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How to turn an interview into a conversation

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As a broadcaster, there’s no question my career depends on excellent communication. But here’s a secret I’ve learned from every guest who sits down on my set: so does every career. ...

Instructor had a bird’s-eye view of history

For Raymond Shelton, service to both his country and others has been a driving force in everything he’s done, from his long military career to his decade-plus of teaching at University of Phoenix.

“I try to put a human perspective on history from a guy who has been there,” ...

Become a LinkedIn power user

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In the previous blog post, I talked about how to use Twitter in your career search. Today, let’s go over how to achieve your career goals using LinkedIn. The good news is, the setup is a lot like Twitter, and you can use your ...

How to develop good study habits

High-achieving students understand that having good study habits means figuring out how to balance school with work and personal obligations, says Amy Lisk, MA, a technical writer and an online instructor in the University of Phoenix® English program.

What can a career coach do for you?

If you’re looking to give your job search a boost, consider using a career coach, says Catherine McGinnis, MS, a nationally certified career counselor with Phoenix Career Services™ for University of Phoenix.

“When I was about to graduate with my bachelor’s degree in anthropology, I ...

5 ways to be more productive at work

Ever feel like the workday has flown by and you still have a mountain of paperwork and scores of unread email messages to deal with? You’re not alone in your frustration: A 2012 survey by Good Technology found that 80 percent of people continue to work after leaving the office — amounting to an average of seven extra hours each week. ...

Doctoral student inspires “Gimme Shelter” movie

Kathy DiFiore didn’t set out to start a ministry. “I just wanted to help homeless women,” says the University of Phoenix® School of Advanced Studies student. “If I could inspire people along the way, that would be good, too.”

DiFiore’s New Jersey-based Several Sources Shelters provides help for women ...

Campus tours showcase John Sperling Center

How do you draw blood from a manikin? What percentage of recycled materials were used to build the University of Phoenix® Main Campus?

You can get the answers to these questions and more during a complimentary guided tour of the campus, also known as the John Sperling Center for ...

How to tell if your kids are overscheduled

Worrying about college acceptance when your child is only 8 and lining up tons of extracurricular activities can lead to early burnout, says Angella Eanes, PhD, an online instructor in the psychology program for University of Phoenix and an adjunct faculty member in psychology at Columbia International University....

5 signs of a toxic work environment

Do you dread going into work each day and come home feeling demeaned and dejected? You may be toiling in a toxic work environment, according to Leslie Baker, MA, a licensed marriage and family therapist who teaches in the counseling program at the University of Phoenix® Bay Area Campus in California....

When is the best time to negotiate a salary offer?

The interview process is going well — you’re confident that you’ve excelled on all fronts, and the job appears to be yours — but you know the big question is still coming: “What are your salary requirements?”

It’s a query that experienced job seekers, as well as those new to the ...

Success tips from University of Phoenix students

Whether they’re checking email messages after a long workday, taking kids to after-school activities or squeezing in a workout, these four University of Phoenix® students still manage to make higher education a priority in their already packed schedules.

Turn Twitter into your career search engine

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This might surprise you: In today’s job market, 94 percent of companies are using social networks to find candidates, and nearly 80 percent of jobs are found through networking. The fact is that social media is one of the best ...

6 ways a prerequisite course can help you succeed

If you’re wondering why you need to take a course in general education before you get into the meat of your college curriculum at University of Phoenix, you’re not alone.

Many students think they may not need this five-week foundations course, ...

How to get the most out of student teaching

Before you earn your education degree — and become certified to teach — you must prove you can do the job. Although your coursework can help prepare you to lead a classroom, you’ll get real-world experience as a student teacher under the guidance of a mentor teacher.

Want to work from home? 5 jobs to consider

Working from home can be a rewarding and flexible career option, and you can land home-based gigs in a growing number of industries. But you might not know where to look for these opportunities if you’re new to telecommuting.

“Millions of people work from home — it’s commonplace now,” says Haley ...

Alumna honored for work with special needs kids

Advocating on behalf of her own child with special needs came naturally to Lisa Blue. She soon discovered that helping other parents who were struggling with their kids who needed extra help in school and life came just as easily.

Blue received a University of Phoenix® Spirit of Service Award last year for ...

How to change careers at any age

No matter how old you are when you decide to change professions, the most important thing isn’t your age — it’s your qualifications, says Catherine McGinnis, MS, a nationally certified career counselor and coaching manager for Phoenix Career Services™.

There are 7 learning styles. Which one fits you?

Everyone learns differently, says Joy V’Marie, MS, an online instructor in the general studies program at the University of Phoenix® Southern Arizona Campus.

There are seven types of learners: solitary, social, verbal, visual, logical, ...

6 key ways to follow up after an interview

Many job seekers typically place the most emphasis on writing a killer resumé and cover letter, and then figuring out how to nail the interview. “But it’s also crucial to give careful consideration to how you follow up once your interview is over,” explains Steven Starks, MS, a national certified counselor and a career coach for Phoenix Career Services™....

5 of the best apps for college students

Apps nowadays do everything from reminding you about school assignments to saving your written work in one central location that’s accessible from any Internet-enabled device. But with more than 1 million apps in Apple’s App Store™ online marketplace alone, how do you figure out which ones are worth your time — and money?...

6 jobs that call for project management skills

You might not realize it, but even if you don’t have Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, you already may be using project management skills in your current job. And if you decide to become a certified PMP, you likely can apply those skills toward your goal, says Jenny Kirgis, MBA, PMP, a business executive who teaches online project management ...

How to avoid burnout in the helping professions

“People who work in helping professions [can be] prone to professional burnout,” says Katherine Martinez, a licensed marriage and family therapist and an instructor in the marriage, family and child therapy program at the University of Phoenix® Central Valley Campus in California.

How has modern education changed teaching?

When you think of K–12 teaching, if you visualize a teacher standing in front of a class presenting lessons while students sit quietly at their desks, think again, says Kimberly Smerkers-Bass, campus college chair for the College of Education and an instructor in the teaching program at the University of Phoenix® Northern Nevada Campus....

6 creative Mother’s Day gifts

Sure, taking Mom out for brunch or dinner, or bringing her flowers on Mother’s Day are nice gestures. With a bit of ingenuity, though, you can raise the bar on Mom’s behalf, says Connie Lorthridge, regional assistant dean for the College of Education at the University of Phoenix® Central Florida Campus, and an instructor in the curriculum and instruction program....