Defining Your Own Brand

Posted by Frank Connolly on May 31, 2019 9:32 AM

Anyone trying to navigate today’s job market knows how important it is to stand out from the competition. That’s why defining and developing your own personal brand can be critical to your career success. But personal branding is about more than simple self-promotion, as our latest Skye Learning video explains.

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5 Stages of Interviewing

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 28, 2019 10:35 AM

A job interview provides the hiring organization with an opportunity to learn more about you as a potential employee. It gives you the chance to discuss your experience, skills, and career goals in relation to the job. It also allows you, the job seeker, to ask detailed questions about the organization and the position. Our infographic covers the five stages of the interviewing process to help you prepare for your next job interview.

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Networking: It’s an Essential Skill

Posted by Frank Connolly on Apr 25, 2019 2:35 PM

There’s no escaping the fact – in today’s business world, networking is an absolutely essential skill. But is there a secret to effective networking? Chris Colbert, managing director of the Harvard Innovation Labs and a world-class networker, says successful networking consists of two key ingredients: courage and content. Check out our latest Skye Learning video to find out more.

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Why Everyone—Including Recent Graduates—Should Earn Professional Certifications

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 24, 2019 10:27 AM

A professional certification is a stepping stool for individuals who are entering the workforce, changing careers, or seeking job advancement. Professional certifications can be specific to professions or products and can significantly increase your hireability and earning potential.

Earning a certification typically requires you to pass an exam and often requires you to submit an application, which might require proof of work experience, training hours, etc. But isn’t a college degree enough?

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5 Essential Leadership Skills

Posted by Jen Conroy on Mar 26, 2019 10:08 AM

Leadership can be defined in many ways, including the ability to convince other people to follow you, setting a direction and steering people toward a goal, and encouraging and inspiring others to work together. People lead by influencing the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors of other people.

A leader must have the skills to bring his or her vision to life. Our latest infographic highlights five essential leadership skills.

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Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

Posted by Sandy Slager on Feb 28, 2019 9:00 AM

What are the most valuable skills in today’s workplace? Jackie Fernandes, director of IT compliance and data privacy officer for a major biotechnology company, says that emotional intelligence (EI) should be near the top of the list. Without sufficient EI, she says, workers won’t have the empathy, self-awareness, and communications skills needed to excel on the job. Fernandes makes the case in our latest Skye Learning video.  

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7 Tips for Delivering a Successful Speech

Posted by Jen Conroy on Feb 13, 2019 10:10 AM

Do the words "public speaking" make you feel excited—or do they make you want to hide in a corner? For a select few, speaking in front of an audience can be a comfortable, even enjoyable, experience. But if delivering a speech or a presentation stirs up feelings of anxiety and doubt, just know that you are not alone. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld captured the prevalence of public-speaking anxiety in this famous quote:

"According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."

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Ask the Right Career-Planning Questions

Posted by Jen Conroy on Jan 31, 2019 11:21 AM

In today’s economy, no one’s going to do your career planning for you. You need to ask yourself the right questions before you start your job search; our latest Skye Learning video offers sage advice about what to ask.

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