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Robotics programs encouraging STEM education nationwide
Education World
STEM education is ever evolving in the classroom and the robotics movement nationwide aims to add fun and creativity into the mix. "Building robots is a sport for the mind, and, despite being unorthodox, it's become an officially recognized high school sport in two states, and more states are set to follow," reports Frank Smith of EdTech Magazine.
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7 ways you can control your job search progress
AOL Jobs
Searching for a job is a lonely experience. If you have come to the decision that you want to leave your current employer and search for a new position, you need to be very circumspect about the whole process, lest the wrong people find out at the wrong time. And, if you are unemployed while searching, you'll find that no matter how much you are networking and interacting with friends and even your family, you are ultimately on your own. Your family and friends, no doubt, want to be supportive and help. However, sometimes they aren't in a position to know how best to do that. Add another layer to the sense of isolation that you may experience.
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How technology can help close the skills gap in STEM education
The Huffington Post
A new report from the Education Testing Services group highlights a relatively silent but highly urgent problem in America: the skills gap in STEM education. What we mean by "skills gap" is the mismatch between the kinds of skills employers say they need compared to the skills our students possess. Right now, our students, especially millennials, are losing ground to the rest of the world. ETS' report found that in numeracy skills, the U.S. was tied for last among 22 developing countries. In the field of problem solving and technology rich environments, U.S. millennials also ranked last.
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Are you experiencing career frustration?
By Hank Boyer
One of the most unexpected things about a career or job choice is that sooner or later you realize that you are experiencing some level of career frustration. What is the likelihood of feeling satisfied with your current career/job all of the time? If you said "not good," you would be right. There will always be parts of the job that you prefer less. There are usually challenging people with whom you must work. There will be things you don't think are fair. The problem is that there are no guarantees you'll find things any better at a different employer.
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Formatting tips: Elevate your resume from plain to professional
Business 2 Community
While the content of your resume critical, the format plays an important role as well. You may have exceptional experience, results and expertise, but if employers can't quickly find what they are looking for, you run the risk of being overlooked. A resume that is packed densely with blocks of text, has no real differentiation between sections, and is unappealing to the eye can leave a less than stellar impression. Bring your resume to life by implementing some strategic formatting so that it looks more professional and engaging.
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No, science isn't 'a boy thing,' and these genius girls prove it
The Huffington Post
Science isn't just for one gender — just ask the girls in Microsoft's new ad. Despite their young ages, they all have impressive scientific accomplishments under their belts. But they also admit that society hasn't created a world where their academic interest is easily accessible for students like them. "[Girls] might really love science, but they might be ... afraid people might think, 'Oh, don't boys do that? That's a boy thing,'" one girl explained.
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5 new technology trends in job searching
U.S. News & World Report
Monitoring human resource and recruiting technology news can reveal some interesting new trends coming to a job search near you. Finding the right talent match is becoming tougher for many companies, and that struggle is spawning new apps, marketing tactics and services. With so many new tools hitting the recruiting market, you never know which you may run into or which ones will stick around. Some may even help you make your mark and get hired.
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