The soft skills deficit Five years ago, while teaching full-time as an English instructor at a community college, I became painfully aware of my students’ lack of soft skills. When I walked into class, I greeted my students. Many times, only a few would respond. The rest stared blankly at their smartphones. When I passedContinue reading “Feeling the pain: Employers respond to the soft skills deficit”
Recently, my family and I traveled across two states to the Gulf Coast to visit the beach. My daughter is still at that wonderful age of resisting the notion of “potty breaks.” Half an hour after a pit stop, she insisted on stopping again–immediately. We passed two exits, no buildings or signs indicating businesses inContinue reading “Higher ed: Branding your campus”
If you’ve interviewed for job openings more than a handful of times, you’re probably familiar with the body language an employer exhibits when he’s bored, tired of listening to you talk, or turned off by something you said. Isn’t that a horrible feeling? I was recently interviewed by writer Matt Krumrie for an article on ZipRecruiter.comContinue reading “3 ways to avoid interview clichés”
Why is it a bad idea to use a resume template? This article by career coach Bethany Wallace offers job seekers multiple reasons why you should avoid templates when writing and editing resumes.
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