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Weekly Contributor at Forbes.com

Mark contributes weekly to Forbes.com, exploring careers, education, the millennial and Z generations, the skills gap, and workforce development. He brings a fresh perspective to the conversation about today’s younger generations and what they’re truly capable of in our changing economy and workforce. Check out his latest pieces below.

The Top 25 Soft Skills Remote Workers Need In 2021—And 3 Ways To Get Them

Posted January 17, 2021 by Mark Perna A new analysis identifies the ten best fields for remote work—and their most in-demand skills. Mark’s article, “The Top 25...

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4 Ways Hiring And Recruitment Will Change In 2021

Posted January 10, 2021 by Mark Perna Across industries, talent acquisition will look a lot different this year. Mark’s article, “4 Ways Hiring And Recruitment Will Change...

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Women Are Winning The Battle For Cyber Hygiene At Work

Posted December 22, 2020 by Mark Perna But in the age of remote work, we can all step it up a notch. Mark’s article, “Women Are Winning...

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A Look Back On This Year—And 3 Powerful Career Lessons For 2021

Posted December 19, 2020 by Mark Perna 2021 is a fresh start—but we have to be realistic about where we’re starting from. Mark’s article, “A Look Back...

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A Tale Of Two Degrees—And The Happy Ending This Woman Found In The Trades

Posted December 19, 2020 by Mark Perna For this Millennial college graduate, ironworking was the plot twist no one was expecting. Mark’s article, “A Tale Of Two...

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Diversity Has Its Rewards. Just Ask This Multi-Billion Dollar Company

Posted December 7, 2020 by Mark Perna New to the world of finance, this Latina Gen-Z intern delivered something unique. Mark’s article, “Diversity Has Its Rewards. Just...

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In Their Own Words: Apprentices Tell It Like It Is

Posted November 23, 2020 by Mark Perna What it’s like, what makes it rewarding and why they do it. Mark’s article, “In Their Own Words: Apprentices Tell...

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From Apprentice To Entrepreneur: “Apprenticeship Changed My Life”

Posted November 23, 2020 by Mark Perna It’s not where you start after high school. It’s where you end up. Mark’s article, “From Apprentice To Entrepreneur: ‘Apprenticeship...

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week. Here’s Why More People Should Know

Posted November 23, 2020 by Mark Perna Grey-collar jobs are on the rise—and apprenticeships are a hot ticket to land one. Mark’s article, “It’s National Apprenticeship Week....

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Manufacturing Is A Career, Not A Job

Posted November 9, 2020 by Mark Perna If you think manufacturing is a low-skilled, low-paid industry, think again. Mark’s article, “Manufacturing Is A Career, Not A Job,”...

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