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Career Development

Discover Merit America’s Career Development blog category, offering valuable insights and practical tips for advancing your career. Explore resume writing, interview preparation, skill development, networking, and industry-specific guidance. Unlock your true potential and gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. Start your journey to success with our actionable career guidance today!

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Demystifying the Hiring Process at Merit America

Why Personalizing the Candidate Experience Matters It is no secret that job searching and hiring can be a complex and convoluted process, filled with unspoken rules and unexpected twists and turns. Unsurprisingly, more and more candidates are seeking transparency around the hiring process, which they would invest their time, energy, and labor into.  According to…

How to Get a Job in IT: Entry-Level IT Jobs with Training

In today’s competitive job market, breaking into the IT industry without a traditional degree might seem challenging. However, there are pathways available that combine training and real-world experience, opening doors to lucrative entry-level IT jobs.  In this guide, we’ll explore key steps and opportunities to launch your IT career, with a focus on IT training…

The Best Candidate Experience Ever: A Review of Merit America

Driven by transparency, accountability, and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, Merit America’s Talent Acquisition team is dedicated to delivering an exceptional candidate experience. Curious about what to expect? In this blog post, Jula, a business development representative at Merit America, candidly recounts her recent candidate experience, providing insights into why she considers it the…

Reimagining Education: Exploring College Alternatives in the Tech Realm

If you’re considering alternatives to going to college, you’re not alone. Many people are looking toward alternative education pathways, especially within the tech industry. What are the benefits of college alternatives? Which college alternatives are worth considering?  Organizations like Merit America have gained attention for their innovative, fast, and flexible programs, and there are many…

In the Tech Frontier: The Google IT Support Professional Certificate Explored

The tech industry is on the rise, and there’s a clear demand for IT professionals. The Google IT Support Professional Certificate offers a pathway for those interested in this field.  This article will detail the costs and potential job opportunities associated with the certificate. We’ll also discuss the role of Merit America. If you’re considering…

Breaking Into Tech: A Guide to Merit America’s Data Analytics Program

Ever thought about a career in tech? Specifically data analytics? Figuring out how to get into data analytics and how to get data analytics training can feel overwhelming. But that’s where Merit America’s data analytics program comes in! In this article, we’ll talk about how to get into data analytics and what Merit America’s data…

Navigating a Career in Tech: Which Role Is Right for You?

The tech industry offers a wide range of career opportunities, each with its own set of requirements and rewards. But if you’re looking to break into the field, it can be challenging to determine which role aligns best with your skills and interests.  Wondering “Which tech job is right for me?”  Merit America is here…

The Future of UX Design: Skills, Training, and Career Options

User Experience (UX) design is changing how we engage with digital platforms. As the digital world grows, so does the importance of creating intuitive and user-friendly experiences. This rise in significance makes the demand for skilled UX designers higher than ever.  In this article, we’ll uncover the top UX designer skills, explore the available trainings…

How Merit America is making hiring more inclusive for people with disabilities (and why you should care)

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and raise awareness about the importance of creating inclusive workplaces. At Merit America, we are committed to building a workplace where everyone feels welcome and supported, regardless of their ability. Why You Should Care A diverse and…

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Pivoting into Tech: A Guide for Former Teachers

In a rapidly evolving world driven by technology, career transitions have become more common than ever before. Former teachers make up just one group of professionals that has been gaining attention for their successful career transitions. Educators, armed with invaluable skills in communication, empathy, and adaptability, are finding their niche in the technology space. Here…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Data Analytics | Merit America

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the demand for skilled data analysts has surged to unprecedented heights, driving companies across industries to harness the power of data-driven decision-making. Here at Merit America, our programs encompass a blend of technical training from organizations such as Google, where you will gain expertise in various technical content and…

Accountability & Transparency: Merit America’s Candidate Experience

Through their commitment to transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement, the Merit America Talent Acquisition team has navigated the intricate landscape of candidate engagement to create an enriching and impactful experience. In this blog post, Merit America’s Director of Talent Acquisition Katie Rakusin shares some of the insights her team has learned to build a great…

Remote Work: Saving Money, Time, and Sanity!

The pandemic has propelled the remote work revolution, forcing companies to embrace work from home culture for the safety of their employees. As organizations and the workforce embrace the freedom and flexibility it provides, remote work has redefined the traditional working environment and can be a divisive topic among employers and employees. According to a…