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September 18, 2015: Friday news roundup

We made it to Friday! Whatcha got cookin’ for the weekend? Hopefully, it includes learning and discovery.

Five reasons to swipe right for a new job
There’s no longer a stigma to switching jobs every few years, but that doesn’t mean you should bail on your current employer without giving it some serious reflection. Here are five signals to heed when asking yourself, should I stay or should I go?

Americans agree computer science is important—but only one-quarter of US schools teach it
The skills gap is real, and its roots go all the way back to junior high, according to a revealing survey conducted by Gallup and Google. But it’s not necessarily the fault of the schools themselves. According to this author, “It’s clear this is a talent development ecosystem issue—one that is the collective fault of employers, politicians, parents and more.”

Six ways to tell if you work for a really great company
Jack Welch, the former chairman and CEO of GE, knows a few things about building great companies. So, it carries a lot of weight when he says the number one sign you’re working for one is that your employer demonstrates “a real commitment to continuous learning.”

Gaps in earnings stand out in release of college data
This recent data dump from our government contained brought some uncomfortable truths to light. While it isn’t surprising that graduates of elite colleges earn more, there’s a stark difference between salaries of men and women from those same schools. And once you dig beneath the elite, the income numbers plummet.

Why self-awareness separates the best from the rest in corporate training
Darren Shimkus, GM of Udemy for Business, explains how companies can become more attuned to their training needs and implement a solution that arms employees with the critical skills they (and your business) need to be productive and successful in their roles.

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