Yes, your technical abilities matter a lot when you’re looking for a job, but how much thought have you given to your soft skills? While soft skills can’t be measured in the same way that “hard skills” (think: reading comprehension and math skills) can, but research has shown that many employers actually care even more about those soft skills like communication, adaptability, and problem solving.
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If you’re starting a new job where you’re working remotely, you still want to make a positive impression on your team. Yes, there will be those onboarding video chats and calls, but once your training is over, then what? When working remotely, it’s especially important that you connect with colleagues and are strategic about communication and workflow.
There are lots of reasons we may be better suited to certain jobs over others, and one big factor is whether we consider ourselves an introvert or an extrovert. For example, introverts may be attracted to creative or highly technical jobs, whereas extroverts may thrive in a fast-paced environment where the landscape is continuously evolving or where they may be part of a team on a day to day basis.
As a small, nimble, proprietary college, we've been able to stay ahead of the curve and ease the transition to virtual teaching, support, and administration for our students, staff, and faculty so far.
In these challenging times, it's hard not to be proud of our students, staff, and faculty here at The College of Westchester.
Whether you’re a regular ham or super camera-shy, with so many of us practicing social distancing and staying home to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, video interviews are going to be the new norm for the time being. It’s important to prepare yourself by making sure you’ve got the set-up you need, the proper tech, and a plan to handle potential mishaps.
With the Coronavirus causing so many people to work from home, it’s making it necessary to adjust our daily habits. Even for those accustomed to working remotely, they may find it difficult to get used to the presence of partners, roommates, and children. There are tons of potential distractions to prepare for. Plus, you also want to feel as on track and connected as possible.
Laughter is great medicine during times of stress.
Meeting deadlines on time is a major part of being successful in school and work. However, it can be challenging to do so, especially if you’re juggling a lot. This article from Monster contributor Daniel Bortz shares simple strategies to help you meet your deadlines with ease.
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Having a “can-do”, “never-quit” mindset can help you reach your goals and soar to incredible heights in your career. However, it can be incredibly easy to work yourself into the ground. The physical, mental, and emotional issues that stem from overworking can have real consequences, but it can be difficult to break the habit.
Getting rejected after a job interview can be disheartening, but not hearing back at all can be downright maddening. Whether you’re expecting to hear back or not, it can be very frustrating to be left wondering if the employer is still interested in you. It’s actually fairly common not to hear back after applying for a job you find online or even exchanging preliminary emails with a recruiter, but it’s rare to find out why.