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    The Skills Win! App and Playbook

    November 26, 2013

    Photo: Sebastian Blanco

    NEW YORK CITY -- On November 7, 2013 Dr. Bill Coplin, the Skills Professor, and Director of the Public Affairs Program at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, hosted a talk on “It’s the Skills, Stupid!” The talk was held in Manhattan, at the historic Syracuse University Lubin House. Dr. Coplin introduced the Skills Win! App and his latest book, Skills Win! A Playbook for Career Success. The talk focused on the skills job seekers need to master, in order to be successful in any career field. 

    The Skills Win! App and Playbook are based on the idea that all careers require competence in 10 crucial Skill Sets.

    The Skills Win! App sums up the secrets of career success, packaged neatly into an app that will help people improve their careers and their lives. The Skills Win! App provides a variety of ways to learn and experience the content through videos, interactive self-assessment tools, descriptions, and game changers and actions to practice.  

    With individual instruction from Coplin, the Skills Professor, job seekers are able to take a self assessment to get real with what they need to focus on. He's tough, encouraging, and "in your face" about what you need to do to succeed. It's like having your own personal trainer in the Skills gymnasium, to bulk up your skills to succeed in your career, regardless of your profession. Another valuable part of the app is the fresh content - audio podcasts, blogs, and live events each month, including social chats with Coplin, where users can join in on the conversation and connect with others who are working the skills.

    A companion to the app, the Skills Win!: A Playbook for Career Success is an action-oriented guide that provides instruction on the 10 Skills Sets, and all 38 Skills. There are practical steps to developing a skills improvement program, including game changers, helpful tips, and anecdotes from Coplin’s extensive experience in helping job seekers achieve successful careers.

    "It’s not what you know," says Dr. Coplin, "it’s what you can do. Get skills and get the career you’ve always wanted."

    For images from the event, please visit the Skills Win Facebook page.

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    Contact: Sebastian Blanco

    About Dr. Bill Coplin
    Recipient of the L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, Dr. Coplin has taught over 11,500 students during his tenure the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, as well as been a pioneer in education reform in New York State, and at National levels. With 50 years of experiences, Dr. Coplin has written articles for USA Today, for the educational websites of Newsweek Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, along with authoring over 100 books and articles. Dr. Coplin has written widely, about citizenship, “doing good,” public policy, political risk analysis, social science education, and international relations.
    Follow Dr. Coplin, the Skills Professor on Twitter @ProfCoplin and get plugged in at