Skill Building

Options for continuing your skill-building.

Learning Responsive Web Design

Have you ever tried to buy a product on your smartphone only to find that the text is too hard to read or the page cuts off? Maybe you have tried to show a friend something interesting on your tablet, only to be frustrated when the page doesn’t lay out as nicely as it did on your laptop? Responsive web design is about using HTML and CSS to allow users to view the same web page on multiple devices with ease.

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Tips To Foster Long-Term Client Relationships For A Successful Career In Sales

Any company is only as strong as its current client base. Businesses come and go on a daily basis, but it is the companies that heavily invest in their customer relations that stick around year after year. Whether you are entering a career in sales or are looking to become a marketing manager, you must know how to foster long-term client relationships to be successful in your field. (more…)

David LeWine: From Commercial Fisherman to Teacher to Software Engineer at Jana

After a bit more than a year at the job, I’m still learning new things all the time and I have a sense of a lot of open possibilities that will afford continuous opportunities for learning new things — I still don’t know where this adventure will take me in the next few years, but I feel like the possibilities … will be fun, satisfying ones, and I like the sense that I am still in the midst of an adventure. —David Lewine, software engineer at Jana

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What Are the Best Resources for Learning Search Engine Optimization?

Imagine you were interested in finding a cooking seminar, comedy show, or (ahem) marketing course in New York. Assuming you hadn’t been to one before and didn’t have a referral from a friend, you’d probably start with Google. You’d type a query into the search bar and then you’d scan the results for a promising option.

Which would you select? Would you scour the search results through to page 5 or 20? Probably not. Most likely, you’d choose from the first page of search results. (more…)

How to Move from a Retail Sales Job into a Sales Career at a High-Growth Company

If retail isn’t stimulating you as you’d like it to, the transferable skills you’ve built in that role can help you to land a non-retail sales role. Transitioning from a retail work experience, a sales opportunity at a high-growth company can be challenging. At your retail sales job, you may have had a set of sales techniques you followed and always knew what was expected of you. Once you move into a new role, all this comfort and familiarity goes right out the window. This kind of sales job requires resourcefulness, ambition, and lots of innovation. (more…)

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