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Product Marketing Managers: What They Do and How to Become One

Thousands of new products are released every day, but have you ever wondered what actually goes into bringing them to market? Product marketing managers are at the forefront of all the behind the scenes work. They collaborate with engineers and creative teams to help bring a product from concept to commercialization.  They’re involved in things like pricing, strategy, market analysis, branding and messaging.  A product...

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01 Sep 2016
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Craig Jones: Staying up to Date with HTML5 to Further His Career

Craig Jones, a learner from Atlanta, Georgia, shares how he used edX and W3Cx courses to stay current in his field of work, supplement his resume, and further his job search. I started my professional career in 1996 as a graphic designer in marketing communications for a rapidly growing telecom, and soon found myself pulled into creating design and graphics for the company’s first web site....

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31 Aug 2016
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Career Changing Skills You Need

Not heading back to school this fall? That’s no reason to stop learning. As you embark on the step from university to the workplace, there’s still so much you can learn to help further your career as you set out. Employers care about the knowledge you’ve acquired in school, but the soft skills required to be successful in the workplace are also important. The ability to effectively communicate, work in...

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23 Aug 2016
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Software Engineers: What They Do and How to Become One

Groundbreaking technology is only groundbreaking for so long. New is constantly replacing old, as demand for growth is constant. Both individuals and organizations look to utilize the latest technology, in turn creating demand for software engineers who make many of these advancements possible. Think about the last time you used Excel, Photoshop, iTunes, or even Google Chrome. They were all constructed by software engineers. Operating...

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11 Aug 2016
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Tim Banks: Exploring His Personal and Professional Interests with edX

Tim Banks, a learner currently residing in Singapore, shares how he uses edX courses to explore his personal interests and stay current in his field of work. EdX offers access to wonderful teachers at top grade universities. It would almost be criminal to not make the most of this opportunity, one that would otherwise be impossible (who can believe you can learn one month from Caltech, and another month...

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05 Aug 2016
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Start Your Career With One of the Best Jobs of 2016

Having trouble determining which career is right for you?  That’s normal. Choosing a career is difficult, and choosing a new one can be even harder. For many, the hard part is finding a field that actually piques their interest. For others, the real challenge is deciding between multiple careers that are equally as appealing. When making any career decision, it’s important to have an up-to-date knowledge of the most...

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03 Aug 2016
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David: Applying edX Courses at Work

David, a Belgian learner, shares how he was able to use edX courses to assist his colleagues and supplement his own work. You could call me a lifetime learner. I started working after I earned my Bachelor’s degree in finance and insurance. A few years later, following a career change, I started to take evening courses to get a Master’s degree in commercial science. After receiving the degree, I decided...

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29 Jul 2016
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Goal Setting: The Key to Personal and Professional Development

Without goals, we get caught up in the inessentials and allocate time to activities that, in reality, don’t further our long-term growth. We all have wishes – to learn something new, get a job, get in shape, etc. – but for most of us, that’s all they are: wishes. Rarely do wishes become actual goals, and that’s because all we’re doing is articulating our desires....

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27 Jul 2016
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Muhandiramalage: Broadening Her Educational Expertise with EdX

An edX learner with a true passion for education, Muhandiramalage, a chemistry teacher, shares the story of how edX helped her gain knowledge in a vast range of subjects. I’ve been working as a high school chemistry teacher in a British Curriculum School in the United Arab Emirates for the past 18 years. I’m originally from Sri Lanka, but due to civil war, my husband...

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22 Jul 2016
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Front-End Web Development: What You Need to Know

Whether it’s on our laptops, tablets or phones, we’re always connected to the Internet. Our digital presence makes websites powerful marketing tools, and most companies recognize the importance of having a well-dressed, seamlessly integrated site. With over 1 billion existing websites on the Internet, it can be hard to stand out and provide users with a memorable experience. That’s why businesses are constantly looking for skilled...

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21 Jul 2016