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How Social Are Your Skills?

How would you classify your social interactions in the work place? Are you the kind of person who clocks in and out at the allocated time, barely lifting your gaze from your computer screen to...

As a Techie, is Project Management for You?

In today’s quicksilver tech industry, companies are continuously investing in new projects in order to stay ahead of the competition. No big surprise there. But what does it mean to...

Our Top 10 Ways to Network Your Way into a Tech Career

Have you thought about becoming an expert in networking, before you become an expert in networking? Finding the correct job for you hinges on many factors: knowing what you want, setting...

Why Does Domain Knowledge Matter to Techies?

Domain knowledge is increasingly sought after by employers looking to precision-match candidates to jobs. Let us walk you through: What this concept means What it means to you How...

Career Advice Cisco Employees Would Give Our 20-Year-Old Selves

We asked some Cisco employees what advice they would give interns – or what advice they would tell their 20-year-old selves if they could go back in time. Here are some of their replies. ...

Ideal Mix of Career Skills to Succeed

Digitization is changing the playing field so comprehensively and so exponentially that the whole concept of employability is being transformed. If you are pursuing a CCNA or a CCNP –...

Techie’s Communication Checklist

In our digital age, communication skills are a key requisite for techies in order to communicate the importance of their work to colleagues and customers. And while you do not have to be a...

Do Techies need Budgeting Skills?

Gone are the days when it was down to the financial director alone to keep his or her fingers on the purse strings. Today a key part of project management in any company means having the...

Are You Ready to Lead?

Sixth president of the U.S., John Quincy Adams, was asked to share his thoughts on leadership. What makes someone a leader, his audience wanted to know. “If your actions inspire others to...

Grit leads you to Success

What makes someone successful? Take a look around your classroom or office or company right now. What makes one person in your vicinity more successful than others? Let’s assume that...

Are You Thinking Critically Enough?

When was the last time you searched for something on the Internet? Last night? This morning? Two minutes ago? Chances are that you, like most of us, are out there using your laptop or mobile...

Ideate Like a Pro

Wanted : Innovative thinkers. Creative problem-solvers. Disruptive decision-makers. Makers. Shakers. Fire-starters. Brain-stormers. Ideators. Wherever you are in your studies or your...

Seven Tips to Perfect Your Presentation Skills

The chances are that at some point in your career, you are going to have to deliver a presentation. From team results to strategic objectives to long-term vision, you may well find yourself on...

What is Your Personal Brand?

So everyone knows what a brand is, right? And everyone knows who the big brands are. Who has not heard of Coke, Nike, or Apple? And these brands come with a set of attributes or qualities...

Break Down Complex Problems through Data Analysis

Data. There’s no shortage of it in today’s digitized world. In fact, every day, we are flooded by new information, new knowledge that has to be assimilated, processed, and...

Being Positive means Better Problem Solving

How important to you is being happy in your work? Very? Not really?  Nice to have? Well, there is actually a growing body of research to suggest that happiness at work and...

Resolving Workplace Conflicts

It is inevitable. When you bring different people with different ideas, approaches, experiences, and perspectives together, there is bound to be conflict from time to time. The very...

Workplace Etiquette and Your Success

There is more to prospering in a new role and building a solid, rewarding career than what’s written in your resume. Or how you handle yourself in interviews. Ask any successful engineer,...

Putting Your Emotional Intelligence to Work

If you are a current or former Cisco Networking Academy student, it is a pretty safe bet that you have developed the tech smarts and the analytical skills to kick-start a healthy career in...

Advice on Finding and Leveraging a Mentorship

Reaching out and building a relationship with a mentor can be a career improving step that you should consider taking. Wisdom is often gained from experiences and by communicating with a...