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How to Show Up as Your Authentic Self on LinkedIn

How to Show Up as Your Authentic Self on LinkedIn

Many people tend not to prioritize their LinkedIn profile, or set it aside as an afterthought, when looking for jobs. However, LinkedIn is a great tool to connect with others, find jobs, show relevance, and keep track of businesses and events. Showing up as your...

How to Gain the Best Jobs in America

How to Gain the Best Jobs in America

Are you looking to transition into a new job or even a new industry? Looking at some of the top jobs in the United States can help you get a better understanding of the current job market, what skills are in-demand, and how to prepare for next steps in the hiring...

3 Signs It Might Be Time to Consider a Career Change

3 Signs It Might Be Time to Consider a Career Change

Changing careers is much more common than you may think. Oftentimes, people spend years in a specific career or industry before realizing that it isn’t a good fit for them or they are actually passionate about something else. Recognizing that it is time for a career...

Changing Careers in the Second Half of Your Journey

Changing Careers in the Second Half of Your Journey

Although it could be daunting, changing careers in the second half of your professional journey may be just what you need to find enjoyment and meaning in what you do every day. If you are feeling burnt out or stressed in your current job, a new career with more...

How to Use Feedback to Your Advantage in the Workplace

How to Use Feedback to Your Advantage in the Workplace

Constructive feedback in the workplace can clarify expectations, help you learn and build confidence, and support clear communication. If you struggle with receiving feedback, you are not alone! It can be hard to listen with an open mind, but it is important to remain...

The Steps You Can Take After a Job Loss

The Steps You Can Take After a Job Loss

Losing your job can be a life-changing moment and it can bring up feelings of anxiousness, anger, and even dread. It is a terrible way to feel, but job loss happens and you do have control over the next steps you can take. Create a Timeline and Set Daily Objectives...

The Ins & Outs of An Apprenticeship

The Ins & Outs of An Apprenticeship

You may have heard about apprenticeships from career coaches or your own research. An apprenticeship program trains you to become skilled in a trade or profession. Apprenticeship programs typically combine on-the-job training with more traditional learning. Curious if...

How to stay motivated in the final months of the year!

How to stay motivated in the final months of the year!

As the summer months wrap up and we approach fall, it is important to look back and reflect on everything you’ve accomplished in the first half of the year and to also see what you have to look forward to. It is possible to stay motivated and have a positive mindset...

Inside the mind of hiring managers in the current job market

Inside the mind of hiring managers in the current job market

Inside the mind of hiring managers in the current job market Everyone has questions about recruiters and how to impress them in order to get to the next step of the job hiring process. Unlocking the insights of hiring managers and recruiters in this competitive job...

News: SkillUp Impact Report Press Release

News: SkillUp Impact Report Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The SkillUp Coalition, a national collaboration among nonprofits, training providers, and employers, is commemorating two years of impact, supporting 1 million workers across the nation to date. A newly...

The Pros & Cons Of Joining A Startup

The Pros & Cons Of Joining A Startup

For many professionals, especially young professionals, joining a startup is  increasingly common because of the excitement surrounding different opportunities. But with so many job opportunities out there, it’s important to understand the difference between a startup...

How To Find Quality Remote Opportunities

How To Find Quality Remote Opportunities

There are many benefits to remote work opportunities, including flexibility, less commute stress, customizable office space, and more. While finding quality remote work opportunities can be a challenge, there are useful resources available to help you decide which...

Let’s Talk Mental Health: SkillUp’s Mental Health Resource Guide

Let’s Talk Mental Health: SkillUp’s Mental Health Resource Guide

Talking about mental health helps decrease the stigma around the topic, and improves our communities by helping more people seek help and learn to cope. Mental health is about maintaining a positive state of wellbeing, leading to a healthy mind, which is important for...

How To Use Skills To Advance In The Job Market

How To Use Skills To Advance In The Job Market

Learning and adding both hard and soft skills to your resume will make you stand out as an applicant in the competitive job market. Learn how to use the skills you already have and the skills you recently learned to advance your career!  Want A New Career? Look At Job...

Three Ways To Fit Career Training Into A Busy Schedule

Three Ways To Fit Career Training Into A Busy Schedule

We know that it can be difficult to find time for career training when your schedule is already busy with professional and personal obligations. So we came up with some tips to help you fit career training and learning new skills into a busy schedule! Find Flexible...

 How Career Coaching Can Guide You In Your Career

 How Career Coaching Can Guide You In Your Career

Did you know we offer free career coaching? A career coach is someone who helps you establish realistic goals, discover solutions to challenges you may face, develop action plans, and build confidence to take action. Working with a SkillUp career coach means working...

 Product Highlight: Now Offering More than 400 Quality Training

 Product Highlight: Now Offering More than 400 Quality Training

Did you know that SkillUp offers over 400 quality training programs, thanks to our partnership with training providers across the country? Our site has over 400 quality, trusted, and vetted training programs in over 35 career fields. And you can now use the new...

Upskilling and Life Resources for Veterans

Upskilling and Life Resources for Veterans

Are you a veteran who is looking to add to your skillset or find a new career? Know that you have already gained a vast skill set from your years of service, and these skills can not only be used in a variety of industries, but are in-demand! Learn more about...

Ace The Interview: 5 Tips To Feel Confident In Any Interview

Ace The Interview: 5 Tips To Feel Confident In Any Interview

Congratulations! You’ve perfected new skills, wrote an amazing job application, applied for a great opportunity, and the employer decided to move forward with your application. You now have one last hurdle: the job interview. SkillUp’s top 5 tips on how to ace any...

Learn New Skills & Work Towards a Career You Love

Learn New Skills & Work Towards a Career You Love

Your resume and LinkedIn profile hold a lot of power when job hunting—they are more than just tools for showcasing your experience. When you upload your resume to an online job hunting website like Indeed or Glassdoor, open positions will be matched based on your...

Lack of Experience Holding You Back? Volunteer To Gain Experience!

Lack of Experience Holding You Back? Volunteer To Gain Experience!

While you are on your job search, you may find you need experience to land the job, but you need the job to gain the experience. Don’t feel discouraged; there are ways to not only gain experience but also gain confidence to apply for that next job!  Volunteering...

More than 70 million workers in the U.S. are skilled through alternative routes (STARs). They don’t have a bachelor’s degree, and the paper ceiling holds them back from opportunities—even when they’ve demonstrated skills for higher-wage work. We are proud to support STARs and inclusive, skills-based hiring practices. Learn more at TearThePaperCeiling.org and share your story today!

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