Friday, October 21, 2016

off tha dome

random thoughts...

haven't done this in a minute. tell the truth you missed it...didn't you? of course you did.

if i had a dollar for every time that i ordered a hamburger and said "hold the onions and tomatoes"...only to find them on my burger

i REALLY need to take piano lessons. i took two lessons as a kid then quit

can we get the gas prices back down to $1.55?

i guess i need a piano

if you want to get a reaction from people, tell them you don't eat any form of chocolate. they'll look at you like you're a com-youuu-nist. sorry y'all. i don't eat it

speaking of food, i had Twizzler the other day. i hadn't had one in at least 5 or 6 years. it was pretty good. brought back good memories.

can somebody tell 2016 that it's taken enough of our loved ones, friends, and celebrities. it can chill for now.

i'm a picky eater. always have been. but i want my kids to eat everything. doesn't that sound funny?

at some point, i'm going to write a book

do you feel that chill in the air? fall is here. it's my favorite season

the weird thing about fall here in'll have your heat on in your car when you're driving to work in the morning. then, you'll have your AC on in your car when you're leaving work in the afternoon.

whatever happened to Adina Howard?

i saw the other day and it made so much sense to me...

i went to the Bad Boy concert last month. somebody asked me why didn't i post videos. i told them that i went to see the concert...not to record videos. i think sometimes you can miss the moment while trying to capture it for others...

Skyler turned 5 last month. where did the time go?

Contrary to popular opinion, irregardless is not a word...or is it?

according to my homeboy, "the best way to tell if a woman is crazy...go to their Instagram page. If you see more words than pictures, they are crazy"

how did SWV's "Downtown" get played on the radio?

i'm sorry...i'm just not into Lil Uzi Vertical Black Kodak Young blah blah blah. you can pop to it. not me. it ain't for me and i'm cool with that

proud member of the Centennial Class (1996) of South Carolina State University...yep...that's me

hard to believe that I graduated 20 years ago. that sounds funny to me. has it really been that long?

did Phil Collins ever tell us what Sussudio was or what it meant?

i think i want the new iPhone 7

i crack up every time that i see that Ice T commercial

can i borrower your piano?

did you know that many schools don't teach kids how to write in cursive?

do you ever say something then pause and think to yourself..."damn, i sound like my parents!"

Mary J Blige is getting a divorce. that's sad.

freedom of speech ain't free. never forget that

Penny Gordon is pregnant at 50 and is stunning

if Senator Barack Obama had told his friends that he "grabbed women by the p*&$#" do you think he would have been the President

i'm all about free apps on the iPhone

the older i've gotten, the less i like wearing ties.

i'm feeling that new show...Insecure on HBO

that new Solange album is soooooo dope. you gotta listen to it...if you haven't already

speaking of dope, the 12Kyle Podcast is pretty damn dope...modestly speaking

shout out to my Terry. i told you i'd bring the off tha dome back! thanks for reading as usual, fam. I appreciate it

fellas...never make a joke about menstrual cycles or pap smears. it won't be funny

ladies...there is such a thing as putting on too much perfume

i have a love/hate relationship with facebook

hard to believe Prince is gone

it's about to be jeans, Timbs, and hoodie weather

i hate daylight savings time.

can i kick it?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

top 12 soft skills employers seek

here's a pretty good article that i found on Very helpful tips...

Depending on the organization or business, employers are seeking key skills and experience for each job. But even though these skills are extremely important, there are certain “soft skills” that employers also look for when hiring people for their organization. Research has shown that a person’s “soft skills” can be just as good of an indicator of a person’s job performance as the hard skills that they possess.

What Are Soft Skills?

Soft skills relate to a set of skills that individuals possess, which makes them good employees no matter where they work or what they do. When we think of soft skills, we are thinking of personal qualities, attitudes, verbal and nonverbal behavior, and personal habits that make an individual pleasant to work with, and a valuable member of any team. Individuals with impeccable manners and an ability to be understanding, fair and compassionate are the type of people most of us would like to work with. It is also someone who possesses a strong work ethic and will do what it takes to get the work done, that organizations like to hire and employees want to welcome as a new member of their team. We all know people who we like or love as friends or family; but when it comes to actually working with that person on a daily basis, our positive feelings may go out the window and we may find that it’s almost impossible to work alongside them in a job situation.

12 Soft Skills Employers Look for When Hiring for Jobs:

1. Positive Attitude

A positive attitude can do wonders in turning a department or company around. Having employees who possess a positive attitude can also be contagious; and for employers, it’s important for them to seek that kind of energy since it only takes a few negative people to bring down a department or even the organization as a whole.

2. Strong Work Ethic

Hiring people that possess a strong work ethic is key to the success of any employer. First off, a strong work ethic cannot be taught. When individuals begin working in a new organization they either have it or they don’t. There are many contributing factors that go into making a strong work ethic like how a person grows up to the value they place on doing an excellent job. These innate attributes are totally out of the control of an employer no matter what type of training they provide or the type of supervision an employee gets.

3. Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills

The ability to be a good communicator cannot be overrated. To succeed in the workforce, employees need to know how to communicate as well as listen in order to work effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients.

4. Problem-Solving Skills

Since problems are inevitable, employees who are able to find solutions to daily challenges that arise are most valuable to an organization. Employees who are unable to find a solution to a specific problem but are willing to seek out the advice of others, also makes for a competent and trusted employee.

5. Time Management Skills

As a results-oriented employee, good time management skills are key to getting assignments accomplished and finishing them on time.

6. Flexibility
The way company's do business in today’s competitive marketplace, is changing all the time. It is the ability to remain adaptable that helps an organization move forward and stay with the current times.

7. Work Well in a Team Environment

In the past employees would oftentimes seek jobs that aligned with their desire to either work independently or work in a team environment. In today’s workforce, much of the work is often done on teams; but there is also a need for employees to work independently in order to get the daily work accomplished.

8. Computer/Technological Skills

Almost all jobs today require basic computer skills and technological knowledge. Whether it be for record-keeping, spreadsheets, detailed notes, or presentations, employers will want to know a candidate’s level of computer and technological knowledge to establish if they can do the basics of any job.

9. Project Management Skills

Individuals going about the daily routine of their job will need to know how to prioritize and plan each activity to be able to get the best job done in the least amount of time.

10. Self-Confidence

Self-confident employees are able to detach themselves personally from any challenges that they experience on the job. Self-confidence gives employees a sense of strength as they pursue their personal goals as well as those of an organization.

11. Ability to Accept Constructive Criticism

There is always room for everyone to grow and learn and the employee that is able to take constructive criticism and use it to improve their performance will be seen as a valuable team member to any organization.

12. Strong Research Skills

With strong computer and technological skills being one of the top 12 soft skills employers seek, employees who are able to do the basic research and have the ability to gather important information for projects, and identify how and what competitors are doing to make themselves successful, is a sought after skill that many organizations want.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

PODCAST: illadelph halflife...20 Years Later

1996 was an incredible year for hip hop. On September 24,1996, The Roots dropped their classic album Illadelph Halflife. The crew from Philadelphia released their 3rd studio album and it was a game changer.

On this episode of the 12 Kyle Podcast, we'll take a look at the history and the significance of that album. Joining 12kyle on the podcast will be Beezy430 from Dead End Hip Hop.

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