True story – Once upon a time there was a very shy 14-year-old candy-striper who volunteered in a hospital gift shop. She was so shy that when anyone she didn’t know spoke to her, her face would get flushed with red and her hands would tremble. Working in the gift shop was easy for her […]
Tag: Soft Skills
It’s easy to get bogged down worrying about all the things you could get wrong during a job interview. Here are some simple tips to help you stop worrying and start getting results from your job interviews.
I’ve had many different jobs in my life in many different, seemingly unrelated, industries: but every single one has contributed to my current career.
You are an IT professional. You love what you do and are happy with your current employer. However, you want to learn more and advance your career by continuing your education and earning a CompTIA certification. Unfortunately, education programs can be expensive and considering taking funds from your family budget to pay for it, well, […]
It’s all very well to know what to do and what to avoid in a job interview. But we all know the hardest part isn’t looking or sounding the part. The difficulty comes with all those tricky questions the interviewers throw at you.
There are some things that just aren’t taught at school. These “top skills” are what employers look for hiding between the lines in resumes and during interviews. Soft skills are what set certain professionals apart from others.
Some simple research can help you identify skills that employers are looking for, career fields that are projected to need workers, and other indicators of demand. Get started with the two questions below.
Are you able to do the job?
An interview as art? Indeed. It is after all a dance of sorts. Two people, both dressed to impress and wearing their best smile meet for the first time. Both begin the dance trying to make a connection with their first handshake. They make eye contact and spend the next period of time trying to […]