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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

4 KEY TRIDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR NEW STUDENTS

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Aug 19, 2016 3:49:08 PM

Trident’s staff and faculty are focused on the success of all our bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate students.  If you’re a new student – or are considering enrollment -  these are some of the key resources available to maximize your educational experience so you can prepare yourself for a rewarding career.

1. Center for Student Success
The CFSS focuses on program completion and graduation for all of our students. Our Student Success Advisors (SSA) are all about fostering individualized relationships with each student. The SSA is here to support you in every step of your path towards graduation.

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Topics: Veterans, Study Tips, Military, 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

4 BEST WAYS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TRANSITION

Posted by Phil Johndrow on Apr 22, 2016 12:54:44 PM

  1. Be Focused & Have a Plan: You need to be focused on what you want to do after the military Phil-Johndrow_250x250.jpgand how to achieve those goals. What do you want to do professionally? Where do you want to live? Make sure you have your transition plan in place, including your education.

    It’s just like going outside the wire – you need to have everything planned and double-checked before you get out into the civilian world. This may be the most important thing on this list.

  2. Stay Motivated: It’s easy to allow yourself to feel down about leaving the military, even to the point of experiencing anxiety. If the military is all you’ve ever known, then it’s going to be a tough transition – but you can do it. Learn from the past, stay in the present, and stay focused on the future. This is the mindset that will keep you motivated.
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Topics: Veterans, Military, Webinars, Careers

DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY: 3 STEPS TO GET STARTED IN THESE FIELDS

Posted by Dr. Rudolph Bustos on Apr 15, 2016 3:49:00 PM

Considering entering the disaster management or homeland security field, but not sure of how to go about it?

The first step is to review the job requirements, required experience, and degree requirements for a disaster manager position. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for disaster managers is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024. Current median salary is close to $65,000 with bachelor’s degree being the entry-level degree. Of note to those retired military or those anticipating retirement, military experience is a desirable background for some employers.

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Topics: Veterans, Faculty, Military, Homeland Security, Careers, Emergency Disaster Management

HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT COVER LETTER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 21, 2016 11:43:13 AM

Cover letters are the best way to introduce yourself to a potential employer. For most job openings they are a necessity – and a great way to get the hiring manager to review your resume.

An effective cover letter will not just sell your skills and qualifications, but will also sell you as a person – avoid regurgitating your resume! You will want to use language that paints a vivid picture about who you are and how you will add value to the hiring organization. By talking about how you can contribute through the use of concrete examples, you’ll be able to put yourself in the best position to be noticed.

The “perfect” cover letter should contain four main paragraphs:

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Topics: Resumes, Job Interviews, Careers

WHICH MILITARY SKILLS ARE MOST USEFUL IN THE CORPORATE WORLD?

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 15, 2016 1:15:32 PM

The transition out of the military does not end when a veteran gets his or her first corporate job. Transitioning is a process of getting acclimated to this new culture, building one’s professional network, and learning what it takes to succeed. While the process is rewarding, it does come with its own set of frustrations.

What military skills will help you the most after you transition? Here’s some advice from Trident’s Outreach & Partnerships team:


James Shiver

Director, Strategic University Alliances
Veteran, United States Army
“My military experience helped me to become motivated, goal-oriented, and disciplined, all which has been invaluable in my professional life.”

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Veteran Education, Careers

HOW CYBERATTACKS AFFECT OUR HOMELAND SECURITY

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 8, 2016 10:38:10 AM

Last week we discussed cyberattacks and the impact they had on a hospital in Los Angeles. This type of attack, known as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), can have severe ramifications from the perspective of homeland security. There are numerous state and non-state actors who have the potential to hurt the United States through a cyberattack.

According to literature prepared by Dr. Rudolph Bustos, who is the Faculty Lead for Trident’s Bachelor and Master of Science in Homeland Security programs, as well as faculty member Dr. Robb Pilkington, cyber attacks (terrorism) “are the disruptive use of information technology by terrorist groups to further their ideological or political agenda and/or hackers for financial gains. This takes the form of attacks on networks, computer systems, and telecommunication infrastructures.”

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Cybersecurity, Careers