With the rapid change of the current job market and the heightened unemployment rate, it is crucial to be adaptable. My background consists of music performance and education, and within the last two years, I developed skills in recruiting, social services, case management, and public training. Many people are required to look for employment outside their previous career paths due to recent events, and there are some things to consider if you are a part of this group.Continue reading “Shifting Gears”
There’s Nothing Soft About These Skills
Soft skills, hard skills, technical skills, transferrable skills…. there’s so much talk about all these different types of skills, but what exactly is the difference? Five years ago, employers were screaming that they needed employees with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) skills. And while that is still true today, the big push right now is for soft skills. Continue reading “There’s Nothing Soft About These Skills”
Summer’s Over, Now What?
So, you recently graduated from high school, summer is over, and you still don’t have any post-high school plans, huh? I know all too well the predicament you face because I was once in your shoes. You have many burning questions going through your mind as to what the perfect career path is for you. The constant pressure from peers, relatives, and parents who ask you “so what are you going to do now that you graduated?” does not help either. At times you may feel as if the walls are closing in on you because you hardly considered a plan up until this point. Some of you may have obtained a summer job to fill the void, but ask yourself: “Is this where I want to be for the rest of my career?” Continue reading “Summer’s Over, Now What?”
Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?
The way we do work is changing. Think about it: what jobs have disappeared that we remember in days gone by? I remember having a milkman deliver our milk, butter, and cheese on a regular basis. Where did he go? I’ve watched movies that show elevator operators who pushed the buttons for the floors we needed to get to. Why did we need an elevator operator in the first place? There was a time when you could call a company and speak to a live person who would route the phone calls – I miss that! Continue reading “Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?”