Re-Defining the Skills for Success: What Hiring Managers Expect by Dr. T. Tylor Behrens

Re-Defining the Skills for Success: What Hiring Managers Expect by Dr. T. Tylor Behrens

According to Dr. T. Tylor Behrens, Associate Vice President of STRIVE Career Center at St. Mary’s University:   

If a student were to ask 100 career counselors this question: “What skills are necessary for success in the workplace?”—except for a few …

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The Best Way to Answer “Tell Me About a Time You Demonstrated Leadership Skills” in an Interview

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Interviewing is an integral part of the job search and graduate/professional school application process. However, that doesn’t mean it is easy to do. In fact, according to Muse career coach Steven David, owner of Renaissance Solutions Inc, “Even if a …

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Looking for Your Next Job? These 29 Companies Are All Hiring Right Now according to The Muse

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“If you’re on the job market these days, work opportunities may seem to be few and far between. But don’t lose hope—there are lots of companies that are still actively hiring, starting with these 29 incredible employers. The list includes …

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Emerging careers according to Pearson

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“My hunch is that as time goes on, the educational requirements of microbrewers in the US will increase, if for no other reason than that the demand will increase. One microbrewery owner I spoke with recently declared he will never …

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The Muse’s How to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)

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You may or may not know this, but when you’re job searching, you should tap into your network for advice and assistance. But since the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be asking if it is still okay to reach out. The …

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Unconscious Racial Bias in Recommendation Letters and How You Can Avoid It by The Muse

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1. Check Your Bias, No Matter Who You Are and What Your Intentions

Keep in mind that unconscious racial bias is widespread in society. People of all races and ethnicities—including POC—are susceptible, and you may not be aware of your implicit biases …

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Featured Wired Article: These Black Founders Succeeded In Spite of Silicon Valley

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“The numbers tell us that Silicon Valley prefers helping largely white, male, urban-centered companies achieve billion-dollar valuations, lucrative exits, and mass political influence. That’s a problem for founders and technologists who are Black. Fewer than 1 percent of venture-backed companies …

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Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy

Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy

Around the world, 2020 has emerged as one of the most challenging years in many of our lifetimes. In six months, the world has endured multiple challenges, including a pandemic that has spurred a global economic crisis. As societies reopen, …

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LinkedIn Workforce Report | United States | June 2020

LinkedIn Workforce Report | United States | June 2020

Some highlights include:

The LinkedIn hiring rate is a measure of hires divided by LinkedIn membership. Nationally, across all industries, hiring in the U.S. was 37.9% lower than in May 2019. National hiring was 1.4% lower in May from April …

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Donald Trump Issues Executive Orders Limiting Temporary Work Visas

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According to USA Today, the freeze applies to H-1B visas designed for high-skilled workers, particularly in the tech industry, and H-2B visas used by seasonal workers, such as in the construction and hospitality industries. Others that are impacted are H-4 visas given to spouses …

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