Upgrading Work Skills – Some Amazing FREE Resources

We are in the age of credentialing! Skills development…professional development…regardless of your work or career goals, every worker and student needs to up their game!  The thought of “going back to school” can be overwhelming and discouraging.  No time…no money…no access!!  Think again!!

Check our two amazing online training resources:  Alison.com and Coursera.org.  You’ll see their list of courses has everything from technical skills,  like microsoft office, photography, carpentry, to career development, time management, customer service, safety and health….and the list goes on and on.  And these courses are FREE and include course completion documentation.  There is an optional charge for a certificate personalized with their name for about a $25.

We just learned that Maryland’s workforce system has partnered with Alison.com to received documentation on completed courses that are entered into Job Seeker profiles…how great is that!!

Lifelong learning at your fingertips!  You’ve got to love it!

Informational Interview–Go Virtual!

We talk about the value of “Informational Interviews”, but how are you teaching your customers to do it?  And how do those of us that work in Business and Employer Services do them?  Do you want to learn about a particular business? Is it hard to find time to visit in person? Use YouTube!! No kidding!! You will be surprised how many businesses and industries use this tool.  We did a little research and it’s amazing how much information they post on their YouTube page.  If you want to learn about a business or employer quickly and uncover what their interests and concerns are, check out their YouTube page.  It’s like conducting an Informational Interview without every leaving your office. That’s why we call it the Virtual Informational Interview ….you can add to your toolbox today!