How to Connect with a Mentor (Design your Own Apprenticeship Part 3)

In a previous post, I outlined how you can plan for a mentorship / apprenticeship to learn a new set of skills or change occupations or industries. Finding and setting up a mentorship is a key part of creating your plan. Here’s how to get started. If you’ve followed the advice in the previous post, … Continue reading How to Connect with a Mentor (Design your Own Apprenticeship Part 3)

Design Your Own Apprenticeship

In a previous post, I wrote about the idea of creating your own apprenticeship to learn new skills or pivot to a new career or industry. Apprenticeship is an ancient concept, of course; you may associate it with registered apprenticeships that train people for the skilled trades or other professions. An apprenticeship is designed to … Continue reading Design Your Own Apprenticeship

The 21st Century Do It Yourself Apprenticeship

Taylor Pearson is the Author of The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5. I’ve written about his take on employment and job security in the 21st century economy.  He believes that today, having a job (no matter how good), is a risky proposition. Becoming an entrepreneur is the only way to … Continue reading The 21st Century Do It Yourself Apprenticeship

What Have You Learned Lately?

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso Companies are always on the hunt for the best talent. But how to define talent is different for every hiring manager. Experience and technical skills play a role in defining talent, of course, but … Continue reading What Have You Learned Lately?

Microsoft Training for Veterans In Northeast Florida Starts October 16, 2017

The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) is an 18-week educational program that Microsoft conducts in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU.) It provides active duty soldiers and veterans with the necessary career skills to meet demand for server & cloud administration, database & business intelligence administration, cloud application development, and cybersecurity administrators.

LinkedIn Tells You the Skills You Need and Offers Free Learning

If you don’t have these skills, now is the perfect time to learn. Join LinkedIn next week for the Week of Learning. It’s dedicated to helping you get a better job — whether you’re looking for a promotion, or searching for a new gig. LinkedIn Learning’s 5,000+ courses will be free, including the courses that can teach you the Top Skills of 2016.

What Amazon’s Drone Talk Teaches Us about the Future of Work

If drones are feasible and they do become a local delivery mechanism by 2020 or 2025 (most reasonable analysts’ best guess), your 10-year-old niece or nephew could be building, maintaining, programming or operating them for a living. For that matter, so could you.

Free Microsoft Training and Certification for Military Veterans and Families

On November 10, 2011, Microsoft announced the Elevate America Veterans Initiative in partnership with the Department of Labor, which will provide additional support to veterans in their transition to the civilian workforce. Here in Northeast Florida, one of just four regions in the country to receive the grant, Microsoft will offer 2,000 technology training and certification packages to local U.S. military veterans and spouses over a two year period. The technology training and certification will be available at intermediate and advanced levels and delivered through e-learning. This partnership is an extension of the overall Microsoft Elevate America Veterans Initiative which makes a national investment of $12 million in cash, product and related support for U.S. veterans.