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April was a cool month on the Onward Search Twitter feed and I noticed a number of articles that focused on skills: how to improve a set of them, which ones are in high demand, and how to show them off. Here are my picks for the most useful articles from last month. I hope you enjoy them and hey, if I missed anything (or if it needs a little more salt), let me knowby leaving a comment below. I’ll adjust my recipe next month and give you exactly what you’re looking for!

Apr 1 12 Mind-Blowing Statistics Every Marketer Should Know

The Internet marketing space is constantly evolving so staying up to date and well informed of the latest developments is important to your career. This article on the HubSpot Blog by Marta Kagan calls out some very important statistics that all marketers should be aware of, especially if they want to keep their skill set ahead of their competition.

Apr 11 5 Work-From-Home Habits Strangling Your Biz

Freelancing and working from home is a fantastic gig, if you have the skills and know-how to manage it. Lisa Barone from Outspoken Media offers this great list of work-from-home habits to avoid so you can stay productive, happy and healthy while punching the clock in your pajamas.

Apr 15State of Search: Strong SEM Industry Growth Projected in 2011

If you have Search Marketing, Social, Mobile or SEO chops, you’re going to love this article by Brent Rangen from Search Engine Watch. This study showsnotable growth in those particular fields, and that means skilled professionals like you are needed more than ever to make marketing dreams come true.

Apr 1910 Tips for Effective Self-Branding

Self branding is an essential skill for designers, marketers, developers and anyone who has to sell their personal brand to clients. This article by Kareen Liez from Naldz Graphics breaks down some very effective self-branding techniques, from logos and slogans, all the way to finding inspiration for how best to represent your personality.

Apr 21 Showcasing Skills in Web Design

A well built portfolio is a beautiful thing, and nothing makes a portfolio more beautiful than when it effectively showcases your design skills. Alexander Dawson goes beyond the basics of portfolio advice in this article on Onextrapixel to explain exactly how to present your creative assets and abilities so your prospective clients are informed as well as impressed.

Thanks for stopping by for a bite and I hope you found what you were looking for. Leave a comment below about what you want to see on the menu down the road. After all, this blog, and the Onward Search Career Center, are made just for you so don’t hesitate to tell us what we can do to serve you better!

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