The Career Factor participants are getting excited to meet in person at Tech-Ed next month! You can witness their reunion in person and online--watch the Career Factor website for details as the conference draws nearer.

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In the meantime, mark your calendar for a special résumé workshop Wednesday, April 13 at 2pm PDT (check your local time), brought to you by Career Factor and the Microsoft Certified Career Conference team. Popular presenter Heather Ackmann will discuss "Career Essentials: Writing a Résumé with Word 2010," featuring tips and tricks to help you present yourself to future employers. Registration details for this free event will be posted to Born to Learn and the Career Factor site soon.

Read on for recent updates to the Career Factor website:

Eddie – The Do-It-Yourself IT Pro, California
Goal: Transition back into the IT industry, obtain TS and PRO level certifications
This week: Eddie has been swamped with his new job, family illness and studying for his final A+ exam, but some good news: he’ll be attending Tech•Ed North America in May! Even better, he passed his exam and is already looking ahead to conquering Microsoft Certification!

Bojan – The Aspiring Microsoft Certified Master, UK
Goal: Take the MCM course and pass the Exchange 2010 MCM exam
This week: Bojan’s final video from the in-person MCM training is now available! Find out what he thought went well and where he wished he’d done things differently, and hear his advice for future MCM candidates.

Kevin – The Student, Texas
Find a post-college job as an IT Professional
This week:
Kevin’s first week after leaving his student job was spent taking care of himself and getting ready for his MCTS exam retake.

Caroline – The Office Competition Contender, Canada
Goal: Compete at the 2011 Certiport Worldwide Competition on Office
This week: Caroline shared photos and video from recent school and personal events. She also looked back on the last few weeks and started getting excited for Tech•Ed!

Simon – The IT Manager, UK
Goal: Get his team (including himself) certified to maintain Microsoft Partner status
This week: Simon is back home in the UK and spent last week using books from O’Reilly and practice tests from MeasureUp to get ready for his first .NET exams.