Reading Time: 4 minutes I pay close attention to transferable skills when assessing employability, especially those skills we have come to call “soft”. Soft skills refer to interpersonal abilities that enhance an individual’s interactions with others, career prospects and performance on the job. Soft skills are comprised of personality attributes or habits (no not rabbits >-=], social graces, communication,… Continue reading Don’t Be a Dumb Bunny, Use Your Soft Skills to Your Advantage
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve blogged about Soft Skills in my writing about Don’t Be a Dumb Bunny; and just wanted to add this soft skills matrix to help. Soft Skill Other words that mean the same Examples when soft skill is used Manners Politeness, consideration, courtesy Saying thank you, holding doors open for others, asking permission to do things… Continue reading Soft Skills Matrix, Take A Look!
Reading Time: 4 minutes Ever had a real lemon of a car? Ever had horrible customer service regarding it? Let me tell you, recently (original blog date May 18, 2015) two guys representing Teen Challenge and their vehicle donation program hauled away my daughter Arin’s first car….a used green VW Jetta. Ooohh, that car >:( Arin had saved her… Continue reading Ever Had a Real Lemon? Customer Service Has to be Peachy!
Reading Time: 4 minutes Been on the links yet? If not, hopefully very soon! I enjoy golfing and teeing off is my favorite part (not that the ball goes much more than 100 yards or so). I just really like it when my ball flies high and straight! It makes it much easier to smack the ball into the… Continue reading Golfing and Communication, Using Tee Ups Effectively!
Reading Time: 4 minutes As I wrote about last week, Randy received the 2015 Alternative Educator of the Year! At the April 21, 2015 Des Moines Public School District Board Meeting he received recognition. Randy endured quite a bit of silliness and a lot of congratulations from his co-workers at Scavo High School about this “award” but all in all, be… Continue reading I Agree, Whatever Makes You Happy You Put in Your World! How About a Chocolate Long John!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Randall Botkin wins The IAAE Educator of the Year Award! ~ Educator of the Year ~ The Educator of the Year is presented annually to the alternative educator who is making a significant contribution to alternative education in Iowa. This award will honor one individual each year who is making an outstanding contribution to his/her students, school… Continue reading Congrats to the 2015 Alternative Educator of the Year!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Okay, after blogging recently about my forgetfulness when it comes to certain situations, I admit yet another one. Right before Christmas I found my DMACC graduation certificate, with Randy’s Saydel High School diploma (yep, stashed them in a good spot alright.) I’ve been curious where my DMACC diploma was hiding. Here it is! My DMACC Associate… Continue reading A T on My Finger and Action Green
Reading Time: 4 minutes Studying personalities is important to me. I’ve reviewed the results of many personality assessments and am a proponent of using assessment results if it helps you or who you are working with move forward in positive ways. One of the main personality dispositions is whether you are optimistic or pessimistic. (Which are you?) You can go to The… Continue reading Is Your Glass 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty Today? Personality Assessments Help Find Out!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Just an update to let my readers know I am nearly done with my most recent learning adventure through George Washington University….that lasted well over a year! I certainly learned a lot about forensics rehabilitation consulting, and really appreciate my cohort comprised of really smart rehabilitation counselors across the country! There are students from the… Continue reading Preparing to Graduate…Again!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Original post date 9/10/13 and updated 11/5/2019. As I mentioned last week, I’m moving into round 2 of my studies at GWU. I came across the statement of purpose I wrote in April 2013 and wanted to post it here as it continues to ring true for me! STATEMENT OF PURPOSE written by Amy E.… Continue reading My Purpose to Serve Others Continues to Ring True!