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Online Classes: A Timely Path to Professional Development

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Online classes are an easy way to learn new skills. Check out these 16 training providers offering online classes and uplevel your skills at any time anywhere. Now is the best time to invest in learning new skills and focus on your professional development.   

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Where to Look Online for Remote Work and Side Gigs

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Looking for websites that list remote work and side gigs can be frustrating. Most of the traditional job boards don’t offer an easy way to find these types of opportunities (yet). Finding sites for remote work and ones that only list legitimate part-time, work from home (wfh), or freelancing assignments can be challenging. But this is changing. More employers are open to the idea of remote workers and more workers want to work remotely.   

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Remote Working: Make the Transition to Working from Home [Infographic]

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Well, here we are again. Another week begins and we’re still working from home. We might as well face it. We could be here a while. But look on the bright side, telecommuting does have its advantages. The commute is certainly a lot easier. The only traffic jam you’ll likely experience is when the kids are hogging the bathroom. More importantly, research suggests that working from home can actually make you more productive. Your living room can be a productive workspace. You just have to make the transition to telecommuting.   

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One Critical Career Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make on LinkedIn

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If you haven’t given serious thought to what location and industry you’ve selected on your LinkedIn profile, you’re probably leaving money on the table and making a critical career mistake. Why? Because you aren’t coming up in the search list when your target audience uses location and industry to search for someone like you.   

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Company Culture or Cash: What Do You Want from Your Next Job?

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Company culture. It’s not in the one-liners on the walls, nor the office deckchairs, espresso machine or popcorn stations. Previously an HR buzzword, company culture is now more mainstream and a critical aspect of business success. So much so that many of us now prioritize culture over salary when it comes to job satisfaction. According to Glassdoor’s Mission and Culture Survey 2019, 56% in fact claim culture is more important than the size of their monthly pay-check. Surprised? Hold-fire, there’s more…   

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Background Checks: Closet Skeletons on Parade [Infographic]

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Every time you apply for a job, a background check is a real possibility. Yet, many job seekers forget about their importance and what they might reveal. Go into the process unprepared, and the worst kind of surprise can mean you miss a chance at the job of your dreams. So you must know not only the basics of background checks, you must also be aware of the kind of information they can turn up. Understanding Background Checks In a perfect world, you take everyone at their word. You trust a person to present themselves honestly. In the real world,   

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