Tuesday, May 29, 2018

3 Simple Ways to Build Self-Confidence

Confidence is believing in yourself, your power and your ability to get it done.

How can you develop more self-confidence?

1. What is right about you?
Take out a sheet of paper, and in 30 seconds or less, write down what’s right about you.

2. Upgrade your verbal software.
Language is the software of the mind. How do you talk about yourself when you talk?

3. Own the room.
Look to the right, look to the left, and say, Today, I’m going to make it happen.

These things build your self-confidence from the inside out.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Importance of Continuous Learning

You need to seize every opportunity to expand your knowledge, improve your skills, and build on your expertise. That's how you will be able to perform at higher and higher levels and achieve such extraordinary results in your life.

The good news is, anyone can become a lifetime learner. All you need is curiosity and the desire to improve yourself. Today I'd like to share 6 simple tips on how to develop a lifelong learning mindset that will help you achieve your highest potential and create a life you love.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Job Interview Tip:Tell Me About a Time You Failed

In this week’s video, we’re going to go over how to answer “tell me about a time you failed”. That’s coming up.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Power of Sharing Goals

An individual's goals are very personal. In fact, a well thought out goal hints at the person's vulnerability and deepest desires. Not only do goals reflect a person's desires, goals also have the incredible power to change a person's life. Due to the nature of such goals, people have a tendency to keep their goals and visions to themselves. But there is great power in sharing your aspirations with others.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Gap in Employment & Resume Gaps (How to Explain Them)

In this video, I’m going to teach you 2 strategies on how to handle explaining gaps of unemployment on your resume. If you’ve been asking “how do I explain unemployment gaps in my resume?”, “how to explain employment breaks on CV?, “what is the best resume template or resume format when I have gaps in between employment?”, “how do I explain resume gaps?”, or “how to write a resume when there are gaps?” then this video is for you.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Job Hunting Tips

Searching for a new job can be a job in itself. The job is not finished until you receive the offer of employment. The time between search and success can be frustrating. Follow these tips to avoid becoming discouraged when searching for a job.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Trainings And Programs

Basic Computer Classes and Proctored Typing Tests

Each week the WDB offers free proctored typing tests and basic computer classes that are available to the public.

Mr. Marvin Brodie (pictured on the right) is a 92 year old resident of Fairfield who attends the weekly computer classes to enhance his computer skills. Mr. Brodie is a true testament that you’re never too old to stop learning!

Full Calendar of Classes, Workshops, and Networking Events offered through the WDB: Fairfield Location and Vallejo Location

Saturday, May 5, 2018

NorCal Career Fair 2018

Last month the WDB hosted its 1st annual NorCal Career Fair at Solano Community College. Hundreds of job seekers attended with over 80 employers with immediate openings throughout the region. Collectively, 428 interviews were scheduled by employers. Since 2005 the WDB has hosted Career Fairs that have become a staple in Solano County for employers and job seekers.

Thank you to all of the employers, sponsors and staff that contributed to the success of the Career Fair. The next Career Fair will be held in April 2019.

Here’s what people are saying:

I was set on one job, but when I realized there were over 80 employers at the Career Fair my mind opened up to more positions and opportunities. I’m very excited to be here and have gone through a program that has helped me become job ready to apply for the jobs that interest me.” –Testimonial from job seeker, Jessica Bowman

[The Career Fair] is centrally located and a good way to reach a lot of people in the community. We’re glad to be here.” –Testimonial from Staff Sergeant Darius Raines/ U.S. Army

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Power of Networking

It's often been said that success is a team sport. It's not just what you know, it's also who you know. And while you may be able to create tremendous success on your own, traveling the path of success with others makes the journey more enjoyable.

Plus, the added accountability will propel you to success faster (and further) than you originally envisioned. In this video Jack Canfield talks about the power of networking as well as how you yourself can leverage that power in your career.