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"In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding." - Daniel Goleman

"No job in America should go unfilled because somebody doesn't have the right skills to get that job, nobody. So, if there's a job open, we should train those folks right away so that they can do the job." - Barack Obama

"One of the crazy things about our job is that we get taught these insane skills that we could never use in real life." - Karl Urban

"Black is beautiful when it is a slum kid studying to enter college, when it is a man learning new skills for a new job. . . ." - Whitney M Young

"I'm seeing too many smart kind of socially awkward kids, a lot milder than I was, not getting employment because they're not learning job skills." - Temple Grandin

"Black is beautiful when it is a slum kid studying to enter college, when it is a man learning new skills for a new job..." - Whitney M Young

"The world operates by number, by physical laws, expressed mathematically. If you know these, you will have a better grasp of things. And some possible job skills." - Kim Stanley Robinson

"Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted." - Mireille Guiliano

"Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly." - Bobby Scott

"Companies are missing out on phenomenal skills and capabilities of experienced older job hunters: wealth of knowledge, expertise, seasoning, maturity. Companies need to be reminded of that." - Nick Corcodilos

"Greed: A word commonly used by liberals, low achievers, anti-capitalists and society's losers to denigrate, shame and discredit those who have acquired superior job skills and decision-making capabilities and who, through the application of those, a job." - Neal Boortz

"Central and western Pennsylvania has one of the best workforces in the country and this will provide job training, new skills and additional resources for those trying to find a job." - Bill Shuster

"My skills are still my skills." - Floyd Mayweather Jr

"All skills are learnable." - Brian Tracy

"Hire attitude train skills." - Tom Peters

"President Bush said that American workers will need new skills to get the new jobs in the 21st century. Some of the skills they're going to need are Spanish, Chinese, Korean, because that's where the jobs went. Who better than Bush as an example of what can happen when you take a job without any training." - Jay Leno

"Why should we tie everyone's future to athletic success? I think organic farm has saved our school. It saved it because it changed the narrative of the institution. We're the first urban work college in the country. And so our students learn what it means to be effective and to have job skills and work skills." - Michael Sorrell

"It's the one thing that the Devils have always prided themselves on. That comes from recruiting. We try and pick out the players who not only have the on-ice skills, but the off-ice skills too. I think in any job, if you have good people and you work together, you work better." - Gerad Adams

"I think the lie we've told people in the marketplace is that a degree gets you a job. A degree doesn't get you a job. What gets you a job is the ability to carry yourself into that room and shake a hand and look someone in the eye and have people skills. These are the things that cause people to become successful." - Dave Ramsey

"In today's competitive business world, it is not enough to do your job well; no, to be truly effective, you have to develop skills and strategies for things you'll never have to do, and situations that will never come up." - Rob Payne

"Always define WHAT you want to do with your life and WHAT you have to offer to the world, in terms of your favorite talents/gifts/skills-not in terms of a job-title." - Richard Nelson Bolles

"I had designed -in high school designed hundreds and hundreds of computers over and over and over, so I developed these skills without ever thinking I'd do it in life as job." - Steve Wozniak

"Here at work we're all just trying to get a job done. My people have the confidence of their convictions and they know their skills. And that occupies most of my time." - Bill Gates

"My job involves a lot of different skills now - I'm as much entrepreneur and management consultant as anything else these days - but IA is still my favorite part of the work I do" - Jesse James Garrett

"In most job interviews, people say they are looking for people skills and emotional intelligence. That's reasonable, but the question is, how do you define what that looks like?" - Susan Cain

"My job involves a lot of different skills now - I'm as much entrepreneur and management consultant as anything else these days - but IA is still my favorite part of the work I do." - Jesse James Garrett

"Individuals out of work for an extended period can become less employable as they lose the specific skills acquired in their previous jobs and also lose the habits needed to hold down any job." - Janet Yellen

"Not only do African students deserve excellent universities, they deserve good elementary and secondary schools, too - and then, to have access to ongoing vocational and job training to ensure their skills remain as relevant as possible to African organizations." - Richard Attias

"I have very good knife skills. I learned to butcher on my second job - I was 18 years old. Every other day we would break down six legs of veal." - Tom Colicchio

"I think that if you keep your eyes and your ears open and you are receptive to learning, there are skills you can get from any job at all." - Cat Deeley

"If two very different people pool their DNA, they'll create more genetic variety, and their young will come to the job of parenting with a wider array of skills." - Helen Fisher

"NAFTA recognizes the reality of today's economy - globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity." - John F Kerry

"Work is a different type of pursuit than relationships. You can't take the skills that you know that have gotten you into that great school or into that great job and apply them to your relationships." - Tracy Mcmillan

"I think anyone about to leave one job not surprisingly would use their knowledge, their experience, their skills drawn from their previous positions to try and earn a living in the future. That's what happens in all interviews." - Geoff Hoon

"How do you make your company a good place to work in general? That's a really, really, really large and complex set of skills. A lot of it is on-the-job training, combined with excellent mentorship." - Ben Horowitz

"The best solution would be better strategies for more rapid economic growth and getting people jobs and increases in income. You should simply be clear about matching problems and solutions. If the problem is someone can't find a job because they don't have the skills and they need some retraining, extending emergency unemployment isn't going to solve that. You need the job training programs or the skills bills that come out of the House and are sitting in the Senate." - Harry Reid

"Hillary Clinton said we need to bring back vocational education in high school. We need to support community colleges. We need to make sure that people who are not going to finish college have a job waiting for them and the skills to do the job. These are all - have become fairly standard Democratic policy positions." - George Packer

"Social-enterprise employees earn wages and pay taxes, reducing their recidivism rates and dependence on government assistance. They also receive crucial on-the-job training, job-readiness skills, literacy instruction and, if necessary, the counseling and mental-health services they need to move into the mainstream workforce." - George R Roberts

"There are millions of women who are trapped in lower-paying jobs and don't have the skills for a higher-paying job, and don't have the money or the time to access the higher education that they need for a better job." - Marco Rubio

"While social media skills were once a 'nice-to-have,' accreditation in the space is becoming a requirement for many of these job titles. Hiring managers and job seekers are realizing that printing stacks of resumes is turning passe, and social media is rising as the new way of generating real-time networking opportunities." - Ryan Holmes

"It's time for male leaders to not only ask for binders of qualified women, but to re-write the definition of 'qualified.' The best man for the job, may in fact, be a woman, whose biography is not traditional, but is rich with experiences and skills that are not necessarily learned either in school or on the job." - Madeleine M Kunin

"My tennis skills are okay." - Enrique Iglesias

"My high school guidance counselor, Mrs. Inverholl, once had me take an aptitude test to figure out my future. The number one job recommendation for my set of skills was an air traffic accident investigator, of which there are fewer than fifty in the world. The number two job was a museum curator for Chinese-American studies. The number three job was a circus clown." - Jodi Picoult

"I don't even have any good skills. You know like nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills. Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills!" - Jon Heder

"Killing time is not an easy job." - Haruki Murakami

"One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism!" - T.L. Osborn

"As an actor, I'll take any job." - Maria Thayer

"The best acting job in the world." - Nancy Cartwright

"The writer's job is to get naked..." - Harry Crews

"Obviously music is my first job." - Alesha Dixon

"Film-making is a physically hard job." - Alan Parker

"It's an acting job - acting natural." - Alistair Cooke

"My first job was, like, McDonald's." - Swae Lee

"Rent' was my first professional job, ever." - Aaron Tveit

"Certainly being governor is an important job" - Marco Rubio

"'Rent' was my first professional job, ever." - Aaron Tveit

"Professionalism: It's NOT the job you DO, It's HOW you DO the job." - Anonymous

"We have to make sure everyone in California has a great job. A fantastic job!" - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"It's not your job to get people to like you, it's your job to like people." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"It's not my job to look beautiful. It's my job to look interesting." - Martha Graham

"It's not so much what the job gives you, it's what you give to the job." - Denis Waitley

"If I lost my job, I'd get a job at McDonald's." - Robert Kiyosaki

"I feel very grateful. I wasn't raised with money. My parents were schoolteachers; I was raised on a small farm. It never dawned on me that I would have a job that someone would pay me to do. Much less a job like this. It would be ridiculous if I had any complaints about it. And look - I've had the opportunity to learn an entirely new set of skills, and I'm bringing them to the work I'm doing now in filmmaking." - Paul Marcarelli

"We must return immigration to a logical, orderly process where people fill out their applications and wait for approval. We must make sure illegal immigrants stop storming our borders. We must establiesh the correct criteria, such as our need for certain job skills or education, for granting the right to immigrate into the United States." - Ross Perot

"For me, haute couture is a necessity. I never would have done this job were it not for haute couture. It is a comfort, a security. I almost feel it is our duty to continue. Haute couture is France. We have to keep all the skills and craftmanship alive." - Christian Lacroix

"I'm all for reforming our higher education system, in the 21st century, to have the skills you need for a middle-class job, you need higher education of some form or fashion. It may not be a four-year degree. The problem is he just wants to pour that additional money into the broken, existing system." - Marco Rubio

"I kind of know what my job is, it's to develop a message that's hopeful and optimistic about the future of the country, to develop ideas that will give people a sense that they can lift up, and to tell them about my leadership skills to make it so." - Jeb Bush

"I'm pleased we are going to be able to offer job opportunities to so many deserving young people. When we provide youth of all abilities and backgrounds with the experience and skills they need to succeed, we build a brighter future for young people and a stronger Ontario economy." - Brad Duguid

"I like to take chances on people, and whenever possible, promote from within - it sends a great message to everyone in the company when someone demonstrates a passion for the job and leadership skills at every step along the way and is rewarded with a leadership role." - Richard Branson

"I think we both need to work on our communication skills. (Kiara) I tried that once. (Nykyrian) And? (Kiara) Darling told me that I could never hold a job as a suicide counselor or hostage negotiator. He said my failure rate would become the stuff of legends. (Nykyrian)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Teacher cannot solve or heal all student stress. The teacher can be vigilant in trying to guide the child toward solutions;but the teacher's job in relation to this stress is ultimately to help the child learn to manage his or her own stress wisely. In accomplishing this, the teacher mentors higher academic learning by removing distracting stress, and teaches valuable life-survival skills." - Michael Gurian

"If start-up activity is the true engine of job creation in America, one thing is clear: our current educational system is acting as the brakes. Simply put, from kindergarten through undergraduate and grad school, you learn very few skills or attitudes that would ever help you start a business." - Michael Ellsberg

"Employees hate meetings because they reveal that self-promotion, sycophancy, dissimulation and constantly talking nonsense in a loud confident voice are more impressive than merely being good at the job - and it is depressing to lack these skills but even more depressing to discover one's self using them." - Michael Foley

"The United States is probably the most [socially] mobile society in the history of the world. The virtues that are most valuable in it are diligence, discipline, ambition, and a willingness to take risks. Education and credentials are most important in government; elsewhere most skills are learned on the job." - George Gilder

"In life, you're supposed to get wiser, so as an actor, even just through your own life experiences, you're already richer as a person and have more to pull on. And this job is great for the places it takes you to, the things it makes you interested in and the skills you get to learn." - Elaine Cassidy

"This investment will provide capital to help high-potential start-up companies transition from product development to market entry, while also providing skills training to help them position themselves to be more attractive to investors and commercial partners. We are pleased to support the entrepreneurial community in southern Ontario and contribute to economic growth and job creation." - Gary Goodyear

"A barrister's job is to put the case for the defense as effectively and clearly as would his client if he had an advocate's skills. The barrister's belief or disbelief in the truth of the story is irrelevant: it's for the jury to decide this often difficult question." - John Mortimer

"The unemployed in Greece can get a voucher and choose a training program somewhere in Europe to be retrained during this crisis and when this crisis is over, we make sure that that person hasn't fallen off the cliff and can come back into the labor market with new skills to find a job." - George Papandreou

"In an Indian kitchen, the focus is on getting the job or dish done right in whatever way possible; however, in a French kitchen there's a clear hierarchy, and a chef has to know where their skills are and not go beyond them." - Manish Dayal

"As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently." - Jim Evans

"One thing for me that modeling definitely did was that you go to do a different job every day, and you are working with a completely new team of people. You have to learn how to talk to people and how to creatively achieve the same goals. I think it just hones your people skills." - Cat Deeley

"I do think that a school day that matches the work day makes a lot of difference for working families, but the big driver of this effort is education. Period. We have a lot of students not gaining the skills they need, and it is pretty clear that school does not offer enough time to get that job done." - Chris Gabrieli

"On 'Idol,' Steven Tyler will be sitting at a table with two other judges, and part of his job will be keeping his yap zipped while they talk. This makes no sense at all, since Tyler has zero yap-zipping skills." - Rob Sheffield

"Certain people are just saying, 'Look, I'm a businessperson and I have to run a business effectively and I want people who are going to do the job, who have the training and the education and the personality traits - the soft skills.'" - William Julius Wilson

"My focus and that of all members of the Government responsible for delivering services to the public is to make sure that the public sector can use all the skills it needs to do the job the public wants it to do." - Estelle Morris

"There are people in the public sector with a range of experiences that have no equivalent in business, but are essential to governing, like keeping a kid in school or helping someone get and hold a job. The value of those skills can't easily be measured against a bottom line." - Dee Dee Myers

"There are some older workers - probably a lot - who simply don't have the skills or the wherewithal to do a certain kind of job. There, it's up to the worker to go out and bring themselves up to speed and do it in an aggressive way, do it as quickly as possible." - Nick Corcodilos

"Remember, the word "discrimination" isn't always pejorative. When an employer discriminates because an older worker lacks certain kinds of skills that are important in the market today, then it's almost a legitimate form of discrimination because the employer is just trying to figure out who can actually get the job done." - Nick Corcodilos

"Unemployment insurance was meant to be a bridge for temporary spells of unemployment. The bad news is all the evidence is that the longer you have unemployment insurance, the longer people stay out of work, their skills erode. The job they ultimately get pays less. And that's not to their benefit." - Harry Reid

"I think one of my big skills is making unlikable characters likable or real in some way. No matter how hateful people are, there's always something vulnerable about them, or something that you can understand or relate to. I think that's my job as an actress - to find those." - Allison Janney

"Education is the foundation of success. Just as scholastic skills are vitally important, so are financial skills and communication skills." - Robert Kiyosaki

"In running Wilson Sonsini, it's all people-to-people skills. Those people-to-people skills translate into diplomatic skills." - John Roos

"People who know what they want and why they want it, and have the skills to communicate that to others in a way that gains support" - Warren G. Bennis

"Hire for character, train for skills." - Michael Josephson

"Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Skills make you rich, not theories." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Entrepreneurship without skills limits your growth potential." - Strive Masiyiwa

"Skills are common. Talent is rare." - Colin Clark

"Build your skills not your resume." - Sheryl Sandberg

"Skills are cheap; chemistry is expensive." - Mal Pancoast

"Skills are freedom. Get skilled up!" - Pat Falvey

"Action is just one of my skills." - Hiroyuki Sanada

"My court skills may have atrophied." - David E Kelley

"Continue to study and learn new skills." - Edie Mcclurg

"We need foreign skills to stay competitive." - Hassanal Bolkiah

"Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy" - Jim Rohn

"I apologize for my terrible interview skills." - Heath Ledger

"My skills are musical, not lyrical." - Brian Wilson

"I have no known marketable skills." - Donald E Westlake

"The Problem is: many terrific women have made themselves overqualified for the job of wife, because many men are looking for a woman with 'receptionist-level wife skills', not 'CEO-level wife skills'. Meaning: If a woman doesn't hang on a man's every word, is too independent, challenges his leadership, wants to create her own hours, demands emotional raises, then there won't be as many openings for the kind of wife position she is seeking. One of the big problems with marriages in the nineties: no room for two husbands." - Karen Salmansohn

"Political job is not a business job but it is a job of the people who have generous heart who want to help others with their views." - Khem Veasna

"You don't hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills." - Herb Kelleher

"Get on yo job little man this ain't Saturday" - J Cole

"The leader's main job is to make themselves obsolete." - Laozi

"Companies don't give job security. Only satisfied customers do." - Jack Welch

"Job can be anyone. Yahweh can be everyone's God!" - Robert Alden

"A writer's job is to cultivate what can go wrong." - Chuck Palahniuk

"My job is to help you fall in love." - Ray Bradbury

"My job is mostly to entertain and be funny." - Rosie O'Donnell

"My job is quite suitable for full-time mothering" - Mare Winningham

"The dignity is in the worker, not in the job." - Howard Fast

"That's my job - to make sure everything is great." - Steve Jobs

"If you face a man's job, find a woman!" - John F Kennedy

"Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them." - Adlai Stevenson

"My job is to stop Britain going red." - Margaret Thatcher

"One man's crappy software is another man's full time job." - Jessica Gaston

"Working without safety is a dead-end job." - Anonymous

"My mind works... two boobs never get me a job." - Erma Bombeck

"It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish." - J R R Tolkien

"I got a good job in a punchbowl." - Gina Barberi

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle

"Being a parent is the hardest job ever in life." - Nicole Ari Parker

"Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done." - Al Bernstein

"Our job is to bring the dead facts to life." - William Bernbach

"Nowadays, there's no such thing as a stable job." - Andy Serkis

"I've never had to compromise myself for a job, ever." - Gary Sinise

"The media's job is to question a premise." - Joey Skaggs

"My job is to throw passes and be a leader." - Brett Favre

"I'll take my clothes off - whatever the job requires." - Tom Felton

"Managing your own property can be a full-time job." - Robert Kiyosaki

"It's not my job to want you or not want you. It's not my job to earn you." - Rainbow Rowell

"No matter what the job description says, your real job is to make the boss look good." - Lois Wyse

"I always thought acting was all lights, camera, action. It's a job; you have to do your job correctly." - Corey Haim

"I enjoy playing other people. It's a great job and it's challenging. I couldn't do a desk job." - Christopher Parker

"The job in Wisconsin was the first genuine offer of an academic job in a university which I received." - Stephen Cole Kleene

"Some crafts have been practiced for centuries. These crafts were created using skills passed from generation to generation, and were motivated by necessity such as baskets and pottery, or artistic expression, such as more baskets and more pottery. Today, there is a much more leisurely attitude toward crafting, and virtually anyone without a job and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters." - Amy Sedaris

"I feel that I have a certain amount of experience and I'm still learning so much. But a director's job is so vast; they have so much to do with the preparation. You have to be great with all kinds of personalities and you have to be very patient, there's a lot of skills I'm not sure if I have. So I don't know if I'm ready to direct, but who knows what the future has." - Jason Statham

"I've always learned on-the-job, in real time. A problem comes up; I research it, and try to solve it. You can't study to be an entrepreneur; you have to develop those skills day in day out. All entrepreneurial experiences are related, whether you're selling worm poop to Wal-Mart or a grade tracking application to the public elementary school system. In the end, it's all very similar." - Tom Szaky

"The Youth Employment Fund is helping Ontario's young people build valuable skills and access job opportunities that will lay the groundwork for successful careers. I'm thrilled that more than 10,000 youth of all abilities and backgrounds have already benefited from this important program and I look forward to our impressive team of Employment Ontario partners continuing to work with businesses across the province to help young people build a brighter future for Ontario." - Brad Duguid

"If you are unskilled and uneducated, your job is going south. Skilled workers, educated people are going to do fine 'cause those are the kinds of jobs NAFTA is going to create. If we are going to start rewarding no skills and stupid people, I'm serious, let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do - let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work." - Rush Limbaugh



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