Hi guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend. For the next topic in Skills to Win, I wanted to spend some time talking about soft skills. While we’re in school, or even doing volunteer work at times, the majority of our focus is on developing and improving our technical skills – and rightfully so. Technical skills are extremely important. You need to have the proper training in order to do the job effectively. We hear about this all the time. But what about soft skills? How important are soft skills, and what are they exactly?Continue reading “Skills to Win: Soft Skills”
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Skills to Win: The Resume
OK, guys. You’ve figured out what you wanted to do. You learned the skills you need to do it – hopefully, even gotten some good experience under your belt. Now what? Well, let’s start with the resume. What needs to be in it? What’s important and what’s not? Is it really even needed at all?Continue reading “Skills to Win: The Resume”
Skills to Win: Getting Started
When it comes to getting a good job, it’s important to ask yourself two questions: 1) what do I want to do, and 2) what do I need to do to get there? I say that it’s still important to ask yourself what you want because it makes a difference long term, even in the new normal we live in today. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself realizing that what you want to do lends itself better to self-employment than working for someone else. So, go ahead. Take a moment right now, and ask yourself what it is that you enjoy. What do you want to do? What is something that you may already be doing that you can turn into gainful employment – self or otherwise?Continue reading “Skills to Win: Getting Started”
Skills to Win!
I hope everyone is still hangin’ in there! So far, 2020 has challenged emotions, health, humanity, and for many, finances. Millions upon millions of people have either lost their jobs, or are starting to return to their once full-time positions as part-time employees. Life just does not look the same, which could also mean that good jobs may be even harder to get moving forward. So, what do employers look for? How do you highlight both your strengths and weaknesses in a way that makes you attractive to a hiring manager?Continue reading “Skills to Win!”