• Start Building Skills

    The cost of a college education is making aspiring professionals rethink whether a degree is a requirement for success. There are other options such as certifications, online courses(MOOCs), non-traditional degrees, apprenticeships, and online badges. Professionals who pursue a degree should consider how each course builds transferable or technical skills needed to reach career objectives – every course should… Continue Reading

  • Validating Your Skills

    The final stage in a skills based approach is the validation stage; this is where you find ways to establish credibility with the skills in your skill set. You are already telling an audience you have these skills, now you want to prove or demonstrate your expertise with them. Why do you need to validate… Continue Reading

  • Badge Concept: Professional Website

    Professionals often have to verify their proficiency in a technology, language, or skill; we will refer to the presentation and validation of this proficiency as a “badge”. Visually speaking, a badge could be a background image with overlaying content about the proficiency and perhaps a link to a third-party verification. A professional website currently promotes… Continue Reading