In-Demand Jobs for the Future

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jan 22, 2021 12:22 PM

Employers, employees, and job seekers can all benefit from knowing what jobs will be in-demand in the future. Current workers and job seekers can use this information when considering a career change, continuing education opportunities, or a new position. This knowledge also helps employers looking to start a business, expand a company, or search for investors.

Check out our latest infographic to learn more about jobs that are expected to be in-demand in the future.

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Components of an Action Plan

Posted by Jen Conroy on Nov 20, 2020 11:32 AM

Today's professionals are under an increasing amount of pressure to be able to "do it all," which can lead to unhealthy amounts of stress and a decrease in motivation and self-confidence. Help combat these feelings by creating an action plan.

Action Plans describe what you need to accomplish to achieve a given goal, objective, or outcome. Action Plans often list the tasks you need to carry out in chronological order.

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How to Stand Out in Your Next Zoom Interview

Posted by Paul Terranova on Sep 17, 2020 2:11 PM

With the rise of videoconferencing, interviewers and job seekers alike are now able to conduct long-distance, face-to-face interviews, as well as increase efficiency, save time in the hiring process, and reduce travel costs. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated and increased the use of videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom and Google Hangouts. However, videoconferencing is not without its obstacles, such as delays, connectivity issues, and moments of awkward silence. Here are some tips on what to expect and how best to stand out during a Zoom interview.

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5 Professional Skills to Develop during a Job Search

Posted by Felix Lecocq on Aug 13, 2020 4:24 PM

Looking for a new job is always stressful, even without a pandemic! Wading through pages of job listings and writing endless cover letters is exhausting work. And the job search is not easy on employers either—each corporate job attracts an average of 250 resumes that they have to evaluate! 

While you’re waiting for responses to your job applications, you might want to try supplementing your existing experience by learning a new professional skill. Not only might a new skill help your resume stand out in job applications, but it will also provide you with evidence of your proactivity that you can reference in your next job interview. Here are five skills for your resume that could help land you your next job!

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Defining Your Own Brand

Posted by Frank Connolly on May 31, 2019 9:32 AM

Anyone trying to navigate today’s job market knows how important it is to stand out from the competition. That’s why defining and developing your own personal brand can be critical to your career success. But personal branding is about more than simple self-promotion, as our latest Skye Learning video explains.

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5 Stages of Interviewing

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 28, 2019 10:35 AM

A job interview provides the hiring organization with an opportunity to learn more about you as a potential employee. It gives you the chance to discuss your experience, skills, and career goals in relation to the job. It also allows you, the job seeker, to ask detailed questions about the organization and the position. Our infographic covers the five stages of the interviewing process to help you prepare for your next job interview.

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Networking: It’s an Essential Skill

Posted by Frank Connolly on Apr 25, 2019 2:35 PM

There’s no escaping the fact – in today’s business world, networking is an absolutely essential skill. But is there a secret to effective networking? Chris Colbert, managing director of the Harvard Innovation Labs and a world-class networker, says successful networking consists of two key ingredients: courage and content. Check out our latest Skye Learning video to find out more.

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Why Everyone—Including Recent Graduates—Should Earn Professional Certifications

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 24, 2019 10:27 AM

A professional certification is a stepping stool for individuals who are entering the workforce, changing careers, or seeking job advancement. Professional certifications can be specific to professions or products and can significantly increase your hireability and earning potential.

Earning a certification typically requires you to pass an exam and often requires you to submit an application, which might require proof of work experience, training hours, etc. But isn’t a college degree enough?

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5 Essential Leadership Skills

Posted by Jen Conroy on Mar 26, 2019 10:08 AM

Leadership can be defined in many ways, including the ability to convince other people to follow you, setting a direction and steering people toward a goal, and encouraging and inspiring others to work together. People lead by influencing the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors of other people.

A leader must have the skills to bring his or her vision to life. Our latest infographic highlights five essential leadership skills.

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Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

Posted by Sandy Slager on Feb 28, 2019 9:00 AM

What are the most valuable skills in today’s workplace? Jackie Fernandes, director of IT compliance and data privacy officer for a major biotechnology company, says that emotional intelligence (EI) should be near the top of the list. Without sufficient EI, she says, workers won’t have the empathy, self-awareness, and communications skills needed to excel on the job. Fernandes makes the case in our latest Skye Learning video.  

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