Posts Tagged 'communication'

Lessons from a Father’s Child

Cornelius BookerThe job search market is very competitive, especially in today’s market. Once I get a job, I work diligently to make sure that my priority is keeping that job so that I don’t have to tackle the job market again before I am ready. When I think about how I am able to maintain my employment, I always turn to the lessons that my father taught me in life before I had obtained my first job. Those lessons have carried on throughout my life and hopefully can help you as well. Continue reading ‘Lessons from a Father’s Child’

What are Hard Skills and Soft Skills?

Thelisa LavergneSo really… what is all the fuss about? Why is it so important for applicants to have both skills set: Hard and Soft Skills? How much does it really matter in the work place? I am glad you asked! But, let’s start by differentiating between the two skills sets; Hard and Soft Skills. Continue reading ‘What are Hard Skills and Soft Skills?’

Hitting the Jackpot at the Job Fair

DiegoEvery job fair I attend seems to be more packed/well-attended than the one before.

One person boasts of his Ph. D in Astrophysics, another looks for an industrial painting position, an employer needs welders and assemblers, and a college representative is looking to train workers for the jobs that employers currently need. Continue reading ‘Hitting the Jackpot at the Job Fair’

Effective Communications

DavidOne afternoon as I left a restaurant and was loading my wheelchair into my car, I noticed a young couple walking out. I watched as the gentleman stayed on the sidewalk for a smoke break while his spouse took a seat inside their vehicle and started the engine. I thought it odd, but obviously the wife had strict orders that their vehicle be smoke free. What really amazed me was how their conversation continued even with her in the vehicle and him on the sidewalk – with the engine running! They were both speaking American Sign Language (ASL). Continue reading ‘Effective Communications’