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LinkedIn Learning Opens Its Platform (Slightly)

A few years ago, in a move toward professional learning, LinkedIn bought Lynda.com for $1.5 billion, adding the well-known library of video-based courses to its professional social network. Today LinkedIn officials announced that they plan to open up their platform to let in educational videos from other providers as well—but with a catch or two.

What Robots Can Teach Us About Being Human

Over the next few months, Michelle R. Weise will be devoting her column to explaining one small thing about the future of work. Here’s the first of her series for EdSurge.Tell me how you do your job. This simple phrase is one way to determine how quickly your job might become automated in the future.

The Flipped Hiring Revolution

One of the most American moments in American literature comes in “Huckleberry Finn,” when Huck fakes his own death to make a clean break from an abusive father, lighting out on his own for a series of adventures. This scene conjures up the national myth of reinvention—that Americans enjoy a certain right to start afresh, becoming who they want to be regardless of their background or whatever baggage they’ve carried in their past.

Facebook Expands ‘Community Boost’ Initiative with College Partnerships in Chicago

In 2017 Facebook claimed more than 4 million companies advertise on its platform, and more than 500,000 companies advertise on Instagram. Many social media marketers have learned their relatively-new trade on the job, but the tech giant now wants to train the next generation of marketers and entrepreneurs on how businesses can use social platforms—specifically theirs.

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Walmart Chooses Three Colleges Where Its Employees Can Study For $1 a Day

Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S., has announced a new benefit for employees that covers most of the costs of attending one of three nonprofit colleges, as long as they major in business or supply-chain management. Employees pay $1 a day to participate, and the company covers “tuition, books and fees,” according to an explanation of the program on the retail giant’s website.

How Writing a Cover Letter Is as Easy as Doing Mad Libs

You’ve found the perfect role, the perfect company and you’ve honed your resume (using some of the tips from EdSurge, yeah?). The last piece of the puzzle before you make that first contact with the employer you want is the all important–and time-consuming–cover letter.Looking to level up in your career?EdSurge is hosting a series of spring fairs this April! Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites.

Leaving a Job? These 6 Tips Will Help You Make a Smooth Exit

Sometimes a job isn’t the right fit for you or for where you are in your career and you just need to make a change. And yes, there’s a right–and lousy–way to finish up a job. You don’t want to burn bridges–who knows when you’ll need those contacts in the future? So here are a few thoughts about how to make a graceful departure.Looking to level up in your career?EdSurge is hosting a series of spring fairs this April! Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites.

What’s Your Social Brand?

Want to make sure you’re using social media to its fullest for your job search? Don’t worry, EdSurge’s own social media pro is here to answer your questions. Learn about how to use social branding and social networking to jump into a new industry, boost your call-backs and find a career you love.Looking to level up in your career?EdSurge is hosting a series of spring fairs this April! Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites.

Lean In and Stand Out: The Do's and Don'ts of Resume Writing

We live in the era of the Internet and video but most of us will still need one time-honored asset when we start to look for a new job: the resume. Your resume is a snapshot of what you have done professionally. And potential hirers will look at it as a clue for what kind of work you can do for them. So let's dig in. Here are four tips for an eye-catching resume that will have hiring managers putting your name on the top of their "to call" list.

How To Find a Job When You’re Not Looking

Economists call the current economic conditions a “Goldilocks economy,” one that’s neither too hot nor too cold. That’s great news for both job seekers and employees. Companies are still hiring. Equally good—the economy is steady enough that if you’re employed, you might just have enough breathing room to think about what you really want to do.

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