tool in Your Job Search" to learn what networking is and how to do it effectively.
Employment and pay are two factors prospective college students may consider when choosing a career. And in today's job market, some college degrees are more advantageous than others.
Spanish is rapidly becoming an asset in the U.S. marketplace, which means that if you have Spanish language skills, your job prospects could improve in many career fields.
For those of you that think that LinkedIn is just another social networking site, think again.
You may only be an IT Technician and not in the CIA, but you are going to have to learn how to keep a secret.
Are you interested in a career as a paralegal? Now is a good time to educate yourself in this ever-expanding field. Check out this exciting infographic on what future career opportunities are ahead for paralegals.
It's never easy to try and find a career after you graduate from a college or university. Depending on the field, some of those who have earned a degree either online or on campus may be overwhelmed by the entire experience of getting their foot in the industry door.
You know the statistics-it's the hardest time to find a job in the U.S. since the Great Depression. Although the economy may be picking up, the job market isn't necessarily following along. While this is obviously bad news for the unemployed, it's also not very good news for persons hoping to change jobs in the near future.
Develop a compelling resume that will capture a potential employer's interest and shine in the minute or less devoted to it.
Learn from industry specific experts on how to customize your resume to your chosen programmatic field of study and capture the attention of employers by viewing the Define Your Destiny- Resume Revolution webinar!
You landed an interview, but now you are at a loss for how to prepare for your interview. There are nine key steps to landing a job - read them here.
IT degree and Accounting degree programs can teach you the hard skills you need for a job in those fields, but softer skills, like communication and social etiquette, are also a necessary asset.
Networking is a crucial career advancement tool because you can discover opportunities through other people that you wouldn't locate online or in classified ads.
If you were expecting to receive a promotion, but ended up passed over for someone else or just outright denied, try not to take it too personally.
No matter what your reason for leaving was, reentering the workforce after a long hiatus can be difficult, especially in a rough economy.
With the recent economic downfall, fewer people have been getting raises, but now that economists have declared the official end of the recession, it may be appropriate to ask for a pay increase.
The Employment Law Alliance conducted a poll in 2007 which showed that 45 percent of Americans have worked for a boss whom they considered abusive.
No matter what job position you're in, leadership skills are beneficial for any worker looking to advance or navigate smoothly through their career.
The 2011 National Association of Colleges and Employers Student Survey shows that less than half of graduates who applied for a job were hired.
Finding a job isn't always easy, so your first instinct may be to accept any offer that you receive even if it doesn't seem to suit your skills or career aspirations.
Job rejections may seem like the end of the world, but it's important to realize that they're a part of nearly everyone's career trajectory.
In business, branding is an important marketing strategy, but what about marketing ourselves? For anyone interested in having a successful career, your personal brand is everything.
The post-interview stage can be just as stressful as preparing for the interview, especially anxiously waiting to hear a reply if you think it went well.
Many employers use telephone interviews as a preliminary step to weed out potential employees who aren't a good fit.
Participating in a college internship can be a great way to earn real world professional experience that can help you land a job post-graduation.
Before you step into that all-important interview, consult this guide to make the best first impression possible with your interview attire.
The first step to career victory is to prepare for an interview. Use these etiquette tips for interviews to ensure you are making the best impression possible.
Whether you are trying to land your first job or thinking about making a major career change, you might be tempted to accept the highest-paid job offer without thinking twice. But is a high paycheck really enough to bring complete job satisfaction? Many of the happiest working professionals say that money isn't everything.
Career expert and Rasmussen College National Director of Career Development, Tamryn Hennessy, joins the Career Services Blog to discuss recent employment trends.
Have you been stuck in the same career for a number of years? Does going to work feel more like a prison sentence than a way to make money? Why not consider going back to school to get on that career path you've always wanted? Luckily, it's never been easier to pursue your true passions.
Watch this webinar and learn how you can leverage your current professional connections, gain additional connections, and make the most of LinkedIn.
Rasmussen College Dean of Nursing discusses National Nurses Week and a recent Rasmussen College School of Nursing Career Fair.
Here are five unique resume tips to help land your dream job as a healthcare management professional.
Rasmussen College National Director of Career Development Tamryn Hennessy discusses a dip in the unemployment rate and ways you can make yourself more job ready on this news segment from Fox WFLD, originally aired on 4/4/11.
Whether you are a recent college graduate, or adult looking for a career change, it's important to equip yourself with the knowledge about the job application and interviewing process. Blogs are one great resource to cross your "t's" and dot your "i's" when it comes to prepping for your impending career. Check out the list of our favorite blogs for job seekers:
There is an unspoken truth about crossing the line from kosher to coarse in an interview. The Career Services team at Rasmussen College have provided a list of subjects to avoid during an initial interview...
As 2011 commences, here are five great resume tips to help rejuvenate your job search.
Though the common conception of interviewing is that your interviewer will fire off 100 sweat-inducing questions during an interview, with no room for reciprocal dialog-experts point to the fact that interviewing is actually a two-way street.
Mastering the S.T.A.R Technique and other helpful interviewing strategies
Watch this job search strategy webinar, featuring the Rasmussen College Online career services team.
Everyone knows this is a tough time to graduate from college. Grads are now urged to use all the resources they can - connections, networks, job fairs, associations - to help secure interest, interviews, and ultimately, a job.
Attending a career fair is a great way to get exposure to prospective employers. Read this article to learn a few great tips on how to maximize your career fair attendance.
Check out the best jobs to have in the next eight years, broken down by highest income and other categories.
From Astronauts and Astronomers... to Private Cooks and the President... Here is a look at the rarest careers in America to land. The chances of giving birth to twins, dating a supermodel and winning an Oscar are all greater than getting any of these careers.
Let's face it... job searching is not fun - especially when all you see are double-digit unemployment percentages headlining the news. Fear not, people - after you read this article you will be able to rise about the competitive job market and never experience a tongue-tied, brain-farting and sweaty-palmed interview again.
Despite a record-breaking national unemployment rates of 9.7 percent (August 2009), there are a few regions in America that show promise with lower jobless rates, moderate job-loss to job-creation ratio, strong commerce and sizable job growth. These cities represent a spectrum of industries, but are primarily dominated by the education, energy, government and health care sectors...areas that have grown against the trends of the dismal economy. Give these promising cities a gander to start your next career.
Social media includes the various online technology tools that enable people to communicate easily via the internet to share information and resources. Social media can include text, audio, video, images, podcasts, and other multimedia communications.
On July 23rd I was able to log on to a great webinar sponsored By: LinkedIn. The title of the webinar: "LinkedIn on Campus: Exclusive Training for Career Services Professionals" led me to believe that I would hear about things I already knew about LinkedIn- making connections, updating my status and seeking out new connections. I've been a member of LinkedIn for over a year now and thought that because my profile stated it was "100% complete" that I was set...wow, was I wrong!