Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • July 14, 2016

    Skilled IT Workers Turning To Soft Skills for Career Advancement

    PrepareU Class Employers of IT talent in all industry verticals consistently point to a job candidate’s professional skills as a key to hiring, advancing pay, and promotions. With PrepareU, an IT professional can leverage the full value of their CompTIA certifications.
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  • July 11, 2016

    LinkedIn Blog Series: Utilizing LinkedIn For Your Job Search

    150623_D_325_Interviews More and more companies are encouraging candidates to apply for jobs on LinkedIn due to the social giant’s popularity and ease of use, which makes its job search and recruitment tools some of its most valuable assets.
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  • June 30, 2016

    Men and Women Together for One Common Goal

    spring class The common theme from the Spring 2016 IT-Ready class was change. While it was difficult for most of the students to reach a decision that their lives needed a change, they stuck together and found success within each other.
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  • June 27, 2016

    Preparation is key to successful employment interviews

    Interviews Career placement advisers working with IT-Ready graduates compile ‘best practices’ recommendations for making the best possible impression during a job interview.
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  • June 23, 2016

    Study suggests grouping women working within disproportionately male fields — such as IT —may position them for greater success.

    graduation On a recent episode of “Morning Edition,” National Public Radio’s social science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam, examined a study from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst that looked into why women drop out of predominantly male fields, like engineering and math.
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  • June 6, 2016

    IT-Ready Acts to Change Male-Dominated IT Industry with its First All-Female Class

    graduation certificate People often talk about how IT is a male-dominated industry, but rarely do something to directly change this. The Creating IT Futures Foundation recently took such a step, graduating its first IT-Ready class intentionally made up of women – drawn from a diverse range of ages and ethnicities. The ceremony was a mixture of raw emotion and humor.
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