Tag: recruiting

Feeling the pain: Employers respond to the soft skills deficit

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…

Higher ed: Branding your campus

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….

3 ways to avoid interview clichés

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…

Resume templates: Just say no (and why)

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.

The spirit of coaching: Paying it forward

This is the story of how I became a career coach and why I love helping others develop their careers.

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