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Turning a degree into a career: Philadelphia employers offer advice for the job search

If you’re like most working adults, there have probably been times when you wished you could get inside the head of an employer and read her mind during an interview. Am I making a good impression? Did I answer that question the way she hoped I would? Does it look bad that I’m changing career paths after 10 years in the same industry? Well, today’s your chance to do just that! Peirce College’s Career Development...Read More »

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Why LinkedIn is important to career success

Did you make it to our recent LinkedIn workshop? If not, we’ve got you covered. The event offered a great look at why LinkedIn is such an important networking tool — especially for adult learners who might be new to the job search after years in a different career — and we’ve captured the highlights in case you missed it. Robb Pardee, one of LinkedIn’s recommended experts, took some time to talk with us one...Read More »

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Career coach Robb Pardee explains how social networking can accelerate your career

Many working adults make the choice to return to school and earn their degrees to take their careers to the next level. And once you’ve returned to school, there’s even more you can do to enhance your professional life. Robb Pardee is a nationally recognized expert on LinkedIn and social networking for business, and founder and president of Strategic Leadership Coaching, a career and leadership development firm in Warminster, Pa. In the podcast below, he...Read More »

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Growth spurts aren’t just for teenagers

The bills show up each month. You show up for work every day. The kids show up after school with homework they need your help with. The weekends show up with more chores than play. You have taken on all the responsibilities and met the expectations of adulthood. But life is not everything you had hoped it would be when you were younger. Something is missing: career growth. That’s why the advertisement you saw today stuck...Read More »

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Resources for Adult Learners: Tips for Perfecting your Professional Image

Peirce College provides a number of resources that help students achieve their post-college goals. One of those goals is securing a career. Perfecting your professional image is an important step as you make these dreams a reality. Here is a guide for presenting your best self by selecting business attire that suits you. Even if you have the degree, the knowledge, and the drive, it is important to look your best in order to impress...Read More »

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Resources for Adult Learners: Cover Letters and Professional Summaries

Peirce College provides a number of resources that help students achieve their post-college goals. One of those goals is securing a career. Perfecting your resume is an important step as you make your dreams a reality. Here are some sample cover letters and professional summaries offered by Peirce’s Career Development Services (CDS) Center—two great ways to present your strengths and experience to a hiring manager. Sample Cover Letters: A cover letter is like a book...Read More »

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Resources for Adult Learners: Resume Writing

Peirce College provides a number of resources that help students achieve their post-college goals. One of those goals is securing a career. Perfecting your resume is an important step as you make your dreams a reality. Here are three sample resumes offered by Peirce’s Career Development Services (CDS) Center that are designed to package your accomplishments and education in a way that shows potential employers that you’d be a valuable asset to their organization. Chronological...Read More »

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Resources for adult learners from Peirce College

On the path to earning a degree and finding a job, there are several ways that Peirce College helps students better manage the demands of their classes and effectively connect with potential employers. These resources come in the form of time and stress management advice, sample resumes and cover letters, and tips for achieving the professional look expected in today’s workplace. Download these resources to tackle the most common problems that working adult learners face...Read More »

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Over 45,000 new healthcare jobs will be created in Philadelphia by 2020

It might be hard to believe that 45,000 new healthcare jobs will be created in our great City over the next decade, having lived through our current recession and read depressing headlines about jobs and economic growth. But that’s exactly what Select Greater Philadelphia, the economic arm of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, reported in its employment forecasts. Moreover, healthcare is the fastest growing industry in America, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics....Read More »

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Don’t get lost in big places

Find yourself in small ones. Like Peirce College. You’ve already found your way here because you’re trying to find the right school to help you accelerate your career. That’s why you’re researching local colleges. It’s no secret there are big opportunities for working adults in Philadelphia who get or complete their college degree. Between 1998 and 2008, employment opportunities in the Philadelphia region expanded into new sectors such as education, health services, and professional services....Read More »

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