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Interview Prep Checklist: 7 Things to Know Before the Interview

You have found the job that you are hoping to land and want to make the best impression you can. Here are seven helpful things to know before your big interview. Know the company It’s easy to do a little research about the company where you will be interviewing. Take some time and look at…

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Networking Events: Make Them Count

You have heard the adage, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” in relation to your job search. While what you know IS important (after all, you’ve just worked hard to earn that degree!), who you know can help open doors to the right opportunity. So often, people meet and make connections during professional networking events. These…

What are the 4 Types of Welding?

Not all welders are created equally. Welding is a growing in-demand trade that can be a career for you. But welding is also a skill that you can use for everyday things such as creating garden art or décor. You can even use it to improve your current job, especially in the agriculture or auto…

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How to Pay for Workforce Training

As a business leader, you know that your employees are your competitive advantage. You know how valuable training can be for your employees. And the numbers back it up. One study suggests that for every dollar spent on training, your business gets over $4.53 in return on investment. The investment in training programs is worthwhile, but how do…

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Becoming a Graphic Designer: What You Need to Know

Is creativity important to you but not the trope of a starving artist?  Graphic design is an in-demand career that harnesses creativity and can provide an excellent living.  As a graphic designer you’ll hone your imagination to assist a wide range of clients to communicate through visuals.  Here’s what you need to know about becoming…

What is Industry 4.0?

Smartphones have changed the way we communicate with one another, evolving from dialing and speaking capabilities to texting and emailing; Smart TVs and streaming services have changed the way we watch our favorite shows. “Smart” technology has impacted our day-to-day lives in important ways. This same technology is transforming manufacturing in a movement dubbed Industry…

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How to Build a Resume When You Have No Experience

In order to get a job, you need experience. But, you gain experience when you land your first job. It’s a bit of a tricky situation – something many new graduates have a hard time overcoming. These tips will help you get noticed by potential employers, even when you may be a little light on work experience.  …

Customized Training Solutions for Your Business

When you hire a new employee, how do you ensure they have the skills they will need to be successful in their position? During the interview process, it can be difficult to know that you are hiring someone with the technical capabilities to keep up with the demands of the job. Often you want to…

How Online Classes Help You Advance Your Career Goals

You are looking to take that next step in your career. Maybe you are looking to change career paths entirely, or you are just looking to update your skillset and prepare yourself for your next promotion. No matter your reasons, an online class may help you reach your goal.   Why Online Classes?   You’re a working…

How Drones Are Used in Insurance

Insurance carriers are taking their service to the sky. They see the value in adding commercial drones (and drone operators) to their fleet to provide unmatched service. We know that drones are used in several industries already. In Iowa, you don’t need to look far for insurers that are looking to leverage this technology.   Insurance Companies Driving the Need …

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