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This Week in Jobs DMV: Blaze Your Own Trail

Be your own self-help coach.

There are, um, more constructive ways to make change when things go wrong. (Gif via Giphy)

Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge.”). Below is this week’s edition; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Paving His Own Path

Many times in life, we’re aware of a major issue that we need to address. Out of fear or anxiety, a natural response is to downplay or outright ignore the issue. But normally, the best way to move past these things is to face them head on.

That’s what University of Maryland football coach Mike Locksley did recently when he became frustrated with the lack of coaches of color getting opportunities to coach. Locksley created the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches last year, aiming to provide resources and networking opportunities for underrepresented coaches of all levels.

Though the issue won’t be completely resolved with this coalition, Locksley is making a significant impact by attacking the problem directly. The next time you’re concerned about issues regarding your resume or employment, be sure to address those issues headfirst.

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Find out which companies from the DMV made it on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list.

Owings Mills-based Reference Hive provides a web platform for people to build online profiles in order to facilitate the hiring process for individuals and employers alike.

Following a recent $1.6 million round of funding backed by Serena Williams, digital health company HUED aims to improve healthcare access and quality for Black and Latinx individuals.

Check out these six resources that are helping Baltimore adults get their GEDs and prepare for their careers.

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The End

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