FastForward Blog: Career Coach Advice

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Career Coach Advice

Tips on balancing life and a FastForward education

FastForward programs are designed to be flexible so that students can work and take courses at the same time while balancing family and personal life.  A 2020 survey found that FastForward graduates not only saw an average increase of $8,000 in wages, but also reported having a better overall work-life balance.  We recently conducted our…

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Are you making any of these job hunting mistakes?

Virginia’s unemployment rate may be getting better, but for individuals in hourly jobs looking for full time work or people looking for a better career, applying for jobs and interviewing are an everyday occurrence. If you find yourself going through the motions but not landing that new job, make sure you’re not doing one of these job-hunting mistakes. …

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Meet FastForward Career Coach: Alyssa Hawley

Patrick Henry Community College FastForward Career Coach Alyssa Hawley has dedicated her career to helping others. That’s why she was recently selected as the Chancellor’s Awardee for Outstanding Achievement by a Rising Star during the 2020 Hire Education Conference. From narrowing down the right program to…

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Career Coach Advice

Strengthening soft skills through FastForward training

Job training and career certificates aren’t the only benefits students gain from FastForward programs. During workforce training, students inherently gain “soft” skills that can be used in both the workplace and day-to-day life. Some of the most common soft skills students develop during FastForward training include…

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