April 24, 2014

National Career Readiness Certificate – Employer

Inside Texoma on Channel 6

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Channel 6

Spherion Staffing!!!!!

Jonathan interviewed Julie Bailey on how important it is to have a NCRC. She also gives a few tips on what employer’s look for an employee. ENJOY

Work Hard School

City View High School students were the first to take the Assessment. We received their feedback on what they believe Work Hard Work Smart meant to them.

Hospitality Shines at the Hampton Inn

On Tuesday we visited the Hampton Inn in Wichita Falls.

In this video Debbie Ripperger, General Manager, discusses with us what she looks for in prospective employees during the interview process and how the National Career Readiness Certificate correlates to the hotel.

Pamela started in the kitchen and later moved on to become a Guest Services Associate.  She learned on the job how to use the computers and run the front desk. Pamela said, “Teamwork is very important, you need to have a can-do and will-do attitude. It’s all about hospitality and service.”

Holiday Inn Express

Jennifer Tansey of the Holiday Inn Express in Wichita Falls discusses the different skills that they look for when hiring. They see the National Career Readiness Certificate as a tool for finding people who would be a good fit for front desk and event staff.

Wondering what a front desk agent at a hotel does? Malory interviews Karilea who works at the front desk at the Holiday Inn Express to find out.

Employment with the City of Wichita Falls

Rosie Nauman talks about what qualities the city is looking for in applicants.

Are you unemployed? Are you underpaid?

Thanks to Channel 6 for creating and airing this spot!

Our Visit to Vernon College

This week Dustin and Malory visited with Michelle Wood, Director of Continuing Education at Vernon College in Wichita Falls, TX.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

This week Malory took Work Hard Work Smart TV on location with our sponsor, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Jeremy says what he looks for in a great employee includes punctuality and enthusiasm. We also chatted about Fuzzy’s great food and found out if the “Butt Burning Sauce” really is butt burning.

Looking for a job in health care? Some advice from Kristi Faulkner of United Regional Health Care System

Kristi Faulkner, Senior Director of Human Resources of United Regional Health Care System recently shared with us some insights about what they look for in potential employees. She gives some advice to help your application stand out. She says they emphasize the importance of “soft skills” such as customer service, longevity and people who see their job in healthcare as a calling.

Kristi says, “The great thing about the National Career Readiness Certificate from an employers perspective, is that if somebody comes in with it, it tells me they are serious. It tells me they are willing to take personal responsibility for their future.”

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Work Hard – Work Smart TV Premiere

This week our interns Dustin and Malory introduce Work Hard – Work Smart TV. They answer the question, what is the NCRC?

Thanks to this week’s sponsor, the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Interview with Michael Bullitt of Heathsouth in Wichita Falls

Michael Bullitt, CEO of Heathsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls speaks about the qualities that he looks for when interviewing candidates. He shares some great advice that is helpful in any job interview situation.