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7 posts tagged with "soft_skills"

I love timelines and schedules

August 9, 2017

You might not think it glancing around my office at the piles that have amassed recently, but I’m a highly organized person. In fact, I thrive in an environment filled with to-do lists, digital calendars, and reminders. Being detail-oriented has been one of my most useful skills throughout my career because it works for me regardless of what I’m doing. Even personally, with so much to manage, being cognizant of all the details of everyone in my family’s lives, makes things way more...

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Read, re-read, and read again

September 6, 2017

I took my very first journalism class, with actual article assignments, my second semester of Freshman year in college. I had moved from California to Boston only four months before and still couldn’t figure out how to get from campus to the Boston Common (I have no sense of direction.) Being in a newish city, being new to journalism, and not being a sports fan, I had a challenging experience writing an article about the Boston Red Sox. I believe the assignment was to go out and talk to five...

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Today's successful multitasker is simply an organized person

September 20, 2017

Multitasking is becoming one of those essential skills employers look for on a resume, but it’s a misleading term. While technically, it means doing more than one thing at the same time, what you’re really saying when you list multitasking as a skill is that you’re organized enough to keep track of more than one thing at the same time.

Nobody can really do two things at the exact same time and give each thing enough attention to do a superior job, but if you’re organized, you can manage...

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Best Places to Write

October 18, 2017

 

It’s challenging to do the same type of task each day in the exact same spot. As a content creator, I'm writing everyday. The type of writing I do changes — sometimes it’s an email, other days it’s blog posts, and there are even times where I spend an entire day doing research in preparation to write. Regardless of the content type or the subject matter, my time working is spent with my computer, typing away…and I love it. I’m actually doing what I love to do, but there are days when...

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Being an avid reader helps your writing

November 1, 2017

Being an active writer is about practice. Writing is a skill you have to work at to perfect. You must be prepared to muddle through many drafts of a single piece and realize that a first draft is never perfect as is. Writing also requires an understanding of style. As a freelance content creator, I’m often called upon to write for different audiences in different tones. In creative writing, understanding style can help you put substance into a story that simply sets the stage. While you can...

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