EMPLOYMENT SKILLS

Securing and keeping a job take a variety of skills and strategies beyond the hard skills that are gained through school and training programs.  

 

Here are some helpful resources to guide you on your way to being a standout candidate and employee.  Also included is guidance in money management and reaching career goals.

RESUMES & COVER LETTERS

SOLANO EMPLOYMENT CONNECTION

Assemble a resume and cover letter.

FAIRFIELD PAL CENTER
Take a bite out of your job search at the PAL Resume Center.

COVER LETTERS TUTORIAL
This tutorial provides cover letter tips and techniques and lets you explore an effective sample cover letter. It also will help you write your own cover letter, starting with a foolproof cover letter template.

RESUME WRITING
In this free Resume Writing tutorial, you'll get the resume help you need to create a document that stands out.

INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES

10 KILLER INTERVIEW TACTICS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Job interviews can be a mystery. But you can find success if you follow the right job interview strategies. The following 10 tips are the best job interview strategies to follow if you want to ace your next interview.

CONQUERING JOB INTERVIEW JITTERS
You do not need to eliminate your job interview anxiety, only the appearance of it. How? All you have to do is remember the Three P’s:  Preparation, practice, poise.

FAIRFIELD PAL CENTER 

Take a bite out of your job search at the PAL Resume Center.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS
What will your interview be like? What should you take with you? How should you answer interview questions? What should you wear? These questions and more will be answered in this tutorial.

JOB INTERVIEW PREPARATION STRATEGIES: WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO SKIP
Congratulations, you have landed an interview with one of your dream employers! You have a few days to prepare, so how should you best spend this time?  Here are 5 preparation strategies to ensure you’re at your best for your next interview.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

360 DEGREES OF FINANCIAL LITERACY

TWEENS & TEENS - It's never too early to learn smart financial habits. Whether saving a portion of a weekly allowance or understanding the deductions on the pay stub from a first job, good money management skills instilled at an early age can last a life time.

COLLEGE STUDENTS - College is a time of new found freedom for many students. But that can spell trouble if that freedom applies to personal finances too. Students need to understand basic money management skills such as living within a budget and handling credit and debt. A solid financial foundation can lead to a lifetime of financial success.

6 TIPS ON MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
By following these money management tips, young adults can expect to be able to manage their finances and have a stronger financial future.

MONEY TUTORIALS
Useful money management tips for budgeting, retirement planning, smart shopping, and more.

MYMONEY.GOV - RESOURCES FOR YOUTH
Use this area of MyMoney.gov to find games, fun activities, websites, video games, and information about money for kids and youth. You will find links to information on how to save money, what to think about when shopping and buying, and how to a budget or a plan so you’ll have enough money when you need it.

PRACTICAL MONEY SKILLS
Fun games and practical information for all ages!

DRESSING FOR SUCCESS

8 TIPS TO DRESS FOR INTERVIEW
What you wear to an interview creates an image or perception of the type of person you are, so choosing your attire is critical to presenting yourself as the right candidate to hire.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS FOR WOMEN — FOR THE JOB INTERVIEW
Simple tips with visual examples.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS FOR MEN — FOR THE JOB INTERVIEW
Simple tips with visual examples.

DRESSING FOR INTERVIEW SUCCESS
While the college campus may be the perfect forum in which to exhibit your flair for the latest in fashion style, the interview is not the place to do so.

 

HOW TO DRESS FOR AN INTERVIEW
Check out these articles to create an overall look that says you're professional -- and hireable.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR IF YOU WANT TO GET PROMOTED
Dressing for success doesn't stop with the job interview.

WHEN JOB-HUNTING: DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Remember, you are marketing a product — yourself — to a potential employer, and the first thing the employer sees when greeting you is your attire; thus, you must make every effort to have the proper dress for the type of job you are seeking.

WHY DRESSING FOR SUCCESS LEADS TO SUCCESS
New research shows that when workers wear nicer clothes, they achieve more.

WORK IT: 9 TO 5 STYLE – LAUREN CONRAD
Wearing the wrong threads has the potential to distort your image as a valued employee and may even prevent you from getting ahead.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

6 SOFT SKILLS EVERYONE NEEDS AND EMPLOYERS LOOK FOR
Technical skills may get you an interview, but these six soft skills will get you the job.

DREAMCATCHERS
Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network is the first vocational rehabilitation program certified by the state of California that is affiliated with a mental health rehabilitation center. Services range from assisting participants with initial hurdles such as securing social security cards and teaching them how to take public transportation, to providing paid work assessments, employment preparation and actual job placement with businesses in the community.

HONE THE TOP 5 SOFT SKILLS EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT NEEDS
Although a strong background in traditional "hard" skills like writing, mathematics and science will always have its place in academic and career worlds, an increasing number of employers desire prospective employees with "soft" skills.

LEARNINGEXPRESS
Solano Napa & Partners Library Consortium - Achieve your educational and career goals. Learn and improve skills, such as math, reading, computer, and many more.

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