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    The 5 Essential Developer Career Skills You’ll Need

    Technological progress creates a high demand for developer career skills. Here are the five proficiencies you must have to enter the fray.

    Developer career skills — such as the ability to write software from scratch — are becoming a popular career choice. This is especially true among two groups; students just about to begin their careers and seasoned professionals seeking an upward career trajectory. The main reason for this increased popularity, of course, is the rising trend …

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    Disability Challenges: Minimizing Their Impact on Hiring and Advancement

    Disability challenges can unconsciously cloud the judgment of recruiters and human resources personnel, but it doesn't need to be that way.

    Disability challenges come in all shapes and sizes. A person with disabilities (PWD) typically has a much harder time thriving in our society because of restrictions others do not face…or even think about. This can be especially true when it comes to career opportunities, hiring practices, and advancement.

    Because of their disabilities, some employers — …

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    Building Resilience at Work: 5 Tips for Moving Ahead

    Building resilience at work is one of those "simple but difficult" conundrums. It's no mystery as to what works...but commitment can be tough.

    Building resilience in challenging times can be difficult, to say the least. The tumult of the past 18 months has taught us that we need to be flexible when it comes to unexpected events. The world of work has changed drastically and it’s critical that we all adjust to new realities.

    Interestingly, many of the …

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    Video Editing Success: 5 Must-Have Skills

    High-quality video editing has become increasingly important to our tech-saturated society. To compete, professionals need these five skills.

    In a culture that now routinely watches shorter videos using the screen of a smartphone, the need for high-quality video editing skills has exploded.

    It’s actually something of an understatement to say that “visual content is everything” nowadays. Approximately 90 percent of the information we receive and analyze is coming from our eyes. The effective …

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    Background Checks? These 7 Guidelines Can Help You Overcome Anxiety

    Failing background checks is a big concern for many job-seekers but that doesn't have to be the end of the road. Here are seven suggestions.

    Right now, failing background checks is a major concern for many. Last year’s pandemic has so many people out looking for work, many with lingering financial issues.

    Let’s face it…2020 was a year of tumult, boredom, and hysteria. It was a time of great uncertainty. Millions went through layoffs or applied for unemployment benefits. Others …

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    Career Growth in Nursing: Why Developing Your Soft Skills Will Be Crucial

    Career growth in nursing will come by developing both hard and soft skills. Here's why this will be increasingly true in the years ahead.

    For any individual pursuing career growth in the nursing profession, there are several skill sets to learn and develop. These are typically divided into two categories; hard skills and soft skills. 

    Hard skills are teachable and measurable abilities. Soft skills, otherwise known as personality skills, refer to the social skills needed to complement hard skills …

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    Best Practices When Writing a Personal Statement

    An MBA personal statement is an essay you write about yourself as part of the application process. It's also a good way to introduce yourself.

    It’s time to start the process of applying to grad school and you’ve been asked to submit an MBA personal statement. You recall that you had to do the same thing years ago when you applied to your undergraduate institution. So you’ve noticed, right off the bat, that most educational institutions require a personal statement …

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    6 Strategies to Improve Your Professional Image

    Not many people appreciate how direct mail postcards, appearance, and social media habits combine to build a professional image. But they do.

    How do personal habits, connections, communication skills, social media commentary, and follow-up with a personalized direct mail postcard combine to help fuel career success? All of these factors — and more — will prove critical when you begin building your own brand. Creating a personal brand means helping the world see you the way you …

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    Resume Mistakes College Grads Should Avoid Making

    Common Resume Mistakes College Grads Make

    Creating a resume that sets you up for success in the job market is more complicated than it seems. Inexperienced job seekers who have no practice writing a resume could easily make many mistakes that will lead to fewer opportunities. Hiring managers won’t explain why a slip-up made you unsuccessful in receiving an interview, so …

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    Mastering the Art of Networking: A Professional’s Guide

    Mastering networking will require stretching yourself, perhaps even attending or exhibiting at a trade show.

    Mastering the art of networking will do more than bring your brand an immediate bump in business. As you network, you’ll develop connections and find mentors who’ve gone before you. The best way to master the art of networking is by embracing the spirit of the endeavor. The goal isn’t just to line your own …

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