April Patten

Content Consultant

April Patten

April Patten is the Content Consultant for the Career Management and Employer Engagement team at the W. P. Carey School of Business. After eight years as a coach and manager within the team, April leverages her content expertise to extend our Business is Personal mission to reach over 15,000 business students on an annual basis via online, on-demand content and comprehensive project management. As Content Consultant, April’s role is pivotal to ensure students across all W. P. Carey programs have access to curated content that meets their specific needs and interests. In addition to her 17 years in career management, April is a Certified Career Management Coach, University Career Coach, MBA Career Coach, Professional Resume Writer, Certified Civil Treatment Facilitator, and is Dare to Lead Trained. She holds a B.B.A. in Management and International Studies from CMU, an M.Ed. in Human Relations from NAU, and a Certificate of Global Advocacy from ASU.

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How To Handle Uncomfortable Interview Questions About Your Service

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We spoke with Tara Carlidge, Recruiting Manager at Citi and former Personnel Officer in the U.S. Army, to ask her about how veterans should react if a hiring manager asks them a question about their time in the military that …

By Guest Contributor - WayUp
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5 Digital Strategies for Recruiters to Compete for Talent During COVID-19

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Traditional recruiting is becoming a thing of the past. In fact, approximately 79% of HR professionals have now replaced traditional recruiting methods with online recruiting tools. With COVID-19, these tools and strategies are required for recruiters to identify, attract, and …

By Matt Shealy - Vault
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Why Empathetic Listening Is Crucial for Your Career—and How to Do It Well

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When it comes to improving communication in the workplace, you may have learned how to give better presentations, more clearly articulate your ideas, and even influence others through better pitches, decks, and speeches. But you might not have focused as …

By Ximena Vengoechea - The Muse
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How To Determine What Type Of Positions To Apply To

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We spoke with Tara Carlidge, Recruiting Manager at Citi and former Personnel Officer in the U.S. Army, to ask her how veterans should figure out what industry or job they should be applying for when entering the corporate workforce for …

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9 Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Coronavirus

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As if the job search climate hadn’t been tough enough for international students since President Trump enacted the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order in April 2017, now international students are forced to watch the hiring pace of U.S. …

By Marcelo Barros - Vault
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How Will a Biden Presidency Affect International Students’ Job Search?

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It’s been more than a week since Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States. Following Biden’s successful presidential bid, we spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros to get a sense of how a Biden …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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Want to Fix Tech’s Gender Gap? Start by Listening to These Women

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In 2018, Amazon scrapped its in-house applicant tracking system because of one major flaw: it didn’t like resumes containing the word “women,” so if an applicant listed “mentoring women entrepreneurs” as one of their achievements, they were out of luck. …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Sisterhood at Work | Women Supporting Women

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Today is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. There’s still lots of work to be done to ensure that women (and especially women of color) achieve equality in the workplace—but …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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5 Video Interview Tips That Will Set You Apart from the Pack

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In a recent blog, I outlined my five-step method for professional networking. I offered a perspective on how the strategy for conducting informational interviews is just as applicable today as it was 10 years ago when I entered business school. …

By Vibhu Sinha - Vault
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Gender Bias in Interview Questions [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Gender bias in interview is nothing new, or particularly shocking–while it’s technically illegal to treat job interviewees differently based on gender, it’s hard for individual job seekers to make any comparisons, since they only ever see their own interview. And …

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