On the Value of Breaks

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Aug 9, 2021 4:29 PM

My mother once told me something her undergraduate thesis adviser had said to her: “You do a lot of writing when you’re not writing.”

For the past year and change, millions of Americans have struggled to adjust to the unique demands of remote work. As has become abundantly clear, a home environment, for all its comforts, presents a host of obstacles to productivity. 

Fortunately, we have not lacked for advice about how to deal with these obstacles. Search for “remote work focus tips” and you’ll find dozens of articles full of valuable insights about the importance of scheduling, routine, physical wellness, and organization.

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

Posted by Eileen Moynihan on Aug 9, 2021 3:42 PM

There is nothing more exciting than receiving a job offer for an opportunity you really want. It can be tempting to say an enthusiastic “YES!” and sign the paperwork without asking questions. But, before you do, it’s important to read the fine print and make sure you’re receiving proper compensation and benefits.

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How Your LinkedIn Profile Can Help You Land a Job

Posted by Eileen Moynihan on May 14, 2021 11:19 AM

In the business world, having a LinkedIn profile is like having a sharp blazer for interviews – it’s a must. LinkedIn acts as an online resume and a place to network with colleagues and others in your industry, so it’s a great resource for finding jobs, exploring career interests, and keeping in contact with former employers and coworkers.

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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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Most Important Skills to Have in a Marketing Career

Posted by Jess Gromada on Oct 22, 2020 12:43 PM

Most people know that the field of marketing changes quickly, but the real topic on marketing professionals’ minds is, “How do I keep up?” Adapting to this growing, changing industry requires a lifelong-learning mindset and a commitment to continuously upskill.

Here are five skills that are crucial for sustaining a successful marketing career:

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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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Beyond the Basics: The Do's and Don'ts of Resume Writing

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Sep 9, 2020 12:27 PM

In this job market, candidates need every advantage they can get to stand out, and a well-crafted resume is crucial. Producing the best possible resume requires knowing its function--to get you into the pile of candidates who will be considered further.

When writing your resume, it’s important to recognize that the hiring manager may be fielding hundreds of resumes for a position in addition to their regular job duties. Each resume, therefore, will receive only a cursory glance to determine the candidate’s qualifications. Your resume should be designed to make it easy for a hiring manager to learn your professional accomplishments at a glance. To that end, follow a few rules to ensure your application isn’t overlooked.

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7 Tips to Avoid Burnout

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jul 1, 2020 11:36 AM

Building downtime into your schedule can help you recharge your battery, manage stress, and keep perspective. During these moments of downtime, it is important to completely step away from your work obligations (that means silencing your smartphone!) and focus on the activities that bring you personal fulfillment. Making time for these activities is essential for avoiding burnout.

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8 Job Search Tips for New Grads During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 20, 2020 1:13 PM

Graduating college is an exciting time, but many students report anxiety in the months leading up to graduation. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has heightened this anxiety for new graduates, many of whom are transitioning to online learning and worried about the present state of the economy. Luckily, companies are continuing to hire and adapting to remote work practices.

Are you a new graduate planning to enter the workforce? Read the eight tips below to help you strategize for applying for jobs during the coronavirus pandemic:

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