Mentoring and Your Career

Mentors can be an invaluable tool for career success. You can gain professional rewards from having a mentor — and also by serving as one. Mentors share “real world” lessons There are certain lessons you can learn only on the job. Likewise, there are some real-world situations that often aren’t covered in textbooks. A mentor…

Networking 101: Mastering the Basics

Networking. It’s a term you have likely heard many times throughout your educational and professional journey. If you’re like many people, you may automatically cringe when you hear that word, especially if you envision business get-togethers where everyone competes to see who can hand out the most business cards in record-breaking time. The good news…

Translating Military Experience into the Civilian Workforce

Military service offers the opportunity to develop many skills that are valuable in the civilian workplace. However, figuring out the best way to explain and present those credentials when transitioning from the military to a civilian job market can sometimes be tricky. Evaluate your experience Most likely, you have achieved many accomplishments and mastered a…

Going Global: Valuable Resource for Job Seekers Worldwide

Going Global is a valuable career resource that can be useful to Penn State World Campus students and alumni, no matter where you are based. The service provides a range of career and employment resources for finding employment and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country. If you are currently based outside the…

Highlight Your Transferable Job Skills for a Great New Career

Whether you move into a different field of work or transition among an assortment of job titles, it is critical that you can speak the language of transferable skills. The days when people stayed in one job — or even stayed with the same company — for their entire career are long gone. Instead, today’s workers…

What Interviewers Want to Know

During an interview, potential employers want to gather information to gauge whether you, the position, and the organization are a good fit. Here are some generic questions—and examples of specific questions—an employer may ask in an interview. Use these as a guide for your preparation. Taking a few moments to answer these questions out loud…

Get an Insider’s Perspective: Success Tips on How to Conduct an Informational Interview

If you want to know what an occupation is like, ask someone who has direct experience in that field. This is not a job interview. Rather, it allows you to learn if a certain occupation would be a good fit for you. Once you have found someone to interview, use these tips to gather your…