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Voices of Experience: Meet Danette Smith

Meet Danette Smith, a mother of a child with a disability and a Human Resources professional. Danette offers strategies for how young people can prepare themselves to meet the needs of employers. She highlights the importance of soft skills, making a good first impression, and being a “curious, passionate learner.”

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Employment, Accommodations, Career Development, Disclosure, Soft Skills, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 3 min
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August 2016 273 Employment, Accommodations, Career Development, Disclosure, Soft Skills, Preparing for Employment Voices of Experience

Danette Smith: Job Search and Interview Tips

Danette Smith discusses what employers look for in a resume, the importance of a cover letter, and ways youth with communication challenges can convey they skills and passion.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Employment, Accommodations, Career Development, Disclosure, Soft Skills, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 4 min
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August 2016 156 Employment, Accommodations, Career Development, Disclosure, Soft Skills, Preparing for Employment Voices of Experience

Skills to Pay the Bills: Communication

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on communication skills — skills on the top of the “must have” list for every employer. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 37391 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Networking

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on using networking skills to find job opportunities. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 9421 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 30841 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Synopsis

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video presents tips from all videos in the series. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 18692 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Professionalism

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on professionalism — coming to work on time, dressing appropriately and taking initiative. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 31852 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Teamwork

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on the ability to work with others. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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Skills to Pay the Bills: Enthusiasm and Attitude

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on enthusiasm and attitude. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 34322 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills