Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • 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 17, 2016

    LinkedIn Blog Series: Growing Your Network

    Growing your LinkedIn network gives you a true one-up on individuals who may be competing for the same employment opportunity as you. This is all aided by your contacts having a lot of their own connections, but having the ability to navigate through the contacts of your contacts is a great thing.
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  • June 3, 2016

    IT-Ready Pioneers In Pursuit of Successful IT Careers

    Nancy Hammervik Last month, CompTIA senior vice president of industry relations, Nancy Hammervik, spoke with the first ever women’s-only IT-Ready class and offered tips on not just how to enter, but succeed in the male dominated IT industry.
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  • May 26, 2016

    IT-Ready Gives Susie Douang a Fresh Career Start

    Susie Working as an administrative assistant in Minneapolis, Susie Douang felt like she had hit a professional ceiling. But then she discovered IT-Ready and launched a new career in IT with unlimited potential.
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