FastForward Blog: Student Tips

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Student Tips

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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Tips When Looking to Move Up the Career Ladder

Deciding to change jobs or return to school is a hard decision, one made harder thanks to COVID-19. However, by talking to your employer and staying updated with the latest industry trends, additional training and certification may get your promoted. With a variety of stackable trainings…

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What to look for in an online job posting

If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you’re probably looking at dozens of job listings. They may start to blend together – or – it could be hard to decipher if one is better than the other. If you’re looking online for your next…

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4 Reminders for Nailing a Virtual Interview

Chances are, if you’re applying for a job right now, you’re going to experience some level of a virtual interview. It could be a brief screening interview, or it could be the full thing, but either way, you should prepare yourself for going through your next…

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Job Hunting During a Pandemic

FastForward trains for Virginia’s essential workforce, and while unemployment numbers are high, there are still some industries looking to hire. In this PBS Newshour round-up, the author cited a survey that indicated that 31% of healthcare providers were actively hiring. That’s one of our biggest training…

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