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Advice - Confession: I am a pretty traditional remote worker. That is, while you can find many of my Skillcrush teammates working remotely from exotic locales — i.e. a cafe in Venice a la Cristy or from an RV while road tripping a la Randle....
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Advice -Real talk: I cannot imagine what my life would be like now if I did not have a remote job. As I type this, I am sitting in a cafe about 2 hours from home with Randle, Skillcrush’s Director of Content, who is traveling the country...
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Advice -Say what?!?Conventional wisdom says that if you want to be a success, you need a degree in whatever field you want to work in. No degree, no chance. While that is true for some fields (for example, please do not try to be a...
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Advice -So you want to work for a startup? Have you ever wondered what a startup founder wants in the people who work for her? What goes on your resume is the deciding factor when applying for any job, but with startups it can be even...
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Inside the Code -Be honest, you’ve considered becoming a web designer.You’ve always fancied yourself a creative at heart, with an eye for good design. You know that a nice looking website has to maintain a certain balance and flow—a wall...
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Inside the Code -There’s no question that learning tech skills can totally transform your career prospects. Tech skills are SUPER in-demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicting more than 135,000 new software development jobs in...
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Lifestyle -You were on track. You landed that entry-level job, a couple years later you got a promotion, and then…nothing. Your career just stalled.It leaves you feeling totally stranded. Do you wait it out and hope things get going...
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Inside the Code -If you live on planet earth, someone at some point has told you to learn to code. Whether you’re learning to code because you’re up for a big promotion at work, want an entirely new career, want to start freelancing on the side...
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Tech -In college, a summer retail job seemed like easy work with little commitment where I could punch in, punch out, earn some money, and spend the rest of my time doing what I loved. When it seemed like only retail jobs were available...
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Techs and the City -This morning, I clocked into work by joining my daily video checkin. Looking back at me were six people, five of whom are women. Did I mention I work in tech? The stats aren’t usually skewed in that direction.But I work at...
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Techs and the City -Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the United State of Women Summit in Washington DC. The summit was hosted by the White House and featured the most unbelievable lineup of speakers (Warren Buffett, Oprah, POTUS, Connie...
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Advice -I remember the first time I ever really dove into coding a website. I decided I wanted to create a website for a craft business I was running, and got it into my head that I would recreate the look and feel of the website of a...
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Techs and the City -If I could gather every article I’ve read in the last few years about the trouble with women and work-life balance—and the concept of “having it all”—I’d have binders full of articles (see what I did there?).And even...
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Advice -Are you new to tech and feeling like you sometimes can’t even follow what people are talking about? Or have you already broken into the industry but are feeling like a bit of a fake because there are still so many terms to...
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Advice -Transitioning careers can be scary. Okay, terrifying. When I, a liberal arts major, began to teach myself how to code, I expected I wouldn’t be good at it. When I discovered I enjoyed coding, I worried that I wouldn’t be able to...
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Techs and the City - “What the heck does that mean?”If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that after I introduced myself, I’d be sitting on my own private island right about now. I’ve had a few unique roles in my...