Salary Negotiation Tips

The salary negotiation process is, for a lot of people, the most stressful part of a job search. A lot of us are uncomfortable asking for more money than the initial offer and sometimes we don’t even know how much more to ask for or what else we can ask for. The Idea Coach Pat Miller talked to career coach Kolby Goodman about how candidates can best prepare themselves for this difficult conversation in this episode from The Interview “How to Negotiate Your Salary.”

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How to Become a Web Designer

Web Designers may be considered the architects of the customer experience. The websites they create have the power to make first impressions and are often the main portal to information about a company. While Web Developers do not always control the copywriting on a site, they are responsible for creating the design and layout of a website. The web designer job role is a perfect pairing of creative and technical skills. In this blog, we'll share how to become a web designer as well as what to expect in a web designer job role.

Modern Web Designers may not need to be expert coders, as there are a number of tools to help get the job done now. Experience and training in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver, will set Web Designers up for success.

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What Do Network Administrators Do?

The importance of network availability ensures that this job role will be needed for years to come. The Network Administrator role can be a starting point in IT or a lifelong career because of the massive amount of skills to be learned.

Network Administrators are primarily responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining all network hardware, software, and communication links. They also make sure that employees' workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network.

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Going Back To School As An Adult - Homeless Veteran Beats the Odds

Getting back into the habit of going to school can be challenging for any adult especially when it involves fitting time for class into an already hectic schedule filled with family and work responsibilities. Time and convenience are often a barrier to entry for those considering going back to school. Instructor Melodie Wilson sat down with one of her former students, Tomas, to talk to him about what it was like to attend training while experiencing homelessness and any tips he had for anyone trying to figure out how to go back to school as an adult.

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Time Management Techniques

We live in a time that everything is rushed, from the time we wake up, and head to work, to preparing a meal with our families. With the fast pace of life, it seems there is not enough time in the day to plan anything extra for a vacation or self-care. Many of us have instead mastered the art of multitasking.  This seems like a fantastic skill if you can truly concentrate on both tasks simultaneously. Usually, it means spreading our focus too thin into two tasks, neither of which receiving our full attention. We can be more productive AND create more time for ourselves and our personal lives by implementing effective time management techniques.

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