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Career Progression

Build Your Skills… Always

How many times have you seen the words “continuous learning” or “continuous learner” on a job ad?  Continuous learning is about developing your skills and

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Career Progression

Staying sharp while social distancing

While the job market becomes more and more uncertain as businesses shut down, there are still things you as a job seeker can do to be ready as soon as an opportunity comes up. The best part? All of these things can be done right in your home.

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Networking

How To Build Your Network

With so many other qualified candidates out there, one of the best ways to get a leg up is through a personal connection – your network. A network is a list of personal, academic or professional contacts who can connect you with a potential employer. Building your network is a lifelong process. In rare cases,

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Soft Skills

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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Career Progression

Build Your Skills… Always

How many times have you seen the words “continuous learning” or “continuous learner” on a job ad?  Continuous learning is about developing your skills and acquiring new knowledge on a consistent basis.  This may mean that you have to spend money, but it would certainly mean that you need to spend time.  Why should we

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Skills Training

Enhance your workplace skills… by making origami?!

When I tell my students they will be practicing origami in class until they essentially master the art, they look at me as though I am from a different planet. Their heads tilt to one side, and some even let out small laughs. They think I am joking when I say a large part of

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Interviews

Polishing Your Job Search Skills – Part Two

Interviews With OFE Staff This week we are wrapping up the conversation about answering interview questions. There is a lot more to talk about than we have time for on this blog, so we encourage you to get in touch with your Employment Consultant to sign you up for OFE’s job search workshops, or simply

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Interviews

Polishing Your Job Search Skills – Part One

Interviews With OFE Staff We talk a lot about interviews on this blog, and no wonder! Interviews are a key piece of the job search process. Whether you speak to someone in person, over the phone or through video conference, knowing how to present yourself well gets you one step closer to a job. Now

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Interviews

How to master that Zoom interview

Zoom is the new kid on the block. While you may not have heard of them before, they are definitely getting all the attention now. What is Zoom? Zoom is a web conferencing website often used for virtual meetings. Similar to Microsoft Teams or Skype, it was created for individuals or groups to meet for

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Interviews

How to ace your phone interviews

Hint: Practice, Practice, Practice! Imagine this scenario:  You applied for a job and are excited about it.  Then you get a call… the company wants to do a phone interview with you! Panic might set in as you wonder how this will differ from an in-person interview and if you are ready for it. The

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Life Skills

Unemployed during COVID-19? What to do?

We are in strange times – COVID-19 has changed our world.  The landscape of job searching has shifted.  Companies that were thriving just a few weeks ago are now laying off large numbers of employees.  Although these cutbacks are temporary, they dramatically impact those of us who are looking for work in these surreal times.

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Career Progression

Staying sharp while social distancing

While the job market becomes more and more uncertain as businesses shut down, there are still things you as a job seeker can do to be ready as soon as an opportunity comes up. The best part? All of these things can be done right in your home.

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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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