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By Jama Thurman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH11424, Career Services Manager and Counselor According to the Jobvite Annual Recruiter Survey 2016, 87 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn during the recruiting process. LinkedIn is “the world’s largest professional network with more than 500 million users in more than 200 countries and […]

Why Every Student Should Use LinkedIn


The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Being “Social”
Do you think that negative comment you made on Facebook about your previous employer isn’t a big deal, or that photo of you and your friends drinking at a college party five years ago will be viewed as “just the typical college student?” Guess again. Warren Buffett once said, “It […]

The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Being “Social”


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By Jama Thurman, career services manager at Hodges University In a 2016 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 70 percent of employers reported they are seeking candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills. The only attributes ranking higher than communication are leadership and the ability […]

Professional Communication Skills and Why They Matter



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As a veteran returning from service, the transition can be difficult. The uncertainty of what lies ahead, as well as what options are available can be daunting. For veterans returning to school, not only do they face the same uncertainties, but they are also stepping into a far different role […]

Hodges’ Veterans Services Center Helps to Ease the Difficulties of ...


Clinical Mental Health Counseling
By the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty at Hodges University You have earned your clinical mental health counseling degree and you are ready to begin working and assisting those who need help, but where do you start? Do you know what options are available to you? As a clinical mental […]

7 Career Fields for a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate


10 Social Media Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job
By Jama Thurman, career services manager at Hodges University Are you frustrated about your boss or job? Be careful about venting on social media. Even if you think your posts are private, they can be forwarded to others. A potential employer can see the post and question your professionalism and […]

10 Social Media Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job



Professional Development
by Jama Thurman, M.A., LMHC, career services manager at Hodges University As students and working professionals, we are always looking for opportunities to grow in our skills and knowledge, and there are certain times when you should stop and evaluate your occupational wellness, which is considered the balance between your […]

Four Ways to Improve Your Professional Development Skills



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Do you want an exciting career in law enforcement? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as enrolling in the police academy and being handed a badge. Luckily, an associate or bachelor’s degree can open the door to a myriad of opportunities in the legal, computer information and public safety fields. While […]

How To Get Started in Law Enforcement