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How to Prepare for Remote Work

Oct 31, 2023 1:08:06 PM

Remote jobs have become increasingly common, with many roles that used to be office-bound now offering more flexibility in terms of where the work gets done.

But working from home requires a shift in mindset as well as a specific set of skills. If you’re hoping to take advantage of remote work opportunities, you need to be prepared.

In this post, we explore the essential skills for thriving in a remote job. We also provide practical tips on setting up your space, managing your time, maintaining work-life balance, and more.

Building a Professional Online Presence: Leveraging Social Media for Career Success

Sep 1, 2023 11:18:53 AM

In today’s world, if you want to shape your career path and create opportunities for yourself, you need to establish a professional online presence and harness the power of social media.

LinkedIn and other platforms have become essential tools for showcasing your skills, establishing a network of contacts, and building your personal brand—even if you’re a student or recent graduate with little professional experience.

Wondering how to get started? Read on for actionable tips that can help you build a compelling online presence for career growth.

The Importance of Internships in Career Development

Jul 27, 2023 12:23:10 PM

It’s a classic problem: you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. Internship programs offer the ideal solution.

Internships are the real-world application of what you learn in college. Lasting anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, they are a unique opportunity to work in a professional environment and refine your job-specific skills (like accounting or computer programming) as well as your transferable skills (like communication or teamwork).

If you’re new to a career field, an internship is an excellent way to boost your industry experience and knowledge and get your foot in the door of a company.

Read on to learn how internships provide valuable practical experience, foster professional development, and open doors to future employment opportunities.

How to Balance Work and Online Learning

Jun 9, 2023 9:29:28 AM

For people with busy work schedules, embracing the challenge of pursuing additional education takes a lot of courage. It can be difficult to figure out how to effectively manage your time—and stress level—to achieve your goals, especially in a self-paced online course.

But take heart: it can be done!

With over 55 years of experience helping students transition back to school and start new careers, Herzing has learned a thing or two about balancing work and school and avoiding student burnout.

If you’re wondering how to fit an online course into your life while still meeting your job responsibilities, check out our productivity tips for students below.

Thinking About a Career Change? What to Consider

Jan 21, 2022 9:05:09 AM

If you feel like it may be time to pursue a new career path, you’re hardly alone.

A report from the spring of 2021 found that one in four Canadians were toying with the idea of changing careers.

At first, pandemic uncertainty caused many people to try to hang on to the jobs they had. But that changed dramatically when vaccination rates increased and the economy began to open up.

Research by RBC revealed that in June 2021, close to 17,000 Canadians left their jobs due to dissatisfaction—almost three times as many as a year earlier.

So should you take the leap?

Before you make any big decisions, ask yourself these important questions.

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