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A Former WeWork Executive Has Launched His Own Coworking Startup

March 28, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As an executive at WeWork, Frank Bistrian’s vision for coworking differed from the company’s notoriously bold, energetic culture. “You go home on the train,” he says, “and it looks like people are just beaten up at the end of the day.” Bistrian left WeWork, where he had served as head...

How To Get a World-Class Education For Free on The Internet

March 2, 2018 As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg. In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a...

Five Skills Everybody Will Need For the Jobs of the Future

February 26, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Work—the very meaning of the word—is undergoing metamorphosis. In a few years’ time, traditional office employees all over will find themselves suddenly working for themselves, working freelance, or perhaps out of work entirely and seeking a new path forward. What’s a person to do? To answer that, the Institute for...

Five Skills Everybody Will Need For The Jobs of The Future

February 22, 2018 Work—the very meaning of the word—is undergoing metamorphosis. In a few years’ time, traditional office employees all over will find themselves suddenly working for themselves, working freelance, or perhaps out of work entirely and seeking a new path forward. What’s a person to do? To answer that, the Institute for...

LinkedIn and Microsoft Will Now Write Your Resume For You

February 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Finding the right words to describe your last job no longer needs to be a thesaurus-combing ordeal. Microsoft and LinkedIn can automatically do it for you. The software company and social-networking service—the former of which acquired the latter in 2016 for $26 billion—together have launched Resume Assistant, a Word-integrated tool...

LinkedIn and Microsoft Will Now Write Your Resume For You

February 15, 2018 Finding the right words to describe your last job no longer needs to be a thesaurus-combing ordeal. Microsoft and LinkedIn can automatically do it for you. The software company and social-networking service—the former of which acquired the latter in 2016 for $26 billion—together have launched Resume Assistant , a Word-integrated...

All The Ways Women Are Still Discriminated Against in STEM

January 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Women make up 24% of the workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or “STEM”) fields in the US, according to Census Bureau data. A new Pew Research Center analysis offers a grimmer statistic to layer on top of that: Half those women—despite comprising a fourth of the workforce—have experienced...

Barre instructors Are in as Much Demand as Full Stack Developers, LinkedIn Says

December 10, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When picking a profession, the traditional mother’s mantra—doctor, lawyer, engineer—no longer entirely applies. Positions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM) are some of the fastest-growing, of course. But many of the most promising new jobs in 2017 are being driven by more wide-sweeping cultural movements. According to a...

Tim Cook Says It’s Better to Learn to Code Than Learn English as a Second Language

October 12, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Coding, says Apple CEO Tim Cook, is the best foreign language that a student in any country can learn. The tech leader—who is touring France this week, including meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron—gave some brief thoughts on education in a video interview with French outlet Konbini. Said Cook: If...

Spotify is Now Deciding What Music is Politically Acceptable for Listening

August 17, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Music is political. Musicians are political. This we knew. Turns out that music-streaming services, the digital platforms that are supposed to merely host all of our songs and albums, are as well. Following a week of tumult in American politics that began with a violent race-related protest in Charlottesville, Virginia,...