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5 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Resume

Your resume is your first opportunity to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. It can also be your last if your resume is outdated or too thin. Here are five tips that will help you immediately update and beef up …

By Andrew Fennell - Firsthand
Firsthand
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Trying to Find the Right Career and Job for You? Use This Hierarchy of Needs Approach

Finding a good fit between your personality and your career happens when there’s synchronicity between your tasks, the environment you’re in, and the value you both provide and receive from your responsibilities.

Research backs up the theory that personality-job fit …

By Melody J. Wilding - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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6 Common Data Science Interview Questions

Data science is one of the fastest-growing career paths. And if you’re looking to land a job in data science engineering this year, you’ll need to be able to answer the following six interview questions—which cover a wide range of …

By George Tsagas - Firsthand
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Visual Thinking Strategies

Philip Yenawine
What if teachers taught with questions rather than lectures? What if students were asked to reflect instead of regurgitate? Visual…

PowerPoint Essential Training

Jess Stratton
You don’t have to be a designer to create a great visual presentation. Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint for…

Technology and Data Careers in Government

Jonathan Reichental
Today, some of the most exciting, meaningful, impactful, and in-demand IT careers are in helping to make cities work well.…

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Tarun Khanna
This business and management course, taught by Harvard Business School professor Tarun Khanna, takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and…

Producing Professional Audio and Video Podcasts

Whether you want to record a song, fix audio tracks, or enhance sound effects with multitrack recording, our Adobe Audition…

How to Succeed in a Case Study Interview

Jena Viviano
You’ve nailed the first few rounds of interviews, and now you’ve been invited to participate in a case study interview.…

Architectural Design Process

Branka Knezevic
What is the role of an architect in the creation of a building? And what are the regulation factors governing…

Leading Globally

Anil Gupta & Haiyan Wang
Global expansion can help a company grow faster, enjoy the benefits of global scale, and tap into the unique advantages…

Professional Songwriting

Cliff Goldmacher
Join professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher as he shares his insights on the songwriting process and on what it takes to…

Writing Ad Copy

Michael Duquet
Learn how to write ad copy that effectively conveys your brand and converts clicks into sales, traffic, and signups. Conversion…

Financial Modeling Foundations

Michael McDonald
By distilling key information regarding cash flow levels and risks, financial modeling helps decision-makers make informed choices based on data…

Architectural Practice Foundations

Branka Knezevic
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an architect, or what it’s like to run your own firm?…

Discover & Communicate Personal Values

Henna Inam
Inspirational leaders can create transformation within themselves and their teams, in the form of pursuing services and missions that matter.…

Having a Vision in Entertainment

LinkedIn News
Go behind the scenes with Oprah Winfrey and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner as they discuss Oprah’s career, the power of…

Public Relations Foundations

Deirdre Breakenridge
Public relations (PR) is critical to any business that wants to create media exposure, sway consumer opinion, and maintain a…

Excel for Banking Professionals

Michael McDonald
Across the world of banking and finance, Excel is simply indispensable. This critical tool serves as a blank canvas for…

Critical Roles Consultants Play (and the Skills You Need to Fill Them)

Bob McGannon
New consultants are often surprised by how agile they need to be to fulfill client expectations. The role you play…

Successful Goal Setting

Careercake
Even your loftiest goals are possible if you approach them strategically. In this course, join Aimee Bateman as she shares…

Getting Started in Graphic Design

Cara St. Hilaire
New to graphic design? You’re in the right place. Discover the most crucial skills, tools, and techniques for graphic designers…

The Data Science of Retail, Sales, and Commerce

Barton Poulson
How does technology constantly gather data from the world of commerce around us? What can you derive from the data…

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