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Adulting 101: Ironing Your Dress Shirt

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If you are looking to make a good impression, wrinkled clothes are not the way to go.  A clean, ironed outfit conveys positive attributes and a polished image.  Whether you need to look your best for work, a job interview, or a special occasion, learning how to iron is a must have skill.  If you were… read more >>

Back to Work! Hard Skills & Soft Skills

Back to Work reminder on a wall calendar

What are hard and soft skills?   Hard skills are more tangible, they give a specific type of technical knowledge, whereas soft skills refer to more of a personality trait. I have provided examples below: Examples of Hard Skills:  High School Diploma College Degree Certificate Massage Therapy Management Grad School Foreign Language Software knowledge Microsoft Word… read more >>

Dealing with Difficult People

Image showing Frustration. Two men having argument.

Let’s face it, we all deal with difficult people.  We deal with them at home, with friends, and in the main–stream public.  We also deal with difficult people at work—that is your co-workers, your boss, customers, and yes, even colleagues you may get along with. It is important to learn the interpersonal skills you need when faced with difficult situations and people;… read more >>

Conflict Competence in the Workplace

Soft Skills computer illustration

Conflict in work situations is inevitable.  When you can regulate your emotions and respond instead of reacting to certain situations, your capacity to manage conflicts in the workplace will be more effective.  It requires hard work and good practice for one to gain the necessary skills to improve conflict competence.  Below are some tips for understanding conflict: … read more >>