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The Psychology of Self-Teaching: Why Testing Out Makes You A Dream Hire

Being an academic superstar is great, but the unemployment line is full of straight A students who couldn’t hack it on the job. The skills that served them well in school -- following directions, writing papers, sitting still -- were not enough for the new game being played around them.

After years of paying attention to things that don’t predict extraordinary performance, Google has finally identified what does. Not coincidentally, they are the same entrepreneurial traits students develop by taking a self-taught, exam-based path to graduation.

#1: Self-Reliance

What companies like Google are really looking for is the kind of person who takes ownership of a project and knocks it out of the park. Too often, meetings go nowhere because employees tiptoe around problems, hiding behind deflective statements like “let’s ask the boss” or “someone needs to figure this out.” (“Someone”, of course, meaning “anyone but me.”) These employees would rather be stagnant than risk embarrassment. The best employees think of solutions and move forward even if they might be wrong later on.

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The 5 Best Careers for Recent College Graduates

A college degree is no longer a ticket to success on its own. With tuition costs rising and hiring becoming more competitive, it’s more important than ever for students to get smart career advice.

In the Digital Age, the importance of technical skills to job seekers of all types will only increase. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, a small but diverse set of career paths are likely to account for hundreds of thousands of job openings in total through 2018.

One piece of good news is that, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies are planning an 8.6 percent increase in their hiring of new college graduates in the coming year. With that pleasant fact in mind, here’s a look at some of the most promising career paths for recent college graduates to consider:

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4 Myths About College You May Be Falling For

DSST debunks common myths about attending college as a non-traditional student.

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DSST Provides Faster Path to Higher Pay, Lower Unemployment

U.S. workers earn $16,000 more per year with Bachelor's degrees over High School diplomas; unemployment drops to 4.9 percent with Bachelor's degree, 9.4 percent without. DSST exams help students earn college degrees faster and help workers win jobs sooner and with higher pay.

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Finding Educational Opportunity

Mohawk Valley Community College announced the opening of an Educational Opportunity Center in downtown Utica to combat a percentage of adults with a college degree that is 10% behind the New York State average.

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The Army Career & Alumni Program: Preparing Our Veterans For Employment

The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) at Fort Bliss helps 4,000 veterans return to the workforce each year.

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A Statistical Argument for Going Back to School

In a recent report issued by Georgetown University, analysts provide insight as to just how much you stand to benefit by having a college degree.

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