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First impressions last: how to be memorable (in a good way)

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2017 4:45:46 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Career Training Blog, Career Services, Career Spot

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No matter how good your resume is, how much you’ve prepared, or how skilled you are: the initial impression you give an interviewer will last throughout the selection process.

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Essential secrets to resume style

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2017 9:15:45 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Job Search, Career Services, Career Spot

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By taking the time to create a template for your resume, you’ll find it easier to adapt to the jobs that come your way. If you are writing your resume for the first time or if your existing one is ready for a revamp, formatting your resume correctly will ensure it is well-presented and easy to read. A good-looking and well laid out resume will catch the eye of potential employers, no matter your skills or experience.

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Five common resume mistakes that will get your application rejected

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2017 1:22:25 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Job Search, Career Training Blog, Career Services, Career Spot

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Just like writing a cover letter, planning a resume is not an easy task. On average, employers spend six seconds looking at your CV, but you’re sure to put hours into its creation.

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Protecting the health information of the nation

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2017 11:30:46 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Career Training Blog, Career Services, CCI News, Computer & Network Administration, Health Information Specialist

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Stethoscope and prescription on laptop

With technology permeating every aspect of our lives, we now expect information to be available at our fingertips whenever we need it. When it comes to our health, ready access to medical data can provide much needed time and cost reductions as well as life-saving information.

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7 benefits of owning your own business

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2017 11:32:02 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Business & Accounting, Career Services, Career Spot

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Home businessSay you love working with numbers and with people, but don’t like the rigid work schedule you currently have at the accounting firm where you’re employed. You might have decided that online learning is right for you and are unsure if you are suited to the traditional 9-to-5 job. Perhaps you've thought of better, more efficient ways to get things done, or increase profits, or gain or retain better clients, but management has not been receptive to any new ideas.

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8 (conflicting) tips on how to balance parenting and online study

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2017 11:06:27 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Business & Accounting, Career Services, Career Spot, CCI News

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Parents receive a ridiculous amount of unasked for, and often conflicting, advice.

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Big Business or Small Business, Which Is Right For You?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 1:40:33 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Business & Accounting, Career Services, Career Spot, CCI News

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Job searchThere are so many things to consider when searching for a new job such as, what your career goals are, how far you should travel, what salary to expect, what skill set you will need and so many others . . .and here is still one more to consider: Should you work at a large company or a small company? Both have pluses, both have minuses. Keep in mind that where the comparisons of the two are typical, they are not always the same. Not all large companies are exactly like other large companies and all small companies are not the same either. Below are some general thoughts to consider that might be helpful when making a determination as to which might be a better fit for you. First, consider how you see yourself in your work life and what you want to accomplish in your career, then consider whether the advantages of a large company or small company would be most beneficial to you.

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7 ways to manage shyness

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2017 9:07:47 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Job Search, Career Services, Career Spot

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Shy womanTrue story - Once upon a time there was a very shy 14-year-old candy-striper who volunteered in a hospital gift shop. She was so shy that when anyone she didn't know spoke to her, her face would get flushed with red and her hands would tremble. Working in the gift shop was easy for her because selling gum and newspapers was a pretty easy task as there was little conversation for those short transactions. One afternoon, a man who had obviously been celebrating, bolted through the door of the gift shop and in a loud voice happily announced that his wife had just delivered their first child. His “celebration” had obviously removed any inhibitions he had, if he had had any at all. He chose a gift for his wife and brought it to the volunteer to be wrapped. She took the gift and nervously began to wrap it. The new dad was talking away and noticed the shy volunteer’s hands trembling as his voice got louder and louder, “Look she’s turning red. Don’t be nervous, it’s OK. Look, she’s shaking!” It seemed to take forever for the young woman to get that gift wrapped, the transaction completed and for the new dad to get back out the door. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, it was over and new dad was gone. The volunteer was left red-faced, trembling and in a sweat from the arduous encounter.

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How to sell yourself (without selling out)

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 9:59:48 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Career Services, Career Spot

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NetworkingWhen you are starting out in your career, it is embarrassing to ask the people around you for work. It feels awkward. So how do you sell yourself and your career goals, without selling out?

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GOAL SETTING

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2017 2:23:32 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Career Training Blog, Career Services

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Goals motivate us to action

We create goals all the time. We think about something we want and creating a goal is how we can get there. Some goals are short term, like setting a goal to get all of our Saturday errands done before 3pm. Then there are long-term goals, like starting a business, or earning a college degree, or paying off a debt within a set time frame. Whatever your goal, it starts with a thought, a thought that makes us feel good. We can picture what our life will be once the goal is accomplished and that good feeling motivates us to achieve that goal.

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