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  • July 21, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Welcome to the weekend (almost)! We’re counting down the days until Udemy LIVE, now just a week away, but we’re still keeping an eye on the news Forgot Where You Parked Good This column explores the role forgetting plays in our ability to learn over the longer term While it can feel frustrating not to recall a...

  • July 14, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    What’s happening in the world Disappointment if you’re into brain games, advice for whipping your workday into shape, the high school graduation of a Nobel laureate, and an unexpected threat to jobs in one American state Brain-training games don’t really train brains, a new study suggests Sorry, folks, doing...

  • July 7, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday! Today, we bring you skills for jobs of the future… but also a retro technology that’s rising again like a phoenix! And maybe liberal arts majors and techies can coexist peacefully after all 7 Critical Skills For the Jobs of the Future We’ve shared lists like this before: the areas where you can...

  • How to Build a Career, Not Just Find a Job

    Developing your professional network will be far more valuable than uploading your resume to every listing site on the internet Headlines abound whenever Facebook or Google introduce a new feature or product Recently, both rolled out similar services for job seekers, but don’t expect these tools to take all the...

  • June 30, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Another weekend, another occasion to celebrate: July 4th! Here in San Francisco, our famous fog often gets in the way of the city’s fireworks display, but that doesn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm We’re also enthused about this week’s roundup of interesting articles, so let’s do it It Had Us At "Hello": The...

  • June 23, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Pride Weekend! That’s what we’re gearing up for here in San Francisco, and lots of Udemy folks will surely be participating in Sunday’s big parade Hope there’s something fun happening where you live too! Want to Work for Jaguar Land Rover Start Playing Phone Games Sorry, they’re not talking about...

  • June 16, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    It’s really feeling like summer around here Maybe that’s why we’re lightening the tone for this week’s roundup Sure, we’ve got the usual dispatches from the world of AI and workplace disruption, but we’ve also got a baby gorilla and Ms Pac-Man 3 Trends That Will Disrupt Your Workplace Forever Business...

  • June 9, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Topping off the news this week is the release of Udemy’s new research report, “Workplace Confidential: The Real Story Behind Stress, Skills, and Success in America” Among other findings, our survey revealed that employees are feeling more stressed than they were a year ago and one of the top stressors is fear of...

  • June 2, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Welcome to the weekend, roundup readers! We’ve got lots of juicy content about AI, robots, and the future Check it out When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Sound the Same Dire Warning About Jobs, It’s Time to Listen So, what was it these two titans of industry warned 2017 grads about Yup, it’s automation...

  • How to Be Ready When Opportunity Knocks

    Opportunities don't just fall into our laps, asking us simply to pick them up and run with them One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Roman philosopher Seneca, is Luck is when preparation meets opportunity Sometimes during our career journey, we may feel “stuck” in a particular role or wonder why...

  • May 26, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    How was your week Did you learn anything new We’re looking forward to celebrating a long Memorial Day weekend here, but that can’t happen till we share the week's batch of reading material Here we go Before You Agree to Take on New Work, Ask 3 Questions Sometimes, getting that dream job or plum assignment...

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