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Interviewing and Soft Skills

Professional Development Services, Inc., in Sikeston, Missouri, helps reformed citizens merge into society through our proven eight-week training program that includes job and interview skills. In addition to working directly with employers to find our clients suitable employment, our initiatives are approved by the Missouri Credentialing Board.


Pivotal Training Programs

The key to the successes of our clients comes from our eight-week training program. Individuals learn new skill sets, social skills, and the essentials of how to interview for a job. We teach them how to become employable as reformed individuals in the working world. Over the years, we've expanded our classes based on developing fields and to keep in step with the Internet age.

An Uncommon Agency

Though not a traditional staffing agency, we have direct relationships with employers who hire our clients. We talk with business owners about our clients to discuss their skills and how far they've come. We also vouch for their character and provide six months to one year of mentoring for new employees to give them the necessary support to be successful. Our clients can even come back to receive additional training as their job opportunities grow. We have many clients who have successfully found jobs in the corporate world, thanks to our innovative support system.

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Employment Staffing

Who we are? Professional Development Services, Inc, the premier, programs, and training services. PDS has revolutionized the employment and temporary agency business. PDS Employment offers and provides you with the best trained employees; we don’t pull our employees off the streets to fill positions, unlike our competitors. We train our employees for a career employment opportunity with established and growing companies/organizations.

Our employees attend an eight week training program prior to being placed in any employment position with our clients. We believe a well trained employee makes a great fit for your company / organization industry. The most important skills to have in today’s workforce are soft skills. We train our employees to develop their soft skills to become productive in today’s workforce. These skills are very valuable to employers that are looking for disciplined employees.

As I mentioned before, unlike our competitors, we will not send you individuals directly from the streets just to fill your positions. During the 8 weeks of training, we can determine the Emotional Intelligence of each candidate. There are various characters we look for in each individual; class participation, arriving to class on time, getting along with others in the class room and meeting the expectation of the program: communicating, listening networking and respecting authority.

D. Martin, Sr.


Services we offer along with the training classes

10 Soft Skills You Need
Administrative Office Procedures
(Available 12/1/2015)
Administrative Support
Anger Management
Appreciative Inquiry
Assertiveness And Self-Confidence
Attention Management
Basic Bookkeeping
Being A Likeable Boss
Body Language Basics
Budgets And Financial Reports
Business Acumen
Business Ethics
Business Etiquette
Business Succession Planning
Business Writing
Call Center Training
Change Management
Civility In The Workplace
Coaching And Mentoring
Collaborative Business Writing
Communication Strategies
Conducting Annual Employee Reviews
(Available 3/1/2016)
Conflict Resolution
Creating a Great Webinar
Creative Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Delivering Constructive Criticism
Developing a Lunch and Learn
Developing Corporate Behavior
Developing Creativity
Developing New Managers
Digital Citizenship
Emotional Intelligence
Employee Motivation
Employee Onboarding
Employee Recognition
Employee Recruitment
Employee Termination Processes
(Available 6/1/2016)
Entrepreneurship

Event Planning
Executive and Personal Assistants
Facilitation Skills
Generation Gaps
Goal Setting and Getting Things Done
Handling a Difficult Customer
Health and Wellness at Work
High Performance Teams (Inside the Company)
(Available 4/1/2016)
High Performance Teams (Remote Workforce)
(Available 7/1/2016)
Hiring Strategies
Human Resource Management
Improving Mindfulness
Improving Self-Awareness
Increasing Your Happiness
Internet Marketing Fundamentals
Interpersonal Skills
Job Search Skills
Knowledge Management
Leadership And Influence
Lean Process And Six Sigma 
Life Coaching Essentials
(Available 9/1/2016)
Manager Management
Managing Workplace Anxiety
Marketing Basics
Measuring Results From Training
Media And Public Relations
Meeting Management
Middle Manager
Millennial Onboarding
mLearning Essentials
(Available 1/1/2016)
Motivating Your Sales Team
Multi-Level Marketing
(Available 8/1/2016)

Negotiation Skills
Networking (Outside the Company)
(Available 5/1/2016)
Networking Within the Company
Office Politics For Managers
Organizational Skills
Overcoming Sales Objections
Performance Management
Personal Branding
Personal Productivity
Presentation Skills
Project Management
Proposal Writing
Prospecting and Lead Generation
(Available 2/1/2016)
Public Speaking
Risk Assessment and Management
Safety In The Workplace
Sales Fundamentals
Social Intelligence
Social Learning
Social Media In The Workplace
Stress Management
Supervising Others
Supply Chain Management
Talent Management
Team Building For Managers Teamwork And Team Building
Telephone Etiquette
(Available 10/1/2015)
Telework And Telecommuting
Time Management
Trade Show Staff Training
Train-The-Trainer
Virtual Team Building And Management
Women in Leadership
(Available 11/1/2015)
Work-Life Balance
Workplace Diversity
Workplace Harassment
Workplace Violence