Landing a Job in the 21st Century: Crafting a Strong Narrative to Nail Your Next Interview

Few things in life are more harrowing than a job interview: your career and financial well-being are at stake, and people are literally judging every word you say. In this post we’ll focus on one of the most underrated—but increasingly necessary—strategies for demonstrating your talents in a way hiring managers will appreciate: crafting a personal Read more about Landing a Job in the 21st Century: Crafting a Strong Narrative to Nail Your Next Interview[…]

Measuring What Matters: Major Focus vs. Foundational Skills Instruction

Our ongoing research into the foundational skills crisis opens up a lot of interesting conversations. We’re living through a major shift in education right now, as students and institutions react to changes in technology, culture, and the economy. Many of our biggest questions right now revolve around the challenges of creating a coherent narrative when Read more about Measuring What Matters: Major Focus vs. Foundational Skills Instruction[…]

Critical Thinking Is Your Superpower: This is Your Origin Story

As a college student or a young professional entering the workforce, you’ll rely on a set of skills you’ve spent years developing to meet your goals and distinguish yourself from your peers. Some of these involve technology, some are subject-specific, and some are interpersonal. All are important, and yet none will serve you better in Read more about Critical Thinking Is Your Superpower: This is Your Origin Story[…]

The Competitive Edge of Professional Development

It’s no surprise that having a high turnover rate among your employees is bad for business: morale sinks and institutional knowledge leaks out the door. While compensation remains the main reason newer entrants to the workforce leave their jobs, opportunities for professional development follows a close second.   In today’s rapidly evolving landscape, employees need to Read more about The Competitive Edge of Professional Development[…]

In Defense of Liberal Arts: How the New Economy Is Resurfacing The Need for a Liberal Arts Education

In a recent interview with Kara Swisher, investor Mark Cuban made headlines when he predicted the coming demand for liberal arts majors. “I think a liberal arts major is just as important in the future as a coding major,” Cuban said, going on to note that computer science grads have better short term prospects right Read more about In Defense of Liberal Arts: How the New Economy Is Resurfacing The Need for a Liberal Arts Education[…]

When a Handshake Isn’t Just a Handshake: 3 “Tells” That New Hires Need Foundational Skills Training

Recent grads entering the workforce can bring with them unlimited potential—but also the need to invest in coaching to get them off on the right foot. Most companies take time to orient new employees to the demands of their particular office and job, however this often isn’t enough. In our work with companies around Boston Read more about When a Handshake Isn’t Just a Handshake: 3 “Tells” That New Hires Need Foundational Skills Training[…]

Going Off-Book: Setting Textbooks Aside to Teach Foundational Skills

No visualization of the college experience would be complete without a bulky pile of textbooks stacked upon a dormitory desk for a long night of studying. And while the format provides a way for students to memorize the key concepts, vocabulary, and history within any number of subjects, it also has its limitations. The process Read more about Going Off-Book: Setting Textbooks Aside to Teach Foundational Skills[…]

Debunking Professional Development Myths with NimblyWise Chief of Staff Sara Ortins

As NimblyWise’s Chief of Staff, Sara Ortins has played an integral role in the company’s Real-time Learning for Professionals program. The offering works with new employees to cultivate the foundational skills necessary to perform at a high level in today’s knowledge economy. “We found these recent grads to be highly motivated learners,” Ortins says, “but Read more about Debunking Professional Development Myths with NimblyWise Chief of Staff Sara Ortins[…]

3 Hard Truths About Soft Skills: Why The Most Sought After Skills Aren’t Prioritized In Higher Education

Reference any one of several surveys of hiring managers and you’ll find a common refrain: today’s graduates are entering the workforce ill-prepared for jobs that increasingly demand soft skills like critical thinking and communication. These foundational skills (and related skills including problem-solving, information literacy, and creativity) enable professionals to navigate a complex and evolving world Read more about 3 Hard Truths About Soft Skills: Why The Most Sought After Skills Aren’t Prioritized In Higher Education[…]

Credo Education Rebrands as NimblyWise

Boston, MA, February 12, 2019 In connection with the sale of Credo Reference Ltd. in November, 2018, Credo Education Inc. was spun out as an independent entity. Credo Education Inc. has now changed its corporate name to NimblyWise Inc. NimblyWise works with higher education institutions and corporations to prepare students and employees for continuous learning Read more about Credo Education Rebrands as NimblyWise[…]