Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program Provides A Pathway To Opportunity

Did you know students who complete paid internships as undergraduates have much higher rates of post graduate employment and often start at higher salaries than the rest of their classmates? With this in mind, the State of Ohio is preparing to re-launch their Ohio Third Frontier (OTF) Internship Program to connect students, especially those from

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Is A Coding Bootcamp Right For You? 5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself

In today’s job market Software Developers are in high-demand. With over 6,000 software developer jobs advertised in Cuyahoga County over the past 12 months, and average wages regionally at $85,000, it’s no wonder people are open to exploring a career change. The good news is that thanks to a disruptive new model in education, careers

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3 Mistakes To Avoid At Your Next Networking Event

Whether you are looking for a new job or attending on behalf of your current employer, it can be tempting to think of conferences, professional workshops and other networking opportunities, as “free days” out of the office. It’s understandable to want to relax at these events, however, they are designed to help you develop as

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Employers Are Looking For Diverse Job Candidates In Northeast Ohio

Did you know that diversity initiatives and inclusive hiring practices are increasingly topping the list of important company priorities? For organizations like JumpStart that have always been champions of inclusion, this is welcome news. It’s also being motivated by necessity. Large or small, every company realizes they need innovative ideas and productive teams to survive

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Resume Advice From The Google HR Department

Google’s HR department sees a ton of job candidates, sometimes as many as 50,000 a week. They see a lot of great resumes and a lot of bad ones. What bothers HR head Laszlo Bock is that so many good candidates cheat themselves out of a potential job by committing a deadly sin on their

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New Jobs Don’t Have To Be Scary

Let’s face it, starting a new job can be scary. The idea of tackling the unknown, meeting so many new people and proving your brand in a new place can keep you tossing and turning in the middle of the night more than a scary movie marathon. However, as you learn to adjust to your

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“What Zoo Animal Would You Be?” and Other Crazy Interview Questions

While you ponder whether you would be a zebra or a hippo, consider that these kinds of crazy interview questions are actually very common, both at large corporations and small startups. Believe it or not, your interviewer is asking you these questions for a reason. Nontraditional interviews are intended to probe your ability to think

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Burning Out – A Sign Of Weakness Or A Badge Of Honor?

Company culture is always an important consideration when looking for a new job. Everybody wants the perfect work-life balance, but is there ever really such a thing as “perfect.” The truth is, company culture can often be perceived very differently by management vs. the everyday workforce. Take this story from The New York Times, or this

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Five Questions about CRM Software with JumpStart’s Resident Guru Ben Keller

Customer relationship management (CRM) software is often thought of as a tool for salespeople; but a well-customized CRM system is also critical to the success of most modern nonprofits. While these organizations may not have “customers” in the traditional for-profit sense, they do have plenty of “clients” or “constituents” whose interactions they need to manage.

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What Inspired You to Become an Entrepreneur?

For me it was 100 pounds of popcorn. Not actual popcorn, mind you, but a book I read in the second grade called “100 Pounds of Popcorn,” written by Hazel Krantz. Reading it again now, it’s a pretty standard Beverly Cleary style children’s story featuring a whole host of wholesome 50’s characters (think “Leave it

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