One truth we often miss, in study and in life, is the value of feedback. No one likes any type of evaluation. Whether it be an important test or job performance review, our human instinct is to freeze or push back at the critique. But without these measures of progress we will never be able to adjust, learn, and grow.Continue reading “Make Feedback Your Friend”
Let’s be honest. Times are tough. Our current circumstances can make it feel like the walls are literally closing in. But at some point…some day…not too far away…this too shall pass. Better days ARE ahead. So what do we do in this present space? We prepare for those better days.Continue reading “Look to Tomorrow”
It’s been said that everything we really need to know, we learned in Kindergarten. As a former Kindergarten teacher, I take great pride in that! But is it true? Maybe. Our early learning sets the stage for invaluable skills. One of the biggest is learning to work well with others.
Teamwork often ranks in the top five of “soft skills” employers want in employees. Soft skills are the things that (hopefully) we develop and grow as we mature. But some are easier to develop, or come more naturally, than others. Often-times we need to do a self-evaluation to see just how well we match up.Continue reading “Do you play well with others?”
No one likes to make mistakes. No one enjoys admitting when they’re wrong. When we need improvement or should have/could have done something differently, it’s hard to own up to shortcomings.
It’s human nature…and if we are honest, it all comes down to ego. It’s difficult to let go of personal pride to benefit the greater good. But in order to be an effective problem solver in work and in life, this type of selflessness is a necessity.Continue reading “Let Go of Ego.”
One of the many reasons I joined the Student Success Team at Essential Education was the ease and flexibility of the exam prep and job-ready courses offered. Having been in education for over 20 years, I’ve seen a lot of products rise and fall…all promising amazing results in half the time.
While everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, I’ve watched thousands of students find just what they needed to fill in the gaps and move forward in life. It’s both rewarding and inspiring!
But don’t take my word for it. Ask our students! Check out some of the latest reviews. You might see a glimpse of yourself, your experience, and in some cases, your achievements ahead.
Student Success Manager
Have you ever considered that taking the next step in your future goes beyond passing your high school equivalency exam?
Do you know how to use your imagination in your work environment? Do you know how to talk to others to get your own ideas across? Do you get along with your coworkers and boss? Are you flexible? Do you spend your time well? These are really important skills that if they don’t come naturally, can be taught.
19 dollars: 76 quarters, 190 dimes, 1,900 pennies, a couple of movie tickets, a pizza delivery or a few cups of fancy coffee
What if the same amount could get you…a better paycheck, a new job title, a smile when you look in the mirror, a high five from your kid, a proud hug from your mom or the freedom to choose.
Did you think technical skills (or hard skills) were all you need to get the job you want? Think again! For sure, you need specific technical skills for some jobs, or you’ll have to get them through on-the-job training. Social skills (or soft skills), however, are a different matter. Social skills show who you are and how well you get along with others.Continue reading “Master These Social Skills to Get the Job”
Did you know that what you wear to your interview could help make or break your presentation? Well, it’s true. It once was so easy to select an interview outfit—the rule of thumb was, wear your Sunday clothes. Today, however, even Sunday clothes aren’t what they used to be. In fact, some might even say they’re down-right questionable! So if the Sunday clothes standard is no more, now what? Fret not and follow these updated rules:Continue reading “Dress for the Interview”
Job hunting is both frustrating and time-consuming. When you finally get a call to interview, the last thing you want to do is blow it. You want to position yourself ahead of the competition and improve your chances of getting an offer. To do this, master 4 essential skills: research, preparation, presentation, and follow-up.Continue reading “Nail the Interview”