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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…

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Career Coach Advice

Hands-on training, online?

It’s hard to complete hands-on workforce training when you can’t get your hands on what you need to train. How do you practice your blood drawing skills without a dummy to practice on? How do you review your pre-trip inspection in preparation for your CDL exam?…

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Career Coach Advice

Finding the Right Path Forward to a New Job

If you’re going through a challenging life event like being laid off, are uncertain about a career path or are looking to gain a new skill, here are a few ways FastForward’s Career Coaches can help you. Know your financial assistance resources “If a new student…

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Virginia Workforce

Skilled Workers are Essential

During this time of uncertainty, one thing is for certain: our workers on the frontlines are heroes. We can’t help but think about all of our current students and FastForward graduates who are working hard to keep us well, safe and protected in these challenging times….