Workforce Development News – August 8, 2011

By on August 8, 2011
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State of St. Louis Workforce: Moving Forward

Attend the third annual State of the St. Louis Workforce event and hear regional thought leaders as they respond to the latest workforce research & intelligence. This seminar is sponsored by St. Louis Community College and the Missouri Career Centers.
This Wednesday, August 10, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Continental Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Program at 8:00 a.m. Admission is free, but reservations are requested (contact mpowell94@stlcc.edu).
http://STLCC.edu/stlworkforce

Three Questions for Effective Feedback

“Here’s an easy process to counteract our tendency to avoid seeking out other people’s opinions of our attitudes and behaviors. We know feedback is seldom as bad as we have imagined in our heads. The key is to begin the process sooner than later.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hbsfaculty/2011/08/three-questions-for-effective-feedback.html

Email Is (Still) Important And Here Is Why

“Social media is more than a buzzword. It’s now a lifestyle decision for a lot of companies. So, where does this leave email?”
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/07/25/email-is-still-important-and-here-is-why/

Hiring? Don’t Make the 7 Most Common Interview Mistakes

“Interview mistakes aren’t limited to job candidates; interviewers make lots of mistakes too.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/small-biz-advice/hiring-dont-make-the-7-most-common-interview-mistakes/3438

7 Ways Job Seekers Self-Destruct

“Make any one of the following seven mistakes while being courted for a job in today’s competitive market and you can kiss your chances of getting a job offer good bye.”
http://www.cio.com/article/686132/7_Ways_Job_Seekers_Self_Destruct

5 Things You Should Say at Work Today

http://www.bnet.com/blog/small-biz-advice/5-things-you-should-say-at-work-today/3400

How to Navigate the Unstable Job Market

“The economy is still unstable. For those looking for jobs, competition will remain high. From those who have jobs, a lot will be expected. Because this is our current economic reality, we have no choice but to continue to adapt to it. Job seekers must continue to find ways to set themselves apart from other applicants, and job holders must continue to prove their worth to their employers.”
http://www.theworkbuzz.com/career-advice/unstable-job-market/

18 Tips to Ace Your Job Interview

“Finding a job in today’s economy is difficult. Simply searching for a job opportunity is tough enough. Throw in the dreaded job interview and difficult becomes downright stressful. However, it is possible to alleviate some of the stress. Here are 18 tips:”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2011/08/01/18-tips-to-ace-your-job-interview

Top 30 Careers in Missouri with the Best Outlook (MERIC)

http://www.missourieconomy.org/pdfs/rr_top25_st2011.pdf

Classic American Road Trip theme for Windows 7

“Grab your cat-eye sunglasses and jump in the station wagon! Summer is here and it’s time for an all-American road trip. This free theme for Windows 7 takes you back to the age of vintage cars, Route 66, and cheap gasoline. Classic American scenery provided. Bring your own lemonade and picnic basket.” Also links to four other scenic themes.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/american-road-trip-theme

Special Focus: A practical guide to creating learning slide shows

Part 1: Using packaged slide shows as a learning tool and the many ways these may be developed and deployed
http://onlignment.com/2011/03/a-practical-guide-to-creating-learning-slide-shows-part-1/
Part 2: The slides
http://onlignment.com/2011/03/a-practical-guide-to-creating-learning-slide-shows-part-2-the-slides/
Part 3: Narration
http://onlignment.com/2011/03/a-practical-guide-to-creating-learning-slide-shows-part-3-the-narration/
Part 4: Distribution
http://onlignment.com/2011/04/a-practical-guide-to-creating-learning-slide-shows-part-4-%e2%80%93-distribution/

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare

About Richard Schumacher

Richard is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He has over 25 years experience in technology, instructional design, eLearning, training, web content, IT consulting, and business performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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