Category Archives: Soft Skills

Office 2010 Books

Here’s some great links for Office 2010’s Resource Kit and books.   Office 2010 Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format Technical diagrams for Office 2010 Downloadable book: Getting started with Office 2010 Downloadable book: Planning guide for Office … Continue reading

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Protect Your Removable Drive

Every year thousands of home computers, laptops and drives are stolen.  Protect yourself with TrueCrypt. It’s free. Link      

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Memory Usage

  If you have applications that hog and use more memory or CPU than they should, give Process Lasso a try.  This freeware allows you to specify how many CPU’s a program uses on a multi-core system or you can … Continue reading

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Social Networks Can Kill Your Future

With MySpace and other social networks, you have to be careful.  It’s not just your personal safety you have to look at, it can be what you put on these social networks that kill your job or prospective new job.  … Continue reading

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Training Mistakes made by IT Professionals

Your IT personnel should be able to train the end-user in a way that the end-user won’t be blamed for making mistakes later.  During reqular training sessions, IT Professionals have a tendancy to ‘roll’ their eyes and blame end-users for … Continue reading

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Softskill Tips for IT Professionals

Here’s a couple of great links from CIO Magazine for some success tips for IT Professionals. Things You Can Do In Minutes to Be More Successful at Work Finding Your Next IT Job Hiring Manager Interviews

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Freeware for Your Thumbdrive

This is crazy.  I just stumbled on a ton of freeware apps for your thumbdrive.  Our class has a folder (thumbdrive) we are constantly updating so students will have apps for troubleshooting. Link

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Digital Picture Frames that Steal Your Identity

You can’t make this up.  Evidently, the Chinese have workers who load a trogan virus on digital picture frames.  The trojan which is advanced, can then jump to your computer and steal your identity (limited for now).  Now if manufacturers don’t … Continue reading

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Ubuntu – Start Wining

Wine enables Ubuntu to install and run most of the Windows applications.  You can download and install wine by following these instructions. Open synaptic package manager by navigating through System -> Administration -> Synaptic package manager. Enable all repositories by … Continue reading

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Take a Break from Technology

With cellphones, mobile devices, online gaming, computers, the internet and blogs; take a break, log off and enjoy the great outdoors, go to the local recreation center, go see your family, read a book (no ebooks), take a nap and take a … Continue reading

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Surviving the Economy

As the world’s economy changes, so should you.  Make sure your skills are diversified.  Attend classes in every computer class you can, attend free seminars,  retrain in an occupation that interest you and is found (jobs) geographically in your area. … Continue reading

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Analytical Thinking- Think People! Think!

Analytical Thinking follows the scientific approach to problem solving. Analytical Thinking. Competency Definition: Use a methodical step-by-step approach to break down complex problems or processes into their constituents parts. As a teacher of information technology, I often leave my students … Continue reading

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Job Seekers – Don’t Give Up!

Recently, I overheard several students saying there was no jobs ‘out there’.  I agree that times have changed and jobs are different now.  It seems like in the ’80’s everywhere I went, someone would ask me if I knew anybody … Continue reading

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Tennessee Colleges and Technology System

http://www.t-g.com/story/1301945.html The Technology Centers, Community Colleges and Universities are still one of the best deals in the nation. 

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Teaching

I heard something the other day.  “Those Who Can’t, Teach”.  One of the things I admire the most about instructors across the Tennessee Technology Centers and especially here at Shelbyville, is the instructors have years of experience.   They have a great report … Continue reading

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If You are Looking for a Job- Make sure you have the Skills

One of the most asked questions, is do we offer job placement.  Yes and no.  All of the instructors here at TTCS have networked with multiple businesses and with former students, business professionals and recruiters.   We do everything in our power … Continue reading

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Tennessee Technology Center Technical Webinars

Over 600 people asked for webinars on the latest technology.  We are beginning broadcasting this Thursday.   http://www.ttcshelbyville.edu

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Stop Punching Vista and Microsoft

I personally favor all operating systems.  Although we teach primarily Microsoft based products, the Computer Information Technology Class also reviews Linux products and yes, we do have a Mac.   We use Linux in IDS systems, some servers and we are … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated

The entire world can tell you how to stay motivated.  Speakers are paid to motivate employees, books are written and millions are made.   A lot of people seem less motivated today.  Maybe it’s gas prices, the economy or some other worry.  Everyone … Continue reading

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Resume Tips

Very Popular download.  Kate Jacobs on Resume Tips.  (Right Click and Save or Stream by clicking) From the TTC Shelbyville Learning Center at http://www.ttcshelbyville.edu

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