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How to Level-Up your Email Address from Cringeworthy to Credible

Posted by Tami Riggs

Mar 29, 2022 12:00:00 PM

CartoonStock_533351_CS123089 800pxA strong correlation exists between the perceived quality of an applicant and the email address used. Think of your email address as an online business card. It is a vital piece of personal information and a primary means of contact. An email address is often seen as a reflection of professional identity, so it is worthwhile to consider how it will be regarded by others. Using a non-traditional address as your first touchpoint for employer interaction could directly impact your credibility.

When two people are equal in terms of background, experience, skills, and education, other fine points will be scrutinized – and that snazzy email name could be the deal-breaker! Bottom line: a person using 2hot4words@email.com may not be taken seriously or get the job. In my role as Director of Career Services, I have seen some cringeworthy name creations. I am baffled every time. A keen job seeker is best represented by an email address that is not overly “creative.”

While an email name is only a small part of the totality of your credentials and candidacy, it has great potential to impact your chances of getting hired if it is poorly conceived. There is a continuum from unprofessional to just not well done. Many job seekers overlook this important detail. They may lose first impression power simply by failing to integrate a respectful level of professionalism in their email name.

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Topics: career, technology, featured

Creating Resumes for Humans and BOTS

Posted by Tami Riggs

Jan 6, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Automation-Worker-ConceptWhen you apply for a job online your resume will often be scanned by an internet robot, also known as an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) before it ever lands in the hands of a hiring manager. An ATS is an electronic filtering software that scans resume content for specific keywords to determine if the document should be passed forward for human review. ATS search for relevant information that matches a job posting, including education, training, former job titles, and other keywords that point to the required experience. At least 98.2% of Fortune 500 companies use BOT technology.1

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Topics: career, technology, featured

Electronic Legal Research Resources: 2019 Update

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Jul 17, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Conducting legal research on laptopEach year Center for Advanced Legal Studies evaluates and renews its contracts regarding Westlaw, Canvas, Blackboard Collaborate, LIRN, and products from other providers of library and learning resources to ensure our students have access to industry leading platforms and services.

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Topics: technology, education and training, law

It's here! Collaborate Ultra: Even better live online paralegal classes

Posted by Eric H. Happe

Jan 21, 2017 2:16:23 PM


Students and faculty at Center for Advanced Legal Studies have enjoyed using Blackboard Collaborate: Original Experience for live online paralegal classes for years. Now, we introduce the Ultra experience.
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Topics: online classes, technology, education and training

ABA Approved Online Paralegal Program?

Posted by Doyle R. Happe, Director

Nov 5, 2015 1:05:31 PM

 

Doyle R. Happe
Co-founder and Director
Center for Advanced Legal Studies

One of the requirements of attending and graduating from an ABA approved paralegal program is that you must complete a minimum of 10 semester hours on campus. Realistically, that means you must live close enough so you can drive back and forth.

But not always… One of our students flew back and forth from Atlanta to attend class on campus, another drove from Texarkana, an easy 5½ hour one way trip, several others traveled from Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin, etc. to attend weekend classes on our campus in Houston to comply with this 10 semester hour requirement. 

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Topics: online classes, career, technology, education and training

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