Trident University International

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

4 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR JOB INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Aug 9, 2016 10:08:23 AM

You’ve worked hard to achieve your degree and are excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. You’ve sent your resume to several well-known companies. And, thankfully, you have received an invitation to interview for a position that sounds perfect for you. What should you do? How should you prepare?

An important thing to remember is the hiring manager has already determined that you have the qualifications to do the job based on your resume. The purpose of the interview is to determine if you have the right attitude, demeanor, and communication skills to do the job.

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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Faculty, Webinars, Job Interviews, Careers

4 WAYS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND A NEW JOB

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jul 22, 2016 5:00:00 PM

When it comes to your career, social media can be a major asset – or a major hindrance. If leveraged correctly, you can use your LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook profiles to highlight your assets as a job candidate. 

During the Career Center’s April webinar, “Social Media for the Job Search,” we highlighted some of the most important things you should – and shouldn’t - be doing with your social profiles on these three networks.

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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Careers, Social Media

LINKEDIN PROFILE REVIEW: 2 IMPORTANT TAKEAWAYS (Part 1)

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Dec 16, 2015 11:22:43 AM

In November, Trident's Career Advising & Development Center presented their third webinar on LinkedIn. My goal was to make this session a little different by giving Trident students an opportunity to interact much more closely so they could get updates and suggestions on their LinkedIn profiles in real time. 

Here is the first part of the key takeaways from that webinar, "LinkedIn or Left Out 3: Profile Review & Workshop":

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Topics: Career Services, Social Networking, Careers, LinkedIn

5 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Sep 30, 2015 3:44:54 PM

This is a companion post to the recent Career Advising & Development Center webinar, "LinkedIn or Left Out: What Does Your LinkedIn Profile Do For You? (Part 2)."

  1. Actively update your profile: Your LinkedIn profile is at its most powerful when it contains current information. Let your network know what you’re doing in your current position, and communicate it by using industry relevant keywords. Finally, make sure your writing is impeccable, free of all grammar and spelling errors. This could be a recruiter’s first impression of you, so you want to make sure it counts!

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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Networking

HOW SHOULD YOU ANSWER A STRANGE JOB INTERVIEW QUESTION?

Posted by Tanya White-Earnest on Sep 16, 2015 3:00:00 AM

You’re interviewing for a job and the hiring manager asks you this rather strange question, "If you were an animal, which animal would you be?"

How should you respond?

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Topics: Career Services, Job Interviews

SPEAKING AN EMPLOYER'S LANGUAGE

Posted by Tanya White-Earnest on Dec 8, 2014 8:57:13 AM

Trident University International launched the new Career Advising and Development Center (CADC) last November (2013) to assist students in the transition from college to career, or in the advancement of their current career. Serving a student body that represents a large military population, and average student age of 35, means the workforce transitioning from Trident to a variety of corporations, institutions and organizations brings a wealth of skills and experience along with their newly minted degrees. The CADC is positioned to play a vital and necessary role in helping these students transition and is already making headway in this endeavor.

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Topics: Resumes, Career Services, Veterans