Career

One way that women can stop being left out or can stop getting only “fix-it” jobs is to become known as the go-to-person for new ideas, opportunities and options and for providing a fresh look at a persistent threat, such as declining sales. Women make up more than 50 percent of employees. How can women establish themselves as thought leaders in business?Read more

Employed Americans cite a weak economy, corporate cuts, cheap labor and the lack of a college degree as some of the most common deterrents to their personal job growth in the next five years. Dr. Kathleen Bates suggests  you "focus on what you can control … you! The fact is education is the single most important investment you can make. The better you can prepare yourself for challenges of your career – the better positioned you will be to reap the rewards.”Read more

Being the principal of a school, whether it is at the elementary school, middle school, or high school level, can be a tough job, and it’s not for everybody. Many teachers feel what they have to contribute is felt the deepest in the classroom and wish to impact student learning in that environment. But other educators want to cast a wider net and have a greater impact in the lives of children through leadership in the principal's office.Read more

NEW survey reveals top resolutions for 2016 and expert advice for realizing educational goals.  According to a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Brandman University, 67 percent of adults are making New Year resolutions for 2016.  Of those, 26 percent are planning to make an education/career resolution.Read more

All too often, a college degree becomes a means to an end, a way to make more money, advance your career, or earn prestige. While an education can do all of these, it’s important to realize that you are investing in your greatest asset – yourself. By balancing your work, school, and life, you will be able to dig deeper into your studies without allocating more time for them.Read more

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when young adults completed high school, moved swiftly into a job or trade apprenticeship, started a family, or - entered a four-year traditional university to work toward their college degree. Enter the modern age, where higher education has received a much needed facelift.Read more

Entrepreneurs exist in every arena, from corporate America to political circles, consumer electronics and beyond, there are lessons out there that can help you build your own business. We take a look at those that came straight from the lips of some of the greatest influencers of our time to inspire new college grads to go forth and change the world.Read more

When you brand yourself you are aiming to portray who you authentically are and what you want to be known for. As you embark on your job search, it is helpful to have a well rounded understanding of yourself, the ideal employer, industry and job opportunities to show the company you choose to interview that you are the best candidate for the position.Read more

LinkedIn is dominating the digital world for professionals and job seekers who use it as an online resume, a portfolio and a networking tool. Leverage some of these LinkedIn best practices and build a stellar online presence so employers can discover you and your talents.Read more

This is probably a very acceptable way to make a date with a friend, but is it an appropriate model for all online communication purposes? The answer: Not if you expect to be identified as a professional.Read more

When TV newscaster Diane Sawyer was asked the secret to her success, she said, “I think the one lesson I’ve learned is there is no substitute for paying attention.” Although we love the taste of our favorite Starbucks drink, there are other ways to improve your concentration that have benefits that reach far beyond the report card.Read more

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