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What’s the 60-30-10 Rule of Face-to-Face Contact?

As explained in The Career Counselor Handbook (Figler & Bolles, 2007), not much happens in career development until you meet face-to-face with others. Whether you are in the middle of a job search or exploring your career direction, there’s a way to allocate your time to increase your effectiveness. Figler suggests that you should allocate…

Need Worldwide Career Help? Check Out Going Global

Penn State World Campus students have access to Going Global, a leading provider of career and employment resources for evaluating, selecting and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country. Boasting more than one million individual users, Going Global is used around the world by university career centers, educational and institutional organizations, libraries, corporate…

Recorded Career Webinars

I want to thank those of you who’ve attended the career webinars so far! I appreciate it and hope you find the information helpful. I’ve been asked about recordings for students unable to make the live sessions. Yes, the webinars are recorded for later viewing, formatted as a table or text list, and will be…

A Tribute to Steve Jobs

Like many I am saddened by the world’s loss of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, creator of my iPhone, and man of wisdom. As I read the many tributes to him, I found myself returning to his inspirational quotes, especially one. It reads: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.…

What’s New on Our Website – Career Webinars

Why Not Learn over Lunch? I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new career-related service. Starting August 2011, World Campus Career Counseling Services will offer a series of webinars via web conferencing (Blackboard Connect/ Elluminate Live). If you have access to the internet, you can attend these free learning events –- no travel is…

Watch This Webinar for Resume-Writing Tips!

Whether you are writing your first professional resume, finalizing a resume for a position, changing or re-entering the workforce, or making a career change (“re-careering”) where an old resume is less appropriate, you might benefit from watching this free webinar on resume writing. World Campus career counselor Lynn Atanasoff presented this to the World Campus…