Posts Tagged 'job search'

Soft Skills: Why They are Important in the Workplace

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According to the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), a soft skill is a tool you can use in relationships in and out of the workplace- also known as Interpersonal Skills. Just how is a soft skill useful at work? It makes collaboration amongst colleagues possible. Examples of soft skills are effective communication, leadership, and teamwork skills, the ability to problem-solve, take initiative and stay motivated, and possess strong work ethics and honesty. 

I am a strong believer that ...

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How to Manage Pressure

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We thrive to exceed expectations in life. We are taught as children that to achieve success, we must give it our all. We are conditioned to always seek for more, after all “the sky’s the limit.” This is a phrase we learn early on and hope to apply in all areas of life as we get older.

With this phrase luring in the back of our minds along with the demanding realities of growing up, pressure begins to build. For some, ...

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4 Ways to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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Congratulations! You are one step closer to getting the job you applied for. The interview part of the process is over, what is next?  

You should always follow up after a job interview, so what is the best way to do so? Here I will share 4 ways to follow up after a job interview. 

First, is it recommended that you send a “thank you” note after a job interview? The answer is YES! DEFINITELY. You should send a “thank you” email ...

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Interview Questions: Tell Me About Yourself 

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It can be overwhelming to have to talk about yourself during an interview. What is ok to say? What isn’t? 

It’s important to prepare yourself on how you will respond to this question before going into an interview. How do you know just how much you should disclose? What is right or wrong to say?  How do you talk about yourself without sounding self-centered, yet speak highly of yourself? 

Even though the “tell me about yourself” part of the interview is common, ...

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The Affordable Connectivity Program

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Access to the internet is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. From schooling, to job searches, to paying bills, the internet has become the tool we lean on to complete countless tasks and responsibilities.  

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households ...

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Using Your Personality Type for Your Job Search 

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There is no one else like you in the world. You have a unique personality that sets you apart from others. Personality refers to “individual differences in characteristics, patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving” (Encyclopedia of Psychology).  According to thebalancecareers.com, the general requirements needed to perform a job successfully may include: “specific skills, types and amounts of work experience, personal qualities, educational credential, professional certification, areas of knowledge, and others.” Let’s focus on personal qualities, ...

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Why You Should Meditate Before an Interview  

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The day has come; the time is NOW! You find yourself walking into a conference room, ready to take on a job interview. You’ve done your due diligence; you have prepared for questions that might arise during this interview. You are looking sharp. Nothing can go wrong, right? But suddenly, your nerves begin to take over. You’re feeling overwhelmed, fearful, and no longer confident. This anxiety happens more often than not. These emotions can cause you to lose focus. The ...

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10 Fastest-Growing Professions

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We are living in times where things are constantly changing. Change can be scary; it can make us feel uncertain. However, we hold the power to seek the good within the bad. One of the major changes happening now is in peoples’ professions. As we begin to heal from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, we start to notice the long-term effects caused by it. 

We all remember when unemployment skyrocketed. Companies big and small found themselves having to shut ...

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How to Make the Most of Working from Home (WFH)

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I like to think at the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most people who were forced to begin working from home felt excited and happy about the change. No more commuting, being closer to family, pets, and remaining in the comfort of your own home every day sounded like a dream. But after 3-4 weeks of this, the true colors of the “work from home” model began to show. These colors consisted of constant distractions, lack of face-to-face interaction, ...

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Office Attire Do’s and Don’ts

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For anyone that has worked in an office environment, I think we can all relate to that heart-dropping, disturbing realization when we landed our first job: I have absolutely nothing to wear. Maybe you’re fresh out of college and have never worn nor owned a button-down, or perhaps you’ve just never worked in a position that required you to follow a dress code. You head to your closet and find nothing but crop tops, leggings, oversized sweatshirts, and ripped jeans ...

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