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Connection, Collaboration, and Innovation at the Cisco Networking Academy Conference

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By Jennifer Barr

The annual Cisco Networking Academy Conference opened with a fitting tribute to celebrate its rich 15-year history. Cisco Executive Chairman Emeritus John Morgridge took the stage just days before his 80th birthday and told the audience the story of how Networking Academy was founded. Hundreds of academy instructors and Cisco staff watched in person from Cisco headquarters in San Jose, California and virtually from around the world.

5 Reasons to Study Networking Technology Now

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This post was written by Gary Coman, who oversees engineering and development for Cisco Networking Academy. It originally appeared on the Huffington Post

Home Depot Blog: Before they MET…

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Keith, Mark and Scotty don’t wear aprons, they work in more than one store, and they focus on putting products on the shelves rather than selling them off, but they bleed orange just like other associates.

They’re associates on the Merchandising Execution Team, and their jobs are to make our warehouse-like stores easier to navigate and products easier to find. But just as unusual as their jobs sound, their career paths aren’t what you’d expect.

At Age 67, Some People Retire…Others Start their Second Career

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Tom’s inspiring story begins with him being a World War II veteran. On January 21, 1945, Tom was aboard the USS Ticonderoga when the aircraft carrier was hit by two Japanese kamikaze pilots.

Following the war, Tom took a job with American Airlines, where he worked for 40 years and eventually retired as an operations manager.

After retiring, Tom realized that puttering about the house and watching TV was just not for him.

“I’m not going to sit around and watch TV and waste away,” says Tom. “I need to have something to do.”

From Mail Clerk to Senior Financial Analyst

Associates Pursue Higher Education at The Home Depot
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We’ve all heard the story about the mail room clerk rising to become the chief executive of a big corporation. At Home Depot, it’s doable.

It’s not uncommon to find senior leaders who started as cashiers. Chris Rosson, now a senior financial analyst, began his career as a mail room clerk in 2000. The company values and takes care of its associates, and that has afforded Chris the opportunity to further his education at Chattahoochee Technical College.

Discovery Communications, Miami Dade College and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Provide Career Exploration and Job Skills Development Opportunities for Students

-- Partnership includes career development panels, internships, resume development and other programs --
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February 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - (Miami) Discovery Communications, Miami Dade College (MDC) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) announced a partnership to provide career exploration and job skills development opportunities for MDC and MDCPS students. The partnership, which will include panels, internships, resume development and other programs, is designed to provide critical information on job and career skills and better prepare students to take advantage of available job opportunities in today’s economy.

PepsiCo Sustainability Communications Manager: “Want to Work in CSR? Focus on Service”

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Daniel Pellegrom, senior manager for sustainability communications at PepsiCo, addresses Aman Singh’s question: “What advice would I give to aspiring students and professionals who want to work in CSR?”

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Daniel Pellegrom, senior manager for sustainability communications at PepsiCo, addresses Aman Singh’s question: “What advice would I give to aspiring students and professionals who want to work in CSR?”

Is Sustainability the Answer to New Hire Disenchantment?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Talent management has become a business sustainability hot topic.  In order to meet the growing demands of business sustainability and maintain a competitive advantage over today’s talent seekers, business executives are making ‘first year’ talent management a priority. Business sustainability planning coupled with an increasingly competitive job market has accelerated the need to develop specific business sustainability strategies to manage incoming ‘high potential’ talent.  The ability to identify, select, develop, and retain quality employees will set many organizations apart.  

Winning Workplace: Recognize and Reward Sustainability Talent

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With a multitude of paths to career satisfaction, evidence indicates that “finding meaning in the workplace” may be the single most important factor to long term satisfaction in the workplace.  In fact, research shows that growing work frustrations are directly related to immediate supervision and a lack of recognition.

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