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Tami Riggs

Tami Riggs has an extensive and varied professional background that spans criminal justice, paralegal education, and international school marketing and communication. Her career has been guided by a focus on developing strategic partnerships that facilitate school growth and student opportunity. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University.
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Recent Posts

What Salary Do You Expect? 3 Responses for Meaningful Wage Dialogue

Posted by Tami Riggs

Jun 2, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Salary RequirementsThe magic number between what a candidate is seeking and what a potential employer is willing to pay is often impacted by factors that are not related to direct experience, relevant education, or matching skills. Compensation is typically more dependent upon labor market conditions, geographic location, company size, and organizational budget than a job seeker’s background and qualifications. Salary structures will also vary between companies offering benefits and perks versus those offering none.

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Topics: career, featured

Job Hunting During Coronavirus – 5 Ways to Get Hired

Posted by Tami Riggs

May 5, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Remote-Paralegal-Job-InterviewThe COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every business across the U.S. and globally, dramatically changing the recruiting and hiring landscape. The long-term impacts on the workforce are unknown, but it is still possible to conduct a successful job search. Here are five ways you can thrive during this crisis and get hired.

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Topics: graduates and alumni, career, featured

Stay Home, Get a Degree!

Posted by Tami Riggs

Apr 23, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Degree Graduate with MaskOne consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the loss of jobs. This has not been a welcome change. You may be seeking a way to manage your experience during this crisis. You may find yourself at home with not a lot to do.

Consider continuing your education. CALS has been very fortunate to help graduates enter the legal field in entry level positions with only a paralegal certificate, but that is likely to change. If you want to be competitive and engage in transactional work as a paralegal you will be required, at a minimum, to have an associate degree.

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Topics: paralegal degree, career, paralegal skills, education and training

Keeping Professional Development Continuous During Coronavirus

Posted by Tami Riggs

Mar 19, 2020 1:30:00 PM

CALS remains committed to offering tips, advice, and learning recommendations so that our graduates and job seekers are better prepared to fulfill professional, academic, and personal goals and achieve career success. As a range of containment measures are implemented to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, consider how you can make the best use of your time. The following activities can help you gain valuable work skills to stand out in today's competitive job market.

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Topics: career, paralegal skills, featured

Is the Job Right for You?  5 Must-Ask Questions!

Posted by Tami Riggs

Jan 7, 2020 11:00:00 AM

In any job search you will be screened, judged and measured against other applicants. Employers  want the ideal candidate, the perfect addition, and the right fit. They are sizing you up - looking for standout traits, specific qualities, education, and experience which demonstrate you are capable of performing the duties assigned to a particular role. Seek out any career counseling  professional, recruiter for coaching, or conduct an internet search, and you will have unlimited access to countless training resources. They will break down the anatomy of an interview and offer suggestions for what to wear, what to bring, and how to “wow” a potential employer. Everything you need to increase your chances for success and not tank in the process is at your fingertips.

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Topics: career, featured

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