Dr. Vincent Havrilko is an Air Force civilian serving the 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 366th Mission Support Group, 366th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho. He served for 22 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant.Dr. Havrilko completed a Ph.D. in Business Administration at Trident, as well as degrees at the master’s and bachelor’s levels. He is one of only nine alumni to have earned a degree at each program level from Trident.
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Now that you’ve perfected your resume, it’s time to begin your job search. One of the best ways to find the ideal position is by conducting research on prospective employers BEFORE submitting your application.Doing research on employers gives you an opportunity to be better prepared, not only for the job search, but for the interview and (hopefully!) job offer as well.
Organizational politics, according to Reference.com, “is the process of using an informal network to gain power and accomplish tasks to meet a person's wants or needs. Organizational politics may be a positive practice when the greater good of the company is affected. However, it can also be negative when people promote self-interests.”
We have all been affected by organizational politics in the workplace. While they can sometimes make work life challenging, using these informal networks can be very beneficial to you and your team.
Here are some positive ways to make organizational politics work for you.
Trident helped me to fulfill my educational goals and dreams, teaching me that if I plot my goals and take things in stride I will accomplish anything. I’ve also strengthened my professional skills, which helps me to understand better what coworkers expect and how to work as a team.
Thanks to my time at Trident, I’ve improved my interpersonal skills, have become more self-aware, and have become more empathic towards others. I’ve been able to develop leadership skills so I can empower others, allowing me to put the needs of the group ahead of my own.
At first, keeping up with my education was a challenge. As I moved to different military installations, I would often lose credits enrolling in courses at different schools. It was hard not to think I was going nowhere fast, but things changed after I enrolled at Trident and worked with its faculty.
We all know that there is a superabundance of career and job search information on the internet. It can be overwhelming. That’s why Trident’s Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies has narrowed down the career/job search website list to three top websites.
Eric Sessions, Jr. is a U.S. Naval Commissioned Officer, and in this capacity he has been selected by the President of the United States to serve indefinitely as an Information Professional Leader anywhere in the realms of acquisitions, project management, afloat communications systems, joint expeditionary communications planning, and cyber defense capacities.
He is an alumnus of Trident’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Information Technology programs.
Trident: Since you were a student at Trident, have you made moves upward in your career?
Eric Sessions, Jr.: Since attending Trident, my professional credentials and accomplishments have increased significantly. Moreover, the education obtained at Trident propelled my opportunities in the U.S. Navy from being a non-commissioned Sailor to getting accepted into the Navy’s most rigorous and scrutinized commissioning avenue of Officer Candidate School. This has been a long standing goal of mine that was ultimately accomplished by pursuing higher learning at Trident.
IBISWorld is the largest industry information publisher in the world, providing a credible database of valuable information on 700 industries. This database is available to Trident students and alumni through the Trident Learning Community Library.
Students, working professionals, small business owners, and job candidates can all benefit from the information available in IBISWorld. Exposure to industry information provides strategic advantages that will help you make more informed decisions. It’s a timesaving tool as well because all the information you need is in one database.
The 2016 holiday season is upon us already, and we all know how busy this time of year can be! Many people adjust their schedules and temporarily eliminate some activities in order to make time for the demands of this hectic season!
Congratulations! You’ve interviewed for a great position, impressed the employer with your experience and knowledge, and now you are the primary candidate! The offer is on its way. Are you ready to negotiate?It is important to maintain soft control upon receiving an offer. It’s good to be happy and excited about the opportunity, but don’t rush into a “yes” answer. Be completely sure you are not leaving something on the table.
A compensation package is a combination of salary, benefits, and perks. All of this is negotiable.
Here are the 5 components of the negotiation process and some tips for each one:
My name is Roberta Phillips Yawu, born November 12, 1980, in the West African nation of Liberia. I am presently residing in Akron, OH. As a mother of three wonderful boys, I just recently received my online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology Management from Trident University International. I have a BSc Degree in Electronics Engineering (cum laude) and I am Cisco Certified.My current employment is with Signet Jewelers, Inc. as a PC Support Analyst. My previous jobs include a Registry Systems Analyst for Tetra Tech ARD (USAID Contractor) and an Information Technology Specialist for ArcelorMittal.
Before reaching this point in life, let me first give you a sense of where I come from and what I have gone through. Life is not a walk in the park or the faint hearted. We are all faced with our own challenges, but my goal has always been to overcome these challenges in order to pursue my passion.