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Recent Posts by Jon Blackman

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a School for Career Training

As you consider your professional goals for 2020, now is the time to ask yourself important questions about your motivations, aims, and talents to make the most of your career. Everyone wants to get ahead, but making the decision to advance your career and actually taking the positive steps necessary to move up the ladder are two different things.

Certification allows your current or prospective employer to verify your skillset, offering you a wider range of career choices and additional mobility and flexibility. With the right training and certification, you can unlock countless benefits in fields that are both exciting and profitable. Before you make any decisions, ask yourself these questions to best prepare.

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5 Tips for Veterans to Stand Out in the Job Market

If you’re joining the civilian workforce after military service, you may have a number of unique advantages thanks to your experience. The key is translating your experience into a civilian context and leveraging your skills and character to stand out. Here are five tips to help you shine in your job hunt.

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Why are IT Training and Certifications Important for Landing Your Dream IT Job?

As technology’s presence increases in our personal and professional lives, companies are struggling to keep up. According to CNBC, there are over 700,000 open tech jobs in the United States. Many organizations can’t fill these rolls, as there is a lack of qualified workers. According to an Emerson Survey, 2 out of 5 Americans believe that we have a crisis due to STEM worker shortages.

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5 Soft Skills Employers Need and How to Build Them

As we look toward 2020, it’s a perfect time to consider career and personal goals. Despite the increasing prevalence of technology in the workforce, companies still look for employees with strong soft skills, and according to Adecco, 44% of executives think many Americans lack these skills. These skills are not job-specific, they’re a part of you that transfers across your life.

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3 Common Problems People Over 50 Face After a Layoff (And How to Solve Them)

Whether you’ve recently lost your job or you’ve been out of the workforce for a while, finding a job after 50 presents a unique range of challenges. You often must compete with younger workers who have an inherent understanding of technology, and you have to overcome a host of stereotypes about older workers. Fortunately, prospects are improving, and with career training and certification you can easily prove your sharp skills with technology and outshine any whippersnapper.

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