Job Skills

Here's The Danger Of Getting Things Done Too Early

Here's The Danger Of Getting Things Done Too Early

It's called 'precrastination,' and it's a real thing

'Precrastination' may cause performance to decrease in quality as people rush to complete tasks, and also results in less time for cognitive processing. Read More »

Skills Spotlight: Data Entry and 10 Related Positions

Skills Spotlight: Data Entry and 10 Related Positions

Word processors, library assistants, and more

Some important competencies and skills in data entry include: clerical, customer and personal service, and experience with computers and electronics. Read More »

Ax Throw, Log Climb at Adirondack Lumberjack Class

Ax Throw, Log Climb at Adirondack Lumberjack Class

Curriculum includes "history of axes"

The annual Adirondack Woodsmen's School teaches students lumberjack skills like sawing, chopping, ax throwing, log boom running and pole climbing. Read More »

Your Time Is Your Life:  6 Tips To Boost Your Productivity and Achieve Success

Your Time Is Your Life: 6 Tips To Boost Your Productivity and Achieve Success

If you want to manage your life, you need to manage time

If you don't schedule time in your calendar for your priorities, they won't happen. Read More »

Skills Spotlight: Financial And Planning Services And 10 Target Occupations

Skills Spotlight: Financial And Planning Services And 10 Target Occupations

What it takes to work in finance

Here's what you need to get a job in finance, planning and 10 related occupations. Read More »

Skills Spotlight: Logistics and 12 Related Jobs

Skills Spotlight: Logistics and 12 Related Jobs

Do you have what it takes to be a locomotive engineer?

Those who work in logistics have a very strong set of skills. If you've got them, consider any of these 12 related positions within the industry. Read More »

The 'Strangest' Customer Service Questions May Surprise You

The 'Strangest' Customer Service Questions May Surprise You

Key to success is shaking off negative and moving with positive

Strangest customer service questions may not be what you expect Read More »

Where Are America's Skilled Tradespeople?

Where Are America's Skilled Tradespeople?

Opportunities abound in fields requiring vocational training

American businesses are suffering from a talent shortage, and the jobs that are hardest to fill need training in a skill or craft, not an academic degree. Read More »

Skills Spotlight: Customer Service And 12 Related Jobs

Skills Spotlight: Customer Service And 12 Related Jobs

These jobs take listening skills, stamina, and plenty of patience

Learn about the skills workers in customer service hold and the related jobs where you can consider applying those skills. Read More »

Teaching the World to Code, One By One

Teaching the World to Code, One By One

How Adda Birnir transformed her career by learning technical skills

How one woman learned to code and transformed her career. Could technical skills help you make more money and get a better job? Read More »

The Personality Trait That Best Predicts Success

The Personality Trait That Best Predicts Success

Being conscientious 'is like brushing your teeth'

Conscientious people tend to be better paid, have higher job satisfaction and are more likely to stay employed. Read More »

What Older Workers Want, But Aren't Getting

What Older Workers Want, But Aren't Getting

Learning opportunities are lacking, Boomers say

Older workers are not happy with on-the-job learning opportunities, which they say exist but favor younger staffers. Read More »

How To Be A Rebel In The Workplace And Survive

How To Be A Rebel In The Workplace And Survive

Don't loiter and chain smoke in the alley behind your building

Too often, rebels at work end up martyrs. A handy guide to bringing about change without ending up getting the shaft. Read More »

Learn New Skills Using These 8 Online Education Tools

Learn New Skills Using These 8 Online Education Tools

Skip the student loans

Pick up some new skills at one of these great educational resources at little or no cost. Read More »

Make The Industry Skills Gap Work For You [Infographic]

Make The Industry Skills Gap Work For You [Infographic]

Big bucks are slipping through the unfilled cracks

Productivity and revenue suffer when companies can't bridge the skill gap. See which industries have the most demand and companies committed to train. Read More »

The Role of Job Clubs in a Job Search

The Role of Job Clubs in a Job Search

Job clubs offer accountability and a chance to share leads

There are many shapes and sizes of job clubs. Learn their many different purposes and how to start one or find an existing club in your area. Read More »

5 Mistakes Smart People Make At Work

5 Mistakes Smart People Make At Work

Good work does not excuse temper tantrums

Think intelligent people are always good co-workers? Think again. Smart people are prone to serious mistakes that can have lasting career implications. Read More »

15 Simple Tips To Becoming A Superstar Employee

15 Simple Tips To Becoming A Superstar Employee

Your co-workers will wonder how you do it

Concrete, painless tips to standing out at work. We'd all like to shine at work and land the promotion we feel we deserve. Follow these tips and you will. Read More »

Soft Skill: Accepting and Learning From Criticism

Soft Skill: Accepting and Learning From Criticism

We need to have a talk about your job performance

Knowing how to take criticism well is an important quality and if you respond by shutting yourself down, you are removing a chance to learn and grow. Read More »

The Art Of Receiving Criticism [QUOTE CARDS]

The Art Of Receiving Criticism [QUOTE CARDS]

Just take it with a stride

Criticism is a valuable tool for self-improvement. It can take time to learn to accept and receive it as the only way to grow. Five great quotes on criticism. Read More »

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