Author Archives: UCalgary Continuing Ed

Why UX Research Might Be the Perfect Career for You—and How to Get Started

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I never thought I’d become a user experience (UX) researcher when I was in college—in large part because I didn’t even know the role existed! I happily stumbled upon the role while working at an eight-person startup where I had …

By Ximena Vengoechea - The Muse
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What Is a Marketing Specialist and Should You Become One?

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So you’re considering a career in marketing and wondering whether to explore a specialty within the field. Do you dig deep and become an expert in email marketing, for example? Or do you pursue the path of a marketing generalist, …

By Mary Kearl - The Muse
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Want a Job in Tech? Here Are 4 Tips to Get Started

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Pursuing a career in tech is an exciting, ever-evolving journey with a myriad of benefits and opportunities for growth. The tech industry today spans more niches than ever before. From pet-tech to agriculture-tech to data-heavy warehouses, the impact software has …

By Simona Galant - Springboard
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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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In a Work Rut? Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Opportunities

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Do you feel like you’re being passed up for jobs, or that your co-workers keep getting amazing professional development opportunities while you’re stuck in a rut? It might be time to change your approach from “wait for them to notice …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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Feeling Distracted By Current Events? How to Stay Focused and Productive at Work

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Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the national unrest of the past couple of months, many people are feeling overwhelmed and distracted by the news cycle.  And with your news feed vying for your attention at all times, it can feel …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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How Older Job Seekers Can Increase Their Tech Savvy

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As organizations switch to work-from-home models in the wake of COVID-19 and interviews, on-boarding, and professional development all continue to go virtual, technology has become an even more important piece of the job search puzzle.

While job seekers of all …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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Emotional Intelligence at Work | 5 Reasons Why it Matters

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Our lives are pretty of full these days. We move quickly, juggling competing demands from work and home, all the while wondering if we are managing well enough to do a good job.

But with all of our lists and …

By Jeannette Eaton - Idealist Careers
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How Long Should Your Resume Actually Be? Here’s an Easy Guide to Follow

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“How long should my resume be?”

Between my experience as a career coach and running a college career services department, this is a question I’ve heard a lot. And as a recruiter, I’ve seen resumes that run the gamut in …

By Angela Smith - The Muse
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