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3 WAYS FOR DOCTORATES TO PURSUE A CAREER OUTSIDE OF ACADEMIA

Posted by Joseph Chan on Jan 31, 2018 5:43:57 PM

Adobe Spark-11-129797-edited.jpgAs graduation day approaches, most doctoral candidates are contemplating their future career paths. While traditional academic positions may be enticing to many of these individuals, this is not the only route for doctoral holders.

Here are some effective tips for pursuing a career outside of academia with a doctorate.

Transferable Skills
Doctoral students gain a lot of transferable skills. These include the ability to work with teams of diverse individuals, demonstrating strong critical thinking and analytical skills, and advanced communication and presentation abilities. It is important to tailor and highlight the skill set most relevant to the position one is seeking. For example, familiarity with research software is also important for non-academic positions, especially with the growing corporate focus on big data.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, College of Education, Careers, Doctoral Program Tips, Student Resources

ADVICE FOR A SUCCESSFUL CIVILIAN TRANSITION

Posted by Manny Sepulveda on Jan 12, 2018 10:08:11 AM

IMG_9224.jpgThe transition from military to civilian life can seem like stepping into a different world. If you’ve been a service member for decades, leaving the Armed Forces may raise a lot of questions – especially when it comes to your career.

I know exactly how you’re feeling – I felt the same way when I decided to retire from the Navy. Hanging up my uniform may have been tough, but preparing well before my separation date made the transition easier.

Here is my advice for a successful transition:

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

3 WAYS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION ON THE JOB

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Oct 6, 2017 5:09:31 PM

The strict, top-down command management method seems to have fallen out of favor in today’s workplace. The idea of one person at the top who has all the answers doesn’t fit with the diverse abilities, perspectives, education, and experience of the current workforce in many organizations.

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Topics: Career Services, Careers, Communication, Military to Civilian Transition

3 TRAITS AND VALUES THAT EMPLOYERS SEEK

Posted by Joseph Chan on Aug 2, 2017 10:35:26 AM

The skills and values many employers are seeking in potential hires are not always explicitly stated in a job description, nor are they easily quantified. Since organizations frequently compete for talented employees, there are certain culture-complementing soft skills that will help job candidates stand out.

Here are three of the most important qualities:

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Topics: Career Services, Careers, Student Success, Student Resources

4 STEPS TO THE GOVERNMENT HIRING PROCESS

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Jul 31, 2017 10:23:20 AM

Once you've submitted your application, the waiting game begins. If you've done everything right up to this point, you have a good shot at advancing in the review process.

This is what you can expect after you submit your application on USAJOBS. Good luck, and hopefully you make it through all four steps!

1. Application review – The agency you’ve applied to begins the review process when the job announcement closes. They will review your application to make sure you're eligible and meet the qualifications for the position. From here, they will place applicants into quality categories. Those placed in the highest category are sent to the hiring official. The application status of these applicants will change to "Referred." All other applicants (not being considered) will see a "Not Referred" status.

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

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION ON USAJOBS - 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Jul 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Both military and civilian professionals have found that working for the federal government was the right choice to advance their careers. If you are considering this option for yourself, here are more tips to help you get your foot in the door for a federal government job.

1. Create a USAJOBS profile – First, you need to create an account and complete your profile to apply to any job on USAJOBS. With a USAJOBS account and profile you can bookmark job postings, save and automate job searches, and manage everything needed to complete your application, including resumes and required documents.

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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Careers, Alumni, Military to Civilian Transition

4 TIPS FOR APPLYING FOR A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JOB

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Jul 28, 2017 9:24:07 AM

Both military and civilian professionals have found that working for the federal government was the right choice to advance their careers. If you are considering this option for yourself, here are some tips to increase your chances of getting a federal government job.

  1. One of the best websites for finding federal government jobs is gov. There are an average of 14,000 jobs listed on any given day. Furthermore, since there is no limit on how many applications you can submit on this website, you can increase your chances of finding the right job.
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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Careers, Alumni, Military to Civilian Transition

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