Investing in America’s data science and analytics talent

via pwc.com

via Business Higher Education Forum

via Business Higher Education Forum

The current shortage of job candidates with data science and analytics (DSA) skills is likely to expand in coming years. 

The best and worst things you can do following your interview

by Robby Vanuxem via LinkedIn

by nandyphotos/Thinkstock

by nandyphotos/Thinkstock

Whether it’s been two hours or two days, time is dragging ever since you had that interview. You are sitting by the phone willing it to ring with some good news. 

3 strategies for projecting confidence

by Anett Grant via Memphis Business Journal 

Image by ISTOCK

Image by ISTOCK

While how confident you feel on the inside can vary by the day, you should always communicate that you are confident on the outside — and the more confident you appear on the outside, the more confident you’ll feel on the inside. 

Advice for graduates: Create your own opportunities

by Stan Silverman via Memphis Business Journal

by PETES HERRARD via GETTY IMAGES

by PETES HERRARD via GETTY IMAGES

Graduates, you have just completed an enormous undertaking. As you seek solutions to work or life’s challenges, I urge you to remember what you learned here about the power of teamwork, and the importance of interpersonal skills in accomplishing your goals. 

Congrats Tech901!

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Tech901

 

2017 Graduating Class

Congrats to our friends and colleagues at Tech901 for achieving their largest graduating class EVER!

Their second year ended strong with 79 Fall graduation awards! A total of 207 new students attended Tech901 courses in 2017.

Keep up to great work, Tech901!

     

    How Turner Construction Company is bringing minorities into the workforce

    by Patrick Johnson via LinkedIn

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    Here in the city of Memphis, minority unemployment is an old problem. Since the 1990s, we have been a majority-minority city, with a population that’s about 63 percent black. Roughly 43 percent of Memphis-area small businesses are black-owned. Yet, those and other minority-owned businesses only account for 0.9 percent of total sales, according to U.S. Census data. 

    3 easy ways to get the most out of your presentations

    by Anett Grant via Memphis Business Journal

    by Getty Images

    by Getty Images

    When you’re asked to give a presentation, how do you feel? Perhaps the first word that comes to mind is “stressed.” Or maybe you feel confident, but you wish you could be even better. Well, you’re in luck! Here are three easy strategies that will decrease your anxiety and increase your impact so that you can get the most out of your presentations. 

    How to build a better you by investing in yourself

    by Mark Pentecost via Memphis Business Journal

    by Getty Images

    by Getty Images

    Seize the day and build a better you for the future. Now is the best time to invest in yourself. Assess where you want to allocate your resources — time, capital, energy — in order to improve your life.

    If you are nothing without the suit, then you shouldn't have it: 3 cardinal tests for anyone who calls himself a Leader

    by Swati Jena via LinkedIN

    Source: http://ironman.wikia.com/wiki/Tony_Stark_(film)

    Source: http://ironman.wikia.com/wiki/Tony_Stark_(film)

    In organizations, a leader typically is a person who talks strategy for a living, inspires people, lives (and often creates) ambiguity, and yes.. breathes innovation instead of air. 

    INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS DAY 2017

    by Awareness Days US International Volunteer Day (IVD)

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    December 5 was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. 

    A word to the wise job seeker

    via Inside Memphis Business

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    Don't forget...

    to say THANK YOU for the opportunity to interview.

    According to AccountTemps, 80 percent of HR managers said they take thank-you notes into account when deciding to hire. But they get thanks from only 24 percent of candidates they've interviewed.

    Suggested ways to convey thanks is via email or handwritten note. A phone call might be OK but the worst is to post on social media or send a text.

    (Men-Please DO NOT text a "thank you")

    The 25 highest-paying jobs in America

    by Evan Comen, Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Stebbins and Thomas C. Frohlich via MSN

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    Most of the highest paid workers are in STEM positions. Only six of the 25 professions with the highest weekly wages are not in STEM fields. Of the 21 high-paying STEM occupations, five are medical professions and nine are engineering roles.

    Moral Mondays Organized by Religious Leaders Who Talk of ‘Fragmentation’

    By Bill Dries via The Daily News

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    A group of 25 local religious leaders are bringing the “Moral Mondays” effort to Memphis with a series of three “table talks” at different churches toward finding a “moral center” on social justice issues. 

    A Global Day of Giving

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    #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving  and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

    Top Resume Writing Tips

    by Alison Doyle via The Balance

    by Pixsooz/iStockphoto.com

    by Pixsooz/iStockphoto.com

    Do you need help writing or updating your resume? It can be challenging because your resume is going to be reviewed by software as well as by hiring managers. You'll need to write a great resume to get your application selected for an interview. 

    11 students go straight from high school to the Memphis Police Department

    by Daniel Connolly via The Commercial Appeal

    by Daniel Connolly, The Commercial Appeal

    by Daniel Connolly, The Commercial Appeal

    The short-staffed police department wants to make the Blue Path high school recruiting program the main way it recruits new police employees.