5 Tips for Presenting Accomplishments in Your Resume, Cover Letter

It can be challenging to differentiate yourself to a potential employer, given the competitive nature of the job market. Focusing on the important topics when writing your resume (tips here) and cover letter (tips here) is essential to earning that coveted in-person interview. One of the best ways to make an impression is through your professional achievements. Many hiring managers view past success as an indicator of future performance. Here are five tips for online students when they are presenting…Read +

But I Don’t Need This Textbook Anymore …

Your semester is nearing its end and you're probably cramming for a final ... or preparing a major project ... or simply hyperventilating. (Breathe slowly. In through the nose, out through the mouth. It's okay. It's almost over.) Now, as you look back at the work you have accomplished over the past several weeks, you can’t help but notice something: The textbook you so desperately needed at the start of the class is now in danger of becoming ... a…Read +

Should You Include Social Media Links on Your Resume?

Think of your favorite sports vehicle; your favorite place to grab your morning coffee; your favorite band; your dinner spot of choice on a Friday or Saturday night. Post your answers in the comments section below, if you’d like. Answers to questions like these likely have an active presence in the world of social media. As social media continues to become a more regular part of everyday communication, questions seem to linger with respect to how formal your social media…Read +

4 Practical Ways to Use Math in Everyday Life

Many people, including students in online degree programs, seem to despise and/or fear math. Those emotions may be understandable for people who have suffered unfortunate experiences in their schooling (something different than true education). Nonetheless, the practical application, and therefore the knowledge, of elementary math is indispensable in everyday life. Below are four such uses: 1. Computing mentally how much money to leave as a tip in a restaurant. It is customary in most restaurants nowadays to leave a tip…Read +

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