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ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, ALIVE AND WELL

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) offers free and low-cost information, special COVID-19 resources, management counseling and educational services to Indiana small business owners and potential entrepreneurs at isbdc.org. Many of Indiana’s communities and chambers of commerce also foster entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the state’s network of coworking spaces. I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a number of years and after being laid off unexpectedly in 2015 I decided to try something different and invested my severance check into starting my own business. The Indiana Small…

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Free Online Skills Training Available To Hoosiers Through Rapid Recovery Initiative

New partnership with 180 Skills will enable 100,000 Hoosiers to quickly gain key workforce skills. A new partnership between the State of Indiana and 180 Skills will allow up to 100,000 Hoosiers to gain key workforce skills free of charge through an online library of courses. Individuals who enroll will have the opportunity to complete courses designed to improve general employability skills applicable across a range of job sectors or develop the foundational knowledge necessary to enter Indiana’s sizeable manufacturing industry. The 180 Skills partnership is part of Indiana’s “Rapid…

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Help Build An Even Better Indiana

By Bryana Schreiber Where do we start? Experts offer some ideas: JOIN—OR CREATE—AN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION If you see a need, there’s likely an organization you can find that is already working in that space, but you can also start your own. While studying at Indiana University, Sneha Dave founded the Health Advocacy Summit (healthadvocacysummit.org), a nonprofit organization that facilitates advocacy events and yearlong programming for adolescents and young adults with chronic and rare illnesses across the U.S. and abroad. Dave lived with severe ulcerative colitis since the age of six…

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Workforce Ready Grants Offer Hoosiers Free Training for In-Demand Industries

Through Next Level Jobs, Hoosiers can apply for a Workforce Ready Grant to receive free training statewide in one of Indiana’s five most in-demand industries: Advanced manufacturing Building and construction IT and business services Transportation and logistics Health and Life Sciences The grant pays for tuition and fees for qualifying, high-value certificates for up to two years for Indiana residents. To qualify, you must have a high school diploma. While the program was once limited to Hoosiers with less than a college degree, the Governor’s Workforce cabinet has announced that…

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TAILORED RESUMES, CRAFTED COVER LETTERS

PRO TIP Think you’ve just finished creating the perfect resume? Not so fast. It’s more effective to create a basic resume that can be tailored each time you apply for a position—in other words, not just one perfect resume, but more (and perhaps many more) than one perfect resume. “If you’re applying for a lot of jobs and not getting any interviews, the problem could be the resume and the cover letter,” says Adam Bufka, director of career services for Purdue Global. “You’re not going to have much success unless…

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