Start a new career in data science with these online classes

Start a new career in data science with these online classes

Every time you do something online — whether it’s shopping, searching Google, downloading apps, or more — leaves a trail of data that’s rife with patterns and trends. The trick is being able to sort through it all. That’s too big of a job for just Dave the data guy, and thus, the importance of data science teams has exploded in recent years. It’s really no surprise that data science is quickly emerging as one of the fastest growing fields out there — and skilled analytics professionals, who know how…

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When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

For some students, an online degree alone may not be enough to fully meet their career goals. This was the case for LaShelle Morrison, a fifth-year student pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology partially online at the University of Iowa. “I am most interested in teaching and helping others to teach better, whether that be K-12 instructors or even faculty at colleges – so understanding how teaching works the best for various types of people in different populations,” says the 39-year-old. Beyond her degree program, she has earned two graduate certificates, both of which included…

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Get a crash course in the basics of cryptocurrency for $20

Get a crash course in the basics of cryptocurrency for $20

Most years, December is the time you justify your procrastination by gift shopping, reviewing essential “Best Of” lists, and planning extremely well-deserved holiday vacations. However, in staying true to its persistent weirdness, 2017’s December made cryptocurrency one of the trendiest, most distraction-worthy subjects of the year. While a single bitcoin reached nearly $20,000 in value, many other cryptocurrencies saw similarly optimistic gains, and the news cycle turned towards teenage millionaires. Like, what is this world we live in? If you’re one of those people who invested early and are reaping the benefits, then…

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5 tricks to fast-track your career in 2018 from a 26-year-old CEO

5 tricks to fast-track your career in 2018 from a 26-year-old CEO

After Brian Wong graduated college at age 18, he co-founded a company that received more than $32 million in venture capital funding and landed clients like McDonald’s and Pepsi. The now 26-year-old CEO and start-up co-founder of mobile advertising app Kiip used a series of career “cheats” to fast-track his success, which he describes in his book, “The Cheat Code.” Here are a few of Wong’s more than 70 tips professionals can use in 2018 to advance their careers: Source: Crown Business | Penguin Random House Brian Wong, co-founder and CEO of Kiip. 1. Use…

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Students voice: How to pick a career you actually like

Students voice: How to pick a career you actually like

In India, the foundation of career-building starts right after class 10, where a student has to select mainly between science, commerce and arts subjects. This is followed by choosing to go for the ‘right’ type of graduation and/or post-graduation degrees at ‘appropriate’ colleges after class 12, searching for the ‘correct’ job(s) afterwards and finally ending at accomplishing the same. Whenever asked about choosing a career, great people like APJ Abdul Kalam(former President of India), Steve Jobs (co-founder: Apple Inc.), Priyanka Chopra(Indian actress), etc have insisted on “doing what you love.” They have always emphasised…

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When A Trip Leads To Career Change: 4 Women Who Quit Their Jobs After A Vacation

When A Trip Leads To Career Change: 4 Women Who Quit Their Jobs After A Vacation

Anyone with a case of wanderlust knows the feeling of coming home from a vacation feeling refreshed and inspired. These four women took that feeling and turned it into a new career. Here, we hear the stories of the trips that changed their lives — and get some advice for how you can also transform your career through an amazing travel experience. Photo courtesy of Billy Huys Jala Smith-Huys, founder of Seek & Swoon, with one of her company’s signature throws in the background. WHO: Jala Smith-Huys, founder of Seek & Swoon, which designs eco-friendly knit throws inspired by beautiful places…

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Should You Hire a Career Changer?

Should You Hire a Career Changer?

These days there’s a lot of talk about the difficulty of finding job candidates with adequate skills, education and/or experience to fill open positions. For small business owners, finding suitable employees can be especially challenging when competing against big companies with juicy perks. If you’re struggling find a new employee with the qualities you’re looking for, perhaps you should consider hiring someone who’s changing careers. Almost 6 of 10 working adults are interested in making a career change, a new study by the University of Phoenix School of Business reveals. Lack of opportunity, boredom…

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5 things to consider before starting a career in a new city

5 things to consider before starting a career in a new city

Sometimes climbing the corporate ladder means a change of venue. But before packing off to a brand-new city, it’s important to do some research and check off a few essential tasks from your to-go list. RELATED: This is the salary you need to move to these 5 hot job cities According to Joyce H. Vasser, a retired government human resources manager, failing to prepare properly before a move can cost you personally and professionally. “Moving to a new city for a new job will either make or break you,” said…

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A tool or a distraction? UK schools’ approach to mobile phones varies widely

A tool or a distraction? UK schools’ approach to mobile phones varies widely

New York lifted a 10-year ban on phones in public schools in 2015 to enable parents to stay in touch with their children. Photograph: Monkey Business Images/Rex This week the French government announced a ban on students using mobile phones in schools, following through on a pledge made by Emmanuel Macron during his presidential election campaign. The new law will allow phones to be brought into school, but prohibit their use even during breaks. The French education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer, said the measure was a “public health message to families”. Though not…

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Navigating a Discovery-Driven Career

Navigating a Discovery-Driven Career

Found Art Photography Diane Danielson giving a keynote at WordCamp Boston in 2016 “I should have gone to business school; that was much more interesting to me.” I hear this kind of thing a lot, especially from people who went to law school. They’re not sorry they went to law school; they just realize it was a springboard to doing something they enjoyed more or felt more passionate about than practicing law. Sometimes, they feel like a different springboard would have been even better. This is not at all about…

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