FastForward Blog: Student Tips

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Four tips for spring cleaning your resume

As the weather in Virginia warms up and spring cleaning ensues, don’t forget to dust of your resume. Whether you’re on the hunt for employment, a part-time gig or are scheduled to complete your FastForward training and enter a new career, it’s important to keep your…

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Three tips for getting the most out of virtual learning

By now, navigating the virtual world isn’t anything new. However, that doesn’t make it any less challenging. Virtual learning and instruction specifically, can be a difficult thing. Between device malfunctions and user errors, issues are bound to arise while learning online, however there are some things…

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Three tips for finding seasonal work

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot in the workforce this year, but the need for holiday seasonal work is still there. But the jobs and procedures may look a little different than in years past. The Washington Post recently had a story about this year’s…

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Talk about your soft skills when looking for a job

While credentials are an important way for candidates to showcase their industry smarts, most employers feel a credential is only as good as an employee’s ability to apply those skills in real-world scenarios and display the proper soft skills needed to thrive on the job. Having…

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Tips for attending virtual networking events

If you’ve been looking for jobs recently, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of job fairs and recruitment events in Virginia have moved to a virtual format. While it sounds a little intimidating, just like with any networking or recruitment event, if you come prepared and…

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Top 10 reasons to complete workforce training

At the time this article is going up, unemployment in Virginia is hovering around 6%, but job openings haven’t quite recovered across the board. Workforce training is what we do through FastForward, so while we have dozens of reasons why someone should pursue more training, we’re…

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Four tips for a successful online learning experience

Unless you’ve completely blocked out the news, you’ve probably seen that students across the country are going back to school virtually. And for some FastForward students enrolling in an upcoming program, this virtual method might be a challenging new way of learning. As we all continue…

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