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Employers are looking for your workplace skills—we’ll show you what they are and how to build them

Employers are looking for your workplace skills—we’ll show you what they are and how...

Welcome to the start of a brand new Career Chat series! Over these next several weeks, we’ll be discussing high-impact workplace skills and offer tips for developing yours. Workplace skills, or human skills, describe the way you do your tasks, (as opposed to technical skills, or hard skills, which refer to your ability to do…
What should you earn: a certificate or a degree?

What should you earn: a certificate or a degree?

Chances are, you’ve come across a job posting (or two) that requires a bachelor’s degree, even if the responsibilities don’t align with that kind of education. That’s because employers typically set the standards around credentials. “Jobs do not require four-year degrees,” Harvard Business School summarized in a recent report. “Employers do.” Part of that preference…
Tips to balance work and life

Tips to balance work and life

Hi! So far in this series, we’ve explored ways you can encourage career growth through clear professional development goals, a structured career development plan, guidance from your mentors, and with help from your network. To close this series, we’re going to explore the role work-life balance can play in your growth. Although it’s tempting to…
Networking tips (including go-to courses!)

Networking tips (including go-to courses!)

Chances are, since you’re here on LinkedIn, you’ve already started to build or expand your professional network. Any time you connect with someone new, update your profile, or interact with a post, you’re making progress toward building your network. We are excited to be back discussing career growth and development with you. So far, we’ve…
How to find a mentor: your step-by-step guide

How to find a mentor: your step-by-step guide

Hi there! Welcome back to your series on career growth and development. By now, you may have found some clarity around your professional development goals and have started shaping your career development plan. (If you’re feeling stuck on either of those topics, drop any lingering questions or confusions in the comments.) This week, we’re exploring one aspect of…
Feeling stuck in your career? Start here.

Feeling stuck in your career? Start here.

Hello again! Today marks the beginning of our series on career growth and development. Over the next several weeks, we’ll explore topics related to growing within and toward your chosen path and offer resources to help ease some common growing pains. Choosing your career path can bring a clarity of purpose to your work and…
Cybersecurity Career Spotlight: What it is and how to get started

Cybersecurity Career Spotlight: What it is and how to get started

Welcome to another special issue and our first Career Spotlight. This week, we’re exploring cybersecurity in celebration of the upcoming launch of the Microsoft Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate. Cybersecurity professionals protect data and computer networks from cyber attacks. There are several cybersecurity career paths, each of which is responsible for a different aspect of cybersecurity, like identifying threats,…
Open for a primer on AI, ChatGPT and more

Open for a primer on AI, ChatGPT and more

It’s an exciting time at Coursera: We are proud to be launching DeepLearning.AI’s AI For Good Specialization, which contextualizes how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to address real-world problems, like public health crises and climate change. This launch perfectly aligns with our topic today—the last of our high-income skills series—AI skills. Regardless of your career path, you’re…
A high-income skill for creatives: user experience

A high-income skill for creatives: user experience

So far in our high-income skills series, we’ve explored how you can use data analysis to demonstrate your impact and project management to enhance your workflow. Both of these skill sets tend to involve internal workflows. This week, we’re shifting to an external focus: the user experience. User experience (UX) has to do with understanding the way a person (the user) interacts…
A high-income skill you can start learning today: project management

A high-income skill you can start learning today: project management

We are back with the second issue of our high-income skills series. Last week, we discussed how you can benefit from data analysis skills, even if you aren’t pursuing a career as a data analyst. In the comment section, Cathyann Martin emphasized the link between data analysis and good communication, saying that “being able to share the findings from the…
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