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Careers and Coffee #12: Skills, Abilities, and Emotional Intelligence

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In this week's episode of Careers and Coffee, Liz and Dan go over a live job posting on Corridor Careers, and how to tailor your resume/cover letter to match the job posting.  Are you ready to re-enter the workforce this fall?  Now is the time to start looking for your next job.  Gary Vee says that the most important thing that employers will be looking for in the coming years is emotional intelligence - make sure you are ready when you get that first interview!   Full Transcript: Dan Holterhaus 0:02 All right. Good morning, Liz.

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Careers & Coffee Episode 11: Patience and persistence pays off

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In this week's episode of Careers & Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss re-entry into the workforce, re-entry into normal life, and how patience and persistence is your best friend when going after your next opportunity. Yes, we are having an in-person Career Fair September 16th! Click here for more information. A couple weeks ago we attended Entrefest downtown Cedar Rapids and heard an amazing keynote from Marcus Bullock!  To watch his presentation click here and get inspired. Full Transcript Dan Holterhaus 0:03 All right. Good morning, everybody. Good morning, Liz. Liz Kennedy 0:05 Morning. Dan Holterhaus 0:07 Careers and coffee.

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Careers and Coffee #10: Combining Your Skills and Personality to Find a Job

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In this episode of Careers and Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss how to use your skills, personality tendencies, and passions to find a job that is going to suit you.  We published a worksheet during Career Week back in March which you can find here. Liz shows the Future Ready Iowa Career Assessment which is a great resource for job seekers. The book Dan mentions at the beginning is No More Dreaded Mondays by Dan Miller. Check out this TEDx talk by Adam Leipzig, How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes on YouTube.

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How to compete for top hires

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What's really going on with recruiting in Eastern Iowa? It's hard to say. The Gazette has been following reports of increasing numbers and previously unreported numbers of Iowans seeking jobless benefits. What we do know is that Iowa Workforce Development will stop issuing the additional Federal Pandemic benefits June 12. So after that, things should be gravy, right? How can companies really compete for top hires? Hiring in our market has always been complex due to our low population - most working-age adults are working. And since we aren't growing in population, we have to work with what we can get.

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