FastForward Blog

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Student Tips

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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Training Tips

‘I Got My Certification, Now What?’

You’ve already made the life-changing decision to enroll in, and complete, a career training program, but now that you’ve taken your exam and passed the test, it’s time to put your certification or degree to good use. It can be daunting to start looking for a…

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Training Tips

Utilizing the Right Job-Hunting Site for You

You’ve received your certification and now you’re ready to land the job. There are a variety of sites that can help you find openings, but depending on the job you’re looking for, there may be an option that’s best suited for the field you’re looking for….

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Training Tips

Turning your life experience into college credit

When we ask you to think about earning college credit, we bet a Benjamin that you’re thinking about a classroom with lots of seats, with the teacher from Peanuts talking about something you could care less about. Are we right? There’s something called “credits for prior…

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Career Coach Advice

How to switch careers during a pandemic

Right now, according to the Virginia Employment Commission, 9.4% of Virginians are out of work. And while some industries have seen its numbers start to recover, from May 2019 to May 2020, over 36% of the leisure and hospitality workforce was out of work. If you’re…

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Student Tips

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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Student Tips

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…