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Career Change and the Chronologically Gifted

December 13th, 2018 No comments

by Nancy R. Burke Career Coach, FuturePerfect and Burke&Penn   Five years ago, we started our business, Burke&Penn to work with people age 50+ on their careers and second acts. We want to help people define themselves, not by their pasts, but by the futures they want to create. In these five years, we’ve learned […]

Emotional Intelligence Explored in Multiple RoundTable Events

November 27th, 2018 No comments

Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is considered the best predictor of success, even more so than intelligence (IQ). In today’s competitive and uncertain world, EQ competencies are more important than ever to get hired and to move up in an organization. Career practitioners discussed how emotional intelligence affects the job search during multiple events the week […]

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. […]