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What are the basics of career planning when switching industries?

The Career Coach Career Coach

Today’s Question for the Career Coach: What are the basics of career planning? When switching industries, how can you better equip yourself to what seems like starting over?
The Career Coach Says: Career Planning involves a number of basic steps. It starts with a self-assessment to determine your interests, skills, strengths and values.

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Does reputation really make a difference when applying for a new job within the county?

The Career Coach Career Coach

Today’s Question for the Career Coach: I heard that the Career Essentials course taught in the Training & Education Center has a topic on the importance of reputation at work. Does reputation really make a difference when applying for a new job within the county?

The Career Coach Says: Reputation can be a very important factor. It doesn’t matter what your job is, a good reputation at work is necessary for promotion to a more responsible position.

Volunteering at the Alameda Community Food Bank

Jerry Lew News

The Alameda County Community Food Bank distributes nearly three million pounds of food every month and needs volunteers to help bag and sort the food, as well as weed out any rotten or inedible pieces. Last month, the Training & Education Center decided to go help out.

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Building a Better Boss

Kathy Mount News

Interactive classes in coaching, having difficult conversations and political savvy may seem like fluff to an employee trying to develop the technical know-how and hard-driving persona that will lead to promotion. But it’s exactly those people skills that make great leaders!

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Coaching as a management tool

Bill Jacox News

If you’ve read any business articles in the last few years, you’ve probably come across articles that describe the manager as a coach. You may find that idea a little strange. For most of us, business isn’t a sport—it’s a way to make a living. Learn why if you are a manager, then you are a coach.

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Welcome to our new site!

Beverly Fuentes News

Welcome to our new web site! We are the regional source for innovative learning and premier meeting and conference space in Alameda County. Please take a look inside.