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Communication – Skills Required To Excel In Your Career

Monday, December 28th, 2009
The Business Dictionary defines Communication as…A two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange (encode-decode) information but also create and share meaning.There are four types of communication: Verbal - sounds, words, language and speaking Non-Verbal – tone of your voice, smell, touch and body motion Written – typed and hand written Visual – photographs, signs, symbols, topography and [...]

Reliability – Skills Required To Excel In Your Career

Friday, November 20th, 2009
The Business Dictionary defines Reliability as… Ability of an equipment, machine, or system to consistently perform its intended or required function or mission, on demand and without degradation or failure. Obviously the definition is referring to a piece of machinery, but it is still relevant to humans. Some people confuse Reliability with accountability. Reliability is related to [...]

Competence and Technical Ability – Skills Required To Excel In Your Career

Monday, October 19th, 2009
The Business Dictionary defines Competence as… General: (plural competences) cluster of related abilities, commitments, knowledge, and skills that enable a person (or an organization) to act effectively in a job or situation. In comparison to ‘competency’ (plural competencies) which refers to a cluster of abilities relating to excellence in a specific activity, competence indicates sufficiency (state [...]

Skills Required To Excel In Your Career

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Are you wondering what skills are desired by employers or what it takes to stand-out amongst your colleagues? Are you an ‘A’ Player? How would you rate yourself in the following skills? Better yet, how would your employer rate you? Competence or Technical Ability Reliability Communication Flexibility or Adaptation Team Dynamics Initiative or Attitude Professionalism Productivity The skill areas listed above are used by employers to rate employees during reviews [...]

New Graduates (and For Any Jobseeker!) – Live Your Worklife Mission – Part Two

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Now for a healthy outlook on your career path, I recommend you… 1. Accept Change. To open a door to a new career jobseekers must focus on accepting change as reality. So look at the ways you have learned and enjoy learning. Express this in achievements and keywords in your resume and career marketing materials. Be ready [...]

New Graduates (and For Any Job Seeker!) – Live Your Work Life Mission – Part One

Friday, November 21st, 2008
Stand out by writing and living your Work Life mission and learn the new rules for careers. It also might help your parents if you moved out of your old room or the basement.  Start with a new paradigm, a new mindset. Find organizations that support your worklife mission and fight to join them. Generations ago [...]

How to Work with a Recruiter

Friday, June 13th, 2008
The following article was written by Kimberly Schneiderman of City Career Services…  Working with recruiters often feels like a guessing game. It is nerve-wracking for job seekers to learn the process as they go. They wonder how to make time to scout, screen and interview recruiters during the workday. Perhaps you can relate. Sometimes it seems [...]

First Impressions

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
It is great to be punctual, have fresh breath, and a list of questions. However, that effort could be in vain if your appearance is less than satisfactory. Don’t let this happen to you!   Have fun…
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