Cheap, Distance Learning Alternatives to an MFA in Creative Writing

I’ve known for the past year of so that I would have a special opportunity coming up in my life. Namely, time away from work to do something for myself. I’m in the business of teaching, and it can be very challenging and draining, to say the least. That is, if you’re doing things right. Given this fact, sabbaticals are often needed. I’m also moving between countries, getting married, and changing employers. To make this long story a bit shorter, I’m going to have a couple years off and a…

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CV writing: use clear facts to highlight your value to employers

Most business decisions are based on cold, hard facts, and hiring decisions are no different. If an organisation is going to invest time and money employing you, they will need to see evidence that you can perform. By now we all know that cliches and buzzwords do nothing to impress recruiters, but many candidates still do not fully understand which facts are sought in a CV. For example, when writing your role descriptions you should put yourself in the hiring manager’s shoes and think about the evidence you would require…

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forty four percent of Hiring Managers Say Writing Is the tough ability Grads Lack most

need to degree up your career? you may want to comb up on those writing talents. In PayScale’s 2016 workforce-skills Preparedness report, hiring managers said writing was the tough skill most lacking in new grads – beyond facts analysis, industry-specific software program, or coding. typewriter (image credit: JD Hancock/Flickr) these have been the tough capabilities hiring managers said current grads wanted (collectively with the percentage of managers who identified that skill as maximum missing): Writing skillability: 44 percent Public talking: 39 percentage records analysis (Excel, Tableau, Python, R, and so…

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