Category Archives: Career

Soft Skills

High school and college teach you the technical skills needed for your future jobs but do you have the soft skills necessary to perform those jobs well? Radio America’s Christian Barrett explains what soft skills are, how strong yours are, … Continue reading

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Human Capital and Productivity

We often think of economic strength in job numbers or statistical growth, but the greatest asset in our economy is human capital. What is human capital? How does it grow and what are the costs and benefits of developing it? … Continue reading

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The College Award Letter

After getting accepted to a college, students will soon receive a financial aid reward letter, explaining the full cost of attending that school and what kind of financial aid they qualify for. But the terminology used in the letters can … Continue reading

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Teen Employment

Fewer American teenagers are getting jobs. In fact, the number has been dropping for decades. Radio America’s Delaney Hertel explores the economic reasons behind this trend, what opportunities teenagers are pursuing instead, and what skills young people will have to … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Traditional Four-Year Colleges

Most high school graduates plan to attend a four-year college but there are quicker and far less expensive ways to launch a successful career. Jose Montoya explains why community colleges, trade schools, and other options might be a much smarter investment. Continue reading

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Traditional vs. Cutting-Edge Economy

Our economy is changing quickly. These days there are far more options in how to catch a ride somewhere, where to find lodging for the night and make other economic decisions. Is the share economy for you? Kylee Zempel examines … Continue reading

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The Financial ABC’s of Starting A Small Business

Can you start a small business with just a little bit of money or do you need to raise a lot before getting started? What parts of a business are worth spending money on and which parts are less important? … Continue reading

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Social Media: A Tool in the Professional World

Social media is a factor in almost every facet of our daily lives, but what are the best ways for young adults to harness the power of these sites for their own career advancement and the benefit of their employers … Continue reading

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