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3-30 Learning Zoom and Skype for Remote Interviewing and Remote Working
Have you done an interview on Zoom or Skype and felt like it could have gone better? Or are you getting ready to be interviewed or start working using video conference call technology and want to know how to prepare? Make sure you are very familiar with how to use both programs in order to make the best virtual impression.
Click here to learn more about using Zoom.
Click here to learn more about using Skype.
3-30 WHW Workshop
Google Drive & Google Docs
Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that allows you to upload or download files, which may then be accessed by you or others from different locations and from different devices. Google Docs is an online word processor used to compose letters, flyers, essays and other text-based files and is the equivalent to Microsoft Word. This workshop outlines the foundational skills required to utilize Google Drive and online documents in Google Docs. Click here to learn more!
3-27 Five TED Talks That Will Help You Manage Anxiety and Build Resilience
With lives, businesses, and the entire global economy being upended because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy for anxiety and worry to set in. These are stressful times for everyone. If you’re looking for coping strategies, here are a few TED Talks from speakers who include a Harvard professor and psychologist, a Buddhist monk, and a resilience researcher. Click here to watch.
3-27 Free Online Microsoft Training
Microsoft Office PowerPoint
PowerPoint is a Microsoft Office computer program which allows you to create and show slides to support a presentation. You can combine text, graphics and multi-media content to create professional presentations in person or online. Click here to learn more!
3-26 Two Mindset Changes That May Make A Long Job Search a Little Less Stressful
You’ve been applying to jobs for months, and while you’ve gotten an interview or two, nothing has panned out. What’s worse-your annoyance with your current position has reached an all-time high. That, or maybe you’re in between jobs and bills are looming. Whatever the reason, you need an actual offer-ASAP. Lengthy job searches can test even the heartiest of souls, but when you mix a tight internal timeline with slow external results, it’s an even greater challenge. You have all the typical highs and lows of applying (waiting to hear back, facing rejection, dusting yourself off and trying again), and the added pressure to land that new role yesterday. Click here for two powerful perspective shifts to help you make it through.
3-26 WHW Workshop
Develop a Successful Mindset
Having the proper frame of mind can make or break your job search. Learn the skills needed to transform the way you think about yourself and your job search so that you can reenergize the confidence you need to succeed. Read more…
3-25 What Kind of Job Candidate Are You?
Be the candidate with all the answers. Hiring managers are known for their infamous interview questions. Some ask you to solve an unsolvable problem, while others focus on personality traits or problems you’ve overcome. The one question that strikes fear into the hearts of every interviewee is the broad, dreaded “How would you describe yourself?”All job applicants should expect some form of this question. And expect it to pop up at an inconvenient moment. The question itself is meant to draw out your first thoughts and see how you react to “on-the-spot” questioning. Don’t fear the dreaded question. Prepare for it in advance and know how to describe yourself in an interview. There are no right or wrong answers – not entirely – as long as you don’t answer with an embarrassing barrage of old stories. The most important advice to remember is “be honest and be yourself.” Carefully consider your answer, and don’t just spit out the first thing that comes to mind. Click here for some tips on knowing how to describe yourself in an interview.
3-25 WHW Workshop
Basic Microsoft Excel
This workshop is designed to help you to become familiar with the foundational skills of Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to navigate Excel, create spreadsheets, enter data and manipulate data using basic functions of the program. Read more…
3-24 How to design an effective schedule during stressful times
Under normal circumstances, maintaining a schedule is a helpful tool to create a greater sense of calm and order. But under the abnormal circumstances we find ourselves in now, having a schedule isn’t just helpful, it is essential. It will mean the difference between feeling like you have no grounding and sense of direction, leading you to waste huge amounts of time each day, and developing a sense of clarity, purpose, and productivity. Click here to read more.
3-24 WHW Workshop
Effective Remote Interviews
A growing number of companies are using remote interviews to screen job applicants. Whether you’re participating in an in-person or remote interview, the goal is the same – to make a positive impression that earns you a subsequent interview or even the job. Remote interviews do, however, present some unique challenges, including use of technology, management of setting, and the ability to effectively show enthusiasm and interest. Read more…
3-23-2020 5 Certifications to Add to Your Resume (For Free!)
Certifications are a quick way to gain skills that will boost your resume and raise your value as a job candidate. While not all certification programs are free, there are several reputable certifications that won’t take up too much time or money. Here are five carefully-vetted free online certifications we recommend. Read more…
3-23-20 WHW Workshop
Basic Microsoft Word
This workshop will assist you in becoming familiar with the foundational skills of Microsoft Word. You will learn to create documents, letters, flyers and increase your knowledge base so that you can better build your resume and other essential business and professional documents. Read more…
3-20-2020 Why LinkedIn is Important: 7 Reasons to Polish Your Profile Today
Did you know that LinkedIn, the professional social networking platform, has actually been around longer than Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram? But it’s more relevant now than ever. Why? Because it hosts more than 500 million professional profiles, which means nearly an unlimited supply of network connections and job opportunities. From seeking a new job to maintaining your personal brand, LinkedIn is an important part of being a full-fledged professional in any industry these days. Read more…
3-20-2020 WHW Workshop
Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn is the top online site for professional and career networking. At least 95% of all human resource and staffing professionals use LinkedIn in their recruiting efforts. In a modern job search, your LinkedIn profile is one of your most important tools in demonstrating the value you bring to potential employers. The purpose of optimizing your LinkedIn profile is to set yourself apart, get attention from the right people and help you become a recruiter magnet. Read more…
3-19-2020 Top 5 Skype Interview Tips (And The Mistakes To Avoid)
During this time when everyone is staying close to home and limiting exposure to others, the traditional interview is being replaced even more with Skype interviews. A Skype interview, otherwise known as a video interview, is one in which the entire interview is conducted via video chat on your computer. Make no mistake, this is a job interview…and not treating it with the same professionalism you would with any other interview is the fastest way to tank your chances with a potential employer. Read more…
3-19-2020 WHW Workshop
Making Time Work for You
Everyone has the same amount of time each day: 24 hours. Some people are able to get a lot done within that 24 hours, while others struggle with the stress of balancing priorities, to-do lists and achieving goals. By sharpening your time management skills, you will enhance your productivity and achieve desired goals with less effort and more effective strategies. Read more…
3-18-2020 Managing Your Career During The Coronavirus Crisis
Feeling a lack of control is enough to make anyone anxious. And while things will continue to feel this way for a while longer regarding the health and economic challenges we’re experiencing, there are some actions you can take today to gain some control of your career during this time. Your career may or may not be on the forefront of your mind at the moment depending on your individual circumstances. However, for most, is it a fact of life that needs to be managed both for now and for when we emerge from the current situation. Read more…
3-18-2020 WHW Workshop
Effective Business Communication
Communication plays a fundamental role in every aspect of business and is one of the most in-demand skills among employers. Effective business communication includes everything from strong public speaking to professionally written business reports and emails. Effective business communication is a skill that will set you apart from other job applicants and impress potential employers. Read more…
On June 12, 2016, a man diseased by the cancer of hate unleashed his fury upon a crowd at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The aftermath of this tragedy-one of the deadliest mass shootings in the nation’s history-was as chaotic as it was heart-wrenching. On such a horrific night, there was but one blessing-how prepared the staff at Orlando Health was for the unthinkable. Not only were they prepared from a medical standpoint, but also from a mental and emotional one. Two years before the shooting, leaders at Orlando Health became committed to training all of their medical providers and staff members with positive habit interventions. Read more…
3-17-2020 WHW Workshop
Three Tools of a Successful Job Search
Three of the most important tools of a successful job search are the Resume, the Interview and the LinkedIn Profile. It takes about seven seconds to make a first impression.That means in seven seconds, your resume will need to make a good first impression. In seven seconds you will need to make a good first impression at an in person or virtual interview. And when someone checks out your LinkedIn Profile, you’ve got about seven seconds to impress them.
Click here for specific information on how to impress in all three of these areas.