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Cindy Wiley

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7 REASONS TO CONSIDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR YOUR NEXT JOB

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Apr 14, 2017 1:13:31 PM

Have you considered what it’s like to work for the federal government? Whether you have a military or civilian background, here are seven reasons why working for the federal government could be a fit for you.

  1. A meaningful job. The work of government employees impacts the lives of every American, and the lives of people around the world.
  1. Jobs for every skillset and every interest. From accounting to zoology, there is a federal government job suited to your interest and/or skillset.
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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Webinars, Careers, Military to Civilian Transition

5 TOOLS TO HELP NEGOTIATE A GREAT SALARY

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Mar 20, 2017 1:14:59 PM

When an employer extends an offer to you, they often expect you to negotiate. Be sure you are prepared for this important step in the job search process. Here are 5 great tools to help you prepare for salary negotiation.

And if you’re still looking for a job, these tools can help you with that too.

  1. https://data.chronicle.com
  • If you are interested in working in the education industry, Chronicle Data is a good resource for faculty salaries, staff salaries, and adjunct salaries at colleges throughout the United States.
  • You can search by a specific college, state, sector, or Carnegie classification.
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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Salary Negotiation

6 ADVANTAGES TO CONDUCTING EMPLOYER RESEARCH

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Feb 21, 2017 10:21:50 AM

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.
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Topics: Resumes, Career Services, Careers

TIPS FOR LEVERAGING ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Feb 15, 2017 12:17:22 PM

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.

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Topics: Career Services, Networking, Careers, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Organizational Politics

THE WHERE, HOW, AND WHO OF USING GOVERNMENT WEBSITES FOR A JOB SEARCH

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Jan 13, 2017 8:35:36 AM

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.

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/
  2. O*NET Online https://www.onetonline.org/
  3. Career One Stop https://www.careeronestop.org/
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Topics: Career Services, Careers, Alumni

THE BENEFITS OF USING IBISWORLD FOR ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Nov 28, 2016 4:02:12 PM

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.

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Topics: Study Tips, Webinars, Student Services

5 WAYS TO GET THE COMPENSATION PACKAGE YOU DESERVE

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Nov 21, 2016 7:55:31 AM

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:

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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Careers, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Alumni

4 OF THE BEST FEATURES OF TRIDENT’S NEW VIRTUAL CAREER CENTER

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Oct 28, 2016 9:30:15 AM

Most of you are already familiar with Trident’s Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies. While the Center does not place students in jobs and cannot guarantee any particular employment, the Center offers many services to our students and alumni, such as job search resources, career advancement and development support, employment information and connection, etc.

We are proud to announce the launch of Trident’s New Virtual Career Center offering all these services and more in an online, virtual format you can use any time of the day or night.

Here are 4 of the best features of our New Virtual Career Center that will help you with your job search and your career development:

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Topics: Career Services, Careers, Military to Civilian Transition

COMMUNICATION ETIQUETTE: 4 TIPS TO SET YOU UP FOR JOB INTERVIEW SUCCESS

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Sep 21, 2016 10:50:43 AM

Whether you are seeking a job or you already have a job, good communication helps you to build strong relationships. Professional and effective communication opens doors to opportunities, including promotions.

With today’s technology, there are many ways to communicate. Here are some methods and how to use them most effectively.

  1. TEXTING
  • Do respond to texts from a recruiter or an employer, using professional language, and correct punctuation and grammar.
  • Don’t initiate a communication via text to a recruiter or an employer.
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Topics: Career Services, Job Interviews, Careers, Communication

3 WAYS TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESSES

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Sep 9, 2016 12:37:23 PM

Talking about yourself should be the easiest thing for you to do. Who knows you better than you? However, responding to this question during a job interview can be stressful and uncomfortable. Here are some ideas on how to craft an impactful and memorable response.

  1. Be sure you know who you are. Assess yourself and create a consistent message regarding your background and experience. Then, tweak your message for each individual situation.
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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Job Interviews, Careers