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7 Transferable Skills – and How To Talk About Them

Regardless of your field, there are several key skills that almost any job requires or values.  They are skills that translate from one type of job into another, regardless of the industry or type of environment. Especially when you want to shift from one job title, department, or field to another, knowing how to market yourself for a new position by focusing on your transferable skills is vital!   Here are a few examples of what are often called ‘transferable skills’ that are valuable to most any employer: Written and verbal communication Computer skills – general familiarity with the internet, a Read More





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Seeing Opportunity Differently

  Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki recommends in his bestselling book about creating financial freedom, “Work to learn, don’t work for money.” He also says that while most people might say the economy after September 11th was terrible because all the stock prices fell, if we look at the situation differently, it was a unique time to “buy low”, and invest for the day when prices would inevitably rise again, and thus, another opportunity to “sell high”, the ideal sets of circumstances for investing, and making money. We just have to train ourselves to be able to see Read More





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Training Tips for Non-Teacher Types

  Being a teacher at heart, I had to choose Back to School September as this month’s theme!    What can we learn OTJ?  To improve our job search?  How to write a resume when our education is the experience we have in the field we what to work in, but have little or no job experience in that area – yet?  And more, so stay tuned!   And now on to this week’s article:  Training Tips for Non-Teacher Types   Congrats!  You’ve been recognized as an expert in your line of work, and asked to give a training, presentation, or Read More





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Beginning of a New Career

  Today is the first day of Spring!  Spring is the time for students – and their parents –  to think about summer jobs or internships and for teachers to look for summer jobs, too. (note:  many summer job applications, especially for camp jobs, are due NOW, just a heads up!) The idea of gaining new experience under the tutelage of a mentor is not just for kids, though. Adults can take on internships on their own or through advanced schooling to begin their careers anew. Both students/new grads seeking first jobs and seasoned professionals wishing to make a career change can do Read More





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Surviving the “For Now” Job

“To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.” – Sister Mary Lauretta I’m flipping radio stations today, and the most unlikely 70’s tune makes me think of jobs . . . Remember Stephen Stills’, “Love the One You’re With”?   While I don’t recommend it for relationship advice (of course!), for some reason the following lyrics brought to mind some of the jobs I’ve had that I was less than enthused about when I heard (okay, you got me, sang) the lines, “If you’re down and confused.  And you don’t remember who Read More