Tag Archive: Digital Skills

Learning to Code – The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

November 24, 2020 8:05 am Published by

There are a ton of people exploring the idea of learning to code. Where are people learning to code? Coding boot camps, coding camps and coding dojos are popping up everywhere. While the jury is still out on whether or not the government should offer financial aid to students signing up for coding boot camps, (See Slate.com article titled: Great! Now Washington Wants to Ruin Coding Boot Camps), a lot of people are getting excited about learning to code. If you have set your next career goal as learning to... View Article

Nex Cubed Wants You to Be a HBCU Tech Founder

November 15, 2020 10:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Entrepreneurship is a powerful way to share your skills and values with the world. The thrill of creating a vision and building something from the ground up can be a rewarding life path. This path requires a lot of preparation. As such, students who see themselves as a future HBCU tech founder must start building skills early. If starting a business is the path you are planning, then you need to jump into a startup landscape. Consider how cool it would be to build up your business savvy before  graduation... View Article

3 Post Pandemic Job Skills You Better Have

November 10, 2020 8:00 am Published by

The Coronavirus pandemic may already have many college students and new grads second-guessing their career plans. With 42 % of the American labor force  working from home and 33% not working, it is impossible to predict what the job market will look like in four or five years.  New grads could be graduating into unpredictable job markets for years. These job markets will either still be in or recovering from the pandemic or the recession that could accompany it. No one is sure. Of course no one can predict the... View Article

Michelle Obama Has a Podcast

August 20, 2020 10:00 am Published by

Maybe you have heard and maybe you haven’t, but Michelle Obama has a podcast! The internet has been buzzing with the news. By the way, the internet buzzes with news of everything she does. So the news that Michelle Obama has a podcast, was no different. Just think about the buzz about the gold V.O.T.E. necklace she wore for her recorded speech, as she capped off the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Based on the post launch buzz, the podcast has been delivering so far! Of course... View Article

Phone Interviews are Still a Thing – Even in the Age of Zoom

August 12, 2020 7:41 am Published by

So you are thinking that in the days of Zoom, FaceTime and Skype you don’t need to prepare phone interviews. Well you would be wrong if that is how you are thinking. Phone interviews still matter and this article on 10 Ways to ACE phone interviews still has valuable tips. Why are phone interviews still being used? First, you probably recognize why phone meetings with recruiters are being used right now. The big reason is that phone interviews lower costs. So do Zoom, FaceTime and Skype but those video tools probably take... View Article

Using AI But You Just Don’t Know It

February 14, 2020 3:40 pm Published by

It’s pretty simple to see Artificial Intelligence (AI) at work when you read a New York Times article about driverless car collisions or displaced factory workers. But, what’s harder is clocking the real ways that you are using AI in your day to day lives and just don’t know it. Here are four everyday functions of AI technology that you may not notice until you take a closer look. Advertising Machine learning has revolutionized the advertising industry. According to a piece in Variety, Lexus teamed up with the AI powerhouse... View Article

Predict Film Success With AI

February 6, 2020 2:20 pm Published by

It’s often tricky to figure out what makes a movie good. Is it having an amazing look? Good dialogue? Expensive personnel? Well Warner Bros. is taking the next step in trying to predict film success with AI. Plenty of movies have been successful or popular without any of those things. But now, Warner Bros. is trying to turn the business of making successful films on its head. They are making a deal with Cinelytic, an LA startup with Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools “to guide decision-making at the greenlight stage. ” ... View Article

Ace Phone Interviews with 12 Tips

May 23, 2015 10:17 pm Published by

It’s no secret – If you don’t ace phone interviews or if you blow the phone screening; your chances of going further as a job candidate are slim. Phone interviews are a really practical, low cost way for recruiters to narrow the field of candidates pretty quickly. It is a great way to quickly screen the initial field of candidates and make some preliminary decisions about setting up face-to-face meetings. If you learn how to ace phone interviews, you improve your chances of getting your resume moved from the “possible”... View Article

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