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Whether due to illness, finances, government lockdowns, or other concerns, coming out on top of a business shutdown can feel like an insurmountable challenge. And if you’re a solopreneur, you are, by definition, going it alone. Explore the following marketing tips that are both effective and affordable.  Leverage Analytics   Let’s face it: everything has changed. Whether your shutdown began last spring, last...
Ever wondered why some people seem to have a hassle-free ride to the top of their careers and make a name for themselves, while others fail to reach their full career potential, even though they possess the technical skills to excel?  It All Boils Down to Soft Skills Success isn't limited to technical skills. You need to equally hone your soft skills; human beings are social animals, after all! According to a dictionary,...
If you want a job with compensation that isn’t trash, the sanitation industry might be worth looking into (pun intended).    Society has referred to workers in waste collection as “garbage men”. This name can sometimes minimize the true importance and respect that these hard workers rightfully deserve. Not surprisingly, this can be a fruitful career that serves...
The pandemic has brought a stop to a lot of things we've always considered normal; for one, we can't just waltz in and out of our homes at any time, not even for work! This has consequently led to an appreciation of the work from home lifestyle. Online teaching is quickly gaining traction as a work from home job option, due to its flexibility in work timing and location, ease of work, a wider audience reach, and an increased potential...
More and more employers are understanding that a college degree doesn't guarantee skills.  With more than 10 million jobs available to college dropouts and applicants with alternative non-degree-qualifications, it has never been easier to find employment without a college degree. If you don't have a degree, but are looking for work in the field of financial services and customer...
Poor Frank. It was the end of a wonderful dinner with his clients. Frank X. McNamara declared dinner was on him and strode over to the register. It felt good to be a man in the 1950’s. Especially a man with clients whom he could treat to dinner.  As he reached into his coat pocket, his heart stopped. (Not literally.) He didn’t die. But oh man did he ever wanna! WHERE WAS HIS WALLET!? His plan to impress his...
Are you a college drop out looking for a good job? Or maybe you’re just not the type that enjoys sitting in a classroom for hours.  Whatever it is, you can get a well-paying job. We, at NoDegree, specialize in pairing people with the perfect job, emphasizing skill-based learning rather than university diplomas. In the digital era we’re living in, education is getting democratized, and we don’t need to pay...
Ever had butterflies in your stomach? Maybe it was before a speech or a job interview. Maybe, your voice got shaky. Or, your heart pounded so hard you wondered if you were having a heart attack. Or worse, the answer you diligently practiced for this specific interview question just mysteriously evaporated and you stood wordless in front of the hiring manager. Not to worry, you are not alone. Millions of adults battle with speech or...
Tell us if you think any of the following people are cowards. Alexander the Great. Mahatma Gandhi. Martin Luther King Jr.  Rosa Parks. George Washington. Muhammad Ali. Amelia Earhart.  “Coward” may be the furthest word from your mind to describe these people? How about, “courage”? It certainly took courage for them to accomplish all they did. Does this mean they were actually fearless though?...
If you've ever found yourself competing for opportunities in the job market, you would agree that landing a job can be so damn HARD! Let’s not even get started on the number of hours we spend on processes that lead to a dead end. Remember how much effort it took you to prepare those resumes and cover letters that weren't even acknowledged? Or how you never heard back from the recruitment team?  [Related: How to Write A...
In the past, the only things we needed to study were books, notebooks and a pencil. Today, technology has influenced every single industry, including education. If we take a look back, we’ll notice the magnitude of the change in education over the years. These days, most classrooms are tech-equipped. Students have several tools to help them improve their knowledge, including computers, tablets, artificial intelligence, and...
Imagine what it’d  be like to get paid to have fun. Yes, that fun thing you like doing, imagine getting paid to do it. Imagine not counting down to the weekend, but instead being excited for Mondays. Seems far fetched and too good to be true? The reality is, many people don’t feel that way about Mondays. It’s actually pretty normal for many. But, it shouldn’t be. Most people choose their career not...
The Problem Do you feel as if you lose money faster than you make it? Do you spend money on pretty much whatever you want but your savings account is...well, nonexistent? Are you a bit anxious about your financial stability now, and in the years to come? Do you simply appreciate living an organized life, but just can’t seem to organize your finances? If your answer is no to all the above questions, congratulations! You...
The education industry was one of the most affected by the pandemic. Schools had to completely transform their methods almost overnight, with little to no preparation and low budgets. The adoption of new technologies became a necessity. Here is how the virus accelerated the impact of tech on the sector.  Online Learning When the pandemic hit back in March 2020, the education industry had to solve the problem of how to keep...
‘Adulting’ is often used to describe meeting the demands of being an independent grown-up. You know, things like paying bills, running errands, cooking, etc. Basically it’s meeting all the responsibilities in our lives. The center in all the chaos of living an adult life is employment. It not only pays the bills but, it can also give us a certain level of fulfillment in society. But our lives shouldn’t  revolve...
Do you find yourself  dreading  your morning commute? And even if you can work from home, are you still dreading “going to work”? Do you watch the clock at your office until your shift is finally over? If this scenario sounds relatable, you may be interested in switching to a career path that allows you to explore your passions. And even if you don’t have a college...
No degree? No problem!! A college degree doesn't guarantee skills. More and more employers are understanding that, although historically most have preferred candidates with college degrees. Besides that, not having a degree shouldn't stop you from being able to afford a comfortable living. So, since a college degree on the resume is no longer mandatory, you may be wondering: "But how to write a resume with no education?" or "How to...
Do you have the jitters because of an upcoming job interview? Most people do since, they don’t know what questions will be asked by the interviewer.  Zig Ziglar once said “success occurs when opportunity meets preparation”. A job interview is one of many opportunities that can lead to success. Preparation increases the likelihood of being selected. So say goodbye to pre-job-interview jitters and nightmares. Here are...
Many people have gotten new career opportunities as a result of networking. And you can too, whether you have a degree or not. Sixty percent of people surveyed by the Canadian Networking Survey reported that networking helped them find new clients, referrals or job opportunities.  Nowadays you no longer have to wait for networking events because there are many platforms online that allow you to network in the comfort...
If you've had your eye on a sweet, high paying job in the information technology field but felt like it would be hard to land one without a degree, you've come to the right place!     We've had multiple guests on the  NoDegree  podcast  that are just like you.  T hey don’t have college degrees but still landed great jobs in the IT industry. And  in some cases, they didn't have a...
Data, data, data. Over the years, we have witnessed how this four-letter word has upended industries on a global scale. With the emergence of the pandemic, data has been catapulted at the forefront of the economy in a matter of weeks. Where data was once just a tool to move businesses forward, it has now become the business—a force that’s become so indispensable, companies are scrambling for individuals who can wield it expertly...
Women have faced a long history of being held back in the workplace. Today, however, we are faced with the opportunity to be thought leaders and innovators across all fields. This is not to suggest the barriers are gone; only that those before us have strengthened us to a degree where we can take those barriers on. Here are a few tips for women with big dreams and the will to get them done:    Recognize (and Believe) Your...
  Some of the most successful people have interesting twists in their career path. They strive for greatness and commit to meaningful growth. They may not aim to be the CEO but they somehow become irreplaceable. This article is for those people who desire to have a career progression like Sunder Pichai (CEO of Alphabet/Google) or Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft). This is not for those who want to rise just for the sake of moving up....
According to the Canadian Networking Survey, 60% of people say that networking has helped them find new clients, referrals, and job opportunities. Understand that networking is all about talking to people, making connections, and developing long term relationships for mutual gain. Allow me to explain it in simple words. How does networking make you productive? At work, networking can increase productivity. It facilitates...
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