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Want a Job in Tech? Now’s the Time to Start Looking

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As consumer habits around the world change under the coronavirus lockdown, demand for tech companies that satisfy our needs for virtual work, entertainment, and socializing has skyrocketed. Whether you have experience as a software engineer, data scientist, marketer, UX designer, …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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How to Face Your Fear of Failure—and Come out on Top

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Despite knowing that calculated risk can produce the greatest rewards, many people are terrified of failure. The possibility of not being successful in our every endeavor clouds our judgment—and often holds us back from achieving our most desired goals.

But …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Your Job Security During the Pandemic (and Beyond)

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The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world of work upside down—and with 26 million Americans filing unemployment claims in a matter of five weeks, job security is likely on your mind.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty in a world that’s …

By Mary Kearl - The Muse
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How to Talk to Your Boss If You’re Struggling to Get Work Done During Coronavirus

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If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. At least, not according to the Pew Research Center, which found that 73% of Americans are feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge at least one to two …

By Leah Campbell - The Muse
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Be Bold | How to Pitch Yourself for a Job That Doesn’t Exist (Yet!)

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Over the course of your career, you will likely encounter certain people, organizations, or causes you want to work for. But what if there aren’t any available job opportunities?

You may think there’s nothing to be done—but there is. Why …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Tips for Job Hunting During COVID-19

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It’s undoubtedly a dire time for job hunters. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to record unemployment claims in the US and an uncertain job market that analysts say will take years to bounce back.

Despite this, career experts are advising …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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What is the Agile Methodology in Software Development?

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The agile methodology is a process for designing, delivering and testing high-quality software at the lowest cost and in the shortest possible time. The heart of the process centers around iterative development — namely, enabling teams to deliver faster with a …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Creating Big Change Through Micro-Experiences

Creating Big Change Through Micro-Experiences

Riipen, is an organization that connects students with companies to work on real projects, for course credit.  In a recent Riipen blog post by Michelle Wong, she outlines the benefits of real projects, or micro-experiences for students. In the blog …

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Work Your Story | How Pixar’s Rules for Storytelling Can Help You at Work

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In 2012, former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted 22 rules of storytelling she learned from working at the hit-making studio. These rules are meant to help a storyteller think deeply about human behavior—how our experiences affect us, what we …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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LinkedIn has identified the top soft and hard skills needed in 2020

LinkedIn has identified the top soft and hard skills needed in 2020

Based on their date, LinkedIn has identified a list of top soft and hard skills that may be needed the most in 2020.

Search conted.ucalgary.ca using any of these keywords to find courses that are available to help you develop …

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