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Skill Building

Employers hire those who can demonstrate important transferable skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving and grasp specific industry skills and techniques such as the latest technologies, bedside manner, or welding techniques.

Transferrable or soft skills are easily transferred from job to job or profession to profession without much training. They are especially in demand today because it’s much more difficult to teach an employee a soft skill such as developing rapport with coworkers or managing conflict. Some transferable skills are Communication Skills, Problem-Solving, Teamwork, Leadership, Initiative, Creativity, Work Ethic, and Interpersonal Skills.

Technical or hard skills are concrete or objective abilities that you learn and perhaps have mastered. As industries grow, the skills required today are constantly changing and evolving. TIt is important to keep abreast of trends, understanding what skills certain job roles and industries demand, and begin to master those skills to make you a more competitive candidate.

Find both the transferable and technical skills needed in your industry today using our Job Market Data tool below.


The Key to Cultivating Innovation in Your Business

If necessity is the mother of invention, then ambition is the father of innovation. According to a McKinsey survey on global innovation, 84% of executives agree that innovation is important to any growth strategy. However, while there is a clear connection …

By Emory University, Goizueta Business School - Ivy Exec
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6 Ways To Build Business Relationships Through Communication

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For entrepreneurs, building relationships is essential for long-term growth, profitability, and sustainability. And to build relationships—with customers, employees, vendors, and investors—good communication is key. So here are six tips on how to communicate better to improve your business partnerships.

1. Overcommunicate

By Eric Porat - Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Flying Tigers for a Day

Allen Parish Juniors and Seniors got to experience college life for a day at the SOWELA Oakdale Campus. Students enjoyed the “Flying Tigers for a Day” event where they toured different Career and Technical education paths Business, Nursing, Electrical, and Welding …

By Sarah Seavey
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Cooking Bootcamp

Ready for a job change or want to move up in the hospitality industry? Gain the skills needed with SOWELA’s …

Tech Ready Louisana

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to find meaningful employment, advance in your current role, or level up to the …

Construction Knowledge

Ned Pelger, P.E. conceived of ConstructionKnowledge.net as a way to help others move up the ranks in this great business. …

GoArmy Edge Soccer App

GoArmy Edge Soccer is designed to allow soccer coaches and players to diagram and time set pieces, learn defending, attacking, …

GoArmy Edge Football App

GoArmy Edge Football allows coaches to draw plays, coach visually, and design drills for players to get mental reps in …

STARS: Elements, Learn foundations of physical science and Chemistry

STARS: Elements is designed to help teachers and students visualize the foundations of physical science and Chemistry.  This app features …

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First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)