The Art of Taekwondo

The Art of Taekwondo

How Leadership Skills From Martial Arts Can Apply to Your Job
Blog Barista: Casey Herman | August 21, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
I expected to learn self-defense, how to perform specific strikes, discipline, and respect through Taekwondo, but as someone that had studied leadership theory as both an undergrad and graduate student, I did not expect to learn about leadership as much as I have from Taekwondo…

Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

How Pursuing Fear Led to a Career Change
Blog Barista: Katy Hollobaugh | July 24, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
As a kid, I figured that I would grow up and do what I was good at: reading, writing, and language in general. I was a bookworm who always struggled through math and science classes. Both my parents were public school teachers who wrote novels and articles on the side. So, I assumed I would follow in their footsteps…

7 Business Analyst Job Trends

7 Business Analyst Job Trends

Transferable BA Skills Needed for the Business Analyst Role
Blog Barista: Sharon McLear | July 3, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min

The “Business Analysis” space in the Information Technology (IT) job market has changed in recent years, hugely due to the universal transition into Agile methods for software projects. While there are business analysis related…

For the Aspiring User Experience Pro

For the Aspiring User Experience Pro

Everything I Wish I Knew When Becoming a UX Designer
Blog Barista: Tommy Truong | Apr 17, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 9 min
Recently, I had the honor of being invited to speak at the Michigan State University Experience Architecture (XA) Club about my experiences as a User Experience (UX) professional. As I prepared for this talk, I realized there’s a lot I wish I knew…

Avoiding Resume Rejection

Avoiding Resume Rejection

15 Tips to Create an Impressive Tech Resume
Blog Barista: Jess Carnacchi | Jan 23, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 7 min
According to LinkedIn, the average recruiter spends six seconds reviewing a resume. SIX SECONDS. That’s just enough time to pour yourself a cup of coffee, let alone convey your entire work history to a complete stranger…

Going Back to School in Your 40s

Going Back to School in Your 40s

Is It Really Worth It When You Already Have a Full-Time Career?
Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | Nov 28, 2018 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
When you think about the return on investment (ROI) of going back to school, with close to half of your working years behind you, you have to ask, is it really worth it? Will the additional income over the next 20 or 25 years…

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