Categorizing Your Skills: Job Content Skills

Skills are one of the most important things you have to convey to a prospective employer. If you had to name your five most important and valuable skills right now, what would you say they are? Here is a way to organize your thinking about skills as you prepare for an interview. Continue reading “Categorizing Your Skills: Job Content Skills”…

Categorizing Your Skills: Transferable Skills

Skills are one of the most important things you have to convey to a prospective employer. If you had to name your five most important and valuable skills right now, what would you say they are? Here is a way to organize your thinking about skills as you prepare for an interview. Continue reading “Categorizing Your Skills: Transferable Skills”…

Reasons to Hire Military Veterans

We set aside November 11 to honor veterans and let them know how much we appreciate their service. There’s another, better way, to show your appreciation: make a veteran a job offer. Continue reading “Reasons to Hire Military Veterans”…

Let’s Eliminate Employee Probation

“Probation” has a couple of meanings, including one from our criminal justice system. Its technical definition is “the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision.” We also use it for newly hired employees, making their first few months feel like a presumption of incompetence until proven otherwise. Continue reading “Let’s Eliminate Employee Probation”…

Let’s End Degree Inflation

By 2020, 35 percent of the job openings will require at least a bachelor’s degree; 30 percent of the job openings will require some college or an associate’s degree; and 36 percent of the job openings will not require education beyond high school. That’s a big change in just one generation. Continue reading “Let’s End Degree Inflation”…

Will 2010 Be Your Year?

Even in this economy, people get promoted, get fired, and get transferred. Your job is to position yourself in the market and within your network as ready when these openings come up. Continue reading “Will 2010 Be Your Year?”…