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Soft Skills

Passport Series: Attitude

The purpose of OFE’s Passport is to intentionally develop the soft skills – attitude, appearance, timeliness, collaboration, adaptability, stress management and motivation – that can

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A pattern of success

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Category: Soft Skills

Soft Skills

Passport Series: Appearance

By this time in your journey, you hopefully have a clearer picture of why developing your soft skills is essential for being successful in the workplace. We talked about setting high standards for yourself and achieving goals to show your motivation; reacting constructively to expected and unexpected changes; learning to display a positive attitude and;

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Passport Series: Communication

Next up on the Passport series is communication. If you missed the others you can find them here, here and here. So, how do we define communication? It’s the ability to give or receive information, including clear and logical verbal expression, active listening skills, manners, collaboration and non-verbal communication such as body language. The ability

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Soft Skills

Passport Series: Attitude

The purpose of OFE’s Passport is to intentionally develop the soft skills – attitude, appearance, timeliness, collaboration, adaptability, stress management and motivation – that can impact a person’s success in the workplace. A couple of weeks ago we explored adaptability. Attitude is up next. It’s defined as the way people express their feelings about other

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Soft Skills

Passport Series: Adaptability

Last week we introduced OFE’s Passport. To recap, our research at OFE showed there are key soft skills – social and emotional skills – that determine whether a person will be successful in the workplace. The purpose of OFE’s Passport is to intentionally develop these skills with our participants. After the last post, you’ve hopefully

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Passport Series: Motivation

Through our research at OFE, we discovered there are key soft skills – social and emotional skills – that determine whether a person will be successful in the workplace. They are attitude, appearance, timeliness, collaboration, adaptability, stress management and motivation. Following the success we had working with smaller groups of people over a number of

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Talking First Impressions With Our ESAs

Interviews With OFE Staff First impressions matter, especially in your job search. Whether you’re networking or coming in for an interview, what you say and how you act towards the people around you are things to be mindful of. We already know to put our best foot forward in the presence of “big players” like

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Soft Skills

The most important soft skill – adaptability

It’s 9 a.m. on a busy Saturday morning. You are scheduled to run an in-store event with fifty attendees expected. You and your team have been preparing for weeks, and everyone is aware of their roles and targets for the day.Then, you find out two of your team members are sick, bringing your staff down

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Soft Skills

A pattern of success

I have the pleasure of receiving many of the feedback forms, surveys and reviews that our job seekers complete, noting their experiences at our employment services agency.  We often receive helpful feedback, shout-outs to staff and success stories. I enjoy reading and sharing these stories as people chronicle their job search journeys and reflect back

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