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Micro-Credentials and Badges

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As the world advances with the evolution of fast-moving technology, humans must adapt quickly, especially in the work and career environment.  Micro-credentials are becoming the reality for many students and adults.  It is vitally important to upskill or reskill so that you stay relevant and qualify for jobs that pay you an affordable living wage.   What are… read more >>

LinkedIn Learning is Here!

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As of May 6th, our library has now transitioned to LinkedIn Learning. This is a great educational resource, the successor to Lynda.com. There are thousands of video-based online courses freely available to all Ohio library cardholders. These courses cover the broad categories of Business, Technology, and Creativity.  You will find anything from accounting courses to computer courses to playing… read more >>

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 >>

Alternative Search Engines

Need a change from Google?  There are many other search engines out there that one can use for researching purposes.  Tired of ads popping up when you conduct searches on Google or other sites?  Many of these sites will not track your activity, and you can conduct your search uninterrupted. Cluster, Meta, and Private Search… read more >>

Back to Work! Hard Skills & Soft Skills

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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

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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

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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 >>