Welcome to Career Readiness

Increasing your professional skills is always important, no matter where you are in your career. Select the critical skills below to learn more and be sure to register for a free live, virtual instructor led workshop.

 

At your own pace, take advantage of the additional resources from Bank of America and the internet.

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Communications
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Communications Virtual Instructor Led Workshop

90 minutes

Explore and improve communication skills in an office environment.

Communications Resource guide

15 minutes

Use this resource guide as a reference before, during and after the virtual instructor led workshop.

28 Best Practices for Email Etiquette in the Workplace

2 minutes

Using best practices for email etiquette allows you to communicate clearly and make a positive impression on potential employers, business contacts and customers. In this article, we discuss why email etiquette is so important and we share 16 of the best practices for email etiquette in the workplace.

Nonverbal Communication: 9 Types and How To Read and Use It

2 minutes

Having strong communication skills is essential for building both personal and professional relationships. In this guide, we'll discuss what nonverbal communication is, why it's important, how to read it and how you can improve your own nonverbal communication skills.

Communications Recording Part 1: Overview

2 minutes

Understand why effective communication in a business environment is important.

Communications Recording Part 2: Using Effective Verbal Communication

5 minutes

Whether in-person or over the phone, almost all workplaces require some form of verbal communication. We need to make sure that when speaking, our message carries a professional tone and sends the intended message.

Communications Recording Part 3: Writing with Confidence

7 minutes

Whether it be through formal or informal emails, reports, articles, executive summaries, letters or other messaging, writing is a large part of many professions, and our writing can determine how people view us as professionals.

Communications Recording Part 4: Balancing between listening and message delivery

6 minutes

Communication is not just about sharing information. It is also about receiving it. Learn how to listen effectively so that you make others feel heard.

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Customer Interactions
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Customer Interactions Virtual Instructor Led Workshop

60 minutes

Improve your ability to interact with and meet the needs of customers.

Customer Interactions Resource Guide

15 minutes

Use this resource guide as a reference before, during and after the virtual instructor led workshop.

10 Ways to Make Every Customer Interaction Positive

2 minutes

Customers today have purchasing power like never before, which is why good customer interaction skills can make or break a brand.

Customer Interactions Recording Part 1: Introduction

3 minutes

A quick overview of the 4 ways you can improve customer interactions in ANY industry.

Customer Interactions Recording Part 2: Take Ownership

5 minutes

Taking ownership shows the customer that you are confident and capable. Learn best practices that show your customers that you are willing to help have the best experience possible.

Customer Interactions Recording Part 3: Act with Empathy

3 minutes

“Empathy is understanding the feelings of another person and showing that you understand their experiences and emotions. Learn how to act with empath in a way that builds trust and helps you engage in better conversations with your customer.

Customer Interactions Recording Part 4: Make it Easy

3 minutes

Making it easy for the customer involves addressing their short- and long-term concerns. Learn the 4 steps to help make it easy for your customer.

Customer Interactions Recording Part 5: Get it Right

2 minutes

You are the first person in the company that your customer sees. Learn how to deliver on the customer’s request and get it right!

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Grow Your Career
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Grow Your Career Virtual Instructor Led Workshop

90 minutes

Use a road map of best practices needed to attain the job you want.

Grow Your Career Resource guide

15 minutes

Use this resource guide as a reference before, during and after the virtual instructor led workshop.

Event Recording: Harnessing Your Power with Lisa Nichols

60 minutes

Motivational speaker, Lisa Nichols shares the power you have in harnessing your own career.

On Demand career training

2 minutes

Goodwill offers virtual career training on demand so you can learn at your pace and on your schedule:

  • Job Search 101 – Get in the right mindset to increase your chances of job search success.
  • Resume 101 – Learn how to translate your skills into an effective resume. Interview 101 – Do’s and don’ts and tips for interview success.
  • Rock Your First 90 Days on the Job – You got the job but your work is just beginning!

How To Write a Resume in 10 Steps

2 minutes

Constructing a compelling and visually appealing resume can be challenging, but a few strategies can help you use your resume as a showcase of what makes you the best candidate for a job. In this article, we describe 10 practical steps for building a resume that can show employers that you are the best fit for their position.

Adaptability Virtual Instructor Led Workshop

60 minutes

Develop the skills and mindset to adapt to changes in the workplace and at home. This training aims to enhance an individual’s ability to adjust and thrive in any environment.

Adaptability Resource Guide

60 minutes

Use this resource guide as a reference before, during and after the virtual instructor led workshop.

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Emotional Wellness
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Thriving Mind Virtual Instructor Led Workshop

60 minutes

Learn to put your best foot forward when navigating stressful situations at work and in your personal life.

20 Tips for Building and Cultivating Your Resilience

2 minutes

Resilience is what helps us thrive despite the curveballs life throws our way. Some of us are born more resilient than others, but everyone can get better at it. Here’s how.

Emotional Intelligence Virtual Instructor Led Workshop

60 minutes

Apply emotional intelligence skills in your personal and professional life to master influencing and build better working relationships.

Emotional Intelligence Resource Guide

15 minutes

Use this resource guide as a reference before, during, and after the virtual instructor led workshop.

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Time management
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Time Management Virtual Instructor Led Workshop

60 minutes

Introduce learners to the key concepts of time management and task prioritization, and applying it to managing life priorities and accomplish goals.

Time Management Resource guide

15 minutes

Use this resource guide as a reference before, during and after the virtual instructor led workshop.

Coaching Tools 101: The Urgent Important Matrix - What and How To Use it!

5 minutes

The Urgent Important Matrix is a powerful productivity and time management tool to help people manage their time more effectively. It divides tasks into 4 quadrants according to how urgent and important they are, which helps people understand where their time goes and be more productive with the time they have.

Priority Management - The Urgent/Important Matrix

5 minutes

The Urgent/Important Matrix helps you look at your task list, and quickly identify the activities you should focus on. By prioritizing using the Matrix, you can deal with truly urgent issues, while you keep on working towards your goals.

Free Planners | Momentum Planner by Productive Flourishing

5 minutes

You’ve got more going on than the same old free planners can handle. You need a clear line of sight on all those moving parts and a system to plan for and keep track of everything. Here is a seies of free downloadable planners to help yopu plan your day, week, month, Quarter and Year.

The Pomodoro Technique Really Works for Productivity

5 minutes

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system that encourages people to work with the time they have—rather than against it.

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Critical thinking
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Critical Thinking Virtual Instructor Led Workshop

60 minutes

Introduce learners to the basic concepts of critical thinking including what critical thinking is, the benefits & barriers to using it, and the basic process.

Critical Thinking Resource guide

15 minutes

Use this resource guide as a reference before, during and after the virtual instructor led workshop.

13 Easy Steps To Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

5 minutes

Critical thinking isn’t about being constantly negative or critical of everything. It’s about objectivity and having an open, inquisitive mind. Critical thinking means arriving at your own carefully considered conclusions instead of taking information at face value. Here are 13 ways you can cultivate this precious skill.

Decision-making process

5 minutes

Decision making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions. Using a step-by-step decision-making process can help you make more deliberate, thoughtful decisions by organizing relevant information and defining alternatives.

7 Steps of the Decision-Making Process in Management

5 minutes

If you’re a manager or want to be one, the decision-making process in management positions demands more attention to detail. And to combat decision fatigue, you need to know what steps to take to make the best decisions possible.

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into my life and the workplace.”

– Anabelle, Past participant

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