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By creating a skills-based resume, you’re able to “highlight experiences and skills from all facets of your life and provide a more comprehensive view of your abilities.” Read this article to figure out if a skills-based or traditional resume is right for you. https://www.themuse.com/advice/is-a-skillsbased-resume-right-for-you
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Long-lasting success doesn’t come by working only with what you already know. Being able to continue learning by solving problems is how people stay successful. #MeritizeMonday #MotivationMonday #Meritize #Programming #Coding #WebDevelopment
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Following the publication of an LA Times article calling for action after power outages, skills educator Joe Petito responds to the editor that the real problem is our country’s lack of people going into skills-based professions. “Don’t want the power to go out? Bring back vocational education in our schools.” https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/07/06/meet-the-chainsaw-wielding-flying-linemen-who-help-keep-your-power-on.html
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Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin, urges Americans to close the skills gap. To secure our nation’s future we must act now “across every sector to ensure that every worker has an opportunity to grow, achieve, improve, train, and excel over the entirety of their careers – regardless of where they start, where they work, or how high they aspire to go.”
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/07/19/must-close-skills-gap-to-secure-our-future.html
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Trying to decide if college or a skills-based program is right for you? Education is not “one size fits all.” Check out this great article with a helpful infographic to assist you in your decision making.
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If there is something you need, dive deep into your talents and make it happen! #MeritizeMonday #MotivationMonday #Meritize #CommercialDiver #CommercialDiving
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Entrepreneur and vice president of his family’s company, Bob Confer recognizes that “teens and young adults who develop vocational skills see immediate rewards, long-term gain and stability because they are marketable, in demand, and in relatively low supply.” Mechanists, nurses, truck drivers and many other types of trade professions have both immediate and long-term needs for these skills-based professionals. Read more in his article about why these professions should no longer be overlooked.
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Have you ever wondered about the effectiveness of your current job search approach? One of our mantras at Meritize is this: You must plan to fail fast so that you can learn fast as you execute your job search. Here are 5 small changes that will give you big results:
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What does a “good job” look like? Mike Rowe reminds us that while training people for jobs that actually exist is a concept that most people should easily want to support, it can actually be a tough sell. He prompts us to ask, “Why are these jobs presented so often in ways that are ultimately discouraging?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIGtQKWsuaQ
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“We need to stop promoting higher education at the expense of every other form of learning.” Watch to hear more from Mike Rowe on our skills gap.
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