Tag Archives: Job Skills

Join professional associations; Membership has rewards

Membership has its rewards. “Man is a tool-using animal…Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all” ~ Thomas Carlyle Professional associations is one of the best tools out there if you are trying to get involved! We spend a lot of … Read More…

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10 Things to Know about the Gig Economy

If you haven’t heard the term “Gig Economy” before, let me explain.  The gig economy is the concept of short term jobs and projects everywhere and all the time.   Technology, of course, is enabling this new gig economy and companies like Uber, … Read More…

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Build your Writing Skills

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” ~ Benjamin Franklin Just as college professors complain about the writing skills of their students, so do managers complain about writing skills of their employees. The difference? While your college professor will have … Read More…

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Rail Careers are Worth Exploring

Did you know that median wages for rail careers last year was $57,160? I would guess that most people don’t know that. In fact, I have found that most people don’t know much about careers in transportation at all. As a former Air Traffic Controller myself, … Read More…

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It’s Official! Paul Quinn Is The First HBCU Work College

After a two-year application process, Paul Quinn College has become the first HBCU to meet the Department of Education’s standards for the “work college” designation. As of Monday morning, Paul Quinn now joins seven other institutions trailblazing this new method for potentially reducing … Read More…

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Teaching Job Skills Employers Want With Digital Education

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has launched a new digital education initiative. The program officially titled “Technology Applications for Professional Success” is funded by Title III grants to strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  The project started off in a rather unique way … Read More…

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No Pay Raise; What Else Could You Ask For?

Let’s face it, many of us see our annual pay raise as a way to feel value at work. It reaffirms our importance to the company and it is something employees look forward to – even more than they do the company picnic … Read More…

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5 Big Workplace Skills Employers Want

Employers usually are not shy about saying what workplace skills they need to see in the new graduates they hire.  In an article published in the Deseret Morning News, Wendy Leonard said, “Colleges and universities dump a lot of graduates into the work … Read More…

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