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5 Ways to Boost Training Consultant Productivity

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jul 6, 2018 10:10:00 AM

 

CONTRACT TRAINING CONSULTANT TIPS

As a consultant, you may find yourself juggling many different clients and projects at one time. If you don’t stay organized and aren’t the best with time management, you may end up becoming overwhelmed. Or maybe you’re trying to figure out how you can get more work done in less time than it normally takes you. Here are some tips that will help boost your productivity as a consultant.

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Topics: contract training consultant, contract trainer success

7 Elements of an Outstanding Learning and Development Professional Resume

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 27, 2018 5:01:39 PM

TIPS FOR CONTRACT TRAINING PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

You’ve likely heard the statistic that a recruiter only spends about six seconds to decide if your resume is worthy of a phone call or email to you. As a Learning and Development Professional, you can take your resume from good to great and stand out from the crowd, by following these guidelines:

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6 Ways to Keep Training Participants Motivated

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 19, 2018 11:13:00 AM


TRAINING CONSULTANT TIPS

Whenever there is an organizational change or a new roll out of products, services or technology training is essential for employees. As a trainer, you may have noticed that although employees may be required to attend training sessions, they may not always be the biggest fans of them.

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Topics: corporate training programs, contract training consultant

How Training Consultants Can Show Not Tell

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 6, 2018 4:26:49 PM

TIPS FOR CONTRACT TRAINING CONSULTANTS

In this digital era, we want things to be quick and easy. Imagine how boring life would be if all we had was text – no photos, illustrations or videos.

The power of visuals is that they can help capture your audience in a way that simple black and white text cannot. They help reinforce key concepts and keep learners engaged throughout a course.

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Thinking About Becoming a Contract Trainer?

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on May 15, 2018 10:37:52 AM

TIPS FROM YOUR CONTRACT TRAINING SPECIALISTS


If you’ve been working in a permanent, full-time learning and development job, going contract can be a huge change. Before you make the leap to a contract training professional role, here are five key things you should know.

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Topics: contract trainer, contract training, contract training consultant, contract trainer success

5 Interview Tips For Training Consultants

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on May 9, 2018 2:41:46 PM

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

There are many common practices to follow when preparing for a job interview – dressing professionally, researching the company, and sending follow-up thank you notes to your interviewer. However, as a contractor, your job interview conversations may go a little differently than someone who is interviewing for a full-time role.

Here are 5 valuable interview tips all consultants should follow.

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Topics: training consultant company, interview questions

4 Reasons Training Professionals Keep Connected

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on May 1, 2018 5:30:00 PM

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

It’s not possible to build a relationship with every recruiter you come across but picking and choosing a handful of recruiters to stay in touch with will prove beneficial to you in the long run. As a Learning and Development consultant, TrainingFolks’ recruiters cater to your niche, which makes it very important that you stay in touch with them and maintain that relationship, even if it is just through a couple of emails throughout the year.

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Topics: learning consultants, contract training, contract trainer success

5 Traits of a Successful Contract Trainer

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Apr 24, 2018 5:20:00 PM

More and more people are beginning to join the contracting world due to the flexibility and scheduling that it offers. With so much competition, how can you stand out? Below are 5 traits that you should take into consideration for contract trainer success.

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Topics: contract training, contract elearning developer, contract training consultant, contract trainer success

3 TIPS FOR CONTRACT TRAINER PROFILE SUCCESS

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Apr 16, 2018 4:51:00 PM

TIPS FROM YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING COMPANY

LinkedIn is a tool that is mutually beneficial for both candidates as well as recruiters. It allows candidates to showcase their skills and enables recruiters to find the best fit talent for projects.

Here are several tips to help you enhance your LinkedIn profile so that recruiters can not only find you but make them want to contact you for their next opportunity!

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Topics: contract trainers, contract trainer, all star profile, contract trainer success

What Do Employees Value? How to Increase Employee Retention

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 29, 2017 9:15:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES


Most successful managers can tell you that there is a big correlation between happy workers and hard workers. Increased workloads, distrusting managers, and unclear goals within organizations have created work environments in which employees feel overworked, undervalued, and disengaged. Employers often have the misconception that paying their employees well will produce great joy and motivation that will result in better work. However, this is not usually the case. Many employers may be surprised to learn that money is not always the biggest motivating factor when it comes to productivity and happiness. 

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Topics: employee retention, employee retention programs, employee engagement