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Coursera: Looking for Expert Career Resources?
September 2, 2020
Starting a new journey is a big step, and you might feel nervous—especially if you’re not sure where to go or how to get there. When it comes to making a new career move, feeling confident about your learning choices is important. That’s where our career experts can help!

Today, we’re excited to share our new Coursera Job Search Resources.

With these free job search how-to guides, webinars, and more, you’ll be able to confidently connect your learning goals to continuing career success.
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Converting Challenges into Opportunities

Career planning: resume/CV, cover letter, interview

Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age

Introduction to Personal Branding

The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know

Leadership: Leading in Times of Crisis

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Businesses at Risk by Lack of Background Checks
September 2, 2020

Cybersecurity threats and data breaches are on the rise and a lack of background checking could be putting global businesses at risk according to new research.

HireRight’s annual benchmarking survey found almost one third (32%) of participating global companies said they do not conduct checks on any of their extended workforce including temporary workers, contractors and interns.

Yet over half (54%) of those asked said they were finding discrepancies in candidates’ employment histories and 48% said that their safety and security had benefited from more consistent screening.

As the extended workforce may still have access to sensitive information, and more staff are currently working remotely where connections aren’t as protected, the report suggested that many businesses could be putting their security at risk.

“While there is currently still a stark difference in attitudes towards screening between the U.S. and the rest of the world, the gap is closing as more and more companies are starting to better understand the benefits of candidate and employee background checks, and are using background screening to help mitigate their hiring risk,” said Guy Abramo, CEO of HireRight.