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WGU Indiana is obsessed with student success

BY JOSHUA HALL Thirty-seven million Americans have some college experience but no degree. In Indiana alone there are 750,000 people who were able to start on a path to a degree but for one reason or another weren’t able to finish college. “They are full-time employees, mothers and fathers, people just like you and me who value education and want to finish college, but the responsibilities of everyday life make it very difficult or nearly impossible to imagine going back to school,” said Allison Barber, Chancellor of WGU Indiana, the…

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[DWD] Employability Skills: The Baseline for Success in all Occupations

By Amy Marsh, DWD Associate Chief Operating Officer for Business IntelligenceIn addition to academic and technical skill attainment, employers have long sought high-quality “soft skills” in their new and incumbent employees. The only problem with this aspiration is that “soft skills” were never clearly defined and do not identify the same skills from industry to industry or company to company. This creates a moving target for those who teach these skills. In response, DWD recently created Employability Skills Benchmarks that have been vetted by Hoosier employers, and enable Hoosier educational…

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5 Tips for a Better Resume

Page one. Unless you’ve been in the workforce for more than 20 years, keep your resume to one page. If you have trouble fitting all your career experience on one page, delete less-important jobs, or jobs that are not relevant to your current job search. In some fields, however, a longer resume is expected. Consider the functional resume. Listing jobs in chronological order makes sense, but you could also create a functional resume that focuses on skills you possess, such as leadership, customer service and planning, with examples. Focus on…

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Help Where You Are: Indiana’s WorkOne Centers

WorkOne Career Centers, located in communities across the state, offer jobs info and career counseling to guide Hoosiers to new employment, better jobs, and improving job skills. WorkOne staff can help any Indiana resident research a new or better job, choose a new career, access training— often at no cost—or get other information about how to find work success. If you need to improve on the basics, adult education programs can also provide math, reading and writing instruction free of charge to help anyone prepare for college or earn a…

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