How Hiring Fits Into Your Business Growth Strategy

As a company moves through natural stages of development, business growth strategies need to consider who they hire and why. Learn how to adjust your hiring strategies based on the stage of your business growth.

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How to Become an Entry Level Actuary

When Liberty Mutual Group, one of the largest employers of actuaries in the United States, first visited the University of Vermont to recruit students, only four or five showed up. It was 2006 and at the time, many undergraduates hadn’t heard of actuaries – highly trained professionals who use statistical formulas to calculate risk for […]

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After Studying Science, Business and Health, Alumna Megan Resnick Lands Her Ideal Job

This fall will be the first time in eight years that Megan Resnick hasn’t been a student at UVM. With three college degrees under her belt from UVM—a B.S. in molecular genetics, an MBA, and a master of public health—the Burlington resident is now a quality improvement project liaison at Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

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Looking for that first job? Here are 7 Basic Tips for Your First Interview

By Erik Harbison Over the course of my career, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and mentoring many eager college graduates, specifically in the field of marketing. Much of what I enjoyed learning from these folks was during the interview process. And, the ability to leverage learnings from my own interviewing experiences. Recently, a former […]

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Closing the Gender Gap for Women in Technology

By Emily Bates As a woman entering a career in information technology, I often hear the same response when telling people of my professional interests: “Wow, it’s so great to see a woman with an interest in IT!” This reaction is not at all surprising; according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, […]

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Global Skills: Preparing Grads for Today’s Job Market

By Gregory Dunkling There is much media coverage highlighting the demands of today’s global economy, and the 21st century skills that college graduates need to succeed in today’s job market. Top economists and corporations around the world agree that one of the most threatening factors on world economies is a shortage of globally-competent workers. More […]

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5 Work Related Skills That Will Help You Transition into a New Career

By Emily Pendergraft Fall is officially here. The leaves have changed and a feeling of transformation is in the air. For many it’s the start of a new school year, presenting a fresh opportunity to learn, grow, and develop. While change is all around us, there is no time like the present to begin positioning […]

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Is the Local Food Movement Creating More Jobs?

The United States Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it will spend $52 million to support local and regional food systems and encourage research on organic farming. As consumers seek to know more about where, how and by whom their food is grown, the local food movement has been one of the fastest growing segments […]

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6 Great Second Career Options that Pay Off

By Kate Collier If you’ve hit your 30s or 40s and you’re thinking about a career change, you’re not alone. It’s pretty common for people to switch careers, especially in their 30s. “Mid-career changes have an advantage,” says Mary Beth Barritt, assistant director of the University of Vermont Career Center.  “More seasoned job changers generally know […]

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8 Steps for Scoring a Good Starting Salary

By Drew Hendricks There are only two opportunities to negotiate a good salary when you’re scoring your first job: During the hiring process and after you’ve accepted an offer. Obviously, the preferable time (and the time where you have any leverage) is during the hiring process. However, new grads often feel overwhelmed and figure they […]

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