Communication: The Most Important Soft Skill

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels We all know that soft skills are just as important as hard skills when it comes to career success. If there’s one soft skill you should master, it’s communication. Great leaders all have one thing in common – excellent communication skills. Unfortunately this skill is overlooked in many industries and companies. But Read More …

Why NOT Going to College May Be The Right Choice

A new report shows more high school graduates are choosing NOT to go to college. Michael Horn, education expert and co-author of the forthcoming book, “Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life,”  says that for many people, college is not delivering the desired or anticipated results. Below, Horn draws on his latest Read More …

Toastmasters Offers Advice for College Grads

It’s college graduation season, and thousands of graduates will enter the job market.  After years of focusing on technical skills, applicants may be surprised to find that employers value soft skills the most. While hard skills are still important, LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs Report found that soft skills, including oral communication, leadership and time management, make Read More …

Jobs for Your Natural Skills and Abilities

  In addition to career values and personality, something to consider when choosing a career is natural skills and abilities. If you’re good at what you do, you’re more likely to like your job and have confidence in your career goals. Being good at something doesn’t guarantee career satisfaction, but it does increase the odds Read More …

How to Improve Your Writing Skills in College

Many entering college freshman lack the writing skills necessary to succeed at the post-secondary level. If high school didn’t prepare you for the writing requirements of college, you may feel overwhelmed and frustrated when essays and papers are assigned. While it will be a challenge to catch up to your peers who received better preparation, Read More …

10 Certificate Programs for Career Advancement

Lower Columbia College (LCC) via Compfight Preparing for a stable career doesn’t need to be a long and expensive endeavor. Certificate programs provide practical career skills to high school graduates, career changers, or professionals wishing supplement work experience. If you feel that a two-or four-year degree isn’t the right choice but still want a career Read More …