Upcoming Events:

  • Montgomery County Extension Grassroots Meeting

    Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 5340 Atlanta Hwy., Montgomery AL 36109
    Calendar: ACES Community Resource Development
    08/05 - Montgomery County Extension Grassroots Meeting
  • Estate Planning

    Time: 5:30 AM -
    Location: 188 County Road 30; Kellyton, AL; Peace and Goodwill Community Life Center
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    08/19 - Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning

    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: 819 Cook Avenue
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    08/19 - Estate Planning
  • Teacher Training

    Time: 3:00 PM -
    Location: Frank Green Building Auditorium, 415 Fifth Ave. East Oneonta, AL 35121
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
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    09/09 - Teacher Training
  • Starting A Business From Scratch

    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: 701 Government St. Mobile Al.
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    09/10 - Starting A Business From Scratch
  • Business Economics/Marketing

    Time: 1:00 PM -
    Location: 701 Government St. Mobile Al. 36602
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    09/10 - Business Economics/Marketing
  • Developing a Short and Long Term Business Plan

    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: 701 Government St. Mobile Al. 36602
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    09/11 - Developing a Short and Long Term Business Plan
  • Business Bookkeeping/Taxes

    Time: 1:00 PM -
    Location: 701 Government St. Mobile Al. 36602
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    09/11 - Business Bookkeeping/Taxes
  • Repairing Your Credit Score

    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: 701 Government St. Mobile Al. 36602
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    09/17 - Repairing Your Credit Score
  • Unemployment Workshop

    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: 701 Government St. Mobile Al. 36602
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    09/18 - Unemployment Workshop
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Alabama Extension Offering Alabama Cottage Food Law Training

​The first training aimed at helping Alabama entrepreneurs … comply with Alabama’s new Cottage... more

ADVICE FOR NEW BEGINNING FARMERS

(NEW COMMERCIAL HORTICULTURE BLOG SERIES - SUBSCRIBE AT https://sites.aces.edu/group/commhort/blog/) … Many beginning or new... more

Food Entrepreneur Conference, Feb. 27-28 in Prattville

​As an aspiring food entrepreneur, you may offer the best food … products on... more

Two-Generation Farm Business Workshops Scheduled for February

​For many families working to transfer a farming operation … from one generation to... more

Alabama Mississippi Tourism Conference Provides Participants with New and Innovative Ideas

Participants attending the 2013 Alabama-Mississippi Tourism Conference in Guntersville, Ala., learned numerous ways to bring in tourists to their rural... more

ACES Efforts in TAA Program Result in Positive Economic Impacts for Participants and Communities

Alabama Cooperative Extension System-sponsored training targeting Alabama producers adversely affected by unfair trade practices generated an economic impact of almost... more

Building a Strong Foundation for Green Industry Businesses

Garden centers, nursery operations and landscape businesses face many of the same challenges as other small businesses. But Bethany... more

Certified Horticultural Retailer Training Program Announces Fall Classes

Garden center employees often need additional technical training to better serve their customers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System launched... more

Ag in Action" Presented to Public

A large group attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a unique project at the Cherokee County Career and Tech Center (Tech... more

Judge Hachett to Speak at Leadership Conference at Auburn University

Judge Glenda A. Hatchett of the two-time Emmy nominated, nationally syndicated show Judge Hatchett, will be the keynote luncheon speaker... more


Job Search! Marketable Skills

Job Search

This publication is the first in our Job Search series designed to help you prepare for a job search. Taking a good look at your skills, values, and interests is an important first step in any job search. Consider all three factors when you make a decision about your future. This publication focuses on marketable skills and takes you through the skill identification process. Other publications in this series discuss how values and interests relate to careers.

Skills are abilities that make it possible to perform tasks. Marketable skills are abilities that are in great demand in the labor market. Regardless of your level of work experience and even if you are looking for a first job, you have valuable skills. There is, however, a difference between a skill and a marketable skill. For example, a machinist who has just been laid off after 15 years of working on a lathe possesses skills. However, because he or she worked on a lathe that is rarely used today, the machinist will need to get training on modern equipment to acquire the marketable skills necessary to use today's technology and get another job. Marketable skills may change over time depending on employers needs. Employers are more likely to hire job applicants with marketable skills, especially when there is a shortage of qualified workers. Unfortunately, many people are not sure about the skills they possess and miss opportunities to showcase their abilities during job interviews. Others may choose jobs that do not match their abilities.   more...


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