The key to acing that career fair? SOAP!

You have your degree. You have the drive. You just need a chance. Sound familiar? Then it could be time to check out a career fair. As large and hectic as career fairs can be, it’s undeniable that they serve a purpose in connecting companies and candidates who may not have found each other otherwise. The key is treating your career fair encounters like mini interviews. To do that, we recommend memorizing one word: SOAP. Be Selective, Open-minded, Attentive, and Professional.

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Best Careers for Veterans: The Sensational Seven

Planning a civilian career after your tour of duty is over takes courage, focus, and motivation. Luckily you have all three, but there are questions. How will you fit into a workplace where it seems less is at stake and the projects seem less vital? Will potential employers be convinced that the leadership and technical skills you’ve acquired in a military setting can be adapted to the civilian world?

Most importantly, which careers are most suited to the traits you bring to the workplace: namely, mental toughness, discipline, and a powerful drive to learn? This article introduces you to careers that are particularly well suited to your experience as veteran, so please explore.

If you’re curious about how much college credit that experience is worth, start with a DSST practice test.

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The 3 Ways Veterans Can Make Their Résumé Civilian-Ready

Serving in the military can be one of the best résumé builders for a career in the private sector. But once you hang up your fatigues and start drafting your résumé, it’s crucial to know your audience. Civilians, especially those who have never served, will be looking for qualifications, skillsets, and keywords that might surprise you. Below are three big tips to keep you on track.

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Behind the Credits: Humanities

As rewarding as earning a degree is, deciding on which one to pursue can be extremely challenging. To help with that, we’re putting together a spotlight series designed to offer a quick glimpse at specific areas of study. We’re calling it “Behind the Credits,” and this edition focuses on the humanities.

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Behind the Credits: Business

As rewarding as earning a degree is, deciding on which one to pursue can be extremely challenging. To help with that, we’re putting together a spotlight series designed to offer a quick glimpse at specific areas of study. We’re calling it “Behind the Credits,” and our first edition focuses on the world of business.

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Visit DSST at CCME 2013

Are you one of the 1,000 attendees expected at this year’s Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) 2013 Annual Symposium?  Come visit representatives from the DSST program at booth number 203 any time from February 25 to 28, 2013.

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DSST at the CAEL 2012 Conference

Prometric and the DSST program are proud to announce our participation in the CAEL 2012 International Conference. DSST will participate as a conference exhibitor and will give away a prize to one lucky booth visitor.

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Prometric PCI Compliance

Prometric is fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  All candidate data and payment information is contained in secure database systems and protected by a digital certificate provider. Encryption technology such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is used to prevent unauthorized access to data.

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