Job seekers hate writing them and hiring managers get bored reading them, so why is a traditional cover letter still necessary? Many wishful thinkers have emphatically declared cover letters dead in recent years.
But the fact remains: cover letters still stand between you and many available jobs…
Do you fear your job will disappear as a result of driverless cars or self-checkout lanes in stores?
There’s been a lot written about workplace automation. But don’t worry, robots won’t take your job… yet.
What comes to mind when you think of online learning? Imagery of a sketchy, unknown institution with a website full of smoke and mirrors designed to hoodwink students, maybe? If it does, then you’re thinking of what online learning was a decade ago. Yes, poor experiences with online universities happen. These poor examples of distance education are vastly outnumbered by the legitimate online learning opportunities available today.
When the Educational Testing Study released its findings last year, many hiring managers were unsurprised: Millennials were found to be falling further behind their global peers in numeracy, literacy, and problem-solving in tech rich environments.
So how do we master new soft skills?
It’s not your parents’ college. Technology has completely changed the way college students study, collaborate, take notes and find their way around the college campus.
Where there used to be notebooks, printed syllabi, textbooks, flash cards and voice recorders, now there are iPads, smartphones and ebooks. Even entire classes are being held entirely online.
More and more, today’s college student is surrounded by, and to some degree increasingly dependent on, technology. And the trends indicate that this trend will only get stronger.