FastForward Blog: Student Tips

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Student Success

Workforce training: Setting yourself up for success

A FastForward education at your local community college prepares individuals for a career in an in-demand field right in their community. Programs to earn a credential or certification, many stackable, take just a few short weeks and run year-round. Whether you’re starting in the summer, fall,…

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Student Tips

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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Student Tips

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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Student Tips

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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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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