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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

3 WAYS TO SUCCEED AS A REMOTE WORKER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Apr 10, 2017 9:58:12 AM

Advances in digital communication have made it easier for colleagues to stay in touch, which has led to a steady growth of telecommuters. Remote work comprises a wide variety of situations, like professionals who spend a lion’s share of their time on the road and those who work 100% out of a home office.

Whatever your situation, remote work has its challenges. Whether you’re an experienced telecommuter, or trying it out for the first time, here are some ways to thrive in these settings:

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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Careers, Remote Work

MEET EMPLOYERS AT TRIDENT'S VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 27, 2017 3:00:41 PM

On Wednesday, March 29th we're hosting our second virtual career fair. For those of you wondering what you can expect at this event, we sat down with the Director of Trident's Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies, Tanya White-Earnest.

Daniel Sloan: When is the Virtual Career Fair (VCF), and how can students and alumni sign-up?

Tanya White-Earnest: The VCF will be held on Wednesday, March 29 th from 10 AM to 2 PM Pacific time.  Students and alumni can sign up by going to the student portal, and selecting Trident4Careers in the Tools and Links menu at the bottom of the page.  They then either sign into or create their account on the Virtual Career Center (VCC) portal. 
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Topics: Career Services, Careers, Alumni

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

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: STEVE RICHARDS

Posted by Steve Richards, Trident Alumnus on Jan 27, 2017 11:07:44 AM

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.

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Topics: Military, Bachelor's Degrees, Careers, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Alumni

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

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

CENTURION MILITARY ALLIANCE'S TRANSITION WORKSHOP COMES TO D.C.

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Oct 20, 2016 12:11:13 PM

On Thursday, Centurion Military Alliance held their first Washington, DC Warrior Transition Readiness Program. Designed for individuals who are planning to transition out of the military, these day-long seminars prepare participants with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed for success as a professional in the civilian world.

While talking to CMA’s founder and CEO Jarod Myers (pictured, far left), it quickly became clear how passionate he is about helping men and women of the military. It’s not just that Myers is also a veteran himself, it’s that he clearly understands that success as a civilian isn’t just about hard work – it’s also about having a strategy that is unique to that individual.

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Careers, Military to Civilian Transition