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Yes, Your Interpersonal Skills Trump Your Technical Abilities

Yes, Your Interpersonal Skills Trump Your Technical Abilities

Do you know the number one skill employers tell me they look for in potential information technology (IT) hires when I visit my students completing IT work internships? You might say “Excellent technical abilities.” While you are partially right, technical abilities are not the most sought-after skill because technical skills are a given and can be learned as the technology field constantly changes, and keeping up with new developments remains critical. So, what is the sought-after gemstone? Interpersonal skills or…

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Improve Your Self-Management Skills

Improve Your Self-Management Skills

A bird doesn’t question whether it should fly to move forward; it just flies. This is how the bird survives, a powerful instinct with which we are all born. Unlike the bird, sometimes we get in our own way. How can you get out of your way and control your destiny forward? Improve your self-management skills, those essential skills for thriving and progressing in your life. Learn to manage YOU in order to take responsibility for yourself and your life!…

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Polish Your People Skills

Polish Your People Skills

You prefer working with things rather than with people. You like to be alone in your corner doing your job. You work well autonomously. While you score points for these, you’ll get more points for the essential skill of relating to others or for your people skills. Did you know that 85% of your career success depends upon your people skills, while only 15% of your technical skills account for the rest of your success? Yes, employers value people who…

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Ace Your Next Job Interview

Ace Your Next Job Interview

Say this at the end of your next job interview when asked if you have any questions: “You’ve hired me and it’s been a year and you’re reviewing my performance. You rate my work very positively. What have I accomplished for you to give me such a stellar review?” What asking this direct question does: It gets the interviewer visualizing you for the job It demonstrates confidence and a willingness to meet the challenges It gives you wonderful insight into…

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Make 2017 the Year You Net your Next Job

Make 2017 the Year You Net your Next Job

Out with the old, in with the new! A new year presents us with the opportunity for a do-over. And there is no better time for a job do-over than at the start of a new year. Whether you’re networking with friends and colleagues over the holidays or surfing the job boards online, besides your very best resume, it all starts with targeting the job for which you are qualified. Enter the Job Advertisement or Job Posting. Always send your…

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Do these ten things for your next job interview

Do these ten things for your next job interview

Job interviews are as scary as they are tough. Most of the fear and worry is in our mind. Think of the job interview as a two-way exchange whereby you’re getting to know the company as much as they are getting to know you. Here are some helpful tips for a great job interview: Be on time, if not 5-10 minutes early – this shows your interest and your punctuality for the job. Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake…

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