Monthly Archives: July 2020

6 Tips to Crafting a Better Resume

I’ve yet to meet someone who truly enjoyed putting together a resume. The whole process can conjure up feelings of frustration, self-doubt, shame, and anxiety. And, I get it. Sharing your resume opens you up to a level of criticism that you might not be used to, and you are being graded. (Really, you are  receiving a grade). As soon as you submit your resume, the pressure is on, and you must stand out quickly. Research done by Ladders,

7 Professional Development Books to Help You Keep Growing

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Whether you’re like me and are just starting your career, or you are a CEO with over 30 years of experience in the business world, there is one thing all professionals have in common: The need to keep growing. Professional development is key to learning new skills, staying relevant, and continuously improving performance. One of the most popular (and affordable!) ways to grow in your professional life is by

How to Leverage LinkedIn for Success

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You take your professional development course, excel in your externship, ace your certification exam, and then… It’s time to tackle the job hunt. When I googled the words “job hunting is…” I found results like “hard. Stressful. Humiliating. Exhausting.” Needless to say, job hunting can be intimidating, but there are many tools available to make the job search process easier. One of my favorite tools is the online networking

Instructor Spotlight: Chris Barnes

  Our Instructor Spotlight is on Chris Barnes, CPIM, CLTD, CSCP. Chris teaches three courses for CPE: the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Certification Review Course, the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification Review Course, and the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) Certification Review Course.  He currently serves as the Executive Director for APICS Atlanta and is also a partner and producer

Webinars for the Workplace: Leadership

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In our “Webinars for the Workplace” series, I will be sharing three helpful webinars on a specific topic related to career and the workplace. I encourage you to watch the webinars by clicking on the links I attached to the webinar titles in each section. However, if you can’t find the time to watch, but still want to gain valuable information, read an overview of the webinars below! Today,

Instructor Spotlight: Todd Dockery

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on our SHRM Certification Exam Prep Course instructor, Todd Dockery, SHRM-CP. Currently, Todd is a full-time faculty member for UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business. He is also a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Group Benefits Associate (GBA), Compensation Management Specialist (CMS), and has an MBA degree.     Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to

In Review: APSI 2020

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This year, UTC’s Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) looked different from any other year, but that didn’t stop the program from having a record-breaking number of registrations. For three weeks, over 390 participants came together via Zoom to collaborate with one another and learn teaching strategies from AP consultants. The 4-day workshops prepared teachers, both new and experienced, for the upcoming school year; they gained fresh insight into best

How Can the Pomodoro Technique Help Me?: Finding Power Through Productivity

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We live in a world full of options: Do I want Chick-Fil-A or Zaxby’s for dinner? Should we take the kids bowling or to play mini-golf? When trying to be more productive at work, should I use the Eat That Frog! method or The Flowtime Technique? In my new blog series, “Finding Power Through Productivity,” I’ll play the role of “productivity method critic.” Throughout the next few months, I’ll

7 Attributes of Successful Online Students

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Many online students are working professionals who have incredible demands outside the classroom. The luxury of only focusing on coursework is a pipe dream. With so many competing priorities, what makes online students successful? While there are various strategies you can implement into your online experience, you can also mold your study and work habits to fit with characteristics that make an online student successful. While you currently may