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Career Skills You Won’t Learn in School

In addition to providing a helpful look at how to navigate the #jobmarket, the piece also includes tips and resources to help #jobseekers begin their search.

There are a number of skills important to being successful in the job market, but you won’t necessarily acquire them in school. These skills will not only help you to thrive as you make the initial transition from school to work, but also to manage your career for the long term. And they may be different from the skills that brought you success as a student. Your needs, the demands of the job market, and the nature of your field will all change over time. Developing career skills now, in the areas of planning, networking, conducting a job search, and persisting through the process, are critical to finding that next job, whether it’s your first experience or you are a seasoned professional seeking advancement. This guide will help you begin to navigate the job market and make the most of your online degree.

Career Skills You Won’t Learn in School – BestCollegesOnline.com

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Great Leadership: Tips for Career Success

Every year, strive to add at least one bullet to your resume. In order to do that, look for “resume building” projects or challenges. #careeradvice #leadershipdevelopment #leadershiptips

Be nice to people. Or, at least just don’t be a jerk. Not selectively nice, but consistently nice to everyone. Working with jerks is probably the thing that people hate about their jobs the most. Don’t be one of those people, and you’ll have a long and satisfying career.

Great Leadership: 15 Timeless Work Habits for Career Success

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Your Reputation at Work

Ace an Internal Interview by Knowing Your Reputation at Work

It’s likely that you’ll have to speak to a few missteps in your past. “This is the hardest territory,” says Lees. “It’s easy to become defensive or make your boss sound like an idiot.” Some mistakes really can’t be explained away in an interview room; if you’re coming off a less than stellar project, you might consider getting a few more positive experiences under your belt before applying for a new role. But if you honestly believe you’re ready for the new job, speak candidly about what went wrong and what you learned from it. Hopefully, the hiring manager will understand. #jobsearch #jobseekers

Applying for a different position with your current employer may be one of the best ways to get a better job. That doesn’t mean it’ll be a slam dunk, though. Among other things, your reputation at work can work for or against you in the interview.

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You’re overqualified. What to do?

You’ve been a dutiful job seeker for a while, and finally, you’ve found a position … that you could do blindfolded. But after you’re called in for an interview, the hiring manager utters the dreaded “o” word — overqualified. Still, you really want this position. Here’s what you need to do when you’re overqualified for a job. #jobsearch #jobseekers

You’re overqualified. What to do?

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