Job Interview Do’s and Don’ts That Everyone Should Know

 

Your job interview is the culmination of a lot of effort on your part to get to the “starting gate”. There are some simple rules that can make the difference on how that interview goes. Sam Becker of the Cheat Sheet has some observations that may be of help. Continue reading

Essential Sport/STEM Jobs

Have you ever wanted a career in sports? You don’t have to be a professional athlete to make this dream come true.

Behind every individual athlete or team victory, there are STEM professionals at work. Sports and technology are overwhelmingly intertwined in today’s world. From designing Paralympic equipment to biochemical engineers working on faster recovery of athletes’ damaged tissues, they all have one unifying denominator: sports.

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Famous Veteran Lawrence Colburn lost in 2016

In this March 15, 2008 file photo, My Lai Massacre survivor Do Ba, 48, left, stands with former U.S. Army officer Lawrence Colburn, 58, during the 40th anniversary of the incident in My Lai, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)

Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by U.S. troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67. Continue reading

Sports and STEM Careers: Intertwined Future

What do sport and STEM jobs (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) have in common? Is sport science actually part of STEM? On one hand, employers seek highly qualified professionals with skills in STEM fields. On the other hand, there are simply not enough students graduating in these areas. Can sports save STEM careers and fill this gap?

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Perfecting the First Impression: Five Tips for a Successful Interview

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One of the main areas where job candidates seek support is on the interview. So, here are five lessons learned over the years that make a great interview. Bruno Pell, the head of Citibank’s veteran recruiting program identifies five areas for making a great first impression and making that interview successful. Continue reading

Cybersecurity: Do you have what it takes? Part II.

Needed cybersecurity skills

Do you have what it takes for a career in cybersecurity? If you are already working in the field, are you unsure about what skills are needed to further boost your career? Have you always wondered what skills to work on to become a penetration tester, network security or cloud specialist? Are you curious whether programming skills are essential in order to succeed? And are you uncertain about where to begin?
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Famous Veteran Arnold Palmer lost in 2016

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He might have been a Coastie, but Arnold Palmer had his own army. The golfing legend who inspired a devoted group of fans known as “Arnie’s Army,” Palmer was already a golf phenom when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1950, after dropping out of Wake Forest. As he later recounted, “I was at Wake Forest for three and a half years and my roommate got killed in an automobile accident and I was pretty distraught over that and decided that I needed to get away.”  Palmer credits his service with helping him give his life some direction.  “The knowledge that I gained, the maturity that I gained in the Coast Guard was unbelievable. It matured me,” he said. “It made me a better person… The military isn’t just restrictions and military duties. It’s learning and it’s very important that young people have that opportunity to learn and to know themselves a little better, and I think the military helps put that in the right perspective.” Continue reading

Cybersecurity: Do You Have The Necessary Skills? Part I. 

Cybersecurity: Do You Have The Necessary Skills? Part I.  

Data breaches or network vulnerabilities will only keep increasing in the future. Consequently, cybersecurity experts are more in demand than ever. This is especially true for employers and states looking for professionals being able to “not only maintain firewalls”, but with advanced knowledge, experience and technical experience. In 2016, 46 percent of organizations claimed not to have enough experts with the desired skills. However, becoming an expert in the cybersecurity field seems to be more difficult to achieve than previously thought. It is such a broad sector/sphere/discipline that it can be overwhelming to find the right path. What does it take? What skills are needed? Which certifications are the best?

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