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Career Coach Advice

Strengthening soft skills through FastForward training

Job training and career certificates aren’t the only benefits students gain from FastForward programs. During workforce training, students inherently gain “soft” skills that can be used in both the workplace and day-to-day life. Some of the most common soft skills students develop during FastForward training include…

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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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Student Tips

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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Student Tips

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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Student Tips

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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Student Tips

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…