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Skill Identification: How to Do a Thorough Skills Inventory

September 25th, 2018 No comments

by Paul Sears, WorkForce Center Staff   “There is a rich reward awaiting the job seeker who will spend the time to figure out his or her skills.” ~ Richard Nelson Bolles, What Color Is Your Parachute? Anything that you know or anything that you can do is a skill. Musings on Skills and Careers, […]

Musings on Skills and Careers, Part 2: Skills Checklist

September 25th, 2018 No comments

By Paul Sears, WorkForce Center Staff   Many systems have been designed to guide career choices. A skill identification tool in the Minnesota WorkForce Centers’ Employment Ready U program has a SKILL CHECKLIST to help workshop participants reflect upon career choices. Ideally, we want job seekers to be in the good place at the center […]

Musings on Skills and Careers, Part 1: Find The Good Place

September 25th, 2018 No comments

By Paul Sears, WorkForce Center Staff   Once I worked for a manager who had what I thought an extremely enlightened approach to assigning tasks. My boss’s philosophy was: to the greatest degree possible, assign work to people that allows them to use their best and favorite skills. No wonder my boss was overwhelmingly popular. […]

You Are Invited to Write for MCDA’s Blog and Newsletter

September 24th, 2018 No comments

“Everyone has at least one blog post in them.” ~ Christopher Hitchens (paraphrase)   Do you have tips, resources or commentary about a career development topic you’d like to share with other career practitioners? Have you read a book or research paper you think your colleagues might enjoy? Would you like to share your experiences […]

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MCDA Bylaw changes approved!

March 21st, 2018 No comments

Thank you to all of those who voted in this previous ballot to amend some of MCDA’s bylaws! After reflecting on our current processes and guidelines, the MCDA Board felt we could better serve and honor the great work we do as an organization and in our careers by amending a few sections of our […]

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President’s Corner – Employment is a Social Justice Issue

January 16th, 2018 1 comment

As long as the people have had a voice, we have advocated for family-sustaining wages, safe working conditions, and many “benefits” that most of us now take for granted, like 40-hour workweeks. Modern social justice advocates also call for equal access to interesting or fulfilling work for all employees, and equitable pay based on work […]