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Let's Talk About Skills, Baby showcases inspiring people sharing their stories about what skills make them successful, how they developed those skills, and their innovative approaches to improving skills-based hiring and learning around the world. Come learn what skills you need to live your best life!

Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby Kelly Ryan Bailey

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Let's Talk About Skills, Baby showcases inspiring people sharing their stories about what skills make them successful, how they developed those skills, and their innovative approaches to improving skills-based hiring and learning around the world. Come learn what skills you need to live your best life!

    Renaming Soft Skills to Human Skills

    Renaming Soft Skills to Human Skills

    The Skill: Human skills, that cannot be easily replicated or taught. The ones that continue to make us relevant as technology improves and machines take over many jobs.
    This week, we’re diving into Season 2 Episode 14 of Let’s Talk About Skills Baby. In this episode host, Kelly Ryan Bailey speaks with Leonor Stjepic, CEO of Montessori Group about what she calls essential life skills or human skills. Just so we’re clear, these skills Leonor is referring to are often labeled “soft skills,” however, she is very passionate about changing that vernacular.
    In her experience hiring, she says she has never picked a candidate because of their hard skills or credentials, she picks them for who they are.
    Key Takeaway: A technical skill might help you get a job, but a human skill helps you keep the job, and ultimately grow in the job.
    Learn more at skillsbaby.com/gotskills
    Got Skills is produced by Growth Network Podcasts
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    • 8 min
    Adding Caretaking To Your Resume

    Adding Caretaking To Your Resume

    The Skill: Caretaking is a professional skill. Period.
    This week we’re diving into Season 2 Episode 9 of Let’s Talk About Skills Baby. In this episode host, Kelly Ryan Bailey speaks with Riccarda Zezza, CEO of Lifeed. Lifeed is the only learning platform in the world that transforms life transitions and care activities such as parenting, caring for an elderly person, or going through a crisis, into opportunities to train workplace skills.
    Riccarda explains some of the skills that stand out as key learnings from parenthood, and how they directly build essential professional skills. Now, if you’re scratching your head trying to figure out how cleaning spit up or taming a temper tantrum has prepared you for your next job, tune in to learn how!
    Key Takeaway: The more you can see your time spent caretaking as an asset, not a distraction, the more you can tell the complete story of your skills, and more importantly of who you are.
    Learn more at skillsbaby.com/gotskills
    Got Skills is produced by Growth Network Podcasts
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    • 10 min
    Leveraging Life Skills And Marketing Yourself As A Generalist

    Leveraging Life Skills And Marketing Yourself As A Generalist

    The Skill: Framing Your Life Skills As Professional Skills
    This week, we’re diving into Season 2 Episode 5 of Let’s Talk About Skills Baby. In this episode host, Kelly Ryan Bailey interviewed Omer Molad, who is the co-founder and CEO of Vervoe, a computer software company that helps organizations make great hiring decisions based on how well candidates can do a job, rather than how good they look on paper.
    Omer discusses why being a generalist rather than a specialist, can be more helpful in the long run of your career, and how you can showcase your life skills as professional skills.
    Key Takeaway: Your past performance isn’t necessarily a predictor of your future success. It’s the collection of skills you’ve honed over time and how you apply them to a new role that determines your success.
    Learn more at skillsbaby.com/gotskills
    Got Skills is produced by Growth Network Podcasts
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    • 9 min
    Framing Your Skills To A Potential Employer

    Framing Your Skills To A Potential Employer

    The Skill: Talking about your skills with a hiring manager
    This week, we’re diving into Season 2 Episode 4 of Let’s Talk About Skills Baby. On this episode, host Kelly Ryan Bailey interviewed Cynthia Hansen who is the head of the Adecco Group Foundation. Being able to frame the skills you have from past experiences to someone who has not worked with you before or is not familiar with your industry, is really important.
    In order to craft the story of your skills, you have to take a critical look at all of the collective personal and professional experiences you’ve had and identify what skills and behaviors you used in each. That way, you can consider and highlight what skills best demonstrate your potential for success in the specific opportunity you are after, and arrange them in an easy-to-follow narrative order.
    Key Takeaway: Sharing your skills story doesn’t only occur in job interviews. The ability to talk about your skills also helps you write a much more effective resume and cover letter!
    Learn more at skillsbaby.com/gotskills
    Got Skills is produced by Growth Network Podcasts
    Subscribe to Got Skills wherever you get your podcasts to continue listening!

    • 7 min
    Got Skills? Check Out The Trailer For Our New Podcast!

    Got Skills? Check Out The Trailer For Our New Podcast!

    Introducing our newest podcast from the Skills Baby Team!
    Skills talk is hard. Talking about what you do why you’re good at it is a challenge for most people at all stages of their careers. Introducing, “Got Skills,” a podcast where we explore how to understand the skills you’ve got and talk about them with other people. We’ll help you breeze through the next family reunion, interview, or mentorship opportunity by better understanding your skills and how to talk about them!
    Learn more at https://my.captivate.fm/skillsbaby.com/gotskills%C2%A0 (skillsbaby.com/gotskills )
    Got Skills is produced by https://www.growthnetworkpodcasts.com/ (Growth Network Podcasts )

    • 1 min
    Season 2 Recap and Exciting Announcement!

    Season 2 Recap and Exciting Announcement!

    Season two of Let's Talk About Skills, Baby featured guests from all around the world who are all making an impact on the future of skills. On this special bonus episode, Kelly is joined by Producer Sari Weinerman to discuss the reoccurring themes throughout the season and share some exciting announcements.
    The most prominent themes across the 19 interviews we did this season were social-emotional learning, transferable skills across industries, re-imagining education systems, and achieving equity through skills-based hiring. Get a glimpse at what we learned about these themes, and hear about our new show Got Skills!
    Takeaways:
    (6:00) “Learning happens all the time in every interaction that you have. I feel like this moment, not only will teach parents, that learning is happening all the time, but that we can start checking in with students' emotions.”
    (12:00) “Skills are something that you don't just pick up one time and you know, it forever. I tend to use the analogy of either parenting or playing sports, I didn't just pick up a basketball and become amazing at basketball that day, I worked at it every day for years. And as a parent, you're working at those skills every day, all the time at home and at work.”
    (18:00) “For a person applying to a job right now, remember that the systems are set up to read basic skill information from your CV or resume, and on there are your basics, it's your education, it's the last jobs you held...Is that really a true picture of what you're capable of? No is the answer it's not a good picture, and that's such a shame.”

    Skillsbaby.com/gotskills

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

MG-PDX ,

What an inspiring podcast on Skills!

This is such a great podcast! Each episode has interesting and unique guests with expertise and insights on skills development. Kelly is a fantastic interviewer and keeps the conversation engaging and reflective. I've found the podcast thought provoking, challenging and inspiring. 

I would highly recommend this to anyone in the professional world of workforce development, higher education, tech and/or training and development but really anyone interested in skills and workers. 

Lfaulk ,

Loving the podcast!

As a skills / workforce data nerd, I am really enjoying this podcast! Thank you for these thoughtful conversations with some real leaders!

LFloren ,

Great concept

These are great conversations with experienced guests - people whose careers have been built by developing other people. There are definitely some useful nuggets of wisdom in each episode.

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