Tag: tips and tricks

How to Self-motivate in College

January 29, 2014 0 Comments
How to Self-motivate in College

As a student, you are working to complete a degree in order to get a promotion or to stand out in a sea of job applicants. This means that the work done now will directly translate into future success. The challenge, however, is staying motivated! We all have had the experience of being under deadline […]

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How Did You Get a Job?: Real-World Tips from Students Who Made It

May 28, 2013 1 Comment
How Did You Get a Job?: Real-World Tips from Students Who Made It

By Diana Braley – Career Advisor – Westwood  College Online A large part of my job as a career advisor is guiding my students toward gainful employment while in school. This often involves helping them see that having a varied approach toward the job hunt has a much higher success rate than using only one method. […]

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How To Become A Great Team Player at Work

May 14, 2013 4 Comments
How To Become A Great Team Player at Work

By General Employment Advisor – Diana Ingle Braley: One of the most important traits of an outstanding team player is the ability to blend your own work style with the other team members’ styles.  Being a team player means investing time and energy into the group’s efforts while maintaining your autonomy and distinctive ideas within […]

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Three Tips on Getting a Job from Westwood College Graduates

April 9, 2013 2 Comments
Three Tips on Getting a Job from Westwood College Graduates

There’s nothing like receiving advice from the people who started where you are and ended where you want to be. We asked some of Westwood’s successful graduates what tips they would give to current students on getting a job. They said to start early, network and volunteer, and never give up! Find out what other […]

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Networking Opportunities at Trade Shows & Industry Events

March 20, 2013 0 Comments
Networking Opportunities at Trade Shows & Industry Events

Industry events and trade shows are a great way to move your career forward. They give you the opportunity to engage in conversations and feel the pulse of your chosen industry, as well as make connections with other people in your field, including potential employers. For example, Westwood’s Denver North Campus recently co-hosted a gaming […]

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What We’re Reading Weekly Roundup – March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013 1 Comment
What We’re Reading Weekly Roundup – March 15, 2013

A summary of employment and education blog posts from the week We’ve all heard the saying, practice makes perfect. The first two articles provide fantastic ideas for how preparation can help you navigate around common interview and networking pitfalls. Give them a read and put the advice into practice to stand out from the crowd! […]

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What We’re Reading Weekly Roundup – March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013 5 Comments
What We’re Reading Weekly Roundup – March 8, 2013

A summary of employment and education blog posts from the week Balance can be tricky. We’re often expected to balance work, school, a job hunt and family—all with a smile on our face. That can feel like a daunting task, but this week’s picks offer realistic tips for setting yourself up to be successful at […]

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Laying Your Career Foundation: How to Get Work Experience and Build Job Skills

March 7, 2013 1 Comment
Laying Your Career Foundation: How to Get Work Experience and Build Job Skills

Jumping into the job search without the proper work experience and job skills can make the process harder than it needs to be. By doing the groundwork before you begin the job search process you can make building a resume and landing the perfect job much more manageable. The following tips will help you avoid […]

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What We’re Reading Weekly Roundup – Feb. 15, 2013

February 15, 2013 0 Comments
What We’re Reading Weekly Roundup – Feb. 15, 2013

 Whether you are trying to improve your productivity skills or advance among peers in the classroom or workplace, this week’s roundup has something that’s relevant to you. Which tip(s) stand out to you this week as the most helpful?   Brazen Life: 7 Ways To Stop Procrastinating At Work And Get More Done Procrastination is […]

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Informational Interview: Forgotten Gem of the Job Search Process

January 31, 2013 1 Comment
Informational Interview: Forgotten Gem of the Job Search Process

One might think the pursuit of important industry updates and specific details regarding a position or job title might be an arduous task – but in reality, it’s easier than you think. One of the most overlooked ways to access this information, as well as a possible path to future opportunities, is the informational interview. […]

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