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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.

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.

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.

This Professor Uses Virtual Labs to Teach Real-World IT Skills That Employers Want

Steph YoungGonzaga credits online learning with enriching her education and helping establish herself as an IT thought leader. Now she wants to pay it forward.
Instructors can focus on teaching–and not on technical issues.After earning both a Masters and a Doctorate online, and following a successful twenty-year career as a corporate IT executive, YoungGonzaga recently returned to her roots. She pivoted her career in order to focus on supporting students who, just as she did, are pursuing their education online.

How a Master's Program From the '80s Quietly Keeps Up With Coding Bootcamps

For Ellen Spertus, teaching computer science has evolved greatly since she began working nearly 20 years ago as a professor at Mills College, a woman’s college in Oakland, Calif. Major tech booms have shaped the ebb and flow of students to the field, new coding languages have sprung up and free online resources have emerged to train workers in programming.

?Why New Jersey is Banking on a Credential Registry to Boost its Middle Class

State officials in New Jersey recently announced an ambitious goal to arm 65 percent of the state’s workforce with at least one postsecondary credential by 2025. That’s about 15 percent more than the state’s current higher-education attainment. And to get there, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is partnering with a new nonprofit that’s taking on its own arduous task: Create an index of every available higher-ed credential.

?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

The rise of the knowledge economy is driving a tectonic shift in the nature of work—and in the education ecosystem that prepares learners for their careers. Old and new players are rethinking how, what and where people learn, and, in particular, how to master the digital skills that are increasingly vital to jobs in a widening swathe of industries.

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

Just outside the walls of the ivory tower, a transformation is underway in the world of corporate learning, and those of us at colleges and universities should pay attention.Corporate learning and development, often referred to as L&D, is radically different than just a few years ago. Meanwhile, the education dialogue has shifted to a focus on employment-related themes such as competencies and skills.

?Filling the Other Skills Gap

John Katzman, long-time education entrepreneur and founder of several successful education businesses, once waggishly told an investor conference audience that venture capitalists were very pleased to invest in education—for the rich. And in the market of companies tackling the infamous employment gap between willing workers and open jobs, this maxim appears correct.

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