Career 

Looking Up: Indiana Career Sectors on the Rise

By Lisa Hendrickson Thinking about launching a new career? Take a closer look at the fields of technology, life sciences and manufacturing. They’re among the hottest areas of job growth in the Hoosier State today. Technology is Everywhere: 13% Projected growth of computer and information technology occupations, 2016-2026 $86,320 Median annual salary for computer andinformation technology occupations, May 2018 Strongest growth areas: • Cloud Computing • Information Security • Big Data Storage and Collection Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Hot Jobs: IT and Business Services • IT & Business…

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Career 

Impress the Boss

You’ve got a new job. You want to make a good impression. What to do? Experts say work on your employability skills: customer service, teamwork, a willingness to learn, and the desire to do things the right way. Employer surveys consistently show that good employees demonstrate their: Ability to work in a team Problem-solving skills Written communication skills Strong work ethic Verbal communication skills Leadership Initiative Analytical/math skills Flexibility   How would you rate yourself in those categories? Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback from teachers, colleagues and your…

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Career 

3 Important Tools for Today’s Job Market

If it’s been awhile since you’ve been in the job market, make sure you have what it takes for job-hunting in today’s economy. Three tools you’ll need to sharpen: 1. A strong resume. You can find lots of examples online, at monster.com, for example, or at your college career center—all will offer personal or online help to current students, and many are willing to help alumni, too. To get started, brainstorm every position experience you’ve ever had, then record the company name, position held, dates and places of employment. Use…

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College 

Andrew May: Family, Work and Finally, a Degree

When Andrew May went back to school at Ivy Tech for a diesel technology degree in his late 30s, he knew he’d be learning about the latest technology. But he didn’t know how tired it would make him. The father of three suddenly was both a full-time employee and a full-time student. He would work 10-12 hours a day at his mechanic’s job before heading to four hours of evening classes. Keeping up with his studies meant missing some important time with his kids, who stay busy with swimming, track,…

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College 

More Education, at Any Age, Anywhere

It’s never too late to advance your career and improve your life through education. In Indiana, there’s something for everyone, with more than 100 choices in colleges and universities. You can go big, go small, or stay home, thanks to online degree programs. Confused? Don’t be. There are so many resources available, starting with LearnMoreIndiana.org, which has special advice and options for adult learners. Get Started Get a high school diploma if you don’t have one. Visit in.gov.dwd for Indiana Adult Education sites near you. Research careers at indianacareeerexplorer.com to…

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